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The EU now needs a fully-fledged #EUCitizenCommissioner

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:36
We should never forget that democracy is not just about voting: citizens also want their voices heard between elections, write Roger Casale and Verena Ringler.
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Sea rescue activist: We hope for ‘coalition of the willing’ to support our rescue operations

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:31
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, David Starke, the chief executive officer of SOS Méditerranée  Germany, spoke about his sea rescue organisation and others resuming operations at sea after Italy's closing of ports and investigations led against sea rescuers prompted a six-month hiatus.
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Ukraine president on course for unprecedented majority after election win

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:17
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy looked set on Monday (22 July) to become Ukraine's first leader since the fall of communism to command a single party majority in parliament, in what would be an unprecedented mandate to deliver promised reforms.
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Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran’s ‘piracy’

Tue, 2019-07-23 05:57
Britain called on Monday (22 July) for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of “state piracy” in the strategic waterway.
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EU coalition of the willing agrees new migrant ‘solidarity mechanism’

Tue, 2019-07-23 05:22
Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (22 July).
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The Brief – Washing away the guilt

Mon, 2019-07-22 14:45
The largely unconventional and disputed 1907 experiment by US physicist Duncan MacDougall postulated that the human soul weighs 21 grams, no more, no less. The valiant doctor measured the body weight of dying humans just before and after their passing and concluded that the soul does have exact physical weight.
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How the GSA rebooted the Galileo satellite system

Mon, 2019-07-22 14:41
Galileo, the global navigation satellite system that went live in 2016, malfunctioned for a whole week (11-19 July) as it suffered from a partial outage, caused by the European Space Agency changing the software. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
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Give the people what they want: Non-GMO sells

Mon, 2019-07-22 14:34
For many years leading European food retailers have been following a strict non-GMO policy. Retailers are the parties most concerned when it comes to GMO regulation. For them, the proper implementation of the ECJ ruling is crucial, writes Heike Moldenhauer.
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Huawei blocks over a hundred products from market due to security concerns

Mon, 2019-07-22 13:29
The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has blocked more than a hundred products from being released on the market due to concerns that the items do not meet security standards, EURACTIV has learnt.
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Parliament’s top jobs at a glance

Mon, 2019-07-22 13:25
All boxes of the European Parliament's complex power-sharing puzzle have now been ticked, after last week's appointment of Slovak conservative Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová as chairwomen of the Social Affairs Committee. EURACTIV brings you all chairs of the Parliament's 22 committees at a glance.
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French opposition is strongly united against CETA

Mon, 2019-07-22 12:35
The French parliament is supposed to ratify the Canada-EU free trade agreement (CETA) on Tuesday (23 July), but the pending ratification is generating a great deal of opposition in the country. EURACTIV France reports.
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Mitsotakis pledges to finally implement smoking ban in Greece

Mon, 2019-07-22 11:45
The newly elected center-right government (New Democracy-EPP) in Greece has vowed to implement a smoking ban in enclosed public places, which has existed since 2008 but never took effect.
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Bad water management makes drought worse, study finds

Mon, 2019-07-22 07:48
As Europe is facing a new heatwave this week, drought emergency measures will be back on the table. According to a study EU member states do a lot to worsen the impacts of drought.
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Hong Kong ‘needs Europe’s support,’ says leading activist, as violence strikes city

Mon, 2019-07-22 06:53
Europe’s support in Hong Kong is needed to “urge Beijing to accept requests from the Hong Kong people,” leading activist Joshua Wong has told EURACTIV, as violence took hold of the city yesterday (21 July) with armed mobs attacking residents, protesters and journalists.
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Von der Leyen’s French inspiration on climate protection

Mon, 2019-07-22 06:46
Ursula von der Leyen has great plans for environmental protection. Some of her ideas have long been propagated by France, but have been ignored by Germany so far. Can the new European Commission President change that? EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Boris Johnson says trade deal can break Brexit deadlock

Mon, 2019-07-22 06:40
Boris Johnson, favored to become Britain’s new prime minister, said on Sunday (21 July) the country could agree a free trade deal to leave the EU that would remove the need for one of the more problematic parts of a previous agreement.
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Georgia’s European Economic Area ambitions

Mon, 2019-07-22 06:25
As the EU suffers from “enlargement fatigue”, perhaps the European Economic Area membership will prove a useful stepping stone for Georgia in its rightful quest to join the Union, writes Fraser Cameron.
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SOS Méditerranée relaunches migrant rescue missions off Libya

Mon, 2019-07-22 06:16
Humanitarian group SOS Méditerranée said Sunday (21 July) it has relaunched rescue efforts off Libya seven months after it abandoned operations using its ship Aquarius and despite a refusal by European ports to accept the migrants.
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Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

Mon, 2019-07-22 05:57
Britain was weighing its next moves in the Gulf tanker crisis on Sunday (21 July), with few good options apparent as a recording emerged showing that the Iranian military defied a British warship when it boarded and seized a ship three days ago.
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Ukraine president on course for commanding win in parliamentary election

Mon, 2019-07-22 05:45
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s party took a commanding lead in the snap parliamentary election on Sunday (21 July), consolidating the power of the novice politician whose stunning rise has upended traditional politics in the war-scarred nation.
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