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EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:47
The EU responded on Thursday (16 May) to US accusations that a new European military pact risks shutting out American companies of the bloc’s defence projects and undermine NATO. In the letter seen by EURACTIV, signed by two senior EU officials,...
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EU elections 2019: How to defend and represent Europe?

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:46
Europe’s foreign and defence policy has always been a very contentious matter with widely divergent views on how to pursue it. Ahead of this week’s vote, EURACTIV looks at proposals from the main European political parties on strategic autonomy, qualified...
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US will not accept more Turkish F-35 pilots over Russia air defenses

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:37
The United States has decided to stop accepting any additional Turkish pilots who planned to come to the United States to train on F-35 fighter jets, US officials say, in a clear sign of the escalating dispute over Ankara’s plans...
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France’s weapons exports see sharp increase on European market

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:35
France’s arms sales in 2018 were worth €9.118 billion, up 30% compared to 2017. Exports to European countries are seeing a strong increase, according to the French Ministry for Armed Forces. EURACTIV’s partner reports. For the first time, the...
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Next-generation European fighter jet cooperation ready for take-off

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:34
Germany, France and Spain inked on Monday (17 June) a framework agreement for the joint construction of Europe’s largest arms project to date, the so-called Future Air Combat System (FCAS). In the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, on the...
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F-35 faces Turkish uncertainty as US sanctions loom over Russian defence deal

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:32
Washington is looking to impose financial sanctions on Turkish firms beyond those that build parts for the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet, due to Ankara’s plans to buy a Russian-built S-400 NATO non-compatible air defence system, a top Pentagon official...
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US removing Turkey from F-35 program after its Russian missile defense purchase

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:30
The United States said on Wednesday (17 July) that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system last week. The...
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F-35 or SU-35? Erdogan says Turkey to turn elsewhere

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:25
President Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday (26 July) Turkey would turn elsewhere for fighter jets if the United States will not sell it the F-35 jets, adding that a US decision to cut Ankara from the program would not deter...
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Germany’s slowing growth is penalising the whole of Europe

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:14
The European train is slowing down as one of its main drivers, the German economy, is experiencing a slowdown. At the same time, job creation across the EU is declining. EURACTIV's partner Euroefe reports.
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Merkel meets Orban on Iron Curtain anniversary amid new divides

Mon, 2019-08-19 12:06
German Chancellor Angela Merkel recalled the importance of a "humane" Europe Monday (19 August) as she took part in commemorations in Hungary to mark the 30th anniversary of a pivotal moment in the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989.
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Macron extends helping hand to Putin in run-up to G7 summit

Mon, 2019-08-19 11:29
By holding a meeting ahead of the G7 summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron are attempting to extend a dialogue rendered difficult by the continued dismantling of multilateralism. EURACTIV France reports.
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Humanity is increasingly living above its means

Mon, 2019-08-19 11:04
On Monday (29 July), which is three days earlier than last year, humanity had consumed more resources than the planet is capable of offering within a year. This is according to a report by the environmental NGO Global Footprint Network. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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US-Russia rivalry in the Middle East is now spilling over into the Mediterranean Sea

Mon, 2019-08-19 10:35
Most oil and gas experts agree that the East Med Pipeline Project is a pipe dream that cannot compete with cheap Russian gas. But America’s enthusiastic support for it is more about a re-alignment of alliances, and securing energy supply, writes Nour Samaha.
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Catholic church continues battle against LGBT in Visegrád Four

Mon, 2019-08-19 08:08
The rhetoric of the Catholic Church members against the LGBT community is becoming increasingly aggressive in four eastern EU countries, with priests comparing the LGBT movement to the plague and calling it an “ideology” with totalitarian features.
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EU’s Juncker cuts short holiday for urgent surgery

Mon, 2019-08-19 07:07
Outgoing European Commission boss, Jean-Claude Juncker, had to cut short his Austria holiday to undergo an urgent gallbladder operation back home in Luxembourg, his team said in a statement on Saturday (17 August).
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Finnish social minister: Europe needs ‘a paradigm shift’ towards the economy of well-being

Mon, 2019-08-19 06:34
Working towards a more inclusive economic growth in Europe is one of the Finnish presidency's main priorities. Finnish minister Aino-Kaisa Pekonen lays out her vision for "the economy of well-being".
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How do Power-to-X technologies work?

Mon, 2019-08-19 06:34
P2X, P2Y, PtG, PtL, power-to-gas... These somewhat cryptic terms stand for energy conversion processes that can be used to store surplus power from renewable sources and help meet climate targets. But whether they will actually reduce emissions depends on many  different factors, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Iranian tanker at centre of standoff with West leaves Gibraltar

Mon, 2019-08-19 06:22
The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a US request to detain the vessel further.
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Spain makes new offer to migrant rescue boat off coast of Italy

Mon, 2019-08-19 06:00
Spain on Sunday (18 August) offered to allow a charity boat situated off the coast of Italy with more than 100 people on board to dock at the nearest Spanish port after the Open Arms charity rejected a plan to dock in Algeciras because it was too far away.
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UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

Mon, 2019-08-19 05:48
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers.
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