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World’s largest cruise operator closes in on 2020 emissions target

2 hours 49 sec ago
The world's largest leisure travel company, the Carnival Corporation, looks set to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon emissions before a 2020 deadline, after championing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on cruise ships. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
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Italian lake goes all electric

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:51
Italy’s picturesque Lake Como has become Europe’s first ‘electric destination’ after efforts to install a far-reaching electric-charging network were finally realised.
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‘You’re not welcome’: Tourismophobia spreads across Europe

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:25
From Scotland to Ibiza, critics of mass tourism are growing their ranks. EURACTIV partner Ouest-France reports.
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Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:16
Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled on Thursday (17 August) to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.
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New crisis emerges as South Sudan refugees in Uganda hit one million

Thu, 2017-08-17 15:08
With the one millionth South Sudanese refugee having entered Uganda this week, there is a desperate need for action by the EU, relief organisation World Vision says in a new study.
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Giant floating wind turbines installed off Scottish coast, in world first

Thu, 2017-08-17 14:55
The world’s first floating wind farm is taking shape off the coast of Scotland, in waters normally too deep for turbine installation.
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Brexit is a chance for farming reform – but we must get the policy right

Thu, 2017-08-17 14:28
Britain's withdrawal from the EU undoubtedly carries risks but it may also create the opportunity to build a greener, more efficient, and innovative farming sector. If this happens, Ngaire Woods argues, the EU and other economies might follow suit.
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Hague Court holds Islamist liable for €2.7 million damages after Timbuktu destruction

Thu, 2017-08-17 14:11
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled today (17 August) that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for wrecking holy sites in Timbuktu was liable for damages of €2.7 million euros.
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New EU rules for lower power plant emissions take effect

Thu, 2017-08-17 13:54
The European Commission published on Thursday (17 August) tighter new standards for the bloc's most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, giving them four years to meet the lower emission standards.
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Turkey proposes free movement of workers with Kazakhstan

Thu, 2017-08-17 13:13
The countries of Central Asia are exploring forms of integration resembling those of the European Union, the latest one being the establishment of free movement of people and workers between Turkey and Kazakhstan.
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Germany’s glass ceiling: Firms given one year to appoint women

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:30
Germany's family minister has cornered German firms: Either they name women in management positions now, or they will have to comply with gender quotas in one year. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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US renewable energy growth helped prevent thousands of deaths

Thu, 2017-08-17 11:58
New research has revealed that up to 12,700 deaths were prevented over a nine-year-period in the United States, thanks to an increase in renewable energy use and tighter regulation.
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Turkey criticises Merkel, says Germany can’t dictate EU policy

Thu, 2017-08-17 11:31
Turkey's EU minister said on Thursday (17 August) that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about halting the expansion of a customs union between Ankara and the European Union harmed the credibility of the bloc.
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Commission open to member states’ push to protect quality foods in China

Thu, 2017-08-17 11:02
The European Commission will not block member states’ attempts to sue China over its use of counterfeit trademarks and has insisted a future bilateral deal with the Asian superpower will bring “significant benefits” for Europe’s quality food producers.
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UK and Germany criticise Trump for failing to oppose neo-Nazis

Thu, 2017-08-17 10:37
Of all the EU capitals, London and Berlin have reacted most strongly to Donald Trump’s reluctance to forcefully condemn white supremacists after a woman was killed during a white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville last Saturday (12 August).
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Britain confident of making progress in Brexit talks by October

Thu, 2017-08-17 10:15
Britain is confident it will make “sufficient progress” in negotiations with the European Union by October to move on to the next phase of the talks and discuss future ties with the bloc, the government said on Thursday (17 August). After a slow start to negotiations to unravel more than 40 years of union, Prime […]
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Pittella calls on EU to provide ‘utmost urgent’ help to Sierra Leone

Thu, 2017-08-17 08:19
Gianni Pittella, the president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, has called for the EU to deliver help to Sierra Leone with the utmost urgency, after floods and landslides in the country’s capital Freetown took a huge toll on human lives.
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Ireland says EU demand that Apple pay it €13 billion in back taxes unjustified

Thu, 2017-08-17 07:52
Ireland's finance minister said the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect up to €13 billion in back taxes from Apple was unjustified, in an interview with Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine (FAZ) newspaper.
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Slovak minister under pressure in coalition row over EU funds

Thu, 2017-08-17 07:43
Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Wednesday that (16 August) he wants to replace the Education Minister Peter Plavčan, who is a member of junior coalition partner the Slovak National Party (SNS), over alleged mismanagement of EU subsidies in his department.
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Russian watchdog says Schlumberger-Eurasia Drilling deal ‘has big problems’

Thu, 2017-08-17 07:34
The acquisition of a 51% stake in Russia's Eurasia Drilling Co (EDC) by US oilfield services giant Schlumberger "has big problems" in the current political situation, the head of Russia's competition watchdog said yesterday (16 August).
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