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EU offers UK a sweetener before difficult Brexit summit

Wed, 2018-10-17 15:41
The European Union is ready to extend the post-divorce transition period with Britain, diplomats said, amid efforts to revive chances to strike a Brexit deal at a key summit on Wednesday (17 October).
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A technical European Council to defuse tension

Wed, 2018-10-17 15:25
The European heads of state will meet in Brussels for three days. France is hoping to avoid reopening the eternal political debate surrounding migration and make progress on specific aspects, including Brexit – even though the final agreement is not ready. EURACTIV France reports.
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HOLD Dependence on European funds worries Portuguese opposition

Wed, 2018-10-17 14:42
Portuguese MEPs José Manuel Fernandes (PSD) and Pedro Silva Pereira (PS) agree on the importance of European structural funds in public investment, although the former says it is "worrying" and the latter considers it "strategic". EURACTIV's media partner Lusa reports.
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Secure a social Triple A by making the Social Pillar a reality

Wed, 2018-10-17 13:54
Nearly one billion people have escaped poverty worldwide since the first #EndPoverty Day, but too many others have been left behind, even in Europe, writes Luca Jahier.
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Study finds rising illicit cigarette trade on social media

Wed, 2018-10-17 13:10
Social media and delivery services have become new outlets for organised crime activities when it comes to illicit cigarette trade, according to a new study that has raised eyebrows among EU policymakers.
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Hackers accused of ties to Russia hit 3 East European companies: cybersecurity firm

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:51
Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday (17 October).
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NATO sees new cyber command centre by 2023 as Europe readies for cyber threats

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:43
A new NATO military command centre able to deter and launch cyber-attacks should be fully staffed and operational in 2023, but the alliance still lacks ground rules for doing so, a senior general announced at NATO’s annual cyber conference in...
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The new champion of changes in the Polish power sector [Promoted content]

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:30
The transition of the Polish power sector is speeding up despite the difficult regulatory and business environment, writes Filip Grzegorczyk, CEO of TAURON Polska Energia.
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Innovation in oncology – Can science make cancer a manageable disease?

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:22
In Europe, more than 3 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. But recent advances in cancer treatment have offered new hope to those battling the disease.
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Green leader: Bavaria state elections were another step towards new national elections

Wed, 2018-10-17 12:03
Green politician Jürgen Trittin discusses the consequences of the Bavarian state election on German national politics and his party's new role in the shifting political landscape. An interview by EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel.
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Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

Wed, 2018-10-17 11:32
The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar's military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United States and six other members requested the meeting, diplomats said on Tuesday (16 October).
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EU bioeconomy strategy and IPCC – planets apart

Wed, 2018-10-17 10:35
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that biofuels will need to rise 260% by 2030 and 750% by 2050 in order to contain global warming below 1.5°C. Yet, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, published days after, seems to ignore this, writes James Cogan.
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Europe’s clean transport revolution continues

Wed, 2018-10-17 10:13
There is now a clear EU majority, led by the Nordic countries, for tougher targets on car emissions, writes Sanjeev Kumar. The big questions now relates to charging points for electric vehicles and whether they can charge fast enough, he writes.
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EU budget must support ambitious new Africa partnership, say former ministers

Wed, 2018-10-17 07:58
The next seven year EU budget must be ambitious enough to support an ambitious new partnership with Africa, a group of former ministers say.
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What’s holding up Brexit talks? The Irish border issue explained

Wed, 2018-10-17 07:51
The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is how to keep Britain's land border with the Republic of Ireland open after it leaves the European Union.
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Poland attacks EU’s Gazprom deal in court

Wed, 2018-10-17 07:41
Poland's state-run gas firm PGNiG said on Tuesday (16 October) it filed a complaint with the EU's top court against a controversial deal by the European Commission to settle an anti-trust case against Gazprom, the Kremlin-backed energy giant.
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Trade practices bill faces last chance next week, warns De Castro

Wed, 2018-10-17 07:36
Next week’s European Parliament vote on the proposed unfair trade practices (UTPs) directive is crucial as there will be no time to pass the bill in this legislature in the event of a non-approval, the MEP piloting the file has warned.
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Diplomatic tensions flare between Spain and Belgium over Catalan crisis

Wed, 2018-10-17 07:30
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel sought to defuse bilateral tensions at an EU summit yesterday (17 October) after Flemish and Spanish authorities traded accusations over Spain's handling of Catalonia's illegal declaration of independence and imprisonment of separatists.
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France, Germany dress down Poland over court reforms

Wed, 2018-10-17 07:24
France and Germany on Tuesday (16 October) condemned Poland for pressing ahead with controversial changes to its supreme court despite EU calls for restraint.
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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors targeted by new work requirements

Wed, 2018-10-17 07:04
Romanian prosecutors said they feared for their jobs and the rule of law after a new government ordinance increasing the years of professional experience required of them was published Tuesday (16 October).
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