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A Vision For Co-Creating Europe’s Tech Leadership [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-05-14 05:00
Exceptional opportunities and challenges require strong European political leadership in the technology space.
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Jet fuel tax hopes lifted by leaked EU report

Mon, 2019-05-13 15:26
Aviation carbon emissions would fall by 11% or 16.4 million tonnes if the EU were to scrap jet fuel’s tax derogation, according to a leaked European Commission study.
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The Brief powered by ifaw- Is the S&D losing its D?

Mon, 2019-05-13 15:08
There was a time when the European Parliament's contingent of socialist were socialists and nothing else. But could that be all set to change?
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Most French parties agree on carbon tax at EU’s borders

Mon, 2019-05-13 14:49
Whether as an eco-barrier or a carbon tax at the EU’s border, a 'green tax' is being defended by most French parties in the run-up to the European elections. Protectionism 'à la Green' appears to be more or less accepted. EURACTIV France reports.
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Tensions mount over Turkey’s drilling off Cyprus

Mon, 2019-05-13 14:32
Turkey launched a major naval exercise on Monday (13 May) in a show of force that comes amid mounting tensions over its plans to start drilling off Cyprus.
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Commission fines AB InBev for protecting higher Jupiler beer prices in Belgium

Mon, 2019-05-13 14:23
The European Commission fined AB InBev, the world's largest brewer, €200.4 million for restricting cross-border sales of Jupiler to protect higher prices of its top-selling beer in Belgium.
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Romania’s Schengen perspective in jeopardy over rule of law

Mon, 2019-05-13 14:16
The European Commission said on Monday (13 May) that Romania is close to being hit with Article 7 of the EU treaties, the heaviest punishment for a member state deviating from rule of law fundamentals. Losing the chance to join the Schengen zone any time soon would be one of the consequences.
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Kosovo’s Haradinaj wants Mogherini out of dialogue with Belgrade

Mon, 2019-05-13 14:06
Kosovo PM Ramush Haradinaj has asked that EU diplomacy chief Federica Mogherini be excluded from the Belgrade-Priština normalisation dialogue, after saying earlier that under her guidance, the presidents of Kosovo and Serbia, as well as Albania's prime minister had "probably" negotiated a division of Kosovo.
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Dwindling Turkish economy looms large over Istanbul mayoral election

Mon, 2019-05-13 14:02
Turkish economy has been faced with one of the most challenging times in its history. The re-run decision of İstanbul mayoral election has unnerved financial markets and put pressure on the already ailing lira, which tumbled to its weakest level in eight months at 6.2460.
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Is climate change affecting our socio-economic classes differently?

Mon, 2019-05-13 13:48
Carbon tax has featured prominently during the EU election campaign. The key issue is whether poorer households will be expected to pay a CO2 tax, when they emit less than high earners. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, two climate scientists discuss climate change affecting the class system and consumer behaviour.
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What Daimler’s move on carbon-neutral cars says about the industry

Mon, 2019-05-13 12:01
Daimler, one of the world’s leading producers of premium cars and commercial vehicles, has announced new commitments to make its entire passenger car fleet carbon neutral by the close of 2039. This is the most ambitious timeline among any of the leading automakers and signals a rapid acceleration in the shift towards zero-carbon transport, writes Nigel Topping.
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WWF interviews with Spitzenkandidaten: Frans Timmermans [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-05-13 10:00
Ahead of the EU elections WWF asked lead candidates about their vision for a sustainable Europe. Watch our chat with Frans Timmermans, lead candidate for the Party of European Socialists.
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Commission: EU tobacco track and trace will be fully functional in a year

Mon, 2019-05-13 08:04
The much-awaited EU tobacco track and trace system will be fully functional in "maximum one year" after its official launch due on 20 May, a European Commission official told EURACTIV.com.
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Gas storage in the energy transition

Mon, 2019-05-13 07:27
The main value of gas storage has traditionally focused on security of supply, ensuring people can continue heating their homes in the event of a cold spell or a sudden supply cut. That is due to change in the coming years as energy companies compete for new "flexibility" services in a hybrid energy system combining gas and electricity.
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The evolving role of gas storage in Europe

Mon, 2019-05-13 07:26
Departing from its usual supply security role, gas storage is vying for a central position in Europe’s vision of a hybrid energy system combining renewable electricity and low-carbon gases like hydrogen. But getting there won’t be a smooth run and regulators are watching closely.
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China defiant as US tariff war escalates

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:54
The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday (12 May) as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any “bitter fruit” that harmed its interests.
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Macron’s Renaissance makes its pitch for the EU centre ground

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:54
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Future of the Eastern Partnership: The Polish view

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:50
An “Association Agreements plus” with a secretariat, a rotating presidency, and the creation of a regional economic area. These could be the next steps for the "Eastern Partnership" (EaP) launched 10 years ago, writes Prof. Jacek Czaputowicz.
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German immigration law will be adopted, despite disagreements

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:34
Leading German parties have struggled to find a common line on immigration. For the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), the draft bill on immigration does not go far enough. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Eight EU airports among world’s ten worst

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:34
Eight of the world’s ten worst airports are located in the EU, according to a new survey released by a leading passenger rights group last week. Only three of the top ten airports are in EU countries.
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