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Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign

Thu, 2019-11-14 07:34
The top US diplomat in Ukraine, testifying on Wednesday (13 November)  in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked him more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit...
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China in focus as West debates critical minerals challenge

Thu, 2019-11-14 07:16
Western powers will attend talks in Brussels next week on curbing China's dominance of rare earths and other critical resources and EU officials will present their vision to create entire green supply chains.
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Expert: New European Commission should focus on the outcomes of diabetes

Thu, 2019-11-14 07:09
The new European Commission should focus on the outcomes of diabetes rather than on the processes within the healthcare system, which have been chronically fragmented and lacking strategic focus, Professor John Nolan told in an interview.
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Germany makes legal changes to ease completion of Nord Stream 2

Thu, 2019-11-14 07:02
Germany's parliament on Wednesday (13 November) approved changes to the law governing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to make it compliant with European Union regulations, removing a hurdle to completion of the Russia-led project.
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Asylum-seekers in Greece, Italy hotspots face ‘years of limbo’

Thu, 2019-11-14 06:51
Asylum-seekers crowded into "hotspots" in Greece and Italy face limbo that can drag on for years because of legal bottlenecks and poorly performing EU schemes, a report said Wednesday (13 November).
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EU slams Turkey over re-arrest of journalist

Thu, 2019-11-14 06:43
The European Union on Wednesday (13 November) criticised Turkey over the re-arrest of the journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan, saying the move damaged the credibility of the judiciary.
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US ‘deeply concerned’ by EU court decision on food from Palestinian territories

Thu, 2019-11-14 06:34
The United States is "deeply concerned" by a ruling by the European Union's top court that food products from Palestinian territories must be labelled as such, the US State Department spokeswoman said Wednesday (13 November).
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Oliver Varhelyi

Thu, 2019-11-14 06:33
The European Parliament is grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a second series of hearings on Thursday (14 November), after the regular hearings between 30 September and 8 October. Hungarian Oliver Varhelyi is the first...
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Fighting Diabesity: The Role of Diet and Exercise [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-11-14 06:00
Dr David Heber is the chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute (HNI), which promotes excellence in nutrition education for the public and scientific community and sponsors scientific symposia. The HNI editorial board is made up of key scientific opinion leaders...
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Main EU political groups expected to back France’s new Commissioner pick

Wed, 2019-11-13 18:40
The European Parliament will be hearing France's second EU Commissioner candidate, the former CEO of Atos, Thierry Breton. But this time, France has secured the support of the main political groups. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Green with envy, maybe ITRE

Wed, 2019-11-13 15:45
Ursula von der Leyen’s immediate headache is herding enough Commissioner cats to form a working executive. But the threat of the Parliament voting down her team still very much exists. What can the president-elect do about that though?
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Is the Spitzenkandidat system really dead? Not if we act now

Wed, 2019-11-13 14:16
Is the Spitzenkandidat system dead? Reforms can revive it and give the process new legitimacy, argues Cristian Ghinea
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French PM eager to push for pension reform amid calls for ‘unlimited’ strikes

Wed, 2019-11-13 14:13
The French government's determination to push for pension reform does not waver in the face of mounting calls for protest by trade unions, students, teachers and the 'yellow vest' movement. EURACTIV France reports. 
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A Europe that is close to citizens is a Europe that needs its notaries [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-11-13 14:00
What do the will of Queen Isabel la Católica, the award of the George Cross to the Maltese nation, the purchase of the Island of Herreninsel by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the renunciation document signed by Archduchess Marie-Antoinette on the crowns belonging to the House of Austria have in common?
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Nuclear power ‘dead and alive’, S&P proclaims

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:18
Growing competition from cheap renewable electricity, safety concerns, and rising costs of new plants are slowly driving nuclear power over the edge – except in Russia and China where the industry continues to enjoy extensive state support, S&P said.
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EFSA suggests ways to avoid mass suffering of unwanted male chicks

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:10
Technology to prevent the necessity of killing surplus or unproductive animals should be encouraged to prevent the unnecessary suffering of male chicks, a new report finds. 
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘A letter to my children’

Wed, 2019-11-13 13:00
As part of EURACTIV's 20 Visions for Europe project, Prof. Luciano Morganti shares a letter addressed to his children about his hopes for their future life as EU citizens.
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The EU asking the impossible

Wed, 2019-11-13 11:00
Cloud Infrastructure Providers are the wrong target of the EU Regulation on illegal terrorist content takedown and their inclusion will lead to unintended consequences.
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Do more now or risk climate catastrophe, IEA warns

Wed, 2019-11-13 10:39
Disparity between words and action on climate change risks failing to cap global temperatures, the International Energy Agency warned in its latest World Energy Outlook. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Indigenous leaders urge EU to protect forest homeland

Wed, 2019-11-13 08:58
Brazilian indigenous leaders pleaded Tuesday (12 November) with European lawmakers to protect the Amazon and the communities living there, warning that the West's insatiable appetite was risking the health of the planet.
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