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US warns Hungary and neighbors against Turkish Stream

49 min 40 sec ago
The US has repeatedly taken position against Nord Stream 2, a Russia-sponsored pipeline planned to bring gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea. But this time Washington took position against another such pipeline, bringing Russian gas under the Black Sea.
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South-East Europe needs zero-priced capital to boost growth

1 hour 19 min ago
The region of former Yugoslavia and Albania has long ago been swallowed up by the EU. Yet, it is doomed to permanent marginalisation unless the EU does not open its structural and cohesion funds, or provide other source of zero-priced capital, writes Dušan Reljić.  
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ECR puts forward Czech MEP as their Spitzenkandidat nominee

2 hours 1 min ago
Czech MEP Jan Zahradil will be the lead candidate of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) to run for the presidency of the next European Commission, party chief Syed Kamall announced on Tuesday (13 October). “I have nothing personal...
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Solar PV sector hails EU deal on small-scale ‘citizen energy’

2 hours 4 min ago
EU negotiators reached agreement Monday evening (12 November) on a legal framework for “citizen energy communities” in a deal solar PV manufacturers hailed as a victory for small-scale renewable energy production.
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Metals: Friend or foe of the green economy?

2 hours 17 min ago
The green economy usually brings to mind traditional renewable materials such as wood, biomass, water and earth. Less likely poster children are the big metals that have formed the backbone of the industrial revolution – steel, copper, iron, tin and aluminium.
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Seychelles issues the world’s first ‘Blue Bond’

2 hours 41 min ago
For the first time, a state – Seychelles – has issued a 'Blue Bond', which will finance the protection of marine ecosystems and the development of sustainable fishing. EURACTIV France’s media partner, the Journal de l’environnement reports.
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Wanted former Macedonian PM seeking asylum in Hungary

2 hours 52 min ago
Macedonia's former prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who has been sentenced to jail for abuse of power, said on Tuesday (13 November) he was in Hungary where he has requested political asylum.
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Trump tweet-strafes Macron as Europe moves on defence without US

3 hours 20 min ago
Donald Trump on Tuesday (13 November) unleashed an extraordinary attack on Emmanuel Macron, mocking the French president's approval rating and lashing him over European defence proposals which enjoyed a crucial new boost from Germany.
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WindEurope: Regulated prices ‘can only slow the pace of the energy transition’

3 hours 23 min ago
With growing shares of renewable energies added to the system, the dynamic pricing of electricity becomes even more important in order to provide flexibility on the demand side, says Pierre Tardieu. This is why regulated energy prices can only slow the pace of the energy transition, he argues.
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Parliament rubber-stamps Europe’s 2030 clean energy laws

3 hours 29 min ago
The European Parliament voted on Tuesday (13 November) a set of three clean energy laws for 2030, including binding targets for renewable energies, an indicative objective on energy savings and a separate text on the governance of the Energy Union.
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In Strasbourg, Merkel brings European army one step further

Tue, 2018-11-13 20:37
In an eagerly awaited speech on the future of Europe before what she called 'the biggest democratic parliament of the world', German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday (13 November) for a "real, true European army" and a common asylum framework.
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EU, UK reach draft Brexit deal but details remain shrouded

Tue, 2018-11-13 20:20
The UK took a tentative step towards leaving the EU with a Brexit deal announced on Tuesday (13 November), as negotiators appeared to reach a technical agreement on its withdrawal from the bloc more than two years after Britain voted to leave.
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Time to take stock of EU citizen consultations

Tue, 2018-11-13 17:12
The European Council will consider in December the outcomes of the citizen consultations. However, some MEPs are already calling for the EU not to stop at this experiment. EURACTIV France reports.
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MEPs clash with Commission over sardines and anchovies

Tue, 2018-11-13 17:09
The European Parliament adopted on Tuesday (13 November) a report on regulating mainly sardine and anchovy catches in the Adriatic Sea, rejecting the essence of the European Commission's proposal after a heated exchange with EU fisheries boss Karmenu Vella.
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The Brief, powered by EUSALT – A harbinger of Brexit defeats to come?

Tue, 2018-11-13 16:39
One of the reasons why detail on the UK’s strategy on the Brexit negotiations has been so elusive lies in Theresa May’s tactic of permanent obfuscation, and of concentrating information in the hands of a handful of her very closest...
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Seizing the window of opportunity to rethink Brexit

Tue, 2018-11-13 16:19
The UK government is paralysed by Brexit as it reaches decision time over whether to agree a messy compromise or crash out with no deal. In the meantime, support for a second referendum is growing, writes Sandra Khadhouri.
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Commission lauds Bulgaria, castigates Romania on judicial reform

Tue, 2018-11-13 15:46
The European Commission published on Tuesday (13 November) reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the so-called Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), commending Bulgaria for progress made and lambasting Romania for backtracking. Both countries, however, were warned to uphold media freedom.
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Spain targets 100% renewable power by 2050

Tue, 2018-11-13 15:18
Spain’s government has published a new climate plan that targets a 100% renewable energy electricity system by 2050, with goals that outstrip those adopted by the EU and a ban on new gas and oil exploration.
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No freedom of choice in vaccination, top EU health official insists

Tue, 2018-11-13 15:17
There is no freedom of choice when it comes to vaccination because it involves putting other people’s health at risk, a top EU health official has warned, adding that ongoing debate in Italy about inoculations is verging "on the absurd".
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Croatian ombudswoman to report police treatment of migrants to EU institutions

Tue, 2018-11-13 13:43
Croatia's ombudswoman requested access to records on the treatment of migrants at the police station in Donji Lapac, central Croatia, in September but was refused. The relevant parliamentary committee does not seem to care either. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
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