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There is no real ‘European foreign policy’, says former EU diplomat

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:27
The EU does not have a real 'European foreign policy' because every country works on its own and member states do not want to give full responsibility to the EU's High Representative, a former senior French and EU diplomat told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.
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UN Environment official attacks agency’s own carbon offsetting policy

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:25
UN Environment published an unusually stark critique of carbon offsetting on Monday (10 June). On Tuesday, the article was taken down, following queries by EURACTIV’s partner Climate Home News.
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North Macedonia president: We need date for EU talks before autumn

Fri, 2019-06-14 11:08
Decoupling North Macedonia and Albania’s EU path, by giving the green light to the former and holding the start of accession talks for the latter is not great, but is the only way forward, North Macedonia’s President Stevo Pendarovski told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview during his visit to Brussels on Thursday (13 June).
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Trump’s sanctions are working and will prevent war with Iran

Fri, 2019-06-14 09:22
The attack of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman yesterday (13 June), which were widely attributed to Iran, shows Tehran is engaged in a series of missteps that will land it further in financial pain rather than war, writes Hagar Hajjar Chemali.
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Tweets of the Week: Sturgeon in Brussels, MEPs in office, Conservative candidates in trouble

Fri, 2019-06-14 09:20
Nicola Sturgeon flexes her muscles, new MEPs make the trip to Brussels, and top Tory wannabes caught in drug-taking tussles. This episode is supported EDAA.
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With Loiseau’s withdrawal, leadership questions arise for ‘Renew Europe’

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:59
Nathalie Loiseau has withdrawn her candidacy to lead the new centrist group in the European Parliament, raising questions about French leadership in the EU assembly. EURACTIV France reports.
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Prime Minister Johnson moves closer…

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:47
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Finance ministers press Italy to stick to EU fiscal rules

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:40
EU finance ministers told the Italian government on Thursday (13 June) to meet its fiscal obligations in order to reduce its high debt, with the European Commission insisting on “substantial corrections” to rein in public spending.
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Germany seeks to jolt its stalled wind industry with new offshore plan

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:36
Germany's wind sector is barely growing any more. To achieve its self-imposed 65% target for renewables, Germany has made the promise, for the first time, to heavily expand its offshore wind farms. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU, Russia confident about Ukraine gas transit deal, despite tense talks

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:35
Russia and the EU on Thursday (13 June) expressed hope that a solution could be found to allow gas supply transits through Ukraine to continue from next year.
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The internet of energy has arrived, Scottish start-up claims

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:28
Faraday Grid, a clean tech start-up based in the UK, has launched a global marketing offensive for its latest transformer, saying it could do for electricity networks what the router did for the telecoms sector in the 1990s.
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Europe wants to replenish UN Green Climate Fund

Fri, 2019-06-14 08:23
European member states want to commit to increasing international climate financing to a new level. They want to replenish the UN's Green Climate Fund, according to a draft of a European Council statement, which is to be adopted at the EU summit next week. EURACTIV Germany was able to see the declaration in advance.
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Time to send in the emergency climate responders

Fri, 2019-06-14 07:31
With a 12-year cap set by the United Nations’ intergovernmental panel of climate scientists, the clock is ticking to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees by 2030. It is crucial that European leaders back the environmental push, writes Sandrine Dixson-Declève.
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Dropping palm oil is not the answer: Europe’s food manufactures and retailers need to choose certified sustainable palm oil instead [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-06-14 07:00
In calling on those already using certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) to speak up for it, Frans Claassen calls on all European manufacturers and retailers to choose only CSPO because time is running out for our forests.
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Tensions surge as US accuses Iran of Gulf of Oman tanker ‘attacks’

Fri, 2019-06-14 07:00
Washington accused Iran of carrying out attacks that left two tankers ablaze in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday (13 June), escalating tensions across the region.
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Official statistics are a public good for all

Fri, 2019-06-14 06:59
No one would even think of driving a car without a dashboard that displays crucial functions such as speed, fuel gauge or engine temperature. Equally essential are official statistics, which provide guidelines for good governance and should be available to citizens.
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Trade tensions boosted international role of euro, ECB reports

Thu, 2019-06-13 18:07
Trade tensions, challenges to multilateralism and unilateral sanctions might be bad for the economy but they have helped boost the global use of the euro, the European Central Bank reported on Thursday (13 June).
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The Brief – Why Poland puts its chips on America

Thu, 2019-06-13 16:54
Poles like to be reminded of the one time they came to America’s rescue. On the occasion of state visits, leaders of both countries like to wax lyrical about General Tadeusz Kosciuszko, the Polish military commander who joined George Washington’s...
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Johnson takes step towards Downing Street, tops leadership ballot

Thu, 2019-06-13 15:57
Boris Johnson moved a step closer to becoming the next UK prime minister on Thursday, after topping the first ballot of Conservative MPs who are seeking a successor for Theresa May.
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Andriukaitis vs Salvini: Back-and-forth on ‘nationalist’ food policy

Thu, 2019-06-13 15:44
EU health boss Vytenis Andriukaitis criticised last week (7 June) the "political use" of food safety concerns and country of origin labelling, spurred by nationalist leaders like Italy's Matteo Salvini, who replied he was only defending Italian farmers and fishermen.
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