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The case for change in Russian foreign policy

Wed, 2019-06-12 18:08
Russian Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov recent speech on EU-Russian relations was skilfully made but his claims lack credibility, responds Michael Emerson.
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One in ten of the world’s children are forced to work, report shows

Wed, 2019-06-12 16:55
Every tenth child in the world, which amounts to over 150 million in total, are forced to work to support their family financially, according to the human rights organisation Terre des Hommes. This finding was published in the organisation's 2019 Child Labour Report, which it published for International Child Labour Day (12 June). EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Brief – Merger madness

Wed, 2019-06-12 16:46
Fiat-Chrysler’s offer to merge with Renault fell apart last week, with the Italian-American firm citing French government influence as an insurmountable challenge. How does this tally with Paris and Berlin’s quest to create so-called European champions to compete globally?
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Johnson vows to re-negotiate Brexit deal as he launches PM bid

Wed, 2019-06-12 16:33
Boris Johnson has promised to immediately re-negotiate the UK’s divorce from the EU as he formally launched his bid to become prime minister on Wednesday (12 June).
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Climate change threat to world peace, study warns

Wed, 2019-06-12 15:55
Although the average level of global peace improved very slightly in comparison to previous years, there is little time or cause to rejoice, the 2019 Global Peace Index (GPI) suggested on Wednesday (12 June).
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Moldova’s unprecedented power struggle: A drama in five acts

Wed, 2019-06-12 14:01
Two governments - one ‘de facto’, one ‘de jure’ - are holding meetings in Moldova’s capital. Each claims legitimacy and accuses the other of usurpation of power. Civil servants are starting to take sides in what is an unprecedented power struggle for the country.
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Ukraine and Russia clash in The Hague over Black and Asov Sea dispute

Wed, 2019-06-12 12:14
Ukraine and Russia traded barbs this week in front of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague over Russia's alleged violations of waters around Ukraine's Crimea region in the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait.
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How can Workers‘ Voice contribute to responsible sales of financial products? [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-06-12 12:00
The Global Framework Agreement between UniCredit and UNI Global Union, including a joint declaration on responsible sales of financial products, shows that Workers‘ Voice is an important vehicle to represent not only workers but also consumers interests.
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Single EU Parliament seat should be in Strasbourg, says official

Wed, 2019-06-12 11:33
In an interview with EURACTIV France, the president of Strasbourg's city council and task force lead defending the European Parliament's Alsace HQ, spoke about the so-called single seat issue. Frédéric Bierry highlighted the economic benefits for Germany, as well as the preference of MEPs and European officials to live in the city.
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CETA Explained

Wed, 2019-06-12 10:36
It has been described as “the most ambitious” and progressive trade deal ever signed by the EU, but what does CETA do?
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The media has a big problem, Reuters Institute says: Who will pay for the news?

Wed, 2019-06-12 09:15
News organisations are being challenged by technology giants and unsettled by a broader lack of trust but they have a much deeper problem: most people don't want to pay for online news, the Reuters Institute found.
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EU moves closer to debt action as Italy angles for compromise

Wed, 2019-06-12 08:42
The European Union moved closer on Tuesday (11 June) to taking disciplinary action over Italy's growing debt, as authorities in Rome made tentative steps to avert a procedure that could saddle the country with large fines and alienate investors.
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‘Horror show’ of Tory leadership campaign

Wed, 2019-06-12 08:36
‘Horror show’ of Tory leadership campaign. As the race to be the next UK Prime Minister heats up, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon took aim at the current Conservative campaigning for Theresa May’s job on Tuesday, calling it a “horror show” and claiming that a hard Brexit would "increase the likelihood of Scotland becoming independent.”   
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Macron says he would back Merkel if she runs for EU leadership

Wed, 2019-06-12 08:30
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (11 June) that he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she were to seek to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission.
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ECDC: Legionella outbreak may be reduced with appropriate controls

Wed, 2019-06-12 08:20
A new community outbreak of Legionella in Belgium's Flanders region renewed public attention to the so-called Legionnaires' disease, which is increasing in the EU, according to the EU agency for infectious diseases control.
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Trump blames ‘cheap’ euro for EU’s tourist overcrowding

Wed, 2019-06-12 08:19
US President Donald Trump blamed the European Central Bank’s loose monetary policy for the high number of tourists arriving to Europe, and attacked once again the US Federal Reserve for keeping “ridiculous” high interest rates.
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UK PM agrees legally binding net-zero emissions target for 2050

Wed, 2019-06-12 08:15
In one of her last acts as prime minister, Theresa May confirmed that parliament will implement the recommendations of the Committee on Climate Change, creating a legally binding net-zero carbon target for 2050. EURACTIV's partner, edie.net, reports.
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Today’s diets are eating away at our future food supplies, but we can change this

Wed, 2019-06-12 07:02
Thousands of overlooked yet beneficial crop species are threatened unless we learn to conserve, farm and consume them, writes Juan Lucas Restrepo.
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First FIFA Women’s Football Convention inspires diversity and inclusion [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-06-12 07:00
The kick-off of the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ was not the only marquee occasion in France last week. On the eve of the tournament, a stellar line-up of global leaders from the worlds of football, politics, business and society assembled in Paris for the first FIFA Women’s Football Convention.
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European Comission calls on Germany to invest more in education

Tue, 2019-06-11 17:20
One would expect that increased digitisation would ensure less work is needed but the European Commission has stated that EU member states will face exactly the opposite. It has also warned Germany that it needs to invest more in education. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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