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Tweets of the Week: Selmayr’s promotion, Barroso’s ethics, and Mad Max Brexit

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Welcome to Tweets of the Week. This week, Selmayr's promotion sparks attacks, Barroso’s ethics are allegedly lax, and post-Brexit Britain won’t be like Mad Max.
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ECJ isn’t the right actor to make political choices related to trade deals

Thu, 2018-02-22 17:34
Trade deals should focus on opening up trade and should not be overloaded with all kinds of other purposes. And when politics does sneak into trade deals, it should be left to the elected politicians and not to judges, writes Pieter Cleppe.
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The Brief – Time waits for no Tory

Thu, 2018-02-22 17:01
Theresa May gathered her ministers for yet another unfortunately titled Brexit ‘war cabinet’ at her country retreat on Thursday. Nobody in Brussels is holding their breath. Nor do May’s ministers appear to be in any great hurry to agree on a long-awaited negotiating position.
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EU court rules against Poland’s air pollution

Thu, 2018-02-22 16:08
The Court of Justice ruled on Thursday (22 February) that Poland has infringed air quality laws, urging Warsaw to comply "without delay" or face fines after finding that the country has regularly exceeded fine particle limits for years.
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European data centres: Supporting growth in Europe [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-02-22 15:54
Technology is changing the economy - not just in the bigger cities but also in regions across Europe.
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Illicit financial flows cost Africa $50 billion a year, states new report

Thu, 2018-02-22 15:14
Illicit financial flows cost African countries at least $50 billion every year, more than the total development aid the continent receives, according to a new report by the OECD. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Peru-EU trade deal provides boost to ‘superfood’ producers, other SMEs

Thu, 2018-02-22 13:49
Producers of Peru's "superfoods," native and highly nutritious products such as quinoa, Hass avocados and blueberries, have emerged as big winners in the first five years of the Andean nation's free-trade agreement with the European Union.
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EU summit to stay away from anything requiring treaty change

Thu, 2018-02-22 13:11
The informal EU-27 summit on Friday (23 February) will discuss the preparation of the 2019 European elections, institutional issues and the next long-term EU budget. But diplomats said the leaders would steer clear of any big decisions that would require treaty change.
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Bonino on the danger of the Italian right and the M5S to Europe

Thu, 2018-02-22 11:06
The former European Commissioner, Emma Bonino, returns to the Italian political scene with the upcoming general election with the +Europa coalition, and the aim of removing “the danger” of the far right and the Five Star Movement. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
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Macron’s agenda for the informal summit

Thu, 2018-02-22 10:59
If the implementation of transnational lists for the 2019 European elections does not appear to be panning out as Emmanuel Macron wished, the French president now hopes to gain the upper hand on the appointment of the next European Commission president. EURACTIV.fr reports
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Turkey says whoever helps Kurd militia in Syria is ‘legitimate target’

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:59
Turkey yesterday (21 February) said it would consider a "legitimate target" any group that comes to the aid of Kurdish militia in Afrin in northern Syria.
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Greek politicians face probe in pharma bribery scandal

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:56
The Greek parliament decided on 21 February to establish a special committee that will investigate the role of politicians in the alleged Novartis scandal, a case that analysts claim will shake up the country’s political system.
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Health care risks being forgotten in Brexit talks, industry warns

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:53
Health risks being forgotten in Brexit negotiations, potentially delaying the availability of new medicines and imposing large costs on manufacturers, public health leaders have warned.
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Merkel sees Macedonia taking steps on path to EU

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:49
Macedonia is making headway in its bid to join the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (21 February), praising recent reforms by Skopje and the prospect of settling its chronic name dispute with Greece.
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+Europa candidate: Italy risks departing from basic EU values

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:43
The stakes are high for Italy ahead of the vote on 4 March, as it runs the risk of becoming yet another EU country that departs from basic European values such as the rule of law, candidate Alberto Alemanno told EURACTIV.
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Centre-left party joins tangled Czech coalition talks

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:41
The Czech centre-left Social Democrats opened talks on forming a government with last year's election winner ANO yesterday (21 February), aiming to break a deadlock that has prevented the formation of a majority coalition.
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Farmers defend biofuels as part of EU’s upcoming ‘protein strategy’

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:35
There is a need to maintain the EU's main source of protein feed that are the co-product of biofuels, the European farmers association Copa-Cogeca told EURACTIV.com as the Commission announced its intention to draw up an EU-wide "protein strategy".
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US, EU warn against political meddling in Bosnia graft cases

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:30
The United States and the European Union yesterday (21 February) warned Bosnia it needed to better protect the judiciary in corruption cases from political pressure, which had resulted in few high-level graft cases being processed in the Balkan country.
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UK backtracks over Brexit transition period

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:27
The Prime Minister's office has sought to play down suggestions that Theresa May’s government is preparing to re-open talks about the length of the transition period after the UK formally leaves the EU.
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US raps Albania’s Rama for ‘careless’ words on Kosovo

Thu, 2018-02-22 07:03
The United States urged Albania yesterday (21 February) to avoid "careless language" after its prime minister suggested a single president and single security policy for both his country and neighbouring Kosovo in a speech that infuriated Serbia.
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