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W20 Summit champions women’s interests ahead of G20

Thu, 2017-04-27 12:07
At the Women20 Summit in Berlin, female leaders from around the world discussed how to promote economic empowerment of women on the agenda of a still male-dominated G20 leadership. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Future of the French deficit hangs on election result

Thu, 2017-04-27 11:25
Emmanuel Macron has promised to respect the EU’s budget rules, while Marine Le Pen has hardly mentioned the issue in her campaign. But Brussels is preparing for tough talks on the French deficit once the new president is elected. EURACTIV France reports.
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Merkel says EU summit should discuss Turkey

Thu, 2017-04-27 11:23
EU-Turkey relations have been severely hit by actions taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today (27 April).
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Palm oil production, development and the environment

Thu, 2017-04-27 11:18
Europe’s well-meaning attempts to improve the sustainability of palm oil production may be having the opposite effect, writes Hiroko Shimizu.
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Beijing picks Berlin to announce first ‘Made in China’ aircraft carrier

Thu, 2017-04-27 10:54
China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier yesterday (26 April), amid rising tensions over North Korea, regional concerns about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea and the country's broader military modernisation program.
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Member states need to agree on a strong Circular Economy Package

Thu, 2017-04-27 10:34
Following the European Parliament’s adoption of the proposed amendments on 14 March, the negotiations on the EU Circular Economy Package have now entered their final phase. NABU urges Europe to set strong targets, not watered-down goals.
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The Savamala case: A year without progress

Thu, 2017-04-27 09:45
The failure of the Serbian judiciary to make tangible progress in resolving the bulldozing of buildings in Belgrade's Savamala district brought angry citizens out on the street again on 25 April, a year after the event occurred. reports.
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Poland to receive its first LNG supplies from US in June

Thu, 2017-04-27 09:25
Poland will receive its first liquefied natural gas supplies (LNG) from the United States in mid-June as a result of a deal Polish gas firm PGNiG signed with Cheniere Energy, state-run PGNiG said today (27 April).
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Assisting neighbours becomes obligatory during gas crises

Thu, 2017-04-27 09:08
Council and Parliament negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday night (26 April) on the new security of gas supply regulation that aims at preventing gas supply crises.
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Help nature – change agriculture [Sponsored]

Thu, 2017-04-27 08:14
Europe's food and farming system is broken. It's not protecting farmers, nature or people. We can change it now:
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Bulgaria marks 90th anniversary of Pan-European movement

Thu, 2017-04-27 08:12
A PanEuropa Bulgaria conference was held in Sofia on 25 April to mark the 90th anniversary of the Pan-European movement in the country, and to discuss the future of the EU.
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Russia opens the door to cryptocurrencies

Thu, 2017-04-27 06:30
The benefits of blockchain are attractive to Russia’s financial system, writes Antonia Colibasanu.
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High time for Commission to impose transparency in garment supply chain

Thu, 2017-04-27 06:22
The time has come for the European Commission to develop a smart mix of rules for the garment industry to avoid tragedies like the collapse of the Rana Plaza, writes Hélène Mambourg.
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Macron gets rough ride in Le Pen country

Thu, 2017-04-27 05:57
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron vowed yesterday (26 April) not to "yield a centimetre" to Marine Le Pen after being booed and heckled with chants backing his far-right rival during a chaotic visit to an under-threat factory in the nation's rustbelt.
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MEPs advocate suspending EU-Turkey accession talks

Thu, 2017-04-27 05:44
Europe is not closing the door to Turkey, but recent developments are prompting it to look for alternatives to Turkey’s accession to the EU, said MEPs in a debate with Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn yesterday (26 April).
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Orbán: Hungary has no big issue with EU, it has a problem with Soros

Thu, 2017-04-27 05:09
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said he was committed to the EU and accused US billionaire George Soros of "attacking" his country yesterday (26 April) as he defended a law that could close down a university founded by the philanthropist.
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Exiled Turkish journalist urges EU to confront Erdogan

Thu, 2017-04-27 04:36
The exiled former editor-in-chief of Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet urged EU leaders on Wednesday (26 April) to stand up for their principles and confront President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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Watson: There can only be ‘losers’ from Brexit

Thu, 2017-04-27 04:20
The upcoming UK elections are unlikely to deliver enough certainty about what life will look like post-Brexit, said the former MEP and ALDE leader in an interview with, adding that no winners will emerge from the process.
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Spanish farmers say new CAP should provide dignity

Thu, 2017-04-27 04:20
Agri-food producers recognise the need to become competitive and sustainable. But they also need to deal with market volatility, price imbalances in the value chain, uncertainty generated by free trade agreements and Russia's ban on EU imports. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAgro reports.
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Military chiefs call for better data-sharing against terrorism

Thu, 2017-04-27 04:15
Top military officials from the United States and Europe called on Wednesday (26 April) for better information-sharing to fight terrorism and regular coordinating meetings for justice officials.
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