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Moldova says ready to start recovering stolen billion

Fri, 2017-04-14 04:36
Moldova's central bank yesterday (13 April) said it was finally in a position to recover some of the $1 billion looted from three local lenders in a scandal that plunged the country into turmoil.
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Victims of Turkish purges fear heavier crackdown after referendum

Fri, 2017-04-14 04:20
Mehtap Yoruk used to teach in a nursery school in south-east Turkey, until she was sacked last year in a purge of tens of thousands of state employees. Now, she ekes out a living selling chicken and rice from a food cart, dreaming of being reunited with her classroom.
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Bulgaria risks losing EU funding for research infrastructure modernisation

Fri, 2017-04-14 04:03
EXCLUSIVE/ Documents seen by EURACTIV.com show that Bulgaria is set to lose millions of euros in EU funding aimed at modernising the country’s research infrastructure and stimulating its innovation potential, apparently due to its inability to select independent evaluators.
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Commission plans deal to settle east-west trucker dispute

Thu, 2017-04-13 15:16
The European Commission is planning a compromise between eastern and western EU member countries, which are sharply divided over labour rules for truck drivers who travel across the bloc to deliver goods, according to an internal memo from the executive's transport policy arm.
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The Brief: The man who would be king

Thu, 2017-04-13 14:53
This Sunday, Turkey will decide if it wants to appoint a dictator. Tomorrow marks exactly 30 years since the country submitted its application to join the European Union.
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French farmers’ union puts post-2020 CAP consultation at risk

Thu, 2017-04-13 13:29
A letter, sent by the French farmers’ union to its local members, raises concerns about the credibility of the post-2020 CAP consultation, and data protection linked to it.
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Czech journalist: After Brexit, UK government chasing EU media

Thu, 2017-04-13 11:41
Before Brexit, foreign journalists had it rough in the UK, according to broadcast journalist Jiří Hošek. Now the British government needs Europe's press, he told EURACTIV.cz media partner Aktuálně.
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EU copyright directive means trouble for our startups

Thu, 2017-04-13 11:08
Startups in Europe can only be successful if they have solid rules in the online space. But in an attempt to limit the power of tech giants, the European Union risks hampering the next generation of European startups too, writes Lenard Koschwitz.
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Moscovici: ‘Frexit’ would be ‘fatal’ blow to Europe

Thu, 2017-04-13 09:24
European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici told EURACTIV France that electing Marine Le Pen and leaving the EU would deal a fatal blow to the European project.
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ECAS: National governments ‘lack EU spirit’

Thu, 2017-04-13 08:14
A “negative attitude” and a “lack of EU spirit” for solving issues such as issuing residence permits and claiming pensions was decried by representatives of the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) at a public event on Wednesday (12 April).
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Markets get nervous as French presidential race tightens

Thu, 2017-04-13 05:59
Polls showed France's presidential election campaign tightening further yesterday (12 April) as financial markets fretted about the rising popularity of a far-left candidate who wants to put France's European Union membership to a vote.
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Northern Ireland power-sharing talks on hold in political spat

Thu, 2017-04-13 05:52
Talks on forming a power-sharing government in Northern Ireland broke up for the Easter holiday yesterday (12 April), six weeks into bitter negotiations which have failed to resolve the deadlock.
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Anti-government demo forms giant heart in Budapest

Thu, 2017-04-13 05:26
Thousands of Hungarians joined fresh protests in Budapest yesterday (12 April) denouncing the government's moves against NGOs and the respected Central European University founded by US billionaire George Soros.
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Refugee rescue group accuses EU border agency of conspiracy

Thu, 2017-04-13 05:17
A Spanish NGO that has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean since 2016 accused the EU's border control agency Frontex on Wednesday (12 April) of plotting to discredit private aid organisations in order to put off donors.
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Trump: NATO ‘no longer obsolete’

Thu, 2017-04-13 05:09
After less than three months in office, President Donald Trump has abruptly shifted his stance on an array of foreign policy issues from the US relationship with Russia and China to the value of the NATO alliance.
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Benjamin Barber: Populism is losing its lustre

Thu, 2017-04-13 05:00
We live in an interdependent world, where everyone can cross borders. But it’s easier to hate Muslims than to acknowledge the reality, political scientist Benjamin Barber told EURACTIV Poland.
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Turkey’s ‘No’ campaign defiant despite obstacles

Thu, 2017-04-13 04:39
As the clock ticks down to Turkey's landmark referendum Sunday (16 April) on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's powers, it's impossible to miss the posters for the government-backed 'Yes' campaign in Ankara and cities across the country.
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NGOs urge rapid relocation of EU drug agency

Thu, 2017-04-13 04:24
Patient organisations warned the European Council yesterday (12 April) to be “vigilant” in the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), as well as avoid unnecessary delays that may cause disruptions in healthcare.
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Romanian EU-funded project accused of data protection violations

Thu, 2017-04-13 04:04
The Romanian government has been accused of bias in its awarding of EU funding to the country’s intelligence services. The e-Governance project is also facing serious allegations that it violates European and domestic laws on personal data protection.
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The Brief: Burkha bans are more racist than Brexit

Wed, 2017-04-12 14:52
Brussels bigwigs have been quick to point the finger of blame at Brits being racist and at anyone other than themselves, ever since the Brexit vote. But banning Islamic clothes is more racist than voting to leave the EU.
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