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Here they are: the 40 most influential Twitter accounts of 2018!

Thu, 2018-11-15 19:00
EURACTIV and ZN Consulting have once again come together to create the list of the most influential people in the Brussels bubble TwitterSphere. The ranking was unveiled during an event in which the #EUinfluencers discussed the influence of social media on the upcoming European Parliament elections.
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The Brief, powered by EUSALT – Beware the Ides of March

Thu, 2018-11-15 16:53
Pessimists in the EU say the Brexit saga couldn't get any messier. Optimists say: yes, it can.
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EU prepares Brexit war plan for weeks ahead as uncertainty grows

Thu, 2018-11-15 16:48
After 17 months of negotiations, with less than 140 days before the UK is officially set to exit the EU, Brussels and London reached an agreement late Wednesday (14 November) on the terms of their divorce. However, the work is far from complete. Below is an overview of the next steps leading to the UK's withdrawal.
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Spain to nix nuclear and coal power by 2030

Thu, 2018-11-15 16:47
Spain will close the last of its nuclear reactors and coal power plants before 2030, according to State Secretary for Energy José Dominguez, who made the announcement shortly after Madrid pledged to work towards a completely renewable electricity system.
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MEPs call for stricter control on arms exports

Thu, 2018-11-15 15:57
EU lawmakers stressed on Wednesday (14 November) the need for tougher checks on EU arms exports and demanded a sanction mechanism to be put in place on those countries that systematically fail to comply with common criteria.
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German coal commission pressed to deliver as country fails to cut emissions

Thu, 2018-11-15 15:18
A new government report detailing Germany’s failure to cut emissions increases pressure on the country’s coal commission to agree on a speedy phase-out plan. Its members enter a critical stage this week as they focus on tangible proposals. EURACTIV’s media partner Clean Energy Wire reports.
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European court says Navalny was a political prisoner

Thu, 2018-11-15 15:11
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday (15 November) that Russia’s repeated arrests and detention of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically-motivated and breached his human rights, a decision certain to displease the Kremlin.
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In rare coordinated move, Western envoys seek meeting on Xinjiang concerns

Thu, 2018-11-15 14:45
A group of 15 Western ambassadors in Beijing, spearheaded by Canada, are seeking a meeting with the top official in China’s restive, heavily Muslim Xinjiang region for an explanation of alleged rights abuses against ethnic Uighurs.
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Theresa May battles to save Brexit deal as ministers quit

Thu, 2018-11-15 13:46
Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Thursday (15 November) to save a draft divorce deal with the European Union after her Brexit secretary and other ministers quit in protest at an agreement they say will trap Britain in the bloc's orbit for years.
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Europe’s first marine turbine helps reduce Ouessant Island’s carbon footprint

Thu, 2018-11-15 13:28
A marine turbine submerged 55 metres deep in the Fromveur passage, a strait off Western French coast known for its strong current, has produced 15% of the electricity needed by Ouessant Island since mid-October. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU’s ‘just transition fund’ gesture muddies budget waters

Thu, 2018-11-15 11:25
Europe’s fossil fuel-dependent regions could benefit from an additional €5 billion under the next EU budget, thanks to a proposal endorsed by the European Parliament. But it could complicate already complex talks with the Council, which is eager to cut future spending.
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Brexit draft deal brightens Barnier’s political prospects

Thu, 2018-11-15 07:19
The tentative Brexit deal grudgingly approved by the British cabinet on Wednesday (14 November) could yet fall apart, but for one man it is already a personal victory.
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Closing Europe’s raw materials loop: The case for copper [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-11-15 07:05
There can be no wind or solar energy, no smart grids and no electric vehicles without copper, aluminium or steel, to name but a few. What Europe must do is enable advanced processing of materials in order to close the loop, writes Dr Katia Lacasse.
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The next hurdles on the road to orderly Brexit

Thu, 2018-11-15 06:45
British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday (14 November), but getting parliament to approve the agreement is a much bigger challenge.
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Parisians want more local and organic produce

Thu, 2018-11-15 06:34
Protecting your health, eating good products and avoiding courgettes in winter… In street interviews at the Aligre market in Paris’ 12th arrondissement, Parisians showed their considerable concern for the food they eat.
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Regulated tariffs under fire as clean energy gains momentum

Thu, 2018-11-15 06:33
Electricity prices regulated by the government are commonplace in Europe, chiefly out of concern for vulnerable consumers. But they also undermine the adoption of innovative demand-response technologies, which are key to integrate higher shares of renewables and electric cars.
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Italy sticks to its guns in revised budget submitted to EU

Thu, 2018-11-15 06:25
Italy defied Brussels again on Tuesday (13 November) as Finance Minister Giovanni Tria presented only a slightly modified draft budget, despite the European Commission rejecting the previous spending plan in an unprecedented decision.
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Forests and Frankfurters: Why Germans’ love of meat is causing destruction in Latin America

Thu, 2018-11-15 06:12
Farming is the world’s biggest driver of deforestation, and beef and soya production are the prime culprits, writes Nicole Polster.
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The 585-page draft Brexit agreement in a nutshell

Thu, 2018-11-15 06:11
The European Union has published on Wednesday (14 November) the 585-page draft Brexit deal aimed at ensuring a smooth divorce next March and outlining a transition period for both sides to adjust to the break.
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Romania goes on anti-Brussels path over rule of law

Thu, 2018-11-15 05:54
Romania’s government is not willing to follow the EU recommendations on the rule of law and plans to challenge the Commission's latest report in court. EURACTIV Romania reports.
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