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EU summit to focus on lowering Mediterranean immigration

Tue, 2018-06-26 06:55
European Union leaders meeting over migration later this week will agree to further tighten their external borders, give more support to Libya and look at creating "disembarkation" centres outside of their territory for people who arrive by sea.
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Salvini on unexpected Libya trip as migrants in limbo at sea

Tue, 2018-06-26 06:25
Italy's pugnacious new government took its fight to block migrants to Libya on Monday (25 June) as a new boat with hundreds on board remained stranded at sea, deepening a crisis shaking Europe.
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Asian investment bank: ‘We could invest in the EU’

Tue, 2018-06-26 06:19
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has recently decided to start looking abroad to invest its $100 billion in capital, including ports in the EU. His vice-president Joachim von Amsberg told EURACTIV there wouldn’t be any rivalry with EU institutions, but rather "collaboration".
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Enhancing food transparency and local production with aquaponics

Tue, 2018-06-26 06:12
Implementing combined fish and vegetable farming system provides the food transparency and local production customers are asking for, say the supporters of aquaponic farming.
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School canteens find it difficult to be supplied with local products

Tue, 2018-06-26 06:05
Local farmers are increasingly sought after by catering establishments, which want to improve their food supply and enhance local production. However, public procurement rules hinder their plans. reports.
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The Brief – A fence across the Mediterranean

Mon, 2018-06-25 16:54
The mini-summit of 16 held in Brussels on Sunday was like a workshop in which pupils were asked to find an easy solution to a difficult problem: in this case, how to respond to the refugee crisis.
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MEPs call on Parliament to trigger Article 7 procedure against Hungary

Mon, 2018-06-25 16:32
The European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) recommended on Monday (June 25) triggering an Article 7 procedure against Hungary for breaching the fundamental values of the Union under Viktor Orbán’s rule.
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The end of EU migration policy

Mon, 2018-06-25 16:20
The recent EU mini-summit on migration held on 24 June has reaffirmed more openly than ever before, the fundamental dissensions and schism among member states, if not among EU institutions themselves, in the field of migration and asylum policy. A two-speed EU migration policy would be the best solution to keep EU unity, writes Solon Ardittis.
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The EU App Economy [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-06-25 15:38
The European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) recently published a study on the app economy showcasing its success and the profound societal impact that it has had in terms of making people’s lives better.
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Oettinger appeals to CSU to ease pressure on Merkel

Mon, 2018-06-25 15:03
Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger, an ally of beleaguered German Chancellor Angela Merkel from her CDU party, appealed on Monday (25 June) to CDU's Bavarian sister party, CSU, to ease their pressure on the Chancellor by not setting strict deadlines to fix the migration conundrum.
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Global warming will affect global electricity production

Mon, 2018-06-25 14:32
Global warming threatens global electricity production, according to a report released by four organisations on 19 June. As many as 270 power plants could face an increased risk of flooding by 2050. EURACTIV’s partner Le Journal de l’environnement reports.
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A fateful week for the Chancellor

Mon, 2018-06-25 14:28
Chancellor Angela Merkel's presumably last term in office appears to be by far the hardest of her career. EURACTIV Germany looks at the crucial week ahead.
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How to protect workers’ rights in a volatile labour market?

Mon, 2018-06-25 13:37
In 2017, the European Commission proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights, aimed to ensure equal opportunities and access to the labour market, fair working conditions, and social protection and inclusion in Europe. How can the European Union make use of the Social Pillar to protect workers’ rights? How can trade unions address the new challenges related to working conditions while protecting traditional workers?
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Luca Visentini: “Now independence goes together with no social protection”

Mon, 2018-06-25 13:30
For too long, trade unions have failed to anticipate changes in an increasingly volatile labour market. It is time to take a proactive approach and protect workers’ rights, Luca Visentini, secretary-general of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), told in an interview.
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Migration mini-summit: Austria cautiously optimistic

Mon, 2018-06-25 13:08
After the CSU indicated it did really not want German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Bavarian state election campaign and invited Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, both leaders met during a special summit on migration policy on Sunday in Brussels. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU charting wrong course on LNG in shipping, study warns

Mon, 2018-06-25 13:00
EXCLUSIVE / Europe has little to gain from trying to decarbonise the unwieldy shipping sector with liquefied natural gas (LNG), according to a new study that looks into how the EU could cut emissions over the next three decades.
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