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Greek FM fumes at ‘slander’ regarding rule of law

Thu, 2017-08-10 07:23
The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted strongly to press reports suggesting that the country’s rule of law is in danger due to particular court decisions.
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Commission defends itself over travel expenses row

Wed, 2017-08-09 16:08
The European Commission has spent an average of €8.800 per trip for the members of the college in the first two months of 2016, according to data obtained by Spanish transparency NGO Access Info.
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Poland ‘still’ a democracy, says foreign minister

Wed, 2017-08-09 15:30
Poland's foreign minister denied Wednesday (9 August) accusations that his EU country is drifting towards authoritarianism amid a string of government reforms that have triggered mass protests at home and EU warnings about rule of law violations.
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Worried France and Germany urge for ‘de-escalation’ in North Pacific

Wed, 2017-08-09 14:45
France and Germany were the first EU countries to react to the escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang and urged all sides to reach a peaceful agreement.
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Paris police in manhunt after driver mows down soldiers

Wed, 2017-08-09 11:06
French soldiers were hit and injured by a vehicle in the western Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, Paris police authorities said on Wednesday (9 August), adding that a security operation was underway in the area.
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Athens to seek geographical protection for ‘Greek yoghurt’

Wed, 2017-08-09 10:27
The Greek ministry of agriculture will push for a geographical protection for “Greek yogurt” considering the rising consumer demand as well as the recent dispute with Prague.
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Schultz wants to stay party leader even if he loses election

Wed, 2017-08-09 09:30
SPD leader Martin Schultz said on Tuesday (8 August) that he would like to remain at the head of his party, even if he is defeated by conservative Angela Merkel in this September's election.
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Italian winemakers expect less quantity, more quality after extreme weather

Wed, 2017-08-09 07:58
Italy's wine producers are already starting to pick grapes under a scorching sun, after a very cold spring and then extreme heat brought forward a harvest expected to be small but perfectly delicious.
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UK top judge asks for clarity on EU court decisions after Brexit

Wed, 2017-08-09 07:57
Britain’s most senior judge has said the government needs to spell out how British courts should interpret rulings from the European Court of Justice after Brexit. Currently Britain must abide by ECJ judgments but Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has said that Britain will leave its jurisdiction after Brexit. Britain has begun the long and […]
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Pyongyang threatens missile strike on US territory after Trump’s warning

Wed, 2017-08-09 07:52
North Korea said on Wednesday (8 August) it is considering plans for a missile strike on the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, just hours after President Donald Trump told the North that any threat to the United States would be met with "fire and fury".
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German agriculture minister: Eggs scandal is a ‘criminal’ case

Wed, 2017-08-09 07:44
Germany's agriculture minister said on Tuesday (8 August) that the contamination of millions of eggs with a potentially harmful insecticide was "criminal", as authorities in several European countries continued to investigate the food safety scare.
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Bank of England says Brexit transition desirable as banks set out contingency plans

Wed, 2017-08-09 07:41
The Bank of England said a transition period after the Britain leaves the European Union would give banks more time to make orderly changes as Brexit poses risks to financial stability.
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Member states ask for new EU data retention rules

Tue, 2017-08-08 17:13
Several EU member states want to include new rules allowing for data retention in a draft privacy bill.
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Why European passengers pay more for their flights than they should

Tue, 2017-08-08 12:11
The EU has failed to make airports competitive and fair for travellers. It needs reform, writes Thomas Reynaert.
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Europe keeps its distance from growing US-Russia diplomatic spat

Tue, 2017-08-08 07:59
The European Union considers the ongoing diplomatic dispute between Moscow and Washington a “bilateral issue” and is keeping its distance, a European Commission Spokesperson told EURACTIV.com.
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German financial watchdog probing carmakers’ ‘cartel’

Tue, 2017-08-08 07:53
Germany's financial regulator confirmed on Monday (7 August) it is investigating whether Volkswagen and Daimler failed to notify investors properly following reports that they informed cartel authorities of secret talks with other carmakers that could amount to collusion.
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Madrid will push for a eurozone budget and eurobonds

Tue, 2017-08-08 07:42
The Spanish government is expected to put pressure on France, Germany and Italy to move to a deeper economic and monetary union by establishing a eurozone budget as well as a finance minister.
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UK recruiters blame Brexit as staff shortage worsens

Tue, 2017-08-08 07:40
A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year's Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday (8 August).
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US sanctions against Moscow change Europe’s energy dependency

Tue, 2017-08-08 07:27
The growth of shale gas extraction is positioning the United States to be a bigger natural gas exporter, potentially challenging Russia's hold on the European market.
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Astana Syria talks show Kazakhstan’s political independence from Moscow

Tue, 2017-08-08 07:16
In proposing Astana as the venue for the Syrian peace negotiations, Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev certainly wasn’t expecting Turkey, one of the main regional players and a NATO member, to block the adoption of documents aimed at establishing the so-called “de-escalation zones” plan in Syria. Nevertheless, the temporary failure to achieve a result is rather a setback for Moscow, not for Astana.
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