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Thailand claims junta better placed to tackle fish sector abuses

1 hour 49 min ago

Thai authorities have registered more than 70,000 previously undocumented foreign workers in its fishing industry, navy officials said Thursday (11 February), part of a bid by the junta to stave off a potentially ruinous EU ban on its seafood exports.

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Renzi attacks EU’s ‘therapeutic obstinacy’ with austerity

2 hours 16 min ago

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has compared Europe's recent economic policies to administering drugs, in order to artificially prolong the life of a terminally ill patient.

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Subsidiarity: The only way forward

2 hours 41 min ago

Tomasz Poręba (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość) is a Polish member of the European Parliament (ECR group) and the president of New Direction, the Foundation for European Reform.

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Scientists prepare for potential Zika virus outbreak in Southern Europe

3 hours 4 min ago

Researchers from the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the spread of the Zika virus, as it is increasingly likely that the virus will reach Southern Europe, according to the group.

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Spanish MEP urges Commission to investigate Turkish army killings

3 hours 42 min ago

Javier Couso of the European United Left-Nordic Green Left group (GUE/NGL) has asked the executive to investigate the incident in which the Turkish army killed 60 people in the southeastern town of Cizre.

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French energy transition falls back on Juncker Plan for funding

3 hours 45 min ago

The lion's share of investment in French higher education and research, as well as innovation, comes through the national Investments for the Future Programme (PIA).

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Erdogan threatens to send refugees to the EU by plane and bus

4 hours 4 min ago

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today (11 February) slammed EU and UN pressure to open Turkey's borders to more refugees, threatening to send the millions already in the country to other states.

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German minister asks for half a billion to create jobs for refugees

5 hours 30 min ago

Nahles has asked for nearly half a billion euros from Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble in order to provide better access to jobs, according to German media. 

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Erdogan warns Turkey's patience will run out on Syria

5 hours 40 min ago

Turkey's patience may run out over the crisis in Syria and it could be forced to take action, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday (11 February), calling on the United Nations to do more to prevent what he said was "ethnic cleansing" in the country.

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In Ukraine's conflict, rumours of compromise grow

6 hours 15 min ago

The United States and Russia may be moving closer to an understanding on the conflict in Ukraine, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.

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Study: Consumers duped by recommended serving sizes

6 hours 18 min ago

Whether it is a question of high blood pressure, cholesterol levels or obesity, Europeans' health depends more and more on diet.

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Sefcovic: Nord Stream is not in conformity with the Energy Union's goals

10 hours 8 min ago

The European Commission so far is only aware of general information about the project, and is therefore unable to make conclusive decisions, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič told EurActiv in an exclusive interview.

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Turkey and Greece seek NATO mission in Aegean, German official says

10 hours 31 min ago

Turkey and Greece have agreed to ask for a NATO mission to monitor refugee flows in the Aegean Sea and combat people smugglers, a senior German government official said late yesterday (10 February).

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Commission’s 'green' CAP questionable, study says

10 hours 42 min ago

The implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2014-2020 is not as “green” as the European Commission is claiming, a new study has found.

The European Commission, though, shares a different view. 

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IMF threatens to cut Ukraine aid over corruption

11 hours 54 sec ago

The International Monetary Fund threatened to cut crucial financial aid to cash-strapped Ukraine yesterday (10 February) because of the country's "slow progress" in fighting corruption.

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Azerbaijan's rejection of EU association was an eye-opener for Brussels

11 hours 10 min ago

Azerbaijan is the best example that the one-size-fits-all approach of the EU vis-à-vis its neighbours does not work, a Commission official admitted to an audience in Brussels.

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EU internet freedom programme endangered by Commission muddle

11 hours 31 min ago

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission appears to have shelved a landmark programme that gave out aid money to help human rights workers, protestors and journalists access the internet.

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GMOs and pesticides could be tolerated in organic food under new EU rules

11 hours 38 min ago

The European Parliament's Agriculture committee (AGRI) adopted a report containing a set of proposed revisions to EU organic farming standards on Monday (8 February). One change that met with mixed reactions from MEPs was a relaxation of the organic certification requirements.

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Merkel and Hollande devise a plan for the future of the eurozone

11 hours 45 min ago

For Germany's Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, the situation is clear: whatever differences may exist, progress is vital. "Europe is currently facing major challenges. It is our shared responsibility to move Europe forward," he said.

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Crisis-hit Europe on cusp of tragedy like World War One, warns Tusk

11 hours 51 min ago

European Council President Donald Tusk has warned that Europe, reeling from the migration and the possibility of the UK quitting the bloc, is on the cusp of a tragedy like World War One.

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