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Five Star Movement and Lega clash over cruise ship crash

Mon, 2019-06-03 08:52
A near tragedy in Venice on Sunday (2 June) has once again shown how Italy’s co-ruling parties are more and more at loggerheads after last week's EU elections shifted the government's balance of powers towards Matteo Salvini's far-right Lega party.
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Pope pleads for European unity, warns against fear-mongers

Mon, 2019-06-03 08:47
Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday (2 June), saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc.
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SPD leader resignation shakes German politics, while Greens take lead

Mon, 2019-06-03 08:39
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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New Democracy sweeps Greek local elections

Mon, 2019-06-03 08:32
Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party on Sunday (2 June) swept local elections, winning in nearly all regions and the cities of Athens and Thessaloniki, routing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's ruling left five weeks before they face off in general elections.
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Police, protesters clash in Albania, US condemns the violence

Mon, 2019-06-03 08:22
Police in the Albanian capital Tirana on Sunday (2 June) fired tear gas and water canon at demonstrators demanding the resignation of socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama.
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Juncker: Not enough work to keep 28 Commissioners busy

Mon, 2019-06-03 08:17
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has urged member states not to name short-term replacements for the Commissioners that have been elected as MEPs, insisting there is not enough work for 28 Commissioners anyway.
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Trump brings Brexit advice on state visit to troubled UK

Mon, 2019-06-03 08:08
Britain will roll out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump on Monday (3 June) as he arrives in Britain for a state visit already overshadowed by his outspoken remarks on Brexit.
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EU, Russia, US send envoys to Moldova as possible pro-Russian coalition emerges

Mon, 2019-06-03 07:56
Moldova, a blind spot on the European map for the past years, is expected to receive three high-level officials on Monday (3 June), including EU enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn, amid signs that the country's nascent government could lean more towards Russia than the West.
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Modern farming offers a climate-smart future for Europe’s livestock [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-06-03 07:00
Among the highest food safety standards in the world. A stringent risk assessment. A ready-availability of affordable fish, meat, milk and eggs. The lowest burden of foodborne illness in the world. These accolades all apply to the EU and to the food production systems...
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Global roadmap takes step toward solving digital tax conundrum

Mon, 2019-06-03 06:00
Nearly 130 countries and territories have agreed to a roadmap aimed at overhauling international tax rules which have been overtaken by development of digital commerce.
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Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook bid to block ECJ data case

Mon, 2019-06-03 06:00
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hear a landmark privacy case regarding the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the United States in July, after Facebook’s bid to stop its referral was blocked by Ireland’s Supreme Court on Friday (31 May).
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Germany extends electric vehicle support scheme until 2020

Fri, 2019-05-31 16:44
Germany will extend for another year a bonus scheme to encourage people to buy electric cars, Die Welt reported on Thursday (30 May), another sign of Berlin’s eagerness to support a sector in which it lags US and Asian rivals.
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Post-Brexit Parliament: Winners and losers

Fri, 2019-05-31 16:16
Brexit is set to change the shape of the new European Parliament, as seats will be redistributed among the remaining 27 member states in November if the current deadline is respected. Here are some of the winners and losers.
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Betis, the Spanish club committed to going climate neutral

Fri, 2019-05-31 15:57
Spanish football club Real Betis is well known for the colours of its T-shirt, green and white. But now they want to integrate that concept into their whole policy by leading the way in making soccer more sustainable.
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German conservatives from the CDU/CSU will face difficult times, says former MP

Fri, 2019-05-31 15:24
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, President of the international climate protection network Energy Watch Group and former Green member of the Bundestag, Hans-Josef Fell, spoke about Angela Merkel's climate heritage, record CO2 emissions and why Germany should become carbon neutral by 2030.
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The future EU livestock sector

Fri, 2019-05-31 15:08
In this series of articles, EURACTIV will focus on the future of the EU livestock sector and food system in light of the rising global population and increasing demands to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
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New EU-Central Asia strategy seeks mitigating global risks via close cooperation, says EU ambassador to Kazakhstan [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-05-31 15:00
Global challenges and risks can be dealt with via closer cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Central Asia, said Ambassador Sven-Olov Carlsson on May 23 during the Day of Europe in Kazakhstan.
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Professor: Marine Le Pen has more red lines than Salvini

Fri, 2019-05-31 14:42
Marine Le Pen will be very cautious in doing business with parties who clearly are anti-Semitic and “she probably had even more red lines than [Italy's Matteo] Salvini on this”, Dr Christian Lequesne told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.
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Next EU Parliament fisheries committee will start over from scratch

Fri, 2019-05-31 14:32
Only 10 of the 27 outgoing members of the Fisheries Committee (PECH) in the European Parliament were reconfirmed after the EU elections, 4 of them also having their seat time-chartered as brexiteer MEPs.
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EU countries tinker with laws of the road

Fri, 2019-05-31 12:53
Speed limit tweaks and fines for distracted drivers are under consideration in various parts of Europe, as countries ponder different ways to regulate road traffic and make it safer.
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