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Democrats add last-minute evidence to Trump impeachment case before Senate trial

Wed, 2020-01-15 07:23
Democrats in the US House of Representatives said on Tuesday (14 January) they would include new evidence when they send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, seeking to expand the scope of a trial that will dominate Washington for the next several weeks.
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Russia urges Persian Gulf nations to consider a joint security mechanism

Wed, 2020-01-15 07:08
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday (15 January) Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region and it was time the world got rid of unilateral measures such as sanctions.
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Europeans seek ‘lawful’ ways of intercepting 5G communications

Wed, 2020-01-15 06:59
The European Commission is working alongside Europol and EU member states to "identify appropriate ways of preserving lawful interception capabilities in 5G networks," said Ylva Johansson, the EU's Home Affairs Commissioner.
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US, China set to sign massive purchases deal, easing trade war

Wed, 2020-01-15 06:50
The US-China trade war is set to enter a new, quieter phase on Wednesday (15 January) as US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier sign an initial trade deal that aims to vastly increase Chinese purchases of US manufactured products, agricultural goods, energy and services.
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Achieving 1.5°C warming goal requires rapid reform of EU carbon market

Wed, 2020-01-15 06:45
To deliver quick results at least political cost, the European Commission should focus on two measures when revising the EU Emissions Trading Scheme: strengthening the cap and enhancing the Market Stability Reserve (MSR), write Mari Pantsar and Outi Haanperä.
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Why Europe must safeguard and promote a greener, circular and innovative aluminium value chain [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-01-15 06:00
The carbon intensity of Europe’s aluminium production is one of the lowest in the world. In a growing market, preserving primary production in Europe and further developing recycling activities are necessary to meet growing demand while reducing dependency on imports.
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Question marks raised over scale of EU’s new climate fund

Tue, 2020-01-14 18:48
The European Commission finally lifted the lid on its long-awaited just transition plans on Tuesday (14 January) but doubts have already been raised over the amount of funding on offer for the next decade compared to the bloc's Green Deal ambitions.
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The Brief, powered by Orgalim – Playing games for fun in Libya

Tue, 2020-01-14 15:51
No single geographic location makes the EU more vulnerable these days than Libya. Regrettably, the situation in this Mad Max country is likely to get worse before it gets better.
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Spain pushes for prioritising services in EU-UK deal

Tue, 2020-01-14 15:36
Spain on Monday (13 January) called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks that must be concluded before the transition period ends on 31 December.
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New cars still way behind in reaching EU emission standards by 2021

Tue, 2020-01-14 15:29
While the European Union has set a limit of 95g/km for new vehicles, with one year to go before the deadline, manufacturers are stagnating at 122g/km according to AAA Data. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
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Nuclear ‘excluded’ from EU’s new Just Transition Fund

Tue, 2020-01-14 15:11
The EU's regional policy Commissioner Elisa Ferreira revealed on Tuesday (14 January) details of the €100 billion Just Transition Mechanism, a key financial component of the European Green Deal that should make the bloc climate neutral by 2050.
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NGOs hail opinion urging EU court to annul Hungary’s restrictions on foreign financing

Tue, 2020-01-14 14:00
Human rights watchdogs hailed on Tuesday (14 January) an opinion from the advocate general of the EU's top court which said restrictions imposed by Hungary on the financing of civil organisations from abroad breach EU law.
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EU, US, Japan agree on proposals to limit subsidies

Tue, 2020-01-14 13:54
The EU, US and Japan put forward on Tuesday (14 January) a proposal to limit industrial subsidies among WTO members and explored ways to address forced technology transfers, two issues at the core of ongoing trade frictions with China.
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INSTEX fails to support EU-Iran trade as nuclear accord falters

Tue, 2020-01-14 13:01
Three European powers, France, Britain and Germany, informed the EU on Tuesday (14 January) that they are triggering a dispute mechanism in the Iran nuclear deal following renewed violations of the deal by Tehran. “We have been left with no...
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Guy Verhofstadt ready to chair citizen consultations on Europe’s future

Tue, 2020-01-14 12:54
From May onwards, hundreds of EU citizens will be invited to reflect on Europe's future at a conference that will debate European policy priorities in an attempt to introduce direct democracy in EU decision-making. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU powers to trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism

Tue, 2020-01-14 12:11
Britain, France and Germany will trigger the dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, two European diplomats said on Tuesday (14 January), the biggest step the Europeans have taken in response as Tehran has backed off nuclear commitments.
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Four detained over Kyrgyz journalist beating

Tue, 2020-01-14 10:54
Police in Kyrgyzstan said they were holding four suspects on Tuesday (14 January) over the beating of a journalist known for investigating corruption, an incident that triggered international condemnation.
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Catch-up ‘20, Montalbano mishap & sheep salvation

Tue, 2020-01-14 10:11
Welcome back to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Media say EU money to be taken from Budapest, government says ‘fake news’

Tue, 2020-01-14 09:47
Hungarian news website Népszava has published what it said were leaked documents that suggest the government’s proposal for spending EU money in 2021-27 would block all investment in Budapest, the country's capital run by the opposition since October. The government said it was 'fake news'.
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Police bust ring smuggling Moroccans to Spain via Gibraltar

Tue, 2020-01-14 07:49
Police in Spain and Gibraltar have smashed an unusual migrant-smuggling network which flew Moroccans into the tiny British territory then sneaked them over the border to Spain, arresting 47 people.
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