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Six months before elections, only CDS and Left Bloc announced their candidates in Portugal

Mon, 2018-12-10 11:30
Six months before the European elections, the right-wing CDS People’s Party (CDS-PP) and the Left Bloc (BE) are the only Portuguese parties to have presented their leading candidates. Other parties postponed announcing candidates for the end of this year or the start of 2019. EURACTIV’s media partner Lusa reports.
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Over A Coffee with Luminița Odobescu: Romanian ambassador to the EU

Mon, 2018-12-10 11:17
Romanian ambassador to the EU Luminița Odobescu meets with EURACTIV’s Sam Morgan over a coffee to talk about the upcoming Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
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Truck makers tone down criticism of Europe’s CO2 regulation

Mon, 2018-12-10 10:56
Under pressure from regulators, truck makers have softened their criticism of Europe’s first-ever regulation on CO2 emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, focusing their comments on the lack of recharging infrastructure in cities and motorways.
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EU court offers Brexit way out

Mon, 2018-12-10 09:53
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (10 December) began a final push to persuade parliament to back her Brexit deal as the European Court of Justice ruled Britain was free to halt withdrawal from the bloc unilaterally. The court ruling will fuel...
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Salvini hails six months in power, hits at France’s social unrest

Mon, 2018-12-10 07:06
Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini spoke to thousands of supporters in a packed square in Rome on Sunday (9 December) as his surging League party celebrates six months in power.
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Climate change and development aid: The economic case for prevention

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:57
Climate change affects developing countries more heavily, with broad impacts on the environment and the economy, insurers say, highlighting the need to act before damage is done.
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IPCC scientist: E-mobility not the only way to decarbonise transport

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:54
When it comes to decarbonisation of transport, switching to electric cars is just one option and there are a number of others, such as biofuels, that should not be discarded,  a scientist from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told EURACTIV.com on the sidelines of COP24 in Katowice.
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COP24: Options to decarbonise transport

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:51
Transport is the only sector of the economy whose GHG emissions are increasing globally, scientists have warned.
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May presses on with Brexit vote as MPs demand better deal

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:51
Theresa May will push ahead with a crucial vote on her European Union exit deal, her Brexit minister said on Sunday (9 December), as senior lawmakers in her own party piled pressure on the British prime minister to go back to Brussels and seek a better offer.
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EU’s renewable energy law not meant to support farmers, official admits

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:51
The updated renewable energy directive was not meant to support European farmers, but rather promote green energy in whatever form as long as it complies with sustainability criteria, a European Commission official has said.
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Resentful and reckless: The EU’s misguided policy on Iran [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:48
There is no justification for Europeans to continue doing business with Iran. A clear-eyed evaluation should lead any responsible actor to steer clear of the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and the bankroller of slaughter and misery in Syria.
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EU’s Balkan enlargement policy must now be guided by geopolitics

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:47
While the EU has played for time, delaying the EU enlargement process largely because of its own problems, the geopolitical context has changed, writes Vladimir Krulj.
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Socialists entrust Timmermans to replace Juncker at EU helm

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:39
Europe’s socialist parties on Saturday (8 December) chose Dutch politician Frans Timmermans to lead them in May elections and to succeed his boss Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. Delegates voted in Timmermans, currently first vice president of the EU’s powerful...
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An EU Copyright law for the 21st century film and TV industry

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:34
The EU Copyright Directive, which is currently being finalised by the Council and the European Parliament, must include a principle of fair and proportionate remuneration to be fit for the 21st century film and TV industry, writes Cécile Despringre.  
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Bulgarian deputy PM raises obstacles for Macedonia’s EU, NATO accession

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:31
Bulgarian deputy Prime Minister Krassimir Karakachanov stated on Saturday (8 December) that he would not let Macedonia join the EU and NATO, reacting to recent statements by the Macedonian PM Zoran Zaev about the Macedonian language that have also infuriated Athens.
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All that glitters is not just gold

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:23

The circular economy is taking on more and more significance but a potential clash is looming between maximising the potential of our waste and safeguarding human health.

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Ex-chemicals agency chief: ‘Courage’ needed to rethink EU laws

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:22
Europe's chemical management rules, REACH, are over a decade old and the man seen as the architect of the legislation still thinks it is the most modern of its kind in the world. But the former boss of the European Chemicals Agency says the EU could do with going back to the drawing board.
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Belgian PM relaunches government as minority after ally quits

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:18
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel relaunched his government on Sunday (9 December) as a minority administration after the biggest party in his coalition quit in a dispute over signing the UN migration compact.
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Three ways to navigate the risks along low-carbon transition pathways

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:18
Risks lurk along the whole pathway of low-carbon transitions, writes Stefan Bößner. Things might get worse before they get better. But, given the climate urgency, there is no time to wait, he argues.
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Leading on innovation for a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:17
Innovation will be required across all sectors of the economy in order to steer Europe towards climate neutrality. This will also be good for the EU’s competitiveness, write Jakop Dalunde and Peter Sweatman.
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