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Rosatom talks up wind, solar power in quest for ‘diversified portfolio’

Mon, 2017-11-06 06:50
Nuclear power remains the cornerstone of Rosatom’s expansion strategy, notably in emerging countries. But the Russian state-owned energy conglomerate is now also talking up renewables, citing wind, solar and batteries as part of a diversified low-carbon energy portfolio.
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A new definition of lobbying would be unnecessary and dangerous

Mon, 2017-11-06 06:48
The Commission wants to redefine lobbying during the upcoming revision of the EU lobby transparency register so that it only relates to direct contacts with EU decision-makers, allowing certain lobbyists to operate under the radar, writes Vicky Cann.  
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Puigdemont fate hangs on Belgium’s European arrest warrant response

Mon, 2017-11-06 06:47
A Belgian judge has granted conditional release to sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ministers, and the group is scheduled to appear in court within 15 days, Belgian prosecutors said on Monday (6 November).
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Roma policies must tackle anti-Gypsyism

Fri, 2017-11-03 17:17
Two days ago, the European Parliament voted an important resolution aiming to fight anti-Gypsyism, the specific type of racism directed towards Roma, write Ismael Cortes and Anna Striethorst.
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The Brief: Associate EU citizenship is the good news Brits need

Fri, 2017-11-03 17:03
UK Brexit boss David Davis told MPs in London yesterday that he is “interested” in discussing the idea of optional EU citizenship for Brits. This is a good sign ahead of next week’s negotiations.
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Puigdemont’s defence plan faces uphill battle as situation worsens

Fri, 2017-11-03 16:51
Deposed Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's plan to avoid extradition to Spain citing a lack of guarantees for a fair trial in Madrid may prove hard to back up legally under European Arrest Warrant (EAW) rules.
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Poland seeks to deny entry to those with ‘extreme anti-Polish attitudes’

Fri, 2017-11-03 14:47
In a further sign of strained relations between Warsaw and Kyiv, Poland’s Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said on Thursday (2 November) that procedures to bar people “with extreme anti-Polish attitudes” from entering the country are being launched, drawing an angry reply from Ukraine.
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France’s new face in Brussels: Philippe Léglise-Costa

Fri, 2017-11-03 14:35
Following the retirement of Pierre Sellal, Philippe Léglise-Costa is taking on the mantle of France’s permanent representative in Brussels. EURACTIV France reports.
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Austria tightens law on illegal aliens, refugees

Fri, 2017-11-03 14:29
Since November 1, a stricter law on foreigners has been in force in Austria, which wants to proceed rigorously against people residing illegally in the country, including refugees.
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Trans-Europe Express: Kosovo and Catalonia are (not) the same

Fri, 2017-11-03 12:04
The EU's position that the referendum in Catalonia is illegal and that its independence drive is an internal matter for Spain did not go down well in Serbia. In fact, it irked the Balkan country so much that at one point it considered sending an official letter to the Commission to demand clarification.
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The UN makes progress on multinationals’ duty of care

Fri, 2017-11-03 11:32
The UN has confirmed that a treaty on multinational corporations’ respect for human rights is in the making, despite opposition from developed countries. EURACTIV France reports.
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How the Cold War was replaced with fake news

Fri, 2017-11-03 09:48
The Cold War has faded into history but it was replaced by a media war which rages above all on the internet. Fake news play a major role now, argues Herbert Vytiska from EURACTIV Germany.
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Climate change already bringing disease, air pollution and heatwaves

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:50
The health of hundreds of millions of people around the world is already being damaged by climate change, a major report has revealed. EURACTIV's media partner The Guardian reports.
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Environmentalists call for pesticide ban as study shows extent of insect decline

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:49
Scientists have raised the alarm after a study 27 years in the making found the biomass of flying insects in nature protected areas has declined by more than 75% since 1990. The causes of the decline are not fully understood.
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World’s top firms failing on emissions cuts

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:35
Researchers have warned that only 30% of the world's top 250 listed companies have set strong goals to curb global warming, despite the group accounting for a third of all carbon emissions. EURACTIV's partner reports.
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Disruptive communication: the new norm? [Sponsored]

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:30
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of H+K Strategies Belgium, CEO Melanie Faithfull Kent explores the drastic transformations which have changed the way stakeholders communicate, and provides insights on how companies and organisations can stand out in a crowed conversation.
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Poland and France come to blows over statue of late Pope

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:27
More than 38,000 people signed an online petition as of Thursday protesting against a French court order to remove a cross from a statue of the late Polish-born Pope John Paul II in Brittany, western France.
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Livestock farmers warn MPs of bleak future after hard Brexit

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:15
LONDON: Without direct support from the UK government British landscapes will be “left without livestock” after Brexit, a leading representative of British farming has warned.
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A fair transition or lock-in to a coal-plagued future?

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:15
Are EU policymakers considering spending EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) funds in favor of coal?  It surely seems so if one examines carefully the recent history of the ETS file, writes Nikos Mantzaris.  
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Kazakhstan, a fledgling democracy bent on ‘stability’

Fri, 2017-11-03 07:14
The ruling elite in Astana acknowledges that continuous efforts are needed to tackle corruption – recognised as “systemic” – and bolster press freedom in Kazakhstan. "But it’s a very subtle balance between democracy and stability”, local politicians argue.
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