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Protecting Europe from China will strengthen the future of NATO

Wed, 2019-06-19 15:55
Competition with China is mostly economic, but NATO members need to pay attention. American and European interests align when it comes to the growing strategic competition between the Western alliance and China, writes Douglas Lute.
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Statistics are at the heart of achieving SDGs, says gender equality advocate

Wed, 2019-06-19 15:42
In an interview with EURACTIV France, Fatiha Hassouni, head of the gender equality unit of the intergovernmental organisation Union for the Mediterranean, spoke about statistics being a crucial tool for assessing sustainable development goals (SDGs), especially with regards to gender equality.
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European Elections 2019 – what now for racial diversity?

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:57
It is clear that ethnic minorities will remain vastly underrepresented in the European Parliament, and although this election brought a welcome increase in the numbers of racial and ethnic minorities elected, Brexit will roll back most of the gains, writes Georgina Siklossy.
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Flemish nationalists throw temporary lifeline to struggling EU conservatives

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:47
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the daily newsletter here. /// BRUSSELS N-VA remains in ECR. The Flemish nationalist N-VA party will continue to be part of...
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F-35 faces Turkish uncertainty as US sanctions loom over Russian defence deal

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:46
Washington is looking to impose financial sanctions on Turkish firms beyond those that build parts for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet, due to Ankara’s plans to buy a Russian-built S-400 NATO non-compatible air defence system, a top Pentagon official said on Monday (17 June).
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Only eight EU countries plan to phase out coal by 2030

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:40
The EU said Tuesday (18 June) that eight of its 28 member countries aim to phase out coal-powered electricity by 2030, triggering charges it is missing the mark under the Paris climate deal.
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Johnson looks to cement UK leadership lead after surviving TV debate

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:36
Brexit figurehead Boris Johnson will look to cement his stranglehold of the UK leadership race Wednesday (19 June) after emerging unscathed from a TV debate against his four remaining rivals.
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Divided Europe deals major blow to North Macedonia’s EU accession hopes

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:23
An EU ministerial meeting on Tuesday (18 June) ended up as a major disappointment for North Macedonia, which had nurtured hopes that its historic agreement with Greece  on the country's name would be rewarded with an EU accession ticket.
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Researcher: Lowering electricity taxes is cheapest way of meeting EU climate goals

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:23
The energy transition will hit the poor hardest unless it's balanced by a shift in taxation, says Christian Egenhofer. The EU needs to acknowledge this and get started by lowering taxes on electricity to achieve the EU’s carbon reduction goals at least cost, he argues.
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One third of trade unionists voted for the far-right at last EU election

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:22
The European social contract is broken and inclusive economic policies should be on the top of the next European Commission's agenda, policymakers said at the Brussels Economic Forum on Tuesday (18 June). 
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Syngenta foundation official: Asia and Africa will feed the world sustainably

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:21
If we’re going to feed the planet sustainably by the middle of the century, the food has to come in much larger volumes from Asia and Africa, told EURACTIV.com in an interview Simon Winter, head of Syngenta Foundation.
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EU carbon market is having a hard time being effective

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:18
11,000 industrial sites subject to the so-called Quotas Directive are collectively reducing their emissions. However, this is not necessarily because of the European emissions trading scheme (EU ETS). EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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Trump launches 2020 reelection campaign, calling US ‘envy of the world’

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:17
President Donald Trump launched his 2020 reelection campaign Tuesday (18 June), whipping up a crowd of at least 20,000 with a nationalist boast about the US economy being the "envy" of the world and warning that opposition Democrats want to "destroy" the country.
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Draghi brushes off Trump accusation of currency manipulation

Wed, 2019-06-19 08:05
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Tuesday (18 June) that the institution “doesn’t target the exchange rate”, shrugging off an allegation of currency manipulation from US President Donald Trump. “We have our remit. We have our mandate. Our mandate...
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EU warns Turkey over ‘illegal’ drilling off Cyprus

Wed, 2019-06-19 07:51
The European Union on Tuesday (18 June) hit out at Turkey for its "illegal drilling activities" off Cyprus and warned of possible retaliation over the controversial gas exploration bid.
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Merkel says she’s ‘fine’ after trembling spell

Wed, 2019-06-19 07:35
German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed concerns about her health after visibly trembling at an official ceremony Tuesday (18 June), saying she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat.
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To enable Europe’s clean energy future, we need to buckle up and couple up [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-06-19 07:00
The theme for this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week is ’Shaping Europe’s Energy Future’ - that future holds plenty of potential and must rest on further integration across sector and policies to ensure we optimize our energy systems for optimal performance and efficiency.
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Carve out Brexit deal on citizens’ rights, UK urges Barnier

Tue, 2019-06-18 22:16
The UK’s Brexit minister has urged the EU’s Michel Barnier to have a reciprocal agreement guaranteeing citizens’ rights in the event of a No Deal Brexit.
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The Brief, powered by ADF International – The Union not forever?

Tue, 2019-06-18 16:45
Pollsters YouGov have taken time out from examining how voters look at the field of Conservative leadership candidates, to survey the party’s activists and the scale of their commitment to Brexit. The results are striking. By roughly 60-30 margins, Tory members...
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The future of EU agriculture innovation

Tue, 2019-06-18 16:34
The next European Parliament and Commission will have to deal with a number of important issues related to the future of the European agricultural sector.
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