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First Spitzenkandidaten debate falls flat

Mon, 2019-04-29 20:24
Five candidates vying to become the next European Commission president sparred and bantered in the first European election debate, which fell flat in the absence of Manfred Weber, candidate of the largest political group.
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The Brief – An afternoon in Berlin

Mon, 2019-04-29 14:49
Today is one of those days when it’s nice to step outside the EU bubble, leave behind the whole election spiel and walk into the cool shade of the Western Balkans, where things unfold at a more leisurely pace.
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Global military spending in 2018 reached post-Cold War peak

Mon, 2019-04-29 14:12
In 2018, countries invested as much money in the military as they did in 1988, before the end of the Cold War, the latest data by the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows. World military expenditure is estimated to have hit...
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Gavin Esler: I want to stop Brexit, fix Britain and reform the EU

Mon, 2019-04-29 13:01
“I’m in this because I want to address the causes of Brexit. I want to stop Brexit, fix Britain and reform the EU.”
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BusinessEurope warms to Macron’s EU carbon tariff idea

Mon, 2019-04-29 12:58
Marking a departure from its existing policy, Europe’s biggest business lobby group said it was discussing a carbon tariff at the EU's border in order to restore a level playing field with countries like China or the US, which do not impose a pollution constraint on their industries.
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Slovak top court rejects bid to ban far-right party

Mon, 2019-04-29 12:37
Slovakia's Supreme Court on Monday (29 April) ruled against banning a far-right anti-immigrant, anti-Roma party currently polling at just over 10%, saying prosecutors had not produced enough evidence against them.
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London marathon goes greener

Mon, 2019-04-29 12:11
As the London marathon aims at becoming a world leader in sustainable sports events, the Sunday (28 April) edition introduced a new set of measures to become greener.
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Austrian far-right leader urges fight against ‘population exchange’

Mon, 2019-04-29 06:56
Austrian far-right leader Heinz-Christian Strache has asked voters to support his Freedom Party (FPÖ) in European Parliament elections and help counter migration flows that he called an unwanted "population exchange".
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Socialists win election in Spain, far-right enters parliament

Mon, 2019-04-29 06:49
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. In this edition: Socialists win in Spain, Merkel and Macron receive Western Balkans leaders, migration row continues in Belgium, and much more.
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Swiss labour leader declares draft EU treaty ‘dead’

Mon, 2019-04-29 06:42
The new head of Switzerland's powerful labour union federation rejected a draft treaty with the European Union and called for restarting negotiations with the country's most important trading partner.
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Juncker looks back on 15 years of ‘big bang’ EU enlargement

Mon, 2019-04-29 06:40
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered interesting comments on present-day leaders of member states from Central Europe, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the 1 May 2004 accession of 10 countries, known as “the big bang”. 
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China puts gentler face on Belt and Road, hits back at critics

Mon, 2019-04-29 06:30
China sought to put a gentler face on its massive plan to recreate the old Silk Road at a summit that ended on Saturday (27 April), saying it must do more to explain the programme and boost sustainability even as state media hit back at critics.
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Macron and Merkel try to resurrect Serbia-Kosovo talks at Berlin summit

Mon, 2019-04-29 06:13
European leaders will try to bring bitter foes Serbia and Kosovo back to the negotiating table at a regional summit in Berlin on Monday (29 April), hoping to reboot a dialogue over one of the Balkans' thorniest disputes.
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In Spain, Socialists pledge ‘pro-European government’ after election win

Mon, 2019-04-29 06:10
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez looks set to regain power after his Socialists overcame a historic challenge by right-wing nationalists in elections on Sunday (28 April), a result he portrayed as a morale booster for the European Union. The Socialists...
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Poll: Nearly half of Europeans think vaccines ‘can often produce severe side effects’

Mon, 2019-04-29 05:48
85% of EU citizens believe vaccines are an effective way of preventing diseases, but almost half of them think vaccines "can often produce severe side-effects," according to a new Eurobarometer survey.
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Commission calls for bioeconomy strategies to be expanded and implemented

Mon, 2019-04-29 05:14
Under the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission will not approve the national strategic plan of a member state that does not include the promotion of the bioeconomy in agriculture, the EU's farming Commissioner Phil Hogan said on Thursday (25 April).
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May government rules out Brexit vote before local polls

Sun, 2019-04-28 21:34
Theresa May is likely to make one last attempt to pass her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement in a bid to avoid having to hold European elections next month, but not before UK local elections on Thursday (2 May).
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A socialist-led Spain can be at the heart of the sustainable revolution

Sat, 2019-04-27 15:55
Spain's socialist-led government can help re-start Europe by pushing its alternative to economic austerity and prioritising the fight against climate change, writes Udo Bullmann.
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The Brief – The Zombie-Factor

Fri, 2019-04-26 15:00
It is one month to go until the European elections, the campaign is starting in earnest and the favourite sport of political pundits around Europe has become trying to predict the outcome of the elections. But can we really?
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As election looms, Spaniards are hit by WhatsApp disinformation campaign

Fri, 2019-04-26 14:57
Spanish citizens have been subject to a series of disinformation campaigns ranging from fake news about Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez signing a Catalan independence deal, to conspiracies about migrants and propaganda against gay people, a new study has found.
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