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Domain names on a multilingual internet

Tue, 2018-01-16 11:01
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EU and Africa have a unique chance to rationalise their cooperation

Tue, 2018-01-16 07:58
While 2018 is undoubtedly an important year for the European Union in terms of its own future, it is also a year for resetting its relations with developing countries and in particular with its continental neighbour on the other side of the Mediterranean, the African Union, writes James Mackie.
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Czech MPs to resume debate ahead of confidence vote on PM Babiš

Tue, 2018-01-16 07:41
Czech lawmakers resume debate today (16 January) ahead of a confidence vote on Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority government that he is likely to lose with the billionaire businessman fighting allegations of EU subsidy fraud.
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Romania’s ruling left sinks own government for second time in a year

Tue, 2018-01-16 07:23
Romania's left-wing Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday (15 January) after losing the backing of his party due to internal power struggles, barely seven months after his predecessor suffered the same fate.
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Daimler struggling with EU CO2 emissions standards

Tue, 2018-01-16 07:20
The chief executive of Daimler said Monday (15 January) at the Detroit auto show that his company cannot currently guarantee it can meet tougher European CO2 emissions standards taking effect in several years.
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Poland banks on ‘dialogue’ to solve EU rule-of-law row

Tue, 2018-01-16 07:15
Warsaw banks on "dialogue" to solve its row with the EU over recent reforms denounced by Brussels as violating the rule of law, Poland's new Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said yesterday (15 January).
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Azerbaijan ready to invest in Bulgaria’s gasification

Tue, 2018-01-16 07:02
Azerbaijan, via its state energy company SOCAR, is ready to engage in Bulgaria’s gasification at its own expense. The statement was made by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of a visit by the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov to the central Asian country.
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Commission opposes excise tax on e-cigarettes and novel tobacco products, for now

Tue, 2018-01-16 06:46
Due to limited data, the European Commission decided to not propose a  harmonised approach for excise taxation of e-cigarettes and other novel tobacco products until further information about these products is available.
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EU urged to help expand internet domain names in different languages

Tue, 2018-01-16 06:32
Researchers and officials working on internet governance have urged EU institutions to help expand the use of internationalised domain names, which contain letters from alphabets including Cyrillic or Greek, or accented letters like in the word “café”.
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EU should be more careful its funding doesn’t spread online radicalisation

Tue, 2018-01-16 06:09
EU-funded videos used for an anti-radicalisation campaign could in fact be considered as recruitment tools such as Islamic State, warns Eli Hadzhieva.
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The Brief – Guindos, Spain’s best option for ECB post?

Mon, 2018-01-15 17:25
Candidates for the ECB vice-presidency will put forward their names next week. For Spain, there is more at stake than meets the eye as it almost feels this is one of its last chances to regain some clout in Europe, writes Jorge Valero.
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A market that’s not on the menu

Mon, 2018-01-15 17:14
Scotland wants to remain part of the single market. But that option is not on the table.
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Moving the payment landscape forward at speed

Mon, 2018-01-15 17:02
The way we pay and shop continues to evolve at speed but the vision  of a safe, secure and simple digital payments landscape is happening all around us, writes Ann Cairns.
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Bioenergy at the centre of EU renewable energy policy

Mon, 2018-01-15 15:50
Bioenergy has to be an essential part of the EU energy mix for at least the next 30 years. Without it, the commitment to a 1.5°C global warming target will be very hard, if not impossible to achieve, argue a group of scientists.
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EU concerned by sentencing of journalist in Azerbaijan

Mon, 2018-01-15 14:17
The EU expressed concern on Sunday (14 January) over the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Afghan Mukhtarli to six years in prison after he had investigated high-level corruption.
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German SPD leaders aim to improve on coalition deal with Merkel

Mon, 2018-01-15 11:40
Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats said on Sunday (14 January) they would press for improvements to a coalition blueprint agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, seeking to win over sceptical party members who can torpedo the deal.
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Looking for jobs after the crisis

Mon, 2018-01-15 09:09
After almost eight years of economic crisis in Europe, the discussion for what comes next has been launched.
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Pro-Russian Czech president to face liberal academic in run-off

Mon, 2018-01-15 08:44
Pro-Russian Czech incumbent Miloš Zeman clinched pole position in round one of a weekend presidential election, paving his way to a challenging run-off against pro-European Jiří Drahoš, full results showed Saturday (13 January).
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UKIP leader under fire for lover’s ‘racist’ royal slur

Mon, 2018-01-15 07:59
The leader of Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) faced calls to resign on Sunday after his girlfriend reportedly made racist remarks about Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle.
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Sturgeon sees ‘golden’ chance to argue for UK to remain in single market

Mon, 2018-01-15 07:57
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday (14 January) there was a "golden opportunity" to argue for Britain to remain in the European single market after Brexit, as no-one had yet demonstrated the benefit of loosening trade ties with the EU.
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