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Poland wants to speed up progress on gas directive

Tue, 2018-06-12 15:49
Ten EU member states support Poland's position which calls for accelerating work on the amendment to the European gas directive, aimed against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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EU should revive TTIP, retaliation only helps Trump’s re-election

Tue, 2018-06-12 15:02
The EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has made a cardinal error in opting to play US President Donald Trump at his own game and introducing tariffs on American products, argues Giles Merrit.
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Austrian Chancellor: Europe needs to understand Israel’s security needs

Tue, 2018-06-12 14:15
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz gave prominence to interesting issues during his recent visit to Jerusalem and emphasised the security needs of the Israelis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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After turbulent G7 meeting, EU’s unity is fragile

Tue, 2018-06-12 12:34
After US President Trump caused an éclat at the meeting of the seven industrialised Western nations in Canada, a strong European position is needed more than ever. But the community is struggling to find unity. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.
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EU farmers boss: DG Agri ‘not properly consulted’ in biofuels talks

Tue, 2018-06-12 12:26
EU farmers are “quite worried” about the fact that the European Commission’s DG Agri is often disregarded when it comes to policy decisions that have a direct impact on the farming community, such as the biofuels debate.    
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Cogen Europe: Future energy system needs to combine heat and power [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-06-12 12:03
The cogeneration sector is committed to creating a resilient, decentralised, carbon neutral European energy system by 2050 with cogeneration as its backbone.
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European regions in urgent need of a Brexit strategy

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:39
Brexit will have many practical consequences for the regional economy. Port cities like Zeebrugge in Belgium, which trade a lot with Great Britain, will be particularly affected.  EURACTIV Germany takes a look at both sides of the Channel.
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Transitioning from conventional to advanced biofuels: What cost for consumers and taxpayers?

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:24
The European Commission’s proposal on the Renewable Energy Directive II reduces the cap on the contribution of conventional biofuels to transport fuel from a maximum of 7% in 2021 to 3.8% in 2030.
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Sovereignty row holds back EU’s new energy regulator

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:19
The European Union inched forward on Monday (11 June) in redefining the role of ACER, the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. But more discussions still lie ahead, with some EU countries worried about “unlimited competences” granted to the agency.
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Civil Liberties MEPs want EU-US Privacy Shield suspended by September

Tue, 2018-06-12 11:04
MEPs in the European Parliament’s powerful Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) want the EU’s Privacy Shield agreement with the United States to be suspended unless the Trump administration introduces data protection safeguards by 1 September, adding to mounting transatlantic tensions.
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Poland is growing its green energy generation. The capacity market should boost it even further. [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-06-12 10:00
New wind turbines, new photovoltaic panels, and gas-fired power stations have been built in Poland for many years. But we can have more of them and more of the energy they produce. To a large extent, this may result from the capacity market, argues Filip Grzegorczyk.
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Three presidents inaugurate TANAP pipeline in Turkey

Tue, 2018-06-12 09:00
The presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia will inaugurate today (12 June) the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), a key section of Europe's long-delayed Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), according to announcements made in the three country's media.
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Businesses, NGOs make joint plea for higher EU ambition on climate change

Tue, 2018-06-12 07:57
A unique coalition of businesses and investors representing over €21 trillion in assets have joined forces with local authorities and civil society groups to urge EU leaders to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy in order to keep global warming below 2°C.
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US unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

Tue, 2018-06-12 07:54
The United States unveiled a new $256 million representative office in Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday (12 June), a de facto embassy that underscores Washington’s strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China.
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Trump says summit with North Korea’s Kim ‘better than anybody expected’

Tue, 2018-06-12 07:47
US President Donald Trump said a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday (12 June) had gone “better than anybody could have expected”, and they would sign a document following talks on ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula
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Poland aims to be ‘keystone’ between diverging EU and US, says PM

Tue, 2018-06-12 07:21
Poland's rightwing prime minister has said the growing rift between the EU and the United States is a "great opportunity" for his country, which he hopes will be a "keystone" between them as trade tensions escalate.
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Lagarde says global economic outlook darkening by the day

Tue, 2018-06-12 07:03
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde led an attack by global economic organisations on US President Donald Trump's "America First" trade policy on Monday, warning that clouds over the global economy "are getting darker by the day".
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EU parliament’s ‘gravy train’ hits the buffers

Tue, 2018-06-12 06:42
Hundreds of European lawmakers and officials were left stranded for hours on Monday when an electrical fault halted their train to the EU parliament in the eastern French city of Strasbourg.
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How do we make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal?

Tue, 2018-06-12 06:33
As the EU Talanoa Dialogue and the Petersburg Dialogue kicks off a busy month for EU climate action, Eliot Whittington explains why now is the time for the EU to show its colours on legislation currently under consideration and make a net-zero carbon economy the new normal.
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Germany, France voice cautious hope on reviving Ukraine peace process

Tue, 2018-06-12 06:29
Germany and France voiced cautious optimism Monday that Russia and Ukraine will take steps to revive the long-stalled peace process in the smouldering Ukraine war that has claimed 10,000 lives.
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