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Jourová: ‘Hopeful’ that more countries will join new EU family law regime

10 hours 12 min ago
New rules on property regimes for international couples will enter into force next year. Věra Jourová, the EU's Justice Commissioner, says the new legal system is "clear, robust and flexible" and hopes more countries will join the once they see the benefits for their citizens.
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A wind of change in the Horn of Africa will reach Europe’s shores

10 hours 27 min ago
The "summer of love" breaking out on the Horn of Africa represents a new reality for the region – and one that will be felt in Europe, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
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Spain returns migrants to Morocco after storming of Melilla enclave

10 hours 32 min ago
Spain sent 55 migrants back to Morocco on Monday (22 October), a day after they forced their way into the Spanish territory of Melilla during an assault on the border in which two migrants died and 19 were injured.
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Keep calm and carry on: Brexit is 95% complete, May tells fractious MPs

10 hours 41 min ago
Theresa May insisted that with ‘95%’ of the Brexit deal concluded it was time to “hold our nerve” through the last weeks of negotiations, as she defended her handling of the Brexit negotiations to MPs on Monday (22 October). 
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Poland Supreme Court judges return to work after EU court ruling

10 hours 42 min ago
Poland's Supreme Court chief justice asked 23 of the court's judges to return to work on Monday (22 October), days after the European Union's top court ordered Poland to "immediately suspend" their retirement under a disputed law.
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Kazakhstan and the Venice Commission

10 hours 43 min ago
The Council of Europe’s Venice Commission has provided precious support to the process of constitutional and legislative change in Kazakhstan, writes Igor Rogov.
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Italy and Brussels meet head-on over budgetary dispute

10 hours 46 min ago
The European Commission prepares to reject Italy's budget on Tuesday (23 October) due to an “unprecedented” breach of EU fiscal rules. But Rome sticks to its guns and presented the breach as a “difficult but necessary decision” taken by the government.
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Russia pledges ‘balance’ if US quits nuclear pact; Trump eyes more weapons

10 hours 57 min ago
Russia said on Monday (22 October) it would be forced to respond in kind to restore the military balance with the United States if President Donald Trump carried through on a threat to quit a nuclear arms treaty and began developing new missiles.
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The ‘Velvet Revolution’ is affecting Armenia’s ties with Russia

11 hours 24 min ago
Although Moscow is aware that the revolution in Armenia had domestic causes, it is not entirely sure that in terms of geopolitics things will remain the same in the future, write Vasif Huseynov and Ayaz Rzayev.
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EU generics industry slams US ‘intervention’ in SPC manufacturing waiver talks

11 hours 44 min ago
The EU generics industry has accused the US government of intervening in the ongoing discussion in the EU on the introduction of a Supplementary Protection Certificate (SPC) manufacturing waiver.
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CCUS is essential to reach net-zero emissions

11 hours 51 min ago
Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) is not a silver bullet solution for climate change but a vital tool for reducing industrial emissions and enabling clean hydrogen production, argues Graeme Sweeney.
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The Brief – Raising the EU flag over Romania

Mon, 2018-10-22 16:51
Romanians still raise the EU flag when they protest against the crackdown on the country's independent judiciary, which has been capable of exposing high-level graft, including the theft of EU funds.
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France becoming more attractive to German investors

Mon, 2018-10-22 15:56
While German companies already have a strong presence in France, more and more of them want to invest in the country, attracted by the French government’s digital policy, among other reasons. EURACTIV France reports.
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European economy: On the road to recovery or still in stagnation?

Mon, 2018-10-22 15:42
The European economy has gradually moved clear of the recession and austerity that have dominated the past ten years. But how important will the economy be in the minds of Europeans as next May’s European Parliament elections approach? This Special...
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Reform of EU family law

Mon, 2018-10-22 15:23
There are more than 16 million international couples in the EU, according to the European Commission. From January 2019, their rights and obligations will be secured by a European regulation for matrimonial property regimes and so-called "registered partnerships".
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Stubb: Public support is one thing, casting votes another

Mon, 2018-10-22 15:20
Alexander Stubb, one of the EPP's two candidates to be the next European Commission president, has urged Greek and Cypriot conservatives to remember how he handled the financial crisis and make an “educated and personal” choice at the party’s congress next month.
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Drinks giants rail against EU bottle cap plan

Mon, 2018-10-22 15:20
Multinationals Coca Cola, Danone, Nestlé and PepsiCo want to improve existing recycling systems rather than invest in new bottle designs with attached caps, which is the EU’s preferred way of curbing plastic waste.
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Enhanced cooperation to make life easier for international couples in the EU

Mon, 2018-10-22 15:16
International couples will find it easier to break up from 2019. After years of negotiation, 18 European Union member states will introduce an EU legislation to rule the property regimes for marriages and registered partners in the Union, thanks to enhanced cooperation.
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Brexit uncertainties haunt UK expats living in Spain

Mon, 2018-10-22 15:14
A lack of clarity in the Brexit negotiations has left many British expatriates living in Spain uncertain about just how the UK's withdrawal from the EU will affect their lives in the future, the head of the group 'Brexpats in Spain' told EURACTIV's media partner EFE in an interview Saturday (20 October).
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European elections amid a looming economic storm

Mon, 2018-10-22 14:14
The slowdown of Europe’s economic growth and the risk of a new recession if the ongoing trade war worsens could steer the political agenda in the run-up to next May's European elections.
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