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Ex-football star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

Mon, 2017-10-16 07:26
Former soccer star George Weah was set to win the first round of a presidential election in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading with 39% of votes and less than 5% of precincts still to be counted.
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Ahead of summit, Turkey appeals for keeping the EU accession process alive

Mon, 2017-10-16 06:07
Turkey is determined to press on with its efforts to join the European Union despite tensions with the bloc, the government said yesterday (15 October) ahead of an EU summit which will discuss the frayed relations between Brussels and Ankara.
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EU ministers close ranks to support Iran deal

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:44
Europe will give fresh backing to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday (16 October) after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear it up in a belligerent speech that alarmed allies across the Atlantic.
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Airbus exec.: EU ‘bonus’ for aviation biofuels may be too little

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:42
The European Commission’s proposal to incentivise the production of biofuels for aircraft with a 20% “multiplier” goes in the right direction, says Thierry Nowaczyk from Airbus. The question is whether this is enough to fill the price gap with fossil-based kerosene, he told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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Polish MEP under pressure on crucial EU energy saving law

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:39
An update of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive risks coming undone as a result of political infighting between the Polish lawmaker charged with helming the European Parliament’s revision of the legislation and much of his own political group, EURACTIV.com has learned.
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EU holds breath after Austrian vote

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:33
Reactions from the European Commission and Council presidents are still pending following the early parliamentary elections held in Austria on Sunday (15 October), the nightmare outcome of which could be a coalition between the centre-right and the far-right.
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Renewable gas: 5G Energy [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:30
Natural gas can significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
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Guess who’s coming for dinner? Theresa May in Brussels today

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:30
UK Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday (16 October) for talks with Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties.
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Commission wants ‘real progress’ on live animal transport but no law review plans

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:26
EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis wants to see “real progress” in the proper implementation of animal transport rules, a European Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.com. But the EU executive claims the current legislation is comprehensive and does not plan to review it.
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Bulgarian MEPs discuss EU’s future, dissect Juncker, Macron speeches

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:15
The European Movement and the Union of European Federalists held a discussion on Friday (13 October) in Sofia on the EU’s future with three prominent Bulgarian MEPs from three different political forces.
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The hidden truth about migration: A looming farm crisis back home

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:04
Mass migration has become a major political challenge in Europe. While the media documents the perilous journeys that migrants undertake, the hardships and hopes of the rural areas from which many originate receive less attention, meaning the root causes of migration persist, writes Claudia Sadoff.
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Highly secure applications for collaboration [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-10-16 05:03
The collaborative world of work requires networking, dynamism and flexibility. The highly secure Microsoft Cloud Deutschland meets all these requirements, while data custodian T-Systems protects the system against attacks with a model that is unrivalled throughout Europe, writes T-Systems.
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Varoufakis tells Macron to adopt the ‘empty-chair’ tactic

Mon, 2017-10-16 04:59
Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis supports Macron’s federalist proposals on the euro single currency but believes only a real threat could make Germany budge on the issue. EURACTIV France reports.
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Local election boosts Macedonia’s pro-Western Social Democrats

Mon, 2017-10-16 04:33
Macedonia's ruling Social Democrats claimed victory in municipal elections on Sunday (15 October), signalling large-scale support for the new government that has pledged to speed up the small Balkan country's accession to NATO and the European Union.
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Merkel suffers local election setback as Schulz survives to fight another day

Mon, 2017-10-16 04:23
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives lost a closely-watched regional vote on Sunday (15 October), weakening her hand as she embarks on complex coalition talks following a disappointing showing at last month's general election.
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Ministers attach ‘strict conditions’ to EU’s carbon safety reserve

Fri, 2017-10-13 15:39
A carbon “safety reserve” aimed at helping poorer EU member states cut emissions in the transport, building and agriculture sectors will be accessible only for countries that reach their 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets early.
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The Brief, powered by Eurogas – Squaring the circle of the Irish border

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:36
One of the three big issues in the first phase of Brexit talks, next to the financial settlement and citizens’ rights, is the problem of the Irish border – the UK’s only physical contact with the rest of the EU.
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Re-inventing Europe and building the future of the Union

Fri, 2017-10-13 13:59
The initiative by French President Emmanuel Macron is a wind of change in Europe and a welcome movement towards relaunching the European Project. André Flahaut explains why Belgium should seize the opportunity.
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Cohesion funds rank high in Poland’s public investments

Fri, 2017-10-13 13:32
Cohesion policy makes up 61.17% of all Polish public investment, one of the highest rates in the EU. It is topped only by Portugal, Croatia and Lithuania, according to a European Commission report that highlighted cohesion funds as a major investment driver in many EU regions.
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How do we keep the lights on in Europe ? [Sponsored]

Fri, 2017-10-13 12:13
How the capacity markets should be designed to avoid blackouts and to ensure energy security ?
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