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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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Vote for 5G: securing the legacy of Robert Schuman [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-05-09 09:30
As in 1950, Europe today is again facing the choice of being bold and forward-looking on its future, writes Abraham Liu, Huawei’s Chief Representative to the EU institutions.
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#EU2019 – UK shapes up for Farage vs Remain battle in Brexit proxy poll

Thu, 2019-05-09 08:39
The UK was not supposed to contest this month’s European elections, but Theresa May’s government finally bowed to the inevitable on Tuesday (8 May), conceding that the legislation needed to formalise Brexit will not have been passed by UK lawmakers before May 23.
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US breaks from Arctic consensus on climate change

Thu, 2019-05-09 08:28
At a meeting of the Arctic Council, secretary of state Mike Pompeo refused to identify global warming as a threat, instead hailing an oil rush as sea ice melts. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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EU nations are living far beyond the Earth’s means, WWF warns

Thu, 2019-05-09 07:25
The European Union's 28 countries consume the Earth's resources much faster than they can be renewed, and none of them has sustainable consumption policies, a report released on Thursday said, as EU leaders meet to discuss priorities for the next five years.
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EU leaders sideline eurozone divisions at summit on future

Thu, 2019-05-09 06:52
EU leaders meeting in a mountainous city in Romania on Thursday (9 May) will discuss the future of Europe, but the fate of the euro will be mostly ignored.
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EXCLUSIVE: Germany blocking EU plans to stop spyware trade with dictators

Thu, 2019-05-09 06:50
EU proposals to establish export restrictions on spyware are being held back by Germany, which has adopted an ambiguous stance on the plans, EURACTIV has learnt.
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Why the European Parliament’s election video is going viral

Thu, 2019-05-09 06:50
It is customary for the European Parliament to produce a video to incite people to go vote in the European elections. The shocking and emotional video for the 2019 elections has already been watched by one out of five Europeans. EURACTIV France reports.
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No trade deal without agriculture, warns US ambassador to the EU

Thu, 2019-05-09 06:50
The US will not sing up to any trade deal that does not include agriculture, US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland warned during a conference at the European Bussiness Summit in Brussels on Tuesday (7 May), ahead of another round of transatlantic talks. 
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Barnier wants to be ‘useful’ in the next EU Commission

Thu, 2019-05-09 06:39
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. In this edition: Michel Barnier wants to be 'useful' in the next Commission; Belgian military products have been exported to countries that commit war crimes; Italy sacks transport minister and much more...
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EU bets on digitalisation to fight illegal fishing

Thu, 2019-05-09 06:34
The European Commission launched a new IT tool on Tuesday (8 May) to track illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) from third countries, with a view to set up an entirely digitalised documentation of catches.
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