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The Brief – Side-stepping the migration issue

3 hours 23 min ago
No one can say that the EU and its leaders are not exorcised by migration. Its next seven-year budget is expected to include a plethora of new tools, including a “migration management window”. An investment fund for African countries has been set up to “tackle the root causes of migration”.
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Barnier: UK needs to show ‘realism’, will be shut out of Arrest Warrant

4 hours 40 min ago
The UK needs a reality check and will not be able to remain part of the European Arrest Warrant after it leaves the European Union, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday.
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Spain’s new prime minister aims for regular elections in 2020

4 hours 48 min ago
Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who took over earlier this month after his conservative predecessor lost a no-confidence vote, said on Monday (18 June) he plans to stay in office until the regular ballot scheduled for 2020.
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The EU needs to walk the talk on the Paris Climate Agreement

5 hours 39 min ago
With its objective of reaching greenhouse gas (GHG) neutrality in the second half of this century, the Paris Agreement has been hailed as the most ambitious climate accord to date. But it is only as ambitious and effective as the policies that countries implement to achieve its objectives, writes Lola Vallejo.
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EU dilemma on Morocco-Western Sahara conflict remains unsolved

7 hours 28 min ago
Morocco is the EU’s most stable trading partner in North Africa and a reliable ally in Brussels’ efforts to control African migration across the Mediterranean. But two rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) have revived political tensions in the region and complicated things for the Commission.
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EU court decision on plant breeding techniques ‘normally’ before summer break

8 hours 14 min ago
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) should "normally" decide on the future of the so-called new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) before the summer break in July. However, no date has yet been set, a source close to the issue told
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Georgia is a country of old Europe

12 hours 15 sec ago
Many forces wish to undermine Georgia’s democratic development, and this is why the EU engagement and cooperation must be much more active, writes Gunnar Hökmar.
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Empower a German ‘Iran Bank’ to save Iran’s nuclear deal

12 hours 16 min ago
The prospect of securing major private-sector investments could offer Iran an incentive to uphold its side of the nuclear agreement despite Washington’s withdrawal. Laura von Daniels argues that a private German Iran Bank could do the trick. Dr. Laura von...
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Romania parliament changes criminal procedure; opposition says aims to hide graft

12 hours 28 min ago
Romania's lower house of parliament on Monday night (18 June) approved amendments to the country's criminal procedure, which critics and the centrist opposition say would weaken prosecutors' powers to probe high level corruption.
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Salvini wants census of Roma communities to expel non-Italians

12 hours 43 min ago
Italy's new government plans to carry out a census of the Roma community with an eye to kicking out anyone staying in the country illegally, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said yesterday (18 June).
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Czech PM flatly rejects EU post-Brexit budget proposal

12 hours 51 min ago
Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babiš yesterday (18 June) rejected the European Commission's multi-year draft budget as "completely unacceptable", lashing out at spending priorities imposed by Brussels.
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Why new coal in Turkey and the Balkans will test China’s and EU’s climate leadership

13 hours 2 min ago
The EU and China have to live up to their responsibilities on climate change and use every opportunity to support the Western Balkans and Turkey to move beyond coal. This means renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, not new coal, argue Elif Gündüzyeli and Igor Kalaba.
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Conte: Germany is aware EU needs to change its migration policy

13 hours 5 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (18 June) she wanted to support Italy in its efforts to reduce the number of migrants arriving on its shores, possibly handling asylum requests for Europe in non-European countries including Libya.
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Mercosur plays the field as EU trade talks drag on

13 hours 21 min ago
Leaders of South American trade bloc Mercosur pushed for trade deals with Asian and other Western Hemisphere countries during a summit on Monday (18 June), as roadblocks remained in talks with the EU despite optimism earlier this year.
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Claude Turmes MEP: A net-zero emissions target by 2050 will be our red line

13 hours 24 min ago
Any country resisting an EU-wide objective to reduce emissions to net-zero by mid-century is essentially “in the same camp as Mr. Trump” when it comes to climate change, says Claude Turmes, the lead European Parliament negotiator on the Energy Union governance proposal.
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EU’s proposed tax on burning plastic waste is counter-productive

13 hours 28 min ago
The CO2 emissions reductions achieved by plastic recycling is very costly when compared to alternatives like wind energy and solar PV, while much energy can be extracted from burning plastic waste, argue Raymond Gradus and Henriëtte Prast.
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Half of Aquarius migrants seek asylum in France

13 hours 32 min ago
Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said yesterday (18 June).
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Heavy workload delays EU report on environmental impact of drugs

13 hours 44 min ago
The European Commission’s much-awaited communication on the environmental impact of pharmaceuticals is at an “advanced stage” but might not be adopted in the near future because of other legislative initiatives on the agenda, an EU official has told
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Merkel avoids collapse of government, but faces deadline

13 hours 48 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Bavarian allies agreed to give her two weeks' breathing space yesterday (18 June) to find a European solution to a row over immigration that threatens to scupper her three-month-old coalition government.
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The EU has to broaden its alliances to shape the new world order

13 hours 54 min ago
Enough tears have been shed, egos and emotions shaken and obituaries written about the transatlantic relationship. It is time to move on. So wipe the tears, stop the whining and turn over a new page. The US has embarked on a new journey, and the EU should do the same, writes Shada Islam.
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