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Juncker warns May: ‘No room’ to renegotiate Brexit deal

Tue, 2018-12-11 10:20
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (11 December) that the EU would be open to offer “clarifications” to  British Prime Minister Theresa May, but insisted that the withdrawal agreement was the “best possible, the only possible” deal.
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Sustainability, authenticity and short supply chain in Sicily: The example of Valdibella and Paterna Bio

Tue, 2018-12-11 09:51
Some Sicilian companies in the agri-food sector have chosen a different model of producing and selling. The idea is to recover the “human” contact with the product and with the consumer.  EURACTIV’s partner Sicilia Agricoltura reports. It’s an agriculture that...
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Is populism bad for climate change?

Tue, 2018-12-11 09:13
The violent response to the French carbon tax in Paris demonstrates good climate policy is dependent on a fair, just and managed transition writes Sanjeev Kumar. Far from stalling, climate change action is becoming a major issue in elections globally, he says.
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EU talks to set CO2 emission limits for cars founder

Tue, 2018-12-11 09:00
The European Union failed on Tuesday (11 December) to reach a compromise over how sharply to curb carbon dioxide emissions from cars and vans as car-producing countries and more environmentally conscious lawmakers could not find a compromise.
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Europe stuck on climate ambition at COP24

Tue, 2018-12-11 08:45
With the UK entangled in Brexit, France mired in the "Yellow Vest" movement, and Germany stuck in political quagmire, Europe is not ready to lead global climate talks as the decisive political phase of the UN climate conference opens on Tuesday (11 December).
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Julian King: Russian info war preceded Ukrainian ship seizures

Tue, 2018-12-11 06:50
Russia launched a year-long fake news campaign about Kiev's and NATO's plans for the Azov Sea before seizing three Ukrainian ships and their crew there, EU security commissioner Julian King alleged Monday (10 December).
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EU negotiators reach agreement on cybersecurity act

Tue, 2018-12-11 06:44
Representatives from the European Commission, Council and Parliament on Monday (10 December) evening banded together to strengthen the bloc's Cybersecurity efforts, reaching agreement on the EU's cybersecurity act.
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COP24 dairy – day #9

Tue, 2018-12-11 06:44
Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, postponing climate ambition, 415 institutional investors, a climate damages tax, and more.
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‘Loss and Damage’ emerges as crunch item at COP24

Tue, 2018-12-11 06:44
There is still no clear picture in Katowice on how to provide a readily available funding mechanism for developing countries affected by extreme weather events.
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IEA chief: Ethanol ‘very important’ to reduce oil dependence

Tue, 2018-12-11 06:43
Ethanol will have a very important role in decarbonising the transport sector globally, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) told EURACTIV.com. Another energy expert said electrification will play a major role in transport but is not applicable to all sectors, which is where biofuels come in.
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Europe’s ‘Kafka-esque’ recycling dilemma for precious metals

Tue, 2018-12-11 06:42
Precious metals are big business in the EU but possible conflicts between recycling policies and chemical management mean that the industry risks missing out on a golden opportunity.
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May heads to Netherlands, Germany in bid to save Brexit deal

Tue, 2018-12-11 06:35
British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel Tuesday (11 December) as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.
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Marrakesh UN forum adopts migration pact despite withdrawals

Tue, 2018-12-11 06:19
A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from over 160 countries in Morocco on Monday (10 December), despite a string of withdrawals, including several EU countries, driven by anti-immigrant populism.
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Macron announces financial concessions in bid to end ‘yellow vest’ revolt

Tue, 2018-12-11 05:44
Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday (10 December) announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country.
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Green transition: ECB and budgetary authorities should face their responsibilities

Mon, 2018-12-10 19:22
Reforming the rules for coordinating budgetary and economic policies in the eurozone is a necessity to conciliate economic, social and climate objectives, write Olivier Bodin and Michael Vincent.
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Theresa May buys one last chance after shelving Brexit vote

Mon, 2018-12-10 19:14
UK Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs on Monday (10 December) that she would return to Brussels to seek new concessions on the Irish ‘backstop’ as she postponed a vote in parliament to give herself one last chance to salvage her battered Brexit deal.
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The Brief – No roadmaps needed for experienced travellers

Mon, 2018-12-10 16:00
Morocco is a tree with its roots in Africa and its branches in Europe. So said the late King Hassan II of Morocco. That partly explains why hosting the UN migration summit in Marrakech, which formally adopted the UN’s contentious...
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Citizens’ consultations: France dreaming of ecological Europe

Mon, 2018-12-10 15:51
The European Council between 13-14 December will focus on the findings of the citizens’ consultations. French people dream of having a more ecological and more socially just Europe, where there is greater citizen participation. Can the EU meet their expectations? EURACTIV France reports.
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French ‘yellow vests’ caught up in social networks

Mon, 2018-12-10 13:49
As it enters its fourth week of protest, France’s ‘yellow vest’ movement continues to be active on Facebook. While the social network has allowed the movement to grow, Facebook is struggling to create a structure for the movement. EURACTIV France reports.
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Biofuels and electromobility are key in Portugal’s transport decarbonisation

Mon, 2018-12-10 12:32
Portugal will use both electromobility and biofuels to decarbonise its transport sector by 2050, José Mendes, Portuguese First Secretary of State for Mobility - Environment and Energy Transition, told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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