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Are geopolitics, trade and human rights compatible enemies?

Mon, 2018-02-19 07:09
Europe cannot turn a blind eye to the Human Rights abuses occurring in third countries, unless we rewrite the mandates of the functioning of the EU institutions and the Treaty, writes MEP Tomáš  Zdechovský.
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Regional cooperation and integrated energy markets at risk

Mon, 2018-02-19 07:06
A much more interconnected European energy market, ensuring regional cooperation and cutting out waste, makes so much sense for consumers, for security of supply and for decarbonisation. Philip Baker and Christos Kolokathis urge MEPs and member states to make it happen.
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Seeking post-Brexit unity, EU leaders find more fights

Mon, 2018-02-19 07:00
EU leaders face difficult talks this week on the thorny issues of how to plug holes in the post-Brexit budget and choose a successor for European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Albanian PM moots co-presidency with Kosovo

Mon, 2018-02-19 06:40
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said yesterday (18 February) his country and Kosovo could one day have a single president as a "symbol of national unity" between Tirana and Pristina.
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Orbán calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on April elections

Mon, 2018-02-19 06:40
Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán called yesterday (18 February) for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an 8 April election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.
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It’s time for Europe to deliver on an ambitious industrial strategy

Mon, 2018-02-19 06:30

As the EU's annual industry day approaches, the time is ripe to deliver on an ambitious industrial strategy that builds on Europe’s unique strengths, unlocks the potential of digital technology and data, and helps innovative companies solve societal challenges, writes Malte Lohan.

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Juncker warns against ‘mixed up’ Brexit talks, after May requests defence treaty

Sat, 2018-02-17 16:17
Britain wants to agree a defence and security treaty with the EU before its leaves the bloc in March 2019, Theresa May has said.
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EESC adds pressure on trade partners to respect ILO conventions

Fri, 2018-02-16 19:05
The European Economic and Social Council adopted a resolution on Wednesday (14 February) calling on the EU to step up its efforts to give greater weight to labour and environment chapters in its free trade agreements.
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France eyes EU law to crack down on terrorists’ use of social media

Fri, 2018-02-16 19:03
France’s top diplomat in charge of technology policy said there could be a need for EU legislation to make sure social media firms remove content promoting terrorism.
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Soros met with senior ECB official to discuss eurozone integration

Fri, 2018-02-16 17:30
Investor and philanthropist George Soros held a private meeting with a senior ECB official last November to discuss eurozone integration, according to official documents published on Friday (16 February).
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Greek judges urge for calmness over Novartis scandal

Fri, 2018-02-16 17:17
The Greek Union of Judges and Prosecutors called for “calmness and sobriety” on Friday (16 February), following a lawsuit by former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras against Premier Alexis Tsipras and Prosecutor of Corruption Eleni Touloupaki over the Novartis scandal.
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The Brief – Juncker’s mysterious ways

Fri, 2018-02-16 16:45
The Commission used to be the best at pointing out Bulgaria’s shortcomings. But is no longer the case, since Jean-Claude Juncker started offering his political friend Boyko Borissov a permanent indulgence, of the kind the Roman Catholic Church was selling in the middle ages. 
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Macron’s party sticks to transnational list proposal

Fri, 2018-02-16 15:47
France’s politicians are holding out for transnational lists for the 2019 European elections, despite opposition from the European Parliament. reports.
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Two cheers for Balkan Boris

Fri, 2018-02-16 15:20
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has come in for plenty of criticism in his 19 months in post. But there is one area of foreign policy where he has been faultless and where indeed Britain can play a leading role in shaping Europe’s future direction of travel, explains Denis MacShane.
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A small setback for intensive agriculture in Africa

Fri, 2018-02-16 14:53
Frequently criticised, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition just lost France’s financial support. For now, the project aimed at helping Africa's agriculture is still supported by Germany and the EU. reports
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NHS facing ‘Brexit cliff-edge’ from immigration delay

Fri, 2018-02-16 14:19
The most popularly supported public service in the UK, the national health service (NHS) is also the country's largest single employer. Throughout its nearly 70 year history, it has been reliant on migrant workers and may face a serious shortage of staff because of Brexit.
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EU will not lift visas unless Turkey eases terrorism laws

Fri, 2018-02-16 13:46
The European Union told Turkey today (16 February) it would not ease travel requirements for its citizens unless Ankara softens counter-terrorism laws that the bloc says are excessive.
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Trans-Europe Express – Merkel can’t reform the EU alone

Fri, 2018-02-16 11:58
Since September 2017, one question has been weighing on Europe’s mind: What is actually going on in Germany?
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Divisions over proposal to end Eurovignette system

Fri, 2018-02-16 11:19
The European Parliament could pass a law on the compulsory replacement of the Eurovignette, by a system of tolls, despite the reluctance of Member States. reports
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Expert: Erdogan is turning international relations ‘decades back’

Fri, 2018-02-16 10:51
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has opened up his entire reviewing agenda, challenging sovereign rights everywhere and basically testing the West's limits, Tasos Chatzivasileiou told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.
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