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France’s Total warns of Iran exit as EU struggles to save economic ties

Euractive general - Gio, 17/05/2018 - 06:43
French energy giant Total joined other European companies in signalling on Wednesday (16  May) they could exit Iran, casting doubt on whether European leaders meeting to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal can safeguard trade with Tehran.
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Gas market liberalisation: Does Europe really want it?

Euractive general - Gio, 17/05/2018 - 06:14
Almost ten years after the implementation of the Third Energy Package, the risk of backtracking on liberalisation looks very real as policymakers seem increasingly frustrated at having “given away” power to the market, writes Luca Franza.
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Austria ‘declares war’ on social fraud

Euractive general - Gio, 17/05/2018 - 06:13
Freedom of services belongs to the four freedoms of the EU. Austria wants to fight its abuse with the help of digitization. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.
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Brexit turns into a constitutional crisis in Britain

Euractive general - Gio, 17/05/2018 - 06:11
Divisions across the UK's political institutions are turning Brexit into a major domestic constitutional crisis, writes Denis MacShane.
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The power of data – what are our rights?

Euractive general - Gio, 17/05/2018 - 06:11
For 25 years, the internet allowed business models to rampantly grow and radically change everyday life. Now, a period of regulation has come – and the awareness of the impact of digitisation. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.
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Zuckerberg to meet European Parliament leaders in private session

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 17:55
After weeks of back-and-forth between the European Parliament and Facebook executives, CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed on Wednesday (16 May) to meet with political leaders in Brussels over the company’s recent data breach scandal.
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The Brief – We’ll meet again, EU to tell Balkans

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 16:56
The EU will tomorrow dangle a renewed promise of membership to its "partners" in the Western Balkans, as the six countries are referred to in a draft declaration to be adopted in Sofia, but without the most coveted prize - a date of accession.
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MEP tells NGOs in Astana to be careful who they receive money from

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 16:36
Back from the Kazakhstan-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee held in Astana on 14 May, Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule-Pēterse debriefed of the event, with some telling messages about the work of certain NGOs.
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EU still seeking June deal on refugee plan, says bloc’s migration chief

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 16:15
The EU is still hoping to convince Hungary and Poland to sign up to an elusive agreement on migration and refugee resettlement, the bloc’s Migration commissioner has said.
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Making bioeconomy circular: How far can circular economy principles be applied to the bioeconomy?

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 15:53
The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way.
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No changes on minimum national co-financing rate for Cohesion, says Croatia

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 15:32
Croatia is one of the best users of the EU's Cohesion funds and is ready to raise its national contribution to the EU budget but wants other member states to do the same, Croatian officials said on Tuesday (15 May). But they also warned against raising the rate of national co-financing of Cohesion programmes.
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EU owes a strategy for inclusion to black people in Europe

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 14:41
Black people continue to experience some of the highest rates of discrimination in Europe, and the refugee crisis has made things even worse, writes Karen Taylor.
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EU official: Europe must send signal that it protects its ‘own economic interests’

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 13:00
The EU leaders need to send a message to the rest of the world that Europe will look after “its own economic interests”, an EU official told EURACTIV.com ahead of an informal EU summit in Sofia, overshadowed by the US threat to hit EU companies operating in Iran with sanctions.
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From COP to COP into climate collapse

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 12:31
Climate conferences see a lot of talk, some agreements are reached but little is implemented. Seemingly, the world slides from conference to conference directly into climate collapse. However, with COP24, changes are to come. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Facebook elude le normative Ue trasferendo gli utenti

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 12:21
Mark Zuckerberg ha «spostato» un miliardo e mezzo di utenti che vivono in America Latina, Africa, Asia e Oceania per approfittare della più permissiva legge americana
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Deadlocked energy savings talks restart as Bulgarians eye final deal

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 12:12
Bulgaria’s EU presidency wants the European Parliament to put a compromise on the table during fresh talks on energy efficiency tonight (16 May) in order to unlock negotiations and close the file before July. But MEPs and member states still seem far apart on crucial aspects of energy savings.
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World Economic Forum: Western Balkans’ assets can help it control its destiny

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 11:12
The Western Balkans' very strategic location and entrepreneurial labour force are some of the assets that could help the region take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and take its destiny in its own hands, Martina Larkin of the World Economic Forum told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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EESC chief: Western Balkans’ EU path driven by civil society empowerment

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 08:13
The success of the accession process of the Western Balkan countries needs “meaningful involvement” of civil society organisations in the integration process, Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), told EURACTIV.
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France ups the pressure for eurozone budget

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 08:01
Without reform the euro area won’t survive, according to France's economy minister, adding to the pressure on Germany a few weeks ahead of a crucial European Council summit. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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In Sofia, EU leaders will seek united front on Trump

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 07:48
European Union leaders will try to forge a united response at a summit today (16 May) to US President Donald Trump's shock decisions on the Iran nuclear deal and trade tariffs.
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