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EU urges US, Russia talks to ‘preserve’ nuclear treaty

Mon, 2018-10-22 14:10
The European Commission on Monday (22 October) urged the United States and Russia to pursue talks to preserve a nuclear weapons treaty after President Donald Trump said Washington was withdrawing from the deal. 
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EU-Kazakhstan: Visa facilitation on the agenda

Mon, 2018-10-22 14:04
Kazakhstan doesn’t represent a migration challenge for the EU, and visa facilitation for its nationals going to Europe can be only beneficial for both sides.
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EU negotiators agree ‘dynamic pricing’ of electricity

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:04
Energy companies with more than 200,000 clients will be obliged to provide households with at least one offer comprising dynamic price contracts, under an EU-level agreement reached behind closed doors last week, has learned.
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In Lorraine, the European Social Fund supports organic market gardening

Mon, 2018-10-22 13:03
Job-seekers are getting into organic vegetable farming in Courcelles-Chaussy in eastern France, as dreams of a healthier lifestyle and demand for organic products convinces people to go back to the fields. EURACTIV France reports.
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MEP: Need for an EU-wide cancer plan to ensure long-term pharma innovation

Mon, 2018-10-22 11:43
The creation of an EU cancer plan will improve EU citizens’ medical needs and access but will also simultaneously help bring innovations to the market, through enhanced collaboration among stakeholders, according to Belgian MEP Lieve Wierinck.
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Russia, Uzbekistan hail $11 billion nuclear plant project during Putin visit

Mon, 2018-10-22 09:48
Russia and Uzbekistan on Friday (19 October) hailed the construction of an $11 billion nuclear power plant that should help solve an energy deficit in the Central Asian country while binding it tighter to Moscow politically.
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Poland’s ruling PiS on top in regional polls, but losing urban vote

Mon, 2018-10-22 07:57
Poland's governing nationalists came out on top in regional elections Sunday (21 October), but were losing to opposition centrists in mayoral races in large cities including the capital Warsaw, exit polls showed.
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CDP boss: ‘Companies or sectors may face liability risks on climate change’

Mon, 2018-10-22 07:54
Private investors need to come clean and commit to science-based targets on climate change, says Paul Simpson. Unfortunately, “there is still money out there for the dirty investments in the short term,” he laments, calling on regulators to take action against opaque finance.
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Romania’s tug of war over rule of law nears the line

Mon, 2018-10-22 07:43
A power struggle between Romania’s government and judiciary is reaching a tipping point that risks driving a new wedge between the European Union and its eastern members over democratic standards. Justice Minister Tudorel Toader has said he will soon decide...
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Paris draws inspiration from Yerevan to give teenagers digital education

Mon, 2018-10-22 07:42
With the support of European funding, Paris has started a school for digital creation called “Tumo”. This concept, which comes from Armenia, allows young people aged between 12 and 18 to learn about digital creation in an autonomous manner. EURACTIV France reports.  
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Italian populist government braces for EU budget rejection

Mon, 2018-10-22 07:22
The Italian government expects the European Commission to decide for the first time ever on Tuesday (23 October) to ask a member state to revise its draft budget, a government source said on Sunday.
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A watertight CAP

Mon, 2018-10-22 07:05
The European Commission needs to deliver an agricultural policy that does not reward agricultural pollution, write Claudia Castell-Exner and Arjen Frentz from Europe's drinking water and wastewater service operators (EurEau).
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Sparking a digital revolution against chronic disease

Mon, 2018-10-22 07:03
Last month, the Broadband Commission Working Group on Digital Health released a new report on how digital technologies can address the growing challenge of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and pave the way to universal health care coverage in low- and middle-income countries, write Ann Aerts and Harald Nusser.
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EU demands full probe, accountability after Khashoggi death

Mon, 2018-10-22 07:02
The EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini called Saturday (20 October) for a thorough investigation into the “deeply troubling” death of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi and full accountability for those responsible. The EU statement echoed earlier condemnations from member countries France...
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Time to deliver: Putting building renovation into practice

Mon, 2018-10-22 06:49
Addressing energy poverty and developing new financial tools to boost energy savings are two things governments could do in practice to go beyond the targets outlined in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and start renovating the European building stock for real.
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Hundreds of thousands take to streets in London demanding second Brexit vote

Mon, 2018-10-22 06:41
Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the European Union began marching through London on Saturday (20 October) as part of what organisers say will be the largest ever demonstration to demand that the British government holds a public vote on the terms of Brexit.
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Trump says US to exit landmark nuclear arms pact, Russia threatens retaliation

Mon, 2018-10-22 06:22
President Donald Trump said Washington would withdraw from a landmark Cold War-era treaty that eliminated nuclear missiles from Europe because Russia was violating the pact, triggering a warning of retaliatory measures from Moscow.
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Macedonian parliament approves country’s name change

Sat, 2018-10-20 01:00
The Macedonian parliament approved on Friday (19 October) a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.
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EU-Asia put aside differences to show united front vs Trump

Fri, 2018-10-19 19:13
Faced with Donald Trump's unilateralism, leaders of more than 50 European and Asian countries put aside their differences on Friday (19 October) and upheld multilateral cooperation on all fronts during a summit in Brussels. 
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The Brief, powered by The International Bromine Council (BSEF) – The futility of summitry

Fri, 2018-10-19 17:00
Having long been billed as the ‘make or break’ Brexit summit, Wednesday’s European Council shin-dig turned out to be a complete waste of time.
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