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Poland hopes to sway Turkish threat to NATO’s Eastern defence plans

Tue, 2019-12-03 14:00
Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Tuesday (3 December) he expects a solution during the two-day NATO gathering in London after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to reject military plans for Poland and the Baltic States.
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Agricultural emissions: Not enough cash for solutions

Tue, 2019-12-03 13:37
European policies on tackling agricultural emissions are insufficient, according to auditors. Although solutions do exist, the cost and time factors often mean farmers are not capable of implementing them.
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Finland’s PM toppled by postmen

Tue, 2019-12-03 13:07
Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne resigned on Tuesday (3 December) after his handling of a postal strike soured relations between him and a member party of the ruling coalition.
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German government seeks to boost dialogue with disgruntled farmers

Tue, 2019-12-03 11:22
Following the ongoing protests by farmers in recent months, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) were invited to attend an agricultural summit yesterday (2 December). They intend to reinforce dialogue with the agricultural sector, once again. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Nobody needs NATO more than France, says Trump

Tue, 2019-12-03 11:11
US President Donald Trump weighed into the war of words on the state of NATO on Tuesday (3 December), wasting no time to hit back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s “brain death” claims. Speaking at a breakfast session alongside NATO...
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How the data wave in healthcare will help improve patient outcomes [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-12-03 11:00
Healthcare has never been more accessible, intelligent or dynamic. The increased use of advanced data analytics, connected devices, genomics and AI is ushering in a new era with the potential for real breakthroughs in patient outcomes and operational efficiencies across...
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Commission to present revamped ePrivacy proposal

Tue, 2019-12-03 10:46
The European Commission will present a revised ePrivacy proposal as part of the forthcoming Croatian Presidency of the EU, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton announced on Tuesday (3 December), after previous talks failed to produce an agreement among member states.
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Truckmaker Iveco hitches wagon to electric and hydrogen power

Tue, 2019-12-03 10:27
Italian truckmaker Iveco on Monday (2 December) joined the alternative propulsion party as it unveiled its first electric vehicle, which it will build in partnership with US startup Nikola Motor Co.
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Euronauts in space, rail rights result & a big boar bang

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:50
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Austria on course to become first EU country to ban glyphosate

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:39
Austria is set to be the first EU country to ban glyphosate, having completed the EU’s single market notification procedure on Friday.
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Multi-vector diplomacy [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:25
Lodged between China and Russia, Kazakhstan, a country with huge territory and a modest population, pursues a 'multi-vector' foreign policy, positively engaging with its big neighbours, but also with the US and the EU and the global community.
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Africa relations are ‘not equal’, leaders warn EU

Tue, 2019-12-03 09:07
As the field of competitors for investing in Africa becomes more crowded, the EU will have to quickly improve its offer. The challenge for Ursula von der Leyen's new European Commission will be to turn the so-called ‘partnership of equals’ promised by her predecessor into something concrete.
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Ex-finance minister: Gentiloni’s SDG-oversight will be ‘key’

Tue, 2019-12-03 08:47
Italy's former finance minister Domenico Siniscalco insists that sustainable finance is going from strength to strength and that it will hold the key to effectively combating climate change. He also believes that compatriot Paolo Gentiloni will play a crucial role.
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US vows 100% tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags over digital tax

Tue, 2019-12-03 08:32
The US government on Monday (2 November) said it may slap punitive duties of up to 100% on $2.4 billion in imports from France of Champagne, handbags, cheese and other products, after concluding that France's new digital services tax would harm US tech companies.
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Sustainable finance: Going green’s crucial ingredient

Tue, 2019-12-03 08:00
The scale of the energy transition required in Europe and the wider world is huge, as is the financial bill attached to the shift. Companies are already starting to align their business models around green policies but is there appetite...
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Italy’s Conte rebukes opposition as debate over ESM reform heats up

Tue, 2019-12-03 07:58
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte called upon the right-wing opposition to act responsibly in talks over the reform of the eurozone bailout fund, the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).
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ECB to review its mandate with ‘open mind’, Lagarde says

Tue, 2019-12-03 07:57
The European Central Bank (ECB) will embark on a strategic review of its mandate and instruments to achieve its inflation target of 2% with an “open mind”, its president Christine Lagarde said on Monday (2 December).
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Greek PM says Turkey undermines EU climate change efforts

Tue, 2019-12-03 07:54
MADRID. With its illegal activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, Ankara is undermining EU efforts to tackle climate change, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said at a meeting with other EU leaders on the sidelines of the COP25 climate summit in Madrid.
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Facebook renews calls for EU regulation in ‘fight for the soul of the internet’

Tue, 2019-12-03 07:49
An ideological 'fight' is tacking place worldwide between those who want to restrict open access to the internet and those who want to maintain a free and open web within necessary regulatory frameworks, Facebook's VP for Global Affairs, Nick Clegg, has said.
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EU turns to methane emissions in fight against global warming

Tue, 2019-12-03 07:42
The European Commission is working on a first-ever methane strategy that could play a “very significant role” in enabling the EU increase its climate ambitions for 2030, EU officials have said.
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