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#EU2019 – In Slovenia, it’s Liberals against the EPP

Thu, 2019-05-16 06:41
In Slovenia, the main story these days is not the European Parliament election campaign. It's Italy and cycling.
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Estonian President hits out at ‘white supremacist’ display with Le Pen

Thu, 2019-05-16 06:40
The "white supremacist" views held by some Parliamentarians do not represent the views of the Estonian people, President Kersti Kaljulaid insisted on Wednesday (15 May) after populist MPs were pictured alongside France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
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Romanian PM says Article 7 ‘nuclear option’ is dangerous

Thu, 2019-05-16 06:33
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First clashes liven up last EU Spitzenkandidat debate ahead of election

Thu, 2019-05-16 06:25
The six lead candidates of the main political parties laid out their visions of Europe on Wednesday evening (15 May), clashing over jobs and climate change in their last televised debate before the EU elections.
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Italy clouds Eurogroup discussion on public spending

Thu, 2019-05-16 06:25
Finance ministers from the 19 eurozone countries will review public spending in the region on Thursday (16 May), with Italy once again in the spotlight amid an ongoing economic slowdown.
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EU national climate plans well below par, study reveals

Thu, 2019-05-16 05:47
Of the 28 draft national energy and climate plans submitted by EU member states, not a single one is on a pathway to reach net-zero emission by 2050, according to a fresh analysis published on Thursday (16 May).
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Make an impact: Go vote! [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-05-16 05:00
If you want a Europe powered by renewables, go vote! Why vote? Because the European Parliament makes laws that support the growth of renewables in Europe.
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Capital markets need to start making sustainability mainstream – report

Wed, 2019-05-15 15:32
We need to reboot the financial system and rethink old structures. This is what the OECD, the World Bank Group and the UN Environment Programme are calling for in their new joint report. Sustainable finance should become mainstream, but the market is still lagging far behind. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EFSA: No cure for olive plants pest, the whole EU is at risk

Wed, 2019-05-15 15:03
In two opinions released on Wednesday (15 May), the EU Food Safety Agency confirmed that there is still no known way to eradicate the xylella fastidiosa from a sick olive tree. Control measures can contain the disease, but they have to be applied, EFSA's director told EURACTIV.
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The Brief, powered by ifaw – Black Box Brussels

Wed, 2019-05-15 14:57
Nobody can deny that the Spitzenkandidaten competing for the votes of European citizens remain largely unknown outside the Brussels bubble. Maybe adding a bit more fluff and glitter to the European election circus would do the trick.
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Paris takes pesky e-scooter fleets to task

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:15
Paris authorities have warned operators of the thousands of electric scooters that have inundated the city to keep them off pavements or face a temporary ban amid rising complaints from pedestrians.
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Europe’s 2019 wildfires already exceed last year’s blazes

Wed, 2019-05-15 13:03
Wildfires have burned more land in Europe in the first part of 2019 than in the whole of 2018, according to data by the European Union’s joint research centre (JRC).
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Five future French MEPs on ‘reserve list’ in case of Brexit

Wed, 2019-05-15 12:30
While waiting for Brexit to happen, France has set up a mechanism to redistribute seats currently reserved for UK MEPs. EURACTIV France reports.
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Why centrists in European Parliament are prepared to drop the term ‘liberal’

Wed, 2019-05-15 10:38
The incoming centrist group in the European Parliament should no longer be calling itself "liberal". This could also lead to the group leaning more towards the left. EURACTIV France reports.
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Fact-check: Is equal EU minimum wage possible, as Bulgarian socialists claim?

Wed, 2019-05-15 10:25
As the European elections are approaching, EURACTIV and its partners take a closer look at what candidates and their parties are saying ahead of the polls to help you separate facts from fiction. Fight for the enforcement of equal minimum...
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Information, Trust and Elections in the Digital Age [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-05-15 10:00
Online campaigns are as essential as town hall hustings for candidates, while malicious actors have been attempting to deploy cyber-attacks and disinformation to disrupt democratic processes in recent years.
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Why Manfred Weber will probably not be elected

Wed, 2019-05-15 09:39
It is unlikely that Manfred Weber will become President of the European Commission. This is also because Germany often acts as a 'blocker'. Gerd Appenzeller, from EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel, gives his opinion.
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Pentagon warns EU against blocking US firms from defence fund

Wed, 2019-05-15 08:00
In the latest sign of the deteriorating transatlantic relations, Washington has warned its European allies that a new European military pact risks shutting American companies out of defence contracts and undermining NATO, and has hinted at possible retaliation.
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Domestic challenges overshadow ten-year anniversary of EU’s Eastern Partnership

Wed, 2019-05-15 07:15
The strategic interests of Ukraine and the EU are "exactly the same", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (14 May) on the sidelines of a jubilee summit marking a decade of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in Brussels.
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German conservatives attack Weber over Orbán suspension

Wed, 2019-05-15 06:54
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