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German development minister: To protect the Amazon rainforest, greater commitment is needed

Mon, 2019-07-15 12:19
In an interview with EURACTIV's media partner Deutsche Welle, Germany's Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Müller spoke about his trip to Brazil and Germany's role in stopping the Amazon rainforest' continued deforestation.
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Will the government of Andrej Babiš survive again?

Mon, 2019-07-15 12:18
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš survived a no-confidence vote on 27 June, but his coalition government is torn by internal strife and appears to be nearer the end than at any point in its past 12 months in office.
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Georgian government dismisses pro-Russia bias claims

Mon, 2019-07-15 11:38
A leading opposition politician has accused the Georgian government of pro-Russian bias, tacitly condoned by the EU, but representatives of the ruling party, as well as diplomats, insist there is a consensus on big geopolitical matters and the entire country is pro-Western.
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MEP: Green agriculture movement in Germany is growing fast

Mon, 2019-07-15 11:21
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Greens/EFA’s spokesperson in the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and member of the Environment Committee Martin Häusling spoke about the potential influence Germany could have on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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OECD calls on members to speed up reforms, focus on innovation

Mon, 2019-07-15 11:09
In its annual growth report, the OECD painted a gloomy picture: rising inequalities, slowing growth and strong headwinds for the global market economy, notably because of trade wars. EURACTIV Germany summarised the OECD's recommendations for Europe.
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EU co-finances new arch for Chernobyl

Mon, 2019-07-15 10:27
Reactor 4 of the Ukrainian Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been covered with a new arch and is the largest mobile structure ever built by humans. This time, it has been co-financed by the EU. EURACTIV's media partner Euroefe reports.
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Water meets Energy, Energy meets Water [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-07-15 10:00
The Water Innovation Europe 2019 edition “Water meets Energy, Energy meets Water” was successfully concluded on the 13th of June in Brussels with about 230 participants joining us from the water & energy sector.
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Ursula von der Leyen: Parliament vote puts EU politics to the test

Mon, 2019-07-15 06:54
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Bulgarian EPP deputy: Don’t take vote for Ursula von der Leyen for granted

Mon, 2019-07-15 06:54
Part of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) has serious doubts about Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination for President of the European Commission and may not support her, Bulgarian MEP Radan Kanev told news website EUelectionsBulgaria.com.
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EPP set to lose influence in von der Leyen Commission

Mon, 2019-07-15 06:24
If Ursula von der Leyen is approved as European Commission president this week, her own centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) may actually lose influence in the next EU executive, given the political affiliation of the candidates likely to form the bulk of her senior staff.
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Rome prepares to ship its rubbish across Europe, raising environmental concerns

Mon, 2019-07-15 06:20
The exit strategy from Rome’s current garbage crisis involves re-routing thousands of tonnes of junk to Sweden and other EU countries, with a huge financial and environmental cost in terms of CO2 emissions.
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Macron announces launch of French space force

Mon, 2019-07-15 06:13
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday (13 July) said that France’s air force will set up a space command centre and be renamed the Air and Space force, to better protect outer space interests.
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Mogherini cautions against ‘dangerous adventures’ in the Middle East

Mon, 2019-07-15 06:12
The European Union fully backs Iraq's efforts to de-escalate growing tensions between the United States and Iran because conflict will have dire consequences for all sides, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday (13 July).
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Emission-busting aviation taxes gain ground, despite airline pushback

Mon, 2019-07-15 06:08
Ryanair in April became the first airline to be included among Europe’s top ten polluters, with some calling the airline company ‘the new coal’ industry. Large economies like France and Germany have begun seeking impact-reducing alternatives to air travel by imposing new taxes.
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Turkish Cypriot leader proposes joint energy committee

Mon, 2019-07-15 05:49
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı on Saturday (13 July) proposed creating a joint committee across the divided Mediterranean island, to address tensions over offshore energy reserves.
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Belgrade condemns ‘hate’ after Orthodox graves in Kosovo vandalised

Mon, 2019-07-15 05:44
Graves at a Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Kosovo have been vandalised, police said on Sunday (14 July), in an incident that comes at a time of rising tension between Belgrade and Pristina.
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Macron hails common European defence at Paris parade

Mon, 2019-07-15 05:40
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday (14 July) sought to showcase European military cooperation in France's annual Bastille Day parade that included representatives of nine other European armies in a show of unity at a time of growing tensions between Europe and the United States.
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What the new EU leadership can do for our industry (and vice versa) [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-07-15 05:00
Digitalisation is reshaping the borders of traditional industry sectors (e.g. automotive, energy, retail). It is also impacting our regulations that need to be smarter to uphold the competitiveness of Europe’s industry. New industry coalitions that combine verticals with tech sectors can help.
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Von der Leyen’s bid for EU top job in the balance

Sun, 2019-07-14 10:00
Will it be business as usual or a summer of stalemate?
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The Brief – The ‘Super-Commissioners’

Fri, 2019-07-12 15:05
In spite of EU leaders’ opposition to measures to make the Commission more functional, the rise of three ‘super-commissioners’ to support the next EU executive chief would improve Europe’s response to the turbulent world. The death of the Spitzenkandidaten process...
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