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Hungary wants Montenegro and Serbia to join EU before 2025

Thu, 2019-10-03 14:40
It is in the European Union's economic and security interest that Montenegro and Serbia join the bloc before 2025, Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told the Warsaw Security Forum on Wednesday (2 October).
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Estonia joins EU’s climate-neutral club

Thu, 2019-10-03 12:41
Estonia has joined a group of 24 member states in favour of an EU plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions drastically by 2050, leaving only the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland unconvinced.
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Irish plans an attempt to ‘bridge the chasm’, says Johnson

Thu, 2019-10-03 12:38
Boris Johnson on Thursday (3 October) defended his plans to replace the Irish backstop as an attempt to “bridge the chasm” and strike a Brexit deal.
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WTO foresees global trade halved in 2019

Thu, 2019-10-03 12:24
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has lowered its global trade growth forecasts for 2019 to 1.2%, compared with its earlier 2.6% prediction issued last spring, with South and Central America bucking the downward global trend. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Hahn / Suica

Thu, 2019-10-03 12:19
On Thursday (3 October), the European Parliament is questioning Kadri Simson (Finland, Energy), Johannes Hahn (Austria, Budget and Administration) and Dubravka Šuica (Croatia, Democracy and Demography).
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘There is no infinite amount of hope but there is still hope for us’

Thu, 2019-10-03 12:12
This video is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives.
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Digital Brief: Commissioners On Trial

Thu, 2019-10-03 12:00
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Concerning technologies of the future, such as artificial intelligence or 5G for example, the European Union can establish...
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Why the tone of doom for Europe’s ageing?

Thu, 2019-10-03 10:29
The EU's ageing problems can't be stopped by either fertility or migration. But labour participation and education trends offer clear reasons for optimism, writes Nicholas Gailey.​
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Germany and Netherlands sign joint declaration of intent on energy transition

Thu, 2019-10-03 09:22
Following the Dutch government's Berlin visit on Wednesday (2 October), Germany and the Netherlands signed a joint declaration of intent laying out a common energy transition plan, as well as closer cooperation in the areas of defence and asylum policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Facebook not required to track down illegal content, ECJ rules

Thu, 2019-10-03 08:35
EU law does not require Facebook to proactively remove content on its platform previously declared to be illegal, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) ruled on Thursday (3 September).
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Poland stokes dispute over net-zero emissions price and meaning

Thu, 2019-10-03 08:11
Poland has once again insisted that going carbon-neutral by 2050 is not affordable, after its energy minister concluded that the idea is “a fantasy”. But new analysis claims that the Eastern European country could get the job done on time and on budget.
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French EU Commission candidate: Taking revenge on Macron?

Thu, 2019-10-03 06:56
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Kadri Simson (energy)

Thu, 2019-10-03 06:53
The European Parliament will grill the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October. Tune in at 9am on 3 October to see how the audition of Kadri Simson for energy chief goes.
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Future of gas

Thu, 2019-10-03 06:38
Last year, the European Commission started working on a new package of legislation for the gas sector. With the "European Green Deal" now coming up, and updated climate targets in the pipeline, the initiative is set to take a new dimension, focusing on decarbonisation strategies for 2030 and 2050.
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Calls grow for EU-wide certificates to boost market for ‘green gas’

Thu, 2019-10-03 06:15
The market for Guarantees of Origin (GOs) linked to renewable gas is currently in its infancy. But with demand building up, industry figures – and environmentalists – are now calling for existing certification schemes to be harmonised and made mandatory across the European Union.
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WTO allows US to hit EU exports with record tariffs over Airbus case

Thu, 2019-10-03 05:50
The World Trade Organisation authorised the United States on Wednesday (2 October) to impose tariffs on EU goods worth up to $7.5 billion (€6.8 billion), as a response to illegal subsidies given by European governments to aerospace giant Airbus.
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Sylvie Goulard given rough ride by European Parliament

Thu, 2019-10-03 05:45
France's European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, faced a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday (2 October), where she was mostly questioned on issues of integrity, rather than the substance of the job on the table. EURACTIV France reports.
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New generation of Champagne winegrowers pushing for ‘greener’ practices

Thu, 2019-10-03 05:34
Since the 16th century, the Gosset family has been passing on vineyards from generation to generation in the Champagne region. Today, the incoming generation is starting to implement more environmentally friendly practices. EURACTIV France reports.
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Gove: UK Parliament would back Johnson’s Brexit plan

Thu, 2019-10-03 05:16
A new Brexit plan from Prime Minister Boris Johnson would likely win enough support to be approved by Britain’s Parliament, senior minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday (2 October), adding that Brussels should take confidence from that. The British Parliament...
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Verhofstadt says initial reaction to UK proposals ‘not positive’

Thu, 2019-10-03 05:14
European lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt said his initial reaction to Brexit proposals set out by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were not positive, and thought they were possibly designed to shift blame on to Brussels if talks fail. Verhofstadt, head of...
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