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Observers slam Belarus polls for flouting democratic norms

13 hours 5 min ago
Parliamentary polls in Belarus did not show respect for democracy, international observers said Monday (18 November), after the opposition to authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko failed to win a single seat.
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Fur farmers failures to meet minimum EU animal welfare standards must be investigated

13 hours 8 min ago
Exposés of animal suffering on EU fur farms repeatedly reveal failures to comply with even the basic animal welfare requirements of Directive 98/58/EC concerning the protection of animals kept for farming purposes, writes Sylwia Spurek.
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US ends sanction waivers for Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant

13 hours 19 min ago
The United States announced Monday (18 November) it would halt sanctions waivers for Iran's Fordow plant, likely ending a key component of a landmark nuclear deal after Tehran said it had resumed enrichment activities.
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Daniel Caspary MEP: Raw materials ‘need a sustainable deal, not a green deal’

13 hours 20 min ago
A sustainable deal would tackle not only CO2 emissions but also the social and economic development of Europe and the countries where raw materials are mined, says centre-right MEP Daniel Caspary.
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Merkel ignores calls for bigger fiscal stimulus

13 hours 23 min ago
German chancellor Angela Merkel resisted calls to increase public spending as pressure continues to grow from her country and abroad to avoid the austerity that worsened the euro crisis.
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In new pro-Israel shift, US no longer calls settlements illegal

13 hours 44 min ago
The United States no longer believes that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories are illegal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday (18 November) in the latest pro-Israel shift by Washington.
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Trump under pressure in 2nd week of impeachment hearings

14 hours 2 min ago
President Donald Trump faces more potentially damning testimony in the Ukraine scandal as a critical week of public impeachment hearings opens Tuesday (19 November) in the House of Representatives.
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The CTOs making technology work for Europe [Promoted content]

14 hours 9 min ago
In companies across Europe, Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) are unlocking the full potential of innovation and human ingenuity – transforming lightbulb inspiration into real-world solutions that drive growth while addressing the big challenges Europe faces.  
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The Brief, powered by CEPI – Global tsunami

Mon, 2019-11-18 14:59
The protesters advocating the independence of Catalonia are using an internet platform and an app which directs them toward strategic places, to maximise the effect of their rebellion. The purpose is reportedly to test the tool in Catalonia first, and then to make it functional globally.
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MEP: Clean technology mix needed to decarbonise transport

Mon, 2019-11-18 13:04
Decarbonising transport is an enormous challenge and there will be a need to deploy a mix of clean technologies to accelerate the transition to a sustainable system, MEP Seán Kelly told EURACTIV.com.
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Georgia demands release of doctor detained by separatists

Mon, 2019-11-18 12:25
Georgia on Sunday (17 November) demanded the release of a doctor detained by separatists after crossing into breakaway South Ossetia, which is controlled by Russia after a war between two ex-Soviet republics in 2008.
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘Europe in 2040 – An unorthodox vision from the capitals’

Mon, 2019-11-18 12:00
20 Visions for Europe gathers unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free, independent reporting with European values at its core. The partner of...
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Disability & Migration – AMiD final conference [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-11-18 11:00
How many migrants arriving in European have a disability? What kind of support do they need?
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Need for a progressive EU-ACP partnership to address common global challenges

Mon, 2019-11-18 10:38
The international scenario is rapidly changing, but not necessarily in a positive way. That's why there is a need for a progressive partnership between the European Union and the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific countries, writes MEP Carlos Zorrinho.
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Arab uprisings: spring time continues

Mon, 2019-11-18 09:01
Since the rapture of the 2011 Arab uprisings, starting in Tunisia and sweeping through North Africa and the Middle East – most notably engulfing Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Yemen – a bitter aftertaste of repression and civil war lingers, writes Sharon Lecocq.
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Babis voices regret for Czech communist past at Velvet Revolution anniversary

Mon, 2019-11-18 08:03
The Czech Republic's billionaire prime minister expressed regret over his communist past on Sunday (17 November) while Slovakia's liberal president hailed the sacrifices communist-era dissidents made for democracy as their nations celebrated 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia.
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Raw materials: Aiming for sovereignty

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:58
Metals and minerals are essential for the high-tech industries of tomorrow – ranging from solar panels to electric vehicles, smartphones and computers. In face of fierce global competition, how can Europe secure access to key raw materials for the future...
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Germany’s Seehofer wants unauthorised migration prevented at EU border

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:46
BERLIN. Conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) wants to take stronger action against unauthorised migration in Europe. Also, find out about Poland's slowing growth, Greece's smoking ban, CEU's move to Vienna, protests in France and Belgium, and so much more.
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‘Burdensome administration’ means young farmers are missing out on EU subsidies 

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:45
Young farmers accessing land via non-conventional contracts are eligible for EU subsidies, according to the European Commission. But in practice, burdensome administrative constraints often outweighs any financial advantage, meaning that landowners are cashing in while young farmers are missing out.
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Generational renewal in agriculture

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:44
More than 31% of all farms in the EU are run by farmers older than 65, whilst young farmers represent only 6% of European agricultural community. Reversing this trend is one of the toughest challenges for the main EU farming policy.
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