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EU fuels rocket programme with €100m

Wed, 2020-01-22 07:01
The European Commission announced a €100 million investment in a prototype rocket programme on Tuesday (21 January), as Europe aims to keep a firm hold in a space industry predicted to be worth €1 trillion in the coming years.
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Don’t shun China, urges Merkel at American prize ceremony

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:59
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday (21 January) urged Western global powers to include China in their multilateral system and treat Beijing equally rather than freeze it out and risk slipping into a Cold War-style bipolar order.
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The EU is funding dystopian Artificial Intelligence projects

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:58
Despite its commitment to ‘trustworthy’ artificial intelligence, the EU is bankrolling AI projects that are questionable, write Fieke Jansen and Daniel Leufer.
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Only ‘eight years left’ to avert 1.5°C warming, Thunberg tells Davos forum

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:52
Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg called on Tuesday (21 January) for far tougher action to limit climate change, telling the World Economic Forum in Davos the world has just eight years left to avert severe warming. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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German raids over suspected Mitsubishi diesel fraud

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:48
German prosecutors have raided 10 business premises as part of a probe into suspected diesel emissions cheating involving Mitsubishi cars, the latest fallout from the so-called "dieselgate" scandal.
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Davos 2020 diary – day #2

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:37
Welcome to Davos where the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place on 21-25 January. Throughout the week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into one of the world’s most exclusive conferences where political and business leaders meet every year to discuss global economic trends.
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IMF calls for ‘more automatism’ in public spending

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:36
As monetary policy nears its limits to lift the world's sluggish economy, the International Monetary Fund told governments on Tuesday (21 January) to introduce "more automatism" in their fiscal rules in order to counter the economic slowdown.
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US administration declines to release report targeting imported cars as national security threat

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:33
The Trump administration is snubbing Congress by refusing to turn over a report detailing an investigation into national security risks potentially posed by imported vehicles and auto parts, citing pending international negotiations and executive branch deliberations.
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Bioeconomy hype shouldn’t put biodiversity preservation at risk, experts say

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:30
While experts claim that Poland could become key for the EU’s bioeconomy, scientists are calling for the sustainable use of forest resources in energy production. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Towards a European Coking Coal and Steel Community? [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-01-22 06:00
When in the aftermath of the Second World War European leaders sought to build a common European future, the first thing they did was to pool the control over two of the most crucial building blocks of the European economy,...
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Serbia expects little from enlargement reform but hopes for more quality, speed

Wed, 2020-01-22 05:52
EU countries should soon reach a consensus on new enlargement methodology. Details remain unknown and it is not clear if the reform will also apply to Montenegro and Serbia, which are further along the accession path than the Western Balkans' other EU hopefuls.
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Top Hungarian lawyer accuses PM Orban of harming rule of law

Wed, 2020-01-22 05:38
Hungary's top defence lawyer accused Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Tuesday (21 January) of undermining the rule of law through his refusal to accept two court decisions that require payouts of state funds.
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Von der Leyen and Trump fine tune transatlantic relations in Davos

Tue, 2020-01-21 16:24
European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen met US President Donald Trump in Davos on Tuesday (21 January) and vowed to move forward the transatlantic agenda after a period of tense relations and trade threats between the two allies.
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Why are Germany’s Greens rejecting the Austrian coalition model?

Tue, 2020-01-21 15:47
Many have seen Austria's new conservative-Green coalition as a model for Europe, and especially for Germany. But the German Greens quickly distanced themselves, motivated by strategic calculation, election tactics and a concern that their more idealistic electorate would not approve it. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Brief – Celtic Paper Tigers

Tue, 2020-01-21 15:30
All three of the United Kingdom’s devolved parliaments - in Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh - will have refused to approve Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal by the end of today. But their protests will fall on deaf ears, as London has made clear that their worries are of little importance.
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Azerbaijan: remembering red carnations and looking into the future

Tue, 2020-01-21 15:27
Hikmat Hajiev, Head of the Foreign Affairs Department of Azerbaijan's Presidential Administration talks about the state of play of EU-Azerbaijan relations, geopolitics, trade and violent Soviet repression.
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After Berlin, the EU needs to translate commitments on Libya into actions

Tue, 2020-01-21 14:52
Following a positive Libya peace summit in Berlin, the EU needs to back up commitments with actions, although the path ahead remains fraught with difficulty,  writes Tom Garofalo.
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The case for a border carbon tax as an own resource to the EU budget

Tue, 2020-01-21 14:45
To deliver on the flagship European Green Deal, there is a need to introduce a new source of revenues for the EU budget under the form of carbon tax, writes Ivailo Kalfin.
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Macron and Le Pen’s MEPs to be on equal footing after Brexit

Tue, 2020-01-21 12:43
Once the UK leaves the EU on 31 January, new MEPs will be taking up seats in the European Parliament. Due to its growing population, France will obtain five of 27 new seats. EURACTIV France reports.
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Talks on digital tax with U.S. remain difficult – France’s Le Maire

Tue, 2020-01-21 11:23
France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday (21 January) talks with the United States on the taxation of digital companies “remained difficult” despite a pledge from the two countries to avoid a trade war until at least the end of this year.
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