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Commission opens investigation into Amazon’s handling of data

Thu, 2019-07-18 05:20
The European Commission decided on Wednesday (17 July) to launch an antitrust investigation into US online retailer Amazon over its use of merchants' data, in a case that could set a precedent.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Building Ursula’s platform

Wed, 2019-07-17 15:03
The first question any candidate faces when running for office is why they decided to join the race. The second question is what platform of voters will help them get the job.
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No Deal Brexit fears prompt financial market angst

Wed, 2019-07-17 15:01
The increasing prospect of a No Deal Brexit is prompting new concerns that there are still ‘substantial’ regulatory gaps between the EU and UK in parts of the financial services sector.
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Finnish presidency commits to linking rule of law with EU funding

Wed, 2019-07-17 12:55
Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne told the European Parliament on Wednesday (17 July) that his country’s presidency of the Council of the EU would continue negotiations on how to link more closely the disbursement of EU funds with respect for the rule of law in member states.
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Reducing car traffic could be the only solution to reduce air pollution

Wed, 2019-07-17 12:38
The massive reduction of car traffic could be the best solution to sustainably improving air quality, according to a report published by France's health and food safety agency (Anses) on Tuesday (16 July). EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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Brexit party MEP caught lying over secret Kenyan election campaign

Wed, 2019-07-17 12:30
Brexit party MEP Alexandra Phillips has admitted lying about doing secret campaign work for the disgraced data mining and campaigns consultancy Cambridge Analytica during a controversial Kenyan presidential election in 2017.
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Disinformation in the EU presidency’s crosshairs

Wed, 2019-07-17 09:17
Arguably the most crucial EU elections in recent history took place under Romania’s watch in May. How did the holder of the rotating EU presidency tackle the growing challenge of disinformation, an issue that has already tainted several recent ballots?
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Moldova FM: We want to move as quickly as possible on EU accession

Wed, 2019-07-17 09:02
There is a high consensus in Moldova that we want good relations with Brussels and Moscow, but we have no alternative to strong pro-European integration, Moldova's new foreign minister, Nicu Popescu, told EURACTIV.com in an exclusive interview.
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How EU capitals reacted to the new Commission chief’s election

Wed, 2019-07-17 06:55
The European Parliament confirmed on 16 July conservative Ursula von der Leyen (VDL) by a paper-thin majority as the new European Commission president.
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Macron’s MEPs try to make a name for themselves

Wed, 2019-07-17 06:50
Internal discipline, "cordon sanitaire" against nationalist parties, assertiveness on environmental matters. So far, Macron's deputies in the European Parliament have shown a conception of European politics that breaks from French tradition. EURACTIV France reports.
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100% renewable power requires radical EU market fix, Poles argue

Wed, 2019-07-17 06:35
Polish energy officials have called for a major overhaul of EU power markets, saying the deployment of up to 100% renewables will require a decentralised way of trading electricity, based on local “nodes” rather than regional bidding zones defined at European level.
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Le Maire: ‘Capitalism is in a dead end, must reinvent itself’

Wed, 2019-07-17 06:30
French finance minister Bruno Le Maire is determined to chair an “efficient” meeting with his colleagues of the G7 countries on Wednesday and Thursday. His goal is no less than to refound capitalism. As a first step, he wants to reach an agreement on the main features of digital tax, to pave the way for an international compromise by early next year.
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Von der Leyen pressed to deliver on climate after winning EU vote

Wed, 2019-07-17 06:30
The European Parliament confirmed Ursula von der Leyen as the first women president of the European Commission in a nail-biting vote on Tuesday (16 July) that put climate change centre stage. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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German arms exports to Ankara continue despite escalating Greek-Turkish crisis

Wed, 2019-07-17 06:28
Tensions have escalated between Turkey and two EU member states – Greece and Cyprus. But that hasn't stopped another EU country, Germany, to continue exporting arms to Ankara, according to official government data.
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How vulnerable is Europe to conflict in the Strait of Hormuz?

Wed, 2019-07-17 06:27
NEWS ANALYSIS / The involvement of a British tanker in the latest military incident with Iran in the crucial oil shipment choke point has pulled Europe into the fray.
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French environment minister quits over spending criticism, lobsters

Wed, 2019-07-17 06:20
France's environment minister resigned on Tuesday (16 July) following a week of reports by an investigative website about his high spending on private lobster dinners and costly renovations of his ministerial residence.
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Merkel’s favoured successor to become defence minister

Wed, 2019-07-17 05:25
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favoured successor and the head of her CDU party will become the country's next defence minister, an official statement said Tuesday (16 July), after Ursula von der Leyen was elected European Commission president.
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Top EU jobs: Is there a ‘cordon sanitaire’ against Central Europeans?

Wed, 2019-07-17 05:21
There are speculations that the next European Commission will have three vice-presidents, but none of them is from Central and Eastern Europe, writes Piotr Maciej Kaczyński.
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Malta charges three over Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder

Wed, 2019-07-17 05:03
Three men will face trial in Malta for their alleged involvement in the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after the island's attorney general issued a bill of indictment against them, court officials said on Tuesday (16 July).
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Share A Snack: Challenge your perceptions about savoury snacks! [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-07-17 05:00
The European Snacks Association (ESA) recently organised the 6th edition of its “Share A Snack” event on the crowded Place Luxembourg to raise awareness about savoury snacks products in a convivial atmosphere.
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