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German court passes ECB buck to European judges

Tue, 2017-08-15 12:01
Germany's constitutional court said on Tuesday (15 August) it had declined to hear a challenge to the European Central Bank's €2.3 trillion asset purchase scheme, referring the case instead to the European Court of Justice.
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UK floats post-Brexit interim customs deal idea

Tue, 2017-08-15 10:37
The United Kingdom has said it wants an interim customs agreement with the European Union after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade of goods, but that it will also seek the right to negotiate other trade deals - a possible sticking point in the talks.
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France-Italy energy link secures hefty EU loan

Tue, 2017-08-15 04:25
The European Investment Bank has agreed to lend an Italy-France interconnector project €130 million to support investments.
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Big Ben’s Brexit bong in doubt

Tue, 2017-08-15 04:11
London's famous 'Big Ben' bell will cease its regular bongs on 21 August, falling silent for most of the next four years for renovation works. It will ring for important events like New Year's Eve but perhaps not the exact moment the UK leaves the EU.
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EU ready to roll out new vacuum cleaner rules

Tue, 2017-08-15 04:02
New EU rules on vacuum cleaners come into force next month, as Brussels looks to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions.
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Belgrade seeks ‘delimitation’ for Serbs in Kosovo

Mon, 2017-08-14 12:25
Serbia's foreign minister and a top ally of President Aleksandar Vučić has suggested a compromise to end a conflict over Kosovo, the newest independent European state, that is blocking Serbia's hopes of European Union membership.
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Is the Irish border question really ‘intractable’?

Mon, 2017-08-14 10:15
In the coming days the UK government will release its “carefully formulated” working paper on the Irish border issue. Dick Roche gives timely advice.
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Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake

Mon, 2017-08-14 09:54
Substantial coal power expansion in Europe has been significantly scaled back in recent years after utility companies realised they bet on the wrong horse, according to a new study by the University of Oxford.
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Suspected jihadists kill 17 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Mon, 2017-08-14 06:30
Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside today (14 August).
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EU ambassadors hold extraordinary meeting over North Korea

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:59
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has called an extraordinary meeting at EU ambassadorial level over the current tensions over North Korea, to be held today (14 August).
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Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:36
The rise of electric cars will be an empty victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm developer. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Schulz uses dieselgate to invigorate his campaign

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:21
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief challenger in a September election, Martin Schulz, launched a stinging attack on the country's dieselgate-tainted car industry on Sunday (13 August) as he sought to turn around a flagging campaign.
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Estonia ‘e-residency’ offers Brexit Brits EU loophole

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:19
As British citizens brace for the upheaval that Brexit will bring, some are turning to Estonia's e-residency digital ID programme to keep doing business across the European Union.
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Cutting consumption is key to cutting energy bills

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:02
Westminster’s latest attempt to manage energy bills looks increasingly like an attempt to manage headlines about energy bills. Much more must be done to cut consumption, writes Tom Burke.
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Western powers concerned at Kosovo political deadlock

Mon, 2017-08-14 04:57
Leading western powers voiced concern yesterday (13 August) at political deadlock in Kosovo, which has still not formed a government two months after snap elections in the tiny country, a former Serbian province.
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Italy applauds Tripoli’s decision to keep NGO ships far away from Lybian coasts

Mon, 2017-08-14 04:31
The Italian government yesterday (13 August) welcomed Libya's decision to bar foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast, a move that has prompted almost all international charities to halt migrant search and rescue operations in the area.
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EU member states to take China to the court over fake geographical indications

Fri, 2017-08-11 10:47
Eight member states of the European Union will take legal action against China over 25 counterfeit trademarks on the Chinese market that mislead consumers on the origin of products protected by the EU's geographical indications.
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Cyprus president: Turkish side acting ‘outside UN parameters’ in reunification talks

Fri, 2017-08-11 08:01
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his willingness to return to the negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem after the failure of the talks last month.
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Commission calls meeting on egg crisis to end member states ‘blaming and shaming’

Fri, 2017-08-11 06:56
The European Commission will call an emergency meeting of ministers over insecticide-tainted eggs in a bid to end "blaming and shaming" over the scandal, health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Friday (11 August).
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Melinda Gates ‘deeply troubled’ by Donald Trump’s planned budget cuts

Fri, 2017-08-11 05:57
Melinda Gates said she is “deeply troubled” by Donald Trump’s decision to cut funding for family planning, a move that threatens to reverse progress made on expanding services to women in some of the poorest parts of the world.
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