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French Economy Minister Le Maire visits “Jamaica”

Wed, 2017-11-08 17:03
French Minister of Economic Affairs Bruno Le Maire's meeting with 'Jamaica' coalition negotiators in Berlin on Wednesday (8 November) was not a coincidence. From the French point of view, President Emmanuel Macron’s eurozone plans might be threatened by the formation of the new German government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Brief, powered by Eni – Catalonia and Belgium: Ceci n’est pas une crise

Wed, 2017-11-08 17:00
Charles Michel could hardly imagine few weeks ago that he would have a hard time in the Belgian Parliament because of Catalonia. But the escalation of the crisis in Spain, and the escape of sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and part of his cabinet to Brussels, turned the early winter into a dark nightmare for the Belgian prime minister.
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Irish PM sees Brexit talks moving to next stage in December

Wed, 2017-11-08 16:13
It is likely that European Union leaders will allow Brexit talks to move onto trade relations in December, as long as Britain provides guarantees in writing on issues currently being debated, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday (8 November).
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Lithuania plans to burn more waste – but does it have enough?

Wed, 2017-11-08 15:07
Lithuania plans to build more waste incineration plants, which the government says could lead to reducing energy bills – but politicians and NGOs worry that it would jeopardise recycling targets as not enough waste is being produced.
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Putting words into action: Join forces to drive circular economy

Wed, 2017-11-08 14:42
Is the European Commission doing enough on the circular economy? Björn-Erik Lönn and Sören Enholm explain that buyers play an important role in creating it, so we have to make sure consumers and purchasers are empowered to make sustainable choices.
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Denmark warns of ‘severe’ Brexit impact on fishermen

Wed, 2017-11-08 14:05
Denmark's fishing fleet will suffer “severe” economic consequences unless business-as-usual continues after the UK leaves the EU, the Danish government said in a recently published in-depth impact assessment of Brexit on its fishing industry.
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EC unveils proposal to clean up transport, boost electric vehicles

Wed, 2017-11-08 13:02
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (8 November) a legislative package aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in road transport and encouraging the uptake of electric cars, in an attempt to help Europe's car industry remain competitive in the face of growing pressure from the US and China.
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Need to Confront Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Wed, 2017-11-08 12:55
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been leading Iran’s hidden invasion of several Middle-Eastern countries for years. The US administration’s recent decision to put the IRGC on the terrorist list makes it imperative to confront the regime and its proxies all over the region, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras.
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The ins and outs of the European food chain

Wed, 2017-11-08 12:46
The 44 million workers in the EU’s food chain are vital to ensuring European citizens have access to sufficient quantities of high quality food. From farmers to retailers, the sector is constantly evolving to keep up with the major challenges of the future.
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A climate summit in Paris to compensate for the lack of European ambition

Wed, 2017-11-08 12:37
The French summit aimed at regrouping and bolstering climate ambition, two years to the day after the finale of the COP21, is gradually taking shape. EURACTIV France reports.
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France backtracks on nuclear phase-out pledge

Wed, 2017-11-08 10:38
The French government has postponed a long-held target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in the country’s power production after grid operator RTE warned it risked supply shortages after 2020 and could miss a goal to curb carbon emissions.
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NGOs decry France’s shortcomings in education aid

Wed, 2017-11-08 10:36
Around 264 million children worldwide don’t go to school. The Education Coalition in France denounces the country's lack of education focus on development aid programs. EURACTIV France reports.
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Russia and Mozambique agree big debt-for-development swap

Wed, 2017-11-08 10:01
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Wednesday (8 November) the biggest debt-for-development swap in its history, involving Russia and Mozambique.
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EU ambassadors ‘brainstorm’ post-Brexit ties

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:58
European Union countries will on Wednesday (8 November) begin mapping out for the first time possible future relations with Britain after the nation leaves the bloc, sources said ahead of a new round of Brexit talks this week.
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No force will stop protectionism in Europe, most probably

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:45
Although the compromise in the field of posted workers would not be beneficial to the single market, to drastically reduce the number of posted workers would be even more catastrophic for Europe as a whole, writes Marek Benio.
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In USA, Mogherini warns of ‘dangerous’ Middle East escalation

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:40
Europe's top diplomat Federica Mogherini warned Tuesday that the mounting tension between Saudi Arabia, Iran and their respective allies and proxies is "extremely dangerous."
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Commission met religious leaders on 100th anniversary of Bolshevik revolution

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:35
The European Commission’s regular meeting with religious leaders on Tuesday (7 November) coincided with the 100th anniversary of the October Bolshevik revolution, probably the single event that left the greatest mark on the 20th Century, and one of whose major crimes was the crackdown on religion.
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EU tax havens blacklist seen in December, but enforcement unclear

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:22
European Union finance ministers called on Tuesday (7 November) for a blacklist of tax havens to be drawn up for approval next month as part of kick back against what it sees as tax dodging by the rich and famous.
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Making airplanes cleaner: Who should decide?

Wed, 2017-11-08 06:49
It is essential that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Europe retain the power to have the final say on regulating aircraft and the ability, with parliamentary oversight, to adjust future European regulations as needed to changing circumstances, writes Bill Hemmings.
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Europe’s excluded are falling through the cracks of healthcare

Wed, 2017-11-08 06:48
Whether it is an elderly German man who lost his job or a young boy that reached Europe fleeing war at home, Europe’s excluded are falling through the cracks of healthcare systems, writes Médecins du Monde.
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