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Zuckerberg’s Parliament meeting ‘the right thing’, says EU justice chief

Tue, 2018-05-22 06:21
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting on Tuesday afternoon (22 May) with European Parliament leaders is “the right thing for himself” after the company’s recent data collection scandal, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said in an interview.
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Italian president hesitates as novice put forward as premier

Tue, 2018-05-22 06:18
Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League on Monday (21 May) proposed Giuseppe Conte, a little-known law professor, as prime minister to lead their big-spending coalition government.
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Europe’s attempts to spark electric vehicle revolution

Tue, 2018-05-22 06:03
Transport is one of the EU’s few sectors where emissions are actually growing. Brussels believes that electric vehicle uptake is one of the main solutions to halt this trend but what steps are being taken to decarbonise our roads?
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Europe’s e-mobility gamechangers

Tue, 2018-05-22 06:01
The European Union is starting to think in earnest about how to reduce the impact of transportation on the environment. But are plans to tackle a sector whose emissions continue to grow too strict or not ambitious enough?
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Tackling EU child poverty through Child Guarantee

Mon, 2018-05-21 07:40
Based on figures from 2016, nearly 26.4% of children across the EU are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, poverty or social exclusion. But the EU has one potential policy development to deal with this worrying trend, write Joanna Hofman and Katie Stewart.
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Modern diesels: part of the solution [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-05-21 01:45
Motor vehicles’ undesirable tailpipe emissions are pollutants which impact ambient air quality and are harmful to human health, as well as greenhouse gas (CO2) emissions, which impact climate change.
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Europe’s next digital network: power and responsibility [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-05-21 01:43
With great power comes great responsibility. Various versions of this quote were attributed throughout history to Churchill, Roosevelt and more recently to Spiderman.
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Barrier-free environment for fans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-05-21 01:41
With just a few weeks to go before the kick-off in Russia on 14 June, everything is set for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ to be a truly inclusive event for everyone.
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US gas lobby chief: A lot of LNG can come to Europe through Poland

Mon, 2018-05-21 01:39
There is a strong possibility that Poland will build a floating Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in Gdańsk, according to Fred H. Hutchison, who says “a lot of gas” can come to Central European markets this way.
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‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ launch 7 May 2018

Mon, 2018-05-21 01:37
On 7 May the ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign was officially launched in partnership with the BOZAR and the city of Brussels, and with the support of the campaign's partners.
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Simplification still the main challenge for EU cohesion policy control

Mon, 2018-05-21 01:36
The European Commission will soon present its legislative proposal for the future EU cohesion policy, in the context of negotiations for a new long-term budget. But in order to define new financing instruments, it is important to understand if the existing ones worked or not.
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EU-Azeri trade pact will be ready in 2019

Fri, 2018-05-18 17:30
An EU-Azerbaijan trade and political agreement will be ready for ratification next year, says Javanshir Feyziyev, co-chair of the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC).
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EU farming community divided over new plant breeding techniques

Fri, 2018-05-18 17:23
The EU should embrace the new plant breeding techniques as the best chance to supply enough food for the EU's population, according to mainstream EU farmers. But organic farmers oppose this and a lot may depend on a European court ruling due before the summer.
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The Brief – Fast and Furious: Brussels Drift

Fri, 2018-05-18 16:54
The Commission couldn’t have picked a more smoggy week in Brussels to unveil new emissions cuts and hit national capitals with air quality legal cases.
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Jourova to press for EU-US data sharing deal next week

Fri, 2018-05-18 15:55
EU justice chief Vera Jourova will push for a new data access agreement with the United States when she meets next week with her American counterpart, amid growing transatlantic tensions over issues including the Iran nuclear agreement and trade.
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Reducing emissions in agriculture: What solutions for a more sustainable farming sector?

Fri, 2018-05-18 15:40
Agriculture is one of the sectors most affected by climate change. However, it also contributes to the release of gases like ammonia and greenhouse gases (GHGs), affecting the quality of air and biodiversity.
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CoR wants Commission to consider stabilisation fund for regions affected by Brexit

Fri, 2018-05-18 14:02
The UK's departure will have an major impact on the EU's regions and cities, the Committee of the Regions has warned. The Committee has urged the European Commission to consider setting up a regional stabilisation fund before 29 March 2019.
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France gives green light to palm oil despite European Parliament’s ban

Fri, 2018-05-18 13:39
While the European Parliament has decided to ban palm oil imports by 2021, France recently gave the go-ahead for a biorefinery owned by Total, a move that prompted many critics. reports.
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How to meet Europe’s growing gas import demand [Promoted content]

Fri, 2018-05-18 13:00
As Europe’s domestic production of natural gas is steadily declining and demand is projected to remain stable, import requirements will rise in the coming decades. There are only two options to meet the increasing demand for gas imports – pipeline gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
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Role of investment hubs in global FDI flows: unknown, unloved? [Promoted content]

Fri, 2018-05-18 12:30
On May 22, the Investment Facilitation Forum (IFF) holds an event that seeks to clarify the role of investment hubs and explore how their activities are linked to the EU tax agenda, financial regulation and the assistance to developing countries. Ahead of the event, the IFF president shares his view on the importance of distinguishing between investment hubs and tax havens.
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