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China, WTO members join EU’s ad-hoc appellate body in Davos

Fri, 2020-01-24 15:07
EU member states reached an agreement on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum with 16 World Trade Organisation members, including China, to establish an ad-hoc appeal body and overcome the US blockage of the global trade-regulating system.
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US envoy tells Serbia, Kosovo to make concessions, cooperate

Fri, 2020-01-24 14:45
President Donald Trump's special envoy for the negotiations between Belgrade and Priština told the two former Balkan foes on Friday to make major concessions that would enable them to work together and focus on the economy.
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Greece and Turkey enter a cyberwar era

Fri, 2020-01-24 14:12
A number of cyberattacks took place this week between Athens and Ankara amid an ongoing escalating crisis between the two countries.  
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France bets on development of biocontrol to solve pesticide problem

Fri, 2020-01-24 14:08
Having struggled to reduce the use of plant protection products, France intends to work twice as hard on the development of so-called 'biocontrol' methods. Besides, it is pushing to develop more favourable rules at the European level for the industry. EURACTIV France reports.
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Borrell buys time for dispute mechanism talks on Iran

Fri, 2020-01-24 13:56
The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal will meet next month to debate the way forward with the accord, EU's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell announced on Friday (24 January), after Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute process against Tehran.
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EU ‘well prepared’ to deal with coronavirus, says health expert

Fri, 2020-01-24 13:43
Following the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, which has now infected more than 600 people and claimed the lives of 18, health authorities around the world are now mobilising to try to contain the spread of the disease.
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Bulgaria accuses two more Russian diplomats of spying

Fri, 2020-01-24 13:25
Bulgarian officials said Friday (24 January) that two Russian diplomats spied in the EU member country and would probably be expelled.
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Business leaders urge UK to loosen rules on post-Brexit migration

Fri, 2020-01-24 12:28
UK business leaders have urged Boris Johnson’s government to loosen its planned rules for post-Brexit migration, notably by dropping the minimum income needed to live and work in the UK.
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EU’s Timmermans detects hints of US shift on climate

Fri, 2020-01-24 11:54
There are signs US President Donald Trump is starting to engage more seriously on climate change and listening to the concerns of corporations, the European Commission's vice-president and head of its 'Green Deal' said on Thursday (23 January).
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EU clarifies fossil fuel stance: ‘No lock-in into natural gas’

Fri, 2020-01-24 11:06
When European Union leaders signed off on a pledge to reach “climate neutrality” by 2050, they also eventually rang the death knell of the natural gas industry as we know it.
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Italy welcomes bioeconomy, kisses agricultural runoff goodbye

Fri, 2020-01-24 11:01
In 2017, Italy’s entire bioeconomy sector had a total turnover of €300 billion and, within 13 years, employed two million people. The country’s Bioeconomy Strategy was taken up a notch and made even more ambitious at the start of 2019. EURACTIV’s partner Agronotizie reports.
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Davos 2020 diary – day #4

Fri, 2020-01-24 08:57
Welcome to Davos where the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place on 21-25 January. Throughout the week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into one of the world’s most exclusive conferences where political and business leaders meet every year to discuss global economic trends.
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EU chiefs sign Brexit deal ahead of parliamentary vote

Fri, 2020-01-24 08:45
Brussels' two top officials, the presidents of the European Commission and the European Council, signed off on Britain's EU divorce agreement Friday (24 January).
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Jeep, Suzuki models face EU ban for breaking emissions rules

Fri, 2020-01-24 08:18
Fiat Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee and Suzuki's Vitara diesel models both break emissions rules and must be fixed or face a ban on sales across Europe, the Dutch road authority ruled on Thursday (23 January).
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ECB’s Lagarde warns of ‘danger of doing nothing’ on climate

Fri, 2020-01-24 08:02
ECB chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday (23 January) said the bank would study what role it could play in combatting climate change as part of a major policy review, warning of "the danger of doing nothing".
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Withdrawal agreement signed by Council, Commission Presidents

Fri, 2020-01-24 07:59
On Friday (24 January), Council President Charles Michel and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the UK in Brussels, their institutions announced.
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Orbán vows to disobey court orders

Fri, 2020-01-24 07:46
In this edition of the Capitals, find out about the latest amendment to France's bioethics law, Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index painting a gloomy picture for several member states, Sweden's slowing growth, and so much more.
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Brexit bill passes European Parliament hurdle

Fri, 2020-01-24 07:45
Britain's withdrawal from the EU cleared a hurdle at the European Parliament on Thursday (23  January) as its constitutional committee voted to approve the divorce deal struck with London.
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Soros accuses Facebook of conspiring to re-elect Trump

Fri, 2020-01-24 07:41
Speaking in Davos, billionaire and philanthropist George Soros accused Facebook of working for the re-election of US President Donald Trump, in a speech where he  also targeted “would-be dictator” Matteo Salvini as one of the biggest threats to European democracies.
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