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Lithuanian FM: Russian threats are real and should be taken seriously

Thu, 2019-06-20 11:19
Although there are no direct Russian threats to Lithuania, there are insecurities in the region and militaristic arguments used in political debates, which must be taken seriously, Lithuania's foreign minister told EURACTIV Croatia in an interview.
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A changing climate puts Europe’s energy sector at risk

Thu, 2019-06-20 10:49
Oil and gas infrastructure as well as electric power stations could suffer major failures in the coming years if they are not adapted to withstand extreme weather caused by climate change, EU officials have warned.
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‘Institutional crisis’ if EU doesn’t pick Spitzenkandidat, EPP warns

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:56
EU member states risk plunging the blog into an "institutional crisis," should they decide to abandon the Spitzenkandidat process of selecting the next President of the European Commission, a senior EPP source has told EURACTIV.
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Poland’s multi-billion-euro clean air quest in peril

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:50
A €25 billion clean air programme launched by the Polish government is in danger of losing EU support. Warsaw has until Friday (21 June) to prove its commitment, according to a letter sent by the European Commission and seen by EURACTIV.
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EU leaders to back carbon neutrality ‘by 2050’, come up short on final deal

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:50
The European Council is set to agree on Thursday (20 June) that the EU economy should be carbon neutral by 2050, according to the latest batch of draft conclusions. However, leaders will bide their time and hold off on finalising an agreement until "early 2020".
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Spanish liberals under fire over pacts with far-right

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:48
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France and Germany still at odds over EU top jobs

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:47
As the 28 EU leaders meet on Thursday (20 June) to appoint the new leaders of the European institutions, it is still uncertain whether they will reach an agreement on the EU's top jobs, with Franco-German tensions simmering in the background. EURACTIV France reports.
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€102m grant boosts EU-WHO regional cooperation on global health

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:45
The new grant program largely funded by the European Development Fund (EDF) will support all 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries in an effort to strengthen their regional health systems and tackle non-communicable diseases and health security issues.
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Sarkozy to go on trial after final appeal fails

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:40
France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to go on trial facing charges of corruption and influence peddling after losing his final bid to avert appearing in the dock, sources close to the case said Wednesday (19 June).
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First TV debate in nearly two decades ahead of Istanbul election re-run

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:27
The two candidates for the re-run of the mayoral election in Istanbul met in the first live television debate in 17 years on Sunday (16 June). The re-run will be held on 23 June. The event was broadcast on all...
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Farming innovation debate heats up as Greens grow in Europe

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:25
The rise of Green parties in the last EU elections has raised eyebrows in Brussels, where agriculture stakeholders try to find out what is next in the debate about the future of EU farming.
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Johnson increases support in third round of leadership contest

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:18
Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson cemented his position as the favourite to be Britain’s next prime minister on Wednesday (19 June) after he increased his support in the third round of the Conservative Party leadership contest.
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Russians, Ukrainian to face murder charges over downing of Flight MH17

Thu, 2019-06-20 08:06
Three Russians and a Ukrainian will face murder charges for the deaths of 298 people aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in 2014, the international investigative team said on Wednesday (19 June). The suspects...
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A question of legacy: EU must step up and lead on climate

Thu, 2019-06-20 07:15
As leaders of island states, every day our people are confronted with the harsh realities of climate change.
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Another 100 years to wait for gender equality? We deserve better

Thu, 2019-06-20 07:11
At the current pace, it will take more than a century for women to become equal to men in Europe, despite the general progress made so far on gender equality on the European soil and the fact that throughout its history, the EU has been a global leader in advancing women's rights.
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How to pick the next saviour of the euro

Wed, 2019-06-19 23:17
EU leaders will try to pick the new European Central Bank president on Thursday evening (20 June), in times when further monetary flexibility is becoming more likely, but EU officials and diplomats have warned against politicising the election of Mario Draghi's successor.
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Austro-German road-charging debacle reignites pan-EU toll debate

Wed, 2019-06-19 17:28
After the EU Court of Justice ruled against Germany's plans to introduce a highway toll, the debate about an EU-wide motorway toll has once again been ignited. An analysis by Herbert Vytiska.
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The Brief, powered by ADF International – Beyond Spitzenkandidaten

Wed, 2019-06-19 16:59
EU leaders meet on Thursday (20 June) to decide the top EU jobs for the next five years. They have a good incentive to make a decision. If they fail, they will have to hold another summit in the next ten days, before the first European Parliament session on 2 July.
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Powering today’s world with tomorrow in mind

Wed, 2019-06-19 16:50
Twelve years. According to the latest IPCC report, that’s how long we have left to make sure global warming doesn’t increase beyond 1.5C. Waiting any longer or allowing temperatures to rise above this limit risks “irreversible impacts.”
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Europe’s youth want climate action. Elected leaders should give it to them

Wed, 2019-06-19 16:14
European voters have delivered a green mandate. It’s up to our governments to use it, writes Caio Koch-Weser.
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