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As EU tries to make household appliances more efficient, consumers remain to be convinced

Thu, 2019-02-28 06:23
European legislation has made appliances like washing machines and dishwashers even more water and energy efficient than washing clothes and dishes by hand. The next step is to connect these appliances to the web and allow them to act independently.
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Regulating appliances of the future

Thu, 2019-02-28 06:22
Over the past ten years, a raft of EU legislation has been passed making white goods like fridges, dishwashers and washing machines more efficient, recyclable and connected. In this Special Report, EURACTIV dives into the changes that have already taken...
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A CCS wake-up call

Thu, 2019-02-28 06:00
Reaching net-zero emissions means not only decarbonising the electricity system but the whole energy system. And Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will be necessary to achieve that, writes Guloren Turan.
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Exercises in Brexit positioning

Wed, 2019-02-27 17:15
One of the perks of being in opposition is that you can make promises you know you won’t have to keep. That rationale was partly behind Labour’s announcement that it will campaign for a second referendum if its Brexit plan for the UK to remain in a permanent customs union is rejected, as is 99% likely
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Benoît Hamon’s movement launches European election list on its own

Wed, 2019-02-27 16:40
Having failed to bring the French left together with his plans for citizen voting, Benoît Hamon presented the first 30 names on the list of the Génération.s movement. EURACTIV France reports.
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‘EU’s best asset’ needs to be safeguarded, not only improved

Wed, 2019-02-27 16:06
While celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Single Market last year, the Commission called it 'Europe’s best asset in a changing world'. But Single Market’s resilience to internal and external shocks still needs to be strengthened further.
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Developing Single Market resilience

Wed, 2019-02-27 16:04
Policymakers and relevant stakeholders want a further deepening of the Single Market, but they also consider it of great importance to keep ‘the EU’s main asset’ safe from internal and external shocks. Celebrating the Single Market’s 25th anniversary last year, EU lawmakers...
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The Brief – A political marriage on the rocks

Wed, 2019-02-27 16:03
It all looked quite harmonious in late January, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron pledged closer cooperation through the new Aachen Treaty. But just like in any relationship, at some point you go through a rocky patch.
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Comedian takes center stage in Ukraine’s presidential race

Wed, 2019-02-27 14:54
In a popular Ukrainian TV series, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy plays a president who is scrupulously honest and outwits crooked lawmakers and shadowy businessmen who try to stand in his way.
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German ‘climate protection law’: Critics call for alternatives to sector objectives

Wed, 2019-02-27 14:27
Germany is at odds over the first draft of its national ‘climate protection law.’ Lessons learned from a similar French law show that one thing is important above all: agreeing on measures as quickly as possible. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Copyright reform: A Visegrád analysis

Wed, 2019-02-27 14:22
EU institutions concluded negotiations on the Commission’s controversial copyright reform earlier this month. Political clashes that emerged across the EU also exposed harsh divisions between the Visegrád group of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. EURACTIV's Visegrád members report.
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Dutch increase Air France-KLM stake to counter French influence

Wed, 2019-02-27 13:48
The Netherlands announced on Tuesday (26 February) the surprise purchase of a stake in Air France-KLM, saying it needed to protect Dutch interests after a series of rows about the alliance's management.
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EU country briefing: Austria

Wed, 2019-02-27 13:30
Austria joined the EU only in 1995, having traditionally been a neutral country, but has been part of the eurozone (1999) and Schengen (2007) areas since their inception.
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Egypt hits back at Turkey over EU-Arab summit criticism

Wed, 2019-02-27 13:27
Egypt hit back Wednesday (27 February) at Turkish criticism of EU leaders for meeting their Arab counterparts in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh just days after Cairo executed nine people. The foreign ministry accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
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Europe needs new approach to tackle right-wing climate denial, study finds

Wed, 2019-02-27 13:10
Half of all votes against climate and energy decisions in the European Parliament come from right-wing parties and that number is set to grow as they are expected to score high at the next European elections, according to a study presented in Brussels on Wednesday (27 February).
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MEPs support Kövesi for chief EU prosecutor, defying member states

Wed, 2019-02-27 12:46
The European Parliament chose Romania's former anti-corruption chief Laura Codruţa Kövesi as its top pick for the EU’s first-ever chief prosecutor on Wednesday (27 February), setting itself on a collision course with the member states, which had opted for Kövesi's French rival.
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Commission calls for reforms to combat economic slowdown

Wed, 2019-02-27 11:08
The European Commission will urge member states on Wednesday (27 February) to reform their economies as the risks related to the US-China trade war, a disorderly Brexit or the Italian economy could worsen the deceleration of the European economy.
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EU tech industry is ready to compete, but asks for fair play [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-02-27 11:00
European digital services are successful, well-managed and ambitious businesses. They operate on a market that has a highly skilled workforce and more than 500 million consumers. Yet, they lag behind entities from the US and China when it comes to their global expansion and market value, writes Magdalena Piech.
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Albanian police disperse opposition protest with teargas

Wed, 2019-02-27 07:54
Albanian police used teargas Tuesday (26 February) to disperse hundreds of opposition protesters who tried to prevent ruling Socialist MPs from entering parliament.
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The Capitals: German far-right wins case against intelligence agency

Wed, 2019-02-27 07:50
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. /// BERLIN AfD wins case vs. spy agency: Germany’s far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party won a legal victory on 26 February against the...
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