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Wealthy countries still failing on $100 billion climate finance pledge

Tue, 2019-09-17 12:12
In 2017, the most industrialised countries contributed a little above $70 billion to nations vulnerable to the effects of climate change. This number is far below the annual $100 billion pledged in 2009 for the following decade. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
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Ukraine under EU pressure to criminalise tobacco smuggling

Tue, 2019-09-17 11:54
The European Union is stepping up the pressure on Kyiv to take a firmer stance on tobacco smuggling and criminalise it in line with the country’s commitments under the terms of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, EURACTIV has learnt.
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Workers’ participation: What Europe needs to do for its workers [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-09-17 10:00
The EU needs to do more to strengthen workers’ rights. Otherwise workers’ voice in Europe will be in jeopardy.
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Plumb potential, ECOFIN explores & Sinkevicius scoots

Tue, 2019-09-17 08:58
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Sánchez makes last call to avoid new Spanish elections

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:57
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. ***Correction: In yesterday’s edition of The Capitals, we wrote that Commission vice-presidents were questioned in 2014 by...
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Britain’s Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:54
The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday (17 September) for hearings on Boris Johnson’s explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month. The British prime minister’s first talks Monday with European Commission...
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Apple embarks on EU court battle over €13 billion tax bill

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:48
Apple embarks on an epic court battle with the EU on Tuesday (17 September), fighting the commission's landmark order that the iPhone-maker reimburse Ireland €13 billion ($14 billion) in back taxes.
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Europe launches last-ditch effort to avoid US tariffs

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:35
The European Commission has dangled the prospect of limiting its public subsidies to the US administration in an attempt to avoid further tariffs from Washington that could come as early as next month in the context of the Airbus-Boeing dispute.
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EU industry chief hands over full docket to successor

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:32
Polish Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska will relinquish the reins of EU industrial policy to France's Sylvie Goulard on 31 October. Ahead of the changeover, she looked back on her time in office and discussed the challenges facing her successor, including her beefed-up portfolio.
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The attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq refinery and the realpolitik of oil

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:31
After a Saudi oil processing facility came under attack, attention turned on the immediate effect this could have on oil prices. But the worry should be more over the medium term than the short term, writes Robin Mills. Robin Mills...
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In Georgia, EU opens first European School outside the bloc’s borders

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:05
In line with EU aims to deepen relations with the Eastern Partnership countries, EU and Georgian officials on Monday (16 September) launched a European School in Tbilisi, the first educational institution of this kind launched beyond the bloc’s boundaries.
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Slovak PM Pellegrini seen surviving no-confidence vote

Tue, 2019-09-17 06:03
Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini should easily defeat a no-confidence vote on Tuesday (17 September), but his government is being increasingly damaged by revelations about the reach of the main suspect in the 2018 murder of a journalist into state offices.
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EU grills Hungary over rule of law concerns

Tue, 2019-09-17 05:45
EU affairs ministers grilled Hungary on Monday (16 September) over Prime Minister Viktor Orban's tightening of restrictions around free media, judges, academics, minorities and rights groups, which the bloc worries weakens democracy in the ex-communist country.
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Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

Tue, 2019-09-17 05:30
US President Donald Trump said on Monday (16 September) it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.
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Paris promises: where the world’s biggest polluters stand

Tue, 2019-09-17 05:24
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has convened a major new climate summit on September 23 because the world's main polluters remain well behind their goals as laid out in the 2015 Paris Agreement.
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Preparing for more EVs: Three things for policymakers to consider [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-09-17 05:00
With the new legislative mandate of the EU Institutions kicking off and Mobility Week in full force, EVs and sustainable transport are high on the agenda. But more remains to be done. The predicted uptake in EVs in the coming decades means that several issues must be addressed, including charging infrastructure, proper management of the growing battery stock and higher demand for resources, writes Bernard Respaut, Chief Executive of the European Copper Institute.
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‘Empty lecturn’ press conference leaves Johnson humiliated

Mon, 2019-09-16 17:47
Visiting UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was left humiliated after his Luxembourgish host effectively empty-chaired him on Monday, before criticising Johnson’s handling of the Brexit negotiations and accusing the Leave campaign, which Johnson had fronted, of lying during the 2016 referendum campaign.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Open season

Mon, 2019-09-16 14:47
This week’s European Parliament plenary session will be the first after Ursula von der Leyen unveiled her team of Commissioners last Tuesday. It will also mark the opening of the hunting season as MEPs prepare to grill the proposed new Commissioners.
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Agriculture DG loses state aid oversight to boost competition rules

Mon, 2019-09-16 14:42
In an unexpected move, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has decided to move state aid competences in farming and fisheries from two directorates-general, Agriculture and Maritime affairs and fisheries, to DG Competition.
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Thousands of car protesters block Frankfurt Motor Show with bikes

Mon, 2019-09-16 14:42
Thousands of protesters took advantage of this year's international motor show in Frankfurt to call for a "transport revolution" - by parking their bikes. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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