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Bullmann: ‘No victory for Juncker or Trump, but a breather’

Fri, 2018-07-27 12:45
German Socialist MEP Udo Bullmann praised the EU and US talks on trade relations. But in an interview with EURACTIV media partner Der Tagesspiegel, he also insisted that "we do not live in a command economy" and warned that the European Parliament will have to be involved with any future talks.
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Nothing wrong with genome editing in agriculture

Fri, 2018-07-27 12:11
While some may see the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the EU that states that organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs and are therefore subject to obligations laid down by the GMO directive as a win for consumers, the reality is just the opposite, writes Neal Gutterson.
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Istanbul Convention ‘unconstitutional’ in Bulgaria

Fri, 2018-07-27 11:59
The Bulgarian Constitutional Court voted on Friday (27 July) to declare the Istanbul Convention unconstitutional. The Convention is the first instrument in Europe to create a comprehensive framework for the protection of women and girls from all forms of violence.
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Syria: Why the refugee crisis continues

Fri, 2018-07-27 10:20
750,000 Syrians have returned to their homes since the beginning of the year. At the same time, more than 900,000 people have become refugees. An analysis by EURACTIV Germany's media partner Der Tagesspiegel.
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Human rights in Thailand: No improvement, no trade deal

Fri, 2018-07-27 08:49
For years a trade agreement with Thailand has been hanging in the air, but has been held back by inhumane conditions in the fishing industry. Now, the EU wants to reopen the dialogue. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Professor: EU should establish roadmap for hepatitis C virus elimination

Fri, 2018-07-27 08:17
Eliminating hepatitis C should be tackled at EU level by establishing a clear political road map and mobilising public and private funding, Angelos Hatzakis told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Orbán compares Juncker Commission to dead frog

Fri, 2018-07-27 07:25
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said today (27 July) that a new European Commission is needed with a new approach to migration policy, adding that the days of the current EU executive are “numbered” with its mandate expiring next May.
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Thousands protest as Polish president signs judicial appointments law

Fri, 2018-07-27 06:15
Thousands of people staged protests across Poland on Thursday (26 July) after President Andrzej Duda signed into law a measure effectively letting the government choose the next Supreme Court chief.
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Trump declares victory for farmers in trade spat with EU

Fri, 2018-07-27 05:59
President Donald Trump declared victory for American farmers Thursday (26 July) after brokering a ceasefire in a trade dispute with the European Union, but it is unclear how soon it will bring relief to those hurt by tit-for-tat tariffs.
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Macron ‘not in favour’ of TTIP-type US-EU deal

Fri, 2018-07-27 05:49
French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday (26 July) he viewed talks between US President Donald Trump and EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker as "useful", but he was "not in favour" of a "vast new trade deal" between the European Union and the United States.
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We suspect arson, Greek minister says of wildfire

Fri, 2018-07-27 05:39
Greece said on Thursday (26 July) it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east of Athens into a wasteland of death and destruction.
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EU rejects Britain’s key elements of special customs plan after Brexit

Fri, 2018-07-27 05:26
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rejected key elements of Britain's new trade proposals on Thursday (26 July) even as he and his new British counterpart Dominic Raab voiced a shared determination to reach a deal by October.
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Farming’s ageing and negativity problem

Fri, 2018-07-27 05:21
Agriculture still has to face up to the fact that farmers are ageing and young farmers are not interested. The cause rests in the limited access to land, migration from the countryside to urban areas and the negative media image imposed on agriculture. EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
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Trump’s plan for US LNG in Europe to face reality check

Fri, 2018-07-27 04:59
President Donald Trump's plan for "vast amounts" of US liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be sold to the European Union after trade talks with its top representative faces a reality test.
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Tweets of the Week: Alexandre Benalla, Juncker in Washington and Chocolate Bar Justice

Fri, 2018-07-27 04:43
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tweets of the Week. This week, Macron’s presidency in question, Juncker looks in Trump's direction, and an iconic chocolate shape misses out on EU copyright protection.
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EU relaxes climate stance in trade sop to Trump

Fri, 2018-07-27 04:43
The European Commission abandoned its customary climate hard talk on Wednesday (25 July) in a bid to defuse trade tensions with the US. EURACTIV's partner Climate Home News reports.
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Over 600 migrants force entry into North African Spanish enclave

Fri, 2018-07-27 04:42
More than 600 African migrants forced their way through the heavily fortified border fence separating the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Thursday, using circular saws, shears and mallets to cut through the wire.
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Russia tests the waters for Donbas referendum

Fri, 2018-07-27 04:33
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said yesterday (26 July) that the question of holding a referendum in eastern Ukraine was touched upon at a meeting of representatives of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine in Berlin, RIA news agency reported.
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EU offers trade talks to Trump despite steel and olive tariffs

Thu, 2018-07-26 14:29
The EU and US will stick with trade talks even if Donald Trump decides to maintain tariffs on steel and aluminium after promising European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker a reassessment.
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The Brief – EU Storm Front

Thu, 2018-07-26 14:09
Europe has been ravaged by flames this week. But there are other fires that continue to burn. Did we start them?
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