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Cohesion funds rank high in Poland’s public investments

Fri, 2017-10-13 13:32
Cohesion policy makes up 61.17% of all Polish public investment, one of the highest rates in the EU. It is topped only by Portugal, Croatia and Lithuania, according to a European Commission report that highlighted cohesion funds as a major investment driver in many EU regions.
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How do we keep the lights on in Europe ? [Sponsored]

Fri, 2017-10-13 12:13
How the capacity markets should be designed to avoid blackouts and to ensure energy security ?
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France looks to solar power ‘prosumers’ to underpin energy transition

Fri, 2017-10-13 12:08
France plans to more than double its solar power capacity in the next ten years and make it easier for citizens to become energy independent, as part of its energy transition plan. But closer inspections leaves room for doubt if Paris will make good on its promises.
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Trans-Europe Express: What do the regions really want?

Fri, 2017-10-13 10:05
A week full of debates and events about European regions and cities is over. Once again –for the 15th subsequent year- more than 6,000 participants around Europe gathered in Brussels to take part in what used to be a loose get-together and is now a well (maybe too well) structured multilevel event with thematic priorities and goals.
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Macron seeks to disrupt European politics ahead of 2019 EU elections

Fri, 2017-10-13 09:30
Ahead of the 2019 EU elections, Macron’s Republique en Marche (REM) party is torn between creating a new political group or sitting with the centre. EURACTIV France reports.
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France and Germany seek to reform cohesion funds

Fri, 2017-10-13 08:40
Germany wants to tie cohesion funds to the recipient countries’ respect for the rule of law. Emmanuel Macron would like the countries to respect a minimum tax rate before disbursing aid to regions. Is it time to change the criteria for accessing cohesion funds? EURACTIV France reports.
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Hamas, Fatah sign deal on Palestinian reconciliation

Fri, 2017-10-13 06:08
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement on Thursday (12 October) on ending a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt in Cairo, with president Mahmud Abbas calling it a "final" accord.
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Italy lower house passes new electoral law penalising 5-Star Movement

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:57
The Italian Chamber of Deputies yesterday (12 October) gave its final approval to a contested electoral law that is likely to penalise the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in next year's election.
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US, Israel leave UNESCO for good

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:43
The United States and its ally Israel said yesterday (12 October) they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body in a move that underlined Washington's drift away from international institutions.
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Landmark EU-Cuba deal to take effect from November

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:17
A landmark cooperation deal between the EU and Cuba will take effect on 1 November, Brussels said on Thursday (12 October), a major step towards normalising ties as tensions run high between Havana and the US.
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New Commission study fuels generic drugs industry ‘manufacturing dispute’

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:17
The European Commission launched on Thursday (12 October) a public consultation on supplementary protection certificates for pharmaceutical products and the so-called Bolar patent research exemption.
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The European Pillar of Social Rights: What’s next for social protection and inclusion ?

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:11
In April, the European Commission adopted the European Pillar of Social Rights to guide a renewed process towards better working and living conditions in Europe. After the promised ‘Triple A’ Social Europe by President Juncker in 2014, the expectations were high.
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Germany: Trump’s Iran plans driving EU toward Russia and China

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:11
US President Donald Trump's expected move to "de-certify" the international nuclear deal with Iran is driving a wedge between Europe and the United States and bringing Europeans closer to Russia and China, Germany said on Thursday (12 October).
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Digital skills and 5G centre stage as precision farming vies to enter mainstream

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:09
Farmers, digital experts and representatives from the agricultural technology industry joined forces in Brussels on Thursday (12 October) to urge policymakers to bring precision farming into the mainstream in the EU.
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Analyst: ‘Energy efficiency targets help, but they don’t go all the way’

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:55
When EU ministers discuss new energy savings objectives for 2030, they should also consider the actual policies needed to achieve them, because targets alone won’t deliver, says Phil Summerton.
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Another environmental catastrophe looms in Central Asia

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:53
During the last UN session, when the media were dominated by headlines about the well-known hotbeds of tension, a strong but little noticed message came from the leader of a Central Asian Republic, writes Adrian Van der Meer.
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Denmark readies law to block Nord Stream 2

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:49
Denmark is considering passing a law that could block a disputed Russian pipeline project which would run through the NATO member's territory due to security concerns.
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EU summit to offer May hope of talks on post-Brexit relationship

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:44
European Union leaders could hand Theresa May an olive branch in deadlocked Brexit negotiations next week by launching their own internal preparations for a transition to a new relationship with Britain.
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The key to reducing EU cancer deaths

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:38
The European Commission is on track to miss its target of decreasing cancer deaths by 15% by 2020. But a focus on thrombosis, the subject of a global awareness campaign today, could turn things around.
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Zurich boss: ‘We need to look at protection, savings and retirement together’

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:26
Amid growing social inequalities and the digital transformation of the economy, Zurich’s Gary Shaughnessy believes public officials, employers and insurers should all cooperate to provide protection to the most vulnerable groups.
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