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Copyright MEP in bomb threat scare

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:05
German police are investigating the Bonn office of Axel Voss, the MEP leading the controversial copyright directive through the European Parliament, after he was the subject of a bomb threat last week, German media are reporting.
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Putin in Crimea as Russia marks five years since ‘reunification’

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:02
Russian President Vladimir Putin flew into Crimea on Monday (18 March) to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Moscow's annexation of the strategic peninsula from Ukraine which was condemned by the West but remains popular among Russians.
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Speaker deals blow to May’s bid for 3rd ‘meaningful vote’

Tue, 2019-03-19 07:42
British Prime Minister Theresa May's bid to get her EU divorce deal through parliament was hit Monday (18 March) with a bombshell announcement by the speaker, ruling MPs could not vote again on the same proposal they had already rejected.
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Challenging Plastic Waste: 2019 European Social Innovation Competition Applications Open [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-03-19 07:00
Every year, each one of us produces over 30 kg of plastic waste, but only 40% of this is recycled. So what happens to the rest? It becomes pollution, polluting our oceans, our environment and even our bodies.
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The Brief – Replacing Turkey in NATO

Mon, 2019-03-18 17:01
A global geopolitical shift has taken place without the wider audience noticing. Turkey has drifted apart from the US and NATO, it has got much closer to Russia, and the US is desperately seeking to find ways to fill a...
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Researcher: 100% renewable energy requires ‘a lot of green hydrogen’

Mon, 2019-03-18 16:38
The production of so-called green hydrogen from wind and solar electricity is seen as a potential game-changer for the transition to a 100% renewable energy system. But getting there will take some time and some intermediary solutions will be needed, says Daan Peters.
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Association chief: Portuguese textile industry likes to think Brexit will not happen

Mon, 2019-03-18 15:55
Portugal has strong links with Britain and Brexit is perceived as a challenge in the country, as it has affected trade since the time of the referendum in 2016. But many companies seem to believe that Brexit will not happen, Paulo Vaz told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Meeting the call of the youth: Governing the transition towards a climate-neutral Europe

Mon, 2019-03-18 14:59
The determination to combat climate change is deeply rooted in the values of the new generation. If well-nurtured, their commitment can drive a sustainable transformation of the whole European economy, write Matilda Axelson and Ólöf Söebech.
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Mr Xi’s European tour is response to US-China rift

Mon, 2019-03-18 09:59
Since ascending to China’s top leadership, Xi Jinping has become well-known for his frequent overseas travels. Now that the annual session of the National People’s Congress is nearly over, the Chinese president can look forward to a busy international agenda, writes Philippe Le Corre.
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The burden of coal at the doorstep of the Energy Union

Mon, 2019-03-18 09:33
At a time when the EU strives to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, coal still represents more than half of electricity across much of the Western Balkans and other EU neighbouring countries, writes Janez Kopač. Making things worse, coal plants are intensively supported by Chinese and US capital, without active opposition of the EU, he says.
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The Medtech Forum 2019: Bringing HealthTech stakeholders together [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-03-18 09:30
The MedTech Forum is one of the largest health and medical technology industry conference in Europe and a key event since 2007.
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In Bucharest, local leaders call to rebuild the EU from the bottom

Mon, 2019-03-18 08:57
Hundreds of European local and regional leaders demanded a bottom-up approach to rebuild the EU, during the 8th Cities and Regions summit in Bucharest, ahead of the informal European Council on the future of Europe in Sibiu in May. 
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Stanishev loses leadership of European elections list to former partner

Mon, 2019-03-18 08:53
Sergei Stanishev may be the leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES), but his authority in his home country Bulgaria is under pressure.
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Russia slams ‘hypocrisy’ of new Western sanctions ahead of Crimea anniversary

Mon, 2019-03-18 08:53
Ahead of the fifth anniversary of Moscow's annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, condemned by the West but celebrated by most Russians, the United States, Canada and the EU slapped new sanctions on more than a dozen Russian officials and businesses in response to Moscow's "continued aggression in Ukraine."
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Corteva official: Gene editing EU court ruling has sparked debate globally

Mon, 2019-03-18 08:42
An EU Court decision that confirmed that new plant breeding techniques fall under Genetically Modified legislation has generated more reaction and more discussion than “we would have ever anticipated”.
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Pressure builds in Belgrade, EU calls for dialogue with civil society

Mon, 2019-03-18 08:36
Thousands of anti-government protesters staged a rally outside President Aleksandar Vučić’s residence on Sunday (17 March) to press their demands for greater media freedom and free and fair elections, a day after they briefly broke into the state television building.
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Liberal Caputova beats Sefcovic in Slovakia’s presidential poll

Mon, 2019-03-18 08:30
Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Čaputová won the first round of Slovakia’s presidential election on 16 March, getting more than 40% of the votes. 
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Taking stock: A whirlwind week in Westminster

Fri, 2019-03-15 17:44
“I guess that’s politics, but it’s not a very nice profession at the moment,” Rory Stewart, Prisons Minister in Theresa May’s government said moments after MPs voted against a ‘no deal’ Brexit on Wednesday (13 March).
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The Brief – Lessons from a 16-year old girl

Fri, 2019-03-15 16:44
School children across Europe are marching today in their hundreds of thousands in an unprecedented mobilisation for the climate, part of a movement which has now turned global.
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The Irish Border and Brexit

Fri, 2019-03-15 16:03
The decision of the British people to leave the European Union will have important consequences both in Europe and in the UK, but Northern Ireland and the border counties of the Republic of Ireland will be the most heavily impacted by Brexit.
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