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Pantomime, travel and rest: What comes next for Britain’s MEPs

Fri, 2020-01-17 06:41
Britain's 73 EU lawmakers packed up their offices in Strasbourg on Thursday (16 January): for some a moment of triumph, for others, disaster.
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Europe to assess whether US-China deal is WTO compatible

Fri, 2020-01-17 06:39
The EU will assess whether a US-China deal to roll back some bilateral tariffs in exchange for increased US imports to China is compatible with World Trade Organisation rules, said Trade commissioner Phil Hogan on Thursday (16 January).
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Europe has an Islamophobia problem. Who’s going to stop it?

Fri, 2020-01-17 06:30
It is time to acknowledge that Europe has an Islamophobia problem - perpetuated by a poorly regulated media and sustained by agenda-driven think-tanks - and to act on it, writes Magid Magid.
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LEAK: Commission considers facial recognition ban in AI ‘white paper’

Fri, 2020-01-17 06:13
The European Commission is considering measures to impose a temporary ban on facial recognition technologies used by both public and private actors, according to a draft white paper on Artificial Intelligence obtained by EURACTIV. If implemented, the plans could throw...
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The Brief, powered by Orgalim – Once in power, always in power

Thu, 2020-01-16 15:40
Deng Xiaoping created a post-Mao model of governance in China: president and prime minister for five years, with a possible second consecutive mandate. But he retained control of the powerful Central Military Commission, thus supervising all the crucial processes in the country.
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Turkey’s railways set for EBRD boost

Thu, 2020-01-16 15:36
Europe’s Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expects to increase its €1 billion of investment in Turkey in the coming year, with railways slated to get a funding boost.
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UK minister defends EU settlement scheme as applications surge

Thu, 2020-01-16 15:03
The United Kingdom on Thursday (16 January) defended its much-criticised scheme to guarantee the rights of EU nationals after Brexit, as the country’s Home Office announced that a vast majority have already applied for settled status.
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Global Europe Brief: Seeking a truce in Libya

Thu, 2020-01-16 14:00
EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief provides a weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski.
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Russia’s ruling party approves Putin’s pick Mishustin for new PM

Thu, 2020-01-16 13:25
Russia’s ruling party on Thursday (16 January) unanimously backed President Vladimir Putin’s surprise choice for prime minister, Mikhail Mishustin, a man with almost no political profile.
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Albanian PM sues Kosovo counterpart for defamation over land-swap claims

Thu, 2020-01-16 13:15
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has filed a lawsuit for defamation against Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister, who has repeatedly said Rama was involved in talks about dividing up Kosovo along ethnic lines, a court in Pristina said on Thursday (16 January).
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Shipping to splash out on ammonia in green bid

Thu, 2020-01-16 13:14
A shipbuilder and engine maker are among leading companies looking to develop a vessel that can run on ammonia as part of efforts to speed up carbon reductions in shipping through cleaner fuel options, officials said on Wednesday (15 January).
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Digital Brief: Wiretapping in the age of 5G

Thu, 2020-01-16 13:09
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. 
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Green Deal, food labelling controversy and cultured meat

Thu, 2020-01-16 11:34
Welcome to the first edition of EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU.
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Is Bulgaria’s Belene nuclear plant in line with EU competition law?

Thu, 2020-01-16 11:32
A Bulgarian lawyer has sent an eight-page letter to the European Commission pointing to various alleged violations of EU competition rules relating to the oft-delayed Belene nuclear power plant, EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
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Nicolas Schmit: ‘The first dignity of work is to pay people a fair wage’

Thu, 2020-01-16 08:51
Nicolas Schmit will have a busy 2020. The EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights outlined on Tuesday (14 January) a comprehensive agenda to beef up the EU’s social policies. He discussed the details in an interview with EURACTIV.
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Swiss to vote again on EU migrant curbs

Thu, 2020-01-16 08:00
The Swiss will in May vote on a proposal that could dramatically limit immigration from the EU, six years after a similar referendum nearly destroyed relations with the bloc.
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European Parliament kicks off debate on pesticide, food waste cuts

Thu, 2020-01-16 07:57
MEPs agreed their first stance on the new Commission’s environmental flagship policy, the European Green Deal, aiming at halving food waste by 2030 and setting binding reduction targets for hazardous pesticides.
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Portugal eyes more immigrants to mitigate low-birth rate

Thu, 2020-01-16 07:54
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the nomination of Greece's first female president, how day one of the Irish election campaign started, Croatian MP calling for PM Plenkovic to resign, MEPs wanting to hold PM Babis accountable at EU level, and so much more.
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The battle between pro Nutri-score MEPs and Italy keeps raging on

Thu, 2020-01-16 07:49
A group of MEPs on Wednesday (15 January) spoke out against a fake news campaign by Italian politicians and stakeholders about the nutrition label known as Nutri-score, calling for it to be compulsory for all food manufacturers in the EU.
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Merkel, state leaders agree terms of brown coal exit

Thu, 2020-01-16 07:44
Germany has reached an agreement with the regions most affected by a plan to phase out the use of brown coal, or lignite, for its power plants by providing about 40 billion euros ($45 billion) in aid, a document reviewed by Reuters showed.
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