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Amfori Supports People, Planet and Prosperity amid Protectionist Threats [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-08-05 05:00
amfori, the leading global business association for open and sustainable trade, launches its first digital annual report (2018-2019).
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Austria’s Kurz does not oppose coalition with far-right

Fri, 2019-08-02 08:21
Austria's former Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and leader of the conservative party is not excluding the idea of re-establishing a coalition with the country's far right, he said in an interview with the Austrian public broadcaster ORF. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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How to attract investments in Greece’s Attica

Fri, 2019-08-02 08:09
As Greece has left behind the greatest economic downturn in modern history, it is required to achieve higher growth rates in the coming years so that economic growth can be sustainable, writes Dr George Patoulis, the regional governor of Attica in Greece.
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Europe weighs consequences as nuclear missiles treaty expires

Fri, 2019-08-02 08:04
A landmark agreement of Cold War-era arms control signed by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US President Ronald Reagan in 1987, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) banned a whole class of medium-range ground-launched nuclear-capable missiles of 500 to 5,500 kilometres.
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Italian former EU minister to advise Macron, prompting backlash at home

Fri, 2019-08-02 07:38
Sandro Gozi, a former Italy's undersecretary to European affairs in both Renzi and Gentiloni cabinet, will serve as EU affairs advisor to French Prime minister Edouard Philippe, casting doubts over a potential conflict of interests.
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Britain’s Johnson suffers first leadership blow in by-election

Fri, 2019-08-02 07:18
Britain's Boris Johnson lost his first test as prime minister on Friday (2 August) after his candidate was edged out by a pro-EU rival in a by-election that slims his parliamentary majority to one.
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Iran says ready for worst in battle to save nuclear deal amid standoff with US

Fri, 2019-08-02 06:20
President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday (1 August) that Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers abandoned by the United States, but that he was sure Tehran would eventually prevail.
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Italy lets in stranded migrants after striking EU deal

Thu, 2019-08-01 08:12
Italy allowed 116 rescued migrants to disembark from a coastguard ship Wednesday with Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's backing after five EU countries and the Church agreed to share responsibility for looking after them.
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Swiss president sees no quick progress in EU treaty row

Thu, 2019-08-01 07:57
Swiss President Ueli Maurer played down prospects for quickly ending a standoff with the European Union over a stalled partnership treaty that has disrupted cross-border stock trading and strained ties with Switzerland's main trading partner.
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Johnson faces UK election test as Brexit battle looms

Thu, 2019-08-01 07:33
Britain's Boris Johnson faces his first test at the ballot box Thursday (1 August) in a by-election that could reduce his parliamentary majority to one, making it harder to enact his Brexit plan.
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Leak: Capitals seek to reform EU summits to cope with Trump era

Wed, 2019-07-31 14:04
EU countries are working on a review of their summits to improve their efficiency amid the challenges posed by Donald Trump, China and other foreign actors, according to official notes seen by
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Europe splits over IMF leadership

Wed, 2019-07-31 13:48
Divisions between the EU's geographical blocs are complicating the process of picking a European candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as the EU wants to agree on a nominee as soon as possible to retain the Fund’s chair.
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Mediterannean is Europe’s most waste-polluted sea, study says

Wed, 2019-07-31 10:27
The Mediterranean Sea is the most waste-polluted sea in Europe, according to a 20-year study conducted by the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer). EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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Germany ‘very sceptical’ about US mission for Strait of Hormuz

Wed, 2019-07-31 09:57
Germany's Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday (31 July) he was very sceptical about a request by the United States to join a military mission for the Strait of Hormuz.
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Bad eating generates huge costs to society, experts warn

Wed, 2019-07-31 09:44
The EU should not lower the guard on non-communicable dietary-related diseases such as obesity and diabetes, as they have a relevant economic impact on citizens' daily life, according to food and nutrition experts.
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EU will not ban artificial turf pitches but could impose restrictions

Wed, 2019-07-31 09:33
The European Union will not ban artificial turf pitches, at least yet, but the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) is looking at alternatives, as this material is an important source of microplastics.
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France sees red over Trump wine tax threat, cheaper vintages seen worst hit

Wed, 2019-07-31 06:33
American lovers of fine French wine are likely to keep stocking their cellars and uncorking bottles despite US President Donald Trump's threat to impose a tax in a potential new trade war. But makers of cheaper French vintages are concerned.
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Portugal’s solar energy auction breaks world record

Wed, 2019-07-31 06:23
Portugal's huge auction of solar energy broke a world record, with one of the 24 licences on offer selling for 14.76 euros per megawatt hour (Mwh), the secretary of state for energy Joao Galamba said on Tuesday (30 July).
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Boris Johnson visits Northern Ireland, heart of Brexit battle

Wed, 2019-07-31 06:04
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Wednesday (31 July) meet leaders in Northern Ireland, the key battleground in Britain's fight to leave the European Union and the focus of increasingly tense rhetoric on both sides of the Irish Sea.
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Have Russia and China gone too far with harvesting personal data for visa applications?

Tue, 2019-07-30 14:33
If you plan to travel to Russia or China for the holidays, you may be surprised by the countries' visa application processes, both of which request a substantial quantity of personal data.
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