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What’s next for European socialism?

Wed, 2017-10-18 14:52
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Wed, 2017-10-18 14:33
Socialism still has a long way to go. But following recent elections in various European countries, it is clear that progressive forces must regenerate themselves, write Gianni Pittella and Sergei Stanishev. Gianni Pittella is the president of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, and Sergei Stanishev is the president of the Party of European Socialists. Our […]
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Brexit and the breaking of environmental promises

Wed, 2017-10-18 13:18
Brexit will have more immediate impact on the UK’s ability to manage growing stresses on the environment than any other single political development of the past 50 years, writes Tom Burke.
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It’s high time the Council joins the EU’s Transparency Register rules

Wed, 2017-10-18 13:00
The Council of the European Union is one of the most important institutions involved in the EU’s decision-making process. But despite a ruling by the highest EU court and increased demands from civil society, they refuse to sign up to the transparency register, writes Andreas Pavlou.
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Navracsics: Education policy is tomorrow’s economic policy

Wed, 2017-10-18 12:06
Europe's future schools need to be more skills-oriented. Faced with falling education expenditure, member states need to keep focused on their education policy goals to ensure returns on investment, according to EU Education Commissioner Tibor Navracsics.
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Access to medicines: Let’s have better care, for more patients [Sponsored]

Wed, 2017-10-18 12:00
Marc-Alexander Mahl is President of Medicines for Europe. Europe’s healthcare model is under pressure. Populations are ageing in Europe – with the number of Europeans aged 65 or over set to rise by 45 million between 2015 and 2050.(1) This brings with it greater healthcare costs: currently, around 50 million EU citizens are estimated to […]
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‘Energy dash for biomass’ risks wasting potential of EU’s bioeconomy

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:59
By failing to take a holistic approach and treat the LULUCF and renewable energy dossiers as separate and distinct issues, the EU is slicing Europe’s bioeconomy up like a piece of salami, warns Sylvain Lhôte.
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MEPs reach compromise on posted workers

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:55
MEPs adopted the equal pay for equal work principle but the maximum time posted workers are allowed abroad remains unanswered. EURACTIV France reports.
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World’s first floating wind farm opens off the Scottish coast

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:40
The world's first floating wind farm started delivering electricity to the Scottish power grid on Wednesday (18 October), and will utilise an innovative battery storage system to provide power to around 20,000 households. EURACTIV’s partner edie.net reports.
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EU lawmakers push for better outcomes for metastatic breast cancer patients

Wed, 2017-10-18 11:15
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) kills half a million women in the EU every year, yet progress on the quality of life and survival time of MBC patients remains elusive. MEPs addressed the need to improve patient outcomes with a policy roadmap launched on Tuesday (17 October).
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#EUCO summit live: Brexit tops the agenda

Wed, 2017-10-18 09:46
EU leaders gather in Brussels on Thursday and Friday (19-20 October) for two days of high-level talks. Digital single market, migraiton, defence and foreign policy are up for discussion on Thursday, while Brexit looks set to dominate proceedings on Friday. Follow EURACTIV for the latest developments as they happen.
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Blind forces are in play in the Brexit talks

Wed, 2017-10-18 09:44
Anxieties and obsessions, arising from historic divisions in the British Conservative Party, have led to an artificially inflexible and brittle interpretation of the meaning of the 2016 Referendum result, writes former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton.
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Parliament poll: Public confidence in the EU is growing

Wed, 2017-10-18 09:06
A clear majority of EU citizens now believe that EU membership is good for their country, according to a survey of how they view the EU and its institutions, released on Wednesday (18 October).
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EU-India relations come full-circle

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:54
For more than a decade, the EU and India partnership had been slow-moving and fragmented, struggling to maintain momentum. The last EU-India summit however shows EU-India relations have come full circle, writes Gauri Khandekar.
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EU-US Privacy Shield pact to pass first annual review

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:51
A year-old pact underpinning billions of dollars of transatlantic data transfers will get the green light from the European Union today (18 October) after the first review to ensure Washington protects Europeans’ data stored on US servers.
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As obstacles to ‘Jamaica’ keep mounting, Europe needs patience with Berlin

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:42
For three weeks, Germany’s politics have been frozen while we awaited the result of regional elections in the northwestern Bundesland Lower-Saxony over the weekend. Angela Merkel may now be wishing politics would remain frozen, writes Olaf Boehnke.
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Firms must prepare for hard Brexit, Irish central bank says

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:14
It is entirely possible that Britain will leave the European Union without a transition agreement, and companies need to do more to prepare for an abrupt departure, Irish Central Bank Deputy Governor Ed Sibley said yesterday (17 October).
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Tusk proposes two-year EU reform blitz, new working methods at summits

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:07
EU President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (17 October) proposed an ambitious timeline of 13 summits over the next two years to reboot the European Union after the shock of Brexit and other setbacks.
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The engineering industry is critical to EU and UK [Sponsored]

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:03
Brexit poses three important challenges for the engineering industry: customs handling, differing standards, and restrictions for posted workers.
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More than half of EU biodiesel made from imported crops, study finds

Wed, 2017-10-18 04:51
Some 53% of EU biodiesel is made with imported feedstock, according to a recent analysis of European Commission data by NGO Transport and Environment, and almost half of imported palm oil is burned in car engines.
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