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Vestager the digital chief in name, but Goulard in practice

Wed, 2019-09-11 08:25
The EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager received broad support on Tuesday (10 September) following her nomination as the Commission's Executive Vice President for Digital.
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‘Donnez-moi un break’: Johnson says he seeks Brexit deal

Wed, 2019-09-11 08:16
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Tuesday (10 September) he was working hard to strike a divorce deal with the European Union, after he suspended parliament following a series of bruising clashes with MPs over his Brexit plan.
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Von der Leyen assigns defence challenge to France

Wed, 2019-09-11 08:07
France's former defence minister, Sylvie Goulard, has been proposed as the EU's internal market Commissioner. But her new portfolio also includes a strengthened European defence file, which analysts say will be her biggest challenge.
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Green Deal branded as ‘hallmark’ of new European Commission

Wed, 2019-09-11 07:57
"I want the European Green Deal to become Europe's hallmark,” said European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, as she tasked her second-in-command with overseeing Europe’s goal of achieving climate neutrality by mid-century.
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Meet the 2019 #EUinfluencer awardees

Tue, 2019-09-10 19:00
For the third year running EURACTIV.com and ZN have announced the list of the 40 most influential digital influencers in the EU bubble.
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The Brief – Jourová and Reynders: EU’s good cop – bad cop?

Tue, 2019-09-10 16:55
Now that we know the portfolio distribution of the future EU executive led by Ursula von der Leyen, one of the big surprises was splitting the rule of law portfolio between the two names that were circulating: the Czech Věra Jourová and the Belgian Didier Reynders.
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France’s Goulard gets double internal market and defence industry post

Tue, 2019-09-10 16:54
Defending Europe's industrial sovereignty and building a defence and space industry. Ursula von der Leyen's newly-designated European Commission is innovating by adopting French President Emmanuel Macron's demands itself. EURACTIV France reports.
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Von der Leyen unveils ‘geopolitical Commission’

Tue, 2019-09-10 15:35
European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has presented her proposed team and the jobs she wants her Commissioners to carry out. Here are the highlights from her announcement.
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France launches public consultation on ‘pesticides-free zones’

Tue, 2019-09-10 15:31
France's government has launched a public consultation about its measure related to creating relatively narrow pesticide-free zones around houses, which civil society sees as insufficient. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
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Greece’s Schinas in charge of ending fragmentation of critical EU policies

Tue, 2019-09-10 14:45
Greece’s nominee as its next European Commissioner, Margaritis Schinas, will get one of the vice-presidencies in the new EU executive and will be responsible for 'Protecting our European Way of Life, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen said on 10 September.
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Bulc’s bye-bye, flights feature & crash course

Tue, 2019-09-10 10:43
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Finding digital freedom in a crowded world

Tue, 2019-09-10 09:42
As the EU enters new and uncharted waters in the digital world, a number of pressing questions emerge as to how the bloc can distinguish itself in a highly competitive marketplace.
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Estonia forfeits seat in Juncker’s outgoing Commission

Tue, 2019-09-10 08:59
Estonia has decided not to retain a European Commissioner for the rest of the current administration’s mandate, instead allowing nominee Kadri Simson to prepare for her duties under President-elect Ursula von der Leyen.
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Time to reduce mistrust with Russia, Paris says

Tue, 2019-09-10 08:50
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// PARIS Toward a Ukraine Summit. “The time has come, the time is right to work on reducing...
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EU eyes end of energy tax waivers for air and sea transport sectors

Tue, 2019-09-10 08:38
The European Union is studying a reform of energy taxes to align them with climate targets, an EU document showed, listing as possible measures higher minimum tax rates, fossil fuel levies and the end of waivers for the air and sea transport sectors.
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No request to look into different olive oil prices, Commission says

Tue, 2019-09-10 08:35
The European Commission has not received any formal request to launch an investigation into the different pricing levels on the EU olive oil market, a source at the EU executive has informed EURACTIV.com.
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Russia’s ruling party loses a third of seats in Moscow election after protests

Tue, 2019-09-10 08:21
Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, has lost one third of its seats in the Moscow city assembly, final polling data cited by Russian news agencies showed on Monday (9 September), in an awkward setback for the Kremlin.
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Italy’s PM seeks EU reform as government wins confidence vote

Tue, 2019-09-10 08:02
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Monday (9 September) for the reform of European Union budget rules and cooperation on immigration as his new government won a parliamentary confidence vote.
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Johnson tells parliament: You can tie my hands, but I will not delay Brexit

Tue, 2019-09-10 07:55
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday (10 September) he would not request an extension to Brexit, hours after a law came into force demanding that he delay Britain's departure from the European Union until 2020 unless he can strike a divorce deal.
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EU stresses support for Cuba even as US hikes sanctions

Tue, 2019-09-10 07:51
The European Union is committed to helping Cuba develop its economy, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday (10 September), during a three-day trip to Havana, even as the United States hikes sanctions on the Communist-run island.
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