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Civil society questions Europe’s ‘perfect’ pesticide authorisation system

Fri, 2018-11-02 15:12
No pesticide should be authorised if it is found to have harmful effects on humans, animals, the environment, and the ecosystem, the new coalition “Citizens for Science in Pesticide Regulation” said in a manifesto launched on Wednesday (31 October).
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Polish expert: Article 7 is now a political matter, not a legal one

Fri, 2018-11-02 11:03
Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans should keep away from the strained rule of law dialogue between Brussels and Warsaw, as long as he is running for a seat in the new Commission, says expert Sławomir Dębski. He spoke to about Poland's place in Europe, its relations with neighbours and security.
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Athens and Skopje break ‘air embargo’ after 15 years

Fri, 2018-11-02 09:59
The first direct flight from Skopje to Athens took place on Thursday (1 November) after a 15-year “air embargo” in a sign that the two countries are determined to turn a new page in Balkan politics, after being locked in a diplomatic dispute over Skopje's official name.
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Czech PM wants to leave global migration pact

Fri, 2018-11-02 07:56
Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said on Thursday (1 November) he wanted to pull the Czech Republic out of a United Nations migration deal and would discuss this with his governing coalition partner, news website reported.
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Merkel, in Ukraine, vows to uphold Russia sanctions

Fri, 2018-11-02 07:45
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Kyiv on Thursday (1 November) she was determined to uphold sanctions against Russia for its role in the Ukraine conflict.
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Macron warns Europe of a return to 1930s

Fri, 2018-11-02 07:15
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Europe of a return to the 1930s because of the spread of a nationalist "leprosy" across the continent, in an interview published Thursday (1 November).
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Netanyahu lashes at ‘hostile’ EU, but finds friends on Bulgaria trip

Fri, 2018-11-02 07:14
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticised the EU's "hypocritical and hostile attitude" on Thursday (1 November) as he left for talks with four eastern European leaders in Bulgaria.
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Europe’s top banks in EU stress test spotlight

Fri, 2018-11-02 03:00
Europe's top banks will learn on Friday (2 November) how they have fared in their latest stress test, which could require some to raise capital or shed assets, with Italian lenders expected to come under close scrutiny.
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UK crime agency investigates Brexit ‘bad boy’ Banks over campaign loans

Thu, 2018-11-01 17:00
Britain's serious crime agency launched an investigation on Thursday (1 November) into Brexit backer Arron Banks, over the true source of million of pounds in loans he gave to Leave.EU, one of the main campaign groups in the Brexit referendum.
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The Brief – How meaningful can a Brexit vote be?

Wed, 2018-10-31 17:08
Few parliaments can match the House of Commons for ancient, arcane and apparently incomprehensible traditions and procedures. And MPs were given an intensive lesson by the grand master in procedure on Wednesday (31 October).
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From field to city: Are direct deliveries a viable business model for farmers?

Wed, 2018-10-31 16:43
Most farmers sell their products to large food companies and therefore lose large proportions of their income to long supply chains. But individual farmers manage to sell directly to customers. Is this a viable model? EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Hungary’s top court clears journalist who kicked refugees

Wed, 2018-10-31 16:41
The Hungarian Supreme Court has ruled that a journalist, who in 2015 kicked refugees, live on camera, at the Serbia-Hungary border, is innocent.
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Macron’s strategist says goal is to reshape fracturing EU politics

Wed, 2018-10-31 16:00
Europe's fragmenting political landscape is an opportunity for Emmanuel Macron to blow apart Brussels' traditional left-right duopoly in next year's European election, the newly appointed head of the French president's EU campaign said.
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‘Third-child’ policy: Italy’s Lega wants to give farmland for free to large families

Wed, 2018-10-31 15:03
Italy's populist government is proposing to give land to families about to have a third child, hoping it would help fight the growing depopulation of rural areas and abandonment of arable land. But it has not been embraced by everyone.
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EU agriculture ministers to decide on EFSA’s budget, sources say

Wed, 2018-10-31 14:53
The exact amount of money that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) will receive under the new food transparency rules will be decided at the level of agriculture ministers, sources close to the issue told
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