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UK loses EU anti-piracy missions to France and Spain

Mon, 2018-07-30 19:09
The headquarters of the EU’s anti-piracy missions off the coast of Somalia will be moved from the UK to France and Spain next year as the latest consequence of Brexit.
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Can Poland catch up with the West on digitisation?

Mon, 2018-07-30 14:21
Acceleration of technological development provides huge opportunities for qualified employees. In an interview with EURACTIV Poland, Christian Bodewig from the World Bank Group explains how non-routine skills and competences not yet possessed by machines become increasingly relevant.
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Europe needs to wake up to China’s influencing strategies

Mon, 2018-07-30 14:07
As Europe is waking up to the Chinese party-state’s growing influence inside its territory, China experts in Europe need to make themselves heard, write Tabitha Speelman and  Matej Šimalčík.
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Hahn on Western Balkans: Exporting stability instead of importing instability

Mon, 2018-07-30 11:44
The Commission is satisfied with its Western Balkans strategy, as it has triggered a new dynamic in the region. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Commissioner for Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, however, pleads for realism.
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Greek PM Tsipras faces fierce criticism over handling of wildfires disaster

Mon, 2018-07-30 08:26
Greece this weekend buried the victims of a devastating wildfire near Athens which killed at least 91 people, and has prompted criticism of the government's handling of the disaster.
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Zimbabwe votes in first post-Mugabe election

Mon, 2018-07-30 08:17
Zimbabwe goes to the polls Monday (30 July) in its first election since authoritarian leader Robert Mugabe was ousted last year, with alleged ballot fraud and the likelihood of a disputed result clouding voting day.
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Violence flares up as Malians vote in key election

Mon, 2018-07-30 07:52
Malians voted Sunday (29 July) in a crucial presidential election as attacks disrupted polling in areas already beset by deadly ethnic and jihadist violence.
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UK’s chief diplomat visits China, begins Brexit bargaining tour

Mon, 2018-07-30 07:47
Britain's new foreign minister begins his first major international trip with a visit to China on Monday, bidding to strengthen trade ties with Beijing ahead of Brexit next year.
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Salvini: EU trying to ‘swindle’ UK in Brexit talks

Mon, 2018-07-30 07:35
Italy's far right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has accused the European Union of attempting to "swindle" the United Kingdom out of the Brexit people voted for in the landmark 2016 referendum, The Sunday Times reported on 29 July.
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Cambodia ruling party claims ‘huge victory’ in vote decried as ‘sham’

Mon, 2018-07-30 07:29
Cambodia's ruling party said it had won a landslide in Sunday's one-horse election, an expected outcome after the main opposition was banned paving the way for leader Hun Sen to prolong his 33 years in power.
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Germany says US-Europe trade tensions ease, questions remain on soy

Mon, 2018-07-30 06:56
The trade relationship between the United States and Europe is improving, German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Saturday (28 July), but there is no guarantee the bloc will buy the quantity of soybeans that Washington expects.
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Orbán sees shift to illiberal Christian democracy in 2019 European vote

Mon, 2018-07-30 06:43
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Saturday (28 July) that European parliament elections next year could bring about a shift toward illiberal "Christian democracy" in the European Union that would end the era of multiculturalism.
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France, Spain, Portugal up energy links

Mon, 2018-07-30 06:21
France, Spain and Portugal agreed on 27 July to build an undersea power line in the Bay of Biscay as they up electricity links aimed at helping the Iberian peninsula out of its energy isolation.
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EURACTIV’s summer picks

Fri, 2018-07-27 15:43
It’s been a busy first half of the year, so as we take a well-earned short break this summer, catch up on some of the timeless stories that already made waves in 2018.
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Sanchez loses key vote as junior allies revolt against minority government

Fri, 2018-07-27 15:39
Spain’s socialist government lost on Friday (27 July) a key vote on the revised fiscal path to balance the public accounts, as Pedro Sanchez’s allies abstained calling into question the survival of his fragile minority.
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Chad hosts CAR refugees despite poverty

Fri, 2018-07-27 14:59
Chad is a country struck by conflict and poverty, yet it has welcomed nearly 400,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, especially from the Central African Republic (CAR). EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Bullmann: ‘No victory for Juncker or Trump, but a breather’

Fri, 2018-07-27 14:45
German Socialist MEP Udo Bullmann praised the EU and US talks on trade relations. But in an interview with EURACTIV media partner Der Tagesspiegel, he also insisted that "we do not live in a command economy" and warned that the European Parliament will have to be involved with any future talks.
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Nothing wrong with genome editing in agriculture

Fri, 2018-07-27 14:11
While some may see the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the EU that states that organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are therefore subject to obligations laid down by the GMO directive as a win for consumers, the reality is just the opposite, writes Neal Gutterson.
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Istanbul Convention ‘unconstitutional’ in Bulgaria

Fri, 2018-07-27 13:59
The Bulgarian Constitutional Court voted on Friday (27 July) to declare the Istanbul Convention unconstitutional. The Convention is the first instrument in Europe to create a comprehensive framework for the protection of women and girls from all forms of violence.
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Syria: Why the refugee crisis continues

Fri, 2018-07-27 12:20
750,000 Syrians have returned to their homes since the beginning of the year. At the same time, more than 900,000 people have become refugees. An analysis by EURACTIV Germany's media partner Der Tagesspiegel.
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