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To implement the SDGs, the EU needs to be consistent

Wed, 2018-10-10 09:06
Good news for all the supporters of development policies: city-to-city development cooperation will remain at the heart of the EU’s external action. And localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a priority supported by the European Union, writes Frédéric Vallier.
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Italy coalition chiefs defiant on budget, forecast GDP growth

Wed, 2018-10-10 06:00
The leaders of Italy's ruling parties said on Tuesday (9 October) they would permit no change to the government's 2019 budget plan, despite financial market pressure and criticism from the country's central bank and the parliamentary fiscal watchdog.
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UK to ramp up private sector development role after Brexit, says minister

Wed, 2018-10-10 05:53
The UK will keep to its 0.7% aid spending commitment but plans to dramatically scale up its private sector investment in poor countries, its development minister Penny Mordant  said on Tuesday (9 October).
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Modular or ‘monster’ trucks back on the table

Wed, 2018-10-10 05:46
EU lawmakers are floating the idea of offering incentives for extra-long trucks made up of multiple trailers in the EU’s first truck CO2 legislation.
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Google appeals record EU fine over Android

Wed, 2018-10-10 05:35
Google on Tuesday (9 October) appealed the biggest ever anti-trust fine by the EU, which imposed a 4.34 billion euro penalty on the US tech giant for illegally abusing the dominance of its operating system for mobile devices.
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Loopflows and unscheduled energy flows – explaining the mystery [Promoted content]

Wed, 2018-10-10 05:30
Improving European cross-border markets will require progresses in grid investments, better zones, and better coordination of cross-border trade.
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EU privacy chief expects first round of fines under new law by year-end

Wed, 2018-10-10 05:29
Regulators are set to exercise their new powers by handing out fines and even temporary bans on companies that breach a new EU privacy law, with the first round of sanctions expected by the end of the year, the bloc’s privacy chief said.
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‘Europe has turned its back on Africa’, say leaders

Wed, 2018-10-10 05:26
European paranoia about Chinese dominance on the African continent was one of the underlying themes at the Financial Times’ Africa summit this week.
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Kazakh researcher: EU is like a dog with an Elizabethan collar

Wed, 2018-10-10 04:15
Kazakhstan has succeeded where the EU has failed - creating a society based on multiculturalism, Saginaty Berdaulova told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Europe needs urgent cybersecurity action

Wed, 2018-10-10 04:12
Election interference. Fake news. Hyper-partisanship. Ransomware. Denial of service attacks. Cyber-terrorism. Welcome to Europe’s new normal, writes Philippe Cotelle.
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New drugs: how much are governments paying for innovation?

Wed, 2018-10-10 04:11
The European healthcare sector is divided over the “actual value” EU governments pay for the authorised and partly public-funded novel drugs, compared to medicines already on the market.
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Karima Delli MEP: ‘Hard Brexit would be a disaster for transport’

Wed, 2018-10-10 04:07
European Parliament transport committee chair Karima Delli has warned about the “disastrous” consequences of a hard Brexit, especially on the transport sector. EURACTIV France’s partner La Tribune reports.
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Time to shift responsibility on plastics

Wed, 2018-10-10 04:07
Plastic pollution is increasingly in the spotlight but Europe could learn a thing or two from one of the cities leading the charge to curb unnecessary waste, write the governing mayor of Oslo.
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‘Disappointed’ EU capitals agree on car CO2 cuts

Tue, 2018-10-09 22:13
EU environment ministers took until nearly midnight on Tuesday (9 October) to agree on a common position for car and van CO2 emission cuts for 2030 but several member states were left “disappointed” with the final agreement. In an attempt...
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EU digital tax: MEPs call for higher rates

Tue, 2018-10-09 19:13
The European Commission should consider increasing the proposed rates in the controversial digital tax plans, MEPs from the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs committee suggested on Tuesday (9 October).
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Lambertz: ‘To weaken our municipalities, our cities, our regions is to weaken our Union’

Tue, 2018-10-09 15:57
The president of the European Committee of the Regions warned on Tuesday (9 October) that Cohesion policy plays an important role in the European Union and should not be cut in the EU's next long-term budget.
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The Brief – Enemies of Europe

Tue, 2018-10-09 14:56
Economic matters matter again, as the Italian government wants to showcase its battle against the European Commission over its spending plan as a renewed European crusade against austerity. But who are the real enemies of Europe?
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Deep decarbonisation requires industrial climate action [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-10-09 14:48
The success of Europe’s low carbon energy transition relies on achieving high level of investments in a well-balanced mix of technological and natural decarbonisation measures, writes Jannik Lindbæk.
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Decentralised cooperation: what future for local to local EU’s development policy after 2020?

Tue, 2018-10-09 14:11
Decentralised cooperation has allowed to better adapt EU’s cooperation policies to the needs of the people in the field. However, with the new negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework, the role of local authorities in cooperation policies might be at stake.
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Mimica: Decentralised cooperation will remain at heart of EU’s external action

Tue, 2018-10-09 13:31
With negotiations on the next EU long-term budget about to start, Commissioner Neven Mimica defended the European commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and praised the role local authorities play in international cooperation in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
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