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EU elections: The environmental issue

Tue, 2019-04-30 14:19
Ahead of the May 2019 European elections, EURACTIV takes an in-depth look into the campaign commitments made by the lead candidates of the main political parties.
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Jan Zahradil, champion of ‘common sense’ EU environmentalism

Tue, 2019-04-30 13:57
The lead candidate for the European Conservatives at next month’s EU elections has made climate policy and other environmental issues one of his key election themes. But can he square up his green agenda with his passion for national sovereignty? EURACTIV tried to find out.
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Macron’s top EU candidate embroiled in new controversy

Tue, 2019-04-30 13:25
Following last week’s revelations of Nathalie Loiseau's connections to the far right, the French president’s top candidate for the European elections is now defending herself from accusations of trivialising homophobia in a comic cartoon on Europe she co-signed. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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German associations call for binding reusable packaging quotas

Tue, 2019-04-30 11:40
Since the start of this year, a new packaging law that aims to reduce disposable plastics has been in force in Germany. But so far, the share of disposable plastics has actually seen an increase in the beverages sector and German associations criticise the lack of binding regulations. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Guessing game about Merkel’s future

Tue, 2019-04-30 10:39
There is growing speculation surrounding the German Chancellor’s departure. In other news: The issue of carbon tax is also being hotly debated. EURACTIV’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Scotland and Wales declare climate emergencies

Tue, 2019-04-30 08:51
The devolved Scottish and Welsh parliaments have separately declared climate emergencies, citing the threats of climate change, just as Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is expected to push Westminster to do the same for the whole of the UK.
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Trump sues Deutsche Bank to block House subpoenas

Tue, 2019-04-30 07:09
US President Donald Trump, three of his children and seven of his companies filed a federal lawsuit Monday (29 April) against Deutsche Bank and Capital One Financial Corp to block the banks from complying with federal subpoenas investigating his financial dealings.
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Childhood obesity is a plague on Southern Europe, new WHO report finds

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:56
Higher numbers of severe obesity and overweight cases were reported in Southern European, according to a new study from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Treatment and management options are still having a limited impact.
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Experts point out deficiencies in countering the jihadist threat

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:52
With the jihadists behind the bloodshed in Paris and Brussels able to criss-cross European borders at will, anti-terror chiefs have been forced to come together to seek a common response to a global threat.
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Kosovo and Serbia agree to resume talks after Macron, Merkel push

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:44
Kosovo and Serbia have agreed at a summit in Berlin to resume talks, after the leaders of France and Germany warned the bitter foes that resolving their dispute was crucial to future ties with the European Union.
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US ‘undermining political independence of Europe,’ Huawei says

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:43
The US campaign against Chinese telecoms manufacturers is undermining the "political independence of Europe" to decide commercial partnerships for itself, Huawei has warned.
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Kazakhstan elections puzzle the world

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:42
New candidates have emerged for the 9 June presidential elections in Kazakhstan, which take place after the first president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev, surprisingly resigned on 19 March. But many observers believe the long-serving leader is still calling the shots.
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Catalonia’s ex-leader Puigdemont banned from EU polls

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:40
Spanish election authorities on Monday (29 April) banned Catalonia’s former president Carles Puigdemont, who fled the country in 2017 after a secession attempt, from running in upcoming EU polls. Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal...
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‘One Belt, One Road, One Million’: Rail chief plans to connect Europe to China

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:39
The 'New Silk Road' has the potential to make trade between China and Europe more competitive by rail than by sea. EURACTIV Germany spoke to transport boss Alexey Grom about the development of the Eurasian railway project, the 'New Silk Road' and its expansion towards Europe.
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Bulgaria’s Borissov dreams US funds could facilitate LNG import

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:35
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Striking fuel-tanker drivers put Portugal at risk of energy crisis

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:30
Fuel-tanker drivers in Portugal threatened a new strike within a week if a deal is not reached over their demands for better pay and conditions, their union said on Monday (29 April).
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Energy saving certificates in search for better optimisation

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:24
Across Europe, there is a high degree of consensus on the importance of realising energy savings in buildings. But debate still rages on how best to organise energy certificate schemes, which have been plagued by fraud and abuse. EURACTIV France reports.
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Northern French region banks on bioeconomy

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:23
In September 2018, the Hauts-de-France region (northern France) adopted a bioeconomy roadmap. The former sugar region wants to become a leader in the sector. EURACTIV France reports.
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German farmers denounce poor management of nitrate pollution case

Tue, 2019-04-30 06:22
The energy transition is bringing major changes to the agricultural sector. EURACTIV Germany spoke to secretary-general of the German Farmers' Association (DBV) Krüsken about Germany’s approach to reducing nitrate levels, droughts, and expanding grids.
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Methane: Europe’s chronic climate blind spot

Tue, 2019-04-30 05:05
Europe has long led the global charge against greenhouse gas pollution. But it has been chronically reluctant to address the climate impact of methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, writes Poppy Kalesi.
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