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France, Germany call for a change of European regulatory rules

2 hours 59 min ago
Less than two weeks after the European Commission blocked the merger of Siemens and Alstom, France and Germany published a joint industrial manifesto on Tuesday (19 February)  calling for the EU merger rules to be changed.
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Migration and security: Snapshots across a divided Europe

4 hours 29 min ago
If the Eurozone crisis was the defining issue in the Barroso II Commission, migration has dominated Jean-Claude Juncker’s European Commission. This Special Report takes snapshots on migration and security policy from five EU member states ahead of May’s European Parliament elections.
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Regulating against radicalisation

4 hours 56 min ago
The EU is seeking to regulate against the dissemination of terrorist content online. This special report looks into some of the finer details of the measures, such as the length of the time-limited order, the scope of the regulation, and whether the restrictions could ever lead to a censorship of the web.
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The Brief – Euromaidan post-mortem

5 hours 33 min ago
Council President Donald Tusk is in Ukraine to mark the fifth anniversary of Euromaidan, more precisely of the fierce fighting on 18-20 February 2014 in which 77 activists were killed.  Others consider 22 February, when Yanukovich fled to Russia, the culmination...
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Greek MEPs demand action on overpopulated migrant centres

5 hours 39 min ago
Overpopulation of migrant reception centres on the island of Samos has reached the point of no return, with the local community and local authorities left overwhelmed and demanding assistance from the Greek government.
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German environmental organisations ‘very disappointed’ with new ERDF Regulation

5 hours 49 min ago
The European regional development fund currently amounts to €200 billion. German environmental organisations have criticised the fact that its new version sets the wrong priorities. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU banking watchdog investigates Estonia and Denmark over Danske scandal

5 hours 50 min ago
The European Banking Authority launched a formal investigation on Tuesday (19 February) to determine if Estonian and Danish authorities had failed to enforce EU rules that would have prevented one of the largest-ever money-laundering scandals affecting Danske Bank.
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Young Polish farmer: The reasons to move to the countryside

6 hours 15 min ago
Small farms dominate the Polish agriculture. Their area gradually decreases, but data from the Central Statistical Office shows that the average Polish farmer has two to five hectares of land at his/her disposal. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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In Brussels, US lawmakers seek to reassure worried Europeans

6 hours 20 min ago
A high-ranking delegation of US lawmakers, led by House of Representatives Speaker, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, sought to reassure Europe of Washington's continued commitment to transatlantic ties and NATO during a visit to Brussels on Tuesday (19 February).
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Germany urged to stand firm on coal phase-out

6 hours 30 min ago
Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia Laschet intends to close fewer coal-fired power stations than envisaged by the coal commission. Three of its members are exerting pressure on the federal government to push forward closures as quickly as possible. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Far-right party seeks to kick EU out of Italian constitution

10 hours 36 min ago
According to treaties, EU law supersedes national legislation. This is precisely what a far-right party in Italy wants to change, by introducing amendments to the constitution. Emanuele Bonini has the story in EUelectionsItaly.blog.
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Sheep milk prices cause Salvini headache, Italy’s agri-boss meets Hogan

10 hours 59 min ago
Italian interior minister Matteo Salvini has tried to placate Sardinian farmers ahead of regional elections this week, sending Italy's agriculture minister to Brussels to get the green light to introduce support measures that set a fixed price for sheep milk.
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EU climate laws completed as truck rules get green light

11 hours 15 min ago
European Union negotiators hauled the first ever set of rules for heavy vehicle CO2 emissions across the line early on Tuesday morning (19 February), rounding off the current generation of climate laws.
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Vestager ranked best EU Commissioner, favourite to succeed Juncker

13 hours 24 sec ago
EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is the clear favourite to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, according to the results of a Europe-wide online survey unveiled today (19 February).
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France rallies to denounce anti-Semitic insults at protests

13 hours 38 min ago
Mass rallies are planned in Paris and other French cities Tuesday (19 February) to denounce a flare-up of anti-Semitic acts which culminated in a violent tirade against a prominent writer during "yellow vest" anti-government protests last weekend.
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The Capitals: Labour exodus gives Corbyn headache

13 hours 46 min ago
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s newsroom network.
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Pro-EU parties join forces in Poland to face off conservatives

13 hours 53 min ago
Poland's centre-right Civic Platform (European People’s Party) has joined forces with other opposition parties in a “European Coalition” in order to challenge the ruling conservative Law and Justice party (PiS). EURACTIV Poland reports.
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‘Digital gangsters’: UK parliament slams Facebook on data protection, disinformation

13 hours 56 min ago
A UK Parliamentary report has singled out Facebook for failing to effectively protect user data and stem the spread of disinformation across its platform, saying that the tech giant "is unwilling to be accountable to regulators around the world."
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Car giant Honda to scrap 3,500 jobs at UK plant – reports

13 hours 57 min ago
Japanese carmaker Honda is expected to confirm that it will shutter its Swindon factory in 2022, where 3,500 workers ply their trade, according to media reports on Monday (18 February). Uncertainty caused by Brexit has been cited as the main driving factor.
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Ireland expresses ‘frustration’ at Brexit uncertainty

13 hours 59 min ago
Ireland's deputy prime minister expressed annoyance on Monday (18 February) at Britain's continued failure to ratify a deal on its orderly withdrawal from the European Union.
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