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Weber: Turkish EU membership ‘makes no sense’

2 hours 59 min ago
European Peoples’ Party group leader Manfred Weber told EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel that hard-hitting action must be taken against the Turkish government, while reiterating his call for EU membership talks to be scrapped.
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Czech government insists migration controls should precede relocation demands

3 hours 14 min ago
It makes no sense to share a burden over which we have no control, the Czech government said in response to the criticism of its failure to comply with EU migrant relocation quotas. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
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SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event interviews [Sponsored]

6 hours 28 min ago
Experts and stakeholders from the European Commission, academia, industry, a research and technology organisation (RTO) and a small and medium enterprise (SME) were interviewed at the SusChem 2017 Stakeholder Event.
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EU sounds alarm, urges US to coordinate on Russia sanctions

6 hours 39 min ago
The European Union sounded the alarm on Saturday (22 July) about moves in the US Congress to step up sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences.
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The added value of EU quality schemes

6 hours 58 min ago
Europe’s farmers are coming under extraordinary financial pressure as shifting export markets and volatile prices take their toll. But new markets are emerging and consumers in Europe and beyond are increasingly choosing to buy high-quality products from the EU.
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EU urges Israel, Jordan to cooperate on security in Jerusalem

7 hours 10 min ago
The EU over the weekend called on Israel and Jordan to work together to "ensure security for all" in Jerusalem's Old City after a series of violent confrontations in recent days.
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Quality schemes help EU producers break new markets

7 hours 34 min ago
The promotion of geographical indications (GI) has helped EU products attract new emerging markets which seek quality food. However, Europol warns that fake GI products are on the rise across the EU and policymakers should not disregard the protection of intellectual rights.
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Italy hits back over migration security

7 hours 35 min ago
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned Rome will not accept either "lessons" or "threats" from neighbours on border security amid tension over Europe's migrant crisis.
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Candlelight protest against changes to Poland’s judiciary

10 hours 43 min ago
Thousands of demonstrators bearing candles marched on the Polish Supreme Court on Sunday (23 July) in protest against controversial proposed judicial reforms.
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Schulz warned against a re-run of the refugee crisis, urged Merkel to take action

Sun, 2017-07-23 14:30
Germany needs to take action now to prevent a re-run of 2015, when some 890,000 migrants arrived in the country, said former European Parliament president and challenger of Chancellor Angela Merkel, for a September election in an interview on Sunday (23 July).
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Trans-Europe Express: EU summertime blues

Fri, 2017-07-21 10:11
At the time when many in the EU bubble are getting ready for holidays, it is helpful to remember that the summer period is a fertile time for coups, geopolitical earthquakes and big blunders.
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Tweets of the Week: Brexit negotiations, rule of law, and Belgian fries

Fri, 2017-07-21 09:04
Brexit talks are underway, rule of law goes astray, but Belgian fries are here to stay.
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Thousands protest after Polish lawmakers approve judiciary overhaul

Thu, 2017-07-20 23:16
Tens of thousands of Poles protested on Thursday against a new law that allows parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges, defying a European Union warning that the move undermines democracy and the rule of law. The bill, sponsored by the ruling Law and Justice party (PiS), was passed by parliament’s lower house earlier in the […]
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Italy demands origin labels for pasta and rice

Thu, 2017-07-20 22:01
All packets of pasta and rice sold in Italy will have to include labels of origin showing where the produce was grown, the government ruled on Thursday (20 July), in a move it said was aimed at protecting local farmers.
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Ansip plans new EU cybersecurity centre

Thu, 2017-07-20 16:06
EU digital chief Andrus Ansip wants to set up a new office to certify the cybersecurity level of technology products -- which would make them more competitive globally -- as part of an overhaul of the bloc's rules in September.
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Polish parliament approves controversial Supreme Court bill

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:29
Poland’s lower house of parliament adopted on Thursday (20 July) a controversial Supreme Court bill, setting the country further on collision course with Brussels, which has accused it of undermining the basic principles of the rule of law. The Sejm passed the bill — which the European Commission, legal experts and the Polish opposition say will […]
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The vote you’ve never heard of – and why it can change Europe’s investment climate

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:22
A revision of the EU accounting rules on the treatment of public-private energy performance contracts would allow massive injections of investment into the EU economy. Yet, there is opposition from some national statistical offices, writes Monica Frassoni.
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No solution in sight for Brexit’s controversial issues

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:15
During a second sitting around the negotiating table, the EU and the UK stuck to their guns on the financial obligations London should pay and what court would guarantee EU citizen rights in a post-Brexit world.
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ECB keeps easy money pledge despite better growth

Thu, 2017-07-20 15:00
The European Central Bank left its ultra easy monetary policy stance unchanged as expected on Thursday (20 July), keeping rates at record lows and even leaving the door open to more asset buys if the outlook worsens.
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The Brief: Fatal (or not so fatal) attraction

Thu, 2017-07-20 14:58
At the Western Balkans summit in Trieste last week, the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama saw Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borissov and UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson standing together.
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