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Israel prepares to demolish homes on Jerusalem outskirts, stoking Palestinian fears

Mon, 2019-07-22 05:34
Israeli forces began preparations to demolish homes near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem under the cover of darkness on Monday (22 July), in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism. Bulldozers accompanied by hundreds of Israeli...
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The Brief, powered by BP – No Great Expectations

Fri, 2019-07-19 14:29
Barring a spectacular shock, a majority of Conservative party members have already voted for Boris Johnson and he will be declared as Theresa May’s successor as Prime Minister next Tuesday (23 July).
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‘Environmentalist’ von der Leyen forgot farming in her speech, MEPs say

Fri, 2019-07-19 13:09
Ursula von der Leyen' slip-up on agriculture did not pass unnoticed by lawmakers, who voiced regret that the Commission president-elect did not mention at all the farming sector in the first speech she addressed to the plenary in Strasbourg last Tuesday (16 July).
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EU and Canada are the world’s new best friends

Fri, 2019-07-19 10:30
The EU-Canada summit focused on the free trade agreement (CETA), saving the WTO and doubling investments in research and development for the energy transition. However, the meeting was more symbolic, confirming that Canada, rather than the US, is now the EU's closest ally. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Dutch urge swift EU hydrogen push to cut industry, transport emissions

Fri, 2019-07-19 08:00
The European Commission should create an EU-wide market for hydrogen “as soon as possible” rather than wait for renewable energy-based varieties to be commercially available, a top Dutch ministerial envoy has said.
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Boost Irish backstop with new protocol, says Tory-backed group

Fri, 2019-07-19 07:16
The controversial Irish border backstop should not be scrapped but instead bolstered by a protocol, according to a report published on Thursday (18 July) by an influential group of Conservative politicians.
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US lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Turkey, treat it as adversary

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:59
Republican and Democratic US lawmakers pressed President Donald Trump on Thursday (18 July) to impose sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of a Russian missile defense system, saying he should follow a law mandating penalties for doing business with Russia’s military.
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Nord Stream 2, EU drifting towards legal arbitration

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:57
The European Commission and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company are heading toward legal arbitration in their dispute, with a risk of huge fines for EU taxpayers and uncertainties for the Gazprom-led company that are even more difficult to evaluate.
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Warsaw says Trump to attend invasion of Poland anniversary

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:42
Poland said on Thursday (18 July) US President Donald Trump would attend events in Warsaw marking the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the country - though the White House said the trip was not yet confirmed.
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EU energy portfolio attracts member states’ attention

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:32
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// The Polish government has said ensuring a “good post” in the next European Commission was a...
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Tweets of the Week: von der Leyen gets confirmed, Brexit MEPs get fussy, Selmayr steps down

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:30
This week, nomination has MEPs at each others’ throats; though Von de Leyen’s speech in Parliament hits all the right notes; but she only squeezes by with a minuscule nine votes.
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UN expert describes Hungarian migrant camps as places of detention and deterrence

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:19
A United Nations human rights expert has expressed concerns about the detention conditions of migrants in Hungarian transit zones, urging authorities to move families and children to other centres with better health and sanitary facilities.
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Poland set to delay EU deal on 2050 ‘climate neutrality’ target

Fri, 2019-07-19 06:17
European leaders will struggle to broker a stronger climate package before December, experts say, as Warsaw prepares to play hard for funding. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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China accuses EU Parliament of ‘ignorance, prejudice and hypocrisy’ over Hong Kong stance

Fri, 2019-07-19 05:54
The European Parliament took a stance against the Hong Kong government's recent attempt to adopt a controversial extradition bill on Thursday (18 July), a matter of hours after the Chinese state accused EU lawmakers of "ignorance, prejudice and hypocrisy" for presenting the resolution.
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Romania’s shift at the helm of the Council

Fri, 2019-07-19 05:00
Romania's EU presidency was a successful mandate, showcasing the country's commitment to the EU project, writes Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă.
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Commission fines Qualcomm €242 million over predatory pricing

Thu, 2019-07-18 15:37
EU antitrust authority fined €242 million Qualcomm due to the application of predatory prices, resulting in a breach of competition law, Commissioner Margrethe Vestager announced on Thursday (18 July).
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The Brief, powered by BP – Time for New Democracy to apologise

Thu, 2019-07-18 14:45
Realpolitik can be tricky. It often makes politicians go back on things they had promised before taking office. Greece's newly-elected centre-right government is a case in point. It’s high time they apologised for their stance on the North Macedonia name change deal.
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EU ministers struggle to find a ‘practical’ roadmap for a greener CAP

Thu, 2019-07-18 13:53
Although all EU ministers agree on higher climate objectives in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), they still do not know how to put this environmental ambition into practice.
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Air traffic control chief: Humans will always be in the loop

Thu, 2019-07-18 13:45
Air traffic management is the focus of some serious EU-funded research and development. The aim of much of the work is to improve its efficiency and win gains like improved safety and smaller carbon footprint. One of the main figures behind the project explained it to EURACTIV.
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Germany and Italy’s migration schemes are simply ways to avoid uncomfortable truths

Thu, 2019-07-18 13:11
The issue of migrants entering Europe will dominate the European Parliament's upcoming session, but the proposals already put forward are simple remakes of previously failed plans for the migrant crisis, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
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