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An agenda for Germany’s ecological modernisation

14 hours 30 min ago
No matter which parties will eventually form a coalition, Germany’s next government will continue with an agenda of ecological modernisation, writes Arne Jungjohann. Based  on exploratory coalition talks, he explains how such an agenda could look like.
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EIB banking on new business in East Africa

14 hours 38 min ago
Offering credit to East African banks might not be many people’s idea of traditional development aid. Yet promoting private small and medium enterprise, alongside funding for infrastructure projects that will help develop local businesses, lies at the heart of the new strategy for Africa.
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EU auditors insist on full probe into ECB’s role in Greek bailouts

14 hours 52 min ago
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) insists it had the right to look into the role of the European Central Bank in Greek bailouts, based on the Lisbon Treaty and a European Parliament resolution, and is now seeking ways to access the documents the ECB has refused to hand over.
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Russian blackmail in the Council of Europe?

14 hours 58 min ago
The Council of Europe (CoE) could become the first European institution to lift sanctions imposed on Russia for annexing Crimea and military aggression in Eastern Ukraine. This would be a major blow to democratic values on the European continent, write Volodymyr Yermolenko and Sergiy Sydorenko.
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Poland reacts coolly to EU court warning of fines for logging

Tue, 2017-11-21 22:01
Poland reacted coolly to a warning it could incur fines for continuing to log in the Białowieża forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, saying on Tuesday (21 November) its actions were lawful.
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The Brief: More coin-tossing, please

Tue, 2017-11-21 17:09
Yesterday the Council agreed to send the EU’s Medicines Agency to Amsterdam and its Banking Authority to Paris. The results were hardly a shock but the process was an eye-opener.
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Africa’s young people need inspirational leaders, not old autocrats

Tue, 2017-11-21 15:47
Investing in youth is essential for Africa’s future, but what's even more essential is to let inspirational and transformational leaders to come forth, writes Shada Islam.
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Legal Affairs MEPs approve watered down broadcasting rules

Tue, 2017-11-21 15:32
MEPs in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) have approved a watered down version of an EU proposal that will regulate how much content broadcasters must show online.
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Tackling youth unemployment and the skills gap

Tue, 2017-11-21 15:07
EU and business leaders are very keen to address the high levels of youth unemployment and the emerging skills gap across Europe by offering young people opportunities to play an active role in the European economy, writes Stefan Crets.
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What’s your beef? Mercosur trade talks falter

Tue, 2017-11-21 13:48
A battle over beef between the European Union and Argentina and Brazil could push trade talks beyond a year-end deadline and lead to further years of delay.
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Vestager: EU will act if OECD fails on taxing internet giants

Tue, 2017-11-21 12:25
The European Union will take measures to tax US tech giants if the international community doesn't agree to a new system early next year, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Tuesday (21 November).
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Are we there yet? Current state of the smart home market

Tue, 2017-11-21 12:15
The smart home is capturing headlines with its futuristic possibilities of smart cars, fridges and thermostats all connected to each other. However, it is important to be realistic. The current state of the smart home is not even close to this vision, writes Paige Leuschner.
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#ThinkDigital interview on the digital future ahead [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-11-21 12:00
On the occasion of ETNO’s 25th anniversary, we interviewed Telefónica Digital’s Director of Strategy and CDO, John Foster, to find out what his view is on the digital future: shall we be scared or enthusiastic about it?
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Paris celebrates the arrival of the European Banking Authority

Tue, 2017-11-21 11:43
At the end of a suspenseful day, delegates from 27 EU governments meeting in the General Affairs Council chose to relocate the European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam and the European Banking Authority to Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
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Negotiators agree to end geoblocking in move ahead on EU ecommerce files

Tue, 2017-11-21 11:35
MEPs, member states and the European Commission agreed on a compromise deal to end geoblocking restrictions, a move that will force e-commerce businesses to sell to shoppers around the EU regardless of what country they live in.
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MEP Michał Boni: “We have to win the war against fake news”

Tue, 2017-11-21 10:06
The Internet has democratised the world but the side effects of this democratisation are the success of fake news and the campaign of organised disinformation, MEP Michał Boni argues in an interview with EURACTIV Poland.
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Rise of cheap renewables disrupts EU energy plans for 2030

Tue, 2017-11-21 07:42
The rapid fall in costs of wind and solar power, combined with flexible demand technology, could replace “more than half” of coal and gas-powered electricity in Europe by 2030, according to new research published on Tuesday (21 November).
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Commission backs French idea to ban on-screen smoking

Tue, 2017-11-21 07:37
The European Commission is supportive of an idea recently raised in France to ban smoking in films in order to make tobacco consumption less glamorous, an EU official told
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Eurostat gauges EU progress on SDG implementation

Tue, 2017-11-21 07:35
Eurostat, the European Union statistical office, published on Monday (20 November) a monitoring report on how the EU as a whole implements the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing “significant” progress in five of them and “moderate” progress for eight others.
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In a time of strong men politics, how do women (re)group?

Tue, 2017-11-21 07:23

The surge of rightwing nationalist parties throughout Europe has led to an increase in sexist, demeaning remarks as well as attempts to repeal crucial legislation affecting women’s rights, warn representatives of the Brussels Binder.

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