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International pressure ramps up over Liberia election delay

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:57
The European Union yesterday (14 November) joined an international chorus urging Liberian political parties and its electoral commission to end "unnecessary delays" and elect a new president.
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On Rome visit, Borissov lashes out at ‘passive’ EU diplomacy

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:57
In a visit to Rome yesterday (14 November) Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov praised his host Paolo Gentiloni for stopping refugees from Libya, and lashed out at EU’s diplomacy, which is led by another Italian, Federica Mogherini.
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Rajoy vows to defeat separatists in Catalan election

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:47
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday (14 November) he hopes to defeat separatists in next month's Catalan election, which will be dominated by regional lawmakers' independence drive, calling for a "massive" turnout by voters.
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Frankfurt, Paris ‘to get most Goldman Brexit jobs’

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:44
Frankfurt and Paris are expected to gain the most jobs from Goldman Sachs as it transfers staff out of London due to Brexit, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
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Auditors slam EU rural development spending as complex and unfocused

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:41
The European Court of Auditors criticised on Tuesday (14 November) the EU’s rural development programme for its slow implementation of spending and lack of focus on measurable results.
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Divided on biofuel phase-out, Parliament looks for compromise

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:40
The lawmaker in charge of steering the EU’s biofuels reform in the European Parliament is looking for compromise after MEPs last week rejected his proposal to phase out crop-based biofuels entirely by 2030 and ban palm oil in biodiesel almost a decade earlier.
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Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration empowering consumers towards a low-carbon future [Sponsored]

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:30
Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration is a highly-efficient home energy system that simultaneously produces heat and electricity.
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Defeating antimicrobial resistance: The future of hygiene in the healthcare sector

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:25
The European Commission adopted in June 2017 a new Action Plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), responsible for 25,000 deaths and a loss of €1.5bn in the EU every year.
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MEP on EU-Turkey deal: Processing of asylum applications is being delayed

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:14
More than a year since the EU-Turkey Agreement, a European immigration law is still distant but badly needed. The European distribution mechanism does not work due to the lack of receptiveness of many EU member states, MEP Barbara Lochbihler told EURACTIV Germany.
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A recipe for disaster: The EU needs to step up on chemical pollution

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:05
Pollution is responsible for one in six of all deaths worldwide, a report by the Lancet Commission shows. The attention on air pollution and particulates has left chemical pollution substantially unchecked. And the current EU regulation does not tackle this ‘cocktail of chemicals’ problem, writes Apolline Roger.
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Szydlo: Poland is not going to leave the EU

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:01
"Poland belongs to the EU and the EU belongs to Poland," Prime Minister Beata Szydło affirmed as the European Union considers launching an unprecedented infringement procedure against Warsaw over the rule of law. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Beyond the CAP: Complementarity in EU rural development funding

Wed, 2017-11-15 07:00
Many rural areas suffer from high levels of unemployment and lack vital infrastructure like high-speed internet and transport connections: the EU’s rural residents are up to twice as likely as city-dwellers to experience poverty or social exclusion.
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UN denounces EU cooperation with Libya to stem migrant flow as ‘inhuman’

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:51
The European Union's policy of helping the Libyan authorities intercept migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean and return them to "horrific" prisons in Libya is "inhuman", the United Nations said on Tuesday (14 November).
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Former COP president becomes UN environment rep

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:42
Former president of COP21 Laurent Fabius has been named UN high representative for environmental governance, two years after chairing the Paris Agreement negotiations. EURACTIV France reports.
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Think tank: Coal crisis, not climate policy, is forcing Polish energy overhaul

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:29
The unfolding crisis in the coal sector is leaving Poland with a looming power generation gap which is forcing decision-makers to reconsider the country’s energy mix. But politicians have until now delayed hard decisions and a transparent debate about it, says Joanna Maćkowiak Pandera.
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Gothenburg – hot air or a real deal?

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:09
Hats off to the Swedish Government for proposing the EU social summit that takes place on Friday, writes Esther Lynch.
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Patients’ leader: Reimbursed anti-smoking programmes are a way to kill COPD

Wed, 2017-11-15 06:05
Stricter rules on smoking, reimbursed anti-smoking programmes and smoke-free public places are among the ways to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from being a public health crisis, says Mikaela Odemyr.
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Lead MEP: member states’ slow pace on ePrivacy is unacceptable

Tue, 2017-11-14 17:54
Different political groups need to accept the European Parliament’s agreement on the draft ePrivacy regulation, even though conservative and centre-right MEPs opposed the bill, Birgit Sippel said in an interview with
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The Brief: Fashion! Turn to the EU

Tue, 2017-11-14 16:50
Forget the gaudy Union Jack t-shirts and American university hoodies. Soon you might be able to flaunt your European-ness with a line of new EU clothing.
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European Parliament awards Lux Prize to Scandinavian film about racism

Tue, 2017-11-14 15:57
A Scandinavian co-production entitled Sámi Blood, exposing racism faced by northern Europe's indigenous inhabitants in the 1930s, won this year's Lux Prize awarded by the European Parliament for promoting European cinema.
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