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Facebook tries out charm offensive with four EU Commissioners

4 hours 57 min ago
Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg attempted to woo a team of four EU Commissioners during closed-door meetings Tuesday (23 January) on tense issues like hate speech and online platform transparency.
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Why the tide is turning on fur farming in Europe

6 hours 34 min ago
As ethical and animal welfare concerns grow, fur farming bans are spreading across Europe. The tide is turning and this is the time to show why the fur industry belongs in the past, write Jon Vinding and Reineke Hameleers.
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Indian PM launches charm offensive in Davos

6 hours 38 min ago
After last year’s push from China to champion itself as the saviour of globalisation and lure international investors, this year it was the turn of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to slam protectionism and showcase a 'new India' to global chief executives gathered in Davos.
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French and German MPs to agree to a new Élysée Treaty

6 hours 48 min ago
On the 55th anniversary of the 1963 treaty, the French National Assembly and the German Bundestag both adopted, on the same day, a resolution calling for the strengthening of Franco-German relations. EURACTIV France reports Reinforced cooperation is the keyword of the different meetings organised on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Élysée […]
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EU mulls new link between budget and rule of law

7 hours 18 min ago
The EU’s justice commissioner is working on a proposal that could oblige member states such as Poland, which has clashed with Brussels over reforms to its courts, to pass tests on the independence of their judicial systems before receiving funding.
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The Brief – Don’t rush to cheer up: EPP wants pan-EU lists for 2024

7 hours 25 min ago
“The Parliament is the institution that was the most independent of governmental choices, the one which had consistently been the most capable of developing transnational groupings of political forces, the one that was the most imbued with European spirit and had been the most resolute in calling for a limitation of national sovereignty and for supranational development.”
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UNCHR chief: EU won’t solve migration crisis without restoring solidarity

7 hours 42 min ago
Europe is losing the sense of shared solidarity, said the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, lodging an attack on EU leaders for failing to agree on a proper strategy to deal with the migration crisis.
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MEPs bear teeth in debate over Russian propaganda

9 hours 24 min ago
Moscow’s influence within EU member states worries MEPs. While the main political groups condemn the interference of the Kremlin, Eurosceptics have no qualms about defending Vladimir Putin. EURACTIV France reports.
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Turkey and EU shadow-box over illusive accession process

10 hours 1 min ago
Turkey’s accession process is neither formally suspended nor canceled but the European Commission is not working on opening new negotiation chapters, an EU official told following Ankara’s fresh all-or-nothing request for full membership.
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Membership in eurozone unlikely for Denmark, Sweden-adviser

10 hours 20 min ago
The cooperation forum of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden is "in search of new relevance", Christian Opitz and Tobias Etzold explained in a recent analysis paper by the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP). EURACTIV Germany spoke with Tobias Etzold.
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MBC patients higher on the EU agenda

12 hours 54 min ago
We have to increase the survival rate for metastatic breast cancer patients. Science has done its part and hopefully will keep up. Policy is supposed to support it, requiring a continuous effort among multiple actors, argues MEP Alberto Cirio.
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Resigned to Brexit, Scots push case for UK staying in single market

12 hours 58 min ago
Scotland’s government thinks campaigns to halt Brexit have little chance but believes it can persuade British negotiators to try to stay in the European Union’s single market, a senior Scottish minister said on Monday (22 January).
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Gibraltar gun fans disappointed by EU court ruling

13 hours 11 min ago
Members of a Gibraltar gun club were left disappointed by an EU Court of Justice decision on Tuesday (23 January), after judges decided that the Firearms Directive does not apply to the British Overseas Territory.
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Istanbul Convention spells trouble for Bulgaria’s ruling coalition

13 hours 20 min ago
At the very start of Bulgaria's EU presidency, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s ruling coalition was unexpectedly shaken by growing opposition to the government's plan to ratify the Council of Europe convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.
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Greece gets green light for fresh bailout cash

16 hours 35 min ago
Eurozone finance ministers approved another 6.7 billion euros in bailout cash for Greece yesterday (22 January) after Athens pushed through controversial reforms that drew strikes and protests.
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Election will signal direction of Cyprus division

17 hours 14 min ago
How to end Cyprus' decades-long division and the re-ignition of a lifeless UN-backed peace process took centre stage yesterday (22 January) in the country's first and only live TV debate featuring the main presidential candidates.
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Australia proves that EU tobacco plain packaging will fail

17 hours 16 min ago
Plain packaging policy has been unsuccessful in reducing smoking rates and health-care costs in Australia and it will fail to do so in Europe too, writes Sinclair Davidson.  
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IMF warns of ‘harder’ crisis as bullish CEOs come to Davos

17 hours 18 min ago
The global economy is growing faster than expected, fuelling CEO optimism as they arrive this week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.
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International concern grows over Turkey’s military incursion in Syria

17 hours 20 min ago
Turkey yesterday (22 January) intensified its offensive against Kurdish militia targets in Syria as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed there would be no stepping back in a campaign that has stoked concern among Ankara's allies and neighbours.
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Palestinian leader gets little out of EU as row with US persists

17 hours 21 min ago
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Monday (22 January) urged the EU to "swiftly" grant official recognition to the state of Palestine as he sought support in Brussels amid a bitter row with Washington over the US plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
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