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AfD party congress: Back to a ‘Europe of nations’

Mon, 2019-01-14 17:36
At a party congress, the leaders of the far-right AfD (‘Alternative for Germany’) adopted a manifesto calling for changes in the EU, ranging from the abolition of the European Parliament to Germany leaving the eurozone and the common EU security and foreign policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Brief, powered by Metal Packaging Europe – Words matter

Mon, 2019-01-14 17:08
Although the idea of a European army dates back to the first post-war military cooperation attempts in the 1950s, confusion continues to sour the debate and haunt the European security community.
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French investigation shines light on Amazon mass destruction of goods

Mon, 2019-01-14 16:56
The global e-commerce giant Amazon has been hit with claims that it has destroyed up to three million unsold products from French warehouses over the past year. The news comes a week after Amazon became the world's most valuable public company in terms of market value.
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Gdańsk mayor’s murder sends shockwaves through EU

Mon, 2019-01-14 16:55
Paweł Adamowicz, the liberal mayor of the Polish city of Gdańsk, died on Monday (14 January) of his wounds, a day after being stabbed by a man who rushed the stage during a charity event. EU officials said they were devastated and expressed utter shock.
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UK revealed as EU champion of fossil fuel subsidies

Mon, 2019-01-14 16:22
The United Kingdom spends the most in the EU on subsidising fossil fuels, according to a new report by the European Commission, which also found that EU-wide payments have failed to decrease despite the bloc’s commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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Ice is melting for Nagorno-Karabakh

Mon, 2019-01-14 15:57
Several indications signal a thaw in relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and hopes for peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, writes Ilgar Gurbanov.
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Rejecting my deal could lead to ‘no Brexit’, warns May

Mon, 2019-01-14 15:38
Political 'paralysis' in Westminster is more likely to lead to 'no Brexit' and the UK staying in the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Monday (14 January) as she launched a last-ditch attempt to save her Brexit deal. 
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France’s ‘great national debate’: Taxes, public services, environment and democracy

Mon, 2019-01-14 12:33
The French president wants to hold a “great national debate” by mid-March in an attempt to find a way out of the ‘yellow vest’ crisis. The head of state has revealed the debate’s main topics in a letter addressed to the French people. EURACTIV France reports.
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German far right will campaign for ‘Dexit’ if demands are not met

Mon, 2019-01-14 09:14
As the British parliament prepares for a crucial Brexit vote Tuesday (15 January), Germany's far right voted Sunday to break a national taboo by campaigning to quit the European Union if its demand for reforms within the bloc are not met.
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Trump threatens Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks Syrian Kurd militia

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:57
President Donald Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if it attacks a US-allied Kurdish militia in Syria, weakening Turkey's currency and prompting sharp criticism from Ankara on Monday (13 January).
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Cambodian PM blackmails EU, threatens to exterminate the opposition

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:45
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday (14 January) threatened to retaliate against the opposition if the European Union withdraws duty-free trading access over human rights concerns.
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Ahead of vote, May warns it would be ‘catastrophic’ to halt Brexit

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:45
British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers on Sunday (13 January) that failing to deliver Brexit would be catastrophic for democracy, in a plea for support two days before parliament is expected to reject her deal with Brussels.
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US threatens EU companies with sanctions over Nord Steam 2, Turkish Stream

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:35
A transatlantic tiff over Europe’s natural gas supply came to the boil on Sunday (13 January), as Donald Trump’s ambassador to Germany threatened firms involved in a pipeline from Russia with sanctions. At stake is a mixture of economic and security interests...
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‘North Macedonia’ deal shakes Greek government, Tsipras calls vote of confidence

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:29
Skopje's ratification of the so-called name-change deal has triggered a government crisis in Greece, when the leader of the conservative junior coalition partner, Independent Greeks, stepped down on Sunday (13 January).
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France’s Le Pen launches EU campaign with appeal to ‘yellow vests’

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:25
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen launched her campaign for the May 26 European Parliament election on Sunday (13 January) with an appeal to the broad "yellow vest" protest movement that has rattled the government.
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Liberals and the far-right: A contrasting experience in Spain, Sweden

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:15
Four months ahead of the European elections, liberal parties are torn between those ready to engage with the far-right and those opposed to any kind of alliance. Spain and Sweden offer the latest examples.
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Sweden’s Löfven edges toward second term after deal with centre-right

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:10
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven took a big step toward a second term as Sweden’s prime minister on Friday (11 January) after agreeing a deal with two opposition parties that will move policy sharply to the right with tax cuts and business-friendly reforms.
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Mayor of Gdansk stabbed during charity concert

Mon, 2019-01-14 08:05
The mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk Paweł Adamowicz was stabbed on Sunday (13 January). Piotr Kaczynski reports in his blog
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Updating copyright rules for news: There’s a better way

Mon, 2019-01-14 07:03
The EU Copyright directive should avoid making reforms that takes away publishers’ choices about how to distribute and make money with their content online, writes Richard Gingras.
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Catalan republicanism and European federalism

Mon, 2019-01-14 06:56
Republicanism in Catalonia is inseparable from both Catalanism and European federalism, writes Oriol Junqueras, who argues that Europe faces a crucial crossroads: on the one hand, an increasingly extreme right, and on the other, a modern European federalist left.
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