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The Brief – Revolting door policy

EURACTIV News - 49 min 14 sec ago
New Code of Conduct rules for Commissioners are all well and good but Eurocrats still need to exercise a modicum of common sense. Not accepting a toxic meeting with a former president might be a start.
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The future of gas is not fossil but green

EURACTIV News - 2 hours 7 min ago
There is a vast potential for green gas in Europe, generated from sustainable resources such as biomass and organic waste, some of which can directly be injected into the grid or take the shape of hydrogen, writes Claude Turmes.
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Momentum builds behind higher renewables target

EURACTIV News - 3 hours 1 min ago
Europe could pursue a more ambitious renewable energy target for 2030 and still keep costs affordable, according to a new European Commission-backed study, which suggests a 34% benchmark ahead of all-important institutional talks.
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Nagorno-Karabakh: 30 years on, time for the EU to raise its game

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 43 min ago
Thirty years after the Karabakh conflict, it is time for the EU to turn its attention back to Nagorno-Karabakh and do better in acknowledging the territory, writes Diogo Pinto.
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No headway on Nagorno-Karabakh: Cui bono?

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 44 min ago
Some positive dynamics has been observed in the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiation process recent months, but also counter-productive statements have resonated, writes Gulshan Pashayeva.
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17 Turkish citizens ‘escape’ from Erdogan and seek asylum in Greece

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 19 min ago
The Greek coastguard has rescued 17 Turkish citizens, including children, who reached the island of Oinousses on Monday (19 February) and asked for asylum, citing fear of persecution back home.
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Time to implement a forward-looking EU industrial strategy [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 21 min ago
As the second annual EU Industry Day approaches on 22 and 23 February, industry representatives are calling for action on an ambitious, forward-looking EU industrial strategy.
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Transnational company agreements – another form of social dialogue in Europe

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 36 min ago
Transnational company agreements, made within European multinationals have helped to Europeanise industrial relations. Although the European Commission views such agreements as an innovative tool for cooperation, it has yet to define a legal framework for them. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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EU court fells Poland’s illegal logging of ancient forest

EURACTIV News - 7 hours 28 min ago
The European Court of Justice has once again confirmed that the logging of ancient woodland in Poland infringes EU law, paving the way for penalties against Warsaw and prolonging its spat with Brussels.
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Davis: UK will not have ‘Mad Max’ economy to undercut rivals

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 5 min ago
Brexit minister David Davis will say today (20 February) that the United Kingdom has no plans to recast itself as a regulation-light economy undercutting rivals on the continent, as he attempts to dispel a major concern of EU leaders.
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Covenant of Mayors: A key instrument for the future EU budget

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 12 min ago

In order for the Covenant of Mayors to continue its success and further embed itself in EU policies, it has to become a key instrument for the future EU budget, write the local and regional leaders of the group's board.   

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Europe’s mayors: Speeding up the energy transition

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 17 min ago
While the EU hammers out its continent-wide energy and climate policy for the next decade, steps are being taken at local level to fight climate change and make a low-carbon European economy a reality.
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More banker than politician? De Guindos faces ECB litmus test

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 26 min ago
Widely credited with steering Spain through its worst recession in decades, its outgoing Economy Minister Luis de Guindos will hope to bring pragmatism and tenacity to the European Central Bank when he takes over as vice president in June.
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Greece’s private sector steps in to ‘upgrade and save’ public coal plant

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 32 min ago
Private companies have made offers to Greece’s public power company to environmentally upgrade and economically “save” a lignite power plant about to shut, as it falls foul of the EU’s CO2 emission standards.
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Eurogroup picks ‘pragmatic’ De Guindos for ECB vice-presidency

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 35 min ago
Eurozone finance ministers chose Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos to become the next vice-president of the European Central Bank (ECB), marking the return of Spain to top EU posts after the country lost its chair in the bank's Executive Council.
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Turkey renames US embassy street amid row over Syria operation

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 46 min ago
The street in Ankara where the US embassy is located was renamed after Turkey's offensive against a Kurdish militia yesterday (19 February), just days after the two sides agreed on the need to normalise relations.
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A consumer-driven energy transition?

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 51 min ago
Supporting small-scale renewable installations is a no-brainer for the energy transition. But the battle for small installations is far from over as the European Parliament must formally adopt its position this week, writes Aurelie Beauvais.
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Better schooling for Afghan refugee children in Iran

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 53 min ago
School is not a right for Afghan child refugees in Iran. However, the recent establishment of an education programme has helped improve the situation, EURACTIV’s partner EuroEfe reports.
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Cybersecurity Act – the EU can do better than this

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 55 min ago
The EU wants to establish European benchmarks for IT security. However, the proposed measures will slow down innovative companies and detach the EU from international cybersecurity efforts, writes Naemi Denz.  
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Merkel proposes close ally for crucial party job

EURACTIV News - 11 hours 5 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel put forward close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer yesterday (19 February) to take over as secretary general of her Christian Democrats (CDU), heeding calls from within the party to inject new blood and groom a successor.
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