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Press freedom in Bulgaria under attack ahead of EU Presidency

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 16:07
Bulgarian opposition parties exposed on Tuesday (12 December) what they see as an attempt to silence and close down media considered unfriendly to the government of Boyko Borissov. Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 January.
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Macron shifts focus away from eurozone reform to court Merkel

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 16:03
French President Emmanuel Macron, concerned that a divisive discussion over eurozone reform might undermine his broader European agenda, has begun prioritizing other areas of EU cooperation, French officials say.
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La telenovela delle tasse Usa da Reagan alle promesse di Trump

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 14:41
Approvata la riforma fiscale di Trump. Ma ecco tutto quello che era successo con le promesse fatte dai presidenti passati.
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Alabama, vince il democratico Doug Jones: sconfitto il candidato di Trump

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 14:33
Dopo un lungo testa a testa che vedeva al comando il rivale repubblicano Roy Moore il risultato si è ribaltato. È la prima volta in 25 anni che un democratico viene eletto al Senato in Alabama
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An EU fund for industrial relations could strengthen Social Europe

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 14:28
On 17 November, EU leaders met with social partners in Gothenburg, Sweden, to discuss how to foster more and better jobs and growth in Europe. Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson, Eva Nordmark and Göran Arrius describe how the EU should now proceed.
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Ireland emerges as big winner of fisheries Council

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 14:03
Fisheries ministers pulled an all-nighter to reach an agreement on fishing limits for 2018, giving Ireland more a €20m windfall. The Council says progress has been made to achieve sustainable management of fish stocks but NGOs say the new limits are above scientific advice. And the industry was caught gate-crashing, again.
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EU announces €9bn in funding for climate action

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 13:01
The European commission has announced funding of €9bn (£8bn) for action on climate change, one of a flurry of measures from governments, businesses and investors aimed at achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement.
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Bendato e arrestato, chi è il ragazzino palestinese simbolo delle proteste

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 12:57
Fawzi al Junaidi, 16 anni è stato arrestato durante gli scontri dopo che Trump ha proclamato Gerusalemme capitale di Israele. Lo scatto ha fatto il giro del mondo
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Poland’s new PM eyes atomic future

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 12:33
Poland is in no hurry to ditch coal power any time soon but the Eastern European country’s new prime minister insists nuclear energy and renewable sources are a part of Poland’s future energy mix.
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Sakharov Prize: Opposition activist lashes out against dictatorship in Venezuela

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 12:18
The wife of a jailed Venezuelan opposition leader lashed out in the European Parliament against the "dictatorship" of the country's leftist president, which she said has imprisoned the whole nation.
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EU research looks into large-scale integration of renewables

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 09:49
EDF and EirGrid, the leading French and Irish energy companies, have won €20 million under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme to develop ways of integrating large amounts of intermittent renewable energy sources into the electricity grid.
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US, EU want cuts to UN budget

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 09:27
The United States is seeking a $250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations for 2018-2019, on top of $200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, diplomats said on Tuesday (12 December). The EU also asked for cuts to the tune of $170 million.
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Summit di Parigi, Macron guida la battaglia per il clima

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 08:30
Capi di Stati, organizzazioni e imprese: «Facciamo presto». Appello a trovare fondi , impegno su 12 misure urgenti. Stop alla ricerca di petrolio entro il 2019
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Corporate giants urge EU to back 35% renewables target

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 07:59
A coalition comprising some of the world’s biggest companies has urged EU energy ministers to back a 35% target for renewable energy when they meet in Brussels next Monday (18 December).
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Africa, Europe hope to rally support for Sahel anti-terror force

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 07:58
French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Germany's Angela Merkel and five African presidents today (13 December), hoping to bolster the fledging G5 Sahel force fighting jihadists in an area the size of Europe.
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EU stalls on new Mercosur trade offers, delaying deal

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 07:49
Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed more time to respond to improved offers, a source close to Mercosur negotiators said yesterday (12 December).
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Tillerson: Russian vote meddling was ‘hybrid warfare’

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 07:37
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson yesterday (12 December) branded Russia's alleged meddling in last year's American presidential election an act of "hybrid warfare".
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EU bank delays decision on mega pipeline loan

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 07:33
The European Investment Bank on Tuesday (12 December) delayed a decision on whether to grant a multi-billion-euro loan to a controversial pipeline, after the bank’s board insisted it needs more time to assess the project.
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EU readies ‘David Davis-proof’ Brexit summit

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 07:19
The European Union has played down talk by Britain’s Brexit minister that last week’s interim accord is not binding and will launch new talks on Friday (15 December) that are “David Davis-proof”, a senior EU official said.
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EU and Gates Foundation pledge €500 million for innovations in agriculture

Euractive general - Mer, 13/12/2017 - 07:17
The European Union together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged on Tuesday (12 December) more than €500 million over the next three years for research and innovation in agriculture.
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