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Electoral uncertainty augurs more political instability in Spain

Wed, 2019-04-24 06:36
Spain is gearing up for its third general elections in just over three years within a political atmosphere of instability and uncertainty such as has not been seen in 40 years and which looks set to continue even after ballot day, analysts say. EURACTIV's partner efe-epa reports.
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China to recalibrate Belt and Road, defend it against Western criticism

Wed, 2019-04-24 06:31
China is expected to promote a recalibrated version of its Belt and Road initiative at a summit of heads of state this week in Beijing, seeking to allay criticism that its flagship infrastructure policy fuels indebtedness and lacks transparency.
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Fridays for Future Germany struggles with growing media attention

Wed, 2019-04-24 06:27
The climate activists at Fridays for Future Germany say they have no leadership. But the same faces keep appearing in German newspapers and the media is already reporting on first internal tensions. How is the student movement coping with this media attention? EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Food industry hails new EU rules on mutual recognition of goods

Wed, 2019-04-24 06:26
Food industry representatives welcomed the recently revised EU legislation on mutual recognition of goods as a major step forward in the completion of the EU single market. But they said more efforts were needed to improve standardisation, even the well-harmonised food sector.
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She Runs Active Girls’ Lead a groundbreaking event promoting girls’ health, gender equality and leadership [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-04-24 05:00
The inaugural "She Runs: Active Girls' Lead", the first international school event to promote girls' health, gender equality and leadership through school sport, took place in Paris, France from March 12-15, welcoming 500 young women from 33 countries and four continents.
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Climate change is at the heart of the Future of Europe

Wed, 2019-04-24 04:46
EU leaders must prioritise climate action to combat dangerous climate change when they gather in Sibiu for the 'Future of Europe' summit on 9 May, write the plaintiffs of the People's Climate Case, who are taking the EU institutions to court to protect their fundamental rights and to prevent dangerous climate change.
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EU presents its collaborative AI platform with a strong French influence

Tue, 2019-04-23 15:41
Led by various French players, the latest European project on artificial intelligence, AI4EU, aims to create a collaborative platform for European researchers and companies. An article from our partner La Tribune.
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The Brief – Europe, the big absent in Spanish election debate

Tue, 2019-04-23 15:10
Spain is heading for general elections on Sunday (28 April). In the first electoral debate ahead of the vote, barely a month before the crucial EU-wide elections, none of the main candidates made a single mention of the EU.
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Private sector is part of the solution in bioeconomy, experts say

Tue, 2019-04-23 15:08
The private sector has a key role to play in promoting bioeconomy in the agrifood sector, high-level experts have told EURACTIV.com. However, they said the risk of depriving the food production system of organic resources must be weighed up.
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Karmenu Vella: ‘Facts and science still carry the day’ for clean air champions

Tue, 2019-04-23 14:07
Thousands of protesters across Europe have taken to the streets over the last few years to demand cleaner air. The European Commission's environment chief, Karmenu Vella, explains how he has fought for higher standards during his term in office.
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Boris Johnson’s sister to lead new ‘remain alliance’ in EU poll

Tue, 2019-04-23 13:50
Boris Johnson’s sister, Rachel Johnson, and former BBC reporter Gavin Esler will lead a ‘Remain alliance’ of pro-EU candidates at next month’s European elections for the new Change UK party.
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Top Macron candidate for EU elections ran for far-right as student

Tue, 2019-04-23 13:36
A former French minister who is leading President Emmanuel Macron's LREM party in May's European polls admitted on Tuesday (23 April) to a "stupid mistake" after a report that she ran as a far-right candidate in a student election.
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Making the case for level playing field in energy labelling of space heaters [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-04-23 13:30
Europe has been at the forefront of climate negotiations, committing to contribute towards delivering the Paris Agreement goals. This is to be achieved through an ambitious implementation of the Energy Union objectives: decarbonisation, security of supply, a strong internal energy market, increasing energy efficiency and supporting research and innovation.
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How will British participation change the outcome of the European elections?

Tue, 2019-04-23 12:48
On Thursday (18 April), the current European Parliament presented its latest projections of seats for the next EU assembly, with the UK taking part. Yet, this will not change the overall percentage of seats for the main political groups. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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German far-right AfD party invites Bannon to Berlin

Tue, 2019-04-23 06:52
Germany's far-right party AfD has invited Donald Trump's former advisor Steve Bannon to a media conference in Berlin next month.
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EPP’s Manfred Weber launches EU election campaign in Athens

Tue, 2019-04-23 06:32
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Macron prepares to launch ‘Act 2’ of his presidency

Tue, 2019-04-23 06:28
French President Emmanuel Macron will on Thursday (25 April) reveal his long-awaited response to almost half a year of street protests in a reform plan that could prove decisive for his presidency and long-term political future.
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Juncker vows to fight Brussels-bashing before European elections

Tue, 2019-04-23 06:14
EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed to crack down on Brussels-bashing in the run up to next month's European elections.
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EU official: ‘Renewables could supply almost 80% of heating and cooling by 2050’

Tue, 2019-04-23 06:14
Reaching the EU's target of increasing renewable heating and cooling by 1.3% each year will require a diverse array of solutions, says the European Commission's Hans van Steen.
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Spanish general election candidates clash over Catalonia

Tue, 2019-04-23 06:12
The main candidates in Spain's general election on Monday (22 April) clashed over how to handle Catalonia's independence drive, accusing each other of lying in a tense television debate that left questions open on what coalition deals could be struck.
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