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Austrian Greens likely to join government coalition, shape priorities

Mon, 2019-12-09 13:58
Austria's Green party is expected to join the government for the first time, with negotiations already underway. After Sebastian Kurz's ÖVP party governed alongside the Eurosceptic far-right group FPÖ from 2017-2019, this could now prompt a change in Austria's foreign and EU policy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Athens takes lead to ensure Western Balkans EU path

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:20
The Greek government is determined to take all necessary initiatives to ensure that the Western Balkan region’s EU ambition will become a reality soon, the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias has said.
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Russia banned from Olympic Games for altering doping data

Mon, 2019-12-09 12:08
Russia was banned from the Olympics and other major world championships on Monday (9 December) after sporting officials decided to punish it for tampering with doping-related laboratory data in another blow to Russia’s already tarnished sporting reputation.
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UN climate talks failing to address urgency of crisis, says top scientist

Mon, 2019-12-09 08:18
Urgent UN talks on tackling the climate emergency are still not addressing the true scale of the crisis, one of the world’s leading climate scientists has warned, as high-ranking ministers from governments around the world began to arrive in Madrid for the final days of negotiations. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Salvini’s U-turn on Nutella exposes flaws in his ‘nationalist’ food policy

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:58
Lega leader Matteo Salvini's recent scolding of the iconic hazelnut spread 'Nutella' has exposed flaws in the 'Italian first' formula that has led the Italian to past electoral successes.
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Inflation, climate, jargon: ECB launches major review

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:57
The European Central Bank's new president Christine Lagarde has announced that the Frankfurt-based institute will soon undertake a strategic review, its first since 2003.
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Germany’s grand coalition to continue, for now, in fragile modus vivendi

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:56
For the time being, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) will continue being part of Germany's grand coalition with conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU).
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Belarus crowds rally against closer Russia ties, wave EU flags

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:47
Roughly 1,000 Belarusians joined an unauthorised demonstration on Saturday (7 December) against the prospect of a closer union with Russia.
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Brexit? New referendum? What’s at stake in UK vote

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:45
Britain votes on Thursday (12 December) in a crucial general election that will determine whether the country leaves the European Union next month or sets out a path to potentially reverse Brexit.
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France ready to take Trump’s tariff threat to WTO

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:34
France is ready to go to the World Trade Organization to challenge US President Donald Trump's threat to put tariffs on champagne and other French goods in a row over a French tax on internet companies, its finance minister said on Sunday (8 December).
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UK patient health data traded to US firms  

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:31
Health data belonging to millions of UK National Health Service (NHS) patients has been sold under license to US companies and global pharmaceutical firms, in a move that is likely to inflame tensions between the UK government and privacy campaigners in the run up to the December 12 election.
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Arms sales worldwide up nearly 5%, says new report

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:21
Arms sales rose by nearly five percent worldwide in 2018 in a market dominated by the United States, according to a new report published Monday (9 December) by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
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COP25: Countries pressed to deliver

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:20
The COP is meant to pave the way for countries to raise their climate ambition before the end of crucial year 2020. Climate negotiators know that they are under tight scrutiny from stakeholders, first and foremost cities, businesses, and Fridays for Future.
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COP25: cities are no longer waiting around for nations, Milan’s mayor says

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:19
Because there is still a small number of nations blocking progress in implementing the Paris Agreement, and cities already feel their impact of climate change, they are ready to take the lead in fighting global warming, Milan's mayor and C40 network Vice-Chairman Giuseppe Sala told EURACTIV in an interview. 
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UK investigating whether leaked trade papers were hacked

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:12
British cyber security officials are investigating whether classified UK-U.S. trade documents that were shared online ahead of Thursday’s election (December 12) were acquired by hacking or were leaked, two sources told Reuters.
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Finland gets youngest ever prime minister

Mon, 2019-12-09 07:09
Finland’s Social Democratic party appointed transport minister Sanna Marin as prime minister on Sunday (8 December), meaning all five leaders of the ruling parties are now women.
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Counting wolves in Bulgaria – with EU money

Mon, 2019-12-09 06:56
A €9-million report on the state of species and natural habitats in Bulgaria, paid for with EU taxpayers’ money, may in fact be a sham, Valia Ahchieva reports.
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Debate about 3% deficit belongs to another century, says EU’s Gentiloni

Mon, 2019-12-09 06:55
The EU's new economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni said the bloc should consider loosening its strict budget deficit rules to respond to climate risks and weak growth, echoing a similar call by French President Emmanuel Macron.
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Don’t cede too much to Putin, Ukrainians tell Zelenskiy ahead of Paris summit

Mon, 2019-12-09 06:39
Thousands of people gathered in the center of Kyiv on Sunday (8 December) to send a message to Ukraine’s president, who meets his Russian counterpart on Monday,  that Ukrainians will not accept a peace deal at the cost of the country’s independence and sovereignty.
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Time is ripe to align EU policies with Paris Climate Agreement

Mon, 2019-12-09 06:06
It’s the new Commission’s first weeks in office and climate is in the spotlight, with a European Green Deal expected to be tabled on 11 December. To succeed, the deal needs to enshrine increased climate ambition for the next decade,...
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