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Regions call for inclusive budget after 2020, maritime co-operations at stake

Fri, 2018-10-19 16:48
Europe's regions are in urgent need of concrete measures to boost their local economy and their European dimension, stakeholders highlighted during the General Assembly of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) in Madeira, Portugal on Thursday (October 10).
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Climate change and natural hazards: What advantages for building resilience?

Fri, 2018-10-19 15:37
Climate change is increasing the risk of extreme weather events, including droughts, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes and wildfires. In 2017, costs were estimated to be $306 billion, which is almost double 2016’s loss of $188 billion.
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Macron criticises British inability to reach Brexit agreement

Fri, 2018-10-19 15:02
The failure to reach a Brexit agreement is due to “the lack of political capacity to reach a presentable agreement” in the United Kingdom, according to French president Emmanuel Macron. EURACTIV France reports.
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Juncker and Nazarbayev discuss setting up of EU-Kazakhstan Business forum

Fri, 2018-10-19 14:52
On the sidelines of the Europe-Asia ASEM summit, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed deepening bilateral cooperation, including the setting up of a future EU-Kazakhstan Business forum.
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Volkswagen a winner as EU set to favour wifi over 5G

Fri, 2018-10-19 14:01
The European Commission is set to approve and set rules for the use of wifi in cars, giving Volkswagen and Renault who have pursued this technology the edge over Daimler and others who invested in rival 5G networks.
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Symbol of Barcelona hit with €36 million fine over non-existent permits

Fri, 2018-10-19 13:18
La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s most recognisable landmark and the best example of unfinished architecture in Europe has agreed to pay a hefty fine after operating without a building permit for well over a century.
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French minister: A glyphosate ban now would put some farmers out of business

Fri, 2018-10-19 12:34
France’s Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume has come out in defence of the decision to postpone the ban of glyphosate until 2020, saying that a number of farmers would be unable to carry on if the governemnt had already enforced the ban.
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Blockchain technologies can reinforce voting systems, Sefcovic says

Fri, 2018-10-19 12:21
EU Energy Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič has hailed the future of blockchain technologies across the continent, citing the importance they may have in future elections, as cybersecurity experts warn about the vulnerability of the current digital voting systems.
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EU’s Barnier says ‘yes’, Irish border issue could sink Brexit deal

Fri, 2018-10-19 12:00
The thorny issue of the border between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland could sink the negotiations on Britain's exit from the European Union, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Friday (19 October).
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Fearing election hacking, EU leaders to ready sanctions

Fri, 2018-10-19 12:00
During a European Council meeting on Thursday (18 October), EU leaders agreed to impose sanctions to stiffen their response to cyber attacks and to rush through new curbs on online campaigning by political parties to protect next year's European election from interference.
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Trans-Europe Express – Shiny happy people

Fri, 2018-10-19 11:56
A sculpture representing shiny happy people holding hands appeared on Schuman roundabout this week while EU leaders held their most useless EU summit in years, in what was a botched attempt to fix issues such as Brexit and migration.
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German FDP Spitzenkandidat Beer: We need a two-speed, project-related Europe

Fri, 2018-10-19 11:52
German parties are beginning to internally plan their lists of candidates for the European elections in May 2019. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Nicola Beer, the Spitzenkandidat for the Free Democratic Party (FDP), explains the vision she would like to enter the European Parliament with.
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Renewable gas can be scaled up and reduce costs in decarbonising the EU energy system

Fri, 2018-10-19 11:02
As the debate on the future role of gas in a decarbonised European energy system heats up, Navigant energy experts Daan Peters and Kees van der Leun explain why they see a large potential to scale up renewable gas sustainably.
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Three years ago, I was branded as an eco-terrorist, Polish Green local candidate says

Fri, 2018-10-19 10:17
Poles vote in local elections on Sunday (21 October), seen as a key test for the country’s nationalist governing party. Until very recently, energy transition was a political no-go in the coal-dependent country but the situation is evolving, a climate activist and Green local politician in the COP24 host city of Katowice told
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China in the Balkans: Motivations behind growing influence

Fri, 2018-10-19 09:55
Beijing’s influence in the Balkans continues to grow, but we should not compare it with Russia. Chinese influence differs in both motives and tools used for its spreading, writes Matej Šimalčík.
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Russia: Western pressure on Macedonia crossed all boundaries

Fri, 2018-10-19 09:38
The Russian ministry of foreign affairs published on Thursday (18 October) a communiqué blasting what is called “roughest interference” by the US and leading EU states in pushing through the Skopje parliament the Macedonia-Greece name dispute agreement.
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Ukraine sets up group to stop any attempt by Russia to influence elections

Fri, 2018-10-19 08:25
Ukraine has set up a group to stop any attempt by Russia to influence next year’s elections, a state security body said on Thursday (18 October).
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Poland’s ruling nationalists face key test in local election

Fri, 2018-10-19 07:56
Poles vote Sunday (21 October) in local elections seen as a key test for the country's controversial nationalist governing party as it gears up for EU and legislative elections next year.
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Post-Brexit visas for Brits? ‘Fake news’ says Macron

Fri, 2018-10-19 07:39
Visas for visitors from Britain after Brexit? "Fake news!" insisted President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (18 October), scoffing at the idea that France would ever impose such a demand on it neighbour.
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New food transparency rules risk falling victim to EU institution spat

Fri, 2018-10-19 07:29
The future of the new proposed rules on food transparency is unclear, as the European Parliament and the Commission disagree on the timeframe to move the discussion forward.
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