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Commission “concerned” about potential US car tariff increase

Thu, 2018-05-24 18:05
The EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström expressed concern on Thursday (24 May) about the US administration's announced plan to launch an investigation into imports of cars and trucks that might lead to new tariffs.
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The Brief, powered by Yara – A Brexit plague on all your houses

Thu, 2018-05-24 16:57
As the chief EU adviser to David Cameron and then Theresa May, Ivan Rogers has seen the EU and British political class up close and knows where the bodies are buried. And hell hath no fury like a civil servant scorned.
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Alba Iulia: Ancient city transformed by EU funds eyes smart future

Thu, 2018-05-24 16:38
The EU-financed restoration of Alba Carolina Citadel has already transformed the city of Alba Iulia in one of Romania’s top tourist attractions. But the ambitions of the administrators of the 70,000-people city in central Romania have not stopped.
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Commission’s bond-backed product gets lukewarm reception

Thu, 2018-05-24 16:29
Financial representatives on Thursday (24 May) poured cold water on the European Commission’s proposal to create sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS), insisting that not all the elements exist yet for a successful market for the product.
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MEPs back road tolls based on CO2 emissions

Thu, 2018-05-24 16:20
Road tolls for trucks should be based on how much CO2 vehicles emit, according to a draft report adopted by the European Parliament’s transport committee on Thursday (24 May).
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As expected, Vestager lets Gazprom off the hook

Thu, 2018-05-24 16:00
The EU's antitrust regulators have ended their investigation into Gazprom without imposing any fines, the Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced on Thursday (24 May). The Russian gas giant welcomed the EU's decision and promised to reform.
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ASEAN can show the way for Europe on Trade [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-05-24 14:00
From Kuala Lumpur, the global trading system currently resembles a high-stakes poker game played by giants – China, the US and the EU. ASEAN as a region feels almost like an outlier, writes Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor.
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Greenpeace: Industry-linked MEPs in the agri committee have a ‘safe’ majority

Thu, 2018-05-24 13:03
A survey conducted by Greenpeace has found that 25 out of 46 MEPs of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee have “strong” links to the farming industry.
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MEPs warn of possible higher budget cuts, impact on policies

Thu, 2018-05-24 12:53
The proposed expenditure cuts in Common Agriculture and Cohesion Policy in the next long-term EU budget are higher than what the European Commission announced and this might impact future EU policies, the European Parliament’s budget rapporteurs told reporters on Wednesday (23 May).
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Innovation in agriculture for a secure food supply

Thu, 2018-05-24 11:49
The European farming sector today faces a number of challenges: producing better food for a growing population while respecting the environment and ensuring good living standards to farmers.
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Cancer biomarkers in the era of personalised medicine [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-05-24 10:30
Cancer biomarkers are molecules that can be detected in bodily fluids or tissues. Cancer biomarkers can identify people who have cancer or who are at risk of getting cancer.
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MEP: Europe must unlock the potential of combination vaccines

Thu, 2018-05-24 10:25
Multicomponent or combined vaccines are an indispensable tool to address the current public health challenges and Europe should, therefore, help unlock their potential, said Swedish MEP Christofer Fjellner.
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What is the potential of combination vaccines?

Thu, 2018-05-24 10:24
The rise of anti-vaccination campaigns has in recent years had a detrimental effect on EU public health as “forgotten” diseases such as measles re-appeared in Europe, raising eyebrows among policymakers.
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The EU is no progressive free trader: It’s exporting chronic diseases to Latin America

Thu, 2018-05-24 10:23
If the EU truly wants to be the global progressive trading power, it needs to make sure its trade policy does not promote ill-health, and instead makes a real contribution to the SDGs, writes George Thurley.
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Conducting the new energy orchestra – or is it a circus?

Thu, 2018-05-24 09:58
The decarbonisation of electric power, and the electrification of energy, is unstoppable. Whether it will be rapid enough to prevent the coming climate crisis is uncertain and will demand vision from politicians, industry leaders and energy providers, writes Andrew Steer.
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Czech social entrepreneur offers disadvantaged people a chance

Thu, 2018-05-24 09:45
Profit is not the only reason to start a business. There are enterprises in Europe whose aim is to help other people, usually the less fortunate ones, with their career.
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We want separate Africa relations with EU, says AU chief

Thu, 2018-05-24 08:31
The African Union’s leadership has reiterated its wish to negotiate a separate relationship with the EU as part of an overhaul of the bloc’s Cotonou Agreement with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries later this year.
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Trump readies to slap tariffs on imported automobiles

Thu, 2018-05-24 07:55
The Trump administration on Wednesday (23 May) launched a national security investigation into car and truck imports that could lead to new US tariffs similar to those imposed on imported steel and aluminium in March.
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EU paves way for final showdown on energy ‘governance’ bill

Thu, 2018-05-24 07:47
European Union legislators made progress Wednesday (23 May) on a draft EU law that sets a “trajectory” for the deployment of renewable energies in Europe and puts in place a “gap-filler” mechanism to ensure the bloc meets its 2030 energy and climate objectives.
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Minister: Scots still looking for ‘least worst’ Brexit option

Thu, 2018-05-24 07:45
“The best option for us is remaining in the European Union,” Scotland’s Culture and External Affairs minister Fiona Hyslop tells EURACTIV. Faced with the reality of Brexit, the Scottish government is “trying to identify the least-worst option,” she explains.
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