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Spain’s election candidates clash over Catalonia in TV debate

Tue, 2019-11-05 06:53
The main candidates to become Spain's next prime minister clashed on Monday (4 November) over how to handle Catalonia's independence drive, in a tense TV debate ahead of a repeat election that opinion polls show could be as inconclusive as the one in April.
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Transport committee chair: Kerosene is a European ‘tax haven’

Tue, 2019-11-05 06:45
The European Parliament's transport committee head, Karima Delli (Greens), spoke about the need to completely overhaul the transport industry to combat climate change, the next transport Commissioner and France's pick for EU internal market chief, in an interview with EURACTIV Slovakia.
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Promoting European climate ambitions and strengthening trade policies to safeguard strategic industries go ‘hand in hand’ [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-11-05 06:00
Europe can no longer afford to act naively. We must promote open trade based on environmentally friendly practices but we must also protect Europe's jobs and industry from unfair practices worldwide.
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Farage rules out ‘Leavers Alliance’ with Johnson, targets Labour votes

Mon, 2019-11-04 16:19
Brexit party leader Nigel Farage ruled out the prospect of a ‘Leavers Alliance’ with the Conservative party on Monday (4 November), accusing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party of “conceited arrogance”.
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Romanian parliament OKs new interim minority government

Mon, 2019-11-04 15:54
Romania's parliament approved on Monday (4 November) a new transitional government led by National Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban (EPP-affiliated), which will be in office until a parliamentary election next year.
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The Brief, powered by ESA – To the attention of the EU Chief Prosecutor

Mon, 2019-11-04 15:29
The New York Times published on Sunday a massive and well-documented cross-border investigative story which illustrates how EU farm subsidies (€65 billion per year) help underwrite a sort of modern feudalism in which small farmers are beholden to politically connected land barons.
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US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

Mon, 2019-11-04 14:56
Washington's envoy to the Western Balkans on Monday (4 November) criticised the EU for delaying the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying it sent a "bad message" to a region where all countries hope to join the bloc.
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Donbas foes fail to pull back troops in new push

Mon, 2019-11-04 14:46
Ukrainian soldiers and Moscow-backed separatists on Monday (4 November) failed to begin the last phase of a troop pullback in the war-torn eastern Ukraine, delaying a high-stakes summit with Russia.
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Climate action needs better products

Mon, 2019-11-04 13:21
The EU has recently paved the way for longer-lasting products. Now we must enshrine this ambition into our future European Green Deal, write Jean-Pierre Schweitzer and Melissa Zill.
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘The coming 20 years of Europe: New challenges or opportunities?’

Mon, 2019-11-04 13:00
Creating a single space from Lisbon to Vladivostok is 'not an utopia, but a viable initiative', writes Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov.
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High time we start taking renewable electricity seriously as a transport fuel

Mon, 2019-11-04 12:01
Transport's contribution to EU emissions is more and more in the spotlight. Geert De Cock explains what the European Commission should do to get more renewable energy into our vehicles.
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Merkel aims to supercharge Germany’s electric car revolution

Mon, 2019-11-04 11:13
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday (3 November) that Germany should install 1 million electric car charging points by 2030, ahead of crunch talks with the Bundesrepublik’s car industry later on Monday.
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Public Services and SGIs must be part of a Sustainable Europe [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-11-04 11:00
In her political guidelines, Ursula von der Leyen, President-elect of the European Commission, highlighted the priorities for the 2019-2024 term, including an EU Green Deal, an economy that works for people and an EU fit for the digital age.  Public services and SGIs must be at the centre of our policies to achieve those goals, writes Valeria Ronzitti, CEEP (European Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public Services and Services of general interest) General Secretary.
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Carbon-neutral flying already technically feasible, says German transport expert

Mon, 2019-11-04 10:51
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Matthias von Randow, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Association of the German Transport Industry, spoke about carbon-neutral aviation fuels and the difficulties of rolling them out on a mass scale.
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Georgia: Private sector gives suggestions for a way forward

Mon, 2019-11-04 10:10
Georgia, a country championing economic reform and ranking seventh in the World Bank 'Doing Business' index, gave the floor on 23 October to experienced businessmen to identify ways of further improving the investment climate.
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Oil and gas majors must cut production by a third to meet climate targets: report

Mon, 2019-11-04 08:57
The world's largest oil and gas companies must cut combined production by 35% by 2040 if nations are the meet the collective ambitions of the Paris Agreement and limit global warming to below 2C, a new report from Carbon Tracker has found. EURACTIV's media partner reports.
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EU’s new list of energy projects includes 32 gas facilities

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:54
The EU says it wants to get out of fossil fuels and become climate neutral as soon as possible. But the European Commission's latest list of energy projects eligible for EU funding nevertheless includes 32 gas projects, including the construction of new LNG terminals, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Macron provokes diplomatic incident with Bulgaria, Ukraine

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:52
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Time to intervene on behalf of innovation in Europe’s smart car market

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:52
After taking action to prevent anti-competitive practices by chipmakers, the European Commission should do the same in the smart car sector, writes Brian Scarpelli.
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Von der Leyen Commission hangs on Romania politicising

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:30
Romanian lawmakers will hold a vote of confidence on Monday (4 November) for the centrist minority cabinet of Prime Minister-designate Ludovic Orban, the outcome of which risks extending a policymaking vacuum in the European Union.
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