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The EU’s search for tough cybersecurity standards

Mon, 2019-09-09 18:25
Appearing before MEPs in the European Parliament's Industry Committee last week, the new head of the EU's cybersecurity agency said he hopes the EU's recently adopted cybersecurity framework will become the "the new global standard for trust."
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The Brief – How the outgoing Cypriot Commissioner got burnt

Mon, 2019-09-09 16:42
The moral of the following story is that, even in Brussels, you can get easily burnt if you stick your neck out and forget where you came from. The latest to find that out appears to have been Commissioner Christos Stylianides.
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Two-thirds of deaths of under 75-year-olds could have been prevented

Mon, 2019-09-09 14:48
In 2016, the deaths of 1.2 million Europeans under 75 were considered premature and could have been prevented, according to a report by Eurostat. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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EIB begins metamorphosis into climate bank

Mon, 2019-09-09 14:09
European Investment Bank (EIB) directors will begin discussing on Tuesday (10 September) an updated lending policy which could see the EU bank stop funding fossil fuel projects. But some member states and even the European Commission might push for a more reserved approach.
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Fragmented EU leftist forces struggle to find their feet

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:53
Following their defeat in the last EU elections, the progressive forces in Europe found themselves in an uneasy position. 
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Iran slams European powers as nuclear deal unravels

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:48
Iran's atomic agency chief hit out Sunday (8 September) at European powers, saying their broken promises gave the Islamic republic little choice but to scale back its commitments under a nuclear deal.
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Greek PM urges talks, rejects Turkish refugee ‘threats’

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:35
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis rejected on Sunday (8 September) Turkish "threats" to let Syrian refugees come en masse to Europe unless more international aid was provided and called for neighbourly dialogue instead.
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EU countries have ‘no concrete plans’ to phase out fossil fuel subsidies: report

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:35
Not a single EU member state has so far spelt out a comprehensive plan to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies, despite a commitment taken at the G20 ten years ago to eliminate them by 2025, according to a fresh analysis of the bloc’s 28 National Energy and Climate Plans.
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Ex-interior minister Gakharia confirmed as Georgian PM

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:16
Georgia's parliament on Sunday (8 September) confirmed an ex-interior minister accused of cracking down on protesters as the country's new prime minister, fuelling political tensions in the ex-Soviet nation.
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US will sanction whoever purchases Iran’s oil, official says

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:15
The United States will continue to impose sanctions on whoever purchases Iran's oil or conducts business with Iran's Revolutionary Guards and no oil waivers will be re-issued, a US official said on Sunday (8 September).
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Poland’s foreign ministry condemns attack on Israeli students

Mon, 2019-09-09 08:00
Poland's foreign ministry on Sunday (8 September) condemned violence against a group of Israeli students beaten at a Warsaw nightclub early on Saturday, following criticism that Polish leaders are not doing enough to denounce antisemitism.
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US, Turkey launch joint patrols in northeast Syria

Mon, 2019-09-09 07:57
The United States and Turkey on Sunday (8 September)  began joint patrols in northeastern Syria aimed at easing tensions between Ankara and US-backed Kurdish forces who battled the Islamic State jihadist group.
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Russia, Ukraine swap prisoners in first sign of thawing relations

Mon, 2019-09-09 07:49
Russia and Ukraine swapped dozens of prisoners on Saturday (7 September) in a carefully-negotiated rapprochement that brought Western praise and could thaw a freeze in relations since Moscow's annexation of the Crimea region in 2014.
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UK lawmakers to block election again, as constitutional crisis intensifies

Sun, 2019-09-08 19:35
The chances of an election before the UK leaves the EU are rapidly receding but the political and constitutional battle between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and parliamentarians is set to continue to intensify.
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The Brief – Berlaymont’s rumour mill

Fri, 2019-09-06 17:02
As the moment edges closer for Ursula von der Leyen to unveil her new Commission on Tuesday (10 September), the Brussels rumour mill has shifted into overdrive. In this Brief, EURACTIV analyses some initial lists that have been circulating in Brussels.
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France’s path towards sustainable farming eroded by increased droughts

Fri, 2019-09-06 14:10
The intense drought in France has already led to the elimination of fallow fields. It has also created tensions that are not so favourable to the negotiations over the EU's new Common Agricultural Policy. EURACTIV France reports.
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Norway’s carbon storage project boosted by European industry

Fri, 2019-09-06 11:52
A Norwegian project aimed at storing millions of tonnes of carbon emissions underneath the North Sea received a shot in the arm on Thursday (5 September), when some of Europe’s biggest industrial players signed up to preliminary agreements.
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EU watchdog insists own safety tests needed on grounded Boeings

Fri, 2019-09-06 10:38
The Europea Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will run its own tests on Boeing's grounded aircraft rather than simply accept the assessment of its US counterpart, the regulator's head said this week, marking a break with international air safety convention.
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EU launches new counter-terrorism database

Fri, 2019-09-06 10:20
Eurojust, the EU’s agency on judicial co-operation, launched a Counter-Terrorism Register on Thursday (5 September), designed to streamline the exchange of information between EU member states for potential terrorist offences.
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New Italian coalition sworn in, promises ‘not to quarrel with Brussels’

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:35
Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday (5 September), promising to reset Rome's often fraught relations with Brussels.
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