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UK to suspend parliament on 8 October for new policy programme

Thu, 2019-10-03 05:12
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ask Queen Elizabeth to suspend, or prorogue, parliament from next Tuesday 8 October until the following Monday when it will launch its new legislative agenda.
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Breakthrough at talks opens way to summit on Ukraine conflict

Thu, 2019-10-03 05:02
A breakthrough at talks between Moscow and Kyiv has opened the way to the first international summit in three years being convened on ending fighting in east Ukraine.
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Recent exercises demonstrate importance of layered integrated air and missile defence to counter advanced threats [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-10-03 05:00
Europe’s adversaries are constantly developing new airborne capabilities – from swarming drones to long-range ballistic and hypersonic missiles. Left unchecked, these threaten millions of lives in Europe, as well as NATO’s strategic networks across the continent.
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US widens trade war with tariffs on European planes, cheese, wine to punish subsidies

Thu, 2019-10-03 04:40
The United States on Wednesday (2 October) said it would slap 10% tariffs on European-made Airbus planes and 25% duties on French wine, Scotch and Irish whiskies, and cheese from across the continent as punishment for illegal EU aircraft subsidies.
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EU rethinks future gas strategy in light of ‘European Green Deal’

Wed, 2019-10-02 19:25
Many in the European Commission were taken by surprise when their incoming president, Ursula von der Leyen, announced bold new climate objectives for 2030 and 2050, sending officials working on a draft gas package of legislation back to the drawing board.
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EU launches talks on new African trade pact

Wed, 2019-10-02 16:21
The European Commission announced on Wednesday (2 October) the launch of negotiations with the five-nation Eastern and Southern African community on a new wide-ranging trade agreement.
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Gentiloni/Sinkevicius/Schinas

Wed, 2019-10-02 15:35
The European Parliament is grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October. On Thursday (3 October), the hearings will be held with Commissioners-designate Paolo Gentiloni (Italy, Economy),...
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The Brief, powered by ACCA – A lost and found and lost reunification?

Wed, 2019-10-02 14:53
It is reunification day tomorrow in Germany. In a country that pushes federalism up to its very core, October 3rd is celebrated from the protestant north to the catholic south, from the industrialised west to the new born east in a move to display a recovered unity. Or is it?
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Why Europe needs more ambition on climate, research, innovation

Wed, 2019-10-02 12:21
Green MEP Gina Dowding explains why European Greens are encouraged by the parliamentary hearing of Commissioner-designate Mariya Gabriel and why Europe needs an ambitious commitment to research and innovation.
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‘We are European’, says Johnson as he softens tone on Brexit plans

Wed, 2019-10-02 12:21
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck a conciliatory tone towards the EU on Wednesday (2 October) as he set out his government’s new alternative to the Irish backstop.
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Goulard/Lenarcic

Wed, 2019-10-02 11:50
On Wednesday (2 October), the European Parliament's committees will be holding hearings with Commissioner-designates Sylvie Goulard (France, Internal Market) and Janez Lenarčič (Slovenia,  Crisis Management). The third candidate, Romania's Rovana Plumb, was previously rejected by the Parliament's legal affairs committee.
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No ‘magical’ alternative to glyphosate in the next 5 years, Bayer official says

Wed, 2019-10-02 10:22
In the next five years, no alternative to glyphosate is going to “magically” appear in the market,  Dr Bob Reiter, a high-ranking official from Bayer, told, referring to the controversial herbicide that has been the subject of heated debates across Europe.
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How are European healthcare systems performing in healthcare sustainability? [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-10-02 10:00
Futureproofing Healthcare: The Sustainability Index calls for digitisation and personalisation of healthcare to deliver sustainable healthcare systems across Europe.
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Plumb poleaxed, Sefcovic’s standards & Titanic redux

Wed, 2019-10-02 09:05
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Michael Ignatieff: Hungary will not be a single-party state forever

Wed, 2019-10-02 08:37
The democratic transition is not over in Central and Eastern Europe and we will continue our mission of training people and creating "free minds, people who think", Michael Ignatieff, a Canadian academic and president of the Central European University, told EURACTIV Slovakia.
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Circling round

Wed, 2019-10-02 08:30
The European Commission should impose more stringent measures on producers to protect the environment and consumers. Making producers responsible for their products throughout their whole life cycle benefits us all, writes Oliver Loebel.
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Gentiloni picks Buti as head of cabinet

Wed, 2019-10-02 07:48
The Commissioner-designate for economy, Italian Paolo Gentiloni, has picked director-general of ECOFIN, Marco Buti, to become his head of cabinet, three sources confirmed to
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Reynders/Dalli/Ferreira

Wed, 2019-10-02 07:00
On Wednesday (2 October), the European Parliament's committees will be holding hearings with Commissioner-designates Didier Reynders (Belgium, Justice), Helena Dalli (Malta, Equality) and Elisa Ferreira (Portugal, Cohesion and Reforms).
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Sanchez: I can still suspend Catalan autonomy at any time

Wed, 2019-10-02 06:56
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Romania’s government hurries to place a Commissioner before no-confidence vote

Wed, 2019-10-02 06:54
Romania's centrist opposition is seeking to topple the government in a parliamentary no-confidence vote next week, one year ahead of a general election, the National Liberal Party (PNL) said on Tuesday (1 October).
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