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Time to give up sacred EU budget cows

Fri, 2019-01-18 07:26
As EU member states debate the bloc’s next 7-year budget, no sector should be off-limits. Annika Hedberg argues that each euro spent should provide added value for the EU and its citizens, including the agricultural sector, a major recipient of EU money.
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Protecting journalism is not synonymous with protecting the interests of big press publishers

Fri, 2019-01-18 07:20
The review of the EU Copyright Directive must ensure that publishers, regardless of their size, equally benefit from this reform, writes Carlos Astiz.
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The Brief – Look who’s back…

Thu, 2019-01-17 17:04
The old king of political vulgarity, the proto-Trump, is back. The news of the day is that Silvio Berlusconi will be running for a seat in the European Parliament, reviving his political career after a ban imposed over a tax fraud conviction expired.
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EU participation in ‘anti-Iran summit’ shrouded in uncertainty

Thu, 2019-01-17 16:58
The US-initiated Middle East summit to be held in Warsaw in mid-February has been touted as the most important event held in the city since the 2016 NATO summit. But Tehran has dismissed the meeting as a “desperate anti-Iranian circus" and the EU is struggling for a common position.
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Kazakhstan advocates closer ties between EU and Eurasian Economic Union

Thu, 2019-01-17 16:18
A senior official from Kazakhstan, one of the five members of the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), has called for greater cooperation between EEAU and the EU, ultimately aiming to create a single economic space from the Atlantic to Pacific. But a Commission spokesperson made clear it could only be a long-term goal, depending on political developments.
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Berlusconi books ticket to Brussels

Thu, 2019-01-17 14:32
Silvio Berlusconi will stand as an MEP in the upcoming EU elections, the former Italian prime minister announced on Thursday (17 January).
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Germany considers Huawei 5G ban amid global backlash against Chinese tech giant

Thu, 2019-01-17 13:00
The German government is considering excluding Huawei from the country's 5G market amid a global backlash against the Chinese telecoms company. The news comes a week after a Huawei senior executive was arrested on espionage charges in Poland.
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Greens save glyphosate from EU ban calls, as deal with EPP triumphs

Thu, 2019-01-17 09:14
The Greens in the European Parliament have blocked an amendment calling for the ban of Monsanto's controversial weedkiller, as part of a broader political deal with the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) to back a report calling for a rethink of the EU's pesticide approval system.
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EU envoys agree sanctions on Russians accused of Skripals’ poisoning

Thu, 2019-01-17 08:26
European Union ambassadors agreed on Wednesday (16 January) to impose sanctions on nine individuals and one entity accused of chemical weapons attacks, including two Russian men blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain, two diplomats said.
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US about to ditch landmark missile treaty, cites Russia’s non-compliance

Thu, 2019-01-17 08:15
After talks between Washington and Moscow to save a Cold War arms control treaty collapsed this week, the United States announced on Wednesday (16 January) it would no longer consider itself bound by the treaty obligations in under two weeks times.
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US discourages foreign companies from doing business in Cuba

Thu, 2019-01-17 08:12
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned foreign businesses Wednesday (16 January) to steer clear of formerly private properties seized by Cuba -- and said he was considering allowing lawsuits over such assets in US courts.
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Academic: Oil and gas boilers should be banned across Europe by 2030

Thu, 2019-01-17 08:07
Emissions from residential heating can be drastically reduced if Europe agrees a ban on new oil and gas boiler installations by 2030 at the latest, according to a Danish researcher who led an EU-wide study to decarbonise the heating and cooling sector.
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Brits in Belgium thrown no-deal Brexit lifeline

Thu, 2019-01-17 08:06
British citizens already living and working in Belgium will be free to remain even in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK’s ambassador in Brussels confirmed on Wednesday (16 January).
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Scientists call for radical change of diet to transform global food system

Thu, 2019-01-17 07:59
The global food system needs urgent reform, less meat consumption and more legumes, as three billion people worldwide are malnourished and food production is exceeding planetary boundaries, scientists have warned in a new report.
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Putin to receive a rock star welcome in Belgrade

Thu, 2019-01-17 07:57
With T-shirts, mugs and murals bearing his face, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to receive a rock star welcome on Thursday (17 January) when he lands in Serbia, Moscow's key ally on the edge of Europe.
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Tsipras wins confidence vote, eyes Prespa agreement ratification

Thu, 2019-01-17 07:32
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday (16 January) survived a confidence vote after a row over a landmark name deal with Macedonia sunk his four-year coalition.
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Spanish PM: If Europe protects us, we need to protect Europe

Thu, 2019-01-17 07:30
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez stood up for a more social, feminist, greener and united Europe, in his speech on the future of the EU before the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday (16 January). 
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World risks sleepwalking into next crisis, Davos report warns

Thu, 2019-01-17 07:10
Global risks are intensifying but the will to tackle them collectively is eroding, as forces across the planet call for “taking back control”, the World Economic Forum warned in its latest report published on Wednesday (16 January).
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May offers cross-party Brexit talks after surviving confidence vote

Wed, 2019-01-16 21:06
Theresa May offered to immediately open cross-party talks to agree on a new Brexit deal after she narrowly survived a vote of no confidence on Wednesday (16 January).
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Nickel energizing batteries [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-01-16 17:32
While nickel is not always in the name, its presence in many battery technologies is helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - enabling clean energy solutions to be a central part of our effort to tackle global warming.
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