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Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link

15 hours 46 min ago
A major global cyber-attack yesterday (27 June) disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers.
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Top women call for new economic mindset: ‘It’s gender, stupid!’

15 hours 52 min ago
If EU countries stepped up their efforts to improve gender equality, more jobs would be created, GDP per capita would increase and society would benefit overall while weathering crisis more effectively.
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German government backs restarting TTIP talks

16 hours 15 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (27 June) she wanted to resume talks between the European Union and the United States on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
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Mimica: We are analysing aid funding gaps left by the US

16 hours 44 min ago
The EU is analysing the aid funding gap left by Donald Trump’s decision to ban US federal funding for NGOs providing birth control support or abortions in developing countries, Development Commissioner Neven Mimica told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
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UK willing to keep funding EU nuclear fusion project after Brexit

16 hours 50 min ago
The British government said on Tuesday (27 June) it would continue to fund a collaborative nuclear fusion project with the European Union to 2020 if the bloc extends Britain's contract to host the facility beyond 2018.
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Top 5 antitrust fines handed out by EU

16 hours 51 min ago
The European Commission on Tuesday (27 June) hit Google with the biggest fine ever against a company for abuse of a dominant market position.
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Scotland shies away from fresh independence vote

16 hours 52 min ago
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday (27 June) put a pin in plans for a second independence referendum, after a British general election in which her secessionist party suffered major losses.
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Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency: Cohesion will be one of our priorities

17 hours 36 min ago
Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the EU from 1 January 2018. Lilyana Pavlova, the minister for the Bulgarian Presidency, told EURACTIV.com about its priorities, which include security and migration, the Western Balkans and the future of cohesion policy.
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The Brief: Margrethe Vestager’s Googlewhack Adventure

Tue, 2017-06-27 15:00
First she took a bite out of Apple. Today, it was Google's turn to face the music, courtesy of the European Commission's Great Dane.
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Nigeria seeks EU help to counter cancer outbreak in polluted delta

Tue, 2017-06-27 13:46
Officials from the Federal Republic of Nigeria arrived in Brussels on Monday (26 June) to seek EU help with establishing cancer screening centres in the Niger Delta, a hugely polluted area where a large proportion of the population suffers from cancer.
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Women’s Forum chief: EU should stop infighting and regain ambition

Tue, 2017-06-27 12:27
At a time of deep reflection on the future of the EU, the executive president of the Women’s Forum insisted Europe should regain its ambition, adding that the biggest market in the world and its well-educated labour force have enormous potential.
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EU calls on all cities to join Global Covenant of Mayors

Tue, 2017-06-27 12:13
The Commission's Energy Union chief on Tuesday (27 June) urged all cities to join the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, an initiative which has gained more weight since Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
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Commission slaps record €2.4 bln anti-trust fine on Google

Tue, 2017-06-27 11:30
The European Commission fined Google a record-high €2.42 billion on Tuesday (27 June) for breaching EU antitrust rules by using its dominant market position to promote its own comparison shopping service at the expense of rivals.
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Yellow Academy: Take your association #OneStepAhead with social media

Tue, 2017-06-27 09:04
EURACTIV’s Yellow Academy is a series of workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.
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SDG advocate: ‘Development projects cannot be designed in Brussels’

Tue, 2017-06-27 08:43
Development is not a one-way street, rather it is a dialogue, according to SDG advocate Dr Alaa Murabit. She told EURACTIV Germany that she supports the EU’s Consensus on Development but warned against making investment conditional.
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It is high time to localise the energy transition

Tue, 2017-06-27 07:40
Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement is not the end of the world. Cities and towns are moving ahead in localising the energy transition but to fully harness their potential, local governments need to be empowered and equipped with the right tools, argues Philipp Thaler.
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Macron puts faith in Minsk accords

Tue, 2017-06-27 05:45
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (26 June) he saw no better way of negotiating an end to the Ukraine conflict than through the Minsk agreements, sharply differing with comments made by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
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PES president: Unlike EPP, socialists do not impose decisions on member parties

Tue, 2017-06-27 05:42
In the European socialist political family, important decisions are not made by the president or the most influential national leaders, as is the case with the centre-right European People’s Party, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES) Sergei Stanishev told EURACTIV.com.
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Social media giants step up fight against extremist content

Tue, 2017-06-27 05:16
Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday (26 June) they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms.
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Liquidation of Italian banks shows limits of banking resolution rules

Tue, 2017-06-27 05:00
The European Commission's approval of a €17 billion aid package for an orderly wind-down of Italy's Veneto Banca and Banca Popolare di Vicenza, has sparked doubts about the strict application of banking resolution rules.
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