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Hungary takes its fight against NGOs to an EU level

Tue, 2018-10-16 05:41
At an EU meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Tuesday (15 October), Hungary raised the issue of the need to refrain from funding NGOs that undermine the sovereignty of neighbouring countries such as Israel and Egypt or states that contribute to illegal migration.
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EU farm ministers raise Baltic fish quotas, angering environmentalists

Tue, 2018-10-16 05:40
European Union ministers agreed on Monday (15 October) to sharply boost catch quotas for western Baltic cod as part of new fishing regulations for next year that angered environmentalists.
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Brexit – No Deal not an option: European industry leaders call for clarity and certainty [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-10-16 05:16
Time is of the essence, as business needs certainty, and in the worst-case scenario, ample time to adjust. Clarity should be provided by agreeing on a time-limited extension of the transition period. In particularly SMEs would get the time to adjust to the possible new post-Brexit realities, writes Uwe Combüchen.
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32% of chemicals non-compliant with EU rules

Tue, 2018-10-16 05:13
A third of chemicals do not comply with European Union rules due to insufficient toxicological data. EURACTIV France’s media partner the Journal de l’environnement reports.
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Study dampens industry projections for ‘renewable gas’ in 2050

Tue, 2018-10-16 05:10
Renewable methane – whether produced from waste, manure or synthetic sources – could displace at most 7% of natural gas in Europe at the current demand rate, according to a new study by the International Council on Clean Transport (ICCT).
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As Putin falters, possible next leader of Russia in Brussels this week 

Tue, 2018-10-16 04:44
Vladimir Putin is now 66, the average age of death for a Russian male. He keeps fit so we can expect he will live longer than his fellow Russian men, whose standard of living and health care has not been at the forefront of his near two decades of rule, writes Denis MacShane.
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ASEM comes to town

Tue, 2018-10-16 04:02
Apart from the UN General Assembly, the biggest gathering of world leaders takes place in Brussels this week, the biannual Asia-Europe meeting, known as ASEM. Representing two-thirds of the world’s population, trade and GDP, Europe and Asia have lots to discuss, writes Fraser Cameron.
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EU authorities defend Popular’s resolution despite thousands of complaints

Mon, 2018-10-15 16:02
Banco Popular intervention was a success story although more than 12,000 of the Spanish bank's shareholders requested to be heard in the complaint process, the European Commission and the Single Resolution Board (SRB) said on Monday (15 October).
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Brexit deal is close, May tells fractious MPs

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:54
UK Prime Minister Theresa May insisted on Monday (15 October) that a Brexit deal was close to completion, after talks between EU and UK officials broke down over the Irish border question.
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Deutsche Telekom CEO optimistic about EU okay for Tele2 Dutch deal

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:48
Deutsche Telekom is confident it will secure EU antitrust approval to buy Tele2’s Dutch business, the German company’s chief executive said, adding that the deal was necessary to help the companies compete with bigger rivals.
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The Brief, sponsored by The International Bromine Council – Warning from a ghost in the machine: European elections face imminent threat

Mon, 2018-10-15 15:02
Lyudmila Savchuk is a diminutive Russian in her mid-30s, there is a perceptible fatigue patterned across her face as she sits in the lobby of a mid-range Brussels hotel which normally accommodates Eurocrats and political officials.
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Greens turning into the new political center force, says European Greens co-chair  

Mon, 2018-10-15 14:36
The rise of the Greens is not to be confused with a shifting majority within the left-wing political spectrum. Instead, it shows that the traditional left-right political divide is getting outdated, European Greens co-chair Reinhard Bütikofer told in an exclusive interview.
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Salvini removes migrants from a model village for integration

Mon, 2018-10-15 13:39
In Riace, a Calabrian village which is a model for integration, Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is attacking the mayor and wants to remove the migrants. EURACTIV France’s media partner Ouest-France reports.
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90% of major European banks already sanctioned for money laundering

Mon, 2018-10-15 12:26
According to a British report, 18 of the 20 leading European banks, including four French ones, have already been sanctioned for money-laundering offences over the past decade. EURACTIV France’s media partner La Tribune reports.
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Private sector ‘hasn’t done enough’ to stop extreme parties, says business leader

Mon, 2018-10-15 11:16
Businesses in Europe did not stand up to defend the system against the attacks of extreme parties and populist forces, says the president of Spain's Chamber of Commerce, José Luis Bonet.
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Vaccination: a life-long approach [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-10-15 10:30
Most of us know how important vaccination is for babies and children, but did you know that people can benefit from vaccinations throughout their lives?
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Mogherini: FYROM name change deal will transform entire South-East Europe

Mon, 2018-10-15 09:21
The recently reached "historic" name deal between Athens and Skopje will have a wider positive impact and a spill-over effect in entire South-East Europe, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.
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5G and IoT licensing: Are we better connected?

Mon, 2018-10-15 07:49
A vital first step to making a European success story of 5G and the ‘Internet of Things’ is to help businesses manufacturing connected products understand the wireless technology licensing environment. That is why a group of innovative European companies have published a detailed draft guidance to help inform them.
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Traditional parties hammered in Belgian local election

Mon, 2018-10-15 05:57
Greens, leftists and the far-right have made strong gains in Belgium’s local elections on Sunday (14 October), in what commentators said was a nation-wide rehearsal for federal and European elections to be held next year.
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Church leader: John Paul II left a legacy in Kazakhstan

Mon, 2018-10-15 05:55
Religious dialogue in the service of peace is a brainchild of the President of Kazakhstan, inspired by the visit of Pope John Paul II to Kazakhstan in September 2001, a Catholic priest who helped organize the visit told EURACTIV.
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