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Victory for May as Labour suffers historic defeat

Fri, 2017-02-24 16:46
Britain's main opposition Labour Party defeated UKIP's leader in a Brexit bastion, but in a second by-election suffered a landmark defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservatives on Friday (24 February).
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Southern Gas Corridor’s dubious contribution to energy security

Fri, 2017-02-24 16:39
Advertised by the EU as the silver bullet that will free Europe from its dependency on Russian gas, the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) is highly unlikely to ensure energy security and might in fact end up channelling Russian gas, warns Xavier Sol.
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Dreaming big can help reform gigabit society

Fri, 2017-02-24 16:11
Europe’s digital transformation will connect previously-isolated rural communities and create jobs in multiple sectors, as well as improving individual wellbeing through eHealth solutions and encouraging SMEs to flourish, writes Pierre Louette.
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The Brief: Right to stay must be first priority of Brexit talks

Fri, 2017-02-24 15:58
The status of EU citizens in Britain and British workers in the EU should be resolved as soon as possible.
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Schulz shuffles the deck of German politics

Fri, 2017-02-24 15:28
Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz has resurrected the left-right divide in German politics ahead of the elections in September. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
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Malta minister says politicians must ‘help shape public opinion’ on LGBTI rights

Fri, 2017-02-24 13:55
Malta’s minister for civil liberties has kicked off a conference on LGBTI rights across the EU with a call for politicians to swim against the tide by “helping shape public opinion, not to be led by it".
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Socialists and Democrats and Labour to collaborate on Brexit talks

Fri, 2017-02-24 13:45
The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) will cooperate closely with the UK Labour Party in the crucial Brexit negotiations with the aimof protecting the social agenda and opposing Theresa May’s "ultra-hard” strategy.
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US companies would avoid EU state aid rules with Republican tax proposal

Fri, 2017-02-24 12:19
A planned reform of the US tax system designed to attract economic activity and jobs to the country could also put US companies beyond the reach of European state aid rules, an EU official told EURACTIV's media partner PaRR.
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Europe leads sustainable development agenda

Fri, 2017-02-24 11:27
Sustainability should be integrated as a leitmotif and goal of every policy formulated and implemented, writes Stuart Reigeluth.
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Austria steps up legal case against Eurofighter

Fri, 2017-02-24 11:25
Austria may broaden its legal proceedings against Airbus and the Eurofighter consortium to US and British courts over a dispute involving the purchase of combat aircraft. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Loaded terms in the bioeconomy

Fri, 2017-02-24 11:17
The use of emotionally misleading terms needs to be avoided if we are to have efficient policies, writes Zoltán Szabó.
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Trans-Europe Express: National Front Multiculturalism

Fri, 2017-02-24 10:45
Marine Le Pen in Lebanon? The idea is almost preposterous.
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Trump suddenly likes the EU?

Fri, 2017-02-24 07:33
Donald Trump expressed support for the European Union on Thursday (23 February), which is surprising against the background previous remarks.
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Macedonia’s Social Democrats to form government with Albanian party support

Fri, 2017-02-24 06:52
The leader of Macedonia's Social Democrats said yesterday (23 February) he expected to be able to form a new government in March, having found an agreement with the biggest Albanian party over a law backing broader use of their language in the country.
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Sources: Scottish government considering independence vote next year

Fri, 2017-02-24 06:47
The Scottish government is increasingly convinced it can win a new independence referendum and is thinking seriously about calling one next year as Britain exits the European Union, sources close to the Scottish government said on Thursday (23 February).
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Top policymakers reassure Europe on Azeri gas deadline

Fri, 2017-02-24 06:22
The Southern Gas Corridor will start pumping gas from the Caspian Sea to Europe by 2020, its backers said yesterday (23 February), despite the risk of delays to this option for reducing dependence on Russia.
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Juncker: This Commission no longer regulates the flushing of toilets

Fri, 2017-02-24 06:19
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (23 February) that he “fought like a lion” against “ill-inspired Commissioners” who thought the EU should regulate the flushing of toilets. He also indicated that he will push for a multi-speed Europe in proposals to be unveiled next month.
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Copa-Cogeca: New export markets did not increase EU farmers’ income

Fri, 2017-02-24 05:39
The EU found new niche markets to balance the losses of the Russian embargo but this has not translated into increased income for farmers, Pekka Pesonen told
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Hahn: All sides in Montenegro should show restraint

Fri, 2017-02-24 05:00
In an exclusive interview against the background of stalemate in Montenegro, Neighbourhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn told that he trusts the country’s political leaders will find a way to compromise, and that he hoped to meet them soon.
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Parlez-vous English, French politicians?

Fri, 2017-02-24 04:47
The French are known for their laissez-faire attitude toward speaking English and political leaders are no exception to this cliché. The French presidential hopefuls' familiarity with the language of Shakespeare also varies from the capable to the shambolic.
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