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The Brief – Sick men of Europe

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 49 min ago
Poland's foreign minister labelled France a "sick man of Europe" on national TV this week but beds at the Ode to Joy hospital are rapidly filling up. There's no silver bullet for the smorgasbord of ailments on show though. Can Europe get fighting fit before May's elections?
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Avoid Brexit-style ‘chaos’ Dutch PM tells his people

EURACTIV News - 2 hours 24 min ago
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, has issued a stark warning to the Dutch public, telling them to learn from the mistakes of the British government while the Brexit negotiations continue to be dogged by setbacks in the UK for Prime Minister Theresa May.
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France overlooks climate in school curricula

EURACTIV News - 2 hours 32 min ago
Climate is almost totally absent from future French school curricula, according to paleoclimatologist Valérie Masson-Delmotte. It is a staggering political and societal choice that runs counter to the Paris Agreement. EURACTIV France’s media partner the Journal de l’environnement reports.
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Pashinyan: the Providential Man to solve Armenia’s problems?

EURACTIV News - 6 hours 4 min ago
A political earthquake hit Europe’s furthest far-flung frontier last week, as Armenians voted in what has been labelled their nation’s first free and transparent elections. But just who is the revolutionary leader that has captured the hearts of Armenia’s inhabitants?
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Russia used social media for widespread meddling in US politics, reports say

EURACTIV News - 7 hours 35 min ago
Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election on social media was more widespread than previously thought and included attempts to divide Americans by race and extreme ideology, said reports by private experts released on Monday (17 December) by US senators from both parties.
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Weber: There is no special treatment for Viktor Orban in EPP

EURACTIV News - 7 hours 49 min ago
For the European People's Party, it is clear that we must stand by our principles and defend the rule of law, Manfred Weber, the head of the EPP group in the European Parliament, told EURACTIV Poland, insisting that the EPP is not turning a blind eye on Hungary's Viktor Orban.
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Europe has ambitious plans to explore the universe

EURACTIV News - 8 hours 11 min ago
Last spring marked 40 years since Czechoslovakian astronaut Vladimir Remek's flight to space and this year marks another anniversary. In November, the Czech Republic celebrated ten years since joining the European Space Agency (ESA). EURACTIV Czech Republic's media partner Aktuálně.cz reports.
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Twitter tumbles on concerns about hacking activity

EURACTIV News - 8 hours 31 min ago
Twitter shares fell almost 7 percent on Monday after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers and, in what appeared to be an unrelated issue, a security firm said hackers used the platform to try to steal user data.
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Taking buildings to the next level(s), sustainably! [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - 9 hours 12 min ago
Stakeholders gather today to exchange on the future use of Level(s), a European voluntary reporting framework to improve the sustainability of buildings.  Level(s) could be the basis for a future European construction-sector policy, where energy regulations could be extended to cover other environmental and social criteria.
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US accepts Assad staying in power but won’t give aid

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 40 min ago
The United States said Monday (17 December) it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund reconstruction unless the regime is "fundamentally different."
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Poland bows to EU court reversal of Supreme Court retirements

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 49 min ago
Poland on Monday (17 December) bowed to a ruling by the EU’s top court ordering it to suspend a law that had lowered the retirement age of its Supreme Court judges amid concerns about judicial independence. The European Court of Justice (ECJ)...
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DR Congo to vote in end-of-an-era poll

EURACTIV News - 11 hours 4 min ago
Democratic Republic of Congo goes to the polls this week in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years of conflict-ridden rule under controversial President Joseph Kabila.
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Two centuries needed to close gender gap, says Davos Forum

EURACTIV News - 11 hours 9 min ago
The reduction of gender disparities in the workplace continues to progress slowly, with the current rate suggesting that it would take 202 years to reach economic parity between men and women, according to a study from the World Economic Forum.
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Controversy over new plant breeding methods

EURACTIV News - 11 hours 34 min ago
New methods of genetic engineering promise precise interventions, without side effects. However, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) wants tight regulation. The judgement is being fiercely debated. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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May to bring Brexit deal back to parliament, rejects second referendum

EURACTIV News - 11 hours 34 min ago
Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday (17 December) she would bring her Brexit deal back to parliament for a mid-January vote, pledging to get assurances from the European Union before then to break a deadlock over Britain's fraught efforts to quit the bloc.
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France to go it alone on digital tax plans

EURACTIV News - 12 hours 19 min ago
France is to join a growing list of member states setting out their own plans for a digital tax, after the country's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on Monday (17 December) that new French laws for the taxation of digital giants would come into effect from 1 January 2019.
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EU agrees on 37.5% CO2 reduction for cars by 2030

EURACTIV News - 13 hours 17 min ago
EU negotiators on Monday evening (17 December) agreed on CO2 emission rules for cars and vans, as the Austrian presidency of the EU defied expectations and brokered a compromise.
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75% capacity thresholds – do we really know what we are doing? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2018-12-17 17:08
What is the point of building more and more grid, if we are not able to fully use what we have? Nothing is for free. Consumers are now paying the bill for all market inefficiencies, including transmission expansion beyond their reasonable needs, according to Poland's transmission system operator.
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The Brief – Journalism: ‘The most beautiful job in the world’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2018-12-17 16:08
When I heard of the news that Antonio Megalizzi, the Italian radio journalist involved in the Strasbourg shooting, had died, I was reporting from a press conference in Brussels. It made my blood run cold and I suddenly stopped taking notes.
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Opposition MPs ejected from Hungary state TV after protest

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2018-12-17 15:36
Security guards ejected two independent lawmakers from Hungary's state television building on Monday (17 December) after they tried to read out a petition, a day after police used tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Budapest.
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