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Le Pen claims to be spokesperson for ‘real yellow vests’

Mon, 2019-02-18 14:21
Marine Le Pen has said that she is the mouthpiece for the “real yellow vests” for the European elections, standing up for “poor workers, admirable single mums and needy pensioners.” EURACTIV France’s media partner La Tribune reports.
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France, Spain condemn Venezuela’s expulsion of EU fact-finding team

Mon, 2019-02-18 13:36
The foreign ministers of France and Spain condemned on Monday (18 February) the Venezuelan government's decision to expel a group of EU lawmakers who had travelled there on a fact-finding mission and wanted to meet with the self-appointed but widely recognised interim president. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
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Macron’s LREM targets the right at European elections

Mon, 2019-02-18 11:57
The French Minister for European Affairs already crosses swords on a regular basis with the far-right Rassemblement National and its fake news. This could prove useful practice for the upcoming election campaign. EURACTIV France reports.
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Balearic Islands target 100% renewables, inspiring 26 EU islands

Mon, 2019-02-18 10:06
A plan by Spain's Balearic Islands to switch to 100% renewable energy and ditch coal power became law last week, while 26 islands across the EU are launching a new clean energy strategy on Monday (18 February).
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Poll: EPP still the biggest group after EU elections, far-right to make gains

Mon, 2019-02-18 10:05
The center-right is set to remain the biggest group in the EU legislature after elections in May that should also show a surge in seats for the far-right, a survey by the European Parliament showed on Monday (18 February).
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Munich Security Conference 2019 – Day #3

Mon, 2019-02-18 08:31
EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the hot topics of this year’s Munich Security Conference and what is driving the conversation on foreign, defence and security policy. Day 3 in a nutshell with Iran, transatlantic relations and accession hopes.
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MEPs invited by Venezuela’s Guaidó barred from entering

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:51
Venezuela's government on Sunday (17 February) blocked five European lawmakers from entering the country, triggering an angry response by opposition leader Juan Guaidó who had invited the delegation.
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The Capitals – Daily news from EURACTIV media network

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:42
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s newsroom network.  
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May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:40
Theresa May plans to speak to every European Union leader and the European Commission chief to seek changes to her EU withdrawal agreement, days after another defeat from her own lawmakers and as businesses brace for a no-deal Brexit on 29 March.
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IS ‘caliphate’ on brink of defeat as Trump urges Europe to retreat

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:36
US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday (16 February), bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as US President Donald Trump spoke of “100 percent victory”.
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MEPs want less EU money going to intensive farming

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:33
Lawmakers in the European Parliament's environment committee have voted for a reduction in subsidies going to intensive farming under the common agricultural policy as of 2021. EURACTIV France reports.
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Nobel Peace Prize laureate: ‘We are going back to the 1980s’

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:32
Bringing a 1950s radioactive technology capable of wiping out cities into a high-tech environment is a recipe for suicide, says 2017 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Beatrice Fihn. She spoke to EURACTIV.com about nuclear deterrence, arms control ambitions and the current INF Treaty debate.
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Low returns and rural areas’ restrictions keep young Greek farmers away

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:32
Low profitability and poor infrastructure quality make farming in Greece unattractive to young people, who are needed more than ever before to take the agricultural sector a step forward, stakeholders have told EURACTIV Greece.
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The Five Star Movement’s attempt to create a European Parliament group

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:31
Leaders of 5 parties from Italy, Poland, Croatia, Finland and Greece met in Rome last week to sign an electoral manifesto. Piotr Kaczyński has followed the event and offers his impressions and comments.
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Polish PM cancels trip to Israel in wake of comments on Poles in Holocaust

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:26
Poland’s prime minister has cancelled a trip to Israel in the wake of reported remarks made by his Israeli counterpart suggesting Polish complicity during the Holocaust, an aide in his office told Polish media on Sunday (17 February). A government...
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E-trucks: European automakers’ third and final chance to get electrification right

Mon, 2019-02-18 06:45
Have European manufacturers learned from developments in the car and bus markets? Or will American and Chinese companies lead the way to tomorrow's zero emission freight transport? Lucien Mathieu poses some tough questions ahead of a big decision by EU negotiators.
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Terrorist legislation: the EU is on the right track but isn’t there yet [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-02-18 06:30
Targeting the wrong players: last autumn, the European Commission proposal to remove terrorist content online sent shockwaves through Europe’s cloud infrastructure community. Since then, real progress has been made in improving the Regulation—but more needs to be done.
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Munich Security Conference 2019 – Day #2

Sun, 2019-02-17 12:10
EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the hot topics of this year’s Munich Security Conference and what is driving the conversation on foreign, defence and security policy from Day 2. On the menu: Merkel, Pence, Lavrov, climate change, Balkans.
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UK airline folds amid Brexit uncertainty and fuel cost woes

Sun, 2019-02-17 00:13
British airline Flybmi went bust on Saturday (16 February), cancelling all flights with immediate effect. The regional carrier cited Brexit uncertainty as one of the reasons for entering administration, as well as increased fuel costs.
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Abandon Iran nuclear deal, Pence tells EU allies, Merkel disagrees

Sat, 2019-02-16 16:38
US Vice President Mike Pence called once again on Saturday (16 February) on European allies to follow Washington's lead and withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, saying the regime there "openly advocates another Holocaust".
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