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Main EU political groups expected to back France’s new Commissioner pick

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 18:40
The European Parliament will be hearing France's second EU Commissioner candidate, the former CEO of Atos, Thierry Breton. But this time, France has secured the support of the main political groups. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Green with envy, maybe ITRE

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 15:45
Ursula von der Leyen’s immediate headache is herding enough Commissioner cats to form a working executive. But the threat of the Parliament voting down her team still very much exists. What can the president-elect do about that though?
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Is the Spitzenkandidat system really dead? Not if we act now

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 14:16
Is the Spitzenkandidat system dead? Reforms can revive it and give the process new legitimacy, argues Cristian Ghinea
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French PM eager to push for pension reform amid calls for ‘unlimited’ strikes

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 14:13
The French government's determination to push for pension reform does not waver in the face of mounting calls for protest by trade unions, students, teachers and the 'yellow vest' movement. EURACTIV France reports. 
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A Europe that is close to citizens is a Europe that needs its notaries [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 14:00
What do the will of Queen Isabel la Católica, the award of the George Cross to the Maltese nation, the purchase of the Island of Herreninsel by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the renunciation document signed by Archduchess Marie-Antoinette on the crowns belonging to the House of Austria have in common?
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Nuclear power ‘dead and alive’, S&P proclaims

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 13:18
Growing competition from cheap renewable electricity, safety concerns, and rising costs of new plants are slowly driving nuclear power over the edge – except in Russia and China where the industry continues to enjoy extensive state support, S&P said.
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EFSA suggests ways to avoid mass suffering of unwanted male chicks

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 13:10
Technology to prevent the necessity of killing surplus or unproductive animals should be encouraged to prevent the unnecessary suffering of male chicks, a new report finds. 
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘A letter to my children’

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 13:00
As part of EURACTIV's 20 Visions for Europe project, Prof. Luciano Morganti shares a letter addressed to his children about his hopes for their future life as EU citizens.
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The EU asking the impossible

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 11:00
Cloud Infrastructure Providers are the wrong target of the EU Regulation on illegal terrorist content takedown and their inclusion will lead to unintended consequences.
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Do more now or risk climate catastrophe, IEA warns

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 10:39
Disparity between words and action on climate change risks failing to cap global temperatures, the International Energy Agency warned in its latest World Energy Outlook. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Indigenous leaders urge EU to protect forest homeland

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 08:58
Brazilian indigenous leaders pleaded Tuesday (12 November) with European lawmakers to protect the Amazon and the communities living there, warning that the West's insatiable appetite was risking the health of the planet.
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First Arab astronaut to visit ISS urges climate protection on Earth

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 08:38
Wearing a blue space suit with a UAE flag on one sleeve and a spaceship on the other, the first Emirati astronaut said Tuesday his mission highlighted a crucial issue – climate change.
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EU comes to olive producers’ rescue, Spaniards call for more

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 07:56
The exceptional private storage aid proposed by the European Commission won't be enough to fix the "messed" olive oil market, according to Spanish producers who have called for new measures to save the iconic Mediterranean fat.
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Europe in panic as Ankara vows return of detained ISIS fighters

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 07:55
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‘Suspicious’ cyber attacks hit UK Labour’s election campaign

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 07:32
The UK's opposition Labour Party have been subject to several "sophisticated and large-scale" cyber-attacks across its digital platforms emanating from an unknown source, the party have revealed. The news comes as UK political groups jockey for influence in the run-up to the general election on December 12.
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Circular economy erected as ‘number one priority’ of European Green Deal

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 07:30
The circular economy, including new waste and recycling laws, will represent "half" of the EU's effort to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and will be erected as "the number one priority" of the upcoming European Green Deal, officials have said.
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Zelenskiy orders law regulating Ukraine’s media, causing uproar

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 07:25
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has ordered officials to swiftly draft a bill regulating media activity in Ukraine, in an effort to increase media accountability and prohibit Russian ownership and financing of news outlets.
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Syria operation reveals cracks among Turkish opposition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 06:58
Turkey's military incursion in Syria has given President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a bump in opinion polls and exposed potential cracks in an informal political alliance that claimed surprise victories over his ruling party in local elections this year.
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Tesla chooses Berlin for European gigafactory

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 06:48
US electric car firm Tesla will build its European base of operations in Germany, near Berlin, according to company founder Elon Musk who made the long-awaited announcement on Tuesday (12 November).
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Germany to sit out decisive EIB vote amid fossil fuel row

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2019-11-13 06:42
Germany is preparing to abstain from a vote on the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) future energy lending policy on Thursday (14 November). Internal government disputes continue to scuttle attempts to form a common position on scrapping fossil fuel funding.
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