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Trump scolding shadows most difficult G7 ‘in years’

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:46
US President Donald Trump, fresh from scolding Europe over military spending, slammed "bad" behaviour in trade by Germany as acrimony dogged the start of annual G7 summit talks on Friday (26 May).
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Trump still not backing Paris climate agreement

Fri, 2017-05-26 16:45
President Donald Trump still refuses to back the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change, blocking efforts by world leaders meeting in Sicily to get the new US leader to endorse the treaty, Italy's prime minister said today (26 May).
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Slovak prosecutor moves to ban far-right party

Fri, 2017-05-26 15:46
Slovakia’s prosecutor general has asked the Supreme Court to ban a far-right party, branding it an extremist group whose activities violate the constitution. EURACTIV Slovakia reports.
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Rows threaten to derail ‘toughest G7 in years’

Fri, 2017-05-26 13:33
G7 leaders met on Friday (26 May) with divisions on trade and climate change, and fresh friction surrounding Donald Trump, threatening to undermine a show of unity against jihadist terrorism.
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On 11 June, Kosovo must elect a European future

Fri, 2017-05-26 12:57
Kosovo’s up-coming election is a chance for the country to confirm itself as a “bright spot” in the Balkans and choose the path towards European integration, writes Avdullah Hoti.
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Canada ratification upsets Macron’s promises on CETA

Fri, 2017-05-26 12:48
Canada’s ratification of CETA on 17 May opens the door to a provisional application of the free trade agreement in the coming weeks. But it places Emmanuel Macron’s promise to establish an expert committee to evaluate the impact of the deal on shaky ground. EURACTIV France reports.
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Trans-Europe Express: The foundations of fortress Poland

Fri, 2017-05-26 09:50
After surviving a vote of no confidence this week, Poland's scandal-hit defence minister used the Manchester bombing to land a dig at his opponents and announce a military spending spree that would turn the country into the EU's eastern fortress.
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EU, US to set up joint task force to make progress on trade in Trump era

Fri, 2017-05-26 05:53
The European Union and the United States agreed on Thursday (25 May) to set up a joint delegation to increase trade cooperation, after the EU-US free trade deal negotiations were put on ice with the election of Donald Trump.
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Macron praises Juncker’s ‘social Europe’ and posted worker overhaul

Fri, 2017-05-26 05:51
Emmanuel Macron surprised Jean-Claude Juncker with his interest in social policies during his first visit to Brussels. European social and labour policies are often the source of heated disagreement between EU member states. But Macron and Juncker are on the same page, at least on some social issues. “It’s the first time that a head […]
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Trump issues ferocious demand for NATO payments but makes no defence pledge

Fri, 2017-05-26 05:43
US President Donald Trump stole the show at a meeting of NATO heads of state yesterday (25 May) when he doubled down on his demands for other members to pay more in an opening speech.
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Csenger-Zalán: A strong Europe is only possible with strong nations

Fri, 2017-05-26 05:19
There’s no mistaking his Fidesz credentials. Brussels needs to back off, and refugees remain unwelcome, Zsolt Csenger-Zalán, the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs in Hungary‘s National Assembly, told EURACTIV Czech Republic.
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Tweets of the Week: Trump, EBS, and Manchester

Fri, 2017-05-26 04:37
Happy holiday Friday! It’s no rest for the wicked as this week we’re playing Top Trump Tweets!
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Mogherini to Western Balkans: EU door remains open

Fri, 2017-05-26 04:31
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini held separate meetings with six prime ministers from the West Balkans in Brussels on Wednesday (on May 24). The talks come amid concerns over the possible rise of tensions in the Western Balkans. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
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Greek government under fire for not implementing smoking ban law

Fri, 2017-05-26 04:30
Anti-smoking campaigners heavily criticised the Greek government for not implementing a 2008 law that prohibits smoking in public places. EURACTIV.com reports from Athens.
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Sobotka and Fico: Czechs and Slovaks committed to nuclear energy

Fri, 2017-05-26 04:25
The Czech Republic and Slovakia see nuclear power as key to their future energy mix. But new reactors needed in both states, however, face financing problems due to the low price of electricity. EURACTIV.cz reports.
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Takács: Hungary is a successful member state

Fri, 2017-05-26 04:24
Just because Hungary has different ideas about issues like migration does not mean it should be perceived negatively. This is exactly why we are fed up, Szábolcs Takács told EURACTIV Czech Republic.
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The EU must forge a European strategy for sustainable development

Fri, 2017-05-26 04:21
The UN's 2030 Agenda is absent from the White Paper on the Future of Europe. The Commission should lead by example and mainstream sustainable development across all EU programmes, policies and financial instruments, writes Luca Jahier.
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Loss of trust in EU has social and economic consequences

Fri, 2017-05-26 04:14
Trust in EU membership is on the up across the continent but confidence in the Union’s institutions continues to flag. That is why a number of initiatives designed to increase transparency and accountability have gained momentum in recent years.
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EU slams Turkey’s record on human rights in talks with Erdogan

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:50
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan met senior European Union officials on Thursday (25 May) for talks that included Turkey's human rights record following sharp disagreements between Ankara and Brussels on a range of issues.
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Doubts over Trump’s policies on Russia, trade and climate remain after first EU meeting

Thu, 2017-05-25 11:08
European Council President Donald Tusk has said he and US President Donald Trump have not seen common ground on climate, trade or Russia in their first meeting. They did agree on security and counterterrorism, he said.
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