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French leader to raise ‘taboo’ topics in China

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:16
French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in China on Monday (4 November) to drum up new business deals, but under warning from his hosts to keep off thorny issues such as the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
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US airlines attack Germany’s planned air ticket tax

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:13
A group of US airlines has insisted that Germany’s plan to tax air tickets undermines a UN agreement on offsetting emissions from international aviation, a line of argument that is also casting doubt on the EU’s flagship emissions trading scheme (ETS).
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not run in UK election

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:10
Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's upstart Brexit Party, said on Sunday (3 November) he would not stand in the next month's election, choosing instead to campaign countywide against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal.
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Carbon levy should fund cleaner shipping fuels, say top executives

Mon, 2019-11-04 07:01
Executives at some of the world’s top shipping groups are advocating a levy on carbon emissions on shipping in an effort to shape tightening rules on greenhouse gas emissions while providing a means to fund development of cleaner fuel sources.
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Italy’s plastic tax proposal angers ‘packaging valley’ before crucial regional vote

Mon, 2019-11-04 06:52
The government is open to rediscuss a proposed tax on single-use plastics, out of concern for the country's world-leading packaging sector based in Emilia-Romagna where regional elections are scheduled in January.
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EU official: Interreg is an ‘engine’ of regional cooperation but needs simplification

Mon, 2019-11-04 06:39
Interreg, a flagship EU cohesion policy programme, is an important engine of cooperation and trust among countries, but to address ongoing challenges such as migration or Brexit, it needs to be simplified and better coordinated and have less red tape, a high-ranking EU official told
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ESA: Fair media coverage based on scientific facts [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-11-04 06:00
Both indoor and outdoor tanning has been heavily criticised mostly using outdated scientific findings and completely disregarding benefits of moderate sunbed use or outdoor exposure to sunlight.
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Tweets of the Week: Brexit Extension, Oettinger’s Budget and European Prizes

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:54
Brexit didn’t happen so it’s not yet goodbyes, Oettinger accuses the FT of lies, and Uyghur rights activist wins Sakharov prize.
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Trump says UK Labour leader Corbyn would be ‘so bad’ for Britain

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:45
US President Donald Trump waded into Britain's election campaign on Thursday (31 October), saying the leader of the left-wing opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, would be "so bad" for Britain if he wins.
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British election campaign kicks off on no-Brexit day

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:36
On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a "rigged system" he said was run by billionaires and tax dodgers.
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Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland ‘breached EU law’ by refusing refugees

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:30
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday (31 October).
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Juncker’s surgery delays Luxembourg trial

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:24
A Luxembourg court was forced Thursday (31 October) to delay the next hearing in a tortuous spy scandal case after former prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced plans to undergo surgery. Juncker, currently president of the European Commission, will be operated...
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Trump impeachment effort passes first test in divided US Congress

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:19
A deeply divided US House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday (31 October) in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next, more public, stage in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump’s attempt...
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Albania offers first comments to Macron’s enlargement damper

Thu, 2019-10-31 20:51
A conference in Tirana on Thursday (31 October) provided a rare insight into the state of mind of the country’s government, but also of other regional players, following the EU's recent failure to take a decision on opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Facebook’s wake-up call for Europe

Thu, 2019-10-31 16:02
Facebook’s digital currency Libra, which some regard as a threat to the sovereignty of nations, could be blocked in the EU unless it meets new and stricter standards. But most importantly, the initiative could be a wake-up call for Europeans to rethink their money and payment systems for the digital era.
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EURACTIV’s Halloween Special: The pumpkin and the EU

Thu, 2019-10-31 14:59
In Europe, the day before All Saints Day, often termed Halloween, pumpkins are everywhere, as millions of Europeans decorate and place them in front of their doors. For its Halloween special, EURACTIV Germany has put together a few (very European) statistics about the beloved orange fruit.
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Bayer now facing 42,700 compensation claims over glyphosate

Thu, 2019-10-31 14:52
Bayer is now facing 42,700 compensation claims, mostly in US courts. CEO Werner Baumann is calling for an "economically-viable" settlement of these cases but has also announced that 12,000 jobs will be cut by the end of 2021. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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New scientific research offers hope for overcoming olive tree killer

Thu, 2019-10-31 14:08
A number of promising results from innovative EU funded research presented at the recent scientific conference suggest that we might be one step closer to beating the olive trees killer Xylella fastidiosa.
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If Ukraine wants more Europe, corruption must end

Thu, 2019-10-31 13:34
When the recent phone call between US President Trump and Ukraine’s President Zelensky went viral, it made headlines for several reasons, none of them good, writes Alexandr Vondra and explains what Ukraine should do to tackle crime and corruption.
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Digital Brief: Twitter’s Political Backlash

Thu, 2019-10-31 13:00
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.” – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Wednesday 30 October.  ...
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