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EU lawmakers demand sanctions against Turkey over Syria incursion

Thu, 2019-10-24 14:49
MEPs condemned Turkey's military intervention in northeast Syria in a resolution which received cross-party support in the European Parliament on Thursday (24 October), urging Ankara to withdraw all of its forces from Syrian territory or expect "economic measures".
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Zelenskiy embarrassed by corruption scandal

Thu, 2019-10-24 14:31
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged on Wednesday (23 October) members of parliament's Finance Committee, including from his own party, to take a polygraph test in the wake of bribery allegations.
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Auditors call for more control of EU venture capital for SMEs

Thu, 2019-10-24 14:30
The European Court of Auditors recommended on Thursday (24 October) to improve the evaluation of EU initiatives in the field of venture capital, and to develop a “comprehensive investment strategy”, after a series of flaws detected in this field.
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Digital Brief: The Brexit Edition

Thu, 2019-10-24 14:05
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.   “This is the first time ever a nascent industry has been pulled out of the only legal framework it...
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘People will stand up for a decent, democratic and humane society’

Thu, 2019-10-24 14:00
“20 Visions for Europe” gathers unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free, independent reporting with European values at its core. The...
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French government institute welcomes idea of a CAP supporting farmers’ jobs

Thu, 2019-10-24 13:37
In a report presented in Paris on 23 October, the government institution France Stratégie proposed to support employment in the agricultural sector rather than the amount of cultivated land. But for this to become reality, a complete overhaul of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy is needed. EURACTIV France reports.
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Spain’s ‘luxurious’ gas infrastructure under the spotlight

Thu, 2019-10-24 13:28
Gas power plants in Spain are running below 25% capacity, according to an investigation published in the Spanish media yesterday (23 October), sparking calls from environmentalists to stop funding the country’s “oversized” gas infrastructure.
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US defence secretary says Turkey ‘going in the wrong direction’ in NATO

Thu, 2019-10-24 12:28
Turkey’s recent behaviour "has put us all in a terrible situation", US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in Brussels on Thursday. He said Ankara's "unwarranted" invasion into Syria jeopardised the security gains made as the US-led coalition and allied Kurdish forces battled the Islamic State (IS) in the area in recent years.
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Macron proposes replacement Commissioner candidate

Thu, 2019-10-24 12:27
French President Emmanuel Macron revealed his substitute pick for France's vacant European Commissioner slot on Thursday (24 October), naming former economy minister Thierry Breton. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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EU legislators split over 2020 budget, risk climate funding delays

Thu, 2019-10-24 08:54
European Union governments on Wednesday (23 October) rejected EU lawmakers' plans to increase the bloc's spending next year, sparking a row that could delay funding on climate and research projects.
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Sánchez and Torra step up war of words on Catalonia

Thu, 2019-10-24 08:47
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Honda speeds up plans to electrify car models in Europe

Thu, 2019-10-24 08:33
Japanese carmaker Honda has brought forward a goal to only sell electric and hybrid cars in Europe by three years to 2022, a leading company executive said on Wednesday (23 October).
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Oil and gas giants spent 250m on EU lobbying since 2014: green groups

Thu, 2019-10-24 08:11
The five biggest publicly listed oil and gas companies and trade groups representing them spent more than 250 million euros lobbying the European Union to influence climate action since 2010, environmental groups said Thursday (24 October).
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Turkey, US to overcome F-35 problem, defence minister says

Thu, 2019-10-24 08:10
Turkey expects that disagreements with the United States over production of F-35 jets will be overcome, its defence minister said on Wednesday (23 October), adding that Ankara remained at the centre of NATO despite criticism from allies of its incursion into Syria.
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Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports

Thu, 2019-10-24 08:01
Cyprus said on Wednesday (23 October) it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.
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‘It’s the jungle’: Bosnian migrant camp in crisis

Thu, 2019-10-24 07:50
No running water, putrid portable toilets and surrounding woods littered with land mines - these are the bleak conditions of a camp where hundreds of migrants brace for winter in Bosnia.
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EU grandees send Draghi to ‘euro pantheon’

Thu, 2019-10-24 07:38 contacted eight politicians, decision-makers and analysts from different countries to review Mario Draghi's eight-year mandate at the European Central Bank.
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How do you get a waiter’s attention in Brussels? [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-10-24 07:00

Look. We know Brussels can be a little bit… confusing. But we love it! Here’s WindEurope’s guide to living in Europe’s capital.

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EU globalisation adjustment fund should cushion Brexit consequences

Wed, 2019-10-23 17:12
On Monday (21 October), the European Parliament voted in favour of using funds from the Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in the event of a hard Brexit to help workers of the remaining EU-27 who will have lost their jobs as a result of the UK's withdrawal. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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US welcomes German security plan for Syria, unlikely to take part

Wed, 2019-10-23 17:05
The United States and NATO cautiously welcomed on Wednesday (23 October) a German proposal for a security zone in northern Syria, though Washington's envoy to the alliance saying it should be for Europe to take charge and not US forces.
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