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EU regions call for better integration of healthcare systems

53 min 7 sec ago
The Committee of the Regions on Wednesday (22 March) made the case for better integration between the EU’s healthcare systems, to close “inequalities” between member states and ensure that “everyone has access to healthcare”. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Leaked paper exposes EU countries’ abuse of climate loophole

1 hour 21 min ago
EXCLUSIVE/ European Union countries exploited loopholes in United Nations forestry rules to pocket carbon credits worth €600 million and the equivalent of global-warming emissions from 114 million cars.
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Scottish minister: We are better off without London

2 hours 41 min ago
After declaring independence from the UK, Scotland will improve its relationship with England. However, we have to make decisions about key affairs ourselves. Today, Europe is the most important, Alasdair Allan told EURACTIV’s partner Gazeta Wyborcza.
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Trans-Europe Express: Terror and the Rome Declaration: Westminster and beyond

2 hours 53 min ago
It’s as though Europe was at war. What kind of war, it’s hard to tell. On the one hand, there’s Russia and its hybrid conflicts in Ukraine, Georgia and just about everywhere else, in one form or another.
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A very happy birthday to the European Union

3 hours 2 min ago
There will be a sombre atmosphere when EU leaders gather in Rome later today (24 March). Just a few days after the summit, the UK will trigger Article 50. But now the bloc is tasked with rekindling public support for integration, so let’s toast its future, writes Fraser Cameron.
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Panama is ‘not a tax haven’, says vice-president

3 hours 18 min ago
Panama's vice-president yesterday (23 March) insisted her country is "not a tax haven" and claimed efforts to prevent scandals like the Panama Papers affair "go beyond just words". EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Greek SME lending platform delays worry Katainen

3 hours 20 min ago
European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investments and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen expressed concern about delays in setting up a Greek platform to provide funding for SMEs. EURACTIV Greece reports.
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Juncker to US: If the EU collapses, there will be war in Balkans

3 hours 40 min ago
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned US Vice President Mike Spence of another war in the Western Balkans if the EU collapses, including as a result of Donald Trump encouraging member states to leave after Brexit.
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10 Reasons why the EU has been good for children

3 hours 57 min ago
Whatever decisions the EU makes about its future at the Rome summit and beyond, it should recognise the improvements to the lives of children as one if its great achievements and make this a foundation for future action, writes Jana Hainsworth.
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Europol teases more African cooperation in fight against people smugglers

4 hours 12 min ago
No other illegal business is more lucrative: half a million people traffickers appear in Europol's database and the number is only rising. The police authority is now counting on Africa to help. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Greece still mired in bailout due to lack of political consensus

6 hours 1 min ago
In contrast with Cyprus, a lack of political will among Greece's political parties and appetite for cooperation has kept the country locked in a painful bailout programme, experts have warned. EURACTIV Greece reports.
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Green NGOs blame Monsanto for ‘buying science’ to save glyphosate

7 hours 13 min ago
A new report accuses glyphosate producers of “buying science” in order to secure the substance's position in the EU market.
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Italy’s Five Star keeps options open on euro referendum

7 hours 17 min ago
The anti-establishment Five Star Movement, Italy's most popular political party, said yesterday (23 March) a referendum on the euro was not its top priority and that it hoped Europe would reform before a ballot could be arranged.
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Merkel-Schulz tussle faces first dry-run

7 hours 22 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party faces a first election-year litmus test against resurgent leftwing challengers when voters go to the polls on Sunday (26 March) in the tiny region of Saarland.
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EU hails new Airbus-size alliance for supercomputers

7 hours 36 min ago
Seven European countries announced on Thursday (23 March) a joint initiative to acquire and deploy world-class high-performance computers, a project the European Commission says is comparable to the size of Airbus or the Galileo satellite navigation project.
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Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties ‘from A to Z’

7 hours 36 min ago
Turkey will review all political and administrative ties with the European Union after an April referendum, including a deal to curb illegal migration, but will maintain economic relations with the bloc, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday (23 March).
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Tsipras asks Juncker if the ‘European acquis’ applies to Greece

7 hours 44 min ago
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sent yesterday (23 March) a letter to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker asking if the bloc's acquis communautaire applies to all EU countries without exception or it’s applicable to all except Greece.
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Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides

7 hours 51 min ago
The world’s most widely used insecticides would be banned from all fields across Europe under draft regulations from the European Commission, seen by EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian.
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Bulgarian Socialists seek to end Borissov era

8 hours 6 min ago
Bulgaria's Socialists hope Sunday (26 March) to win power and end years of dominance by karate-kicking former premier Boyko Borissov, in elections that could tilt the EU and NATO member more towards Russia.
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Who provokes, who rules, who benefits?

8 hours 18 min ago
Turkey, or let us say the Turkish president and the government, continues losing prestige in the West with his aggressive and provocative approach. Zakir Gul asks, is Erdoğan paving the way for a one-man-rule presidency with the upcoming constitutional referendum in Turkey?
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