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Vestager: ‘We need more commissioners working on environmental issues’

Wed, 2019-05-08 09:24
Margrethe Vestager, one of the seven lead candidate for the Liberals in next month’s EU elections, views Juncker’s “project teams” as a success and would consider establishing multiple environment commissioners for different areas such as climate change, biodiversity, air pollution or chemicals.
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Francesca Bria: ‘Europe cannot rely on Silicon Valley’

Wed, 2019-05-08 07:37
Taking place across 6-8 May, Berlin's Re:publica is one of the world's largest conferences on digital culture. EURACTIV Germany took the chance to head along and sit down with Francesca Bria to discuss Spain's role in the EU's digital revolution.
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Germany, wealthy regions are biggest winners of EU single market

Wed, 2019-05-08 07:08
The European Union's industrial heartlands, its urban regions and Germany are the biggest beneficiaries of the bloc's single market, according to a study that highlights the economic and social inequalities plaguing the bloc.
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Diesel tax perks should be slashed, says new study

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:56
Emission-testing results show that diesel cars can emit more carbon dioxide and are more expensive than their petrol counterparts, according to a new study released on Wednesday (8 May) by the organisation that lifted the lid on the Dieselgate scandal.
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Slowing growth: EU countries urged to further adjust spending

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:51
The European Commission called on Spain, Italy, France and Belgium to do more efforts to balance their public accounts yesterday (7 May), citing a slowing economy.
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Juncker regrets not intervening in Brexit referendum campaign

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:50
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday (7 May) he regrets not intervening in the Brexit referendum, insisting the EU could have "destroyed the lies" that led to Britain voting to leave.
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Italy accuses EU of prejudice after grim economic forecasts

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:46
Italy accused EU authorities of prejudice on Tuesday (7 May) after they forecast the euro zone's third largest economy would stagnate this year and its huge public debt would rise further.
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‘Never stop a traveller from leaving’ – Merkel’s party waves goodbye to Orban

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:39
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// BERLIN German right vs Orban. Michael Grosse-Brömer (CDU), parliamentary leader of the CDU/CSU faction in the German...
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Palestinians turn to EU to counter Kushner plan

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:35
The Palestinians are asking the European Union to pick up the mantle in defence of the two-state solution if the upcoming US peace plan ditches Palestinian statehood, their UN envoy said Tuesday (7 May).
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In North Macedonia, Pope urges Balkans to embrace diversity

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:26
Pope Francis urged the Balkans to embrace its patchwork of faiths and ethnicities during his visit to North Macedonia on Tuesday (7 May), where he delivered prayers and speeches that kept returning to the legacy of an illustrious Skopje native: Mother Teresa.
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French socialists cast off Timmermans as EU election candidate

Wed, 2019-05-08 06:07
The joint list of the French Socialist Party and the leftist Place publique party is differentiating itself from the Party of European Socialists (PES) by insisting on ecological issues. EURACTIV France reports.
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In the US, Marijuana growers turn to energy efficiency

Wed, 2019-05-08 05:06
To face the collapse of cannabis prices, American producers are turning to energy efficiency as a way of cutting down costs and remaining competitive. EURACTIV’s partner le Journal de l’Environnement reports.
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Volunteering initiatives build new society in Ukraine

Wed, 2019-05-08 04:47
In various initiatives to build a new civil society, the communication between Ukraine and international allies wouldn’t be possible without the English language, writes Kate Rohozhnykova.
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Carbon neutrality by 2050 makes sense

Wed, 2019-05-08 04:45
To stay within the boundaries of the Paris Agreement, Europe needs to accelerate efforts to achieve a carbon neutral future and put climate change at the top of the EU agenda. Frank van der Vloed highlights five key steps that are critical for businesses to make the transition.
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UK bows to inevitable – EU elections will take place

Tue, 2019-05-07 20:08
The UK will definitely hold European elections this month, after Theresa May’s deputy conceded that it would not be possible to get the legislation needed to formalize Brexit through Parliament in time.
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The Brief powered by CITA – ‘Verfassungspatriotismus’

Tue, 2019-05-07 14:59
On May 8, 1949, Germany’s Basic Law (Grundgesetz) was adopted, thus laying the fundament for its constitution - and democracy. In times of rising populism in Europe, a 70th birthday worth celebrating beyond the German frontiers.
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Farage: Winning EP elections only the ‘first step’ to Brexit

Tue, 2019-05-07 14:30
Winning the European elections later this month would only be the “first step” towards delivering the Brexit demanded by UK citizens, Nigel Farage, whose newly established Brexit party is dominating polls in the UK, said on Tuesday (7 May).
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Germany, Poland snub EU appeal for greater climate ambition

Tue, 2019-05-07 14:09
The governments of France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg have launched an appeal to boost EU climate action ahead of a major summit on the future of Europe taking place in Romania next Thursday (9 May).
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Juncker says ‘unacceptable’ to link Tusk to Hitler and Stalin in Poland

Tue, 2019-05-07 12:42
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (7 May) it was “totally unacceptable” to link fellow top EU official, Donald Tusk, with tyrants Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler, as has been done by Polish state TV.
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Pompeo cancels Berlin trip at short notice due to ‘pressing issues’

Tue, 2019-05-07 11:13
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a planned visit to Berlin on Tuesday (7 May) due to scheduling reasons and unspecified "pressing issues", an US embassy spokesman in Berlin said.
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