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Poland’s ruling PiS party considers joining centre-right EPP

Mon, 2018-06-11 07:19
Politicians in Poland's ultra-conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party are pushing to join the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) after next year's European elections. EURACTIV Poland's media partner, Gazeta Wyborcza, reports.
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In striking contrast with G7, Shanghai summit focuses on ‘unity’

Mon, 2018-06-11 07:04
Chinese President Xi Jingping has praised the "unity" of the Shanghai Cooperation Agreement (SCO) at the opening ceremony of the organization's summit in the coastal Chinese city of Quingdao.
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Fake news law on the back-burner in France

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:51
The debate on the controversial draft law on “fake news” is set to continue in France but the law will not be adopted before July. Meanwhile, Brussels refuses to legislate this sensitive subject. reports.
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Liberia’s leader Weah looks abroad for help tackling poverty

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:41
After stoking expectations among Liberia’s voters for rolling back poverty, President George Weah is facing the twin pressures of time and money to carry out his promises. On 22 January, Weah became president of the one of the world’s poorest...
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French aid lags behind on gender equality

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:40
Despite France’s commitments it is struggling to get its aid to the poorest countries as well as for gender-equality programmes, according to an assessment by the OECD. reports.
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US-Canada dispute escalates after tense G7, Europeans criticise Trump

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:37
The United States and Canada swung sharply on Sunday toward a diplomatic and trade crisis as top White House advisers lashed out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after US President Trump called him "very dishonest and weak."
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Academic: Weakened Europe has once again become ‘a playground for influence games’

Mon, 2018-06-11 06:36
With Europe’s relative weight diminishing on the world stage, it becomes easier and easier for outside parties to play divide and rule and take advantage of European disunity, says Alexander Mattelaer.
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Nine countries unite against EU export controls on surveillance software

Fri, 2018-06-08 19:18
EXCLUSIVE / An EU proposal to impose export controls on technology products that can be used as spyware is at risk of being delayed as a group of nine countries have pushed back against the overhaul.
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Conservative MEP: Plain packaging will not tackle rising obesity

Fri, 2018-06-08 17:28
Most people gain weight because of the lifestyle and measures like plain packaging will not provide the solutions we need, conservative MEP Daniel Hannan said.
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The Brief, powered by Yara – Boris & co run out of time

Fri, 2018-06-08 16:55
Westminster is aflutter with talk of resignations and betrayal after 24 hours in which the fragile unity of the UK government shattered like a cheap vase.
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Commission throws lifeline to Penka the cow

Fri, 2018-06-08 16:01
EU import rules do apply to Penka the cow, but she is now safely back in Bulgaria awaiting tests to see if she is healthy and able rejoin her fellow cows.
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The fight for viral hepatitis C elimination

Fri, 2018-06-08 15:47
The hepatitis C virus is a global public health threat with significant morbidity and mortality, and within Europe, the WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region and the European Region have the highest reported prevalence.
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France tells Germany ‘it’s now or never’ to save the EU

Fri, 2018-06-08 15:24
France called today (8 June) for more ambition from Germany in reforming the euro zone, saying Europe faced a "now or never" moment with rising external threats from the United States and China.
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Trump threatens more tariffs, heats up G-7 summit in Canada

Fri, 2018-06-08 15:07
Tension rose among the richest countries in the world on Friday (8 June) as US President Donald Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on European and Canadian products ahead of a G7 meeting in Canada.
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‘Primary’ energy efficiency in focus as EU talks near finishing line

Fri, 2018-06-08 14:41
Public debate on energy efficiency has tended to focus on savings made by the end-user – whether in buildings or in consumer products like TV sets, lightbulbs, and vacuum cleaners, which have all grabbed headlines.
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Brace for possible ‘Brexit meltdown’ but don’t panic, Boris Johnson caught as saying

Fri, 2018-06-08 14:39
Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson warned there could be a Brexit meltdown but it will be "all right in the end" and said that US President Trump would take a tougher stance were he leading the talks, according to BuzzFeed.
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EU health chief: Some politicians spoke too ‘loudly’ against glyphosate before elections

Fri, 2018-06-08 14:32
Some politicians spoke loudly before the election proposing to immediately ban glyphosate, but after the election, they were “welcomed to reality”, Andriukaitis said.
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Austria to expel 60 imams with links to Turkey

Fri, 2018-06-08 14:11
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on 8 June his plans to expel foreign-funded imams and shut down seven mosques to tackle “political Islam”. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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Hepatitis experts call to action to secure financing viral hepatitis C eradication

Fri, 2018-06-08 12:14
Greater efforts are needed to ensure that all cost elements of viral hepatitis C (HCV) elimination are affordable, including surveillance, monitoring, awareness, screening, prevention and treatment programmes, experts told a conference in Brussels on 6 June.
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Trans-Europe Express – Mass Orbanisation on the horizon

Fri, 2018-06-08 12:00
Viktor Orbán was once seen in the Brussels bubble as a bad boy, a political hooligan who is foolishly attempting to challenge an unbreakable political correctness.
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