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The Brief: Head in the sand

1 hour 53 min ago
The refugee crisis got the EU by surprise, mainly because the Union was blind to conflicts in its neighbourhood. It still is.
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EU moves to extend grip on financial sector after Brexit

2 hours 24 min ago
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (20 September) transferring some powers to oversee the financial sector from national capitals in a move to extend the EU’s grip on the industry as the bloc prepares for the departure of London, its main financial hub.
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Merkel’s EU-policies: Paris can wait

3 hours 41 min ago
Merkel keeps a low profile in the election campaign regarding European issues, trying not to alienate voters as well as potential coalition partners.
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The OECD must return to its founding principles

3 hours 50 min ago
In a world beset by fake news, where facts are all too often subordinated to politics, smart policymaking requires independent institutions that can provide objective research and analysis, grounding political debate in science and reason, writes Justus Haucap.
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New law on weightloss products could escalate obesity in Europe

4 hours 1 min ago
New EU regulation on total diet replacement will take effect by early October, after MEPs voted in September to increase the protein and fat requirements in meal replacements, but the industry has warned that it may be ineffective and further aggravate the problem of obesity.
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Commission readies further restrictions to neonicotinoids

4 hours 50 min ago
The European Commission plans to propose further restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, an EU official told EURACTIV on Wednesday (20 September), amid a continuing tug of war between environmental groups and pesticide producers.
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L’EASA fête ses 25 ans à Bruxelles le 19 octobre [Sponsored]

4 hours 52 min ago
Depuis 25 ans, l'Alliance Européene pour l'Ethique en Publicité (EASA) a favorisé la promotion d'une meilleure publicité grâce à une autorégulation efficace.
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Tusk to meet May next week to discuss Brexit

5 hours 19 min ago
European Council President Donald Tusk will discuss Brexit with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London next Tuesday (26 September), only days after she is due to make a key speech on how she sees the UK's future ties with the EU.
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Falling youth unemployment is not a reason for complacency

7 hours 5 min ago
Europe needs to better integrate young people into the labour market if it is to address youth unemployment effectively, writes Denis Pennel.
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Innovation fuels Europe’s leadership on shared mobility

7 hours 46 min ago
European cities are stepping up their efforts on shared mobility to reduce traffic jams and pollution while generating the most profitable business in this field on the planet.
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Scrapping old cars and boilers: Hulot’s first measures for decarbonising France

8 hours 28 min ago
The French minister for ecological transition and solidarity fleshes out four measures of his climate plan. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
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Hungary set for another ‘national consultation’ targeting Soros

9 hours 9 min ago
Hungary is set to launch another state "national consultation" about US financier and philanthropist George Soros, the government said yesterday (19 September), six months before expected general elections.
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No EU money for Eurosceptics!

10 hours 54 min ago
“We should not be filling the coffers of anti-European extremists,” said Jean-Claude Juncker. It was the first time European political parties were mentioned in the European Commission President’s annual address and it did not go unnoticed, writes Wouter Wolfs.
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At UN, Macron casts himself as Trump’s antithesis

10 hours 55 min ago
French President Emmanuel Macron cast himself as the antithesis of Donald Trump at the United Nations yesterday (19 September), a position that could enable him to play the honest broker in international conflicts.
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Van Rompuy: Juncker’s single EU president idea ‘cannot deliver’

10 hours 59 min ago
A week after the landmark State of the Union speech by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the first president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy told that merging the two functions at the EU helm could run into legal and political obstacles.
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German election ‘off road’: Merkel potato soup, beer and nudism

11 hours 2 min ago
Boring? What's boring? The punters may have already placed firm bets on Chancellor Angela Merkel to win her fourth term on Sunday (24 September), but Germany's general election is still turning up surprises.
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Environmentalists find renewed hope in ‘industrial’ CCS

11 hours 20 min ago
Considered almost dead and buried a few years ago, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is enjoying renewed support among environmentalists, providing fresh hopes that the much decried technology may finally be coming of age and play its part in the fight against climate change.
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The EASA is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Brussels on 19 October [Sponsored]

11 hours 21 min ago
For 25 years, the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA) has been successfully promoting better advertising through effective self-regulation.
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Oslo Mayor: Here’s how we plan to become a carbon neutral city

11 hours 28 min ago
The city of Oslo surprised observers last year by announcing plans to introduce a “carbon budget” with the objective of halving its global warming emissions by 2020 and becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The city’s Mayor, Raymond Johansen, told how he intends to achieve this ambitious objective.
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At UN, Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds call off referendum, warns of ‘consequences’

11 hours 51 min ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday (19 September) demanded that Iraqi Kurds call off a referendum on independence, hinting at consequences if they go ahead.
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