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Commission rejects Italian draft budget in unprecedented decision

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 16:56
The European Commission rejected Italy’s 2019 budget in an unprecedented decision on Tuesday (23 October), after the government in Rome failed to give a substantial response to the executive's allegations of a breach of the EU law.
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The Brief – Europe’s fiscal groundhog day

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 15:12
Centrist parties, particularly those on the centre-left, were hammered at the European elections in 2014, in part because of their handling of the eurozone debt crisis. Social Democrat governments found themselves imposing Europe's deepest spending cuts.
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China’s Huawei opens up to German scrutiny ahead of 5G auctions

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 15:02
Chinese’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd will open a new information security lab in Germany next month that will enable source code reviews, in a step aimed at winning regulators’ confidence before the country’s 5G mobile spectrum auction.
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Commission urges Parliament, Council to move on transparency

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 13:48
The European Commission is unhappy with the lack of progress in negotiating its proposal for a mandatory transparency register with the European Parliament and Council and has urged the Parliament to consider making "meaningful" proposals before "our next political meeting", according to an official letter seen by EURACTIV.com.
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Romania urged to heed rule of law before assuming EU presidency

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 13:44
The European Union on Tuesday warned Romania to respect EU democratic values before it assumes the bloc's rotating presidency in January, or risk undermining its bid to join Europe's passport-free zone.
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Novaya Gazeta is sent funeral wreath and ram’s head in latest threats

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 12:40
A funeral wreath, a severed ram's head and threatening notes were sent to the Novaya Gazeta's Moscow office this week in what the newspaper said in an editorial statement were the latest threats against its journalists.
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New EU bioeconomy strategy widens scope to solve more cycle problems

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 12:15
The European Commission unveiled its new bioeconomy strategy on 11 October, seeking to create a sustainable bioeconomy and build a carbon-neutral future. Rather than just find a replacement for petroleum-based products, the strategy addresses broader cyclic challenges, including food and...
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Global futures: Re-imagining tomorrow’s technologies

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 12:15
100 years after the end of the first World War, the foundations for a multilateral global order were conceived of. Such foundations are today being disrupted by the extension of digital technologies into a plethora of sectors, from defence and...
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Former Croat PM Sanader sentenced for war profiteering

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 10:32
Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was found guilty of war profiteering on Monday (22 October) and the Zagreb County Court sentenced him to two and a half years in prison. He was, however, acquitted in a second case after the death of the only prosecution witness. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
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Economic growth, migration and EU elections – a strange mix for Romanian voters

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 10:14
Romania’s government boasts about its economic growth rate, but Romanians are leaving the country in large numbers. Can the EU elections in 2019 change the trend or will the migration pace intensify?
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The EU doesn’t have to settle for a bad deal with Vietnam

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 09:53
Some argue that we should tread carefully and refrain from asking too much in terms of human rights from the Vietnamese, because if we do so we could end up pushing Vietnam into China’s orbit. But this doesn’t hold, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
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Learning to trust the killer robots

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 09:35
It's been more than 75 years since the American science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published his seminal 'Three laws on Robotics', a concise ethical framework that came to govern the principles by which Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been developed worldwide.
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The migrants are coming to Poland. Let’s welcome them

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 08:37
Polish deputy minister for development, Paweł Chorąży, left government because he said a banal and obvious thing: Without immigrants in Poland, there will be not enough hands to work and no economic growth. Rather than demonise them, the government should welcome the newcomers, writes Bartosz T. Wieliński.
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Dijsselbloem: Greek government will gradually access markets more and more

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 08:22
The Greek government will be able to gradually have more and more access to markets as the end of the bailout, the current economic outlook and a sound budget allow Greece to regain its financial independence, former Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in an interview with EURACTIV's media partner Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).
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US-China trade war spills into Green Climate Fund

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 08:01
A global fund originally set up in 2010 under the aegis of the UNFCCC to assist developing countries fight global warming got back on track with a $1 billion splurge, but the US vetoed a project that would have loaned $100 million to China. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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EU candidate Alex Stubb calls for net-zero carbon by 2045

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 07:33
Should he be picked as the European People's Party (EPP) lead candidate for the European Commission’s top job, Alexander Stubb vows to “work towards a carbon neutral Europe by 2045”. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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Belgian reactors shutdown a test run for nuclear-free future

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 07:01
Belgium’s energy production is plunging as its nuclear reactors are taken offline for repairs, with the power shortfall this winter seen as a test of the country’s ability to cope when the reactors are phased out from 2022.
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Merkel promises new legislation to ward off diesel driving bans

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 06:38
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for her Christian Democrats (CDU) to retain control of the crucial state of Hesse in next Sunday’s election, promised legislation to ward off the threat of air pollution leading to driving bans.
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Merkel: No arms exports to Saudi Arabia until ‘monstrous’ killing cleared up

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 05:57
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (22 October) called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "monstrosity" and vowed to halt all German arms exports to Saudi Arabia until the case is cleared up.
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World’s pension funds vulnerable to climate risks, study reveals

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2018-10-23 05:56
87% of assets managed by the world’s 100 largest public pension funds are yet to undergo formal climate risk assessment, according to research published on Tuesday (23 October), with only 15% of them adopting a coal exclusion policy.
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