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The awkward squad: Czech-Polish cooperation on a different EU vision

Fri, 2018-10-05 13:55
Stay in the EU or leave? According to experts, for Poland and the Czech Republic, it is important to remain in the EU, despite widespread Euroscepticism in both countries.
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Financial sector pledges to stop funding tobacco industry

Fri, 2018-10-05 12:59
A number of financial institutions have joined forces with public health leaders to fill in the “missing piece” of the puzzle and put an end to providing financing, insurance and investment to the tobacco industry. reports from Austria.
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West should watch closely the Latvia elections

Fri, 2018-10-05 11:55
In the light of growing Russian disinformation campaigns, we should watch the parliamentary elections in Latvia tomorrow (6 October) closely, writes Harry Nedelcu.
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Trans-Europe Express – Is there anybody down there?

Fri, 2018-10-05 11:52
Hello Portugal? Italy? Spain? Bulgaria? Croatia? Romania? Slovenia? Greece? Or even... France? Does anyone down there even care about European politics?
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Austrian Chancellor Kurz visits Russia

Fri, 2018-10-05 11:16
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz paid a visit to Russia on Wednesday (3 October), where, in his own words, he wants to act once again as a bridge builder, in coordination with Brussels. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.
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How long can you ignore three million people? Romanians to vote on marriage, finally

Fri, 2018-10-05 10:51
Not too long ago, Romania was a country where voting was a mere impossibility. Romanian citizens did not enjoy this privilege. They could not make their voices heard and had no say on important aspects of their society. But things have changed in Romania, writes Adina Portaru.
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Currency crisis comes to Uzbekistan

Fri, 2018-10-05 10:29
A weak currency could have negative implications for Uzbekistan’s still struggling economy, such as reversing some of the progress made by the reforms, writes Ekaterina Zolotova for Geopolitical Futures. Geopolitical Futures is a global analysis company founded and led by...
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EU negotiators see Brexit deal ‘very close’

Fri, 2018-10-05 09:31
The European Union’s Brexit negotiators told national diplomats in Brussels late on Thursday (4 October) that a divorce deal with Britain was “very close”, according to two sources present at the meeting.
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US says it cannot support some of EU’s ideas for WTO reform

Fri, 2018-10-05 07:56
The United States gave the first hint on Thursday (4 October) of its view of attempts to reform the World Trade Organization, rejecting some proposals put forward by the European Union to resolve a crisis at the home of world trade in Geneva.
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Apple, Amazon deny Bloomberg report on Chinese hardware attack

Fri, 2018-10-05 07:53
Apple Inc and Inc denied a Bloomberg Businessweek report on Thursday that said their systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents.
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Italy dismisses concern the EU will reject its budget plan

Fri, 2018-10-05 07:44
The Italian government on Thursday (4 October) dismissed concerns that the European Commission would reject its plan to raise deficit spending next year and signalled that it would not backtrack, even under market pressure.
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As Bosnians prepare to vote, some lament being ‘second-class citizens’

Fri, 2018-10-05 07:35
In a country where political power is formally shared by three ethnic groups, Bosnians who identify as "ostali" -- or "others" -- are second-class citizens.
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Erdogan says he will consider referendum on Turkey’s EU bid

Fri, 2018-10-05 07:10
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday (4 October) he would consider putting Turkey's long-stalled bid to join the European Union to a referendum, signalling exasperation with a process he says has been waylaid by prejudice against Muslims.
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Hungary, Poland challenge EU’s posted workers reform in court

Fri, 2018-10-05 06:50
Hungary and Poland said on Thursday (4 October) they have gone to the European Court of Justice to challenge tighter European Union rules on the employment of workers from low-pay EU states.
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Tweets of the Week: CO2 emissions, Alex Stubb, Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May

Fri, 2018-10-05 06:39
This week, CO2 emissions bear the brunt, Alex Stubb is out in front, EU offended by Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May pulls dancing stunt.
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Healthy living in Europe’s suburbs is a pipe dream and EU legislators need to wake up fast [Promoted content]

Fri, 2018-10-05 06:39
If European building directives are not implemented via national legislation, the people living in Europe’s old suburbs will suffer by paying a price that can’t be measured – namely their health, says Ingrid Reumert.
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Estonia and Finland first to start exchanging healthcare data by end of year

Fri, 2018-10-05 06:38
Estonia and Finland will start exchanging digital prescriptions at the end of the year, in a groundbreaking move that Estonian Health Minister Riina Sikkut said she hoped other EU countries will follow.
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Better regional cooperation for higher EU absorption rate: the Bulgaria-Romania case

Fri, 2018-10-05 06:38
When it comes to European structural funds, one of the main concerns is the capacity of the member states to attract them. Cooperation between public authorities has proven to be a driving factor.
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Navracsics: I am ‘deeply interested’ in keeping the CEU in Hungary

Fri, 2018-10-05 06:37
Viktor Orbán's offensive against the Central European University is at the core of the worsening relationship between Hungary and the EU institutions. But his man at the European Commission, Tibor Navracsics, insists that he is “deeply interested” in keeping the university in Budapest.
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Tusk slams UK slurs on EU, urges ‘Canada +++’ Brexit deal

Fri, 2018-10-05 06:36
European Council President Donald Tusk sharply criticised what he called "emotional" and "insulting" statements about the EU by British ministers and urged London on Thursday 94 October) to accept an offer of very close post-Brexit ties.
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