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The Brief: Macron didn’t need Juncker’s poison kiss

Mon, 2017-04-24 14:59
Brussels sighed with relief when the results of the French election's first round came in. But from the big three EU institutions only Commission President Juncker openly congratulated Emmanuel Macron and wished him good luck.
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French political class rallies behind Macron, against Le Pen

Mon, 2017-04-24 14:39
Politicians on both the right and the left have called on French voters to support Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election on 7 May. Most see Marine Le Pen’s anti-European programme as a threat to France's stability. EURACTIV France reports.
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Moscovici: French election ‘a referendum on Europe’

Mon, 2017-04-24 12:55
The French presidential election run-off will offer a clear-cut choice between two radically opposed visions of France and Europe, said EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici, in an unusual departure from the reserve imposed on EU officials.
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Commission readies new parental leave rules to replace axed maternity bill

Mon, 2017-04-24 12:53
Two years after the European Commission scrapped its own proposal for new EU maternity leave rules, the EU executive is getting ready to replace it with new measures, including some focused on getting more fathers to take leave.
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March for Science: Is the basis of the knowledge society being eroded?

Mon, 2017-04-24 12:29
After years of sluggish advance, the house of world economics looks generally strong. However, those who ensure the knowledge base for growth, the scientists and researchers, face threats to their system, writes Thomas Jorgensen.
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Barcelona pulls out the stops for EU medicines agency

Mon, 2017-04-24 11:15
Barcelona's mayor and Spain's health minister have agreed to work together to bring the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to the Catalan capital. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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EU a peripheral issue for some French voters

Mon, 2017-04-24 10:18
The future of the European Union has been at the heart of the French presidential debate. But for some voters it remained a peripheral issue. EURACTIV France reports.
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The EU needs a Special Representative for freedom of religion or belief [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-04-24 09:03
77% of the world’s population – that is 5.5 billion people - are living in countries where the free exercise of religion or belief is severely restricted.
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Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to pilot GSK malaria vaccine from 2018

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:41
Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will pilot the world's first malaria vaccine from 2018, offering it for babies and children in high-risk areas as part of real-life trials, the World Health Organization said today (24 April).
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Minister: Russia hacked Danish defence for two years

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:37
Russia has hacked the Danish defence and gained access to employees' emails in 2015 and 2016, NATO member Denmark's defence minister told newspaper Berlingske on Sunday (23 April).
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Europe speaks out against Le Pen

Mon, 2017-04-24 07:38
The second round of France’s presidential election will be a run-off between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen. Across the EU, politicians have called on French voters to rally against the extreme-right candidate. EURACTIV France reports.
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Merkel encouraged US will consider EU free trade deal

Mon, 2017-04-24 07:28
German Chancellor Angela Merkel fueled expectations of a future EU-US trade deal on Sunday (23 April), saying she was "very encouraged" talks were being looked at after her recent trip to Washington.
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Petition launched to eject Orban’s Fidesz from EPP

Mon, 2017-04-24 06:43
Change.org, a global platform for launching petitions, has initiated a call to the European Peoples’ Party to kick out Fidesz, the political force of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, from the EU’s largest political family which has sheltered him so far despite his authoritarian drift.
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EU drugmakers urge June decision on new location for EU agency

Mon, 2017-04-24 05:57
Europe's drugmakers pushed for a decision as early as June on the new location for the headquarters of the bloc's medicines watchdog, which will relocate from London after Britain's decision to leave the EU.
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Historic French election upheaval sets up second round clash over EU

Mon, 2017-04-24 05:50
The first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday (23 April) saw the traditional parties reduced to insignificance in a vote that exposed the country’s deep social divisions. EURACTIV France reports.
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American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

Mon, 2017-04-24 05:46
An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday (23 April).
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Germany’s AfD picks leaders for election drive, seen shifting right

Mon, 2017-04-24 05:34
The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Sunday (23 April) chose a tough-talking former member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and an economist to lead its campaign for a September election in a line-up likely to drag the group further right.
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Europe’s populist wave crashes as Macron soars into French runoff

Mon, 2017-04-24 05:34
The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday (23 April).
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Making precision farming mainstream [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-04-24 05:17
"Precision farming is a farm-management concept that should and must be available to all farmers who are committed to developing a sustainable and responsible agriculture sector” says Yara’s CEO, Svein Tore Holsether.
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EU offers more language choice to hopeful recruits

Mon, 2017-04-24 05:15
The EU has changed its language requirements for its recruitment process. Prospective candidates will now have a wider choice and no longer be limited to just English, French or German during the selection procedure.
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