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BRUSSELS – Arms exports ban

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:36
Three Belgian NGO’s Human Rights League, the anti-war action group Vredesactie and the peace and democracy defence union CNAPD have taken the federal government, and its federal finance minister Alexander De Croo (Open VLD), to court in Brussels in a...
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PARIS – No more Gare du Nord?

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:36
LREM candidates for the Paris town hall, Benjamin Griveaux and Cédric Villani suggested over the weekend to move train stations from Paris to the suburbs. While Villani would like to see Gare du Nord in Saint-Denis, Benjamin Griveaux wants to move...
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VIENNA – Landslide victory for social democrats in state elections

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:35
In yesterday’s elections in the state of Burgenland, the Social Democrats obtained 50% (up 8 percentage points), earning an absolute majority. The win bucks the party’s recent downward trend: it obtained a record low of 21.2% of the votes in...
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BERLIN – Former vice-chancellor joins Deutsche Bank’s board

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:33
Former chair of the Social Democrats (SPD) and ex-Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, was appointed by Deutsche Bank on Friday (24 January) to join its board of directors. His nomination will be put to a vote during the Annual...
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With anti-Semitism on the rise, Auschwitz liberation commemorated

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:29
World leaders join ageing Holocaust survivors in Poland on Monday (27 January) to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Semitism.
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A net-zero emissions future to guide Europe through turbulent economic times

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:20
Climate action can be the polestar guiding EU leaders through turbulent economic waters, writes Pascal Lamy, calling on politicians to put climate policy at the heart of a coherent industrial strategy.
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Centeno: Europe should ‘make room for green investments to happen’

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:18
Speaking to EURACTIV in Davos, Eurogroup President Mario Centeno remained hopeful about the eurozone's stalled reform process, saying there are “good reasons” to support ‘green’ investment as part of a broader review of EU fiscal rules due later this year.
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Brussels picks post-Brexit UK ambassador

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:17
The European Union appointed its first post-Brexit ambassador to the United Kingdom on Friday (24 January), choosing one of the most experienced officials on the foreign affairs services' roster to oversee relations and the implementation of the withdrawal agreement after 31 January.
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Davos wrap-up: Forum runs out of steam as climate becomes ‘king’

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:17
Climate change dominated discussions at the World Economic Forum in Davos, but this year’s sunny edition was dry on the consensus required to drive the global economy towards a greener future. 
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Divided EU leaders to hammer out budget at February summit

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:14
European Union leaders meet next month in Brussels to try to agree a first post-Brexit longterm budget, with divisions over proposed cuts that could undermine defence and climate change ambitions.
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Electric shock: Could Brexit scar Britain’s energy landscape?

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:46
Britain's exit from the EU, which will finally happen on Friday (31 January), has sparked fears of disruption to its electricity market, from higher bills to supply issues and stalled de-carbonisation efforts.
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Will Brexit see European division at the UN Security Council?

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:45
In a recent UN Security Council vote on extending cross-border aid to Syria, Britain aligned with the United States and abstained in a rare split with its European partners that could herald others to come after Brexit.
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Piecing together Europe’s climate finance puzzle

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:30
The climate neutrality puzzle is massive. As EU affairs ministers meet in Brussels today (27 January), they should ensure €260 billion are invested annually to lead a fair and just transition away from fossil fuels, campaigners write.
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Emilia Romagna voters upset Salvini’s plan to trigger early elections

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:20
Italy's populist leader Matteo Salvini appeared to have failed in his bid to win a key regional election and topple the country's fragile coalition government, according to exit polls late Sunday (26 January).
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Germany’s new bioeconomy strategy criticised for overlooking agriculture, food production

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:10
Germany's federal cabinet adopted a new bioeconomy strategy last week, and it has already been criticised for hardly mentioning agricultural reform and focusing 'too much' on technology and optimisation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Front of pack labelling: how to make Nutriscore meaningful for bottled vegetable oils [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:00
Ahead of the upcoming Commission report on nutrient profiles and of Farm to Fork strategy, FEDIOL assesses the implementation of the Nutriscore for bottled vegetable oils and puts forward concrete suggestions to align it with EU nutrition and health claims and with existing national and WHO international nutritional recommendations.
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Uzbekistan is open for ‘conscientious foreign investors’, seeks ‘honesty vaccine’

Mon, 2020-01-27 05:52
The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, addressed the newly formed parliament on Friday (24 January), laying out his plans for the next five years. The banking sector, fighting corruption, foreign direct investment, poverty reduction and international trade were at the...
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Poland accuses Brussels of double standards in judiciary row

Mon, 2020-01-27 05:45
Poland accused the European Union on Saturday (25 January) of double standards for questioning the country's Constitutional Tribunal, intensifying a spat between Warsaw and Brussels ahead of a visit by the bloc's top rule of law official.
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LEAK: EU charts 6G future in ambitious industrial plan

Fri, 2020-01-24 17:56
The European Commission has set out a series of comprehensive plans to revolutionise the bloc's industrial sector, with a heavy interest in developing key technologies with 'strategic importance', including measures to go 'beyond 5G' and 'towards 6G.'
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IMF warns of the risk of central banks’ ‘cheap money’

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:52
The monetary stimulus has been one of the main engines of growth over the past years, but continuing with the supply of 'cheap money' could hurt low-income countries, fuel risky investments and affect savers, warned the IMF on Friday (24 January).
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