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The Brief – Journalism: ‘The most beautiful job in the world’

Mon, 2018-12-17 16:08
When I heard of the news that Antonio Megalizzi, the Italian radio journalist involved in the Strasbourg shooting, had died, I was reporting from a press conference in Brussels. It made my blood run cold and I suddenly stopped taking notes.
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Opposition MPs ejected from Hungary state TV after protest

Mon, 2018-12-17 15:36
Security guards ejected two independent lawmakers from Hungary's state television building on Monday (17 December) after they tried to read out a petition, a day after police used tear gas against pro-democracy protesters in Budapest.
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EU grants six-month reprieve to Swiss exchanges

Mon, 2018-12-17 15:05
The European Commission announced on Monday (17 December) its intention to conclude a new treaty with Switzerland by June and will in the meantime allow Swiss stock exchanges to retain access to the EU market. The decision, which will take...
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“Anti-Semitism has become louder, more aggressive”

Mon, 2018-12-17 15:01
National socialism, only a 'bird's shit' in history as a German right-wing politician indicated lately? Years ago nobody would have dared to say this, believes Sigmount Königsberg. A conversation between him and Sawsan Chebli.
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Italy makes concessions in latest budget draft proposal

Mon, 2018-12-17 14:11
The European Commission noted progress in Italy’s revised budget for 2019 sent late on Sunday as EU experts crunched numbers to see if Italy's effort was sufficient to end the budgetary spat.
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Vestager: We would have preferred to close the Bulgaria gas case without a fine

Mon, 2018-12-17 13:22
The Commission imposed on Monday (17 December) a multi-million fine on Bulgaria’s BEH for blocking access to key natural gas infrastructure in the country. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the fine could have been avoided, had Sofia decided to follow another negotiation strategy.
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Macron wins partial victory on eurozone budget

Mon, 2018-12-17 11:49
For the first time, the 19 eurozone countries agreed in principle on creating a dedicated budget for the single currency area. However, it will lack the stabilisation mechanism sought by Paris, a cornerstone of Emmanuel Macron’s original plan. EURACTIV France reports.
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Thousands protest against Serbian President Vucic

Mon, 2018-12-17 07:47
Thousands of demonstrators defied heavy snow Saturday (15 December) in Belgrade to protest what they say is a crackdown by the government of President Aleksandar Vučić on opposition parties and the media.
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EU urges Turkey to refrain from ‘unilateral’ Syria move

Mon, 2018-12-17 07:31
The European Union's foreign policy chief on Saturday (15 December) asked Turkey to forgo any unilateral military action in Syria, where Ankara has threatened a fresh offensive against a US-backed Kurdish militia.
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Georgia’s new president seeks unity after vote protests

Mon, 2018-12-17 07:20
Georgia’s incoming President Salome Zurabishvili vowed to reconcile political divisions and deepen ties with NATO and Europe at Sunday’s inauguration that opposition protesters were blocked from reaching. French-born Zurabishvili, backed by the ruling Georgian Dream party, won 59.5% of votes...
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Romania slams EU ahead of taking rotating presidency

Mon, 2018-12-17 07:00
Leaders of Romania's left-wing ruling majority on Sunday (16 December) accused the European Union of "discriminatory" treatment, two weeks before the eastern European country takes over the bloc's rotating presidency.
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Energy markets will deliver the flexible, decarbonised power system needed, not capacity markets

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:50
Energy only markets will enable the integration of the European electricity market and development of the flexible resources needed to support a decarbonised future. Philip Baker and Michael Hogan offer a critique to RTE’s Impact Assessment of the French Capacity Market.
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Austrians protest FPÖ’s coalition with ‘fascists’

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:49
Thousands of protesters in Vienna braved snow and icy temperatures Saturday (15 December) to protest Austria's ruling coalition between the conservatives and the far-right a year after they came to power.
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Weber attacks ‘populist’ Tsipras, remains silent over Macedonia name deal

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:45
Victory by Greece’s right-wing New Democracy party over Alexis Tsipras' Syriza in the next elections would show that the rise of populists in Europe is not irreversible, European People’s Party (EPP) Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber has said.
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Greek business chief urges political parties to align to save the country

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:45
Greece’s pursuit of "sustainable growth" cannot be achieved by one political leader, so all democratic political forces should set aside their ideological differences and form an alliance, Konstantinos Michalos, President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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EU weighs ‘derogation’ for Poland in bid to phase out coal

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:45
Greens have lashed out at the European Commission for trying to pass an exemption from draft electricity market rules that would allow poorer countries like Poland to continue subsidising coal because their GDP is lower than the EU’s average.
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The air we need to breathe [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:30
Local infrastructure companies like Wiener Stadtwerke are already working hard to achieve the ambitious EU climate and energy goals for 2050. We can innovate and incite changes – but only if a supportive European regulatory framework is in place, writes Peter Weinelt.
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Anti-migrant protesters clash outside EU headquarters

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:28
Thousands of far-right supporters marched in Brussels on Sunday (16 December) against a UN pact aimed at fostering cooperation on migration, and clashed with police outside the EU headquarters.
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NATO: Baku is ‘perfect venue’ for talking to Russia

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:28
Azerbaijan's capital Baku has once again been the venue for a meeting between the top brass of Russia and US, at a time when relations between the two military superpowers are at a new low.
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Clean power for data centres

Mon, 2018-12-17 06:21
As big data, digital content, and e-commerce continue to drive explosive growth in power demand for data centres, it is crucial to understand the reliability and sustainability of power supplied to these facilities, writes Pritil Gunjan.
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