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EU may require YouTube, DailyMotion to seek deals with music industry

Thu, 2016-08-25 18:26
Websites such as Google's YouTube, DailyMotion and Pinterest could be required to seek licences or revenue-sharing deals with artists for content that is uploaded by their users as part of the European Union's planned copyright overhaul.
Categories: EurActiv

EU calls on Gabon to produce ‘speedy and transparent’ election result

Thu, 2016-08-25 18:19
EU election observers have called on Gabon’s electoral commission to ensure votes are counted “with transparency and speed” after this weekend’s presidential election, where incumbent Ali Bongo is hoping for a second term.
Categories: EurActiv

Report: Cyprus reunification deal taking shape

Thu, 2016-08-25 16:09
A website in Cyprus has published what looks like the blueprint of an agreement for the reunification of the island, divided since 1974.
Categories: EurActiv

Borissov: ‘Absolute non-solidarity’ reigns in the EU

Thu, 2016-08-25 15:20
The Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov made use of anti-EU rhetoric ahead of a visit to Turkey tomorrow (26 August), describing Ankara as Sofia’s only ally in the context of the refugee crisis.
Categories: EurActiv

Commission dodges burkini ban questions but says officials can wear burka at work

Thu, 2016-08-25 15:03
The European Commission today (25 August) dodged questions over France’s controversial burkini ban but said there was nothing to stop EU officials wearing a burka to work.
Categories: EurActiv

German firms see Brexit clouds approaching

Thu, 2016-08-25 11:45
Germany is waking up to the threat of Brexit and could see weaker growth in 2017, analysts said on Thursday (25 August), after a key business confidence survey showed a sharp decline.
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Orban: It’s ‘impossible’ that the EU will allow visa-free travel to Turks

Thu, 2016-08-25 10:24
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that he sees it as “impossible” to allow Turkish citizens visa-free travel to Europe, and that European countries will be unable to keep their promise to Turkey.
Categories: EurActiv

Turkey’s careful incursion into Syria

Thu, 2016-08-25 08:49
Instead of a daring charge, Turkey is making a carefully calibrated entrance, as it has to balance and maintain relations both with the US and Russia, writes Stratfor.
Categories: EurActiv

Fico to act as Putin’s messenger to the EU

Thu, 2016-08-25 07:52
Slovak Prime Minister Vladimir Fico, who will dine with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today (25 August), will carry Russia’s messages to the EU ahead of crucial meetings concerning the Union’s future, the Russian press reports.
Categories: EurActiv

Biden mends fences with Turkey, at the expense of Kurdish forces in Syria

Thu, 2016-08-25 07:37
On a visit to Ankara, US Vice President Joe Biden sought yesterday (24 August) to ease tensions with Turkey which have been growing since the 15 July coup attempt.
Categories: EurActiv

Nigel Farage addresses Trump rally, bashes Clinton

Thu, 2016-08-25 06:56
Nigel Farage lent his support to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Wednesday (24 August), saying Trump represented the same type of anti-establishment movement that he masterminded in his own country.
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Austrian nationalist candidate to flaunt his ‘toughness’

Thu, 2016-08-25 05:45
Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) kicked off its campaign for president on Wednesday (24 August) with the slogan "Power needs control", seeking to get its candidate Norbert Hofer elected on a promise of toughness after concerns over Europe's migrant crisis.
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EU asks for WTO panel over Colombia’s tax practices on spirits

Thu, 2016-08-25 05:37
The European Commission has requested the establishment of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) panel over Colombia's alleged discrimination against imported spirits.
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Brussels prepares EU-wide scheme for visa-free travel authorisation

Thu, 2016-08-25 05:00
The European Commission is preparing a proposal inspired by France and Germany to introduce a “European ESTA” modelled on a US scheme that requires international travellers who do not need a visa to apply online – and pay a 14 dollar fee – before entering the territory, can confirm.
Categories: EurActiv

Flanders eyes post-Brexit North Sea union

Thu, 2016-08-25 04:45
With Britain leaving the European Union, its neighbours and historic trading partners in Flanders think it is time to revive efforts to forge a new North Sea union to tighten links around shared waters.
Categories: EurActiv

Romania releases first loan tranche to crisis-hit Moldova

Wed, 2016-08-24 18:56
European Union member Romania said Wednesday (24 August) it has paid the first tranche of a multi-million-euro loan to neighbouring Moldova, in a bid to prevent the ex-Soviet nation from economic collapse and help it maintain a pro-European course.
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Ventotene – the symbolism of the Renzi-Hollande-Merkel summit

Wed, 2016-08-24 17:45
The choice of Matteo Renzi to hold the meeting with President Hollande and Chancellor Merkel in Ventotene was highly significant, writes Monica Frassoni.
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EU enlargement chief: Turkey should address open question’ on accession

Wed, 2016-08-24 14:45
EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn has called on Turkey to address the "open question" of whether it was willing to meet the criteria to join the European Union since the uncertainty was straining its relations with the bloc.
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Commission defends Greek debt data after statistics scandal

Wed, 2016-08-24 14:38
The European Commission has defended the reliability of Greek statistics on the country’s debt, and called on Athens to counter “misleading media reports” that the data was falsified.
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EU provides Italy with satellite maps of earthquake damage

Wed, 2016-08-24 14:27
The EU has pledged to provide whatever help Rome requests in the wake of an overnight earthquake in central Italy which has so far claimed at least 38 lives.
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