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Twitter publishes tweet trove from Russia, Iran trolling campaigns

Thu, 2018-10-18 08:41
Twitter published a trove of some 10 million tweets that it said are potentially the product of state-backed operations by Russia and Iran, shedding new light on the scale and nature of misinformation campaigns mounted by the two nations.
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‘Don’t unscrew Poland from the EU,’ Tusk tells Warsaw

Thu, 2018-10-18 08:00
The EU's top official, Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, joked on Wednesday (17 October) about the removal by Polish authorities of a plaque bearing his name, saying it was more important they did not "unscrew" Poland from the European Union.
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EU lawmakers to back 35% CO2 cut for trucks by 2030

Thu, 2018-10-18 07:45
European Parliament lawmakers are expected to back a 35% cut in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030, EU sources said ahead of a vote on Thursday (18 October) over new rules that seek to fight global warming without harming industry.
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Salvini ‘at home’ in Moscow, denounces EU sanctions on Russia

Thu, 2018-10-18 07:37
Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini denounced the "madness" of western sanctions against Russia, during a trip to Moscow Wednesday (17 October), and launched a fierce attack on the European Union.
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At EU summit, Borissov deplores ‘terrible’ Russian cyberattacks on Bulgaria

Thu, 2018-10-18 07:17
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov disclosed on Wednesday (17 October) that his country had been targeted by “terrible” Russian cyberattacks before its EU presidency.
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Regulating trans fats in food [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-10-18 07:00
In light of discussions on an EU Regulation on trans fatty acids (TFA), FEDIOL shares its views on the upcoming EU Regulation and explains briefly industry's action so far.
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US blames Europe for lack of progress in trade talks, threatens car tariffs

Thu, 2018-10-18 06:41
Senior US and EU officials blamed each other on Wednesday (17 October) for a lack of progress in ongoing trade talks, reviving the possibility of fresh tariffs on European cars, said the American representatives.
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One-fifth of Serbs want to leave Serbia

Thu, 2018-10-18 06:20
Around one-fifth of Serbian citizens potentially want to emigrate in search of a better life and better-paying jobs, according to a new survey. Most of them are young people and almost all of them want to go West. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
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Northern Africa: Europe’s new border guard?

Thu, 2018-10-18 06:05
As another EU summit gets underway, Leïla Bodeux and Davide Gnes wonder what values Europeans are willing to give up in order to stop migration.  
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May and EU consider extending transition to break Brexit impasse

Thu, 2018-10-18 00:47
British PM Theresa May appeared to open the way to extend the post-Brexit transition period until December 2021, as EU leaders offered an olive branch to her in a bid to break the impasse during the EU summit on Wednesday (18 October).
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EU development aid fell in 2017, reveals new report

Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
EU aid spending fell for the first time in 5 years in 2017, according to the CONCORD AidWatch Report 2018 published on Wednesday (17 October).
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EU-Vietnam deal seen as “stepping stone” for agreement with ASEAN, says Commission

Wed, 2018-10-17 19:54
The EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Wednesday (17 October) that the "ambitious" trade deal concluded with Vietnam could “pave the way” for an agreement with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), despite scepticism on the other side.
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135 French MPs lobby hard for the ecological transition

Wed, 2018-10-17 17:38
A parliamentary group, bringing together 135 French MPs from across the political spectrum, wants to collectively carry the issues of the ecological transition, particularly during the debate on the 2019 finance bill. EURACTIV France’s media partner the Journal de l’environnement reports.
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Gas chief: LNG can help cut air pollution, boost human health

Wed, 2018-10-17 17:14
Shipping is responsible for over 3% of global emissions with that number expected to grow. Owners and operators will have to decide how to clean up their vessels and liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a potential solution, Gas Infrastructure Europe's Wim Groenendijk told EURACTIV.
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The Brief, powered by The International Bromine Council (BSEF) – Hard border surrounds fortress Britain

Wed, 2018-10-17 17:12
Theresa May and her EU counterparts seem likely to trot out the line that a Brexit deal will, probably, be struck, albeit at the 11th hour at this evening’s EU summit. The chaos promised by ‘no deal’ is very much in the minds of officials on both sides of the Channel.
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EU-US Privacy Shield review: Jourová to meet US secretary amid compliance concerns

Wed, 2018-10-17 17:05
The EU's Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová will sit down with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Thursday (18 October), as they launch a review of the EU-US privacy shield, while certain EU MEPs remain unconvinced by the agreement.
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ASEM must prove its worth by managing simmering connectivity conflict

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:56
The Europe–Asia summit (ASEM) comes at the right time for European and Asian countries to develop a shared narrative and rationalize connectivity projects, write Maaike Okano-Heijmans, Wouter Zweers and Brigitte Dekker.
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Stubb has ‘zero tolerance’ for EPP rebels

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:55
Alexander Stubb, one of the EPP’s candidates for the next European Commission president, came out in defiance against the ‘illiberal’ factions within his party on Wednesday (17 October), saying he had zero tolerance for violations of fundamental party values.
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Bill Gates launches EU clean energy ‘breakthrough’ fund in Brussels

Wed, 2018-10-17 16:16
The newly-established €100 million fund will help innovative European companies bring “radically new” clean energy technologies to the market, including the “holy grail” of batteries, the European Commission said.
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Greek FM resigns, Tsipras to finalise Macedonia deal personally

Wed, 2018-10-17 15:43
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will take over the foreign affairs portfolio following a surprise decision of Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias to resign on Wednesday (17 October).
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