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Jourova: ‘Never say never’ to EU hate speech law

Fri, 2018-01-19 18:58
Tech giants should share the technology they develop to detect hate speech with smaller companies, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said in an interview.
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The Brief – Prepare for the rumble in the Davos jungle

Fri, 2018-01-19 16:55
Despite the soothing presence of Elton John and Cate Blanchett, love, peace and goodwill to all is unlikely to break out at the Davos World Economic Forum next week. Not when Donald Trump is in town.
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Set voting age at 16 to renew EU, says Davos report

Fri, 2018-01-19 16:30
The voting age for next year’s European elections should be lowered to 16 as part of a suite of reforms to revitalise the European project.
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Does the UK government even trust the British people?

Fri, 2018-01-19 14:52
Labour MP Geraint Davies writes that the Brexit debate is now shifting and that many promises have not materialised. British people who voted in good faith to leave the EU are now facing a number of impacts they simply did not expect.  
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Least developed countries benefited most from EU duty-rebate schemes

Fri, 2018-01-19 14:09
A report published today (19 January) by the European Commission and the European External Action Service shows the positive impact of the European Union's duty-rebate schemes on developing economies, including human rights improvements.
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EU, China bet on tourism to boost trade, ease tensions

Fri, 2018-01-19 13:06
At a time of increased tensions between Brussels and Beijing, the two partners met in Venice on Friday (19 January) to launch the EU-China Tourism Year, hoping to patch up or better revitalise relations.
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In run-up to 2030, we’ll need all hands on deck to meet global health goals

Fri, 2018-01-19 12:59
This month marks two years since the launch of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Harad Nusser looks at how we've done so far and how we should proceed so that the private, public and civil society sectors keep up the momentum.
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Forests decimated by cocoa farming in Côte d’Ivoire

Fri, 2018-01-19 12:26
Côte d’Ivoire’s brown gold has gradually destroyed the country’s national parks and protected forests. At the same time, suspicions of corruption are tainting the authorities’ attempts to curb rampant deforestation.
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Trans-Europe Express – Dragnea’s perfect new proxy PM

Fri, 2018-01-19 11:49
After winning the elections in December 2016, Liviu Dragnea's aim was to have a government led by someone who would blindly follow his orders. Third time may be the charm for the leader of Romania’s ruling party. 
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Italy’s centre-right leaders sign policy pact ahead of election

Fri, 2018-01-19 11:42
Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his rightist allies agreed on Thursday (18 January) to a joint manifesto ahead of a 4 March national election, committing themselves to cutting taxes and rolling back pension reform.
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Commission expects clarity on GM scope from court ruling on plant breeding techniques

Fri, 2018-01-19 11:26
The European Commission expects “important” clarity on the scope of GMO legislation ahead of a Court ruling on new plant breeding techniques, an EU spokesperson told EURACTIV.com following the release of an Advocate General’s first opinion.
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Kazakhstan likely to host future Ukraine talks

Fri, 2018-01-19 10:45
One of the major highlights of Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarayev's visit to the US was an exchange of remarks with Donald Trump that suggested the Minsk talks on Ukraine may be moved to the Kazakh capital, Astana.
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Shrouded in fake news, Czech presidential race focuses on migration

Fri, 2018-01-19 10:42
Czechs choose their new president next week (26-27 January) and the increasingly heated election campaign, pitting the incumbent pro-Russian Miloš Zeman against pro-European academic Jiří Drahoš, has focused on the issue of migration.
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US lawmakers aim to tighten terms of Iran nuclear deal

Fri, 2018-01-19 07:56
A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives yesterday (18 January) aimed at tightening the terms of the Iran nuclear deal, despite Tehran's rejection of changes to the accord.
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Austrian far-right orders ‘border protection unit’

Fri, 2018-01-19 07:46
Austria's new far-right interior minister was quoted as saying yesterday (18 January) that he has ordered the creation of a "border protection unit" in case of a major new influx of migrants, like the one in 2015.
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More space for more Europe

Fri, 2018-01-19 07:38
2018 will be a crucial year to shape a stimulating new narrative for EU space policy. Jean-Loic Galle lists a couple of key points ahead of the 10th EU space policy conference taking place in Brussels on 23 and 24 January.
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Ukraine recognises war as ‘temporary Russian occupation’

Fri, 2018-01-19 07:38
Ukraine's parliament yesterday (18 January) formally recognised its eastern war as a "temporary Russian occupation" in a vote that an outraged Moscow said was preparation for a new wave in the conflict.
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Countries prioritise research, education to avoid ‘lost decade’

Fri, 2018-01-19 07:27
Smart spending and a focus on future-oriented priorities, such as innovation and education, will be key to create more jobs the next decade in a more competitive environment.
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EU need not fear new Russian gas pipeline

Fri, 2018-01-19 07:18
Europe’s continuing need for Russian gas – for reasons of proximity and price – is a reality, but it need not leave the EU over a barrel, writes Noah Gordon.
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Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech, EU confirms

Fri, 2018-01-19 07:03
Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two-thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures show.
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