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US imposes sanctions on Russia for nerve agent attack in UK

Thu, 2018-08-09 07:23
Washington said on Wednesday (8 August) it would impose fresh sanctions on Russia by the end of August after it determined that Moscow had used a nerve agent against a former Russian agent and his daughter in Britain.
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Italy’s economy minister: Lower growth, higher deficit next year

Thu, 2018-08-09 07:07
Italy on Wednesday (8 August) cut its forecasts for economic growth and said the country's public deficit this year and in 2019 would be larger than previously forecast, potentially lining it up for a clash with Brussels.
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Greek minister: Erdogan planned the arrest of our two soldiers

Thu, 2018-08-09 06:14
The arrest of two Greek soldiers at the border with Turkey was “pre-planned” and ordered by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos has claimed.
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Germany seals deal with Spain to return registered asylum seekers

Thu, 2018-08-09 06:04
Berlin and Madrid finalised an agreement on Monday (6 August) that will see asylum seekers that reach Germany via Spain returned to the Iberian nation.
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Czech farmers most affected by CAP budget cuts, warns agri-expert

Thu, 2018-08-09 06:01
Cuts to post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funds will severely affect the Czech Republic, according to agriculture analyst Petr Havel who spoke to EURACTIV Czech Republic’s media partner,  
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Unions tell Poland to push coal as UN climate host

Wed, 2018-08-08 10:37
Poland’s trade unions are mounting a defence of coal workers against the impacts of climate policies in a government-backed conference this week. EURACTIV's partner Climate Home News reports.
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Poll: Majority of Macedonians support new name deal with Greece

Wed, 2018-08-08 07:27
More than 40% of people in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) support the name deal reached between their government and Athens, according to a poll.
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EU’s top court backs copyright holder in landmark ruling

Wed, 2018-08-08 06:51
Users who publish content freely available on the internet should get consent from the person behind it, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday (7 August) in a boost to the bloc's creative industries.
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WHO warns about health risks of wildfires and dry summer in Europe

Wed, 2018-08-08 06:51
Europe’s wildfires combined with the extreme warm weather can pose additional health risks to people living in affected areas, the World Health Organisation has warned.
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Pro-EU platform calls for citizen engagement, debate, to respond to populism

Wed, 2018-08-08 06:44
While Eurosceptic populists team up ahead of the European elections in attempt to turn them into a referendum over the EU’s very existence, civil society is now calling on progressive forces to come together to defend the bloc.
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UK government review backs subsidies for mini nuclear plants

Wed, 2018-08-08 06:16
Britain should offer developers of mini nuclear plants subsidies similar to those made available to the offshore wind industry, an independent review commissioned by the government said on Tuesday (7 August).
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A decade after the war: Why the world should support Georgia’s peace initiatives

Wed, 2018-08-08 06:04
This week marks ten years since Georgia lived through a dramatic five day war with the Russian Federation. On 12 August 2008, the EU brokered a ceasefire deal bringing an end to open warfare – but not to conflict, explains Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.
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Football, national identity and belonging in today’s Europe

Wed, 2018-08-08 05:10
The euphoria triggered by the FIFA World Cup quickly gave way to divisive, ugly debates about national identity and race, around players of diverse ethnic origins. These controversies highlight the need for measured exchanges on belonging in today’s Europe, writes Michael O'Flaherty.
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Georgia’s NATO future resurfaces during Russia conflict anniversary

Tue, 2018-08-07 12:55
Foreign affairs chiefs from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine met in Georgia this week to take part in commemorations marking 10 years since Russia’s invasion of the Caucasus Republic during 2008's August War.
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Russia expels two Greek diplomats amid growing tensions with Athens

Tue, 2018-08-07 09:52
The Russian government decided to expel two Greek diplomats from its territory on Monday (6 August) in response to Greece’s similar “hostile” move last month, according to the Kremlin.
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World risks entering irreversible ‘hothouse’ state

Tue, 2018-08-07 08:03
The world is at risk of entering “hothouse” conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5 degrees Celsius higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, scientists said in a study published on Monday (6 August).
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May to meet Scotland’s Sturgeon after Brexit standoff

Tue, 2018-08-07 07:09
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government of "talking-up" a no-deal Brexit, making it more likely the UK will just drop out of the European Union at great cost to the economy.
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EU regulators to study need for action on common mobile phone charger

Tue, 2018-08-07 07:04
EU regulators plan to study whether there is a need for action in the push for a common mobile phone charger following a lack of progress by phone makers towards this goal, EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said.
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Europe’s GM legislation is ‘outdated’, US says after Court ruling on gene editing

Tue, 2018-08-07 06:31
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has called a recent ruling by the European Court of Justice on new plant-breeding techniques (NPBTs) a ‘setback’ and said Washington is ready to help EU politicians make decisions based on scientific evidence.
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Extreme drought causes EU vegetables ‘most serious’ crisis in 40 years

Tue, 2018-08-07 06:03
Europe's prolonged extreme drought has caused the most severe problems to the EU vegetable sector in the last 40 years, according to the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL).
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