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Nine UN Security Council members ask to discuss Myanmar inquiry

1 hour 2 min ago
The chair of a United Nations inquiry that accused Myanmar's military of genocide is likely to brief the Security Council this month after Britain, France, the United States and six other members requested the meeting, diplomats said on Tuesday (16 October).
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EU bioeconomy strategy and IPCC – planets apart

1 hour 59 min ago
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) indicates that biofuels will need to rise 260% by 2030 and 750% by 2050 in order to contain global warming below 1.5°C. Yet, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, published days after, seems to ignore this, writes James Cogan.
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Europe’s clean transport revolution continues

2 hours 21 min ago
There is now a clear EU majority, led by the Nordic countries, for tougher targets on car emissions, writes Sanjeev Kumar. The big questions now relates to charging points for electric vehicles and whether they can charge fast enough, he writes.
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EU budget must support ambitious new Africa partnership, say former ministers

4 hours 36 min ago
The next seven year EU budget must be ambitious enough to support an ambitious new partnership with Africa, a group of former ministers say.
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What’s holding up Brexit talks? The Irish border issue explained

4 hours 43 min ago
The main sticking point in Brexit negotiations is how to keep Britain's land border with the Republic of Ireland open after it leaves the European Union.
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Poland attacks EU’s Gazprom deal in court

4 hours 53 min ago
Poland's state-run gas firm PGNiG said on Tuesday (16 October) it filed a complaint with the EU's top court against a controversial deal by the European Commission to settle an anti-trust case against Gazprom, the Kremlin-backed energy giant.
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Trade practices bill faces last chance next week, warns De Castro

4 hours 58 min ago
Next week’s European Parliament vote on the proposed unfair trade practices (UTPs) directive is crucial as there will be no time to pass the bill in this legislature in the event of a non-approval, the MEP piloting the file has warned.
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France, Germany dress down Poland over court reforms

5 hours 10 min ago
France and Germany on Tuesday (16 October) condemned Poland for pressing ahead with controversial changes to its supreme court despite EU calls for restraint.
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Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors targeted by new work requirements

5 hours 30 min ago
Romanian prosecutors said they feared for their jobs and the rule of law after a new government ordinance increasing the years of professional experience required of them was published Tuesday (16 October).
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Salvini brands Macron ‘international shame’ after police dump migrants across border

5 hours 49 min ago
Italy's far right Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini branded French President Macron "international shame" on Tuesday (16 October) for the French police having driven two migrants across its border and dumping them in Italy.
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US sets new trade talks with EU, Japan, Britain

6 hours 1 min ago
US officials announced Tuesday (16 October) negotiations for separate trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Japan as part of efforts by President Donald Trump's administration to rebalance global commerce.
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War on all fronts as May faces puzzle of Brexit Rubik’s cube

6 hours 27 min ago
Although the EU-UK talks collapsed on Sunday (14 October), Prime Minister Theresa May will probably find out that brokering a final withdrawal deal with the bloc will actually be easier than successfully piloting it through the UK Parliament.
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Tackling child poverty, not only with words

6 hours 28 min ago
On the occasion of International Day of Eradication of Poverty marked on 17th October, Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General of Eurochild shares how EU economic tools can help tackle child poverty, which affects 25 million children in the EU.
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What follows from China tariffs and the Juncker-Trump LNG talks?

6 hours 32 min ago
It is a bit surprising to see the Commission chief advocating additional imports in the EU of US LNG, a fossil fuel which produces a lot of greenhouse gas emissions, writes Danila Bochkarev.
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Revamping buildings improves the climate, public health and social equality

6 hours 32 min ago
Sobering warnings from the UN about the impact of climate change on our planet and human health has one obvious solution: increase the rate of building renovation, in order to massively cut energy use, writes Vijoleta Gordeljevic.
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Copper and the Circular Economy [Promoted content]

6 hours 33 min ago
The life of copper is infinite and has no end phase. Once mined, it can be recycled over and over with no loss of properties.
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Google to charge licensing fee for Google Play in Europe

Tue, 2018-10-16 21:12
U.S. tech giant Google will charge smartphone makers a licensing fee for using its popular Google Play app store and also allow them to use rival versions of its Android mobile operating system to comply with an EU antitrust order.
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Climate change ‘laboratories’ open up around EU

Tue, 2018-10-16 18:54
Stark warnings from the United Nations ahead of a make-or-break summit in Poland in December have propelled climate change up the political agenda. Now, an experimental approach at regional level hopes to help the EU hit its emission reduction targets.
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Juncker: If we accept the Italian budget, ‘countries would insult us’

Tue, 2018-10-16 18:33
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Italian media on Tuesday (16 October) that he could not accept the extra spending budgeted by the Italian government because other member states would “insult” the institution.
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The Brief, powered by The International Bromine Council (BSEF) – The final nail in the Bonner Republik’s coffin

Tue, 2018-10-16 16:40
The end of the Christian Social Union (CSU) post-war political supremacy in Bavaria following the Bavaria state election 14 October can be described as the final nail in that historical unique German phenomenon called “Die Bonner Republik” that accelerates the already undergoing, profound reshuffle of the German political landscape since the fall of the Berlin wall.
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