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Mogherini seeks better ties on first official visit to Russia

Tue, 2017-04-25 05:51
The European Union's top diplomat said yesterday (24 April) that the bloc wanted better ties with Russia but could not pretend Moscow did not annex Ukraine's Crimea in 2014 and that EU sanctions would stay in place.
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Investors cheer Macron, but worry about parliament backing

Tue, 2017-04-25 05:45
Financial investors say they trust centrist Emmanuel Macron to bring much-needed economic reform to France if he wins a presidential election runoff. But they warn it remains unclear whether a man who founded his party only a year ago to shake up the political landscape can easily secure a majority in a parliamentary election which […]
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Upon astrologer’s advice, Borissov to unveil cabinet on 4 May

Tue, 2017-04-25 05:38
Bulgaria’s Boyko Borissov is bound to be Prime Minister for a third time. In recent months he has confessed to following the advice of astrologers, who advised him not to unveil the new government before 4 May.
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EU warns Britain: Don’t assume free trade deal for the City

Tue, 2017-04-25 05:26
European Union leaders will warn Britain it cannot assume its big financial services industry will be included in any free trade deal after Brexit, diplomats said on Monday (24 April) after fixing negotiating terms in a draft document.
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Uber, France spar over whether company is a transport service

Tue, 2017-04-25 05:14
US ride-hailing app Uber told Europe's top court on Monday (24 April) that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal battle with the taxi industry.
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Croatian PM hopes border chaos won’t affect tourism

Tue, 2017-04-25 04:52
Croatia’s prime minister said yesterday (24 April) that he hopes to find a solution to new border crossing problems before the start of the tourist season. Changes to Schengen rules have caused chaos on its border with Slovenia.
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Albania opposition blocks roads in call for PM to quit

Tue, 2017-04-25 04:44
Albania's political opposition blocked the country's main roads for more than an hour yesterday (24 April) to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama, three months before a general election.
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Brazilian president insists reforms will go ahead despite scandals

Tue, 2017-04-25 04:41
Brazilian President Michel Temer told EURACTIV's partner EFE in an exclusive interview that his reform agenda remains unaffected by a number of serious corruption scandals.
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Commission urges ‘different type of relations’ with Turkey

Tue, 2017-04-25 04:37
The European Union executive urged EU governments yesterday (24 April) to consider changing its relationship with Turkey after a referendum that handed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sweeping powers put Ankara's stalled membership talks deeper into cold storage.
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Weak cooperatives and high input costs hike Greek food prices

Tue, 2017-04-25 04:23
In Greece, cooperatives play a limited role in the food supply chain. Combined with rising overhead costs, this has contributed to the erosion of local farmers' incomes, while emptying the wallets of consumers.
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Jobs hold fast in shadow of Brexit … for now

Tue, 2017-04-25 04:23
Britain’s labour market has so far been resilient, but salaries could fall as a result of increased competition after the country exits the EU.
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ECJ plans to rule on same-sex marriage in Romania

Tue, 2017-04-25 04:06
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is set to rule on same-sex marriage in a landmark Romanian case but religious freedom groups are rooting for a win for national sovereignty.
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Cities ask EU to put people first

Tue, 2017-04-25 04:01
Cities are ready to step up and play their part in tackling social challenges and ending poverty but they need the resources to do so, writes Laia Ortiz.
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Rome, Athens look to Macron to help douse anti-EU fires

Mon, 2017-04-24 19:45
The Italian and Greek governments are counting on France’s likely next president Emmanuel Macron to help them see off populist parties that blame European Union-enforced austerity and open immigration policies for economic and social ills. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Italian premier Paolo Gentiloni both called Macron on Monday to congratulate him after the […]
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The Brief: Macron didn’t need Juncker’s poison kiss

Mon, 2017-04-24 14:59
Brussels sighed with relief when the results of the French election's first round came in. But from the big three EU institutions only Commission President Juncker openly congratulated Emmanuel Macron and wished him good luck.
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French political class rallies behind Macron, against Le Pen

Mon, 2017-04-24 14:39
Politicians on both the right and the left have called on French voters to support Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential election on 7 May. Most see Marine Le Pen’s anti-European programme as a threat to France's stability. EURACTIV France reports.
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Moscovici: French election ‘a referendum on Europe’

Mon, 2017-04-24 12:55
The French presidential election run-off will offer a clear-cut choice between two radically opposed visions of France and Europe, said EU Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs Pierre Moscovici, in an unusual departure from the reserve imposed on EU officials.
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Commission readies new parental leave rules to replace axed maternity bill

Mon, 2017-04-24 12:53
Two years after the European Commission scrapped its own proposal for new EU maternity leave rules, the EU executive is getting ready to replace it with new measures, including some focused on getting more fathers to take leave.
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March for Science: Is the basis of the knowledge society being eroded?

Mon, 2017-04-24 12:29
After years of sluggish advance, the house of world economics looks generally strong. However, those who ensure the knowledge base for growth, the scientists and researchers, face threats to their system, writes Thomas Jorgensen.
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Barcelona pulls out the stops for EU medicines agency

Mon, 2017-04-24 11:15
Barcelona's mayor and Spain's health minister have agreed to work together to bring the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to the Catalan capital. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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