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La France Insoumise wants to turn European elections into anti-Macron referendum

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:59
La France Insoumise, the left-wing party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, wants to turn the European elections into a referendum against French President Emmanuel Macron’s politics and the European project he represents. EURACTIV France reports.
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Rhetoric, Boris and alternate Brexit realities in Birmingham

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:52
This October, the Conservative party’s conference in Birmingham has been dominated by the long shadow cast by the Brexit talks. Theresa May’s ministers have spent the week waging rhetorical war on Brussels, lining up to insist that the EU must be the first to blink.
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How the EU’s Cohesion Fund can support the circular economy

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:39
The EU’s next Cohesion Fund for regional development should prioritise investments into waste management systems focused on prevention, re-use, separate collection and recycling – not on incineration, argues Janek Vahk.
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Deputy mayor: A second bridge at Ruse-Giurgiu is a priority

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:39
Strahil Karapchanski, the deputy mayor of Ruse, the largest Bulgarian city on the Danube, told EURACTIV about the history, the present and his hopes for the future of cross-border regional cooperation with Romania, which he has helped to oversee.
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Office space: The health and productivity nexus

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:39
Humans have been labelled an “indoor species” because of the amount of time we spend indoors. That is why there is a fresh drive to increase the healthy environment of the buildings where we spend the second biggest portion of our time: our places of work.
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EU data-based food information tool crosses the border

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:38
French EU Datathon finalist Open Food Facts plans to expand to other member states in a bid to overcome the language barrier and improve food information within the European union, vice-president Pierre Slamich told EURACTIV.com.
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COP24 president: People most affected by change should be invited to the conversation

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:38
As Poland readies itself to welcome the world in December, the man tasked with organising the COP24 Katowice summit told EURACTIV how preparations are going for what is likely to be make-or-break climate talks for the Paris Agreement.
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Transparency, a central bone of contention in EU power market overhaul

Wed, 2018-10-03 06:38
Whether it relates to electricity prices charged to customers, the calculation of grid availability across borders, or the EU’s law-making process itself, the quest for transparency has emerged as a cross-cutting theme in Europe’s ongoing power market reform.
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The Brief – Scrapping Strasbourg

Tue, 2018-10-02 16:55
Many of you reading today’s Brief will be sat in Strasbourg, perhaps enjoying a Flammkuche with a cool Kronenbourg, but make the most of it because the monthly jaunt to the Alsace capital could be coming to an end.
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Denmark to ban petrol and diesel car sales by 2030

Tue, 2018-10-02 16:49
Denmark announced on Tuesday (2 October) that it will ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2030 and hopes to have 1 million electric and hybrid cars on the roads by then.
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Ministers support giving more powers to EU watchdog to fight money launderers

Tue, 2018-10-02 16:37
The Ecofin Council “broadly” supported on Tuesday (2 October) the European Commission’s proposal to transfer more powers to the European Banking Authority to investigate alleged cases of money laundering in the EU.
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Showdown over biogas on margins of car CO2 vote

Tue, 2018-10-02 15:26
Europe's gas industry wants renewable fuels completely accounted for in updated car CO2 rules. But the MEP charged with helming the legislation's revision hopes to shield her report from industry attacks ahead of a crucial vote on Wednesday (3 October).
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Germany to ease immigration rules to fight worker shortage

Tue, 2018-10-02 15:20
Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign jobseekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants in employment a shot at staying, ministers said Tuesday (2 October).
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US would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary: NATO envoy

Tue, 2018-10-02 15:00
Russia must halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system or the United States will seek to destroy it before it becomes operational, Washington's envoy to NATO on Tuesday (2 October) told reporters in Brussels.
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MEPs vote for more European TV on our screens

Tue, 2018-10-02 14:26
MEPs at the European Parliament backed plans on Tuesday (2 October) to ensure that at least 30 per cent of content provided by online media platforms such as Amazon and Netflix is European.
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Member states approve reduced tax for e-books and digital press

Tue, 2018-10-02 13:18
EU ministers of finance reached an agreement on Tuesday (2 October) to allow willing member states to apply reduced VAT rates or even scrap taxes on electronic books and digital press.
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Stoltenberg on Macedonia: NATO’s door is open, but…

Tue, 2018-10-02 13:16
Macedonia can only join NATO if it implements the name deal with Greece, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters on Tuesday (2 October), putting fresh pressure on Skopje to ratify the agreement despite protests from opposition parties.
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May confirms EU immigration restrictions after Brexit

Tue, 2018-10-02 12:12
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed a post-Brexit clampdown on EU migrants, saying London will treat EU citizens the same as those from non-EU countries, while also seeking to reduce the influx of low-skilled migrants.
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European Commission abandons plans to raise climate ambition

Tue, 2018-10-02 11:37
The European Commission has given up plans to ramp up Europe's 40% emissions reduction goal for 2030 to 45%, according to German media. But the EU executive insists that a formal increase was never on the table.
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Macron’s ‘En Marche’ kicks off election campaign in Germany

Tue, 2018-10-02 11:36
After last week's European election campaign kickoff in France, Macron's "En Marche" aims to drum its electorate against populism in Germany, too. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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