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Amsterdam, Paris take EU agencies in lucky dip thriller

53 min 32 sec ago
Amsterdam and Paris won the right to host the two EU agencies that must leave London on Brexit after a dramatic ministerial meeting in Brussels on Monday (20 November) that left both result decided by drawing lots after votes were tied.
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The Brief: The ‘Made in Germany’ bottleneck

4 hours 27 min ago
It was almost indifference with which the international public seemed to take notice of the election results in Germany. The only important thing, it seemed, was that Angela Merkel, albeit scarcely, managed to climb to the top again. Especially because for Europe, the German chancellor stands for stability.
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Member states approve new organic rules ahead of Parliament vote

5 hours 32 min ago
EU member states agreed on Monday (20 November) to a new set of rules for organic farming, simplifying the system and creating a level playing field for EU produce and imports. The European Parliament's agriculture committee will vote on the rules on Wednesday.
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Austria makes progress in government formation

5 hours 56 min ago
Unlike in Germany, Austrian coalition negotiations have progressed much further. The FPÖ insists on an "equal footing" in the talks, while the ÖVP wants to have everything signed, sealed and delivered before the Christmas break. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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China to invest in UK despite Brexit turbulences

6 hours 19 min ago
While the EU-UK talks to agree on an orderly divorce have stalled, Chinese investors are willing to pour more money in the exiting member state over the coming years despite the uncertainty around its future relationship with the bloc.
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Industry urges Greek government to fix ‘distorted’ renewables market

6 hours 42 min ago
The leftist Greek government has clashed with the country's energy providers over the continuation of a special levy (ELAPE) imposed in order to balance the renewable energy sources account, which is a bailout obligation.
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Agriculture strategist: ‘Impossible’ for UK grain producers to compete outside EU

9 hours 38 min ago
LONDON: Britain’s grain sector does not have the scale to stand on its own two feet outside the EU, a leading representative of farming has warned.
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Is the CAP fit for purpose? NGOs BirdLife, EEB and NABU publish results of shadow Fitness Check [Sponsored]

10 hours 2 min ago
“There’s no such thing as a free lunch” is an old saying. And it really does apply to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which currently makes up the largest part, almost 40%, of the EU budget.
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Bulgaria’s Simeon: Time to leave a mark after so many years of isolation

12 hours 5 min ago
In an exclusive interview in his Vrana Palace near Sofia on 17 November 2017, Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha shared thoughts on the eve of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The original transcript in Bulgarian follows the English translation.
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2018 budget agreed with cuts in development aid

13 hours 38 min ago
In the early hours of Saturday (18 November), after 16 hours of negotiations, the EU member states and the European Parliament struck a deal on the EU’s budget for 2018, three days before the end of the conciliation period on 20 November at midnight.
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WHO agency isolated in glyphosate fight

13 hours 40 min ago
The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is standing firmly by its opinion that glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, is probably carcinogenic to humans despite a new large-scale study suggesting the opposite.
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EU votes on relocation of agencies after Brexit

14 hours 15 min ago
The fight for some of the most prized spoils of Brexit comes to a climax today (20 November) when 27 EU states pick the new host cities for two London-based regulatory agencies.
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German coalition talks near collapse after Liberals walk out

14 hours 19 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure her a fourth term hit a major setback on Sunday after a would-be coalition partner pulled out of exploratory talks, citing irreconcilable differences.
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Climate justice not on the menu in Bonn

14 hours 20 min ago
Climate activists and indigenous leaders gathered last week (16 November) to raise awareness about the human rights aspect of climate action. They lamented the lack of substance in climate talks, while people are already dying due to the direct effects of climate change.
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Tusk says Poland’s policy resembles ‘Kremlin’s plan’

14 hours 20 min ago
European Council President Donald Tusk said on Sunday (19 November) he was alarmed by the similarity of policies pursued by Poland's right-wing government to what he described as the "Kremlin's plan".
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Climate finance, the sticking point in COP23

14 hours 28 min ago
Rich countries had pledged to raise $100 billion each year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020. As of September 2017, they had pledged just $10.3 billion. And the question of who should pay remains unanswered. EURACTIV reports from the COP23 in Bonn.
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President Radev: I may be a general, but I don’t like warlike rhetoric

14 hours 36 min ago
In a wide-ranging interview, the President of Bulgaria Rumen Radev discussed his contradictions with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, European policies, the upcoming Bulgarian presidency, geopolitical threats and blunders. A version of this interview published by the website BulgarianPresidency.eu contains the original text in Bulgarian.
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MEPs set to go to war over energy efficiency

15 hours 19 min ago
MEPs have finalised a set of proposals on a crucial energy efficiency law ahead of an important vote on 28 November. But political infighting both between and within the main political groups means the result is far from certain.
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Cutting-edge communication network vital for digitalisation [Sponsored]

15 hours 24 min ago
The widespread rollout of 5G technology in the coming years will make digitalisation and the Internet of Things an integral part of all aspects of our daily lives, writes T-Systems.
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Luxembourg seeks to become Europe’s green finance hub

Fri, 2017-11-17 16:04
At the COP23 summit in Bonn, Luxembourg's finance and environment ministers joined with directors of the European Investment Bank to launch a de-risking mechanism that will allow financing of climate-friendly projects. 
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