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‘Sector coupling’: The EU energy buzzword no-one can actually pin down

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:54
For over a year, one expression – “sector coupling” – has been on everybody’s lips among EU energy policy observers in Brussels. The only problem is none of them share the same understanding of what it actually means.
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Why Tusk decided not to run for Poland’s presidency

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:54
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of the Capitals, feel free to have a look at...
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Juncker says Corbyn Brexit strategy ‘not realistic’

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:45
The outgoing president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (5 November) that British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn's plan to renegotiate Brexit again with Brussels was not "realistic".
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UK fears stoked over data harvesting ahead of general election

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:43
UK political parties have been warned by the country's data protection watchdog that they must comply with relevant laws concerning the storing and safeguarding of data in the run up to the country's general election on December 12.
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EU maintains option of blocking Facebook’s Libra

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:34
Europe is ready to “prevent the development” of risky digital currencies including Libra until all concerns have been addressed, according to the latest proposal to be discussed by EU finance ministers and seen by EURACTIV.com.
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Russia calls for closing UN office in Bosnia

Wed, 2019-11-06 07:34
Russia called Tuesday (5 November) for closing the office of the UN High Representative in Bosnia, claiming the senior UN official there is biased.
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US ambassador to EU admits ‘insidious’ pressure on Kyiv to investigate the Bidens

Wed, 2019-11-06 06:50
US diplomat Gordon Sondland told a Ukrainian official his country would likely not get nearly $400 million in security aid unless they pursued investigations demanded by President Donald Trump, revising earlier testimony to the Trump impeachment inquiry.
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US Paris Agreement withdrawal prompts new thinking on how to exert pressure

Wed, 2019-11-06 06:45
America's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord might only be temporary if a Democrat wins the White House in 2020. The effect on trade policy could be significant in the meantime. EURACTIV France reports.
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Johnson, in phone call, urges Trump to lift tariffs on scotch whisky

Wed, 2019-11-06 06:16
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in a phone call, urged US President Donald Trump to lift tariffs on goods including scotch whisky, a Downing Street spokesperson said in a statement on Tuesday. The Prime Minister also urged Trump not to...
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Towards a more sustainable Europe: the potential of standards [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-11-06 06:00
European standards play a fundamental role in the quest for sustainability. The inclusiveness of the European standardization system ensures that it takes into consideration the concerns and priorities of society, contributing to long-term viable solutions to today’s most complex problems.
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Energy supply and end-use integration (sector coupling)

Wed, 2019-11-06 05:50
Sector coupling is the new energy buzzword in town. In essence, it means bringing energy supply closer to large consuming sectors such as transport, buildings and industry in search of greater efficiency, more renewables and lower carbon emissions.
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The Brief, powered by ESA – We’ll always have Paris

Tue, 2019-11-05 15:47
Donald Trump followed through on his threat to start pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord on Monday. Instead of lamenting the decision, we should celebrate it.
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2,500 scientists urge EU to reform environmentally ‘damaging’ CAP

Tue, 2019-11-05 14:19
More than 2,500 scientists across the EU have joined forces and reached out to the EU parliament in a letter urging them to “to act on the science, and undertake a far-reaching reform of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) without delay.”
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Macron plays ‘European’ card on state visit to China

Tue, 2019-11-05 14:07
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Shanghai on Monday (4 November), accompanied by a European Commissioner and a German minister. Europeans finally feel they have a card to play against China, while Washington remains opposed to Beijing. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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Ukraine ready to stop the transit of Russian gas

Tue, 2019-11-05 14:00
Ukraine is ready to stop completely the transit of Russian gas through its territory unless there is a new gas transit contract with Moscow after the current one expires on 31 December, Ukraine's Energy Minister Oleksiy Orzhel announced on Monday (4 November).
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Barnier sees difficult talks on post-Brexit trade deal

Tue, 2019-11-05 13:34
The European Union’s Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday 95 November) that negotiations on a future trading relationship with Britain would be “difficult and demanding,” as the bloc “will not tolerate unfair competitive advantage”. “The UK should not think...
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Awating IAEA report, EU admits preserving Iran nuclear deal ‘increasingly difficult’

Tue, 2019-11-05 13:29
President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday (5 November) that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement with major powers.
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Amid Brexit and trade wars, European industry faces economic gloom

Tue, 2019-11-05 12:56
The eurozone's manufacturing sector contracted for the ninth consecutive month in October, based on the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) calculated by the Markit firm. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
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Sassoli in Skopje: ‘Don’t lose hope’

Tue, 2019-11-05 11:18
Visiting European Parliament President David Sassoli urged North Macedonia on Monday (4 October) not to lose hope after the recent failure of the European Council to reach a decision for opening EU accession talks.
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The EU asking the impossible [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-11-05 11:00
Cloud Infrastructure Providers are the wrong target of the EU Regulation on illegal terrorist content takedown and their inclusion will lead to unintended consequences.
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