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Global roadmap takes step toward solving digital tax conundrum

Mon, 2019-06-03 06:00
Nearly 130 countries and territories have agreed to a roadmap aimed at overhauling international tax rules which have been overtaken by development of digital commerce.
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Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook bid to block ECJ data case

Mon, 2019-06-03 06:00
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will hear a landmark privacy case regarding the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the United States in July, after Facebook’s bid to stop its referral was blocked by Ireland’s Supreme Court on Friday (31 May).
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Germany extends electric vehicle support scheme until 2020

Fri, 2019-05-31 16:44
Germany will extend for another year a bonus scheme to encourage people to buy electric cars, Die Welt reported on Thursday (30 May), another sign of Berlin’s eagerness to support a sector in which it lags US and Asian rivals.
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Post-Brexit Parliament: Winners and losers

Fri, 2019-05-31 16:16
Brexit is set to change the shape of the new European Parliament, as seats will be redistributed among the remaining 27 member states in November if the current deadline is respected. Here are some of the winners and losers.
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Betis, the Spanish club committed to going climate neutral

Fri, 2019-05-31 15:57
Spanish football club Real Betis is well known for the colours of its T-shirt, green and white. But now they want to integrate that concept into their whole policy by leading the way in making soccer more sustainable.
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German conservatives from the CDU/CSU will face difficult times, says former MP

Fri, 2019-05-31 15:24
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, President of the international climate protection network Energy Watch Group and former Green member of the Bundestag, Hans-Josef Fell, spoke about Angela Merkel's climate heritage, record CO2 emissions and why Germany should become carbon neutral by 2030.
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The future EU livestock sector

Fri, 2019-05-31 15:08
In this series of articles, EURACTIV will focus on the future of the EU livestock sector and food system in light of the rising global population and increasing demands to reduce the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
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New EU-Central Asia strategy seeks mitigating global risks via close cooperation, says EU ambassador to Kazakhstan [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-05-31 15:00
Global challenges and risks can be dealt with via closer cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Central Asia, said Ambassador Sven-Olov Carlsson on May 23 during the Day of Europe in Kazakhstan.
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Professor: Marine Le Pen has more red lines than Salvini

Fri, 2019-05-31 14:42
Marine Le Pen will be very cautious in doing business with parties who clearly are anti-Semitic and “she probably had even more red lines than [Italy's Matteo] Salvini on this”, Dr Christian Lequesne told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.
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Next EU Parliament fisheries committee will start over from scratch

Fri, 2019-05-31 14:32
Only 10 of the 27 outgoing members of the Fisheries Committee (PECH) in the European Parliament were reconfirmed after the EU elections, 4 of them also having their seat time-chartered as brexiteer MEPs.
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EU countries tinker with laws of the road

Fri, 2019-05-31 12:53
Speed limit tweaks and fines for distracted drivers are under consideration in various parts of Europe, as countries ponder different ways to regulate road traffic and make it safer.
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No new phase seen in EU-Turkey relations after EP elections

Fri, 2019-05-31 12:00
The latest European Commission progress reported has warned that Turkey is moving away from Europe. Little progress on the country's accession is expected under the new EU legislature in 2019-2024, but political analysts don't expect major negative changes either, as long as the refugee deal is in place.
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Polish Pro-EU coalition faces collapse

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:58
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With new regulation complete, what’s next for EU biofuels?

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:55
After years of political wrangling over how to account for indirect land use change from biofuels in EU legislation, businesses now have the regulatory stability they’ve long been craving.
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UEFA faces criticism over carbon footprint for Euro finals

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:54
Criticism over football carbon footprint erupted as English clubs fans had to travel the world to see their teams playing against each other, thousands of kilometres away from home in Spain and Azerbaijan. 
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Freedom of press in Europe no longer self-evident

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:53
Up until recently, freedom of press was considered as a self-evidence in Europe. That is no longer the case, especially in several eastern European countries, where journalists have come under severe political pressure.
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Merkel in Harvard: World must do all ‘humanly possible’ on climate change

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:49
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (30 May) urged the world to do "everything humanly possible" to combat climate change and pledged to do her part.
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5-Star members back Di Maio to stay after EU election rout

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:43
Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday (30 May) resoundingly backed Luigi Di Maio to carry on as leader following a bruising defeat in European parliamentary elections. Di Maio got the backing of 80% of the 56,127 5-Star members who voted...
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Romanians prepare for Pope’s visit at times of domestic upheaval

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:33
Pope Francis travels on Friday (31 May) to Romania, giving him another opportunity to preach a message of European integration and political rectitude even as he pays tribute to Christians killed during the communist era.
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Tweets of the Week: EU Elections, Spitzenkandidaten, and Council Summit

Fri, 2019-05-31 08:30
Welcome to Euractiv’s #EUtweets of the week. This week it’s election election election, Spitzenkandidaten anticipate rejection and EU leaders tussle over selection. This episode is supported by Amfori find out more about their big event at the end. Last week...
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