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Europe challenges Asia in a three-candidate race at FAO

Fri, 2019-06-21 12:07
Delegates from around the world are set to choose the new head of the UN food and agriculture agency (FAO) this weekend, in a three-way race between candidates from France, China and Georgia. 
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Treaty against democracy: Franco-German arm wrestling reflects different political visions

Fri, 2019-06-21 10:45
The opposition between France and Germany over the appointment of the new European Commission president reflects their radically different political views. For France, the treaty and the best candidate matter the most, while for Germany, the priority is democracy. EURACTIV France reports.
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Trump pulls back from launch of military strikes on Iran after initial approval

Fri, 2019-06-21 08:45
US President Donald Trump approved military strikes on Friday (20 June) against Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned $130-million surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching the attacks, the New York Times said.
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EU top jobs continue to divide leaders

Fri, 2019-06-21 08:42
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 daily newsletter here. /// EU leaders failed to reach an agreement in the early hours of Friday (21 June) on...
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Divided EU to urge return to talks on eurozone integration

Fri, 2019-06-21 07:58
European Union leaders will urge finance ministers on Friday (21 June) to keep working on deeper euro zone integration as flagship ideas such as a euro zone budget or a deposit guarantee scheme either lack key elements or have not progressed at all.
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EU ‘in full solidarity’ with Cyprus over Turkey drilling

Fri, 2019-06-21 07:54
The EU in the night to Friday (20 June) stepped up its rhetoric over Turkey's "illegal" drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus, raising the threat of sanctions if Ankara refuses to back down.
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Thousands of protesters try to storm Georgia parliament

Fri, 2019-06-21 07:24
Thousands of protesters attempted Thursday (20 June) to storm the Georgian parliament in Tbilisi, furious that a Russian lawmaker addressed the assembly from the speaker's seat during an international event.
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Macron: ‘No majority for Mr. Weber’ and other Spitzenkandidats

Fri, 2019-06-21 07:20
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday (21 June) the three so-called Spitzenkandidaten – or lead candidates – for the European Commission presidency had each failed to receive enough support among European Union leaders in Brussels.
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Tweets of the Week: EP jobs, UK job, EU top jobs

Fri, 2019-06-21 06:00
Parliament groups select their heads, Conservative hopefuls tear each other to shreds, and it’s the council top jobs summit that everyone dreads. This episode is supported by UNESDA.
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No ‘white smoke’ for EU’s top jobs, leaders adjourn until 30 June

Fri, 2019-06-21 04:17
EU leaders failed to reach an agreement in the early hours of Friday (21 June) on the EU's top jobs, as divisions over the process and the distribution of the posts impeded any progress.
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EU climate deal falls at summit, four countries wield the axe

Thu, 2019-06-20 22:20
The European Council failed to agree on Thursday (20 June) on a landmark climate strategy for 2050 as the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Poland baulked at the mention of a specific date, despite the efforts of France and Germany to convince them.
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Borissov warns North Macedonia against stealing Bulgarian history

Thu, 2019-06-20 22:01
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov warned EU hopeful North Macedonia on Thursday (20 June) against what he said was “anti-Bulgarian rhetoric” and appropriation of Bulgaria's history as its own, saying it "must stop".
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Keller: ‘It’s not possible that we never had a female Commission president’

Thu, 2019-06-20 18:40
Ska Keller is a German Green MEP and co-president of the Greens and European Free Alliance (EFA). The Greens’ unexpected success in the EU elections, combined with the continued decline of the Socialists and Conservatives, means they might emerge as kingmakers.
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The Brief, powered by ADF International – Fixing for a compromise

Thu, 2019-06-20 16:53
The divvying up of the EU’s top jobs is the bun-fest of bun-fests, one of the ultimate collisions of egos and national interests.
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European champions vs. hidden champions: What’s the future of European Industry?

Thu, 2019-06-20 15:00
Industrial policy is back in vogue. At European and national level, lawmakers express many ideas on how to ensure the future competitiveness of EU industry.
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An innovative partnership in the assistance programme for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Thu, 2019-06-20 14:34
Alper Küçük and Nils Grede provide insight into the use of the EU’s Facility for Refugees in Turkey, which enables much-needed cash transfers to one and a half million vulnerable refugees living in host communities in Turkey.
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Digital Brief: Facebook’s crypto concerns

Thu, 2019-06-20 14:32
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Any further concentration of personal data poses additional risks to the rights and freedoms of individuals.” – European Data Protection...
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Socialists and liberals kick EPP’s Weber out of EU Commission race

Thu, 2019-06-20 12:57
The heads of S&D and the centrist Renew Europe have told the EPP's lead candidate, Manfred Weber, that there is no majority to support him for the position of president of the Commission, sources have told EURACTIV.com.
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EU says G20 summit priorities to be multilateralism and WTO reform

Thu, 2019-06-20 12:07
World leaders will descend upon Osaka, Japan, next week with a myriad of goals for the international discussions at the 2019 G20 Summit, in the context of growing trade and geopolitical tensions.
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EU Commission documents reveal fund that pays coal lobby staff

Thu, 2019-06-20 11:20
Internal EU documents show that a European Commission fund invests €40 million per year into coal research projects. The money also goes towards personnel costs for Europe's main coal lobby organisation.
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