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Commission to Ethiopia: ‘start addressing legitimate grievances of your people’

Fri, 2016-12-02 17:17
The European Commission issued a stinging rebuke to one of its lead partners on the African continent on Friday (2 December), telling the Ethiopian government to “start addressing the legitimate grievances of the Ethiopian people.”
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The Brief: Hollande’s moral courage sets EU an example

Fri, 2016-12-02 17:01
President François Hollande had the guts and good sense to realise he wasn’t up to the job and quit the race to lead France last night.
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Italian senator: The ‘EU is very discredited in Italy’

Fri, 2016-12-02 16:45
On Sunday (4 December), Italy will hold a constitutional referendum that may usher in the country’s first populist, Eurosceptic government. EurActiv Poland spoke to Senator Paolo Guerrieri about the significance of the vote.
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Ministers agree on ‘sustainably’ ending roaming charges

Fri, 2016-12-02 15:34
The Council agreed on a solution to end roaming fees in 2017, while lessening the impact on mobile operators. But consumer organisations warned against operators hiking domestic prices as compensation.
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Cyprus leaders agree to resume peace talks

Fri, 2016-12-02 14:26
Rival Cypriot leaders have agreed to resume UN-backed reunification talks after negotiations broke down in Switzerland last month.
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Oettinger was ‘the wrong Commissioner in that private plane’, Vestager says

Fri, 2016-12-02 13:54
Günther Oettinger was the wrong Commissioner on the wrong plane belonging to a lobbyist alleged to Kremlin ties if he wanted to influence the European Commission's decision on the Paks II nuclear plant case, Margrethe Vestager said.
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Pipelines and LNG in Europe: Competitors or complementary projects?

Fri, 2016-12-02 13:43
The presence of alternative supplies – in the form of liquefied or pipeline gas fixing a price ceiling - and a well-functioning, competitive EU gas market, will hedge European consumers against high energy prices, writes Danila Bochkarev.
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Netzpolitik editor: Trump will press on with ‘insidious’ TiSA deal

Fri, 2016-12-02 13:37
TTIP and CETA aren't the only controversial trade deals around. Net politics activist Markus Beckedahl told EurActiv Germany that the proposed Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) is a huge threat to data protection.
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EU scheme set to combine studies and sport, compete with US

Fri, 2016-12-02 13:33
A new project aimed at university athletes is due to be launched next year, in an attempt to make Europe more attractive to students and breathe fresh air into public confidence in the European project. EurActiv Spain reports.
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Commission: Turkey must respect EU member states’ sovereignty

Fri, 2016-12-02 13:32
Ankara must respect the sovereignty of EU member states over their territorial sea and airspace, European Commission spokesperson Maja Kocijancic told EurActiv.com.
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Plan to align UK aid with trade policy could sideline poor countries

Fri, 2016-12-02 13:20
UK aid will be more closely allied with trade policy after the British government signalled a new approach to development assistance that may risk sidelining poorer countries.
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Vestager: Men have had informal quotas for hundreds of years

Fri, 2016-12-02 13:16
Margrethe Vestager won the “European woman of power” award last night (1 December). She told EurActiv.com in an interview that she supports gender quotas in the public institutions. She also said Günther Oettinger was the wrong Commissioner on the wrong plane.
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Denmark cuts food waste by 25%

Fri, 2016-12-02 12:08
The Scandinavian kingdom has cut food waste by 25% in just five years, thanks to a new approach to damaged and out-of-date food. EurActiv's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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Fight the lies and ‘alt-truths’

Fri, 2016-12-02 12:00
The Kremlin uses our internal grievances to force a wedge between different groups of people in our societies, writes Tomáš Prouza.
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Dutch join push for EU-Turkey accession talks freeze

Fri, 2016-12-02 08:40
The Dutch government has lent its weight to calls for the EU to freeze Turkey's membership talks, diplomats said yesterday (1 December), raising the prospect of European leaders making such a move at a summit in two weeks.
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December EU summit to last one day only, May not invited for dinner

Fri, 2016-12-02 07:57
The regular end-of-year summit of EU leaders will last only one day and will end with a dinner where Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is not invited, the indicative programme of the meeting showed yesterday (1 December).
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2017 EU budget adopted with more for migration, security

Fri, 2016-12-02 07:55
The European Parliament on Thursday (1 December) adopted spending by the European Union of nearly €158 billion for 2017, including a hefty increase to tackle the migration crisis and terrorism.
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IS terrorists may use car bombs in Europe, warns Europol

Fri, 2016-12-02 07:43
Terror networks such as the Islamic State group are evolving their tactics to attack soft targets in Europe, which could see the use of deadly car bombs, Europol warned on Friday (2 December).
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Putin curbs anti-Western rhetoric, says wants to get on with Trump

Fri, 2016-12-02 07:31
President Vladimir Putin struck an unusually conciliatory tone in his annual state of the nation address yesterday (1 December), saying Moscow wanted to get on with the incoming US administration and was looking to make friends not enemies.
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German deal paves way for EU-wide road tolling scheme

Fri, 2016-12-02 07:30
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and Violeta Bulc, the EU transport commissioner, have ended their prolonged fight over a controversial German road toll—provoking anger from neighbours but paving the way for a European-wide road tolling scheme next year.
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