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Suspense: Will EU Commission nominee survive Parliament vote?

Tue, 2019-07-16 06:53
This is the question on everyone's lips as EU Commission President nominee Ursula von der Leyen faces a confirmation vote in the European Parliament on Tuesday (16 July). While some political groups are openly against her, others are divided, for different reasons.
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Who are the next EU Commissioners?

Tue, 2019-07-16 06:47
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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ECR at odds with other groups over last remaining Parliament committee chair

Tue, 2019-07-16 06:25
Europe's conservative group (ECR) insisted on presenting former Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło as its candidate for the chair of the European Parliament's social affairs committee on Monday (15 July). But she was voted down again by her peers.
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EU farm chief struggles to dispel concerns over Mercosur trade deal

Tue, 2019-07-16 06:01
The EU's Agriculture Commissioner, Phil Hogan, sought to address national concerns over the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal during a meeting with the bloc's 28 farm ministers on Monday (15 July).
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Large companies fail to disclose impact on deforestation

Tue, 2019-07-16 00:00
Almost three out of four companies with a significant footprint on the world's forests have failed to provide data on their impact on global deforestation in 2018, according to a study published by environmental non-profit organisation CDP on Tuesday (16 July).
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EU postpones announcement on Turkey sanctions to ‘de-escalate’ tensions

Mon, 2019-07-15 15:37
The EU accepted on Monday (15 July) to postpone few hours the announcement of the sanctions against Turkey over the drilling in waters off Cyprus, following a request by Ankara not to interfere with the third anniversary the failed coup, EU officials and diplomats told euractiv.com.
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UK trade minister rebukes Johnson over ‘illegal’ UK-US pact

Mon, 2019-07-15 15:32
The UK’s International Trade Minister, Liam Fox, has rebuked likely new Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his plans to agree a fast-track UK-US trade deal with Donald Trump, warning that this would break EU law.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Ursula’s wheel of fortune

Mon, 2019-07-15 14:43
When the crunch time comes in Strasbourg tomorrow (16 July), what exactly will be the key factor in deciding Ursula von der Leyen's fate? Other than the fact that voting is secret and each MEP is free to do whatever they want.
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Polish FM: Council was right to kill federalist Spitzenkandidaten

Mon, 2019-07-15 14:31
In the game of thrones for the EU’s top job, it was right to distance from the federalist goal of choosing Spitzenkandidaten and instead return to the intergovernmental concept of deciding in the European Council, Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz told...
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The case of babies without arms remains a mystery for France

Mon, 2019-07-15 14:24
On Friday (12 July), French authorities published their first report on children born without arms in rural areas of three specific French departments. Although this congenital disability, termed transverse agenesis of the upper limb, is well described, its causes remain unknown. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
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Von der Leyen spells out concessions to groups ahead of crunch vote

Mon, 2019-07-15 14:05
Putting carbon neutrality into law during first 100 days, a new “Just Transition Fund” or the nomination of two executive vice-presidents are some of the concessions listed by European Commission President nominee Ursula von der Leyen, according to the letters seen by Euractiv.
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Von der Leyen’s nomination is a betrayal of democracy

Mon, 2019-07-15 13:03
Ursula von der Leyen may be a relatively unknown name in Europe but we Germans are familiar with her work, most recently as the country’s Defence Minister, writes Martin Schirdewan.
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EU agriculture chief slams ‘misinformation’ on Mercosur trade deal

Mon, 2019-07-15 12:20
There's a lot of misinformation and misplaced facts which have distorted the debate about the recently concluded Mercosur trade deal, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said.
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German development minister: To protect the Amazon rainforest, greater commitment is needed

Mon, 2019-07-15 12:19
In an interview with EURACTIV's media partner Deutsche Welle, Germany's Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Müller spoke about his trip to Brazil and Germany's role in stopping the Amazon rainforest' continued deforestation.
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Will the government of Andrej Babiš survive again?

Mon, 2019-07-15 12:18
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš survived a no-confidence vote on 27 June, but his coalition government is torn by internal strife and appears to be nearer the end than at any point in its past 12 months in office.
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Georgian government dismisses pro-Russia bias claims

Mon, 2019-07-15 11:38
A leading opposition politician has accused the Georgian government of pro-Russian bias, tacitly condoned by the EU, but representatives of the ruling party, as well as diplomats, insist there is a consensus on big geopolitical matters and the entire country is pro-Western.
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MEP: Green agriculture movement in Germany is growing fast

Mon, 2019-07-15 11:21
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Greens/EFA’s spokesperson in the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and member of the Environment Committee Martin Häusling spoke about the potential influence Germany could have on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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OECD calls on members to speed up reforms, focus on innovation

Mon, 2019-07-15 11:09
In its annual growth report, the OECD painted a gloomy picture: rising inequalities, slowing growth and strong headwinds for the global market economy, notably because of trade wars. EURACTIV Germany summarised the OECD's recommendations for Europe.
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EU co-finances new arch for Chernobyl

Mon, 2019-07-15 10:27
Reactor 4 of the Ukrainian Chernobyl nuclear power plant has been covered with a new arch and is the largest mobile structure ever built by humans. This time, it has been co-financed by the EU. EURACTIV's media partner Euroefe reports.
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Water meets Energy, Energy meets Water [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-07-15 10:00
The Water Innovation Europe 2019 edition “Water meets Energy, Energy meets Water” was successfully concluded on the 13th of June in Brussels with about 230 participants joining us from the water & energy sector.
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