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Commission: EU tobacco track and trace will be fully functional in a year

Mon, 2019-05-13 08:04
The much-awaited EU tobacco track and trace system will be fully functional in "maximum one year" after its official launch due on 20 May, a European Commission official told EURACTIV.com.
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Gas storage in the energy transition

Mon, 2019-05-13 07:27
The main value of gas storage has traditionally focused on security of supply, ensuring people can continue heating their homes in the event of a cold spell or a sudden supply cut. That is due to change in the coming years as energy companies compete for new "flexibility" services in a hybrid energy system combining gas and electricity.
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The evolving role of gas storage in Europe

Mon, 2019-05-13 07:26
Departing from its usual supply security role, gas storage is vying for a central position in Europe’s vision of a hybrid energy system combining renewable electricity and low-carbon gases like hydrogen. But getting there won’t be a smooth run and regulators are watching closely.
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China defiant as US tariff war escalates

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:54
The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday (12 May) as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any “bitter fruit” that harmed its interests.
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Macron’s Renaissance makes its pitch for the EU centre ground

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:54
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Future of the Eastern Partnership: The Polish view

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:50
An “Association Agreements plus” with a secretariat, a rotating presidency, and the creation of a regional economic area. These could be the next steps for the "Eastern Partnership" (EaP) launched 10 years ago, writes Prof. Jacek Czaputowicz.
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German immigration law will be adopted, despite disagreements

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:34
Leading German parties have struggled to find a common line on immigration. For the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), the draft bill on immigration does not go far enough. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Eight EU airports among world’s ten worst

Mon, 2019-05-13 06:34
Eight of the world’s ten worst airports are located in the EU, according to a new survey released by a leading passenger rights group last week. Only three of the top ten airports are in EU countries.
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Spitzenkandidaten survives Sibiu, Tusk calls summit for 28 May

Thu, 2019-05-09 20:02
Europe’s leaders on Thursday (9 May) agreed to attend an emergency summit immediately after the EU elections on 28 May, as European Council President Donald Tusk said he wanted to have the distribution of the bloc’s top jobs decided in June.
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Labour will ‘unite divided UK’, Corbyn vows

Thu, 2019-05-09 16:53
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted that Labour is the only one seeking to unite a divided UK as he launched the party’s European elections campaign on Thursday (9 May). But he again sat on the fence on a second referendum on Brexit.
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The Brief, powered by CITA – Guy’s World

Thu, 2019-05-09 14:49
A 35-year political career will have given Guy Verhofstadt a thick skin. And he is going to need it.
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EU country briefing: Latvia

Thu, 2019-05-09 14:38
Like for its fellow Baltic states Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia’s EU accession was a milestone for a country that used to be part of the Soviet Union until 1991.
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Europe’s future lies in the hands of its regions and cities

Thu, 2019-05-09 14:08
As heads of state and government of the EU member states meet in Sibiu on Europe Day, Karl-Heinz Lambertz urges them to work towards a more cohesive, sustainable and democratic Europe.
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Eight candidates seek the office of Kazakh president [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-05-09 14:00
The Kazakh Central Electoral Commission (CEC) closed nominations on 28 April for the presidential election due on 9 June. The field, which began with nine nominees, was reduced by one after a candidate withdrew. The candidates’ registration stage will continue until May 11.
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Printing ballot papers for EU elections: major obstacle for the French

Thu, 2019-05-09 13:35
Smaller French political parties such as the ‘yellow vests’, the Pirate Party, the Animalist Party and even the party calling for Esperanto to be adopted as an EU language, are flocking to the European elections. But they will have to dish out at least €300,000 to cover the costs of printing ballot papers. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU heads adopt vague declaration on future of Europe

Thu, 2019-05-09 12:57
Heads of state and government from the EU-27 signed off on broad-brush 'ten commitments' for Europe in the next five years on Thursday (9 May), as they adopted a vague Sibiu Declaration during the opening stages of an informal summit dedicated to the bloc's future.
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MEP: ‘We are continuing to sell European spyware to dictators’

Thu, 2019-05-09 11:56
Welcome to the inaugural edition of EURACTIV's Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. 
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Brexit uncertainty delays EU’s defence industry plans

Thu, 2019-05-09 11:03
EU and NATO officials have repeated the need for coherence in Europe’s future defence cooperation. However, crucial decisions on EU military project participation and funds have been delayed - also due to the stalemate over Brexit.
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Greece threatens to raise Facebook’s fact-checking issue at EU Council

Thu, 2019-05-09 10:43
The Greek government has lashed out against Facebook, after the social media platform decided to partner with a “controversial” fact-checker in the country. Athens says it is now prepared to raise the issue at an EU level, unless it gets satisfactory answers.
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‘Trust is a must’ for the future of the EU’s Digital Single Market

Thu, 2019-05-09 10:12
The future for digitisation in European business is pivotal at the moment for the EU.
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