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Support for Germany’s Greens falls, hurting chances of leftist coalition

Thu, 2017-04-20 07:07
Support for Germany's opposition Greens has fallen to its lowest level in almost 15 years, a Forsa poll showed on Wednesday (19 April), dimming prospects for a left-leaning coalition snatching power from Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September election.
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Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to influence 2016 US election

Thu, 2017-04-20 06:08
A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 US presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former US officials told Reuters.
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Turkey rejects referendum challenges as activists detained

Thu, 2017-04-20 05:47
Turkey's election authority rejected opposition requests on Wednesday (19 April) to cancel a referendum that boosted President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's authority as police detained activists over street protests following the contested poll.
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Albania fails to elect president

Thu, 2017-04-20 05:15
The Albanian parliament failed to elect a new president yesterday (19 April) after Prime Minister Edi Rama's governing Socialists decided not to offer a candidate in the first round of voting.
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Tillerson accuses Iran of ‘alarming provocations’ as US reviews policy

Thu, 2017-04-20 04:59
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Iran on Wednesday (19 April) of 'alarming ongoing provocations' to destabilise countries in the Middle East as the Trump administration launched a review of its policy towards Tehran.
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Europhiles see chance of revival in Brexit election

Thu, 2017-04-20 04:53
According to analysts, voters could give Europhile politicians a boost in Britain's upcoming election but the effect will be limited and the prospect of a grand alliance to soften Brexit is improbable.
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Poles show support for Tusk during spy case testimony

Thu, 2017-04-20 04:49
European Council President Donald Tusk testified for eight hours in Warsaw on Wednesday (19 April) as a witness in an investigation of two former military counter-intelligence chiefs accused of overstepping their duties.
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Le Pen takes aim at EU flag

Thu, 2017-04-20 04:16
The National Front’s presidential candidate has made a symbolic scapegoat of the European flag during her campaign. Yet, the flag is not an official symbol under EU law. EURACTIV France reports.
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Voters increasingly uneasy as French election draws near

Thu, 2017-04-20 03:27
A large proportion of French voters have yet to decide who they will back in the first round of the presidential election this Sunday (23 April). Experts see this as an indictment of the candidates’ persuasive powers. EURACTIV France reports.
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Network quality vital for Europe’s move to ‘Gigabit Society’

Thu, 2017-04-20 03:16
While capacity and speed will always be important, European companies need networks that are exceptionally reliable and adaptable to launch new technologies across Europe, writes Richard Swinford.
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British MPs approve snap election in Brexit shadow

Wed, 2017-04-19 17:00
British lawmakers on Wednesday (19 April) overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Theresa May's call for a snap election, paving the way for a June vote she hopes will give her a "mandate to complete Brexit".
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Austria misses EU’s structural deficit target

Wed, 2017-04-19 16:00
Austria's structural deficit last year was slightly larger than the government had forecast, overstepping the limit of roughly 0.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) sought under European Union rules.
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The Brief: EU’s eastern promise evaporates

Wed, 2017-04-19 15:00
In its search for friends, the European Union’s gaze is turning from East to West.
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Commission wants to speed up relocation of UK-based agencies

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:40
The European Commission wants to find a new seat for London-based EU agencies as soon as possible. The United Kingdom will have no say in the process.
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The value of drinking water [Sponsored]

Wed, 2017-04-19 13:57
Drinking water is essential for life. We all depend on a reliable supply for our homes, workplaces and society.
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French presidential candidates’ environmentalism often misses the point

Wed, 2017-04-19 13:55
Never before have so many presidential candidates taken such trouble to trumpet their environmental credentials. But this does not necessarily mean they know what environmentalism is all about. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
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Chasing Donald Tusk

Wed, 2017-04-19 12:50
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) would like to destroy Donald Tusk, the personal enemy of its leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, according to Roman Imielski.
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UK doubles funding to fight tropical diseases in developing world

Wed, 2017-04-19 11:41
The UK has pledged to double the funding it gives to fighting neglected tropical diseases, in a move that will protect more than 200 million people around the world from debilitating and painful conditions.
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40% of Spanish children live in poverty

Wed, 2017-04-19 11:29
Spain has the EU’s third highest rate of child poverty, after Romania and Greece. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Italy introduces new labelling law for dairy products

Wed, 2017-04-19 10:40
Italian dairy products will from today (19 April) have to show on their labels the origin of their raw materials. Italy's agricultural minister hopes the experiment will be copied by other European countries. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
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