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Fiat-Chrysler-Renault merger still ‘interesting’, says French minister

Thu, 2019-06-13 15:37
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday (13 June) that a Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger remained an “interesting opportunity” but added he would tell the French carmaker’s chairman that strengthening the Renault-Nissan alliance is the priority.
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Campaigners denounce France’s ‘double-speak’ on climate

Thu, 2019-06-13 15:20
Major long-term climate ambitions proposed in Brussels contrast with the French government's constant back-pedalling at the domestic level. This is demonstrated by the current debate surrounding France's energy and climate bill. EURACTIV France reports.
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CDU party chief wants Germany to reach 2% NATO spending target

Thu, 2019-06-13 14:17
The leader of German Christian Democrats, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), stated on Wednesday (12 June) that German military expenditures would have to be raised to NATO's 2% spending target, while former Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel proposed splitting Germany's military spending into two funds. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Digital Brief: Could Copyright Return?

Thu, 2019-06-13 13:45
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “If Copyright damages internet freedom, we should reopen it.” – S&D MEP Marina Kaljurand to EURACTIV.   EURACTIV recently...
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Time for Europe to move with the times

Thu, 2019-06-13 13:44
It's time for the EU to make the changes demanded by voters at May's European elections, and make the bloc fit to meet the challenges of today's world, writes Sophie In't Veld.
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Suspected attack on tankers shows volatility of oil markets

Thu, 2019-06-13 13:27
The price of crude oil, which has been languishing at five-month lows, jumped suddenly on Thursday (13 June) following unconfirmed reports of an attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.
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Transforming Europe’s Power System: How best to manage the system?

Thu, 2019-06-13 13:22
The liberalisation of power markets has led to substantial changes in the way electricity is generated and used. Transmission system operators need to anticipate uncoordinated flows and take measures to ensure the secure supply of energy.
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Four policies to shift the needle to net-zero emissions

Thu, 2019-06-13 13:01
In order to achieve the EU's goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, bolder strategies are needed to drive sufficient change, writes Måns Nilsson.
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EU fossil gas investments undermine bloc’s climate goals, campaigners say

Thu, 2019-06-13 09:30
The European Union's investment arm risks torpedoing the bloc's commitment to abide by the Paris climate goals by financing billions of euros worth of new natural gas infrastructure projects, new analysis said Thursday (13 June).
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Four eastern EU states to discuss top jobs, keen to boost their influence

Thu, 2019-06-13 09:05
The leaders of Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic will discuss in Budapest on Thursday (13 June) potential candidates for top jobs in the European Union coming up for grabs shortly, in a sign of regional coordination by the so-called Visegrad Four.
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Loose-tongued Loiseau goes on the offensive

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:46
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Swedish battery maker secures $1bn funding for Europe’s first ‘gigafactory’

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:45
Swedish start-up Northvolt Wednesday (12 June) announced it had secured funding, in large part from Volkswagen, for Europe’s biggest car battery factory, set to rival electric carmaker Tesla’s US “Gigafactory”. The battery producer said it had completed a $1 billion...
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EU leaders to aim for final climate deal ‘in early 2020’

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:35
Talks on a climate plan for 2050 should wrap up by the end of this year in view of final adoption in early 2020, according to the draft conclusions of an EU summit taking place next week in Brussels.
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EU liberals change name to appease new French members

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:30
The main centrist political group in the EU parliament changed its name on Wednesday  (12 June) after receiving an influx of new French members who shy away from the term "liberal".
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EXCLUSIVE: What countries really think of the EU’s strategic agenda

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:25
EU member states broadly supported priorities highlighted for the next five years, although they called for a more “positive” vision. Despite the demands made by the capitals, the latest version only included few changes, according to the latest draft and the minutes seen by EURACTIV.
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Far from ‘devalued’, euro surges as trade war hits yuan

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:20
If evidence is needed of how far ripples from the Sino-US trade war are reaching, have a look at Europe where the yuan’s slump is driving up the euro’s value against trade partners’ currencies, handicapping the export-reliant bloc’s economy. Contrary...
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The EU is creating a sustainability label for raw materials

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:13
An EU research group is creating a certification method for raw materials, to be completed by 2021. The project is part of a push to sustainably mine the metals needed for Europe’s clean energy transition. But critics say certification is not the answer.
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Trump announces 1,000 extra troops for Poland

Thu, 2019-06-13 08:00
US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday (12 June) he will send 1,000 more troops to Poland to counter Russia, while criticizing Germany for making itself a "hostage" to Moscow by over-relying on Russian energy supplies.
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Eurogroup to nudge forward EMU reform before next week’s EU summit

Thu, 2019-06-13 07:56
EU finance ministers will try to close a deal on deepening the Economic and Monetary Union, including a tentative new budget for the eurozone, during the Eurogroup meeting on Thursday (13 June) in an inclusive format. 
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Newer forces are altering the HVAC market

Thu, 2019-06-13 07:28
The residential heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) market could pick up the pace with advances in regulations, technology and a push for carbon fuel efficiency, writes Neil Strother.
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