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EU says military intervention in Venezuela must be avoided

Mon, 2019-02-25 14:11
The European Union on Monday (25 February)  urged countries to avoid any military intervention in Venezuela.
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After Putin’s warning, Russian TV lists nuclear targets in US

Mon, 2019-02-25 13:38
Russian state television has listed US military facilities that Moscow would target in the event of a nuclear strike, and said that a hypersonic missile Russia is developing would be able to hit them in less than five minutes.
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Voices from the regions: Brexit impact along the Irish border

Mon, 2019-02-25 13:37
On 29 March, the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union.'s on-the-ground reporting looks into the effects of Brexit on EU regions and, in particular, its implications for the relationship between Northern Ireland and Ireland.
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German Left Party’s Gysi: EU shouldn’t be understood as necessary evil

Mon, 2019-02-25 13:05
The German Left Party has adopted its programme and named Martin Schirdewan, a 43-year old MEP, and Özlem Demirel as its top candidates for the European elections. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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The Capitals: Bulgaria votes against Romania’s Kövesi as EU chief prosecutor

Mon, 2019-02-25 10:26
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Italy’s far-right hopes to form new broad Conservative alliance in Europe

Mon, 2019-02-25 09:44
Italy’s far-right party Fratelli d’Italia has joined the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE), with the aim of forming a broad right-wing alliance in the next European Parliament following the EU elections in May.
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Thousands of Romanians protest against judicial changes

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:58
Thousands of Romanians protested across the country on Sunday (24 February) after the government passed an emergency decree that critics said chipped away at prosecutors' independence in one of the European Union's most corrupt states.
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Brexit will be painful for the EU27 too. This is where it will hit hardest

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:57
As the deadline for the UK's departure from the EU approaches, looked at how Brexit will impact the rest of Europe. Ireland, France and Germany are likely to be the most heavily affected.
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France’s ‘Rana Plaza’ law delivers few results

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:57
France wants to be at the forefront of efforts to regulate multinationals’ responsibility towards workers in developing countries, but is having difficulty enforcing its own law on duty of care, according to a report published on 21 February. EURACTIV France reports.
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Polish opposition forms coalition for European elections

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:51
Five Polish opposition parties on Sunday (24 February) unveiled a coalition to fight the European elections in May, accusing the ruling conservatives of seeking an exit from the European Union.
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Iran’s democratic resistance movement can no longer be ignored

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:46
Western politicians who defend the status quo in Iran relations are divorced from reality, writes Lord Maginnis of Drumglass.
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Europe facing ‘winds of xenophobia’, Spain’s Sanchez warns

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:43
Spain's Pedro Sánchez on Sunday (24 February) urged Europeans to resist the "winds of xenophobia" threatening the continent, as he marked 80 years since the flight of 475,000 Spaniards to France after Francisco Franco seized power after a brutal civil war.
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Northern Ireland peace pays dividends in Bogota, Bougainville and Beirut

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:38
At a time when the Brexit divorce deal hangs on a magic formula not to harm the Good Friday Agreement, Julian Oliver reminds that Northern Ireland peace served as a model in other parts of the world.
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Arab League, EU seek synchrony on regional crises in first summit

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:33
Arab and European states sought common ground on security threats and regional crises including Yemen, Syria and Libya on Sunday at their first joint summit held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
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Athens conference puts Greek socialists to the test

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:33
A conference organised in Athens by the European Parliament's Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group on 4 March has driven a wedge between left-wing political parties in Greece.
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Estonian far-right party holds torchlight march ahead of polls

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:32
Thousands of supporters of Estonia's nationalist EKRE party held a torchlight march to mark independence day in Tallinn on Sunday (24 February) as the once marginal party is set make big gains in a general election next weekend.
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Moldova looks set for hung parliament as opposition threatens protests

Mon, 2019-02-25 08:29
Early results pointed to a hung parliament in Moldova's election on Sunday (24 February), splitting the vote between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces at a time when the ex-Soviet republic's relations with the European Union have soured.
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Banking on the energy transformation

Mon, 2019-02-25 07:24
In the last five years, the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided over €50 billion in clean energy investments in Europe and around the world. As a new cycle opens, Andrew McDowell explains the key principles that will underpin the EIB’s future lending policy.
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Time for EU bank to comply with EU’s climate objectives

Mon, 2019-02-25 07:19
As the European Investment Bank (EIB) holds a meeting in Brussels today (25 February) to consult the public on its new energy policy, Wendel Trio reflects on the role the EU’s bank should have in tackling the climate crisis.
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Commission accuses Telefónica of breaking merger promise

Fri, 2019-02-22 17:30
Spanish telecoms operator Telefonica has failed to help rivals enter the German mobile market, breaking a promise made five years ago in return for the European Commission's approval of its acquisition of E-Plus, the institution said on Friday (22 February) in a landmark case.
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