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The UK should realise that Ireland is an island

Fri, 2017-08-18 05:57
The fixation amongst Brexiteers to take back control of Britain's borders makes resolving the Irish border issue nearly impossible, writes Dick Roche.
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Commission rolls out migration action plan despite heavy criticism

Fri, 2017-08-18 05:50
The EU is pressing on with controversial plans to tackle the migration crisis in the face of mounting criticism from NGOs and UN experts. EURACTIV France reports.
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Northern Ireland court rules gay marriage ban doesn’t violate rights

Fri, 2017-08-18 05:23
Northern Ireland's refusal to recognise same-sex marriage does not violate the rights of couples affected, the Belfast High Court ruled on Thursday (17 August), in a blow to campaigners in the only part of the United Kingdom that bans gay marriage.
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Merkel, called ‘traitor’, defends refugee stance in rowdy east Germany

Fri, 2017-08-18 05:15
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted with shouts of "traitor" by a rowdy group of right-wing protesters in east Germany yesterday (17 August) as she defended her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country.
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German ex-Chancellor Schröder hits back in Russia row before vote

Fri, 2017-08-18 04:46
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder hit back at criticism of his planned new job at Russian oil producer Rosneft on Thursday (17 August), accusing his foes of political manoeuvring to help get Angela Merkel re-elected.
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13 dead in Barcelona Jihadist attack, suspected terrorists killed in another incident

Fri, 2017-08-18 04:33
A van ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona's most popular street in broad daylight yesterday (17 August), killing 13 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
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World’s largest cruise operator closes in on 2020 emissions target

Fri, 2017-08-18 02:50
The world's largest leisure travel company, the Carnival Corporation, looks set to achieve a 25% reduction in carbon emissions before a 2020 deadline, after championing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on cruise ships. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
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Italian lake goes all electric

Thu, 2017-08-17 13:51
Italy’s picturesque Lake Como has become Europe’s first ‘electric destination’ after efforts to install a far-reaching electric-charging network were finally realised.
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‘You’re not welcome’: Tourismophobia spreads across Europe

Thu, 2017-08-17 13:25
From Scotland to Ibiza, critics of mass tourism are growing their ranks. EURACTIV partner Ouest-France reports.
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Wildfires trap 2,000 villagers in Portugal

Thu, 2017-08-17 13:16
Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled on Thursday (17 August) to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.
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New crisis emerges as South Sudan refugees in Uganda hit one million

Thu, 2017-08-17 13:08
With the one millionth South Sudanese refugee having entered Uganda this week, there is a desperate need for action by the EU, relief organisation World Vision says in a new study.
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Giant floating wind turbines installed off Scottish coast, in world first

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:55
The world’s first floating wind farm is taking shape off the coast of Scotland, in waters normally too deep for turbine installation.
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Brexit is a chance for farming reform – but we must get the policy right

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:28
Britain's withdrawal from the EU undoubtedly carries risks but it may also create the opportunity to build a greener, more efficient, and innovative farming sector. If this happens, Ngaire Woods argues, the EU and other economies might follow suit.
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Hague Court holds Islamist liable for €2.7 million damages after Timbuktu destruction

Thu, 2017-08-17 12:11
Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled today (17 August) that a former Islamist rebel who was jailed for wrecking holy sites in Timbuktu was liable for damages of €2.7 million euros.
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New EU rules for lower power plant emissions take effect

Thu, 2017-08-17 11:54
The European Commission published on Thursday (17 August) tighter new standards for the bloc's most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, giving them four years to meet the lower emission standards.
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Turkey proposes free movement of workers with Kazakhstan

Thu, 2017-08-17 11:13
The countries of Central Asia are exploring forms of integration resembling those of the European Union, the latest one being the establishment of free movement of people and workers between Turkey and Kazakhstan.
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Germany’s glass ceiling: Firms given one year to appoint women

Thu, 2017-08-17 10:30
Germany's family minister has cornered German firms: Either they name women in management positions now, or they will have to comply with gender quotas in one year. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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US renewable energy growth helped prevent thousands of deaths

Thu, 2017-08-17 09:58
New research has revealed that up to 12,700 deaths were prevented over a nine-year-period in the United States, thanks to an increase in renewable energy use and tighter regulation.
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Turkey criticises Merkel, says Germany can’t dictate EU policy

Thu, 2017-08-17 09:31
Turkey's EU minister said on Thursday (17 August) that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments about halting the expansion of a customs union between Ankara and the European Union harmed the credibility of the bloc.
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Commission open to member states’ push to protect quality foods in China

Thu, 2017-08-17 09:02
The European Commission will not block member states’ attempts to sue China over its use of counterfeit trademarks and has insisted a future bilateral deal with the Asian superpower will bring “significant benefits” for Europe’s quality food producers.
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