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New Czech government in jeopardy over foreign minister nomination

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 30 min ago
The Czech Communist party will withhold support from the next government if the Social Democrats stick to their nominee for the post of foreign minister, Communist leader Vojtech Filip said on Sunday (17 June).
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Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek EU roadmap

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 59 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Germany tomorrow (19 June) seeking progress with Chancellor Angela Merkel on elusive eurozone reforms, but the deepening EU rifts over migration threaten to dominate an already daunting agenda.
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EU countries ‘off target’ on carbon emissions: report

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 59 min ago
Most European nations are set to miss their carbon reduction pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement, according to a new ranking of “good”, “bad” and “ugly” countries published today (18 June) by Europe's leading NGO coalition on climate change.
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CAP reform’s eco-schemes : eco-logic or eco-nomic? Why not both? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 59 min ago
The proposal for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy triggered a lot of criticism from a wide range of stakeholders, especially around the environmental aspects. But Yara believes the eco-scheme to be in line with the Commission’s ambition of moving to a “smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable” CAP.
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German coalition hangs on EU summit’s delivery on asylum reform

EURACTIV News - 2 hours 10 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will decide today (18 June) whether to defy her by implementing a plan to limit immigration at the German border and risk destabilising her three-month-old coalition.
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Valencia gives ‘huge example of solidarity and humanity’

EURACTIV News - 2 hours 29 min ago
The head of the Red Cross urged European Union member states yesterday (17 June) to follow Spain's example of welcoming a rejected migrant ship and "put into practice" the humanitarian values promoted by the bloc.
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Tsipras and Zaev seal historic deal to end name dispute

EURACTIV News - 3 hours 3 min ago
Greece and Macedonia on Sunday (17 June) signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbours since 1991.
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May heads for Brexit showdown on parliament role

EURACTIV News - 7 hours 29 min ago
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans face rejection by the House of Lords on Monday, setting the stage for a high-stakes confrontation with rebel lawmakers in her Conservative party later in the week.
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A momentous decision on elephant ivory falls to Europe

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 15:12
China and the UK have joined the US in closing their domestic ivory markets. It is now time for the EU to follow their footsteps if we are to give Africa’s elephants a fighting chance to survive the current onslaught from global criminal syndicates increasingly involved in the poaching and distribution of ivory, argues Catherine Novelli.
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MEPs condemn Hungary’s post-Cotonou agreement blockade

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 15:09
Hungary continues to block the European mandate to begin negotiations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, to the great displeasure of MEPs. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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The Brief – An unhealthy obsession

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 14:52
Like the Olympics, the World Cup is one of life’s great distractions. Its enduring popularity ensures that it is also an obsession for politicians. Argentina’s military junta was so desperate to win the competition it hosted in 1978, that it...
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Copyright in the EU must balance interests of content creator and recipient

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 13:59
The copyright reform proposed by the European Commission will hinder work on artificial intelligence, harm smaller entities on the internet and simply make life more difficult for Internet users, argues Michał Kanownik in an interview with EURACTIV Poland.
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MEP: In the long term, migrants will be part of solution in Europe

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 13:46
Migration is at the centre of Europe’s agenda after the Aquarius ship highlighted on Monday (11 June) the EU’s failure to manage the arrival of asylum seekers. The strained Dublin system is mainly at fault and the necessity for a reform is getting urgent, as migrants keep arriving in Europe.
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UN climate draft report leaked ahead of intense climate week

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 13:05
If emissions continue at their present rate, human-induced warming will exceed 1.5°C by around 2040, according to a draft UN report leaked ahead of an intense climate-focused political week.
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Mario Draghi: The euro is irreversible

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 10:27
Despite concerns over a potential new euro crisis due to Italian political instability,the president of the European Central Bank,  Mario Draghi, believes the currency is “strong”. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
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Corteva boss: ‘Mother Nature’ changes the game quickly and demands new agricultural tools

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 10:19
“Mother Nature” is changing quickly and this requires the adoption of technology-driven solutions that will help both growers and consumers, Jim Collins, the chief operating officer of Corteva Agriscience, the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, told EURACTIV.
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Trans-Europe Express – Migration is here to stay

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 09:58
Never before since becoming Germany’s Chancellor in 2005 has Angela Merkel been as close to losing power than on Thursday (14 June). And the reason was migration.
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Protected grey seals at the mercy of Poland’s ruling party

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 08:10
Poland's ruling party has a peculiar stance when it comes to nature conservation, a clear example of this is the felling of the Białowieża Forest. The recent killings of protected seals along the country's shore have been completely ignored by the party, which believes that ecology is a notion created by the left. EURACTIV's partner Gazeta Wyborcza reports.
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Defiant Putin welcomes World Cup as Russia win

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 06:27
Russia welcomed the world to the soccer World Cup on Thursday as fans streamed in, the hosts savored a 5-0 victory on the pitch and President Vladimir Putin’s government derided Western efforts to isolate him. The Kremlin leader, greeted by...
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Trump told me “You’re a brutal killer”, Juncker says

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-06-15 05:54
Jean-Claude Juncker has been called many things during his premiership of Luxembourg and presidency of the European Commission, but probably never what he says US President Donald Trump called him at the weekend: "a brutal killer".
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