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Polish TV channel fined over coverage of protests

Tue, 2017-12-12 14:51
Poland's media regulator has fined a major news channel over alleged biased coverage of anti-government protests in December 2016, and the broadcaster TVN24 vowed on Tuesday (12 December) to appeal.
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Stoltenberg reappointed as NATO chief until 2020

Tue, 2017-12-12 14:43
NATO today (12 December) reappointed Jens Stoltenberg as secretary general to serve until 2020, as the alliance undergoes its biggest revamp since the Cold War to counter the perceived threat posed by Russia.
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Commission finally tables mandate for post-Cotonou negotiations

Tue, 2017-12-12 14:24
The European Commission presented on Tuesday (12 December) a recommendation to the Council including a long-awaited proposal for how to proceed in new trade negotiations with the countries of Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP).
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Unions across Europe want a Brexit deal to work for working people

Tue, 2017-12-12 14:11
This week’s European Council summit looks certain to give the green light to the EU to open negotiations on a new relationship with the UK. Frances O’Grady and Luca Visentini explain what trade unions in the EU and the UK want from the future deal.
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Future CAP: Court of Auditors slams ‘ineffective’ greening measures

Tue, 2017-12-12 12:45
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) published a damning report on the so-called greening measures on Tuesday (12 December), stating that they do not meet their environmental objectives.
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MEPs overwhelmingly ratify EU-Kazakhstan landmark partnership agreement

Tue, 2017-12-12 12:42
MEPs approved a landmark partnership deal with Kazakhstan on Tuesday (12 December), the EU's first Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) with a Central Asian country.
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New Polish government has old make-up

Tue, 2017-12-12 12:33
Polish President Andrzej Duda yesterday (December 11) swore in the new government of Mateusz Morawiecki. The composition of the new cabinet differs from Beata Szydło's only in the point, that the former prime minister switched seats with her deputy, remaining without a concrete portfolio. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Renewable energy goal ‘not on the table’ at EU ministerial

Tue, 2017-12-12 11:41
Energy ministers from the 28 EU member states are expected to steer clear of potentially divisive talks on the bloc’s renewable energy target for 2030 in order to agree a “general approach” when they meet in Brussels next Monday (18 December).
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EU Kebab-ban? All smoke and no roast

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:52
An objection aimed at banning phosphate from kebab meat, to be voted in the European Parliament on Tuesday (12 December), has started a Europe-wide controversy, fuelled by the EPP group and fake news. EURACTIV France reports.
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Stockholm mayor: Cohesion policy is strongest form of EU solidarity

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:15
Stockholm produces more billion dollar companies than any other place outside Silicon Valley and the European Commission recently proclaimed it Europe's most innovative region. Mayor Karin Wanngård explained how her city hangs onto its talent and why it is such a popular breeding ground for 'unicorns'.
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Greece to speed up migrant transfer after Turkey deal

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:58
Greece will speed up the relocation of thousands of migrants from its overcrowded islands to the mainland before the onset of winter after reaching a deal with Turkey, a key ally in helping to tackle Europe's migration crisis, government sources said yesterday (11 December).
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EU countries mull scrapping plan to link up power grids

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:58
EXCLUSIVE / A flagship objective to link up 15% of Europe’s electricity networks by 2030 could be scrapped altogether from EU legislation as a number of member states resist a command-and-control approach to energy policy, EURACTIV.com has learned.
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EU rebuffs Netanyahu’s Jerusalem call

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:51
The EU's diplomatic chief on Monday (11 December) bluntly rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that Europe would follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as the Jewish state's capital, saying there would be no change to its stance on the holy city.
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UN Environment chief: We shouldn’t wait for the oceans to turn into a plastic swamp

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:45
At the latest United Nations environment summit, pollution topped the agenda. The man leading the UN’s quest to clean up the planet hopes this meeting will act as the wake-up call countries need and that the fight will include the world of business.
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Study: UK economy likely to suffer post-Brexit

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:45
The UK economy is likely to suffer for a decade after leaving the EU under the most probable post-Brexit trade scenarios, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation, made available to EURACTIV.com before publication.
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Drugs incentives have saved lives in Europe [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:31
Without strong incentives to spur continued investment in medical innovation, we cannot hope to ensure the sustainability of European healthcare systems and fulfil the promise of our great union, writes Jan Fischer.
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US tax reform could have ‘major’ negative impact on global trade, Europeans warn

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:29
Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK have expressed their concerns to the US authorities about a draft tax reform that is in the process of being finalised by Congress.
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Room for hope at Macron’s One Planet Summit

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:14
French President Emmanuel Macron will this week welcome over 50 leaders from around the world, two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Leaders and international financial institutions must seize this opportunity to ramp up their ambition and end support for fossil fuels, writes Maeve McLynn.
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Development ministers upgrade the ‘aid for trade’ strategy

Tue, 2017-12-12 06:10
Development ministers on Monday (11 December) discussed and adopted conclusions on the updated strategy on aid for trade, which aims to improve the integration of developing countries into the international trading system and to enable commerce and investment to contribute to reducing poverty.
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Combat digestive diseases with tighter controls on the alcohol and food industry

Tue, 2017-12-12 05:42
You are what you eat, the saying goes, but what about what we drink? Dietary regulations across Europe need to be stricter if digestive disease rates are to fall, writes Thierry Ponchon.
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