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War veterans join biggest gay pride march in Ukraine

Mon, 2019-06-24 08:17
War veterans in fatigues joined more than 8,000 people marching in Kyiv's Gay Pride parade amid tight security on Sunday (23 June), the biggest ever annual celebration of diversity in ex-Soviet Ukraine.
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Johnson’s domestic dispute fuels debate in Britain over his PM credentials

Mon, 2019-06-24 08:05
Reports of a heated late-night row between Boris Johnson and his girlfriend sparked a debate on Sunday (23 June) about his suitability to become Britain's next prime minister, with  opinion polls showing his lead had evaporated amongst all voters and had narrowed among Conservatives.
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Georgian protesters slam ‘Putinism’, raise pressure on ruling oligarch

Mon, 2019-06-24 07:57
Several thousand anti-government protesters took to the streets of the Georgian capital Tbilisi for a fourth day on Sunday (24 June) as tensions rose between Moscow and its ex-Soviet neighbour.
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Let’s set things straight: Accession talks do not equate EU membership promise

Mon, 2019-06-24 07:44
Statements that starting EU accession talks with a candidate country directly implies membership are false. Sena Marić explains why communication of enlargement  - both by EU institutions and in the member states - should be based on facts and not on dangerous play with words and emotions.
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Erdogan suffers biggest defeat since AKP foundation

Mon, 2019-06-24 07:42
Turkey’s opposition has dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a stinging blow by winning control of Istanbul in a re-run mayoral election, breaking his aura of invincibility and delivering a message from voters unhappy over his policies. Ekrem Imamoğlu of the...
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Youth should be a mainstream priority for the EU, business expert says

Mon, 2019-06-24 07:31
Europe’s future lies in young peoples' hands. And if the EU wants to see economic growth, leaders should better put youth and education at the core of the bloc’s policymaking, JA Europe CEO Caroline Jenner told EURACTIV in an interview. 
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Chemistry is at the Heart of Europe’s Competitiveness [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-06-24 07:00
While much has already been done in Europe to drive an industrial strategy, creating the post of Commissioner for Industrial Policy will send a clear message about the value that Europe sees in the manufacturing industry.
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Italy holds Netherlands, EU ‘responsible’ for migrant boat

Mon, 2019-06-24 06:55
Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said he would hold the Netherlands and the European Union "responsible" for the fate of 42 migrants that Rome has blocked from disembarking at Italian ports for over a week.
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The Energy Charter Treaty, a case study of ‘business as usual’ in the energy sector

Mon, 2019-06-24 06:39
A closer look at the Energy Charter Treaty provides a case study of who really holds power in our increasingly interconnected world, writes Timothy Knickerbocker.
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European central bankers claim oversight over Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Sun, 2019-06-23 12:04
Three European central bankers are claiming oversight over Facebook’s planned virtual currency to ensure it will not jeopardise the financial system or be used to launder money.
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Stabilisation mechanism in induced coma after EU leaders’ meeting

Fri, 2019-06-21 21:27
EU leaders failed to inject further ambition to a Eurogroup deal on watered-down reforms of the Economic and Monetary Union, including a budgetary instrument for the eurozone, at the Euro summit on Friday (21 June). 
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No deal on top jobs or climate neutrality at June summit

Fri, 2019-06-21 18:25
The June European Council was all about jobs. Leaders failed to fill the five available positions to lead the EU in the next mandate and to reach an agreement to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, which would lead to the creation of a million jobs, according to a European Commission assessment.
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Rutte: ‘I will never support stabilisation mechanisms at euro level’

Fri, 2019-06-21 17:42
In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.com after the European Council, Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, said on Friday (21 June) that he "will never support" new budgetary instruments to stabilise the euro area if an economic shock hits the region.
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Member states differ in combating disinformation, EU report says

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:55
The approach to tackling disinformation across the EU "varies greatly across member states," says a report produced by the outgoing Romanian Presidency. The document was distributed to national delegations ahead of the European Council summit, which concluded that "sustained efforts" were required in the fight against fake news.
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The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU at 10 [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:52
In 2009 the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU entered into force, making human rights a prominent part of EU law. But has the European human rights project developed robustly?
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The Brief, powered by ADF International – Macron wins, again.

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:45
The European Council ended without EU leaders agreeing on who could be the candidate for the next European Commission president. But not all EU leaders are leaving Brussels empty-handed.
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EU summit ends with no deal on top jobs, some progress on climate

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:39
EU leaders wrapped up a two-day summit on a low note on Friday (21 June), having failed to agree on the distribution of the EU's top jobs for the next five years.
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Tsipras: Unlike Weber, Timmermans and Vestager had wide support

Fri, 2019-06-21 16:26
The EPP’s “party choice” of Manfred Weber killed the Spitzenkandidaten process as two other candidates, socialist Frans Timmermans and liberal Margrethe Vestager, also had to be dropped despite actually enjoying wider support in the EU Council, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Friday (21 June).
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UK is ‘wasting time’, Tusk says as leaders express hostility to Brexit delay

Fri, 2019-06-21 15:11
EU leaders ruled out the prospect of a further Brexit extension as the European Council summit drew to a close on Friday (21 June), with Council boss Donald Tusk accusing the UK of wasting its six-month extension, which ends on 31 October.
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Next Commission urged to launch ‘aviation package’

Fri, 2019-06-21 12:23
The next European Commission should make curbing aviation emissions a priority in its work programme for the next five years, according to lawmakers at a special summit on Thursday (20 June) dedicated to taxing flights.
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