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Commission told Hungary how to win approval for Russia-backed nuclear plant   

37 min 43 sec ago
The European Commission assisted Hungary in finding the right loophole to the EU public procurement rules to get the ‘green-light’ for the construction of the Russian-backed Paks II nuclear power plant, according to internal documents seen by this website.
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Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted to life in prison for genocide

1 hour 18 min ago
A U.N. tribunal convicted on Wednesday (22 November) former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity committed in Bosnia, including Europe's biggest massacre since World War II, and sentenced him to life in prison.
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Smart interconnectivity: towards a sustainable and integrated Europe

3 hours 16 min ago
In a blog about the new European Commission expert group report “Towards a sustainable and integrated Europe”, Michal Smyk calls for a change in the way we think about smart grid interconnectivity.
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MEPs divided on the citizens’ initiative to ban glyphosate

3 hours 25 min ago
More than a million European citizens have signed a petition to ban glyphosate, a pesticide classed as a probable carcinogen. In the face of European concerns, MEPs are divided. EURACTIV France reports.
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The role of teachers and school heads in improving Vocational Education and Training [Sponsored]

3 hours 40 min ago
The European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE) is pleased to announce the forthcoming public hearing on “The role of teachers and school heads in improving the status of Vocational Education and Training".
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Tying up the whole food supply chain to help farmers – where is the beef?

5 hours 39 min ago
Legislating against unfair trading practices in the agri-food sector would ultimately push up prices and cause farmers and consumers to lose out, writes Christian Verschueren.
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Disgraceful behaviour by the EU at high-level tuna meeting in Marrakesh

7 hours 27 min ago
While Commissioner Vella attends the COP 23 in Bonn, where he tries to claim that the EU will fight for the oceans and put sustainability first, the European Commission is pushing for the largest total allowable catches of bluefin tuna ever seen, without a solid scientific basis. This is disgraceful behaviour, write Linnéa Engström, Ricardo Serrão Santos and Norica Nicolai.
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Mugabe resigns, ending 37-year reign over Zimbabwe

7 hours 41 min ago
Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president yesterday (21 November), finally swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover.
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Lack of German government puts eurozone integration plans on hold

7 hours 48 min ago
The collapse of talks on a new German government means that the eurozone's ambitious plans for deeper economic integration could be put on hold, officials said on Tuesday (21 November).
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Berlusconi takes his comeback bid to Europe rights court

7 hours 51 min ago
Italy's scandal-plagued former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi today (22 November) takes his comeback bid to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, asking it to weigh in on his ban from holding elected office.
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MPs: UK made grave errors over Hinkley nuclear project

7 hours 59 min ago
Britain made "grave strategic errors" in its handling of the Franco-Chinese Hinkley Point nuclear project, a critical parliamentary report concluded on Wednesday (22 November).
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UK lawmakers vote against retaining EU Charter of Fundamental Rights after Brexit

8 hours 12 min ago
The UK Prime Minister narrowly avoided defeat in Parliament after a slim majority of MPs voted late on Tuesday (21 November)  against retaining the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights after Brexit.
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Reversing negative trends in the EU’s neighbourhood policy

8 hours 20 min ago
With the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Summit this Friday (24 November) and the Bulgarian Presidency in January 2018, the EU is at a juncture where it can reverse a very negative trend and breathe new life in its neighbourhood policy, Harry Nedelcu writes.
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Agri-food industries highlight risks of hard Brexit, demand clarity

8 hours 22 min ago
The EU’s food and drink industry has joined forces with farmers and agri-food traders to call for a smooth Brexit transition and highlight the damage a cliff-edge EU exit would do to the bloc’s food chain.
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Brexit impact on energy markets could be ‘limited’, study says

8 hours 45 min ago
Brexit could have a limited effect on energy markets in both the United Kingdom and the European Union, according to a new study that is optimistic about the future of energy policy. But the Court of Auditors has warned that experimental energy research could suffer
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An agenda for Germany’s ecological modernisation

8 hours 55 min ago
No matter which parties will eventually form a coalition, Germany’s next government will continue with an agenda of ecological modernisation, writes Arne Jungjohann. Based  on exploratory coalition talks, he explains how such an agenda could look like.
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EIB banking on new business in East Africa

9 hours 2 min ago
Offering credit to East African banks might not be many people’s idea of traditional development aid. Yet promoting private small and medium enterprise, alongside funding for infrastructure projects that will help develop local businesses, lies at the heart of the new strategy for Africa.
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EU auditors insist on full probe into ECB’s role in Greek bailouts

9 hours 16 min ago
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) insists it had the right to look into the role of the European Central Bank in Greek bailouts, based on the Lisbon Treaty and a European Parliament resolution, and is now seeking ways to access the documents the ECB has refused to hand over.
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Russian blackmail in the Council of Europe?

9 hours 22 min ago
The Council of Europe (CoE) could become the first European institution to lift sanctions imposed on Russia for annexing Crimea and military aggression in Eastern Ukraine. This would be a major blow to democratic values on the European continent, write Volodymyr Yermolenko and Sergiy Sydorenko.
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Poland reacts coolly to EU court warning of fines for logging

Tue, 2017-11-21 22:01
Poland reacted coolly to a warning it could incur fines for continuing to log in the Białowieża forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, saying on Tuesday (21 November) its actions were lawful.
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