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Finland pledges carbon neutrality on eve of EU presidency

Wed, 2019-06-05 07:57
Finland’s new government said on Monday (4 June) the country will aim to cut its carbon emissions completely by 2035. The Nordic nation will take over the rotating EU presidency in July, with an ambitious pan-European climate deal still left on the negotiating table.
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Germany wants UN Security Council more involved in mitigating climate crisis

Wed, 2019-06-05 07:44
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas launched a call for action on Tuesday (4 June) that aims to develop real solutions that would mitigate the security risks of climate change. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Trump’s son-in law and Middle East adviser Kushner meets EU leaders

Wed, 2019-06-05 07:39
US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and Middle East peace adviser Jared Kushner met European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker for talks in Brussels on Tuesday (4 June).
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Tusk on 1989 anniversaries: Two visions are present also today

Wed, 2019-06-05 07:27
European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (4 June) hailed the Polish election 30 years ago that heralded the peaceful demise of the entire Soviet bloc, holding it up as a reminder that China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown that same day was not the only possible outcome of a fight for freedom.
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The potential of Nudging to tackle biggest social challenges – How can we inspire more responsible behaviours? [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-06-05 07:00
On the occasion of the launch of the new Competence Centre on Behavioural Insights, the European Commission invited the father of Nudge, Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard University, to Brussels.
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Trump offers UK ‘phenomenal’ post-Brexit trade deal

Tue, 2019-06-04 17:24
US President Donald Trump offered the UK on Tuesday (4 June) the prospect of a “phenomenal” trade deal that would more than double trade flows between the UK, but warned that in such a deal, everything would be up for discussion.
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The Brief – A heated European summer

Tue, 2019-06-04 16:58
Italy, Brexit and the trade war top the list of concerns for decision makers and pundits across Europe. The situation will likely get worse on each of these fronts over the next few weeks. Another perfect storm is looming just...
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The road to decarbonisation: Long-term biofuels policy in a changing EU political landscape

Tue, 2019-06-04 16:37
The EU has outlined a vision for a zero-carbon future – one that would require a massive increase in the deployment of renewable energy sources.
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The football tournament you’ve never heard of

Tue, 2019-06-04 16:23
Eight football teams will duel it out in the foothills of the Caucasus this month to decide which is the best in Europe. But you will not find Germany, Italy or Spain on the match list and none of the teams taking part are fully recognised by the international community.
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Iodine tablets to be distributed to 2.2 million French people living near nuclear plants

Tue, 2019-06-04 16:21
An additional 2.2 million French people residing close to nuclear power plants will receive iodine tablets and information on how to proceed in the event of an accident. This was announced by the French Nuclear Safety Authority on Monday. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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How strong is right-wing populism after the European elections?

Tue, 2019-06-04 15:48
Following the European elections, a new right-wing alliance will be formed in the European Parliament. EURACTIV Germany looks into how influential right-wing parties will actually be from now on.
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Germany’s cyber defence strategy discussed behind closed doors

Tue, 2019-06-04 15:48
Germany is currently preparing a new cyber defence strategy. An internal concept paper of the German government foresees the use of so-called hack-backs and changes to the German Basic Law. But the change is happening and the general public is being excluded from the discussions, experts criticise. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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World class manufacturing demands standards, consistency and transparency [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-06-04 12:00
It is a pivotal time for nutrition companies across the world as more and more people take aim at making healthy living a priority. How can nutritional products manufacturers achieve product quality, consistency and transparency?
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Could obesity be a predictor of the next political mayhem?

Tue, 2019-06-04 11:47
Unexpected political upheavals such as Brexit or Trump's election could have been foreseen if the obesity rate has been taken into consideration as a socio-economical marker, a nutrition expert provocatively said in this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow.
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Italy incidents, road rule revision & footie farce

Tue, 2019-06-04 10:56
This is your weekly EURACTIV Transport Brief, the one port of call for all the news from the world of mobility and much more!
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The candidates’ cards on the table for hosting the EU Labour Authority

Tue, 2019-06-04 10:15
The European Commission published last week its assessment of what the four candidates offered for hosting the newly formed European Labour Agency. Now the ball is in the member states’ court and their decision will be known on 13 June. EURACTIV looked into the offers.
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The Netherlands throws a spanner in Albania’s EU hopes

Tue, 2019-06-04 08:50
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. /// THE HAGUE Tirana trouble. A request by the government of the Netherlands to suspend visa-free travel...
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As America retreats on climate, China and Russia confirm commitments

Tue, 2019-06-04 08:42
The US president's gambit to make the Paris Agreement collapse failed. Now China and Russia are taking advantage of the power vacuum left by the US to shape the accord's rules - and show no signs of wavering on commitments.
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Leak: These are the five priorities for the next finance Commissioner

Tue, 2019-06-04 08:42
A new strategy for the capital markets union, fintech, financial stability, sustainable economy and Brexit are the priorities listed for the next financial services commissioner, according to the memo drafted by European Commission officials and seen by
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Vestager’s grand plan for regulating the digital economy

Tue, 2019-06-04 08:30
The EU should be "ready to act" should social values such as "privacy, freedom and fairness" be under threat from expanding digital monopolies, the bloc's Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday (3 April).
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