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French customs struggles to cope with No Deal Brexit planning

Tue, 2019-09-03 07:21
On 26 August, the French Council of Ministers sacked Rodolphe Gintz after two years as customs chief. Meanwhile, the French customs office is facing up to the difficulties of preparing for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, EURACTIV France reports.
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WHO says microplastics in water not a health risk, more research needed

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:58
Plastic pollutant nanoparticles in both tap and bottled water do not pose an apparent health hazard, according to a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. However, the UN body acknowledges more research and evidence is needed.
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Pompeo’s visit to Brussels is an opportunity for a unified Iran strategy

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:56
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s two-day visit to Brussels (2 and 3 September) is an excellent opportunity to address several important issues for the cross-Atlantic relations and have a unified strategy in addressing them as Europe is going to have a new leadership, Giulio Terzi writes.
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Hong Kong a ‘test for European leadership’, trade unions say

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:54
A contingency of trade unions came out in solidarity with Hong Kong pro-democracy campaigners on Monday (2 September), with a group in Brussels calling for Europe to lead the way in ensuring that human rights are eroded no further in the region, amid greater political pressure from Beijing in the region.
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Kazakhstan’s new president vows to pursue controlled democratisation

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:50
Kazakhstan’s new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev delivered on Monday (2 September) his first major speech following his election last June, defining his policies in all fields of the economy and society.
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Europe’s aims to clean up the space graveyard

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:48
The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a critical point where it now poses risks to other spacecraft and satellites and has started to trigger human efforts to combat the security threat in outer space. A spaceship glides...
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Turkmenistan should promote the Trans-Caspian Pipeline more actively

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:48
Iran and Russia are opposing the implementation of the Trans-Caspian project, which is supported by Azerbaijan and is in the EU’s interest, writes Shahnar Hajiev.
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Five Star voters hold sword of Damocles over Italian government

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:47
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US to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan, close 5 bases

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:38
The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief US negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Monday (2 September).
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Italy seizes migrant rescue vessel, another to disembark

Tue, 2019-09-03 06:08
Italian authorities on Monday (2 September) seized the rescue vessel Eleonore, disembarking the around 100 migrants aboard after it entered Italian territorial waters despite a ban.
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US and Poland 5G agreement an ‘example for Europe’, Pence says

Tue, 2019-09-03 05:56
The US and Poland have signed a joint declaration to collaborate on 5G security in what US Vice President Mike Pence said would "set a vital example for the rest of Europe."
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Johnson mulls snap election as MPs seek to block no-deal Brexit

Mon, 2019-09-02 15:06
Boris Johnson is moving closer to calling a snap election this week, if UK lawmakers adopt legislation aimed at preventing a No Deal Brexit.
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Icelandic fisheries minister: It’s time we got our seat at the table

Mon, 2019-09-02 15:01
Iceland, a nation with a long heritage of sustainable fishing, places great value on working with our European neighbours and friends to ensure the careful management of the shared North East Atlantic fisheries stocks.
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The Brief – Von der Leyen’s first success

Mon, 2019-09-02 14:14
It may be a long shot at this stage, but EURACTIV foresees that Ursula von der Leyen will be able to achieve her goal of achieving gender balance in the new EU executive. We will argue that this is a big success.
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Georgian PM Bakhtadze steps down, warns against political divisions

Mon, 2019-09-02 14:11
Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze announced his resignation on Monday (2 September) after little more than a year in the job and said the country must not be riven by political divisions that could play into Russia’s hands.
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Sweden reveals plans for bank tax to finance defence spending increase

Mon, 2019-09-02 10:40
Sweden has revealed plans to introduce a new bank tax to fund the country's future increase in defence spending from 2022, as it revamps efforts to counter Russia’s military build-up in the Baltic Sea region.
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Ten aspects of the Johnson coup against the UK Parliament

Mon, 2019-09-02 10:10
Boris Johnson's prorogation of Parliament may have come as a shock to many but it has stripped away whatever remaining illusions there might have been that the Prime Minister was going to abide by British parliamentary traditions, writes Denis MacShane.
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Fact check: Has Europe surrendered its south to China?

Mon, 2019-09-02 07:00
According to French President Emmanuel Macron, Europe has made the mistake of systematically handing key European infrastructures in southern Europe to the Chinese. EURACTIV has done a fact-check.
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‘Second class citizens’ not enough to fuel AfD rise to the top in eastern Germany

Mon, 2019-09-02 06:56
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Sanchez hopes new programme with Podemos can avoid new election

Mon, 2019-09-02 06:40
Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez will lay out plans on Tuesday (3 September) that he hopes will convince the far-left Unidas Podemos to support his last-ditch attempt to form a government and avoid a repeat election, he told El País newspaper.
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