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Low carbon economy without a just transition risks adding fossil fuel to populist fire [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-02-05 06:30
Brussels has witnessed two sets of major demonstrations in recent weeks – those by students concerned with climate change and those by people attracted to populist solutions to austerity. The two sets of protests are only seemingly unconnected, writes Luc Triangle.  
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Europe’s most deprived areas ‘hit hardest by air pollution’

Tue, 2019-02-05 06:05
Europe’s poorest, least educated and most jobless regions are bearing the brunt of the air pollution crisis, according to the first official stocktake of its kind. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Increasing number of ‘yellow vest’ lists for European elections

Mon, 2019-02-04 16:22
With the announcement of a third ‘yellow vest’ list for the European elections, the movement seems to be divided. However, it has managed to make taxation one of the central issues of the May 2019 vote for French people. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief – Removing the EU’s straitjacket

Mon, 2019-02-04 15:56
The Venezuelan crisis is the latest example of how the unanimity rule continues to hamper European leadership on issues like foreign affairs and taxation. Is it time to smash national vetoes to make Europe greater… again?
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Social Europe in times of European elections

Mon, 2019-02-04 15:19
Social Europe still has to find its place in the future of the European project. If the social protection of European citizens interests 18% of the French population, it remains far from other priorities such as terrorism, unemployment, immigration or climate.
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EU leaders recognise Guaido in Venezuela

Mon, 2019-02-04 15:01
A dozen EU countries formally recognised Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country's interim president on Monday (1 February), after their ultimatum for calling elections in the Latin American country expired.
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Germany’s coal phase out plans must accelerate to meet Paris goals

Mon, 2019-02-04 14:43
Germany needs to phase out coal-fired power by 2030 in order to maximise the economic and social benefits of the zero-carbon transition, and deliver its commitment as part of the Paris Agreement, writes Nigel Topping.
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Merkel drops hint of a ‘creative’ Brexit Irish backstop compromise

Mon, 2019-02-04 14:11
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (4 February) offered a way to break the deadlock over the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, calling for a creative compromise to allay concerns over the future of Irish border arrangements.
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Debate in France over holding referendum on same day as European election

Mon, 2019-02-04 14:02
The idea of holding a referendum on national issues from the French “great debate” at the same time as the European elections is generating much discussion, both within the ruling ranks and the opposition. EURACTIV France reports.
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Manifesto: Let us build the Social Europe of tomorrow together!

Mon, 2019-02-04 13:45
With the upcoming elections to the European Parliament fast approaching, Europe is currently in a state of limbo. This makes it an ideal time to reflect on the likely shape of the European Union of tomorrow, and, above all, the form that we, as mutualists, want it to have.
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Ditching unanimity is key to make enlargement work

Mon, 2019-02-04 12:52
The EU must change its procedure and allow qualified majority voting in all intermediary stages of the EU accession process, writes Srdjan Cvijic.
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A future vision for EU industry

Mon, 2019-02-04 12:51
As part of his 2017 State of the Union address, European Commission President Juncker stood before the European Parliament and introduced a new Industrial Policy Strategy. His aim, he said, was to help the EU's industries become "world leaders in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation." 
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A renewed Europe: Innovation in technology industries

Mon, 2019-02-04 12:51
In the context of the EU's industry days, EURACTIV hears from industry leaders, high-ranking political officials and representatives from civil society, on the future challenges of the bloc's industrial sector.
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Pernod Ricard CEO: Informed consumers will make healthier choices

Mon, 2019-02-04 11:52
“Information is power,” the boss of French spirits maker Pernod Ricard told EU policymakers last week, underlining the fundamental role of consumer education in reducing alcohol abuse, particularly among students.
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Moscow warms to idea of Croatia’s LNG gateway as project stumbles on

Mon, 2019-02-04 11:12
Croatia’s plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the island of Krk has taken another turn, after Russia’s ambassador in Zagreb, Anvar Azimov, said Moscow has nothing against its construction, marking a reversal of Russia’s position. EURACTIV...
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Greece vows €35 billion investment for energy transition

Mon, 2019-02-04 11:10
The Greek ministry of energy has finally submitted a new national energy and climate plan to the European Commission. It aims to reduce dependence on lignite power and increase the use of renewable energy. EURACTIV Greece reports.
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Brexit dampens desires to leave EU

Mon, 2019-02-04 10:56
The Swedish far-right party, the Sweden Democrats, is no longer calling for the country to leave the EU and it is not the only one. Several European populist parties have backtracked on this issue. EURACTIV France reports.
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Hungary causes diplomatic spat over EU’s migration stance

Mon, 2019-02-04 09:31
Hungary is threatening to block a common EU position for cooperation with the Arab League. The reason, once again, is migration policy. EURACTIV Germany's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Trump says US military intervention in Venezuela ‘an option’, Russia objects

Mon, 2019-02-04 07:46
US President Donald Trump said military intervention in Venezuela was “an option” as Western nations boost pressure on socialist leader Nicolás Maduro to step down, while the troubled OPEC nation’s ally Russia warned against “destructive meddling.”
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Japanese village hits 81% recycling rate, aims for 100% by 2020

Mon, 2019-02-04 07:44
A Japanese village aims to be the first zero waste municipality in the world by 2020 and has already reached an 81% recycling rate. A member of the Japanese Zero Waste Academy told EURACTIV that the feat is replicable elsewhere.
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