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Five future French MEPs on ‘reserve list’ in case of Brexit

Wed, 2019-05-15 12:30
While waiting for Brexit to happen, France has set up a mechanism to redistribute seats currently reserved for UK MEPs. EURACTIV France reports.
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Why centrists in European Parliament are prepared to drop the term ‘liberal’

Wed, 2019-05-15 10:38
The incoming centrist group in the European Parliament should no longer be calling itself "liberal". This could also lead to the group leaning more towards the left. EURACTIV France reports.
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Fact-check: Is equal EU minimum wage possible, as Bulgarian socialists claim?

Wed, 2019-05-15 10:25
As the European elections are approaching, EURACTIV and its partners take a closer look at what candidates and their parties are saying ahead of the polls to help you separate facts from fiction. Fight for the enforcement of equal minimum...
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Information, Trust and Elections in the Digital Age [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-05-15 10:00
Online campaigns are as essential as town hall hustings for candidates, while malicious actors have been attempting to deploy cyber-attacks and disinformation to disrupt democratic processes in recent years.
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Why Manfred Weber will probably not be elected

Wed, 2019-05-15 09:39
It is unlikely that Manfred Weber will become President of the European Commission. This is also because Germany often acts as a 'blocker'. Gerd Appenzeller, from EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel, gives his opinion.
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Pentagon warns EU against blocking US firms from defence fund

Wed, 2019-05-15 08:00
In the latest sign of the deteriorating transatlantic relations, Washington has warned its European allies that a new European military pact risks shutting American companies out of defence contracts and undermining NATO, and has hinted at possible retaliation.
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Domestic challenges overshadow ten-year anniversary of EU’s Eastern Partnership

Wed, 2019-05-15 07:15
The strategic interests of Ukraine and the EU are "exactly the same", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (14 May) on the sidelines of a jubilee summit marking a decade of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in Brussels.
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German conservatives attack Weber over Orbán suspension

Wed, 2019-05-15 06:54
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Champions grow through competition

Wed, 2019-05-15 06:27
Instead of letting governments picking ‘champions’, the EU should strengthen the single market, invest more in innovation and “assertively” pursue fair and equal trade policies, argue Dutch ministers Eric Wiebes, Sigrid Kaag and Mona Keijzer.
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Spain aims for EU comeback after the elections

Wed, 2019-05-15 06:18
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has made it clear: there is no doubt that the EU's fifth largest economy wants to play a “key role” in the next European Commission and increase its influence in the EU decision-making process.
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Think tanks table key point plan for German climate cabinet

Wed, 2019-05-15 06:18
Two prominent think tanks in Germany presented a plan to help the country reach its EU climate targets for 2030. They serve as concrete proposals for Germany’s recently implemented climate cabinet, which is set to table its draft climate protection law by the summer. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Vote for Children: Stand up for children in the European Elections 2019 [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-05-15 05:00
In Europe, for the first time in a generation, people are worried that their children might not have as bright a future as they had.
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Merkel sends first strong message for climate neutrality by 2050

Tue, 2019-05-14 15:33
Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated for the first time that Germany may join a European alliance to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. At a recent EU summit, Germany was unwilling to join a similar initiative by nine EU member states. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Netherlands ready to start taxing air travel

Tue, 2019-05-14 15:06
The Dutch government will introduce a €7 levy per air passenger in 2021 if the EU does not manage to set up a pan-European tax, as momentum builds behind calls to crack down on aviation’s environmental impact.
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The Brief, powered by ifaw – Game of Thrones

Tue, 2019-05-14 14:56
During last week’s ‘Future of Europe’ summit, the figures on the chessboard moved again and the stage has been largely set for the new edition of the EU’s own Game of Thrones. **no spoilers ahead** Starting on 23 May, Europe takes...
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Macron’s party presents election programme in Berlin

Tue, 2019-05-14 12:30
Two weeks before the European elections, Emmanuel Macron’s  La Republique en Marche (LREM) party published its election programme and is now attempting to mobilise pro-European voters, including those in Berlin. EURACTIV German reports.
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EU country briefing: Estonia

Tue, 2019-05-14 10:20
Estonia was the smallest continental European country that joined the EU during the major enlargement round in 2004 (with only the island of Cyprus being smaller).
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UNESDA priorities and aspirations for 2019-2024 [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-05-14 10:00
UNESDA’s Aspirations for the 2019-24 legislative period address the three core areas of Sustainability, Responsibility and Competitiveness. They build on the priorities of the entire food and drink industry and articulate a single market purposed around: Growing sustainably, Serving consumers, and Feeding Europe’s economy.
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Transport Brief – Dodgy diesel, awful airports and surprising sheep

Tue, 2019-05-14 08:53
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User data on the Internet: Manipulation as a business model

Tue, 2019-05-14 07:55
European election campaigns are well underway and online votes are also being sought. In such situations, the temptation to misuse data is great, as the Cambridge Analytica scandal in the US elections demonstrated. In the EU, parties have also long relied on advanced data analysis, but is this still legal? EURACTIV Germany talked to a communication expert.
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