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The Brief – Don’t blacklist journalists

Fri, 2019-01-11 16:37
“Sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug”, the Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler sang in 1991, a perfect illustration of the everyday life of politicians but also journalists. Here is a story about journalists and a politician, which has been...
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EU seeks information as Chinese espionage scandal hits Poland

Fri, 2019-01-11 14:59
European Commission will seek information from Poland after national authorities arrested this week a Chinese Huawei employee and a Polish national over espionage allegations.
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China seen as ‘absolute winner’ of clean energy transition

Fri, 2019-01-11 13:36
The transformation brought by renewable energies will alter the global distribution of power, relations between states, and the environmental drivers of geopolitical instability, according to a major international study published on Friday (11 January).
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Cambridge Analytica parent firm hit with new UK penalty

Fri, 2019-01-11 13:31
The parent firm of Cambridge Analytica, SCL Elections Ltd, has been hit with a fresh fine of £15,000 (€16,500) including costs, for failing to comply with an enforcement notice delivered by the UK's data protection authority, the Information Commissioner's Office.
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Croatia’s deal to buy F-16 jets from Israel is off

Fri, 2019-01-11 13:29
Croatia's attempt to buy F-16 jet fighters from Israel has fallen through after Washington blocked the $500 million plan to have the fighters modernised in Israel, in a major setback for the country's efforts to revamp its armed forces. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
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Seven EU nations miss climate and energy plan deadline

Fri, 2019-01-11 12:52
Seven EU member states have missed an end-of-2018 deadline to submit draft energy and climate plans to the European Commission, which are essential to the bloc’s overall targets for 2030, as well as commitments made under the Paris Agreement.
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Greece-Macedonia deal continues to puzzle EPP

Fri, 2019-01-11 12:17
Following the 10 January publication of a EURACTIV article which quoted Manfred Weber as saying it was the Greek government's responsibility to secure parliamentary backing for the Greece-Macedonia deal, the EPP denied the veracity of the article, challenging what was said and whether it had even been said.
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TEE – High Noon in Germany

Fri, 2019-01-11 11:39
On 4 January, the German government quietly presented its National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), thus meeting at the very last minute a European Commission requirement to member states to finalise the first draft by the end of 2018...
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Explainer: Can Britain’s parliament prevent a no-deal Brexit?

Fri, 2019-01-11 11:15
British Prime Minister Theresa May's political weakness was exposed by a series of defeats in parliament this week, prompting claims that rebel lawmakers can wrest control of the process to leave the European Union. But can lawmakers stop a no-deal Brexit?
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Tweets of the Week: Brexit transport, migration, and US downgrades EU

Fri, 2019-01-11 11:06
This week, Brexit transport plans are totally cracked, migrants saved thanks to EU pact and Donald Trump displays his usual tact. This episode is supported by Medicines for Europe.
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World reaction cautious to disputed DR Congo vote result

Fri, 2019-01-11 09:09
Foreign leaders reacted cautiously to the outcome of DR Congo's presidential election Thursday (10 January), with many choosing not to congratulate the man declared winner and appealing for disputes to be settled peacefully.
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Cryptoasset investors exposed to substantial risks, two EU reports find

Fri, 2019-01-11 08:58
Cryptoassets are dangerously unregulated and may give rise to criminal activities, according to two recent assessments published by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
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Five Star Movement unveils plan to form EU Parliament group

Fri, 2019-01-11 08:54
Promoting direct democracy and reducing overspending in politics are among the priorities that the new political group will promote in a manifesto to be published in the run-up to the 2019 European elections.
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Orban puts hopes in new anti-migration European Parliament

Fri, 2019-01-11 08:49
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Thursday (10 January) said he hoped the next European Parliament will be dominated by anti-immigration forces. He also criticised France and Germany in blunt terms, saying he "must fight" French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Trump cancels planned Davos trip as shutdown drags on

Fri, 2019-01-11 08:38
US President Donald Trump on Thursday (10 January) canceled a planned visit later this month to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, signaling he was prepared for the political showdown over the partial federal government shutdown to stretch into late January.
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Dreams of Schengen haunt Romania’s EU presidency bow

Fri, 2019-01-11 08:12
Romania should be granted membership of the Schengen passport-free travel zone during its EU presidency stint, according to European Parliament President Antonio Tajani. But persistent concerns about the rule of law mean it is far from a done deal.
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Russia ditches dollar, opts for euro and yuan

Fri, 2019-01-11 07:56
A report by the Bank of Russia published late on Wednesday (9 January) reveals that the country dumped $101 in US holdings from its reserves, shifting into euros and yuan last spring amid a new round of US sanctions.
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Crunch time for crisp makers as EU waste targets loom

Fri, 2019-01-11 07:49
The European Commission has set an EU-wide objective for all packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2030. But crisp packets are a particular headache for policymakers and the recycling industry because they are so tiny and lightweight.
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‘Hell on earth’: The Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos

Fri, 2019-01-11 07:45
Living conditions in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, housing thousands of refugees, are particularly difficult, according to Oxfam. As the weather turns colder, the charity is calling for an immediate reaction from Europe. EURACTIV France reports.
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Auditors’ anti-fraud policy recommendations are old news, Oettinger says

Fri, 2019-01-11 07:36
There is nothing new in the recommendations on anti-fraud investigations the European Court of Auditors tabled on Thursday (10 January), the EU Commissioner for Budget Günther H. Oettinger has said. “Most areas of improvement have long been identified and tackled...
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