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Davos: Industry and political leaders split over Trump political earthquake

Fri, 2017-01-20 18:01
On the day of the inauguration of Donald Trump, the 47th president of the United States, bearish business leaders gathered in Davos are ready to jump on the bandwagon of the new era, but the political elite remained unimpressed and fear growing populism and protectionism.
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Il Sole 24 Ore: EU must do something about ‘crisis of information’

Fri, 2017-01-20 17:21
Il Sole 24 Ore Deputy Editor-in-Chief Fabio Carducci believes that commercial and editorial teams should collaborate more and shared his views on journalistic standards and on re-launching the EU.
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The Brief: A tale of two Donalds

Fri, 2017-01-20 17:09
European Council President Donald Tusk addressed MEPs in Strasbourg earlier this week, but what if the speech had been delivered by the other President Donald?
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Croatia PM: EU-hopeful countries need motivation to continue with reform

Fri, 2017-01-20 16:46
The European Union must find the right narrative to address the frustrations of the Balkan countries, which are losing hope of joining the bloc as EU appetite for enlargement fades, said Croatia Prime Minister Andrej Plenković in an interview with in Davos.
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Moscovici: ‘Trump will bring more nationalism and protectionism’

Fri, 2017-01-20 16:26
Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici agrees with the 'wait  and see' approach toward new US President Donald Trump mostly shared by the global elite in the in Davos. But he sees more nationalism and protectionism coming from the White House.
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Schäuble says IMF plans to stay in bailout talks, warns Trump to respect deals

Fri, 2017-01-20 15:42
International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde reassured German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble this week that the IMF plans to remain constructively engaged in talks about aid for Greece, a spokesman for Schäuble said earlier today (20 January).
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Securing Europe’s energy future with efficiency and renewables

Fri, 2017-01-20 15:34
The European Commission's plans to deliver clean energy for all Europeans fail becuase they do not do enough to boost energy efficiency and renewables, writes Dr Yamina Saheb. Only a 40% EU-wide energy efficiency target makes sense.
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Emissions Trading Scheme by numbers

Fri, 2017-01-20 15:16
The EU’s Emission Trading Scheme reform took a huge step forward last year when the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted in favour of MEP Ian Duncan’s report. He talks us through the process and what happens next.
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Ombudsman demands more from Commission on human rights abuses in Turkish migrant camps

Fri, 2017-01-20 13:06
The European Commission needs to report more on possible human rights abuses resulting from its controversial deal with Turkey to send migrants back there from Greecee, the EU institution's watchdog has warned.
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Parliament vice-presidents election goes off without hitch

Fri, 2017-01-20 12:05
The halfway point of the European Parliament’s mandate means vice-presidency, qaestor and committee roles all need to be reallocated. EurActiv France reports.
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ECB unconvinced by inflation increase, monetary policy unchanged

Fri, 2017-01-20 10:48
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi yesterday (19 January) announced the institution’s monetary policy would remain unchanged and asked for more patience as the economic recovery continues. EurActiv Spain reports.
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Putin to visit Hungary on 2 February

Fri, 2017-01-20 08:55
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Budapest on February 2 for talks with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the Hungarian government said yesterday (19 January).
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Soros: ‘Would-be-dictator’ Trump will fail

Fri, 2017-01-20 07:53
Billionaire George Soros yesterday (19 January) delivered a scathing assessment of Donald Trump, calling the US President-elect a "would-be-dictator" who is "going to fail".
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Jourová seeks data protection talks with Trump’s people ‘as soon as possible’ 

Fri, 2017-01-20 07:49
Data protection agreements are an important part of EU-US relations, and the Privacy Shield pact and Umbrella Agreement will continue under Donald Trump’s administration, EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová told EurActiv Czech Republic.
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European power grid operators gear up for digital transformation

Fri, 2017-01-20 07:33
The next wave of digital innovation – and disruption – in the electricity sector will rely on artificial intelligence and Blockchain technology, according to the new boss of the European power grid operators association, ENTSO-E, who is drafting an IT roadmap for publication later this year.
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Hollande has no plans to replace Tusk, aides say

Fri, 2017-01-20 07:26
François Hollande does not want to chair the European Council when he steps down as French president in May, aides said yesterday (19 January), denying a report that he hoped to succeed Donald Tusk in overseeing negotiations on Britain's exit from the EU.
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Polish pollution akin to smoking 4,000 cigarettes a year

Fri, 2017-01-20 07:09
Air pollution made headlines in Poland this week but the issue was not the only thing to worry Poles, as lack of transparency and corruption in government once again reared their heads. EurActiv Poland reports.
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Croatia inches closer to Schengen membership

Fri, 2017-01-20 06:58
The European Commission on Wednesday (18 January) proposed the gradual integration of Croatia into the Schengen Information System (SIS), bringing the newest EU member state slightly closer to full membership of the EU borderless area.
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Low-carbon economy expert: ‘We must not accommodate Trump’

Fri, 2017-01-20 06:57
Germany is a rich country that can afford to pay off coal workers and invest millions of euros in the affected regions, E3G’s Sabrina Schulz told EurActiv Slovakia.
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Attali: Europe is world’s biggest power but does not recognise it

Fri, 2017-01-20 06:38
Other world powers would be happy to see the EU fall apart. A defence union would stop this from happening and prevent Europe sliding back into conflict, Jacques Attali said in an interview with
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