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Gabriel leading Commission effort against fake news ‘disease’

Mon, 2017-11-13 17:20
Fake news is a disease that European society needs to be “vaccinated” against, the EU's Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel said as she opened a call for public comments on possible EU responses to the spread of false information on internet platforms.
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The Brief, powered by ENI – Ostrich tactics won’t stop the far-right

Mon, 2017-11-13 17:07
In the marketplace of ideas, the best one will win. This market metaphor for freedom of expression is the very foundation of our democracies.
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How Corbyn could keep Britain in the EU

Mon, 2017-11-13 15:10
If Theresa May’s government falls and Jeremy Corbyn becomes the UK’s next prime minister, he could face a binary choice between hard Brexit or no Brexit at all, writes Peter Kellner.
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EU governments agree to review Chile trade deal

Mon, 2017-11-13 13:16
EU governments agreed on Monday (13 November) to update the EU-Chile Association Agreement, with a first round of talks pencilled in for 16 November.
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Franco-German tandem under pressure to lead climate action

Mon, 2017-11-13 13:07
French and German NGOs have asked Brune Poirson and Jochen Flasbarth – state secretaries for the environment in France and Germany, respectively - to make the tandem “the engine of an ambitious European climate policy.”
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Place your bets: FTI Consulting’s EMA relocation game [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-11-13 12:00
The EU vote on 20 November will decide the new location of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), one of the big Brexit prizes.
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Agriculture can rein in emissions ‘immediately’, says UN

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:41
The global agricultural sector can curb emissions immediately and provide a window for fossil fuel-guzzling energy and transport sectors to decarbonise before global warming spirals out of control, the United Nations said on Friday (10 November).
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Slovenia’s president Pahor wins second term in runoff vote

Mon, 2017-11-13 11:05
Slovenia’s President Borut Pahor won another four-year mandate on Sunday (12 November) despite a strong showing by a relatively unknown challenger in the presidential runoff vote.
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Greek yogurt is produced only in Greece, Commission warns Prague

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:55
The denomination “Greek yogurt” cannot be used for yogurts produced outside Greece, a European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com amid mounting tensions between Athens and Prague on the issue.
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Life-threatening lung disease: Europe’s ‘unknown’ killer

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:49
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that results in changes in several different parts of the respiratory system and lungs at the same time. But it is far more than just a 'smoker's cough'.
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Mercosur and Mexico trade agreements: The quest for a sugar fix

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:40
There is intensive lobbying by European sugar beet growers against the prospect of widening of EU quotas for non-EU cane sugar as part of ongoing bilateral free trade negotiations. Yet it might only be a matter of time until the EU allows more import of cane sugar from outside the bloc.
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EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:37
The EU will move towards closer defence ties Monday (13 November) with more than 20 states signing a landmark pact that aims to boost cooperation after Brexit and counteract Russian pressure.
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UK no closer to revealing Brexit bill offer

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:29
Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday (12 November), after the EU demanded that London spell out its approach to the final bill to unblock talks.
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EU health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis discusses Europe’s superbug battlefront

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:11
Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, joined Brian Maguire to discuss Europe’s fight against the deadly rise of superbugs.
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‘Cold Eastern Winds’: An interview with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:08
Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister, Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, joined Brian Maguire in the EURACTIV Studio to discuss the Eastern Partnership Summit declaration, Ukraine’s intense reform process, the challenge of ‘Ukraine fatigue’ in Brussels, and the risks Russia continues to present along Europe’s Eastern border.
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Merkel urges compromise as coalition talks enter final stretch

Mon, 2017-11-13 07:00
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday (12 November) urged party leaders negotiating a tricky three-way coalition government to show more willingness to compromise, as support for her conservative bloc plunged to the lowest level in more than six years.
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Student’s project WhyEurope wins Special Prize for communication

Mon, 2017-11-13 06:58
WhyEurope, a student project that spreads simple, cheeky posts and messages on social media with a pro-European twist, won the Special Prize 2017 of EuropCom, an association of communication professionals under the auspices of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).
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Hundreds rally in Brussels for Catalan independence

Mon, 2017-11-13 06:55
Several hundred people rallied in Brussels on Sunday (12 November) to back the independence push in Catalonia, slam the EU and demand Spain release jailed regional officials.
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The true face of the second leading cause of death

Mon, 2017-11-13 06:41
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that results in changes in several different parts of the respiratory system and lungs at the same time. COPD affects 1 to 4% of all European adults and costs the EU €50 billion every year.
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German war reparations ‘matter of honour’ for Poland

Sun, 2017-11-12 05:45
Demanding reparations from Germany for its actions in Poland during World War Two is a matter of honour for Warsaw, Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Polish ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, said on Saturday (11 November).
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