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Vlaams Belang hosts Steve Bannon, Marine Le Pen in Flemish parliament

Mon, 2018-12-10 06:16
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and Steve Bannon, a former advisor to US President Donald Trump, denounced the UN migration compact at an event hosted by Vlaams Belang in the Flemish parliament in Brussels on Saturday (8 December).
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Election landslide in Armenia as revolution comes full-circle

Mon, 2018-12-10 05:20
Armenia confirmed journalist-turned-politician Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister on Sunday (9 December) as voters handed him a landslide victory and banished the former ruling party from parliament.
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With eyes on future Chancellorship, CDU elects Kramp-Karrenbauer as new chair

Sun, 2018-12-09 10:12
Germany's ruling CDU chose Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its new chairperson to replace Angela Merkel on Friday (7 December), in a move that raised some doubts about which path the country's biggest party aims to take to stave off challenges from the left and the right. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Brief – Socialist schism

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:11
The Party of European Socialists is meeting in Lisbon in an apparent show of unity. Unlike the EPP, the liberals or even the greens, socialists don’t need to choose from competing candidates – they only have one. Frans Timmermans will be their Spitzenkandidat, and Sergei Stanishev will be re-elected for a third time as PES president, without competition.
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Council makes half-hearted agreement on e-Evidence

Fri, 2018-12-07 16:09
Ministers from across the EU backed plans on Friday (7 December) that will allow law enforcement authorities to bypass EU member states when making judicial orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters abroad. Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Latvia, and the Czech Republic all voted down the plans. 
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Local Energy Communities: driver of the 2050 low-carbon agenda?

Fri, 2018-12-07 14:55
Households and neighbourhoods feeding small-scale electricity and heat into a decentralised European energy grid: this is the vision developed by proponents of microgeneration. As much as half of EU citizens – including local communities, schools and hospitals – could be...
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Why the hysterical reaction to the UN migration and refugee compacts matters

Fri, 2018-12-07 14:50
Right-wing leaders are guilty of an hysterical reaction to the UN migration compact, writes Udo Bullman MEP.
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How YouTube makes users lobby in-house against copyright directive

Fri, 2018-12-07 14:47
The #SaveYourInternet campaign is mobilising YouTubers against the European directive. But by defending a free Internet, the campaigners are, above all, protecting the platform’s profitability. EURACTIV France reports.  
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Which way forward for Merkel’s CDU?

Fri, 2018-12-07 13:29
The CDU is holding a vote today on who will take over its chair and will possibly be its candidate to German Chancellor one day. EURACTIV Germany gives an overview of how the three candidates could shape the part and therefore also the EU.
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Commission says Europe should be ‘worried’ about Huawei

Fri, 2018-12-07 11:53
Europe should be “worried” about Huawei and other Chinese companies, given the mandatory cooperation they have to maintain with Chinese intelligence services, European Commission Vice-President for Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip said on Friday (7 December).
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More holistic approach needed for alternative methods in advancing safety assessment

Fri, 2018-12-07 11:01
At the 14th Annual Conference of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing, I was invited to host a panel exploring the theme of the conference: pooling resources to promote the use of alternative methods for advancing safety assessment, writes Julie Girling. As we approach the end of 2018, it is important to take stock of developments in this critical field.
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Trans-Europe Express – Germany’s next Bundeskanzler

Fri, 2018-12-07 11:01
Rarely has a national party convention been followed so eagerly in Brussels corridors. As Germany's CDU party is set to vote this afternoon on Chancellor Angela Merkel's successor at the party helm, thoughts are already on the future.
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TACKLE: Teaming up for A Conscious Kick for the Legacy of Environment [Promoted content]

Fri, 2018-12-07 11:00
The world’s favourite sport is setting its sights on tackling global problems that are related to the environment all around us.
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EU and France ramp up €1.3bn support for G5 Sahel

Fri, 2018-12-07 09:52
The EU and France ramped up their funding for the G5 Sahel anti-terror alliance to €1.3bn at a two day donor summit in Mauritania on Thursday (6 December).
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Regions remain puzzled on future Cohesion and Brexit implications

Fri, 2018-12-07 09:26
There is no room for double standards in the future Cohesion policy but there is a need for cooperation between funds and programmes, key partners and civil society, the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy told a Committee of the Regions (CoR) plenary session in Brussels on Wednesday (December 5).
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Ideological divisions mar the pesticide special committee’s last act

Fri, 2018-12-07 08:56
A deeply divided European Parliament’s PEST Committee stuck to its broad mandate and approved a diluted final report on pesticides, as political confusion continued to hinder attempts to revise the current protocol for their authorisation.
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Orbán exempts pro-government behemoth media group from scrutiny

Fri, 2018-12-07 07:58
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has exempted a mammoth pro-government media group from scrutiny by the national competition watchdog, according to a decree published late on Wednesday (5 December).
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Armenia holds snap polls to cement reform drive

Fri, 2018-12-07 07:31
Armenia on Sunday (9 December) holds early parliamentary polls triggered by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan who seeks to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country.
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Host migrants or pay, France and Germany propose

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:52
European Union governments that refuse to host refugees could instead pay to be excused from the bloc's system of sharing out migrants, France and Germany proposed on Thursday (6 December) as they sought to end a long-running EU feud over migration.
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Ministers clamp down on online terrorist content despite wave of opposition

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:49
Ministers sitting on the EU Home Affairs Council adopted their negotiating position on the European Commission's proposed regulation against the spread of online terrorist content on Thursday (6 December), as those in the industry reacted with frustration to the plans.
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