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Johnson: We will get Brexit done in January

Thu, 2019-11-07 07:20
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (6 November) promised to take Britain out of the European Union in January, speaking at a campaign rally he used to frame the country's 12 December general election as the most important in a generation.
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Budapest declares climate emergency, teases carbon-neutrality

Thu, 2019-11-07 07:18
The new Green mayor of Budapest on Tuesday (5 November) added his city to the growing list of capitals to have declared climate emergencies. It is the first visible break with Viktor Orbán’s government, which still opposes an EU plan to go climate-neutral by 2050.
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Pension reform helps Poland fill state coffers

Thu, 2019-11-07 07:16
Poland's government on Wednesday (6 November) approved a transfer of all state-guaranteed private pension funds to individual retirement accounts, in a move that will add 19.3 billion zloty (€4.5 billion) to state coffers strained by hefty social handouts.
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Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to EU, in impeachment hot seat

Thu, 2019-11-07 07:12
Like many others before him, Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, was appointed to a plum diplomatic post by a grateful president.
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Scholz’s proposal to complete EU banking union greeted with cautious optimism 

Thu, 2019-11-07 07:10
European decision makers welcomed on Wednesday (6 November) German finance minister Olaf Scholz’s attempt to unlock the European Deposit Insurance Scheme (EDIS) proposal, but warned of the long process still ahead to reach an agreement.
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Africa offers a test to von der Leyen’s ‘geopolitical Commission’

Wed, 2019-11-06 17:09
The field competing for influence in Africa is becoming increasingly crowded. Under Ursula von der Leyen, who has billed her new European Commission as a ‘geopolitical Commission’, the EU will have to improve its offer to African leaders, and quickly.
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EU health sector ‘up to a decade’ behind others for digitalisation, Commission says

Wed, 2019-11-06 16:29
The EU health sector is in the middle of a defining moment but the sector is “up to a decade” behind other sectors in terms of digitalisation, Deputy Director-General for Health and Food Safety Martin Seychell told
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The Brief, powered by ESA – Are Orban’s days numbered in Tusk’s EPP?

Wed, 2019-11-06 15:57
In the EPP house, much like in Tolstoy's Oblonsky house, everything is in confusion these days, though we can only glimpse tiny bits of the trouble brewing in Europe's oldest and biggest political family.
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NYT reporting shines a spotlight on CAP delivery model

Wed, 2019-11-06 15:25
An investigative report published in the Sunday edition of the New York Times (3 November) highlighted once again the distorting effects of farm aid provided under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which are however intrinsic to its delivery model.
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BREAKING: Valean new Romanian EU Commissioner pick, sources say

Wed, 2019-11-06 15:14
The next Romanian European Commissioner will be MEP Adina Valean, several sources confirmed to on Wednesday (6 November).
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Retreating Eurosceptics now settle for ‘reforms from within’

Wed, 2019-11-06 13:18
Just a couple of minutes after Nigel Farage triumphantly proclaimed victory in the 2016 Brexit referendum, Brussels started worrying that such a trend would spread throughout the Old Continent like wildfire.
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EU governments ignore Greek request to help 4,000 child refugees

Wed, 2019-11-06 12:50
Greek minister responsible for migration Michalis Chrisochoidis sent a letter to his EU counterparts to share a burden of 4,000 unaccompanied minor refugees on Greek islands, but just one responded.
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Macron says Iran move signals its intent to quit nuclear agreement

Wed, 2019-11-06 11:56
French President Emmanuel Macron said Iran had explicitly signaled its intent for the first time to quit its nuclear deal in announcing it would start injecting uranium gas at an enrichment facility. Speaking at a press conference at the end...
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Mobility Atlas: ‘It is not about completely abolishing the car’

Wed, 2019-11-06 10:45
Europe's railways stretch over 217,000 km and its motorways total about 77,000, while 329 major harbours and just as many airports are in operation. How can such a vast infrastructure network be turned into a transport system that will make mobility completely climate-neutral by 2050 at the latest? EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU faces budget deadlock as national positions drift further away

Wed, 2019-11-06 10:06
The Commission's proposal for the EU's new long-term budget has been caught in the crossfire as net contributors criticise the idea of having to pay more while a number of southern and eastern member states have joined forces to oppose planned cuts in traditional policies. 
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‘Sector coupling’: The EU energy buzzword no-one can actually pin down

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:54
For over a year, one expression – “sector coupling” – has been on everybody’s lips among EU energy policy observers in Brussels. The only problem is none of them share the same understanding of what it actually means.
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Why Tusk decided not to run for Poland’s presidency

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:54
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. Before you start reading today’s edition of the Capitals, feel free to have a look at...
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Juncker says Corbyn Brexit strategy ‘not realistic’

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:45
The outgoing president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (5 November) that British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn's plan to renegotiate Brexit again with Brussels was not "realistic".
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UK fears stoked over data harvesting ahead of general election

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:43
UK political parties have been warned by the country's data protection watchdog that they must comply with relevant laws concerning the storing and safeguarding of data in the run up to the country's general election on December 12.
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EU maintains option of blocking Facebook’s Libra

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:34
Europe is ready to “prevent the development” of risky digital currencies including Libra until all concerns have been addressed, according to the latest proposal to be discussed by EU finance ministers and seen by
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