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Putin, Borissov discuss energy projects, again

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:32
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed big energy projects with Russian participation in Bulgaria during a telephone conversation yesterday (5 March).
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Trump’s steel tariffs: How to avoid a trade war

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:29
Europe should avoid over-reacting to US announcements on aluminium and steel tariffs, writes Christofer Fjellner.
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Russia’s EU ambassador: ‘Donbass is part of Ukraine’

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:26
In a wide-ranging interview on Monday (5 March), Russia’s ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov discussed Syria and eastern Ukraine, the current tensions between Gazprom and Naftogaz, as well as the Italian election.
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Don’t you forget about me: US is still Europe’s most important trade partner

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:20
The United States is still Europe's most important trade partner. Europe should regulate trade with the transatlantic relationship in mind despite US disengagement, writes Heidi Obermeyer.
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EU seeks coalition to respond to Trump’s steel tariffs

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:20
The EU is in contact with other countries to forge a coordinated response to US President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium, but the Europeans warn that they will be prepared to respond “with or without them”.
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Malaysia to respond with ‘might and tact’ if EU proceeds with palm oil curbs

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:16
Malaysia will respond with "might and tact" if the European Union proceeds with a plan to limit use of palm oil in biodiesel, a cabinet minister said on Tuesday (5 March).
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Don’t be fooled: ‘Efficiency First’ is a necessary discipline

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:14
The idea of "Efficiency First" is on the line in ongoing EU talks. Member states must realise that this is no mere slogan but a real necessity, write Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart and Edith Bayer.
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Young people and Brexit: Are we listening to the next generation?

Mon, 2018-03-05 18:24
The UK’s decision to leave the EU is leaving many young people on both sides of the Channel feeling uncertain about their future. While some see an opportunity to carve out a new future, others are anxious that Brexit will...
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The Brief, powered by PLATFORMA – Look at Italy, think of Europe

Mon, 2018-03-05 16:57
Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star movement and the far-right Northern League got enough votes to form a majority in yesterday's election. Just imagine that repeated in next year's European elections...
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Greenpeace: Cut out meat to meet Paris Agreement goals

Mon, 2018-03-05 11:16
The world needs to cut the production and consumption of meat in half by 2050 in order to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, a new Greenpeace report said.
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Murky world of Golden Visas puts EU at risk of corruption

Mon, 2018-03-05 11:09
Twelve EU member states offer ‘golden visas’ to the super rich. In return for some form of investment, non-Europeans receive residency and often a second passport and access to the whole of the EU. The potential for corruption is huge, writes Rachel Owens.
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The death of diesel: Can struggling industry woo back consumers?

Mon, 2018-03-05 08:40
Amid fears about pollution, penalties and bans, buyers are abandoning diesel cars in droves. EURACTIV's media partner The Guardian reports.
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Russian Patriarch unhappy at Borissov’s view of Russia’s 1877-1878 war role

Mon, 2018-03-05 08:00
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill said he was aggrieved by what he called the Bulgarian government's attempts to dilute his country's role during the 1877-1878 Russo-Turkish war, which paved the way for Bulgaria's liberation after five centuries of Ottoman rule.
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Russia tells EU gas supplies via Ukraine under no immediate threat

Mon, 2018-03-05 07:52
Russia's Energy Ministry said on Saturday (3 March) that gas giant Gazprom's intention to terminate contracts with Ukraine poses no immediate threat to natural gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine.
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EU Council removes Nord Stream 2 legal hurdles

Mon, 2018-03-05 07:44
The European Commission has proposed to extend EU internal energy market rules to cover offshore gas pipelines. But the legal services of the Council – representing EU member states – has opposed the EU executive's legislative proposal.
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Trump threatens EU auto industry over bloc’s trade war retaliation

Mon, 2018-03-05 07:40
US President Donald Trump on Saturday (3 March) threatened a tax on cars from the European Union if it enacts retaliatory measures in response to his announced plans for tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
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If no one is above the law, let’s talk about corporate accountability

Mon, 2018-03-05 07:25
Our governments can no longer turn a blind eye when irresponsible companies are involved in human rights violations abroad, write Lydia de Leeuw and Anne van Schaik.  
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Anti-establishment and far-right triumph in Italy election as count continues

Mon, 2018-03-05 07:23
The anti-establishment 5-Star movement and the far-right Northern League could have enough support for a majority after Sunday's (4 March) general election, although some analysts believe such a coalition is unlikely.
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Slovak president urges government shakeup in wake of murder of journalist

Mon, 2018-03-05 07:20
Slovakia's president said on Sunday (4 March) he would seek talks with parties and would urge forming a new government or holding early elections to renew public trust following the murder of an investigative journalist that has shaken the nation.
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Social Democrats sign up to new Merkel-led German government

Mon, 2018-03-05 06:55
Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday (4 March), clearing the way for a new government in Europe's largest economy after months of political uncertainty.
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