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Students’ climate strikes: Right goals but wrong words

Tue, 2019-05-07 07:41
The students striking are heroes, but their moral arguments need to be further developed if they want to reach new audiences, writes Darrick Evensen.
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Antidote to poisonous populism is a new Pact for a fair, resilient and a sustainable Europe

Tue, 2019-05-07 07:06
The EU must counter poisonous populism with a rEUnaissance delivering a new economic and social contract and hope to European citizens, writes Luca Jahier.
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Pompeo: Russia is ‘aggressive’ in Arctic, China’s work there also needs watching

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:58
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday (6 May) that Russia is behaving aggressively in the Arctic and China’s actions there had to be watched closely as well, amid growing divisions in the polar region over global warming and access to minerals.
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OECD calls for bigger EU budget to deal with digital revolution

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:56
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) defended a larger budget for the EU, saying the bloc's funding is already “stretched” despite new challenges  like digitalisation.
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The impact of UK MEPs on the European Parliament

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:54
The UK's unexpected participation in this month's European elections means that British MEPs could become important once more, even if their mandate only lasts a few months, writes Dr Simon Usherwood.
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Erdogan obtains re-run of Istanbul election, opposition denounces ‘dictatorship’

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:44
Turkey’s High Election Board (YSK) has ordered a rerun of Istanbul's mayoral elections, accepting the ruling AK Party's objection 36 days after a stunning opposition victory in the country's biggest city.
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French electorate in doubt and abundance of candidates: What could go wrong?

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:39
Although they elected an ardent defender of Europe as their president, French people are poorly mobilised on the European elections, where 33 French election lists are set to challenge each other on 26 May. EURACTIV France reports.
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Timmermans calls on all EU members to adopt minimum wage

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:33
European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans on Monday (6 May) called for each EU member to have a minimum wage equivalent to 60% of its median salary to reduce the bloc's growing wealth gap.
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V4 discuss ‘bold ideas’ with Eastern Partnership countries

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:30
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Facebook hit by landmark censorship lawsuit in Poland

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:23
A Polish NGO has filed a lawsuit against US-based social media giant Facebook, following concerns that the organisation's freedom of speech was stymied on the platform. The case is considered the first in Europe to address the issue of "private censorship".
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EPP divorce looms after Orban rejects Weber as Spitzenkandidat

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:14
The leader of Germany's conservatives said she expected Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party would quit Europe's main centre-right group after he withdrew support for the bloc's candidate to head the European Commission.
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China defends rejigged ‘Belt and Road’ initiative against EU criticism

Tue, 2019-05-07 06:13
“The 'Belt and Road' cooperation is entering into a new stage,” the Chinese ambassador to the EU Zhang Ming promised on Monday (6 May), questioning the EU's reluctance to join China's massive infrastructure programme.
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Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

Tue, 2019-05-07 05:49
A landmark UN report published yesterday (6 May) reveals 1 million species are at risk of extinction, with agriculture and fishing the primary causes of the deterioration, which also threatens humankind. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Is technology about to overcome the ‘too heavy to electrify’ obstacle?

Tue, 2019-05-07 05:49
The scientific literature remains sceptical about trucks becoming battery-operated due to the cost and weight of large battery packs. But that could change soon as costs of battery packs continues to fall, writes Björn Nykvist.
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Austrian chief economist: ‘A lot can still be done to complete the euro zone’

Tue, 2019-05-07 05:48
The Austrian national bank (OeNB) hosted its annual conference on 20 years of the euro on 2 and 3 May. In an interview with EURACTIV, the bank's chief economist explains how the euro zone debt crisis changed the economic "tool box" of the EU currency and spells out the challenges ahead.
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EU country briefing: Luxembourg

Mon, 2019-05-06 15:11
Once reliant on its strong steel industry, Luxembourg is now best known for its thriving financial centre, which has turned it into one of the wealthiest countries in the world.
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Better learners can become active citizens, education professionals insist

Mon, 2019-05-06 15:06
Advocating for more and better education is the only way to promote values such as democratic participation, human rights, and the rule of law, the head of a European higher education association has told an event at the European Parliament in Brussels.
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The Brief, powered by CITA – Taboo talk in Transylvania

Mon, 2019-05-06 14:56
EU leaders gather in the Romanian city of Sibiu this week to talk about the future of Europe but what kind of chat will be off limits over coffee and cake?
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Nico Cué, the trade unionist with a green soft spot

Mon, 2019-05-06 14:42
The lead candidate for the European Left at the May EU elections devoted much of his professional life defending the rights of steel workers in his native Belgium. He now brings his fight to the European level, adding shades of green to his political spectrum.
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New report paints picture of rising inequality in Germany

Mon, 2019-05-06 14:05
With falling unemployment, increased exports and comparatively stable growth rates. Germany's statistics paint a positive picture. But many Germans have been left behind, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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