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EU elections in Romania: a test before a bigger battle

Fri, 2014-04-18 16:51
For political forces in Romania, the European elections are first and foremost a test before the presidential election, to be held later this year. EurActiv Romania reports.
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Alcohol boss explains nuances of ‘responsible drinking’

Fri, 2014-04-18 16:50
For an industry body, passing on the message that consumers may want to buy less of your product may seem suicidal. Yet this is what SpiritsEurope is attempting to do with the concept of “responsible drinking”.
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Butter and fatty acids may not be as unhealthy as previously thought

Fri, 2014-04-18 15:58
Using olive oil instead of butter when cooking a meal may not lower heart risk, according to new research by the British Heart Foundation.
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Website to fact-check EU election campaign claims

Fri, 2014-04-18 15:28
As European politicians hit the campaign trail for the May EU elections, the online project FactcheckEU documents how truthful their campaign speeches really are.
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Peace priest: CAR aid mission ‘a victory for money that never arrives’

Fri, 2014-04-18 15:24
The international aid effort in the Central African Republic (CAR) is beset by strategic ambiguity, unclear objectives, funding shortfalls, incompetent administration, and failing political will according to Father Aurelio Gazzera, a Carmelite priest, peace mediator and blogger working in the country.
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The Next Stage of European Democracy

Fri, 2014-04-18 13:20
Politicians and academics should welcome an in-out referendum in the UK in 2017: it is a fantastic incentive to come up with new ideas on ways of governing Europe, writes Deirdre Curtin.
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Why a British exit is not inevitable

Fri, 2014-04-18 12:21
Prospects of an in-out referendum on the United Kingdom's membership of the EU is not all doom and gloom: Charles Grant sees reasons both for welcoming the debate and for supporting a vote to stay in.
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French development aid and francophonie make unlikely bedfellows

Fri, 2014-04-18 10:30
The French cabinet reshuffle brought the development and francophonie portfolios under one secretary of state, an arrangement that many struggle to understand. EurActiv France reports.
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Kosovo PM fumes at Western plan to investigate organ harvesting

Fri, 2014-04-18 08:43
Kosovo's premier has summoned parliament to vote on creating an EU-backed special court to try ethnic Albanian ex-guerrillas accused of harvesting organs from murdered Serbs during the Balkan state's 1990s war, but criticised the plan as an insult.
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EU misdiagnosed the crisis, former Barroso advisor admits

Fri, 2014-04-18 08:36
In his new book, Philippe Legrain, a former adviser to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, says European leaders are responsible for the record-high unemployment and rock-bottom growth afflicting the EU.
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West, Russia call on ‘illegal Ukraine groups’ to disarm

Fri, 2014-04-18 08:16
The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union called after crisis talks yesterday (17 April) for an immediate halt to violence in Ukraine, where Western powers believe Russia is fomenting a pro-Russian separatist movement.
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Romania to exempt heavy industry from green energy costs

Fri, 2014-04-18 08:13
Romania plans to exempt large industrial energy users from paying up to 85% of their renewable energy costs for 10 years, the economy ministry said on Thursday (17 April), hoping to avoid the threat of job cuts in an election year.
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Socialists reject Russian motion over South Stream

Fri, 2014-04-18 08:07
A non-binding resolution denouncing Russian pressure on Eastern European countries failed to receive the support of the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, out of fear it might derail a "strategic" project for Bulgaria.
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Official: German electoral oversight is unique in EU

Thu, 2014-04-17 17:02
In Germany, elections are a ‘self-organised act of the people’: it is the only EU member state where EU elections are overseen by ordinary citizens, and an independent returning officer, who spoke in Berlin on Wednesday (16 April). EurActiv Germany reports.
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German electoral oversight is unique in EU

Thu, 2014-04-17 17:02
In Germany, elections are a ‘self-organised act of the people’: it is the only EU member state where EU elections are overseen by ordinary citizens, and an independent returning officer, who spoke in Berlin on Wednesday (16 April). EurActiv Germany reports.
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