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Trump begins NATO summit with Nord Stream 2 attack

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 11:38
US President Donald Trump launched a strong verbal attack on Germany on Wednesday (11 July) for its support to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, aimed at bringing more Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea.
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Schneider: Commission’s proposal on Cohesion going in the wrong direction

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 08:03
The European Commission's plans to overhaul and slash Cohesion Policy spending in the next seven year EU budget are going in the wrong direction, says the Committee of the Regions' Michael Schneider.
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Eurosceptic minister: Italy needs to be ready for ‘all eventualities’ on euro

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:57
European Affairs Minister Paolo Savona said yesterday (10 July) that Italy had to be ready for "all eventualities" regarding its membership of the eurozone, which might depend on factors outside its control.
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Austrian far-right minister doubles down on asylum reform plans

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:56
Austria's hardline interior minister Herbert Kickl said yesterday (10 July) he would push to change the EU's migration policy to make it impossible to make asylum requests on European soil.
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Equinor: Oil majors have ‘muscle’ to join renewables race

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:54
International oil companies have “the financial muscle, the experience, the technical skills, and the supply chain” necessary to take part in the global renewable energy revolution, argues Eirik Waerness of Equinor.
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Trump horsewhips allies as confrontational NATO summit begins

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:39
To the pomp of brass bands and a fly-past of fighter jets, the NATO alliance holds a two-day summit starting today (11 July), looking stronger militarily than at any time since the Cold War, but also more divided than ever.
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Reassessing defence priorities will reinforce NATO’s core capabilities [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:30
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German coal trounced by renewables for first time

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 07:01
Renewable energy sources satisfied more of Germany’s power demands than coal during the first half of 2018, marking a shift towards clean power as the Bundesrepublik continues to debate how best to phase out coal.
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Greek minister: Neoliberalism and xenophobic far-right are ‘two sides of the same coin’

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 06:53
A broad progressive front should be established in order to face rising extreme-right ahead of the EU election in 2019 Greece's Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis told EURACTIV.com, adding that neoliberalism and far-right are “two sides of the same coin”.
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EU should aim for net-zero emissions by 2040 to fight global warming

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 06:44
Keeping global temperature rise to 1.5°C is critical - and still possible. But it means the EU should aim to reach net-zero emissions by 2040, writes Andrea Kohl.
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Architect of Romania’s EU bid says decade of membership was mishandled

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 06:27
Since Romania joined the EU in 2007, successive governments have failed to make the best of bloc membership but there is strong pressure for change in the country, the man who supervised Bucharest’s accession negotiations told EURACTIV.com.
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G20 countries risk falling short of achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 06:24
High income countries are falling short of the goals set three years ago by the United Natons, with Scandinavian countries a notable exception. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Time to treat the root causes of migration, not only the symptoms

Euractive general - Mer, 11/07/2018 - 06:07
After a sleepless night, EU leaders clinched a deal on migration at their June summit. Yet, they seem overly focused on tackling the symptoms of migration, not its root cause – starting with poverty and unemployment, writes Tom Arnold.
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Germany poses ‘real problem’ when protecting bank savers with European guarantee, says official

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 17:09
A senior EU official said on Tuesday (10 July) that an agreement on a European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS) to protect savers across the bloc would be “very hard” given Berlin’s opposition.
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Could EU-Indonesia free trade deal end palm oil conundrum?

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 16:56
As a new round of free trade negotiations between the European Union and Indonesia begins in Brussels, Perrine Fournier argues that improving forest governance should be central to any agreement.
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Plan for EU cybersecurity certification receives Parliament approval

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 16:53
A legal proposal to overhaul the EU’s cybersecurity rules passed a major hurdle on Tuesday (10 July) as the European Parliament’s Industry Committee (ITRE) approved a plan to create a voluntary system for certifying the security level of technology products.
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Putting the ‘European’ into the European elections

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 16:52
When the so-called “Spitzenkandidaten” or lead candidate method for designating the Commission president was introduced in 2014, it was celebrated as a democratic revolution. Five years later, it is difficult to find anyone seriously questioning the method - but the enthusiasm has somewhat washed away, writes Christopher Glück.
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Amended Commission food proposal ‘completely inadequate’, says foodwatch  

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 16:49
The European Commission continues to serve the interests of big companies rather than consumers, and this will lead to new food scandals soon, the European consumer organisation foodwatch said on Tuesday (10 July).
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The Brief – Calm after the storm?

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 16:47
After the storm came relative calm. Boris Johnson joined former Brexit Secretary David Davis in resigning yesterday after spending most of the last two years trying to be sacked.
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The EU must take the lead on international fisheries governance

Euractive general - Mar, 10/07/2018 - 15:19
As the largest seafood market in the world, importing more than 60% of its seafood from other countries, the EU has a responsibility to tackle illegal fishing, writes Dr Samantha Burgess.
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