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The Brief – Von der Leyen’s first success

Mon, 2019-09-02 16:14
It may be a long shot at this stage, but EURACTIV foresees that Ursula von der Leyen will be able to achieve her goal of achieving gender balance in the new EU executive. We will argue that this is a big success.
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Georgian PM Bakhtadze steps down, warns against political divisions

Mon, 2019-09-02 16:11
Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze announced his resignation on Monday (2 September) after little more than a year in the job and said the country must not be riven by political divisions that could play into Russia’s hands.
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Sweden reveals plans for bank tax to finance defence spending increase

Mon, 2019-09-02 12:40
Sweden has revealed plans to introduce a new bank tax to fund the country's future increase in defence spending from 2022, as it revamps efforts to counter Russia’s military build-up in the Baltic Sea region.
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Ten aspects of the Johnson coup against the UK Parliament

Mon, 2019-09-02 12:10
Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament may have come as a shock to many but it has stripped away whatever remaining illusions there might have been that the Prime Minister was going to abide by British parliamentary traditions, writes Denis MacShane.
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Fact check: Has Europe surrendered its south to China?

Mon, 2019-09-02 09:00
According to French President Emmanuel Macron, Europe has made the mistake of systematically handing key European infrastructures in southern Europe to the Chinese. EURACTIV has done a fact-check.
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‘Second class citizens’ not enough to fuel AfD rise to the top in eastern Germany

Mon, 2019-09-02 08:56
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Sanchez hopes new programme with Podemos can avoid new election

Mon, 2019-09-02 08:40
Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez will lay out plans on Tuesday (3 September) that he hopes will convince the far-left Unidas Podemos to support his last-ditch attempt to form a government and avoid a repeat election, he told El País newspaper.
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At WWII anniversary, Germany asks forgiveness while Poland demands compensations

Mon, 2019-09-02 08:25
Germany's president asked for forgiveness for his country on Sunday (1 September) for the suffering of the Polish people during World War Two as Poland marked 80 years since the Nazi German invasion that unleashed the deadliest conflict in human history.
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Pence in Warsaw: US still strongly supports Ukraine’s Crimea claim

Mon, 2019-09-02 08:13
US Vice President Mike Pence reassured Ukraine on Sunday (1 September) that Washington continues to back its claim for Crimea, which was annexed by Russia in 2014, even as US President Donald Trump mulls cutting aid to the European nation.
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Zelenskiy slams Nord Stream 2 as Ukraine seeks LNG gas from the US

Mon, 2019-09-02 07:59
Ukraine's president on Saturday (31 August) slammed the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline set to send Russian gas to Germany as a "threat" to Europe and welcomed moves by Kyiv to tap into US gas supplies.
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Salvini issues new migrant ban as seeks to derail new coalition

Mon, 2019-09-02 07:51
Italy's outgoing interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has banned another migrant-rescue ship from docking in the country, using the issue of immigration to pile pressure on his main two political rivals as they seek to form a new government.
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Russia says US strikes in Syria’s Idlib put ceasefire at risk

Mon, 2019-09-02 07:40
Russia's military said the United States had mounted air strikes in Syria's Idlib without forewarning Moscow or Ankara, endangering a ceasefire there, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday (1 September).
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Faced with ‘dogmatic’ EU, Switzerland may turn to UK on research cooperation

Mon, 2019-09-02 07:30
Switzerland is unlikely to strike a deal with the European Union this year over a stalled partnership treaty, its economy minister said, extending an impasse that has hurt bilateral ties and disrupted cross-border share trading.
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Far-right AfD falls short of first place in both German state elections

Sun, 2019-09-01 20:27
Right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) achieved historical gains in state elections in Saxony and Brandenburg but Chancellor Merkel’s CDU and its coalition partner SPD remain strongest political parties allowing current grand coalition to hold on until 2021.
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The Brief – A summer’s tale with no happy ending yet

Fri, 2019-08-30 16:59
For most people, summertime means relaxation with a good book in the sun, under the shelter of a flimsy parasol or taking in the clean mountain air. This season’s number one thriller had a distinctly Italian flavour. No matter the...
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Half a billion euros to flow into Germany’s forests

Fri, 2019-08-30 16:30
Climate change is causing problems for Germany's forests, as large woodland areas are dying. The ministry of agriculture is now planning to unlock millions of euros in aid to help prevent new forests from dying out. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU calls ‘unacceptable’ the tensions at Georgia occupation line

Fri, 2019-08-30 15:57
The ambassador of the EU to Georgia called “unacceptable” on Friday (30 August) the tensions and confrontational language at the “border” between Georgia and its occupied territory of South Ossetia.
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Protein discussion likely to be on next European Commission agenda

Fri, 2019-08-30 13:23
Fires that consume the Amazon rainforest are often started by farmers who are attempting to meet the growing demand for soybeans. Now, France wants to convince its European partners of the EU's potential role as a leader on the plant protein market. EURACTIV France reports.
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One in two Germans against increased migration, study says

Fri, 2019-08-30 11:55
A growing number of Germans believe migrants drive wages down and burden the welfare system, according to a study analysing the attitude of Germans towards foreigners before and after the 2015 refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Orban commiserates with ‘fellow combatant’ Salvini

Fri, 2019-08-30 09:10
Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán commiserated Thursday (29 August) with Italy's outgoing far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, calling him a "fellow combatant" in the fight for the "preservation of European Christian heritage and against migration".
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