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Putin steps up drive to kill sanctions amid signs of EU disunity

Fri, 2016-07-29 17:45
Vladimir Putin will step up Russia's campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday (30 July), encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off.
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Commission and IMF clash over influence of politics over bailout programmes

Fri, 2016-07-29 17:12
The European Commission has said that stabilising the eurozone was "eminently a political issue" after an independent probe into the IMF's handing of sovereign bailouts found it was vulnerable to pressure from governments.
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SDG report: Wealthy countries are failing their poorer partners

Fri, 2016-07-29 16:29
Industrialised countries have not respected their commitment to allocate 0.7% of their gross national income (GNI) to development. This failure has cost poor countries €1.8 billion since 2002, according to a new report. EurActiv Germany reports.
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French right calls for detention without trial for potential terrorists

Fri, 2016-07-29 11:34
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks, the French right has called for a hardening of the country’s anti-terror laws, including authorising detention without trial, a measure the government argues is anti-constitutional. EurActiv France reports.
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Internal auditor hits out at IMF handling of Greece bailout

Fri, 2016-07-29 09:36
An independent probe into the IMF’s handling of European bailouts found that it bent its rules and was vulnerable to political pressure as it embarked on the ill-fated 2010 Greece rescue. The International Monetary Fund’s Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) said in its report on Thursday (28 July) that in the plunge into the eurozone crisis, […]
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UK to reconsider controversial nuclear energy plans

Fri, 2016-07-29 08:59
Britain's government has said it will launch a new review into a controversial project to build two new nuclear reactors led by French utility EDF, the country's first new nuclear plant in decades.
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Barnier and Brexit: Bad mood before the holidays

Fri, 2016-07-29 08:01
One month on from the Brexit vote, the decision to appoint Michel Barnier as chief Brexit negotiator is ill-fated, writes Daniel Guéguen.
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Italy and Spain lead the fight to conquer UK-based EU agencies

Fri, 2016-07-29 06:53
In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, Rome and Madrid are set to gain the right to host influential EU agencies, while Croatia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania and Slovakia  are likely to remain empty-handed.
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Smart farming trying to find its feet in EU agriculture

Fri, 2016-07-29 06:25
The EU Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 should mobilise both direct payments and rural development pillars, in order to pave the way for the introduction of much-needed digital technologies in the farming sector, experts in precision agriculture told
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Broadband internet access will become a legal right under new EU telecoms rules

Fri, 2016-07-29 06:24
The European Commission is setting itself up for a fight with national governments by forcing them to pay for guaranteed internet access across the EU and comply with new rules on radio spectrum sales, according to an internal document obtained by
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British PM seeks to reassure Poles in UK post-Brexit

Thu, 2016-07-28 23:45
British Prime Minister Theresa May travelled to Warsaw on Thursday (28 July) in a bid to reassure the Polish government that the hundreds of thousands of Poles living in Britain still had a post-Brexit future there.
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Britain wants bespoke Brexit that deals with immigration

Thu, 2016-07-28 17:45
Britain wants a bespoke model for its future ties with the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (28 July), adding that its exit deal must address British voters' concerns over immigration.
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Resignation of EDF director paves way for Hinkley Point go-ahead

Thu, 2016-07-28 16:45
An EDF director opposed to the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant has resigned before a crucial board vote on the project, paving the way for the French company to approve it.
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Boris Johnson meets French foreign minister who called him a liar

Thu, 2016-07-28 16:38
Boris Johnson, the new British foreign secretary, today (28 July) met his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault, the man who branded him a “liar with his back to the wall” after the referendum campaign on the UK’s membership of the EU.
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Merkel defends refugee policy, vows action on ‘darknet’ after terror attacks

Thu, 2016-07-28 15:44
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today (28 July) that terrorists threatened Germany's readiness to take in refugees but her government would maintain its policy towards asylum seekers.
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Turkish coup ‘increases’ migration flows to Greece

Thu, 2016-07-28 14:39
Migration flows from Turkey to Greece have intensified since the failed coup attempt in Ankara, according to official Greek data.
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The EU’s commitment to agricultural innovation is also a benefit to the consumer

Thu, 2016-07-28 14:27
In innovation, 21st century agriculture and the food industry have the key tool needed for more efficient and sustainable production.
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Electrifying Africa: The challenge of the century

Thu, 2016-07-28 13:43
As the COP 22 in Marrakesh approaches, and with energy at the heart of the development and climate debate, economic actors are focusing their efforts on bringing power to the African continent. EurActiv's partner La Tribune reports.
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Commission creating more risk of money laundering, not less

Thu, 2016-07-28 13:28
The European Commission’s list-based attempt to strengthen and harmonise approaches to disrupting money laundering and terrorist financing is arguably creating greater vulnerabilities by ignoring countries that are not on the list that present a considerably more substantial risk, writes Tom Keatinge.
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In Europe, Weber’s bureaucracy still rules

Thu, 2016-07-28 11:59
The European institutions remain fundamentally Weberian in nature and they are considered to be slow reformers. But there are clear differences between public administration systems across Europe, writes Steven Van de Walle.
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