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EU-funded digital health tool tested to help immigrants

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 16:21
EU-funded software to help immigrants access healthcare services in European countries was tested for the first time this summer in Spanish health centres.
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France’s Hulot calls for ‘European civil protection force’ to counter forest fires

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 15:15
Europe needs a “civil security force” to tackle wildfires, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said during a visit to the Corsican town of Palneca on Thursday (17 August), after 170 hectares of the island went up in smoke earlier this month. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 13:32
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday (18 August) said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections.
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Three risks and three scenarios for Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 13:27
Between 2014 and 2017, Ukraine's leadership failed to transform the country's old post-Soviet Russia oligarchic system into a European and Western-style democracy. The transformation is inefficient and slow, and this entails risk, writes Roman Rukomeda.
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Eurobarometer: Europhilia on the rise in France

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 13:25
In France, optimism for the EU has been on the rise since last autumn, according to a Eurobarometer study published on Friday (17 August). EURCTIV France reports.
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Environmentalists worried as UK sells off Green Investment Bank

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 13:13
Britain’s green credentials were called into question on Friday (18 August) after the government announced it had completed the sale of the publically-owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) to Australian investors Macquarie Group Limited.
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Croatia starts preliminary work on Adriatic LNG terminal

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 12:41
Croatia has started preliminary underwater works in the northern Adriatic, the first concrete step in building a long-delayed liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal that is part of EU efforts to boost energy security and reduce dependence on Russian gas.
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Egg crisis: Fipronil traces found in eggs from 2016

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 12:08
Belgian authorities have discovered a Fipronil-contaminated egg sample dating from September 2016, the head of the Belgian food security agency announced in parliament on Thursday (17 August). EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
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Norway close to becoming planet’s first ‘fully electrified society’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 11:49
Norway has the renewable resources and political will to become the world’s first country to use entirely clean electricity for its power demands, according to a new report by Energi Norge, a non-profit industry group representing Norwegian electricity companies.
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‘Zero calories’: Industry moving to reduce sugar in EU beverages

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 09:32
The European soft drink industry has long been involved in a gradual process of removing added sugar from its products and introducing “zero calories” varieties on the market. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 08:40
"I'm here to send you the regards of the Federal Chancellor. I am entitled to tell you we want you in Germany." This private message from Angela Merkel, delivered by a regional politician to Wall Street bankers last year, is having the desired effect.
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Migration crisis: Ex-Commission President Prodi blames European leaders

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 08:30
Romano Prodi points the finger at European politicians’ lack of action in the Libyan conflict, and its consequences for the migrant crisis. EURACTIV's partner Italia Oggi reports.
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The UK should realise that Ireland is an island

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 05:57
The fixation amongst Brexiteers to take back control of Britain's borders makes resolving the Irish border issue nearly impossible, writes Dick Roche.
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Commission rolls out migration action plan despite heavy criticism

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 05:50
The EU is pressing on with controversial plans to tackle the migration crisis in the face of mounting criticism from NGOs and UN experts. EURACTIV France reports.
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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn’t violate rights

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 05:23
Northern Ireland's refusal to recognise same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday (17 August), in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.
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Merkel, called ‘traitor’, defends refugee stance in rowdy east Germany

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 05:15
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted with shouts of "traitor" by a rowdy group of right-wing protesters in east Germany yesterday (17 August) as she defended her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country.
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German ex-Chancellor Schröder hits back in Russia row before vote

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 04:46
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder hit back at criticism of his planned new job at Russian oil producer Rosneft on Thursday (17 August), accusing his foes of political manoeuvring to help get Angela Merkel re-elected.
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13 dead in Barcelona Jihadist attack, suspected terrorists killed in another incident

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 04:33
A van ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona's most popular street in broad daylight yesterday (17 August), killing 13 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
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World’s largest cruise operator closes in on 2020 emissions target

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2017-08-18 02:50
The world's largest leisure travel company, the Carnival Corporation, looks set to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon emissions before a 2020 deadline, after championing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on cruise ships. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
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Italian lake goes all electric

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2017-08-17 13:51
Italy’s picturesque Lake Como has become Europe’s first ‘electric destination’ after efforts to install a far-reaching electric-charging network were finally realised.
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