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Ukraine’s elections highlight deep divides over natural gas

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:42
The direction of Ukraine’s energy policies is of great interest to observers in Brussels and the European capitals, as a stable and prosperous Ukraine would increase overall European energy security, writes Robert Rapier.
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Young people and women ‘both needed’ in the next CAP, Spaniards say

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:37
Excessive red tape, combined with lack of access to land and proper rural infrastructure, continues to be the main obstacle to attracting young men and women in Spain’s agriculture sector. EFE Agro reports.
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Tweets of the Week: Brexit, copyright, and valentines

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:30
Roses are red, violets are blue, This week it’s Brexit, copyright and lazy rhymes too.
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Ahead of EU polls, Facebook voids accounts targeting Moldovan election

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:20
Facebook Inc said on Thursday (14 February) it had disrupted an attempt to influence voters in Moldova, increasing concerns that EU elections in May could be prey to malign activity.
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An opportunity for transatlantic unity on Iran

Fri, 2019-02-15 07:09
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew the Shah in Iran and created the Islamic Republic. It is a good time to review the position of the European Union and its member states towards this totalitarian theocracy, argues Alejo Vidal-Quadras.
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Explaining risk versus hazard [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-02-15 06:30
The terms “risk” and “hazard” are regularly used by scientists, industry and regulators. But what do they mean? And what is the difference between them?
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EU court rules against Commission on Belgium “excess profit” tax scheme

Thu, 2019-02-14 17:15
The system of exception for the excess profit of Belgian entities that are part of multinational corporate groups does not constitute illegal state aid, contrary to the European Commission's previous assessment, the EU's top court ruled on Thursday (14 February).
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The Brief – Eurocrat XI

Thu, 2019-02-14 15:52
The European Parliament has teamed up with the world of football in an effort to get us all out to vote in May and it’s not a bad idea. But how would the EU officials we know and love fare on the pitch if asked to pull on a pair of boots?
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Europe strengthens monitoring of foreign investment

Thu, 2019-02-14 15:49
The European Parliament approved on Thursday (14 February) the proposal to screen foreign investment at EU level, clearing the path for closer monitoring of third country companies willing to invest in EU’s critical sectors.
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EU Commission, farmers fume at Greenpeace on animal farming report

Thu, 2019-02-14 15:14
The European Commission and the EU farmers association (Copa Cogeca) both dismissed a report conducted by Greenpeace as groundless and simplistic. The report argued that animal farming in Europe was using too much agricultural land.
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‘No alternative’ to digital construction, expert says

Thu, 2019-02-14 13:44
The digitisation of the EU's construction industry is an oft-overlooked area of technological development, both politically and socially. EURACTIV.com spoke to Milena Feustel to shine a light on the sector and explore the direction the digital construction is going in across Europe.
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Over a Coffee with Ska Keller and Bas Eickhout, lead candidates for the Greens

Thu, 2019-02-14 13:42
Ska Keller and Bas Eickhout, lead candidates in the European Elections for the Greens meet with EURACTIV’s Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about the upcoming EU elections.
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Europe creates labour watchdog to fight against abuses

Thu, 2019-02-14 13:21
The European Parliament and member states have reached an agreement to set up a new European Labour Authority (ELA) to protect workers’ rights and launch cross-border investigations in case of potential abuses.
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Google, Amazon among those targeted in EU unfair practices digital rules

Thu, 2019-02-14 13:10
Google, Amazon and other tech firms will have to tell companies how they rank their own or rival products on their platforms under new rules agreed by EU negotiators aimed at stopping unfair practices by online platforms and app stores.
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MEPs stir north Africa’s frozen conflict

Thu, 2019-02-14 12:55
European Parliament endorsed the new EU-Morocco Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement on 12 February. Although it's a triumph for Morocco and its lobbying efforts in Brussels, it is unlikely to do anything to resolve a long-running legal and political saga in North Africa.
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Do we really want driverless cars?

Thu, 2019-02-14 09:24
Without a doubt, fully automated cars are coming to a road near you – and soon. But if the mesmerized governments and technocrats don’t pause to address the concerns of the man and woman on the street, they may find themselves facing social upheaval on a massive scale, writes Jonathan Gornall.
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EU approves ban on electric pulse fishing from 2021

Thu, 2019-02-14 07:57
The European Parliament and EU member states clinched an agreement late last night (13 February) over new technical conservation measures for fishing, which includes an EU-wide ban on the controversial pulse trawling starting from mid-2021.
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Don’t link EU regional funds with budget deficit rules, Parliament insists

Thu, 2019-02-14 07:47
EU lawmakers rejected on Wednesday (13 February) a controversial proposal by the European Commission to make payments of cohesion funds conditional to the observation of country-specific recommendations on budget deficits and economic reforms. 
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Brexit: ‘No special contingency measures‘ for data flows, EU says

Thu, 2019-02-14 07:45
"No special contingency measures for data flows" will be taken out in the case of a no-deal Brexit, according to documents released on Monday (11 February) .
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NATO in search of options to prepare for post-INF world

Thu, 2019-02-14 07:41
In the aftermath of US President Trump's withdrawal from the landmark nuclear arms-control accord earlier this month, NATO allies on Wednesday (13 January) met in Brussels to plan for a future that includes a “Russia with more missiles.”
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