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Parliament’s free Interrail plan replaced by smaller €2.5 million travel fund for teenagers

Mon, 2017-03-27 18:27
MEPs are annoyed that a European Commission proposal to hand out €2.5 million to fund young students' travel around Europe will only receive a fraction of the budget they wanted.
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Russian should be mandatory in schools, says Moldovan president

Mon, 2017-03-27 17:31
Moldovan President Igor Dodon wants Russian to be made compulsory again in the Eastern European country’s schools, in another move towards Moscow. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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The Brief: Fear and loathing in the Eternal City

Mon, 2017-03-27 16:51
We bought the ticket and took the ride. Saturday’s March for Europe brought together pro-Europeans from every corner of the continent.
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Commission calms Trump by clearing major agro-chemical merger

Mon, 2017-03-27 16:32
The European Commission approved on Monday (27 March) the proposed $130 billion merger of Dow Chemical and Du Pont. But the decision triggered a strong reaction from environmentalists, who believe that such mergers lead to “major monopolies”.
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Under Pressure: Will the Paris Agreement spell the end of the fossil fuel industry?

Mon, 2017-03-27 15:57

The Paris Agreement on climate change is a landmark international agreement which caps global warming. Many campaigners argue that the United Nations deal spells the end for polluting fossil fuel industries.

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Prodi: Multi-speed Europe is an opportunity for France to step up

Mon, 2017-03-27 14:56
Sixty years after the Treaty of Rome, France’s role in Europe is more important than ever, former Italian Prime Minister and European Commission President Romano Prodi said in an interview with EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France.
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After Germany, UK clears Gulenists of ‘coup’ accusations

Mon, 2017-03-27 14:45
On Saturday (25 March) the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee issued a report on the UK’s relations with Turkey, in which the Erdoğan government's claim that Gülenists masterminded the 15 July coup attempt is refuted.
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Berlin’s March for Europe celebrates Erasmus and ‘peace in our time’

Mon, 2017-03-27 14:00
Thousands of people across Europe marched in support of the EU this weekend. In Berlin, EURACTIV's partner treffpunkteuropa interviewed some of those people that hit the streets.
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Pressure grows on Commission to change environment law after UN rebuke

Mon, 2017-03-27 13:44
EXCLUSIVE/ Green campaigners today (27 March) heaped more pressure on the European Commission to change EU law to make it easier for NGOs to bring lawsuits over EU environment policy.
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An invitation to invest in Moldova’s media market

Mon, 2017-03-27 13:38
Ensuring a more diverse media landscape is key, and Western media are invited to invest in Moldova, writes Pavel Filip, the prime minister of Moldova.
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Yellow Academy: Measuring the impact of your public affairs efforts

Mon, 2017-03-27 10:55
Euractiv’s Yellow Academy is a series of workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.
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Le Pen says the EU ‘will die’, globalists to be defeated

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:55
The European Union will disappear, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen told a rally on Sunday (26 March), promising to shield France from globalisation as she sought to fire up her supporters in the final four weeks before voting gets underway.
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UK manufacturers urge May to drop threat of no Brexit deal

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:38
Britain's manufacturers told Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (27 March) to drop her threat that she might take the country out of the European Union without a new trade deal, saying they would bear the brunt of trade barriers with the EU.
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Lobby transparency reform – here we go again

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:37
Scandals from dieselgate to tobacco, glyphosate to high finance, have contributed to a widespread public cynicism over the power of lobbyists in the EU. So campaigners are facing the upcoming EU lobby transparency negotiations between the Commission, Parliament and the Council, with a mixture of weary resignation and apprehension, mingled with a tinge of hope, writes Vicky Cann.
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Russian police detain opposition leader, hundreds of protesters

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:29
Police detained hundreds of protesters across Russia on Sunday (26 March), including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, after thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against corruption and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
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Borissov’s GERB wins Bulgarian election, difficult coalition talks ahead

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:09
The centre-right GERB party of former Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has won 32.7% of votes in the early parliamentary election in Bulgaria, data from the central electoral commission showed today (27 March), with 78.9% of the ballots counted.
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Oxfam exposes tax haven habits of big European banks

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:05
The 20 biggest banks in the eurozone booked over a quarter of their 2015 profits in tax havens, with Luxembourg and Ireland the favourite destinations, a report by Oxfam said on Monday (27 March).
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Merkel’s party easily beats centre-left in Saarland state poll

Mon, 2017-03-27 07:01
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party easily won a regional election Sunday (26 March), dealing an early blow to centre-left hopes of ending her more than decade-long reign.
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EU Social Democrats lash out at center-right, pledge to restore social justice

Mon, 2017-03-27 06:34
European Social Democrats hit out at the conservative political parties across Europe and promised to end German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble’s policies that divide EU countries. EURACTIV.COM reports from Rome.
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SPD chairman: Austerity is an ideology, not a successful economic strategy

Mon, 2017-03-27 06:15
A victory for Martin Schulz in the German election will be a chance for Europe to bring an end to “unsuccessful” austerity policies and bring back social justice to Europe, Thomas Oppermann told EURACTIV.COM in an interview.
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