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Russia can’t be considered strategic partner of EU anymore, MEPs say

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:56
The EU should be ready to impose further sanctions on Russia if the country continues to violate international law, EU lawmakers said in a resolution adopted in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday (12 March).
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Resource extraction responsible for half world’s carbon emissions

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:50
Extraction industries are responsible for half of the world's carbon emissions and more than 80% of biodiversity loss, according to the most comprehensive environmental tally undertaken of mining and farming. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Macron’s En Marche keeps its distance from EU liberal group

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:36
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// PARIS LREM keeps its distance: La République En Marche, the French party created by President Emmanuel...
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What should the EU do after Brexit, and what should Ireland’s policy be?

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:32
The terms of Brexit are vital for Ireland. But so also is how Ireland locates itself in the EU after Brexit, writes John Bruton.
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Commission pursues ‘bilateral and multilateral cooperation’ with China as MEPs express deep concern

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:30
The European Commission has set out a series of concrete actions to "deepen its engagement with China to promote common interests," the bloc's top officials said on Tuesday (12 March). However, MEPs voiced concerns over "embedded backdoors" in Chinese tech that may put personal data in the EU at risk.
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Hungary covers posters featuring Juncker during Weber’s visit

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:27
The head of the European Parliament's dominant centre-right bloc met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday (12 March), again calling for the populist leader to apologise for an anti-EU billboard campaign.
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EU to ponder Brexit delay amid calls for ‘credible justification’

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:15
Any request from the UK side to delay its departure from the European Union must be supported by a "credible and convincing justification," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Tuesday (12 March), reflecting growing exasperation on the EU side.
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Albania opposition leader: The Commission is ignoring the reality on the ground

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:04
The EU has mistakenly sacrificed democracy for the sake of stability in the Balkan region, Lulzim Basha, leader of the main opposition Democratic Party of Albania, told in a telephone interview.
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Europe grounds Boeing flights in wake of deadly crash

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:00
Europe's aviation regulator prohibited any flights by Boeing's 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft on Tuesday evening (12 March), as pressure built to respond to a deadly crash in Ethiopia at the weekend.
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The importance of dietary fibre in the daily diet [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-03-13 07:00
Nowadays, fibre intake in most European countries is below the recommended levels, with average intakes as low as 12.7 and 13.6g per day in Spain and UK, respectively.  
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UK set to demand Brexit extension after MPs hand heavy defeat to May

Tue, 2019-03-12 21:28
UK MPs again rejected Theresa May's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement by a huge majority on Tuesday evening (12 March), dealing a devastating blow to the embattled prime minister's credibility
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Inauguration of the Franco-German assembly on 25 March

Tue, 2019-03-12 17:38
Tasked with implementing the so-called Aachen Treaty, the binational chamber is set to be launched amidst tense Franco-German relations.
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EU tax haven blacklist triples to include 15 countries

Tue, 2019-03-12 17:27
EU finance ministers approved on Tuesday (12 March) the addition of 10 more countries to the EU's blacklist of tax havens, which currently includes only five jurisdictions and aims to help prevent tax fraud or evasion.
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EU court shields ECB from disclosing key document in Greek crisis

Tue, 2019-03-12 17:20
The European Union's court on Tuesday denied access to a European Central Bank (ECB) document which underpinned its decision to freeze vital funding to Greek banks in 2015, a turning point in the country's financial crisis.
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The Brief – The shameful death of Europe’s Google tax

Tue, 2019-03-12 17:02
The celebrated attempt to set up a EU digital tax died today at the Council’s table. Killed by the questionable unanimity rule required on taxation, Europe lost another opportunity to become a global rule maker.
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We are pro-EU and pro-NATO, Slovak PM tells MEPs

Tue, 2019-03-12 16:27
Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini called for lawmakers to make renewed efforts to ensure social and economic cohesion in the EU in his ‘future of Europe’ speech to MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday (12 March) . Delivering his speech to a...
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The only way for May to save her deal

Tue, 2019-03-12 15:53
It is now clear that the Brexit deal has not been changed and the demands of the hardline anti-European MPs for the Withdrawal Agreement to be re-opened have been rejected by the EU27, writes Denis MacShane.
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May’s lawyer leaves her without a backstop

Tue, 2019-03-12 15:27
Ahead of Theresa May’s latest push to win last-minute changes to her Brexit deal on Monday (11 March), a UK official told EURACTIV the only thing that could get it over the line was if the UK Attorney General could conclude that the threat of having an indefinite Irish border backstop has now been removed.
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Activists hail new EU energy labelling rules for TVs, fridges

Tue, 2019-03-12 13:41
Consumer organisations have applauded an EU proposal to restore the familiar A-G energy labelling scale for goods like fridges, TV screens, and washing machines, saying the current ‘A+’ system is confusing for shoppers.
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Supporting sports to boost gender equality

Tue, 2019-03-12 13:05
Getting to better know your body, having healthier habits, gaining confidence… sports can be a tool for education for children, but also to enhance gender equality. Through its Erasmus + programme, the EU has been funding initiatives that aim at supporting inclusiveness, and integration in athletics events, including gender equality.
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