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Thousands protest against Czech PM Babiš as government talks stall

Tue, 2018-04-10 07:26
Thousands of Czechs rallied on Monday (9 April) to call for the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, battling police charges and without parliamentary backing for his government.
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Hogan: EU accepts UK won’t ‘change its mind’ on Brexit

Tue, 2018-04-10 07:19
The EU has “accepted” that the Brexit process is irreversible and that the UK will leave the bloc next March, Ireland’s European Commissioner said on Monday (April 9).
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ECB admits negative effect of monetary stimulus on German and Spanish banks   

Tue, 2018-04-10 07:16
Amid growing concerns about the profitability of eurozone banks, the ECB said that the monetary decisions adopted after the financial crisis had a neutral effect on the money houses of the single currency area, except for German and Spanish lenders.
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France and Germany going through a rough patch

Tue, 2018-04-10 07:13
Neither France nor Germany is ready to acknowledge a cooling down in their relationship. But the German government's complete lack of flexibility is ruffling the feathers of the French side. reports.
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Russia, US headed for clash at UN over Syria gas attacks probe

Tue, 2018-04-10 07:09
The UN Security Council could vote as early as Tuesday (10 April) on rival US and Russian proposals to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting up a clash that could trigger vetoes of both measures, diplomats said.
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Orbán’s triumph sends shockwaves through Europe

Tue, 2018-04-10 06:54
Hungary's anti-immigration Prime Minister Viktor Orbán basked Monday (9 April) in a bulldozer election triumph that delighted other nationalists but sent a chill through civil society groups and portended fresh battles with Brussels.
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EU aid spending slumps as refugee crisis recedes

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:11
Development aid to countries in the Global South stagnated in 2017, according to new figures published by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) on Monday (9 April). It also showed a declining share of aid spent on refugees.
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The Brief – Economics by populism

Mon, 2018-04-09 17:08
One of the reasons so many voted for Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz yesterday is the good state of the Hungarian economy.
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Poland defends a Europe of states

Mon, 2018-04-09 16:54
Poland's foreign minister has called for strengthening the role of states and national parliaments in the European decision-making process and moving away from the federalist model. reports.
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Ebola outbreak revealed failings of Guineas health system, helped to addressed them

Mon, 2018-04-09 15:52
The Ebola epidemic, which left more than 11,000 dead over an expanse of West Africa between 2014 and 2016, has enabled experts to draw a series of conclusions in a bid to improve health services in Guinea at least, a Parliament delegation visiting the country found. EURACTIV's media partner efe-epa reports.
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UN draft calls on international shipping to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Mon, 2018-04-09 13:56
A working group of the UN's International Maritime Organisation (IMO) released an interim strategy on 6 April, which calls on international shipping to reduce total annual greenhouse gas emissions from 2008 levels by at least 50% by 2050.
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Germany: a European laggard on Smart Cities

Mon, 2018-04-09 13:39
In Germany, cities applying for funding of Smart Cities projects face steep hurdles and private companies, not citizens, seem to be the main winners. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Defending the rule of law in the EU

Mon, 2018-04-09 13:35
Protecting the rule of law in Europe must involve a more gradual processes than the radical measures tools currently available, according to a study by the Jacques Delors reports
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Parliament members visit Ukraine, insist that government cuts corruption

Mon, 2018-04-09 13:00
A European Parliament delegation visited Ukraine last week and pinpointed an urgent need for the country to tackle corruption and make significant headway towards democratisation. EURACTIV's media partner efe-epa reports.
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Game of thrones in Armenia and Azerbaijan

Mon, 2018-04-09 12:28
There is little doubt that the winner of the snap presidential election in Azerbaijan on Wednesday (11 April) will be its incumbent head of state, Ilham Aliyev. More interesting is the motive for such a move - which may well be the wish to counter the consolidation of power in arch-foe Armenia.
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Commission should ‘walk the walk’ on cybersecurity, German chief says

Mon, 2018-04-09 11:56
The European Commission should “walk the walk” and use strong encryption to protect its computer networks against hackers---instead of pushing member states to adopt controversial new legislation, the head of Germany’s cybersecurity agency has said.
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Metastatic breast cancer (MBC): pink turning deep black

Mon, 2018-04-09 10:20
MBC is more than just a lethal disease. It has a toxic impact on most if not to say all aspects of MBC patient’s lives. A situation that is aggravated by their underdog position, even in the breast cancer community itself.
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French train strikes resume as unions square off with Macron

Mon, 2018-04-09 07:55
Travellers grappled with another crippling wave of transport strikes in France on Sunday (8 April), as train workers protested President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms and a stand-off between the government and rail unions hardened.
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Renewables law could lock EU into costly burning technologies

Mon, 2018-04-09 07:52
The EU Council’s position on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), if adopted, could lock EU member states into expensive and polluting waste-to-energy technologies that contradict the circular economy and climate objectives, writes Janek Vahk.
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Tariffs or no tariffs, the pickup in global trade won’t last

Mon, 2018-04-09 07:43
Slow trade growth will be the dominant feature of the world economy in the coming decade, not because of the latest tariffs, but because of a slowdown in three longer-term trends, write Ilaria Maselli and Ataman Ozyildirim.
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