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Georgia: Private sector gives suggestions for a way forward

Mon, 2019-11-04 10:10
Georgia, a country championing economic reform and ranking seventh in the World Bank 'Doing Business' index, gave the floor on 23 October to experienced businessmen to identify ways of further improving the investment climate.
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Oil and gas majors must cut production by a third to meet climate targets: report

Mon, 2019-11-04 08:57
The world's largest oil and gas companies must cut combined production by 35% by 2040 if nations are the meet the collective ambitions of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to below 2C, a new report from Carbon Tracker has found. EURACTIV's media partner reports.
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EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:54
The EU says it wants to get out of fossil fuels and become climate neutral as soon as possible. But the European Commission's latest list of energy projects eligible for EU funding nevertheless includes 32 gas projects, including the construction of new LNG terminals, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Macron provokes diplomatic incident with Bulgaria, Ukraine

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:52
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Time to intervene on behalf of innovation in Europe’s smart car market

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:52
After taking action to prevent anti-competitive practices by chipmakers, the European Commission should do the same in the smart car sector, writes Brian Scarpelli.
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Von der Leyen Commission hangs on Romania politicising

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:30
Romanian lawmakers will hold a vote of confidence on Monday (4 November) for the centrist minority cabinet of Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban, the outcome of which risks extending a policymaking vacuum in the European Union.
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French leader to raise ‘taboo’ topics in China

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:16
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in China on Monday (4 November) to drum up new business deals, but under warning from his hosts to keep off thorny issues such as the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
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US airlines attack Germany’s planned air ticket tax

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:13
A group of US airlines has insisted that Germany’s plan to tax air tickets undermines a UN agreement on offsetting emissions from international aviation, a line of argument that is also casting doubt on the EU’s flagship emissions trading scheme (ETS).
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not run in UK election

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:10
Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's upstart Brexit Party, said on Sunday (3 November) he would not stand in the next month's election, choosing instead to campaign countywide against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal.
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Carbon levy should fund cleaner shipping fuels, say top executives

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:01
Executives at some of the world’s top shipping groups are advocating a levy on carbon emissions on shipping in an effort to shape tightening rules on greenhouse gas emissions while providing a means to fund development of cleaner fuel sources.
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Italy’s plastic tax proposal angers ‘packaging valley’ before crucial regional vote

Mon, 2019-11-04 06:52
The government is open to rediscuss a proposed tax on single-use plastics, out of concern for the country's world-leading packaging sector based in Emilia-Romagna where regional elections are scheduled in January.
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EU official: Interreg is an ‘engine’ of regional cooperation but needs simplification

Mon, 2019-11-04 06:39
Interreg, a flagship EU cohesion policy programme, is an important engine of cooperation and trust among countries, but to address ongoing challenges such as migration or Brexit, it needs to be simplified and better coordinated and have less red tape, a high-ranking EU official told
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ESA: Fair media coverage based on scientific facts [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-11-04 06:00
Both indoor and outdoor tanning has been heavily criticised mostly using outdated scientific findings and completely disregarding benefits of moderate sunbed use or outdoor exposure to sunlight.
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Tweets of the Week: Brexit Extension, Oettinger’s Budget and European Prizes

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:54
Brexit didn’t happen so it’s not yet goodbyes, Oettinger accuses the FT of lies, and Uyghur rights activist wins Sakharov prize.
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Trump says UK Labour leader Corbyn would be ‘so bad’ for Britain

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:45
US President Donald Trump waded into Britain's election campaign on Thursday (31 October), saying the leader of the left-wing opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be "so bad" for Britain if he wins.
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British election campaign kicks off on no-Brexit day

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:36
On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a "rigged system" he said was run by billionaires and tax dodgers.
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Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland ‘breached EU law’ by refusing refugees

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:30
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday (31 October).
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Juncker’s surgery delays Luxembourg trial

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:24
A Luxembourg court was forced Thursday (31 October) to delay the next hearing in a tortuous spy scandal case after former prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced plans to undergo surgery. Juncker, currently president of the European Commission, will be operated...
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Trump impeachment effort passes first test in divided US Congress

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:19
A deeply divided US House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday (31 October) in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next, more public, stage in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump’s attempt...
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Albania offers first comments to Macron’s enlargement damper

Thu, 2019-10-31 20:51
A conference in Tirana on Thursday (31 October) provided a rare insight into the state of mind of the country’s government, but also of other regional players, following the EU's recent failure to take a decision on opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.
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