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The Brief – A Day without Europe

Wed, 2019-01-16 16:52
During a recent discussion about the future of the EU, one of the speakers suggested that there should be a “Day without Europe”, in the same way that cities hold an annual day without cars, or some people go offline from the web for 24 hours.
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VW and Ford launch largest electric and self-driving car alliance

Wed, 2019-01-16 15:17
German carmaker giant Volkswagen has inked a partnership with US rival Ford that will focus on developing electric and autonomous vehicles, the CEOs of the two companies announced on Tuesday (15 January).
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Banks pressed to evaluate risks linked to ‘natural capital’

Wed, 2019-01-16 14:53
While the assessment of financial risks caused by climate change – like floods and storms – is becoming more widespread in the financial community, the evaluation of broader environmental risks like deforestation or ocean pollution is still a major blank spot for bankers.
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German AfD: Decision to monitor party ‘bizarre’, lacks substance

Wed, 2019-01-16 13:41
The German intelligence service is keeping an eye on comments made by AfD politicians from now on. The party is to be examined for comptemtuos behaviour. It is now up to the party whether it will be observed. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Study: Cohesion’s impact on local audiences still remains limited

Wed, 2019-01-16 13:11
Social outcomes in Cohesion policy remain relatively obscure for the general public compared to economic developments, a recent project study has found. In addition to that, the process of reaching local audiences remains a challenge for policymakers and organisations across the European regions.
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MEPs agree to fund ‘chimera’ nuclear fusion project

Wed, 2019-01-16 12:25
The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (15 January) to extend the funding of an experimental fusion power reactor through to 2027, although some MEPs are still concerned about the multi-billion euro moon-shot that could revolutionise the way power is generated.
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Immigration offers outlet for European economic malaise, says OECD report

Wed, 2019-01-16 11:46
The OECD has called for immigrants to be better integrated, citing the economic advantages of migration. EURACTIV France reports.
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Germany security agency steps up watch of far-right AfD

Wed, 2019-01-16 09:00
Germany's domestic intelligence will step up monitoring for political extremism of the far-right AfD party, sources said Tuesday (15 January), a blow to the party in a busy election year.
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With ‘No deal’ ruled out, Brexit can be averted

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:59
After Tuesday's huge defeat of Theresa May's draft EU Withdrawal Agreement, 'no deal' is out and 'no Brexit' back on, writes Sir Graham Watson.
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Leaders call to complete eurozone on currency’s 20th anniversary

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:55
As the euro turns 20, leaders of the EU's main institutions called on member states to complete the reform of the Economic and Monetary Union, admitting mistakes were made in managing the eurozone debt crisis.
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Tusk hints at Brexit cancellation, as UK government faces crisis

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:50
The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has hinted that the UK should consider staying in the European Union after Prime Minister May's Conservative government experienced a calamitous defeat in the House of Commons on her Brexit deal last night (15 January).
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EU wants end to member state veto on tax

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:49
The European Commission on Tuesday (15 January) proposed to end the veto power member states have over EU tax matters, an idea rejected by several smaller countries including low-tax hub Ireland.
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Four things to watch ahead of final EU vote on pesticides

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:44
European Parliament lawmakers will today (16 January) vote on a non-binding report calling for a rethink of the EU’s authorisation procedure for pesticides. 
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France takes Roundup weed-killer off market after court ruling

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:34
French authorities on Tuesday (15 January) banned the sale of a form of controversial weed-killer Roundup following a court ruling that regulators failed to take safety concerns into account when clearing the widely used herbicide.
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RSF slams jail sentence for Montenegro reporter on drug charges

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:20
An award-winning investigative reporter was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison in Montenegro on drug trafficking charges on Tuesday (15 January), in a ruling slammed by media watchdog RSF as a "disturbing set-back" for press freedom. 
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Tsipras goes against all in Greek parliament on North Macedonia name deal

Wed, 2019-01-16 08:02
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will most probably survive a confidence vote on Wednesday (16 January). But his party Syriza is alone defending the historic name change deal reached between Athens and Skopje.
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Czech food producers call for reinstating EU milk quotas

Wed, 2019-01-16 07:56
A number of factors ranging from the end of milk quotas to economic sanctions against Russia and Brexit, have put pressure on the EU milk market, leading Czech industry experts to call for reinstating the quota system. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
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Davos forum opens debate to rethink multilateralism

Wed, 2019-01-16 07:21
The World Economic Forum will discuss new models of cooperation in Davos next week amid growing pressure from politicians and people who question the benefits of globalisation.
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May to face confidence vote after Brexit deal suffers crushing defeat

Tue, 2019-01-15 21:44
Theresa May will face a no confidence vote after MPs rejected her Brexit agreement by a crushing 230 majority on Tuesday night (15 January).
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‘No deal would be more Millennium Bug than Armageddon’, say Brexiteers

Tue, 2019-01-15 20:02
The EU may have repeated that the Withdrawal Agreement struck with Theresa May is the only deal on offer but plenty of British MPs do not believe them.
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