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Spain’s handling of the Cayuco boat crisis

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:33
Almost a decade before the deaths of 360 people in a shipwreck in Lampedusa, Italy, shook the world's collective conscience about migration in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands - another southern European border - faced a similar challenge.
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Proposed Nord Stream 2 compromise guarantees Ukraine’s gas transit role

Wed, 2017-06-14 14:02
The European Commission hopes to bring together the friends and the foes of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project around a mandate which would guarantee that Ukraine would remain a transit country for Russian gas to the EU.
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Confusing messages suggest tough Greek debt talks at Eurogroup

Wed, 2017-06-14 13:56
The European Commission is optimistic about an overall agreement with Greece at tomorrow’s Eurogroup. But Athens says a deal is still far due to Germany’s stance.
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European Parliament on the fence over tax transparency for multinationals

Wed, 2017-06-14 13:49
After a vote on Monday (12 June) by MEPs, European multinationals will be obliged publish details of their activities in every country where they operate. But a number of exemptions could weaken the tax transparency system. EURACTIV France reports.
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Britain can stay in EU but perks will end, says Verhofstadt

Wed, 2017-06-14 13:30
The EU will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it currently has, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday (14 June).
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World Bank: Africa’s cities can learn from EU experience

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:54
EURACTIV spoke to Somik Vinaj Lall, the lead author of the World Bank flagship report Africa’s cities: Opening doors to the world. Meeting with EU counterparts, Lall identified areas where the EU experience could be valuable in the urbanisation of the African continent.
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Report finds human rights abuses in Europe’s nursing homes

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:34
Ahead of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day tomorrow (15 June), a new report heats up the discussion about the conditions of the elderly in Europe’s nursing homes.
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France set to enter word top ten for parliamentary gender balance

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:29
Currently 63rd in the global ranking, France could rise to second place in Europe for gender balance in parliament after the second round of the legislative election this Sunday (18 June). The first-round collapse of the traditional parties has cleared unprecedented space for female candidates. EURACTIV France reports.
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Proper Energy Union governance is essential to delivering the EU’s Paris Agreement promises

Wed, 2017-06-14 12:29
Transparency and long-term planning are the only ways to reduce the cost of the transition and align climate and energy policies, argues Quentin Genard of E3G. The EU’s Governance Regulation can do that.
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MEPs demand EU strategy to protect gig economy workers

Wed, 2017-06-14 09:08
The European Parliament is expected to adopt a draft report on Thursday (15 June) calling on EU and national authorities to ensure “fair working conditions and adequate legal and social protection for all workers” in the collaborative economy.
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New Ideas for Old Problems: How to Get Health Products to Remote Communities [Sponsored]

Wed, 2017-06-14 08:49
Global health is a shared responsibility, and addressing today’s global health challenges requires us to go beyond the 20th-century model of donors and recipients, writes Christoph Benn.
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Consumer group wants to kill cartoons on ‘unhealthy’ food for children

Wed, 2017-06-14 06:28
The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) urged food companies on Wednesday (14 June) to stop using cartoon characters to promote unhealthy foods for children, saying they negatively affect their dietary behaviour.
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Romanian ex-president accused of ‘crimes against humanity’ over 1990 protest crackdown

Wed, 2017-06-14 06:00
Former Romanian president Ion Iliescu and 13 other officials have been ordered to stand trial on charges of crimes against humanity in connection with the deadly crackdown on a Bucharest protest in 1990, the prosecutor’s office said yesterday (13 June). Four people were killed after Iliescu called in tens of thousands of club-wielding miners to […]
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Moscovici sees deal on Greek loans, fair solution on debt

Wed, 2017-06-14 05:56
European Union Currency Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he expects Greece and its international lenders to reach a compromise deal on new loans this week and that a "fair solution" will be found on debt relief.
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Finnish government survives as new populist faction emerges

Wed, 2017-06-14 05:43
Finland's government avoided collapse yesterday (13 June) after Prime Minister Juha Sipila said his coalition could carry on with a new populist faction which emerged when an anti-immigration party split in two.
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Greece cracks down on voucher abuse by employers

Wed, 2017-06-14 04:47
The growing trend of distributing vouchers to employees to avoid taxes has raised eyebrows in the Greek government, which has moved to crack down on unprecedented levels of tax evasion in the cash-strapped country.
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Macron tells May ‘door always open’ for UK to stay in EU

Wed, 2017-06-14 04:33
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday (13 June) the door was "always open" for Britain to remain in the EU despite Prime Minister Theresa May saying Brexit talks would begin next week.
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Rome’s 5 Star mayor calls to halt migrants’ flow into city

Wed, 2017-06-14 04:30
Rome's scandal-plagued Mayor, Virginia Raggi, a prominent member of the anti-establishment 5 Star Movement, has asked the government not to send any more asylum seekers to the capital, saying it is already groaning under the strain.
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Brussels warns ‘time is passing’ as May tries to clinch power deal

Tue, 2017-06-13 22:45
British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to strike a government deal in an initial round of talks with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative DUP party on Tuesday (13 June), leaving the EU's Brexit negotiator wondering when divorce talks would begin.
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EU summit draft backs closer defence ties, Paris climate accord

Tue, 2017-06-13 20:15
European Union leaders meeting next week will agree to boost cooperation on security and defence and express support for global trade and the Paris Agreement, according to a draft joint statement.
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