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Ryanair right to warn on flights as British Airways waits for Brexit Harry Potter

Fri, 2018-03-09 16:13
UK-based airlines will face serious problems sorting out their flying rights when the UK leaves the Single Market and Customs Union, writes Denis McShane.
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Austria plans to put immigration and borders at heart of EU presidency

Fri, 2018-03-09 14:43
Austria plans to use its upcoming presidency of the European Union this year to shift the bloc's focus from resettling refugees within the EU towards keeping further waves of migrants outside the bloc's external borders, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday (9 March).
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Rebuilding trust in governance and democratic accountability [Promoted content]

Fri, 2018-03-09 12:00
Some types of sharks must swim constantly in order to keep oxygen-rich water flowing over their gills. If they stop swimming, those sharks slowly die. Political parties are much the same, writes Ruža Tomašić.
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Trans-Europe Express – Dubious sale has potential to sink two governments

Fri, 2018-03-09 11:56
The Bulgarian and Czech governments are trembling because of the unfolding scandals surrounding a deal to sell the assets of ČEZ Bulgaria to an obscure private company with no experience. ČEZ is a Czech state energy giant in which pro-Russian President Miloš Zeman has a lot of sway.
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Tweets of the Week: US Trade War, Italian Election, and Women’s Day

Fri, 2018-03-09 09:29
This week, potential trade war with US is brewing, Italy’s election results make for interesting viewing, and International Women’s Day shows women’s rights are accruing.
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Trump says North Korea’s Kim promises to give up nuclear weapons, plans first-ever meeting

Fri, 2018-03-09 08:55
US President Donald Trump said he was prepared to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in what would be the first face-to-face encounter between the two countries’ leaders and potentially mark a major breakthrough in nuclear tensions with Pyongyang. Kim...
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Another environmental catastrophe is looming in Central Asia

Fri, 2018-03-09 08:33
The EU as a soft power should convince other donors to make the funds available to decontaminate old uranium mines in Central Asia, writes Adrian De Meer.
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Turkey jails 25 journalists as terrorists

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:59
An Istanbul court yesterday (8 March) sentenced 25 journalists to prison terms of up to seven and a half years over links to the group blamed by Turkey for the 2016 failed coup, in a mass trial of media staff detained after the putsch bid.
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Cretu: No cuts for cohesion funds, fresh money for new priorities

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:46
In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu said that cohesion funds should not be reduced in the next EU budget as they form the backbone of the EU economy. Instead, member states should finance upcoming priorities with new money.
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Farmers fear a ‘Russia-style’ scenario in EU-US trade spat

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:42
European farmers are worried that the EU-US trade dispute will escalate, leading Washington to target agricultural products, farmers organisation Copa-Cogeca told
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Brussels pivots on controversial investment clause in EU telecoms bill

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:40
The European Commission has proposed new criteria to guide investment in telecoms networks, in a twist that is likely to stir disagreement as EU negotiators try to strike compromise over a draft telecoms bill.
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Juncker ‘will assess’ Poland’s anti-Article 7 warnings

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:37
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Thursday (8 March) handed Brussels a detailed defence of Warsaw's controversial judicial reforms and warned that any EU disciplinary action could deepen a "populist" backlash.
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Europe’s Food and Drink Industry celebrates successes of Single Market [Promoted content]

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:30
FoodDrinkEurope marks the 25th anniversary of the Single Market — and the wide variety of food and drink it offers to consumers across Europe — with a new campaign that celebrates the diversity of products available.
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Europol appoints Belgian as first female boss

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:25
Belgium's Catherine De Bolle pledged to invest more in Europol's capacity to analyse security threats when she was on Thursday (9 March) named as the first woman to head the EU police agency.
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Commission still vague about online alcohol labelling

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:15
Consumer needs and expectations should be the main drivers in defining alcohol labelling, a European Commission spokesperson told when asked about the effectiveness of online labelling,  an option the alcohol industry wants to introduce.
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Trump is no ally on trade for post-Brexit Britain

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:13
If there were any faint hopes that the deep cultural and commercial ties between the UK and the US would secure a sweetheart free trade deal for the smaller UK, they are now surely dashed, writes Noah Gordon.
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Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights

Fri, 2018-03-09 07:01
Spain marked International Women's Day yesterday (8 March) with an unprecedented strike in defence of their rights that saw hundreds of trains cancelled and massive protests held in Madrid and Barcelona.
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Court in confusion – the EU and Western Sahara

Fri, 2018-03-09 06:52
Few were surprised when the European Court of Justice ruled on 27 February that the EU’s fisheries agreement with Morocco is valid, but only if it does not include the disputed Western Sahara territory.
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A turnaround for social Europe?

Fri, 2018-03-09 06:46
Criticised for its lack of action on the social dialogue, the European Commission could reverse the trend this year with a “Fairness Pack” in mid-March that will include the creation of a European Labour Authority. reports.
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Trump signs sweeping tariffs, defying trade war warnings

Fri, 2018-03-09 06:36
US President Donald Trump slapped steep trade tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium yesterday (8 March), drawing sharp protests from allies at home and abroad as the contentious move raised the spectre of a global trade war.
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