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Paris and Berlin ready new EU plan for after Brexit vote

Fri, 2016-05-27 18:06
European Union heavyweights France and Germany are readying a joint plan for the future of the bloc after Britain's June 23 referendum, irrespective of whether Britons vote to remain or leave, sources said Friday.
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IKEA, Nestlé and Philips join call for EU limit to truck emissions

Fri, 2016-05-27 17:55
A group of nineteen large companies and environmental NGOs are demanding the European Commission introduce binding CO2 limits for trucks.
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Brexit’s big three arguments – fact-checked

Fri, 2016-05-27 17:52
Pro-Brexit campaigners want to leave the EU in order to do away with tiresome legislation and control immigration better. But how watertight are their arguments? EurActiv's partner WirtschaftsWoche has done some fact checking.
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EU to unveil military cooperation plan…after Brexit vote

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:56
The European Union said Friday (27 May) it will unveil plans for closer military cooperation after Britain's referendum on whether to the bloc, but denied they were secret proposals for an EU army.
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G7 leaders promise to boost global aid

Fri, 2016-05-27 15:54
The leaders of the G7 have committed to increasing global aid in the face of the biggest migration crisis since the Second World War. Currently the United Kingdom is the only member of the group to fulfil its aid commitments. EurActiv France reports.
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Ukraine angered by German call to lift Russia sanctions

Fri, 2016-05-27 15:50
Germany's vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), has provoked the ire of Ukraine after calling for sanctions against Russia to be gradually lifted. EurActiv’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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The AfD’s ‘perjury’ problem

Fri, 2016-05-27 15:46
Sometimes an accusation is all that’s required. Under investigation on Wednesday (25 May) for lying under oath to the Saxon state parliament, for Frauke Petry’s critics the allegation could not have been more apt. Suspected of covering up loans made to her Alternative fuer Deutschland party, the right-wing politician could face up to five years in prison for perjury.
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Slovak Ambassador: No alternative to the EU

Fri, 2016-05-27 14:58
Slovakia will focus on the external factors impacting migration and move away from compulsory solutions to the crisis, Dušan Krištofík, the Slovak Ambassador to Poland, told EurActiv Poland.
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EU nature directives: The trust of millions in Juncker’s hands

Fri, 2016-05-27 14:52
The European Commission’s decision on the future of the EU Nature Directives is not just a test of trust in the EU's protection of our nature. it is also a test of President Juncker’s commitment to maintaining unity and solidarity, write Stanley Johnson and Olaf Tschimpke in an exclusive op-ed for EurActiv.com.
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French food waste could feed ten million people

Fri, 2016-05-27 14:18
France wastes enough food every year to feed ten million people, or cut national greenhouse gas emissions by 3%, according to a study published on Thursday (26 May) by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME).  EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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German trade union chief: ‘Integration law works with restrictions and that is populism’

Fri, 2016-05-27 12:10
One-euro-jobs, mandatory language courses and strict residence requirements: Germany's new integration act is already polarising opinion. EurActiv Germany spoke with trade union chief Reiner Hoffmann about whether the new law will solve the problems of the refugee crisis.
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With or without pesticides?

Fri, 2016-05-27 10:29
Regulations that prohibit farmers from protecting their crops are putting our food supply at risk, writes Graeme Taylor.
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TTIP: what’s really in it for businesses?

Fri, 2016-05-27 10:01
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the biggest political decisions of this European political term. A free trade agreement between the world’s two largest economies has the potential to provide clear positive effects to the world economy.
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Germany: EU faces ‘difficult’ talks on Russia sanctions

Fri, 2016-05-27 07:00
Germany said on Thursday (26 May) that the EU is facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new Cold War was afoot.
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Member states agree to let subscribers use Netflix when they travel in the EU

Fri, 2016-05-27 06:20
EU countries struck a deal on a draft bill that would allow residents to use digital subscriptions like Netflix when they travel to other member states.
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Belgium failing to protect Brussels eurocrats from killer fumes

Fri, 2016-05-27 05:55
EXCLUSIVE / The Belgium government has failed to protect workers in Brussels’ EU quarter from deadly traffic fumes, according to legal action filed against it by the European Commission.
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Poland approves logging in primeval forest

Fri, 2016-05-27 05:48
Polish environmental authorities have given the go-ahead for substantial logging in Europe’s last primeval forest, despite protests from environmental groups and the EU. EurActiv’s partner Joural de l'Environnement reports.
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Slovenia’s ‘pointless’ fence for refugees who never came

Fri, 2016-05-27 05:47
In Slovenia's southeastern Bela Krajina region, where the crystal-clear Kolpa river marks the border with Croatia, a forlorn barbed wire fence reminds locals of the refugees that never came.
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We must solve the humanitarian crisis in Idomeni

Fri, 2016-05-27 05:37
Citizens must not tolerate their governments’ inaction on the refugee crisis. The EU and its member states have abandoned refugees, and left Greece high and dry, writes Josu Juaristi Abaunz.
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EU urges Bosnia to publish census results

Fri, 2016-05-27 05:28
The European Union urged Bosnia Thursday to publish by July the results of a national census, the latest subject of an inter-ethnic dispute but which is considered a crucial step towards EU integration.
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