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Commission’s ‘stabilisation function’ very modest, says eurozone fiscal sheriff

Mon, 2018-06-18 14:48
The European Fiscal Board has discredited the Commission’s proposed fund to protect investment as “very modest”, “narrow” and not well designed, its chair Niels Thygesen said on Monday (18 June).
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German politics risks affecting the eurozone reform

Mon, 2018-06-18 11:20
The leaders of France and Germany’ will meet in Berlin on 19 June for a preparatory summit ahead of the European Council at the end of the month. But the two countries continue to hold different views on the subject of the economy. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Integration through language

Mon, 2018-06-18 10:58
Five years ago, the founders of ‘Teachers on the Road’ started visiting fifty refugee homes in the German states Rhineland-Palatine and Hesse. A lot has changed since then – and not always for the better. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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German think-tank: EU’s 32% renewable energy target ’still unambitious’

Mon, 2018-06-18 06:51
The 32% renewable energy target agreed by EU negotiators last week is still “much lower” than what would be needed to reach the Paris goals on climate change, argue experts at the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Germany.
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New Czech government in jeopardy over foreign minister nomination

Mon, 2018-06-18 05:59
The Czech Communist party will withhold support from the next government if the Social Democrats stick to their nominee for the post of foreign minister, Communist leader Vojtech Filip said on Sunday (17 June).
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The EU needs to walk the talk on the Paris Climate Agreement

Mon, 2018-06-18 05:40
The EU’s Energy Union Governance Regulation is not an EU-level invention or a bureaucratic imposition from Brussels. Instead, it is to a large extent an attempt to translate what several of the EU’s individual member states are already doing on climate and energy policy, writes Lola Vallejo.
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Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek EU roadmap

Mon, 2018-06-18 05:30
French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Germany tomorrow (19 June) seeking progress with Chancellor Angela Merkel on elusive eurozone reforms, but the deepening EU rifts over migration threaten to dominate an already daunting agenda.
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EU countries ‘off target’ on carbon emissions: report

Mon, 2018-06-18 05:30
Most European nations are set to miss their carbon reduction pledges made as part of the Paris Agreement, according to a new ranking of “good”, “bad” and “ugly” countries published today (18 June) by Europe's leading NGO coalition on climate change.
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CAP reform’s eco-schemes : eco-logic or eco-nomic? Why not both? [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-06-18 05:30
The proposal for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy triggered a lot of criticism from a wide range of stakeholders, especially around the environmental aspects. But Yara believes the eco-scheme to be in line with the Commission’s ambition of moving to a “smarter, simpler, fairer and more sustainable” CAP.
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German coalition hangs on EU summit’s delivery on asylum reform

Mon, 2018-06-18 05:19
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), will decide today (18 June) whether to defy her by implementing a plan to limit immigration at the German border and risk destabilising her three-month-old coalition.
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Valencia gives ‘huge example of solidarity and humanity’

Mon, 2018-06-18 05:00
The head of the Red Cross urged European Union member states yesterday (17 June) to follow Spain's example of welcoming a rejected migrant ship and "put into practice" the humanitarian values promoted by the bloc.
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Tsipras and Zaev seal historic deal to end name dispute

Mon, 2018-06-18 04:26
Greece and Macedonia on Sunday (17 June) signed a historic preliminary agreement to rename the small Balkan nation the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a row that has poisoned relations between the two neighbours since 1991.
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May heads for Brexit showdown on parliament role

Mon, 2018-06-18 00:00
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans face rejection by the House of Lords on Monday, setting the stage for a high-stakes confrontation with rebel lawmakers in her Conservative party later in the week.
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A momentous decision on elephant ivory falls to Europe

Fri, 2018-06-15 15:12
China and the UK have joined the US in closing their domestic ivory markets. It is now time for the EU to follow their footsteps if we are to give Africa’s elephants a fighting chance to survive the current onslaught from global criminal syndicates increasingly involved in the poaching and distribution of ivory, argues Catherine Novelli.
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MEPs condemn Hungary’s post-Cotonou agreement blockade

Fri, 2018-06-15 15:09
Hungary continues to block the European mandate to begin negotiations with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, to the great displeasure of MEPs. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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The Brief – An unhealthy obsession

Fri, 2018-06-15 14:52
Like the Olympics, the World Cup is one of life’s great distractions. Its enduring popularity ensures that it is also an obsession for politicians. Argentina’s military junta was so desperate to win the competition it hosted in 1978, that it...
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Copyright in the EU must balance interests of content creator and recipient

Fri, 2018-06-15 13:59
The copyright reform proposed by the European Commission will hinder work on artificial intelligence, harm smaller entities on the internet and simply make life more difficult for Internet users, argues Michał Kanownik in an interview with EURACTIV Poland.
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MEP: In the long term, migrants will be part of solution in Europe

Fri, 2018-06-15 13:46
Migration is at the centre of Europe’s agenda after the Aquarius ship highlighted on Monday (11 June) the EU’s failure to manage the arrival of asylum seekers. The strained Dublin system is mainly at fault and the necessity for a reform is getting urgent, as migrants keep arriving in Europe.
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UN climate draft report leaked ahead of intense climate week

Fri, 2018-06-15 13:05
If emissions continue at their present rate, human-induced warming will exceed 1.5°C by around 2040, according to a draft UN report leaked ahead of an intense climate-focused political week.
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Mario Draghi: The euro is irreversible

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:27
Despite concerns over a potential new euro crisis due to Italian political instability,the president of the European Central Bank,  Mario Draghi, believes the currency is “strong”. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
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