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Pep Guardiola jumps on Catalonia independence bandwagon

Mon, 2017-06-12 05:49
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola yesterday (11 June) joined thousands of protesters in Barcelona to call for independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia.
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Embattled May brings back foes as she unveils new cabinet

Mon, 2017-06-12 05:47
Prime Minister Theresa May reappointed most of her ministers on Sunday but brought a Brexit campaigner and party rival into government to try to unite her Conservatives after a disastrous election sapped her authority, days before Brexit talks begin.
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Thousands in Moldova protest over proposed voting changes

Mon, 2017-06-12 05:33
Several thousand people took part in demonstrations across Moldova on Sunday (11 June), protesting both in favour of and against proposed changes to the electoral system that European rights experts see as "inappropriate".
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Kosovo’s ‘war wing’ coalition wins parliamentary vote

Mon, 2017-06-12 05:17
A coalition led by the ruling centre-right Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) came first in Kosovo's snap parliamentary election yesterday (11 June), but it will have to find a coalition partner to form a stable government, results based on a partial vote count showed.
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Macron’s pro-EU party set for sweeping victory in French parliamentary election

Mon, 2017-06-12 05:14
President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling party is set to trounce France's traditional main parties in a parliamentary election and secure a huge majority to push through his pro-business reforms, projections after the first round showed on Sunday (11 June).
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FAO official: Food-based biofuels not necessarily bad

Mon, 2017-06-12 05:01
Brazil demonstrates that sugar cane cultivation can supply both food and ethanol for fuel without harming the environment or pushing up food prices, a senior official from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has said.
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Italy’s 5-Star suffers sharp setback in local vote

Mon, 2017-06-12 04:54
Italy's anti-system 5-Star Movement looked set to suffer a severe setback in local elections on Sunday (11 June), failing to make the run-off vote in almost all the main cities up for grabs, early results and exit polls said.
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Cake and taxes

Mon, 2017-06-12 04:47
The European Parliament has the opportunity on Monday (12 June) to vote for real public country-by-country tax reporting. Anything short of real transparency will allow large companies to keep hiding crucial information and avoiding their fair share of taxes, writes Elena Gaita.
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Ukrainians cheer on first day of visa-free EU travel

Mon, 2017-06-12 04:30
Ukrainians on Sunday (11 June) celebrated the first day of visa-free access to the European Union, with thousands crossing the border as President Petro Poroshenko proclaimed a dramatic "exit" from Moscow's grip.
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Darknet guru: New technology can help build European identity

Mon, 2017-06-12 04:17

Modern technology could shore up the European project, boost transparency and help governments collect taxes. Author Jamie Bartlett told that the EU should become the great technological innovator but warned that politicians simply aren’t prepared for massive changes ahead.

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Commission must double efforts towards a sustainable financial system

Fri, 2017-06-09 16:20
Robust and binding criteria are needed to build sustainable capital markets or we risk that both national legislators and financial investors simply ignore their investment’s impact, or revert to greenwashing, writes Anne van Schaik.
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EU sets steel import duties to counter Chinese subsidies

Fri, 2017-06-09 15:33
The European Union has set duties of up to 35.9 percent on imports of hot-rolled flat steel from China to counter what it says are unfair subsidies in a finding challenged by Beijing. The European Commission, which conducted an investigation on behalf of the 28 EU members, found a number of Chinese companies had benefited […]
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Talking truth to Turkey

Fri, 2017-06-09 15:19
Ludwig Schulz looks at how scientific analysis can help counter President Erdoğan’s fake narrative of Turkey’s thriving democracy and why the European Union should reconsider its policy towards EU accession countries.
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The Brief: The revolt of the citizens

Fri, 2017-06-09 14:59
Brussels did its best to read the tea leaves today to figure out the fate of Theresa May and when the Brexit negotiations will actually start after an inconclusive election in the UK.
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Italy jumps on the Chinese freight link bandwagon

Fri, 2017-06-09 14:17
Northern Italy and China will be linked by another cargo rail service from September. Faster than maritime shipping and cheaper than air freight, the service is set to be a boon for the fashion, food, automobile and hi-tech industries. EURACTIV’s partner Milano Finanza reports.
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France joins Commission in backing European Defence Union

Fri, 2017-06-09 13:52
France and the European Commission have thrown their weight behind a proposed European Defence Union, saying it was needed more than ever because Europe was no longer "a safe continent". EURACTIV France reports.
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Commission passes the Nord Stream 2 buck to member states

Fri, 2017-06-09 13:34
The Commission asked the member states on Friday (9 June) for a mandate to negotiate with Russia an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. It is very likely to obtain permission, despite several Central European countries strongly oppose it.
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Catalonia sets 1 October for independence vote

Fri, 2017-06-09 12:36
Catalonia’s regional government, the Generalitat, announced on Friday (9 June) that it intends to hold an independence referendum on 1 October despite clear opposition from the Spanish government. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Fake news: Europe needs a plan

Fri, 2017-06-09 11:54
Fake news is now the buzz word across Europe and the wider world. But how do we fight it? Nicolas Vanderbiest and Gary Machado warn that censorship is not the solution.
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Digital development plan promotes EU tech laws

Fri, 2017-06-09 10:48
A new European Commission aid plan promises to channel more development funds into building internet networks in Africa, in the hope that the bloc's fresh privacy and net neutrality rules could become a template for other countries.
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