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EU’s leftists accuse Estonian Presidency of playing political games

Tue, 2017-08-22 13:38
The Estonian Presidency is organising today (23 September) in Tallinn an informal ministerial under the title “The Heritage in 21st Century Europe of the Crimes Committed by Communist Regimes. The leftist GUE/NGL group reacted angrily and accused Estonia of politicising its presidency.
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How EU can end corporate short-termism and create sustainable financial system

Tue, 2017-08-22 12:37
The notion of corporate governance must be revised to protect us from short-term shareholder interests and ensure we make the long-term investments vital to our future, argues Filip Gregor.
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Spain maintains terrorist alert level, heightens security

Tue, 2017-08-22 12:08
Spain has kept its current terrorist alert level unchanged but has moved to heighten security in tourist areas, following the terrorist attacks in Catalunya that killed 15 people and injured about 100 more. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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EU and US get tough on China trade

Tue, 2017-08-22 10:57
Both Brussels and Washington are taking steps to force China to tackle obstacles to foreign investment and the long-standing issue of intellectual property theft, writes Fraser Cameron.
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Forest fires hit five-year record in Spain

Tue, 2017-08-22 10:51
Fires in Spain burnt 75,026 hectares of forest land in the current year, topping European charts for loss of land to fires. EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.
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HSBC economist: Europe’s south can live with a strong euro

Tue, 2017-08-22 09:20
HSBC Germany’s chief economist still sees a bright future for the euro and insists that the heavily-indebted countries of southern Europe should not be put off by the resurgent single currency, in interview with EURACTIV’s partner WirtschaftsWoche.
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British hepatitis outbreak linked to imported sausages

Tue, 2017-08-22 07:43
Thousands of shoppers may have caught the hepatitis E virus from pork products sold by a British supermarket, an investigation by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed.
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Merkel hits out at predecessor in Russia row before election

Tue, 2017-08-22 05:59
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized her predecessor, Gerhard Schröder, on Monday (21 August) for taking a new job at Russian oil producer Rosneft and said she did not intend to take any posts in industry once she leaves politics.
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EFTA makes available its own court to solve disputes after Brexit

Tue, 2017-08-22 05:37
The court of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) could present a way-out for Britain as it seeks a new authority to arbitrate in disputes after it leaves the European Union, the president of the court said on Monday (21 August).
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Czechs may seek observer seat at beefed-up Eurogroup

Tue, 2017-08-22 05:22
The Czech Republic may try to get an observer seat at the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers if its decision-making powers are boosted under plans to reshape the European Union, the foreign minister said on Monday (21 August).
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Putin names ‘pragmatic’ ambassador to the US, blacklisted by the EU

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:58
Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Vladimir Antonov as Russia’s next ambassador to Washington, the Kremlin announced yesterday (21 August). Antonov is a former defence official who is subject to EU sanctions over his role in the conflict in Ukraine.
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Scottish, Welsh government heads aim to stop ‘blatant power grab’ after Brexit

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:51
The heads of devolved governments in Scotland and Wales will meet on Tuesday (22 August) to try to set a common strategy to protect parliamentary powers which they say are under threat from Britain's plan to leave the European Union.
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UK wants goods, services treated together in Brexit talks

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:45
Britain urged the European Union on Monday (21 August) not to separate goods from their services in Brexit talks, further outlining its negotiating stance to try to nudge discussions forward to a second phase on future relations.
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Tainted eggs scandal reaches Italy

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:33
Italy said Monday (21 August) it has found traces of fipronil in two eggs samples, making it the latest country hit by the Europe-wide insecticide scandal, while a batch of tainted frozen omelettes was also withdrawn.
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Hard Brexit a ‘disaster scenario’ for waste treatment capacity, warns Suez

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:30
The UK is faced with a "potential disaster scenario" that could see a Hard Brexit exacerbate a shortfall of waste treatment infrastructure over the next 10 years, waste management firm Suez has warned. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
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Serbia recalls embassy staff from Macedonia in spat over Kosovo

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:18
Serbia has recalled embassy staff from its southern neighbour Macedonia on Monday (21 August), after reports that Skopje was joining international diplomatic efforts to grant the former Serbian province of Kosovo membership of the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO.
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Fire at Dutch refinery reveals Europe’s dependence on imported diesel

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:13
Europe is known to be dependent from imported crude oil. But an incident at the EU’s biggest refinery has shown that the European continent has also become dependent on import of diesel fuel.
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Mercury’s time is up as international treaty comes into force

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:13
The Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty that bans the manufacture and trade in mercury products after 2020, entered into force on 16 August, four years after it was first signed. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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MacShane: ‘We can leave the EU but not the single market’

Tue, 2017-08-22 04:11
To stop Brexit now would require another referendum and there is no public appetite for it, according to Denis MacShane. Instead, he argues the British government should push to remain in the single market and keep trade with Europe open.
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Trade body says English courts should rule on European swaps after Brexit

Mon, 2017-08-21 13:57
English courts should continue to rule on disputes over cross-border derivatives contracts after Brexit to avoid clogging up a $483 trillion global market, a trade body said on Monday (21 August).
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