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EU seeks post-Brexit powers over London euro clearing

Tue, 2017-06-13 19:30
The EU unveiled plans Tuesday (13 June) to give itself powers to force a huge slice of London's banking business out of the UK after Brexit in a blow to the city's supremacy as a global financial hub.
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EU opens sanctions procedure against Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic over refugees

Tue, 2017-06-13 19:30
The EU launched legal action yesterday (13 June) against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic for refusing to take in their share of refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.
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‘Partnerships in development’: We can do it

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:03
Watch the debate ‘Partnerships in development’. EURACTIV invited Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope, Jacqueline Mugo, Secretary General of Business Africa, Pierre Gattaz, President of Medef, the largest employer federation of France, and Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO) in the European Commission, to discuss the role of public-private partnerships in development.
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The Brief, powered by Eni: Make Erasmus more inclusive

Tue, 2017-06-13 15:57
The European Union is celebrating today 30 years of its ‘Erasmus’ programme. Approximately 9 million young people have already travelled to another EU country and some 1 million ‘Erasmus babies’ have been born. But has the project delivered its political goal to create a European identity? Erasmus is basically linked to studying, partying and carefree […]
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New energy labels for appliances seen as boon for consumers

Tue, 2017-06-13 15:17
The European Parliament approved on Tuesday (June 13) the introduction of new energy labels for household appliances, which MEPs and industry experts said should enable consumers to save money and cut energy consumption while helping the bloc reduce overall carbon emissions.
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Brexit already means ‘nursexit’. Number of EU nurses seeking work in UK drops by 96%

Tue, 2017-06-13 13:53
The number of European Union nurses registering to work in Britain has dropped by 96% since July last year, the country’s Health Foundation said yesterday (12 June), in what it described as a wake-up call to politicians. Critics of Brexit have said the country’s economy may suffer if business and the public services cannot recruit […]
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Nearly 1,000 held as Navalny supporters protest across Russia

Tue, 2017-06-13 13:28
Authorities detained Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny and more than 1,000 of his supporters yesterday (12 June), as they mounted demonstrations across the nation against government corruption, coinciding with the National day.
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Frontex chief: Migrant influx shifting but no let-up

Tue, 2017-06-13 13:24
The migrants pouring into Europe have changed routes: the crossing between Turkey and Greece is practically closed, but ever greater numbers are risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy.
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EU, Britain fail to agree Brexit talks start date

Tue, 2017-06-13 05:26
Top EU and British figures held "talks about talks" on Brexit Monday (12 June) but failed to nail down a date for the start of negotiations amid the fallout from Britain's chaotic election, officials said.
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Commission must double efforts towards a sustainable financial system

Tue, 2017-06-13 04:37
The European Commission is taking steps towards a more sustainable financial system in Europe, but must double its efforts to create a truly resilient system that Europe needs, writes Anne van Schaik.
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Susan Mboya: ‘We share a lot of the same goals’

Tue, 2017-06-13 04:21
Susan Mboya, President of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, spoke to EURACTIV’s Georgi Gotev at the EU Development Days conference.
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The importance of precision farming for EU agriculture [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-06-13 04:11
On May 23rd, 2017, over 70 experts met at Yara’s R&D center for a workshop combining live demonstrations of precision farming tools and panel discussions.
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‘Brexit’ election results in alliance with DUP anti-abortionists

Mon, 2017-06-12 15:31
A “Brexit election” that left UK Prime Minister Theresa May without an overall majority has forced her into a precarious alliance with the far-right Democratic Unionist Party, who are deeply opposed to gay rights and abortion.
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The Brief, powered by Eni: The EU has the wind in its sails. But there are also risks.

Mon, 2017-06-12 14:39
Sunshine always follows rain and that's true for the EU too.
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New Macedonia leaders vow to revive EU/NATO bid

Mon, 2017-06-12 14:37
Macedonia's new leaders showed fresh resolve to revive the country's stalled bid for membership of the EU and NATO on Monday (June 12) by vowing to mend relations with estranged EU neighbours Greece and Bulgaria and implement long-delayed reforms.
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Healthy Buildings Day 2017 [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-06-12 14:09
One out of six Europeans – or the equivalent of Germany’s population – today reports living in unhealthy buildings, according to the Healthy Homes Barometer, launched by VELUX at the European Parliament.
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After Brexit, Europe must take the lead on development aid

Mon, 2017-06-12 13:42
The loss of the United Kingdom, one of Europe’s biggest aid donors, will force the EU to strengthen its development action. In France, the election of Emmanuel Macron could give development policy a much-needed boost, Rémy Rioux said in an interview with EURACTIV France.
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Electricity market design: A step in the right direction?

Mon, 2017-06-12 12:56
The European Commission announced proposals for EU energy market design, including electricity, at the end of 2016. Its aim is to make the electricity market more flexible, green and innovative.
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EU targets terror financing with VAT fraud crackdown

Mon, 2017-06-12 10:07
To gain the cooperation of reluctant countries such as Germany in its anti-fraud efforts, the EU executive is highlighting the link between VAT fraud and terrorism. EURACTIV France reports.
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Trump and Iohannis disagree on whether they discussed visa issue

Mon, 2017-06-12 08:38
US President Donald Trump appeared to contradict his visiting Romanian counterpart Klaus Iohannis, when asked by a journalist if they had discussed the continuing visa requirements for the citizens of some EU countries, including Romania.
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