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Polish PM cancels trip to Israel in wake of comments on Poles in Holocaust

Mon, 2019-02-18 07:26
Poland’s prime minister has cancelled a trip to Israel in the wake of reported remarks made by his Israeli counterpart suggesting Polish complicity during the Holocaust, an aide in his office told Polish media on Sunday (17 February). A government...
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E-trucks: European automakers’ third and final chance to get electrification right

Mon, 2019-02-18 06:45
Have European manufacturers learned from developments in the car and bus markets? Or will American and Chinese companies lead the way to tomorrow's zero emission freight transport? Lucien Mathieu poses some tough questions ahead of a big decision by EU negotiators.
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Terrorist legislation: the EU is on the right track but isn’t there yet [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-02-18 06:30
Targeting the wrong players: last autumn, the European Commission proposal to remove terrorist content online sent shockwaves through Europe’s cloud infrastructure community. Since then, real progress has been made in improving the Regulation—but more needs to be done.
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Munich Security Conference 2019 – Day #2

Sun, 2019-02-17 12:10
EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the hot topics of this year’s Munich Security Conference and what is driving the conversation on foreign, defence and security policy from Day 2. On the menu: Merkel, Pence, Lavrov, climate change, Balkans.
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UK airline folds amid Brexit uncertainty and fuel cost woes

Sun, 2019-02-17 00:13
British airline Flybmi went bust on Saturday (16 February), cancelling all flights with immediate effect. The regional carrier cited Brexit uncertainty as one of the reasons for entering administration, as well as increased fuel costs.
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Abandon Iran nuclear deal, Pence tells EU allies, Merkel disagrees

Sat, 2019-02-16 16:38
US Vice President Mike Pence called once again on Saturday (16 February) on European allies to follow Washington's lead and withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, saying the regime there "openly advocates another Holocaust".
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Demands for ‘more Europe in NATO’ as leaders gather for Munich Security Conference

Sat, 2019-02-16 09:50
Demands for a stronger EU and foreign policy, more commitments to NATO and concerns over Russia’s assertiveness were the leitmotifs as the 55th Munich Security Conference kicked off on Friday (15 February).
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Health Commissioner Andriukaitis announces run at Lithuania presidency

Sat, 2019-02-16 08:55
European Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis announced on Friday (15 February) he would run for president of Lithuania, after some dithering due to his current institutional position.
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The Brief – Spain’s call for elections: A wish for common sense

Fri, 2019-02-15 15:56
Spain wrapped up a dizzying week as Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called early elections for 28 April. It will be the third time Spaniards go to the ballot box in four years, with the political scene thrown wide open by recent developments. 
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Spain to hold early elections on 28 April

Fri, 2019-02-15 15:54
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called on Friday (15 February) for snap elections on 28 April, only nine months after he took office, after failing to secure the Parliament’s support for his 2019 budget.
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Regulatory flaws in Clean Energy Package, part 2: Can bad legislation deliver good regulation? [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-02-15 13:56
New rules on the internal electricity market, part of the Clean Energy Package (CEP), will soon be adopted. Volume, time pressure, complexity, and political weight took a toll on legislative quality – possibly leading to cumbersome implementation, writes Juliusz Kowalczyk.
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French students starting to mobilise to combat climate change

Fri, 2019-02-15 12:39
It is French students rather its secondary school pupils who are giving impetus to the mobilisation of young people to combat climate change, a movement which is slowly starting in France. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU in fresh diplomatic push to ‘raise global ambition’ on climate change

Fri, 2019-02-15 11:40
A special UN summit scheduled in New York next September will provide “an essential opportunity to mobilise political will to raise global ambition” on climate change, according to a draft EU statement due to be adopted on Monday (18 February).
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TEE – Mother of all European elections

Fri, 2019-02-15 11:01
At a press conference about '100 days before the next European elections', European Parliament spokesperson Jaime Duch Guillot made plenty of use of superlatives. Because this year’s European elections are dead serious.
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Pompeo meets EU’s top diplomat after Pence’s Iran accusations

Fri, 2019-02-15 09:00
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the EU's top diplomat in Brussels on Friday (15 February), a day after Vice President Mike Pence accused America's traditional European allies of trying to undermine U.S. sanctions against Iran.
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Glyphosate ban was out of pesticide committee’s scope, co-rapporteur says

Fri, 2019-02-15 08:17
Greens did not back the call to ban glyphosate because out of the mandate of pesticide special committee, pledging to battle for it at the right time and moment, Greens co-rapporteur on the final report Bart Staes explained in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
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UK’s May suffers new defeat, increasing Brexit confusion

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:53
British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered another embarrassing defeat on Thursday (14 February) after MPs voted against her Brexit strategy for the second time.
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Gas must be ‘completely’ decarbonised by 2050, says UK think-tank

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:44
Britain must entirely get rid of fossil-based natural gas in the coming three decades if the country is to meet its long-term decarbonisation objectives, according to a think-tank close to the ruling Conservative party.
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New treaty bans commercial fishing in the Arctic for 16 years

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:43
The EU and nine other countries approved an international deal on Thursday (14 February), set to protect an area of the Arctic high seas from unregulated commercial fishing. The agreement aims to reduce the environmental impact of commercial fishing by banning it for 16 years as agreed by the EU and other countries.
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Renewable energy will be world’s main power source by 2040, says BP

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:42
Renewable energies will be the world’s main source of power within two decades and are establishing a foothold in the global energy system faster than any fuel in history, according to BP. The UK-based oil company said wind, solar and other...
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