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New US sanctions threaten EU firms involved in Nord Stream 2

Fri, 2017-06-16 05:57
The US Senate voted nearly unanimously on Thursday (15 June) for legislation to impose new sanctions on Russia and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia.
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How do you put a price on trucks’ impact on society?

Fri, 2017-06-16 05:34
Hauliers claim that trucks are overpaying in taxes and charges compared to their impact on the environment and society. But the reality is that road transport is now Europe’s biggest climate problem, writes Samuel Kenny.
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Since Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

Fri, 2017-06-16 05:21
Europeans think much better of the EU now than they did a year ago when Britons dealt the Union a heavy blow by voting to leave, a survey showed yesterday (15 June).
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Greece gets credit lifeline, IMF joins bailout

Fri, 2017-06-16 05:08
Eurozone governments threw Greece another 11th-hour credit lifeline yesterday night (15 June) worth $9.5 billion and sketched new details on possible debt relief as the IMF finally offered to help out after two years of hesitation.
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Support for Lisbon Treaty was unnecessary investment of political capital

Fri, 2017-06-16 05:01
The mantra of European elites for the support of the Lisbon Treaty included greater transparency of the decision-making process. Almost ten years after signing the Treaty, Mirek Topolánek says he now knows "for sure" that his support was unnecessary.
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Serbia names gay woman as premier in Balkan first

Fri, 2017-06-16 04:56
Serbia's president yesterday (15 June) named an openly gay woman as the next prime minister, a milestone move for the deeply conservative country and the wider Balkan region.
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Tweets of the Week: Roaming, Parliament plenary, and Erasmus

Fri, 2017-06-16 04:49
This week we look at the end of roaming, the European Parliament plenary, and Erasmus turning 30.
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Kosovo lurches to nationalism as Brussels lets down its friends

Fri, 2017-06-16 04:22
Elections in the West Balkans are never easy. Federica Mogherini might consider intervening now on the side of the pro-European forces in Kosovo, writes Denis MacShane.
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Prof. Guy Standing: Every country can afford Universal Basic Income

Fri, 2017-06-16 04:19
99% of people want to improve their lives. And the UBI won’t prevent them from wanting it. So if such projects prevent them from having to do terrible jobs, this is positive, says Guy Standing told EURACTIV Poland.
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Could proportional representation work for France?

Fri, 2017-06-16 04:10
France is mulling the introduction of proportional representation for its next legislative election. It could take inspiration from its European neighbours, all of which – bar the United Kingdom – use a version of PR. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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Pressured in Europe, Facebook details removal of terrorism content

Thu, 2017-06-15 22:15
Facebook on Thursday (15 June) offered additional insight on its efforts to remove terrorism content, a response to political pressure in Europe to militant groups using the social network for propaganda and recruiting.
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European Commission offers ‘open arms’ for British return

Thu, 2017-06-15 16:46
European Commission deputy chief Frans Timmermans said Thursday (15 June) that he would welcome Britain back into the EU "with open arms" if it reconsidered its decision to quit the bloc.
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Macron’s proposals wreak havoc on posted worker negotiations

Thu, 2017-06-15 16:39
Tough French proposals have derailed talks on controversial EU labour mobility rules and dashed Malta's hopes of brokering a compromise deal by the of this month.
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LULUCF – Will the EU turn the tide on forest growth in Europe and torpedo its bioeconomy agenda?

Thu, 2017-06-15 16:18
The European Commission’s proposal for Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) may well defeat its own purpose.  By discouraging investment in forests and inhibiting future growth of Europe’s most sustainably managed resources, the EU would not only undermine  its ‘Bioeconomy Strategy’ but also its climate change agenda writes Sylvain Lhôte.
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Grabbe: Hungary’s NGO law is discriminatory

Thu, 2017-06-15 16:16
For the EU, the fear is that this legislation is coercive and inhibits the free movement of capital, former Commission official Heather Grabbe told EURACTIV Germany.
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The Brief, powered by Eni: Troublemaker Poland needs patience

Thu, 2017-06-15 15:09
At least three EU countries are troublemakers (not to mention the one ‘walking dead’ member state). Hungary receives a lot of attention but the most severe case is Poland.
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Whose court is the Brexit ball really in?

Thu, 2017-06-15 14:19
One week on from the United Kingdom General Election, the positions of the two sides of the Brexit negotiating table could not be more different, writes Tom Parker.
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Another contested demolition in Belgrade’s Savamala district

Thu, 2017-06-15 13:49
The Serbian government has come under fire once again after the Nelt Group announced that its facilities in downtown Belgrade had been illegally razed. reports.
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UK party leader quits after election defeat ‘to remain faithful to Christ’

Thu, 2017-06-15 13:28
The leader of Britain’s most pro-EU party, the Liberal Democrats, resigned last night (14 June), saying it was “impossible” to be both a committed Christian and a frontline politician in 2017.
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Decoupling energy from GDP growth ‘might be impossible’, Statoil says

Thu, 2017-06-15 12:25
The Norwegian oil and gas giant presented its latest Energy Perspectives report in Brussels today (15 June), stressing the need to dramatically reduce global energy consumption as EU member states continued to squabble about the bloc’s energy savings objectives for 2030.
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