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The Brief: Islamic State and our way of life

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 16:54
The Commission today presented a communication which begs to be translated into more understandable language. Security Commissioner Julian King faced the press and presented a set of new measures to help protect EU citizens against terrorist threats. The measures at aimed at protecting our “public spaces”. This means our way of life.
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What’s next for European socialism?

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 16:52
After bruising electoral defeats in France, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, European socialists are looking at ways of turning their fortunes around. For many of them, the era of 'Grand Coalitions' with right-wing parties is now over.
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TOGETHER for a stronger, progressive family! [Sponsored]

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 16:33
Socialism still has a long way to go. But following recent elections in various European countries, it is clear that progressive forces must regenerate themselves, write Gianni Pittella and Sergei Stanishev. Gianni Pittella is the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, and Sergei Stanishev is the president of the Party of European Socialists. Our […]
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Brexit and the breaking of environmental promises

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 15:18
Brexit will have more immediate impact on the UK’s ability to manage growing stresses on the environment than any other single political development of the past 50 years, writes Tom Burke.
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World’s first floating wind farm opens off the Scottish coast

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 15:09
The world's first floating wind farm started delivering electricity to the Scottish power grid on Wednesday (18 October), and will utilise an innovative battery storage system to provide power to around 20,000 households. EURACTIV’s partner reports.
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It’s high time the Council joins the EU’s Transparency Register rules

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 15:00
The Council of the European Union is one of the most important institutions involved in the EU’s decision-making process. But despite a ruling by the highest EU court and increased demands from civil society, they refuse to sign up to the transparency register, writes Andreas Pavlou.
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EU lawmakers push for better outcomes for metastatic breast cancer patients

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 14:15
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) kills half a million women in the EU every year, yet progress on the quality of life and survival time of MBC patients remains elusive. MEPs addressed the need to improve patient outcomes with a policy roadmap launched on Tuesday (17 October).
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Navracsics: Education policy is tomorrow’s economic policy

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 14:06
Europe's future schools need to be more skills-oriented. Faced with falling education expenditure, member states need to keep focused on their education policy goals to ensure returns on investment, according to EU Education Commissioner Tibor Navracsics.
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Access to medicines: Let’s have better care, for more patients [Sponsored]

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 14:00
Marc-Alexander Mahl is President of Medicines for Europe. Europe’s healthcare model is under pressure. Populations are ageing in Europe – with the number of Europeans aged 65 or over set to rise by 45 million between 2015 and 2050.(1) This brings with it greater healthcare costs: currently, around 50 million EU citizens are estimated to […]
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‘Energy dash for biomass’ risks wasting potential of EU’s bioeconomy

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 13:59
By failing to take a holistic approach and treat the LULUCF and renewable energy dossiers as separate and distinct issues, the EU is slicing Europe’s bioeconomy up like a piece of salami, warns Sylvain Lhôte.
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MEPs reach compromise on posted workers

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 13:55
MEPs adopted the equal pay for equal work principle but the maximum time posted workers are allowed abroad remains unanswered. EURACTIV France reports.
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Blind forces are in play in the Brexit talks

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 11:44
Anxieties and obsessions, arising from historic divisions in the British Conservative Party, have led to an artificially inflexible and brittle interpretation of the meaning of the 2016 Referendum result, writes former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton.
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Parliament poll: Public confidence in the EU is growing

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 11:06
A clear majority of EU citizens now believe that EU membership is good for their country, according to a survey of how they view the EU and its institutions, released on Wednesday (18 October).
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Liberato in Nigeria don Maurizio Pallù, il sacerdote rapito

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 08:54
Lo ha annunciato il ministro degli Esteri Angelino Alfano a Radio Capital. Il missionario era stato sequestrato il 12 ottobre nei pressi di Benin City
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EU-India relations come full-circle

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 07:54
For more than a decade, the EU and India partnership had been slow-moving and fragmented, struggling to maintain momentum. The last EU-India summit however shows EU-India relations have come full circle, writes Gauri Khandekar.
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EU-US Privacy Shield pact to pass first annual review

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 07:51
A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will get the green light from the European Union today (18 October) after the first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans’ data stored on US servers.
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As obstacles to ‘Jamaica’ keep mounting, Europe needs patience with Berlin

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 07:42
For three weeks, Germany’s politics have been frozen while we awaited the result of regional elections in the northwestern Bundesland Lower-Saxony over the weekend. Angela Merkel may now be wishing politics would remain frozen, writes Olaf Boehnke.
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Mission impossible? Merkel’s coalition conundrum just got harder

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 07:20
She has earned a reputation as Europe's chief crisis manager. Now Germany's Angela Merkel must forge a government out of an awkward group of allies bent on nailing down a coalition deal so tight it risks limiting her room to act if crisis strikes again.
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Finnish President: What is a union that cannot provide security for its citizens?

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 07:16
Finland's President Sauli Niinistö does not rule out a common foreign policy, which would make the European Union a global player. In an interview with EURACTIV’s media partner Gazeta Wyborcza, he speaks about security threats on the eastern border and his support for deeper integration in security and defence policy.
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Firms must prepare for hard Brexit, Irish central bank says

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 07:14
It is entirely possible that Britain will leave the European Union without a transition agreement, and companies need to do more to prepare for an abrupt departure, Irish Central Bank Deputy Governor Ed Sibley said yesterday (17 October).
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