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Flurry of agreements to cushion blow of no-deal Brexit

Wed, 2019-02-27 08:36
As Britain tries to steer away from a dreaded "no-deal" divorce with the EU, a flurry of agreements are being hammered out to cushion the most painful blows.
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Chinese cybersecurity law is a ‘loaded weapon,’ senior US official says

Wed, 2019-02-27 08:36
China’s cybersecurity law allows the state to conduct foreign espionage projects, and its legislation is comparable to a “loaded gun” that the rest of the world should not want to stand in front of, a senior US official told EURACTIV on Wednesday (26 February). But Chinese officials were adamant that this was not the case.
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Kovesi tells MEPs: I know you received negative information about me

Wed, 2019-02-27 08:35
Laura Codruţa Kövesi, the former chief of Romania’s anti-corruption agency (DNA) who is one of the three shortlisted candidates to become the EU's first-ever chief prosecutor, emerged as the favourite after a hearing in the European Parliament on Tuesday (26 February).
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EU as a driving force in supporting peace in Northern Ireland

Wed, 2019-02-27 08:34
Peter used to be a policeman during ‘the Troubles’, Tom served 13 years for his activities within the paramilitary loyalist group Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF). Now, both help former combatants to reintegrate into the Northern Irish society. A project like this would have been almost impossible without the EU’s support. 
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Ukraine President’s associate quits in corruption probe ahead of vote

Wed, 2019-02-27 08:25
A close associate of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stepped aside from a senior government role on Tuesday (26 February) pending a corruption investigation involving his son a month before the incumbent faces a tough battle for re-election.
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A divided EU and a divided Arab League put on a fragile show of unity

Wed, 2019-02-27 08:14
Neither the EU nor the Arab League really knows where it is going. Yet, divided as they are, both sides also face harsher and more cohesive adversaries: China, Russia and the US, writes Fiasal Al Yafai.
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Copper and the Circular Economy: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-02-27 07:30
Global stakeholders are gathered in Antwerp for the World Resources Forum, themed around ‘closing loops’. To achieve a more circular economy, industry and the EU need to work even closer to address the challenges, and having the right data underpins these efforts.
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May offers MPs three month extension to Brexit talks

Tue, 2019-02-26 17:48
UK MPs are set to vote on a three-month extension to the Brexit talks during a three-day Brexit marathon in March, a fortnight before the country is due to leave the European Union.
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The Brief – Mapping out the Balkans?

Tue, 2019-02-26 16:54
Ever since the UN Security Council placed Kosovo under international administration, paving the way for its independence in 2008, some seasoned Western reporters roaming the Balkans were heard commenting: “This is not the end. It will have to end up with a land swap (between Kosovo and Serbia)”.
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Digital iron curtain makes no sense in the 5G era 

Tue, 2019-02-26 16:31
Constructing a digital iron curtain would disrupt the technology market and hurt consumers, writes Zhang Ming, China's Ambassador to the EU.
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Austria: Interior minister wants tighter right of asylum

Tue, 2019-02-26 16:26
Austria is debating a host of measures proposed by the interior minister intended to tighten the right of asylum, so that procedures could be quicker and asylum-seekers checked more strictly. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Commission eager to see the capacity of Southern gas corridor doubled

Tue, 2019-02-26 16:05
A recent meeting of government officials and big energy companies in Azerbaijan signalled ambitions about doubling the capacity of the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), and of more European countries becoming clients.
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