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MEPs side with innovators on FinTech

Wed, 2017-04-26 04:33
Supporting innovation should be the driving force, according to the draft report on the emerging field of financial technology adopted yesterday (25 April).
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Germany opposes key EU car emission test reforms

Wed, 2017-04-26 04:32
Germany is opposing key elements of a European Union proposal to overhaul how car engine emissions are tested for pollution, a document seen by Reuters showed, as Brussels attempts to prevent a repeat of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
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‘Hostile Brexit’ would be lose-lose deal for jobs

Wed, 2017-04-26 04:32
UK Prime Minister Theresa May will seek a strong mandate for Brexit talks in the upcoming general election. The onus now falls on negotiators to ensure that ‘hard’ Brexit does not become a ‘hostile’ Brexit that results in mutually damaging job destruction, writes Iain Begg.
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Germany’s cheap food prices come at a cost, study finds

Wed, 2017-04-26 04:20
Germans love to do their food shopping at discount retailers. But the costs incurred in order to provide such cheap prices are enormous and society is paying through the nose for it. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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MEPs raise Netflix quota to 30% and sharpen rules on violent online posts

Wed, 2017-04-26 04:05
Netflix and other video-on-demand platforms could be required to include a minimum 30% of European content—more than the Commission's proposed 20% quota, if new broadcasting rules follow a report approved yesterday (25 April) by MEPs in the Culture Committee.
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Germany on cusp of new defence debate as military spending increases again

Wed, 2017-04-26 04:03
Global expenditure on weapons has risen for the second year in a row. Germany has increased its spending and opposition politicians want a new debate about defence. The issue could become crucial in the end-of-year elections. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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European court orders Slovenia to pay €85,000 to man who lost home over utility debt

Wed, 2017-04-26 03:58
Europe's top human rights court ordered Slovenia yesterday (25 April) to pay €85,000 to a man whose family home was forcibly sold by a local court to repay a debt he owed to a state utility.
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Europe rights court blasts Romania prison conditions

Wed, 2017-04-26 03:46
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (25 April) took Romania to task for its dismal prison conditions, saying they could be considered inhumane and degrading.
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Problems with Hungary affect EU single market too

Wed, 2017-04-26 03:26
The Hungarian problem extends beyond civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law, it also encroaches on European jobs and growth, as well as the single market, writes MEP Lampert van Nistelrooij.
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Most global investors recognise financial risk of climate change, report finds

Tue, 2017-04-25 20:45
For the first time a majority of global investor heavyweights recognise the financial risks of climate change, according to the results of a major global index rating how investors manage such risks. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Commission to propose ten-day annual paternity leave

Tue, 2017-04-25 18:08
The European Commission will tomorrow propose the first EU-level legal law guaranteeing paternity leave lasting at least ten working days. The legal change, which also includes measures on parental leave on time off for people caring for sick dependents, comes as the Commission presents a 20-point list of EU social rights.
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Refugee hotspots in Italy and Greece ‘not yet adequate’, say EU auditors

Tue, 2017-04-25 16:22
The EU’s emergency response to the 2015 refugee crisis, by creating arrival ‘hotspots’ in Greece and Italy, has left reception centres that are “not yet adequate”, according to a damning new report by the EU Court of Auditors.
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The Brief: The Commission grasps for its ‘social Triple-A moment’

Tue, 2017-04-25 15:09
The European Commission is selling its stack of social policy announcements tomorrow as a “social Triple-A moment”.
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Erasmus works but needs to be promoted more

Tue, 2017-04-25 15:02
The EU’s study and work abroad programmes are a boon for the economy but more should be done to ensure equality and offer opportunities to those outside university education. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Turkey’s EU bid in jeopardy after Council of Europe vote

Tue, 2017-04-25 12:57
The Council of Europe has voted to reopen its monitoring procedure against Turkey. The decision deals another potentially fatal blow to Ankara's EU membership hopes, as exiting the process was made a precondition of negotiations back in 2004.
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Brazil unveils undersea cable link to Europe

Tue, 2017-04-25 12:05
Europe and Brazil will be linked by an undersea fibre optic cable by 2019. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the link symbolises the ties between the two continents. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Labour to guarantee EU citizens’ rights ‘on day one’ after election

Tue, 2017-04-25 11:42
Britain's opposition Labour Party will immediately guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the country if it wins a June election, it said today (25 April), setting out a Brexit strategy aimed at dismantling Prime Minister Theresa May's runaway lead.
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MEPs want to lift online geoblocking for Spotify and ebooks

Tue, 2017-04-25 10:14
MEPs in the Internal Market Committee approved geoblocking rules that could open up access to music streaming sites and ebook sales across the EU, going beyond the European Commission's proposal and setting up a fight with industry groups.
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Luukas Ilves on the Digital Priorities for the Estonian Presidency [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-04-25 08:11
It is clear, first of all, that we have a lot of work to do on the Digital Single Market legislative files.
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Macron campaign was target of cyber-attacks by spy-linked group

Tue, 2017-04-25 06:08
The campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the favorite to win France's presidential election, has been targeted by a cyber-espionage group linked by some experts to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.
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