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Erdogan says drilling off Cyprus to continue despite warning

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 08:50
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Sunday (16 June) said Turkey would not back down from gas exploration in Cyprus after southern European leaders urged Ankara to stop.
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Far-right helps elect mayors in Spain

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 08:45
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. 
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North Macedonia nears accession talks, Albania falling behind

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 08:44
Member states will on Tuesday (18 June) postpone a decision on opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, most likely until September, as almost all capitals are prepared to green light Skopje while Tirana still remains a ‘no-go’ for a few, EU officials and diplomats told EURACTIV.
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Czechs alarmed as populist leaders take aim at public media

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 08:26
Czech journalists and media analysts are raising alarm over the "threat" to the country's public media from mounting pressure on the press by populist politicians.
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18 EU countries now support 2050 carbon neutrality goal

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 08:21
Germany, Greece, Italy and Slovakia have added their names to a growing list of EU countries supporting a carbon neutrality objective for 2050, increasing the chances that a deal will be struck at an EU summit later this week, according to documents seen by EURACTIV.
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Facebook to work with ‘trustworthy’ media after Russian fake news offensive

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 08:20
Facebook said it will enable “trustworthy” news publishers to generate additional revenue on its social media site, following EU accusations of Russian meddling in last month's European election campaign.
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Bosnians protest against migrant influx in border town

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 08:02
Several hundred Bosnians protested on Sunday (16 June) against an influx of migrants in the western border town of Bihac, warning of security and health risks from thousands sleeping rough. Bosnia, spared the big migrant wave of 2015, is now...
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US ambassador: Europe should forget Huawei, embrace Western tech

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 07:58
America cannot have close security, intelligence and technology ties with Europe unless the EU cuts ties with Chinese tech giant Huawei and embraces "Western telecom industry", the US ambassador to the European Union told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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What now for the New Silk Road?

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 07:53
With member states divided, the EU is pursuing a pragmatic approach vis-à-vis China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also raising some issues of concern, writes Fraser Cameron.
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Taking aim at Johnson, British PM hopefuls make their Brexit case

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 07:52
Several hopefuls vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May turned their fire on favourite Boris Johnson on Sunday (16 June), questioning his pledge to leave the European Union by the end of October no matter what.
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From ‘liberalise and patronise’ to a genuine sustainable trade strategy for the EU

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2019-06-17 07:33
The next European Commission must revamp its trade policy for the next five years to focus on sustainability, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
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‘Moldova is free’ cheers new premier as rival steps aside

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2019-06-15 09:10
Moldova’s new prime minister Maia Sandu consolidated her power on Friday (14 June) as her predecessor resigned, appearing to ease a crisis that shook the country for the past week as two rival governments jostled for control.
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The Brief – Parallel lines

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-06-14 16:33
Those who shuttle between Westminster and Brussels aren’t just swapping meat pies for moules frites. The two-hour ride on the Eurostar transports you to a parallel political universe.
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Pope Francis calls for ‘radical energy transition’ to stem global warming

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-06-14 16:19
Pope Francis said on Friday (14 June) that carbon pricing is “essential” to stem global warming – his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters – and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science.
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Natural gas: Part of the problem or the solution?

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-06-14 15:41
When the G20 Energy Ministers meet in Japan, they will stick to the old mantra that gas is a bridge fuel and is needed for the energy transition. This is not good news for the climate, writes Luca Bergamaschi.
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To avoid killing young male chickens, we need more feasible solutions – German agri-economist

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-06-14 15:20
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Dr Ludger Breloh, the managing director of the egg breeding company Seleggt Gmbh, spoke about Germany's recent decision to allow the mass killings of young male chickens and how his company's Seleggt process could be used as a bridging technology until more commercially viable methods are found.
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France’s weapons exports see sharp increase on European market

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-06-14 15:05
France's arms sales in 2018 were worth €9.118 billion, up 30% compared to 2017. Exports to European countries are seeing a strong increase, according to the French Ministry for Armed Forces. EURACTIV's partner Brussels2.eu reports.
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Rui Pinto: hacker, criminal, or whistleblower?

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-06-14 14:41

Outraged by what Ana Gomes, an outgoing MEP with the Socialists & Democrats, says is Rui Pinto’s unjust detention, deep seated corruption in Portuguese public life and the European football industry, she has launched a campaign of support for Pinto.

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No agreement on euro budgetary tool- ministers send ‘hot potato’ back to leaders  

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-06-14 13:51
EU finance ministers failed to reach an agreement in the early hours of Friday (14 June) on an anti-shock instrument to shield the euro, as they continued to clash over almost every feature on the agenda, including the source of funding.
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Far-right wants to be involved in next Parliament’s power-sharing

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-06-14 13:41
Doubled in size compared to the last legislature, the newly formed nationalist group Identity and Democracy (ID) is now eager to capitalise on its success and get a share of high-level roles in the European Parliament’s Bureau and committees.
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