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Germany expects 20% less from EU structural funds after 2020

Thu, 2018-07-26 11:30
In the next EU budget period, Germany is set to receive around 20% less funding from the EU’s structural funds. Instead, more regions will be entitled to funds. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Opposition parties blast Merkel over secretive meeting with Russian officials

Thu, 2018-07-26 08:10
German opposition parties have criticised Chancellor Angela Merkel for not providing more detail of her discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the head of Russia’s military general staff Valery Gerasimov.
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Public anger grows in Greece over wildfires, death toll at 81 and counting

Thu, 2018-07-26 07:40
At least 81 people have died in huge wildfires around Athens, Greek authorities said on Wednesday (25 July), as rescuers scoured scorched homes and burned-out cars for survivors of one of the world's deadliest fire outbreaks.
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Mars boss: EU-UK should prepare to extend Article 50 or transition period

Thu, 2018-07-26 07:38
London and Brussels should be “pragmatic” and prepare to either extend Article 50 or the transition period so that Brexit talks can progress "in the right way", Mars Wrigley Confectionery's regional president for Europe, Russia, CIS and Turkey told EURACTIV.com.
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EU member states can refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland

Thu, 2018-07-26 07:07
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday (25 July) authorised EU members to refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland if they doubt defendants will get a fair trial there.
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Energy, EU reform on the agenda as Macron heads to Spain and Portugal

Thu, 2018-07-26 06:50
France's Emmanuel Macron makes his first visit as president to Spain and Portugal, starting Thursday, in his push to overhaul the EU, with the two southern allies seeking French help to connect their energy grids to Europe.
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Commission discovers car industry’s attempt to game emission targets

Thu, 2018-07-26 06:14
European Commission experts have unearthed evidence that carmakers are using "tricks" to reduce the impact of emission rules set to come into force in 2020, by manipulating tests to make current emission levels look worse than they actually are.
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Soybeans bring appeasement to EU-US trade war

Thu, 2018-07-26 06:07
The EU's pledge to import more soybeans from US farmers was the ‘dealmaker’ in the agreement between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump to stop the dispute and open trade talks, EU sources told EURACTIV.
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The Brief – Platform wars

Wed, 2018-07-25 16:41
The lack of a European ‘demos’ is seen as one of the obstacles for the EU project’s road to progress. But a pan-European discourse has finally taken hold on the continent, paradoxically not to take the European dream forward but to dismantle it once and for all.
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Industry shocked by EU Court decision to put gene editing technique under GM law

Wed, 2018-07-25 15:33
The European Court of Justice ruled on 25 July that organisms obtained by mutagenesis plant breeding technique are GMOs and should, in principle, fall under the GMO Directive, in a surprising move that went contrary to the Advocate-General's non-binding opinion.
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Arms exports: Germany, the armoury of the world?

Wed, 2018-07-25 14:26
The opinion that German arms exports are to blame that the world is unstable is widespread. Expert now have cross-checked numbers and causalities. EURACTIV Germany's media partner "Der Tagesspiegel" reports.
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EU prepares retaliatory tariffs on $20 bln of US goods

Wed, 2018-07-25 14:00
The European Commission is drawing up a list of $20 billion of US goods to hit with duties if Washington imposes tariffs on imported cars, trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Wednesday (25 July), on the eve of her boss's meeting with US President Donald Trump.
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Analyst: Visegrád Group’s anti-European course is anti-Ukrainian  

Wed, 2018-07-25 12:30
Relations between the Visegrád countries and Ukraine have deteriorated in recent years. But from the point of view of ordinary Ukrainian citizens, Central and Eastern Europe is still a very attractive model, especially in the economic sense, analyst Kateryna Zarembo told EURACTIV.pl.
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Commission concerned with Poland’s ‘waste mafia’

Wed, 2018-07-25 12:14
In connection with reports of a Polish 'waste mafia' earning money with garbage, the Commission announced that it would monitor the situation. However, is emphasized that enforcement is the responsibility of the member states. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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EU judges tell KitKat to take a break

Wed, 2018-07-25 12:13
The European Court of Justice has decided that the iconic four-fingered design of Nestlé’s KitKat chocolate bar is not entitled to protection under the EU’s intellectual property protection scheme.
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Infected ticks and Lyme disease expand because of climate change

Wed, 2018-07-25 12:06
While Europe is undergoing an unusual summer weather pattern, infected ticks and the related Lyme disease are spreading through the continent, reflecting the growing impact of climate change on health.
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EU readying tit-for-tat tariffs on $20 billion of US goods

Wed, 2018-07-25 11:56
The European Union Commission is preparing to introduce tariffs on $20 billion of US goods if Washington imposes trade levies on imported cars, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström told the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter today (25 July).
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Bulgaria issues request for proposals for new or used fighter jets

Wed, 2018-07-25 11:32
Bulgaria has sent a request for proposals (RFP) for 16 new or used fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s to seven countries, the defence ministry told Reuters today (25 July).
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Sowing the seeds of the post-2020 CAP

Wed, 2018-07-25 10:50
In June 2018, the European Commission unveiled its much-awaited plans for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). In light of the Brexit and the emergence of new priorities such as security and immigration, the Commission proposed a 5% cut in...
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Visegrad plus Ukraine = V5?

Wed, 2018-07-25 09:12
Ukraine hopes that the Slovak presidency of the Visegrad group will resuscitate stalled cooperation between the group and the Eastern European country. But Kyiv still has a lot to learn about how the V4 does business, warns Hennadiy Maksak.
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