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Turkey, Russia launch Turkish Stream pipeline carrying gas to Europe

Thu, 2020-01-09 06:54
The presidents of Turkey and Russia on Wednesday (8 January) formally launched the Turkish Stream pipeline which will carry Russian natural gas to southern Europe through Turkey, part of Moscow’s efforts to reduce shipments via Ukraine.
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Renewable gases bring European jobs that cannot be outsourced

Thu, 2020-01-09 06:48
Deployment of renewable gases will bring the local job opportunities the new Commission is striving for in the European Green Deal, write Wouter Terlouw and Thibaud Lemercier.
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Croatia highlights its Schengen and Eurozone ambitions

Thu, 2020-01-09 06:36
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković made it clear that Croatia, the latest EU newcomer, wants to join as soon as possible the Union’s inner circles – the borderless Schengen space and the Eurozone.
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Iran ready to ‘stand down’ says Trump, urges greater NATO involvement in Middle East

Wed, 2020-01-08 18:09
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (8 January) that Iran appeared ready to 'stand down' from further conflict with the US, stating that Iranian missile strikes on bases in Iraq had not harmed any US troops stationed there.
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UK Environment secretary: Brexit is opportunity for UK to ‘shake off shadow of CAP’

Wed, 2020-01-08 18:01
After Brexit, the UK must “shake off the shadow of the CAP” and instead begin a transition in 2021 towards “radical” new policies that work for planet, people and the farming sector, Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has said.
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‘Shot across the bow’: U.S. steps up pressure on UK ahead of Huawei decision

Wed, 2020-01-08 16:15
The United States is making a final pitch to Britain ahead of a UK decision on whether to upgrade its telecoms network with Huawei equipment, amid threats to cut intelligence-sharing ties, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Britain...
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Future of France’s organic products may lie in hands of large supermarkets

Wed, 2020-01-08 15:51
If the production of organic products continues to grow every year in France, mass distribution will supply even more of these products by 2022, according to an analysis note from the Xerfi Precepta Institute. But could such a development prove to be risky? EURACTIV's partner Le Journal de l'environnement reports.
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The Brief, powered by MPE – An empty tool-box

Wed, 2020-01-08 15:28
‘We’ve run out of money’ is the message influential central bankers are passing on to government leaders.
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No complete agreement before end of 2020, von der Leyen tells UK

Wed, 2020-01-08 13:56
The UK and the EU will not be able to agree on every single aspect of their future relationship before the end of the year, and will either have to focus on priority areas or agree an extension period, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday (8 January).
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Libya PM in Brussels as EU seeks ways to ease crisis

Wed, 2020-01-08 13:53
EU leaders met the head of Libya's UN-recognised government on Wednesday (8 January) as they scramble to contain the escalating crisis on their southern flank amid concerns about illegal migration and terrorism.
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Time for a new deal for our planet, our communities and our future

Wed, 2020-01-08 13:23
The transition to net-zero emissions by 2050 is a massive challenge, but also a huge opportunity – a chance to design a socially inclusive, clean future, argue Sharan Burrow, Paul Polman and Laurence Tubiana.
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French dairy industry ranks first worldwide but farmers don’t reap the benefits

Wed, 2020-01-08 11:28
The concentration of the French dairy industry, which is at the origin of the impoverishment of milk producers, paradoxically ranks the sector above its global competitors, according to a study by France Agrimer. EURACTIV France reports.
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Collaborative initiative aims to improve sustainability of EU dairy farming

Wed, 2020-01-08 08:00
Eight agricultural sector leaders have announced Farming for Generations, a global collaboration to support dairy farmers to adopt regenerative agricultural practices that preserve and renew our planet’s resources, respect animal welfare and ensure the long-term economic viability of farms for the next generation.
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Massive rise in EV charging points needed to reach EU climate goals, new research finds

Wed, 2020-01-08 07:52
Europe needs fifteen times more electric vehicle public charging points by 2030 to support the EU’s goal of becoming “climate neutral” by mid-century, according to new research published today (8 January).
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Italy invites ‘everyone’ to the Libyan table

Wed, 2020-01-08 07:46
In today's edition of the Capitals find out about French President Emmanuel Macron's shift on EU enlargement policy, the priorities of Austria's new governing coalition, as well member states' approaches to crises in Iraq and Libya.
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SOFIA- Protests against the toll system

Wed, 2020-01-08 07:45
Road and bus carriers will start a national protest against the toll system next Monday (13 January). Could this affect the transport of goods and freights, given that which is expected to last for an indefinite period and heavily affect...
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BRATISLAVA | PRAGUE – Troops in Iraq

Wed, 2020-01-08 07:44
Slovakia has temporarily relocated its seven soldiers, who are part of the NATO training mission in Iraq. But the 40 Czech soldiers and police officers currently deployed in Iraq will remain there. “Further steps will be carried out in consultation...
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HELSINKI- From Russia with rouble

Wed, 2020-01-08 07:42
Russians celebrate their Christmas around the New Year and for many the chosen holiday destination after Turkey remains their north-western neighbour, Finland. Extra trains are added to routes from St. Petersburg and Moscow to Helsinki and, for the Finnish hotel...
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BRUSSELS- Dublin debate

Wed, 2020-01-08 07:40
CIRé, an association conducting and coordinating initiatives for refugees and migrants, has denounced measures targeting asylum seekers recently proposed by minister for asylum and migration, Maggie De Block (VDL), saying they have been wrongly presenting applicants as abusing the asylum...
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DUBLIN – ‘Silent march’ against Poland’s ruling party

Wed, 2020-01-08 07:39
An Irish Supreme Court judge will take a stand against Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party in Warsaw this Saturday, as part of a “silent march” against planned judicial reforms in the country. The Irish Times reports that Mr...
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