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The Brief – The wording war against ‘killer robots’

Thu, 2018-04-12 17:01
Killer robots may not speak Spanish as well as Terminator. But they could be as destructive as that famous killing machine with an Austrian accent in the not too distant future.
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Giscard d’Estaing wants to reboot the European project

Thu, 2018-04-12 16:53
“Re-Imagine Europa” aims to strengthen European economic leadership. At 92, France's Valery Giscard d’Estaing, who launched a new think-tank in Brussels, regrets the “profound confusion of the EU” caused by the lack of leadership. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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The EU should take a clear stand against anti-Roma hatred in Bulgaria

Thu, 2018-04-12 15:57
As Roma week 2018 comes to a close, Violeta Naydenova calls on the member governments and the Commission to use their influence to persuade the Bulgarian Presidency to increase their efforts against anti-Roma hatred in Bulgaria.
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Barnier for President, says Brussels-bubble

Thu, 2018-04-12 15:12
Michel Barnier is the top candidate to win the European Commission presidency after next May's European elections, as a reward for delivering Brexit. At least, that is what the Brussels-bubble thinks, according to a survey published on Thursday (12 April).
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EU court: Child refugees can apply to bring their families

Thu, 2018-04-12 14:36
Refugees who enter the European Union alone as minors can apply to be reunited with their families, even if they reach legal adulthood before the end of the process, the EU's top court ruled today (12 April).
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Energy transition goals lack ambition, local projects lead the way, study suggests

Thu, 2018-04-12 14:26
Energy transition in Europe is proceeding too slowly, Brussels is lacking ambition to fulfill the requirements of the Paris Agreement – those are the conclusions of the recently published "Energy Atlas" of the German Heinrich-Böll-Foundation. Especially cities and municipalities are therefore obliged to take matters into their own hands. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Time for a Juncker re-set: The importance of a membership perspective for the Western Balkans

Thu, 2018-04-12 13:45
To ensure the security and stability of the Western Balkans, the perspective of membership may no longer be enough. The EU should push back against Russian propaganda and engage in smarter outreach. It needs a new, more confident approach, writes Sir Graham Watson.
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Oettinger: Solidarity is not a one-way street

Thu, 2018-04-12 12:43
Europe's dispute over refugees, the controversial judicial reform in Poland and the election campaign in Bavaria were the topics of an interview with Commissioner Günther Oettinger by EURACTIV Germany's media partner "Der Tagesspiegel".
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Armenia and Azerbaijan simultaneously re-boot their leaders

Thu, 2018-04-12 08:16
Armenia's Serzh Sargsyan was nominated yesterday (11 April) to be the country's prime minister, days after he stepped down as president. On the same Azerbaijan strongman Ilham Aliyev secured a fourth consecutive term in an early election.
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Plastic packaging fails to reduce food waste, study warns

Thu, 2018-04-12 07:44
Plastic food packaging may be fuelling, rather than combating, Europe’s food waste problem, according to a new study that found both packaging and waste doubled in the EU between 2004 and 2014.
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Macedonian government survives no-confidence vote

Thu, 2018-04-12 07:43
The Macedonian government on Wednesday (11 April) survived a parliamentary vote of no-confidence brought by the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party over its handling of relations with Greece and Bulgaria.
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EU institutions silent as world gets dangerously close to global conflict over Syria

Thu, 2018-04-12 07:05
The leaders of the EU institutions remained silent on Wednesday (11 April) while the world got dangerously close to a global conflict over Syria, with two member states, Britain and France, getting ready to go to war.
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EU clears path for collective law suits

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:56
Consumers will be able to sue companies in collective action lawsuits spanning multiple EU countries, under a new European Commission proposal.
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Scotland needs EU freedom of movement to halt falling population

Wed, 2018-04-11 17:58
Scotland wants to retain full access to the Single Market and the Customs Union after Brexit at all costs.
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EU bans dual quality food after pressure from eastern members

Wed, 2018-04-11 17:54
The European Commission announced on Wednesday (11 April) it would prohibit dual quality food across the bloc, following complaints and pressure from Central and Eastern European (CEE) member states.
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The Brief – ‘Thank you, Mr Zuckerberg’

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:55
Europeans are feeling smug one month before the EU's landmark data protection regulation comes into effect.
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Brexiteers cry foul over EU prisoner figures

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:30
4,024 EU nationals were in prisons in England and Wales in 2017, according to data released on Wednesday (11 April) by the UK’s Ministry for Justice following a Freedom of Information request.
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Safe and circular: Making food contact material work for consumers and the environment

Wed, 2018-04-11 16:26
Packaging is essential to preserve the safety and quality of food for consumers all across Europe. Food Contact Materials (FCMs) help maintain food and drinks’ standards and safeguard public health.
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Commission efforts to build trust in food safety receives mixed reviews

Wed, 2018-04-11 15:59
The European Commission presented on 11 April a proposal aiming to restore public trust in scientific studies on food safety, suggesting more transparency in decision-making and greater involvement of member states’ experts.  
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The empty taste of Macron’s citizens’ consultations

Wed, 2018-04-11 13:25
Much ado about nothing. This is how we could sum up one of President Macron’s first citizens’ consultations, held in Croatia, writes Mario Munta.
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