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Glyphosate has adverse health effects from doses considered safe, study shows

Thu, 2018-05-17 10:33
Glyphosate, the chemical found in the world’s most widely used weed-killer, can have disruptive effects on sexual development, genes and beneficial gut bacteria at doses considered safe, according to a study presented at the European Parliament on Wednesday (16 May).
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Under Pressure, with Nord Stream 2: ‘How often do you receive calls from Mr Putin?’

Thu, 2018-05-17 09:32
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project has come under intense scrutiny from the European Commission, which drafted a special directive last year to try and stop it. EURACTIV’s Frédéric Simon asked the awkward question to Nord Stream 2’s Chief Financial Officer, Paul Corcoran.
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China, the Western Balkans and the EU: Can three tango?

Thu, 2018-05-17 08:56
With China pouring loans into the Western Balkans, the EU must step in to ensure this money benefits the region, writes Wawa Wang.
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Leading MEP: EU-Azerbaijan relations ‘never better’

Thu, 2018-05-17 07:58
EU-Azeri relations have “never been better”, says Sajjad Karim, the Conservative MEP who co-chairs the EU-Azerbaijan parliamentary co-operation committee.
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EU socialists urges Tsipras and Zaev to show ‘leadership’ to curb nationalism

Thu, 2018-05-17 07:58
The President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) Sergei Stanishev praised on 16 May the efforts of Athens and Skopje to resolve the long-standing name dispute and urged them to show “leadership” against nationalistic trends.
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Dutch call for ‘high’ emissions standards on trucks, cars

Thu, 2018-05-17 07:48
The Netherlands have called on Europe to aim high on emissions standards for trucks and cars, ahead of a much-anticipated proposal from the European Commission today (17 May), which will impose CO2 targets on trucks for the first time.
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Commission’s Eurobond alternative still viewed with scepticism

Thu, 2018-05-17 07:29
The European Commission has said that the zero-risk weight of its forthcoming sovereign bond-backed securities proposal will be a ‘game changer’, but member states and the financial sector remain sceptical about how the new asset could work in practice.
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Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytica shared data with Russia

Thu, 2018-05-17 07:20
Political consulting group Cambridge Analytica used Russian researchers and shared data with companies linked to Russian intelligence, a whistleblower told a congressional hearing on interference in the 2016 US election Wednesday (16 May).
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Tusk: With friends like Trump, who needs enemies

Thu, 2018-05-17 06:51
The European Union's top official launched a stinging attack Wednesday (16 May) on President Donald Trump, slamming his "capricious assertiveness" and saying the US leader acted more like an enemy than a friend.
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France’s Total warns of Iran exit as EU struggles to save economic ties

Thu, 2018-05-17 06:43
French energy giant Total joined other European companies in signalling on Wednesday (16  May) they could exit Iran, casting doubt on whether European leaders meeting to try to salvage the Iran nuclear deal can safeguard trade with Tehran.
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Gas market liberalisation: Does Europe really want it?

Thu, 2018-05-17 06:14
Almost ten years after the implementation of the Third Energy Package, the risk of backtracking on liberalisation looks very real as policymakers seem increasingly frustrated at having “given away” power to the market, writes Luca Franza.
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Austria ‘declares war’ on social fraud

Thu, 2018-05-17 06:13
Freedom of services belongs to the four freedoms of the EU. Austria wants to fight its abuse with the help of digitization. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.
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Brexit turns into a constitutional crisis in Britain

Thu, 2018-05-17 06:11
Divisions across the UK's political institutions are turning Brexit into a major domestic constitutional crisis, writes Denis MacShane.
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The power of data – what are our rights?

Thu, 2018-05-17 06:11
For 25 years, the internet allowed business models to rampantly grow and radically change everyday life. Now, a period of regulation has come – and the awareness of the impact of digitisation. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.
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Zuckerberg to meet European Parliament leaders in private session

Wed, 2018-05-16 17:55
After weeks of back-and-forth between the European Parliament and Facebook executives, CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed on Wednesday (16 May) to meet with political leaders in Brussels over the company’s recent data breach scandal.
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The Brief – We’ll meet again, EU to tell Balkans

Wed, 2018-05-16 16:56
The EU will tomorrow dangle a renewed promise of membership to its "partners" in the Western Balkans, as the six countries are referred to in a draft declaration to be adopted in Sofia, but without the most coveted prize - a date of accession.
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MEP tells NGOs in Astana to be careful who they receive money from

Wed, 2018-05-16 16:36
Back from the Kazakhstan-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee held in Astana on 14 May, Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule-Pēterse debriefed of the event, with some telling messages about the work of certain NGOs.
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EU still seeking June deal on refugee plan, says bloc’s migration chief

Wed, 2018-05-16 16:15
The EU is still hoping to convince Hungary and Poland to sign up to an elusive agreement on migration and refugee resettlement, the bloc’s Migration commissioner has said.
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Making bioeconomy circular: How far can circular economy principles be applied to the bioeconomy?

Wed, 2018-05-16 15:53
The European Commission has adopted an ambitious new Circular Economy Package to help European businesses and consumers make the transition to a stronger and more circular economy where resources are used in a more sustainable way.
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No changes on minimum national co-financing rate for Cohesion, says Croatia

Wed, 2018-05-16 15:32
Croatia is one of the best users of the EU's Cohesion funds and is ready to raise its national contribution to the EU budget but wants other member states to do the same, Croatian officials said on Tuesday (15 May). But they also warned against raising the rate of national co-financing of Cohesion programmes.
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