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How should the EU react to Britain’s general election?

Thu, 2017-06-15 10:56
The EU-27 can force Britain’s politicians to acknowledge Brexit’s trade-offs, by offering the British four options from which it must choose, write Simon Tilford and John Springford.
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Conflicts of interest erode trust in food safety agency

Thu, 2017-06-15 10:23
Close to half of the experts at the European Food Security Agency have conflicts of interest that call into question the validity of the agency’s work, according to a new study by Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO). EURACTIV France reports.
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EU moves to address major crisis in North-Eastern Nigeria

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:58
The Commission announced on Thursday (15 June) a €143 million support package for recovery and reconstruction needs in Nigeria's Borno State, which is suffering from a worsening humanitarian crisis.
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Germany voices ‘great concern’ over Hungarian NGO law

Thu, 2017-06-15 09:33
Germany voiced "great concern" yesterday (14 June) over Hungary's crackdown on foreign-backed civil society groups approved by parliament the previous day. In the meantime the Commission said it will “carefully analyse it”.
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Libya, a smuggling hypermarket

Thu, 2017-06-15 06:53
Powerless against the disarray and growing anarchy that spreads around smuggling - of oil, gasoline, weapons and people - Hasan Dhawadi, mayor of the Libyan city of Sabratha, raised the alarm.
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Money from Europe a lifeline for Nigerian families

Thu, 2017-06-15 05:59
Grace and Sunday Otoide's house is the last one standing on Bata Road in Benin City, southern Nigeria. All the neighbours have left and the retired couple hope to do the same.
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Romania in turmoil as ruling left drops support for its own premier

Thu, 2017-06-15 05:23
Romania's ruling left-wing party withdrew its support for Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu yesterday (14 June), a move likely to bring down his government, which has only been in power since January.
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Polish PM under fire for using Auschwitz to make Poles fear refugees

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:58
Poland's prime minister came under heavy fire yesterday (14 June) for appearing to defend her right-wing government's anti-migrant policy during a memorial service at the former Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp.
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Leo Varadkar, gay son of Indian migrant, to be next Irish taoiseach

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:44
Leo Varadkar was elected Irish prime mnister yesterday (14 June), making the 38-year-old son of an Indian immigrant the first gay premier of the once-staunchly Catholic country and the youngest person to hold the office.
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Greece did its part; now it’s the Eurogroup’s turn

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:42
Greece has made huge sacrifices and the government has made significant reforms. Now the ball is in the Eurogroup's court to provide the necessary certainty to both people and the markets via a debt deal, writes Roberto Gualtieri.
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Commission should launch infringement procedure against UK for abuse of EU free movement rights

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:41
Mattia Bosio and Mauro Striano argue that the European Commission should sanction the UK for criminalising homelessness as a way to avoid its obligations regarding free movement in the EU.
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Parliament narrowly adopts pesticide ban for ‘ecological areas’

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:38
The European Parliament narrowly endorsed a ban on the use of pesticides on arable land set aside for nature conservation on Wednesday (14 June), prompting a leading environmental group to call for a rethinking of how the bloc's multi-billion agricultural policy is decided.
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UK imports and exports will suffer from Brexit isolation

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:30
The United Kingdom is a net importer of goods, both from the EU and the rest of the world. While post-Brexit Britain will remain an important export market for the EU-27, its isolation in Europe and loss of preferential access to the bloc’s trading partners could have dramatic consequences.
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Forest accounting rules put EU’s climate credibility at risk

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:25
Forest mitigation should be measured using a scientifically-objective approach, not allowing countries to hide the impacts of policies that increase net emissions, writes a group of environmental scientists led by Dr Joanna I House.
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EU cultural diplomacy must be used as a peace-building and soft power tool

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:23
International cultural relations have an enormous and untapped potential within the current global context, in which freedom of expression, human rights and mutual cooperation are under threat, writes Luca Jahier.
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Mobile roaming fees disappear, but MEPs want more EU rules

Thu, 2017-06-15 04:21
European mobile phone contracts are required to charge domestic rates for calls, SMS and data use when users travel in the EU starting today (15 June), capping off a ten-year fight to get rid of roaming fees.
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London to open Brexit talks by offering to protect rights of EU citizens in UK

Thu, 2017-06-15 03:30
The UK's Brexit minister, David Davis, will open divorce talks in Brussels next week with an offer to allow the three million European Union citizens living in Britain the same rights that they have now, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday (14 June).
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Hard cheese for soya and tofu as EU court bans dairy names for plant-based products

Thu, 2017-06-15 03:15
Plant-based products like soya and tofu can no longer be sold with dairy-type names like milk or butter, the European Union's top court ruled Wednesday (14 June).
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Energy Community members rally at Vienna meeting

Wed, 2017-06-14 23:35
Energy Community member states concurred at the Clean Energy for a Sustainable Future forum that there is no question whether they should choose between clean energy and economic growth. reports.
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The Brief, powered by Eni: EU wants us out of the roam zone

Wed, 2017-06-14 15:01
Hats off to the European Commission for squeezing two crowd-pleasing stories into one week. Just yesterday, Jean-Claude Juncker celebrated the 1 million 'Erasmus babies' (TMI, really) during a celebration of the programme. Tomorrow the EU wants to score again when it gets rid of mobile roaming fees within Europe.
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