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EU economies hit by collapse in investment, new data shows

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 07:46
Most EU countries have been hit by a collapse in investment in the past decade, according to data published by Eurostat on 14 May. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
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The EU needs to speak up to avoid ‘backdoor’ GMOs on our plates

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 07:29
When is a genetically modified organism (GMO) not a GMO? This is the question that the ECJ will soon rule on after a complaint from a coalition of French agriculture groups reached the EU’s highest court, writes Mute Schimpf.
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Europe offers no guarantees but vows to keep Iran deal alive

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 07:27
European powers vowed to keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive without the United States by trying to keep Iran's oil and investment flowing, but admitted they would struggle to provide the guarantees Tehran seeks.
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Macron’s party seen outperforming French rivals in 2019 EU elections

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 07:13
French President Emmanuel Macron's party is seen easily outperforming its rivals in next year's European Parliament elections, the first poll on the issue showed on Wednesday (16 May), which could give a boost to his EU reform plans.
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EU, Cuba build ties in face of US pressure

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:56
The EU and Cuba signed a renewable energy deal on Tuesday (15 May), a step towards normalising relations in defiance of Washington's continuing hardline stance on Havana.
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Europe grapples with Dutch gas production ‘collapse’

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:36
For the first time, the Netherlands became a net importer of gas last year, reflecting the inexorable decline in production from Europe’s North Sea fields – an issue EU policymakers are only starting to come to terms with.
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Visegrad Four appeal for stable biofuels policy to fight climate change [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:36
A group of biofuel associations and companies asks for a binding target for renewable energy in transport of min. 12 %, without the possibility to count multiple times the contribution of some types of renewables. Such a system only artificially increases the use of renewable energy, while in reality more fossil fuel is used.
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#ThinkDigital Interview on GDPR, Data and ePrivacy with Telefonica’s Big Data specialist [Promoted content]

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:36
As GDPR will enter into force next week on 25 May, ETNO took the opportunity to interview Stefano Fratta, Legal Director Consumer, Fintech & Big Data at Telefonica.
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EU prepares to say adieu to single-use plastics

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:36
The European Commission is gearing up to reveal how it plans to tackle single-use plastics as part of the much vaunted Plastics Strategy. But an initial draft of the legislation has already received mix reviews.
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The UK’s self-inflicted Brexit ‘punishment’ over Netflix

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:36
An article by the Daily Express wrongly accused “Brussels” of seeking to restrict UK citizen’s access to online content after Brexit when they travel abroad. EURACTIV.com looks into the story as part of the “Fact or Fake” series, in partnership with France 24.
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Ambitious CO2 standards for trucks are good for businesses, and the climate

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:36
The starting point for truck emission rules must be cost-effectiveness, writes James Nix. But it will take tough standards to ensure R&D is deployed at scale on most vehicles, he argues.
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Putin opens new bridge to Crimea, provoking Ukraine, Western ire

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:30
President Vladimir Putin drew condemnation from the US, Europe and Ukraine on Tuesday (15 May) after he opened a new bridge linking mainland Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea by driving a truck across it to the peninsula.
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5-Star, League want ECB to forgive €250 billion of Italy debt

Euractive general - Mer, 16/05/2018 - 06:16
The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right Northern League plan to ask the European Central Bank to forgive €250 billion of Italian debt, according to a draft of a coalition programme the parties are working on.
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Calciatori della Nazionale tedesca in foto con Erdogan. Merkel: gesto inopportuno

Corriere della Sera - Mar, 15/05/2018 - 22:18
Si tratta dei giocatori di origine turca Oezil e Guendogan. «Si sono prestati alla campagna politica della Turchia». La Germania ha proibito a Erdogan di tenere comizi sul suo territorio
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The Brief – Weaving the silk road into the 21st century

Euractive general - Mar, 15/05/2018 - 16:49
China’s ‘Belt & Road’ initiative, a network of overland road and rail routes and maritime links meant to transport oil and gas from China to Europe, has been described as a 21st century silk road. But how long can it last?
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Commission demands EU leaders approve deadlocked ePrivacy bill

Euractive general - Mar, 15/05/2018 - 16:47
The European Commission is amping up pressure on EU leaders to approve a controversial privacy bill, deadlocked in legal talks for more than a year, after the data breach scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.
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It’s not too early for Barnier to throw his hat in the ring

Euractive general - Mar, 15/05/2018 - 15:57
Not to beat about the bushes, Michel Barnier should succeed Jean-Claude Juncker. Not just because his handling of the Brexit process has enlarged his stature, but for a number of other cogent reasons, writes Gilles Merritt.
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Bulgaria PM plans to restart second atomic power project

Euractive general - Mar, 15/05/2018 - 15:09
Six years after freezing the construction of a second nuclear power plant, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov announced on Saturday (12 May) he intends to restart the project. Chinese investors have already expressed interest.
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Member states should renew fiscal vows

Euractive general - Mar, 15/05/2018 - 14:14
In 2012, all but two EU member states committed themselves to strengthening the rules and institutions that govern their national budget preparation processes by signing the European Fiscal Compact. However, little has been done since, writes Michal Horvath.
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Bulgaria’s EU Presidency sees an ‘opportunity’ in Sofia on Macedonian name dispute

Euractive general - Mar, 15/05/2018 - 12:51
Bulgaria’s EU Presidency sees “an opportunity” in the long-standing name dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) at a crucial meeting due in Sofia this week.
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