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Incoming Commission set to face final approval vote

Wed, 2019-11-27 07:10
Brussels' next top official Ursula von der Leyen presents her top team to the European Parliament on Wednesday (27 November), hoping to finally put a difficult transition behind her.
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Merkel’s future in balance as SPD picks new leaders

Wed, 2019-11-27 07:09
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political future hangs in the balance as her floundering coalition partners, the SPD, elect new leaders on Saturday.
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MEP: EU needs an ‘aggressive’ industrial strategy to protect aluminium sector

Wed, 2019-11-27 07:07
The EU urgently needs to adopt an “aggressive” industrial strategy to protect its aluminium sector, which has been under unfair pressure from both the US and China, Greek MEP Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou told
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EU battery hopes ready to take off

Wed, 2019-11-27 07:00
Serious challenges in the energy and transport sectors could be solved, or at least mitigated, by a step-change in storage capabilities, supported by EU funding.
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Top Malta politicians quit amid fallout from journalist’s murder inquest

Wed, 2019-11-27 07:00
Two high-ranking politicians in Malta's government resigned on Tuesday (26 November), with a third "suspending himself" in the biggest political fallout to date from a widening probe into the brutal murder of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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UK must stick to EU ‘level playing field’ to get Brexit trade deal, says Barnier

Wed, 2019-11-27 06:59
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs on Tuesday (26 November) that the UK would have to agree to maintain a ‘level playing field’ and not undercut EU regulation to secure a trade agreement.
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Death of 13 soldiers in Mali highlights France’s isolation in Sahel region

Wed, 2019-11-27 06:55
In a fairly direct message to Germany, the EU Commission's outgoing President, Jean-Claude Juncker, noted that the French army is alone when defending Europe's honour and security in Mali. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU climate investment falls behind China and the US

Wed, 2019-11-27 06:55
The European Union continues to lag behind in terms of ‘green’ investment compared with China and the US, the EIB warned on Tuesday (26 November). The lender said that financing should increase by one-third to achieve a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.
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Democrats invite Trump to testify in December impeachment inquiry

Wed, 2019-11-27 06:54
The US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Tuesday (26 November) invited President Donald Trump to its first impeachment hearing, scheduled for 4 December, starting a new phase of the inquiry that could lead to formal charges against the president within weeks.
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Free movement for truck drivers’ social rights [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-11-27 06:00
As negotiations between the European institutions on the Mobility Package move into their final stage, LeïlaChaibi, Nikolaj Villumsen and the European Transport Workers’ Federation call on European lawmakers to not accept the deregulation of driving and rest times for truck drivers and to ensure that the principle of equal pay for equal work is strictly applied.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Gluing the cups

Tue, 2019-11-26 15:37
The latest row between Germany's Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron show how the French president is bumping over and over again to the German reality check.
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France’s PSG wants to ‘lead by example’ in protecting the environment

Tue, 2019-11-26 15:15
Paris Saint-Germain's new training centre will be inaugurated in 2022. According to the club, the training grounds will be designed in such a way that PSG will be able to lead by example when it comes to protecting the environment. EURACTIV France reports.
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European Parliament splits over climate emergency motion

Tue, 2019-11-26 14:59
Green lawmakers in the European Parliament have lashed out against a draft motion tabled by centrist MEPs that suggested declaring a climate emergency in Europe, tabling their own motion in response to what they denounced as a “PR-stunt”.
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Andriukaitis questions live animal transport after Romanian sheep tragedy

Tue, 2019-11-26 14:07
EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis called on the next EU executive to include animal welfare in the new Green Deal following a tragedy in which almost 15,000 sheep drowned in the Black Sea off Romania's coast.
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Don’t trust Russia, Sentsov warns Europe ahead of Normandy summit

Tue, 2019-11-26 14:00
Freed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov warned Europeans against attempts to thaw ties with Russia as he belatedly received his 2018 Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament’s annual human rights award, on Tuesday (26 November). Sentsov was sentenced to 20 years in...
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Amid Russia’s tightening embrace, Belarus seeks better ties with EU

Tue, 2019-11-26 13:31
Belarus is interested in building good-neighbourly ties with the European Union, and in particular with Stockholm and Helsinki, if there are no preconditions from the bloc, Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Monday (25 November).
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German farmers will ‘have to declare bankrupcy’ if CAP direct payments are capped

Tue, 2019-11-26 12:14
From 2021, the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is intended to be more closely linked to environmental requirements. But this could lead to large conventional farms facing existential threats. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Do NECPs from the 28 Member States meet EU transport decarbonisation targets? [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-11-26 11:00
The recently-published study by Farm Europe aims to contribute to the discussion on the state of the draft NECPs from the perspective of the transport sector.
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Taking action on agricultural emissions: a Kiwi farmer on our shared challenge

Tue, 2019-11-26 10:16
As a farmer, I’m all too aware of the effects of climate change. My sheep and beef farm, on the east coast of New Zealand, has always experienced a wide variety of weather, but in recent years this has become more extreme, writes Mike Petersen.
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Mobility Package panic, single-sky push & sheep SOS

Tue, 2019-11-26 10:12
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