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Moldova and Europe face a catastrophe if Russian-backed parties win power in Sunday’s election

Fri, 2019-02-22 17:25
The present government has steered the country towards the EU because it firmly believes that a European future means a brighter future. But the progress achieved could be derailed if Sunday’s vote goes against the reformers, writes Pavel Filip.
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The Brief – Sibiu, the right cradle for a new Europe?

Fri, 2019-02-22 16:59
Sibiu was intended to be the synonym of a ‘new hope’ for Europe. But the landmark summit to take place in the Romanian city in May is increasingly overshadowed by the tricks and faults of the host country. Romania’s rotating...
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Barcelona the battleground as Huawei set to face off against US

Fri, 2019-02-22 16:53
US officials are set to descend on Barcelona this weekend ahead of Monday's opening of the Mobile World Congress, where Chinese telecoms giant Huawei will look to substantiate its presence in the 5G European market despite rising global security concerns over its operation.
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Ireland launches omnibus bill to mitigate ‘lose-lose’ of no-deal Brexit

Fri, 2019-02-22 16:38
Ireland unveiled its contingency plans for a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Friday, publishing an omnibus bill of fifteen pieces of legislation across nine government departments covering citizen's rights, tax and migration, and the education, healthcare and transport sectors.
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Poland seeks to protect its Ukrainian connection

Fri, 2019-02-22 15:56
Although they are vital to the Polish economy, no one really knows how many Ukrainian migrants live in the country.
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EU Commission wants to support health systems better through structural funds

Fri, 2019-02-22 15:10
Many regions of Europe for poor medical care because there is a lack of doctors, money or infrastrcture. The Commission is now considering how the structural funds can help in a targeted way. EURACTIV France reports.
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Romania treads water on migration and asylum reforms

Fri, 2019-02-22 14:54
In 2015, Romania voted against relocation quotas for refugees within the EU, though it later supported the UN’s Global Compact on Refugees. Recently, it was asked by the UNHCR to use its six-month EU presidency to mobilise member states to be more active in managing the flows of refugees. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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Trans-Europe Express – Friends won’t be friends

Fri, 2019-02-22 11:53
First official projections of seats in the new European Parliament have shown two right-wing ruling parties, Italy’s Lega and Poland’s PiS, as the second and third-biggest single party in the next Parliament, but the highly anticipated ‘Italo-Polish axis’ doesn’t seem to pan out.
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5 Star ‘very surprised’ by EU health chief’s jab at Italy on vaccination

Fri, 2019-02-22 11:52
EU health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis pointed the finger at the Italian government on Tuesday (19 February), saying decisions on vaccination should be based on science rather than "fake news".
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German farmers protest against green energy grid expansion

Fri, 2019-02-22 11:24
Germany's parliament is looking into a law meant to speed up electric grid expansion and move forward its energy transition. But German farmers are not happy and have called for more compensation from the federal government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Tesla taps China’s market ahead of schedule

Fri, 2019-02-22 10:56
US electric car giant Tesla has started delivering its Model 3 car in China slightly ahead of schedule, as it looks to revive sales that have been hit hard by Sino-US trade tensions.
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EU Parliament turf war risks derailing 2050 climate planning

Fri, 2019-02-22 10:56
A dispute between two European Parliament committees threatens to tarnish a debate about the EU’s climate plans for 2050, after MEPs backed two separate resolutions on the European Commission’s strategy.
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European Defence Fund agreed amid ethics concerns

Fri, 2019-02-22 10:39
EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund (EDF) this week, but decisions on the two major issues - budget and eligibility for funding -- had to be postponed as the file remains plagued by controversy.
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Eurelectric boss: ‘The gas system has to be more focused on what makes it really unique’

Fri, 2019-02-22 08:52
As the European Union turns the page on a series of clean energy laws focused on electricity, attention is now turning to decarbonisation in the gas sector, with an upcoming gas package expected in 2020. And the power sector intends to play a central role there too.
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Not there yet but closer: Britain and EU haggle over Brexit compromise

Fri, 2019-02-22 08:50
Britain and the European Union on Thursday (21 February) played down the chances of clinching an immediate Brexit divorce deal but diplomats said they were edging closer to a legal compromise that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win over...
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Putin to US: I’m ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

Fri, 2019-02-22 08:36
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near US territorial waters.
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Tweets of the Week: Election poll, copyright mob, and Fidesz in trouble

Fri, 2019-02-22 08:30
Shock and awe at latest Parliament poll, Commission scores copyright own goal, and Hungary’s Fidesz party is playing the troll.
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The Capitals: Czech far-right supporters expose their party, back Syrian orphans

Fri, 2019-02-22 08:29
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Supporting innovation to unlock a €1 trillion IoT prize for Europe

Fri, 2019-02-22 08:14
Many European small tech companies, eager to tap the potential of 5G connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT), face a "scary reality", writes Brian Scarpelli.
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EPP protects Orbán for now, fearing he might join far-right

Fri, 2019-02-22 08:13
The EPP does not want to raise tensions with its ‘bad boy’ Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán because this might push him towards joining Italian populist Matteo Salvini or even far-right Marine Le Pen, a Christian-Democrat (CDU) told
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