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Global Britain – a slogan without substance?

Tue, 2018-03-13 13:36
‘Global Britain’ has been one of the most popular slogans used by UK ministers, led by Foreign Minister Boris Johnson. What it actually means in practice is far from clear.
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Baltic states against EU sanctions on Poland

Tue, 2018-03-13 11:20
Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have confirmed that they are against imposing EU sanctions on Poland for alleged breaches to the rule of law. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Why not hold all of Europe’s elections on the same day?

Tue, 2018-03-13 11:03
Here's a sharp knife to cut through the tangled knot of Europe's politics ‒ let's hold all national parliamentary elections on the same day as voting for the European Parliament, writes Giles Merritt.  
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25 years of EU-Kazakhstan relations

Tue, 2018-03-13 09:38
On 2 February 2018, EU and Kazakhstan celebrated the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations, an anchoring point for their close and mutually beneficial cooperation. This infographic highlights the main achievements of these 25 years.
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Europe’s future in high performance computing

Tue, 2018-03-13 09:36
Currently only 5% of High Performance Computers are located in the EU and according to Vice-President Ansip, not all EU countries have the capacity to develop such infrastructure on their own.
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Italy: From pro-European to Euroscepticism

Tue, 2018-03-13 09:19
The strong performance of Eurosceptic parties in Italy's 4 March election stands out in a country that was generally pro-European in years past. reports.
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Bulgarian Presidency skips EP’s Istanbul Convention debate

Tue, 2018-03-13 08:29
The European Parliament debated on Monday (12 March) the problems facing a landmark convention on protecting women from violence, which several member states, including Bulgaria, have yet to ratify. But Bulgaria, the current holder of the rotating EU presidency, was notable in its absence.
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German power deal spells demise of the integrated utility model

Tue, 2018-03-13 07:15
An all-German deal to split Innogy between RWE and E.ON looks set to create a template for European utilities M&A that includes the demise of the integrated model, no more big cross-border deals and a quest for emerging market growth.
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Alcohol labelling proposal fails to end debate on calories

Tue, 2018-03-13 06:46
The alcohol industry presented on 12 March their self-regulatory proposal on labelling, focusing on “flexibility” for wine, beer, spirits and cider. Alcohol makers will be free to decide whether to place information on the label, online or both.
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Fidget spinners named on EU danger list

Tue, 2018-03-13 06:35
Despite becoming a common sight on playgrounds around the world and even in the workplace, fidget spinners have been included on an EU list of dangerous products, as toys ended up posing the most risk in 2017.
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India takes lion’s share of EU bank funding for solar power

Tue, 2018-03-13 06:33
The European Investment Bank (EIB) signed an agreement last Friday (9 March) to provide €800 million for clean energy projects in India, one day before an International Solar Alliance summit took place in Delhi.
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No sugar-sweetened soft drinks in secondary schools by end of 2018 [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-03-13 06:30
The European soft drinks industry has committed to stop offering sugar-sweetened drinks for sale in secondary schools across Europe and to provide only no-calorie and low-calorie options by the end of 2018.
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Czech minister: Government to hold series of public debates on EU future

Tue, 2018-03-13 06:21
The Czech government has responded to the challenge laid down by French President Emmanuel Macron and is going to start a series of public discussions on what shape the EU should take in the future, Aleš Chmelař, Czech State Secretary for EU affairs, told Aktuálně.cz.
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Merkel says she will visit Macron to discuss EU reform

Tue, 2018-03-13 06:18
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday (12 March), two days before she is to launch her new government, that she will pay a quick visit to French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss EU reform proposals.
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EU budget: Where’s the climate and environment?

Tue, 2018-03-13 06:00

Discussions on the EU's post-2020 accounts have begun. But it seems like climate, energy and the environment itself have already been forgotten in the talks, warns Damien Demailly.

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Mogherini urges Gazprom to resume Ukraine gas flows

Tue, 2018-03-13 05:42
The European Union yesterday (12 March) called on Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom to fulfil its contractual obligations and resume shipments to Ukraine.
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Slovakia staggers toward early elections as PM’s coalition unravels

Tue, 2018-03-13 05:25
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico's government moved closer to collapse yesterday (12 March) after his junior coalition partner called for early elections amid a political crisis sparked by the killing of journalist.
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Budget committee to look into ‘Selmayrgate’ after fury in Strasbourg

Tue, 2018-03-13 05:01
The European Parliament's budgetary control committee will look into last month's "fast-track promotion" of Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker's top aide, after MEPs called the appointment a "perfect stitchup" and a "grave error" that only fuels Euroscepticism.
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Commission expert group pressures tech platforms to stop ‘fake news’ advertising

Mon, 2018-03-12 18:31
An expert group advising the European Commission on so-called fake news wants tech giants to be more transparent about their advertising revenue. Their new report pressures social media firms like Facebook and Twitter to deal with the spread of false information on their platforms.
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The Brief – The bully in the glass house

Mon, 2018-03-12 15:58
Donald Trump comes first among hooligans on the global stage. Not that he’s interested in tearing up your local bar, at least for now. Instead, the US president is determined to crack the global system by throwing stones in the form of tweets and executive orders.
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