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Russia’s EU ambassador: The fall of the Berlin Wall was ‘a victory of common sense’

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:40
In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke about gas transit talks with Ukraine, NATO and EU enlargement, nuclear arms control, Russia’s sales of the S-400 anti-aircraft system, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Brexit.
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Zelenskiy’s aide met Trump ally in Kyiv

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:37
Trump's former campaign adviser and lobbyist ally Bryan Lanza met with Ukraine's President  Volodymyr Zelenskiy aide Andriy Yermak at a restaurant on Wednesday (30 November), Ukrainian media have reported.
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Financing the energy transition: Where’s the money?

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:35
Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to turn Europe into “the world’s first climate-neutral continent” means efforts to green the economy are set to go into overdrive. But where will the necessary funds come from to back the...
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Johnson pledges to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralysed economy

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:24
Britain's Conservatives will deliver Brexit and end the uncertainty and confusion that has "paralysed" the economy if they are re-elected next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell business leaders on Monday (18 November).
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Breaking new ground: The EU’s push for raw materials sovereignty

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:20
A new pro-mining investment policy, more free trade deals, and an incoming "geopolitical" European Commission signals the EU will stake more claim on critical raw materials.
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Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:15
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won a seat in parliamentary elections over the weekend.
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Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit

Mon, 2019-11-18 06:41
Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kyiv, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday (17 November).
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Superbugs: last call for action

Sun, 2019-11-17 12:00
‘Autumn is the season of the soul’, wrote Virginia Woolf. She was right, autumn brings with it the beautiful changing colours. By the same token, but in a less romantic fashion, the fall also brings bacteria and viruses that are not only quick to spread but are highly contagious, write Vytenis Andriukaitis and Kato Katsunobu.
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Member states reject adding €50 million for Brexit preparedness

Fri, 2019-11-15 17:01
EU member states refused the European Commission’s request to add €50 million to deal with a no-deal Brexit, as the national governments are refusing to increase the overall budget for 2020.
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A cost-effective transition: Unlocking the benefits of sector coupling

Fri, 2019-11-15 15:52
‘Sector coupling’, the integration of energy end-use and supply sectors, could potentially reduce the costs of decarbonisation and improve energy efficiency, in line with the EU's transformation towards a low-carbon economy as detailed in the 2050 long-term strategy.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Incapacity to rule

Fri, 2019-11-15 15:20
The replacement hearings for the three rejected European Commissioner-designates were meant to be the beginning of the end of the Brussels job-division saga. However, further delays to the inauguration of Ursula von der Leyen's team may be looming, in what could be taken as a symptom of wider European indecisiveness.
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Progress is too slow in the fight against ‘superbugs’, auditors warn

Fri, 2019-11-15 15:10
Despite some progress, the EU One Health approach to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has not yet delivered demonstrable results in reducing the rising 'superbugs' health threat, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) found.
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French gas networks could mix in green hydrogen in future, say operators

Fri, 2019-11-15 15:03
France's gas network could be adapted to pipe a mix of natural gas with 20% hydrogen from 2030 onwards, as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions, operators said on Friday (15 November).
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Manfred Weber’s fall from grace: What now of EPP’s failed Spitzenkandidat?

Fri, 2019-11-15 14:11
Manfred Weber, the former German Spitzenkandidat for the European People's Party (EPP), has been on the defensive ever since his bid for the EU Commission presidency failed after the European elections in May. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Azerbaijan ‘discourages’ human traffickers

Fri, 2019-11-15 13:05
Azerbaijan is unlikely to become a transit country for illegal migration because the authorities have “discouraged” international human trafficking rings from taking this route, Vusal Huseynov, the chief of the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan, told EURACTIV.
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘Demain’

Fri, 2019-11-15 12:54
EURACTIV is marking 20 years with 20 Visions for Europe. Filippo Valsecchi is a singer who performs under the name Filo Vals.
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‘Dissident’ MEPs admit pressure to approve von der Leyen’s Commission

Fri, 2019-11-15 12:52
A failure to pass the von der Leyen commission in Parliament would create a crisis of unprecedented proportions for the European Union. EURACTIV has learned from different sources that a lot of discrete efforts are being deployed to avoid such a scenario.
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German ministers urge EU to lead the way at COP25 in Madrid

Fri, 2019-11-15 11:43
At a Berlin conference to prepare for the UN's annual climate summit (COP25), Environment Minister Svenja Schulze and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stressed the EU's responsibility in closing the Paris Climate Agreement's remaining gaps, particularly by raising the targets at EU level. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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New Kazakh leadership: What impact for EU-Kazakhstan relations?

Fri, 2019-11-15 09:48
Following the presidential elections on June 9th, Kazakhstan has a new leader, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. He is the second president to be elected after almost thirty years of uninterrupted rule by Nursultan Nazarbayev, who occupied the position since the fall of the Soviet Union.
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Green MEP calls for EU action plan on alternatives to animal testing

Fri, 2019-11-15 07:52
All initiatives to promote alternatives to animal testing are welcome, but lawmakers should be bolder and impose some mandatory measures as well, Luxembourgish MEP Tilly Metz has said.
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