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Industry first: CECE calls for making Industrial Policy a political priority [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-02-04 07:30
CECE calls on all candidates in the European elections to push for a European Commission mandate that puts Industrial Policy as a priority in their political agenda.
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Macron eyeing referendum on EU election day, report says

Mon, 2019-02-04 07:21
President Emmanuel Macron is considering organising what would be the first referendum in France in 14 years in May as part of his response to "yellow vest" protests, a report said on Sunday (3 February).
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French finance chief wants to tax expatriate business leaders

Mon, 2019-02-04 07:17
French Minister of Economy and Finance Bruno Le Maire wants to introduce legislation to ensure that heads of large French businesses living abroad pay more taxes in France. EURACTIV France’s partner La Tribune reports.
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Asian investment bank warns of private capital decline

Mon, 2019-02-04 07:08
Global trade tensions are scaring investors globally. In Asia, despite the huge needs to finance large projects, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is “concerned” about stagnant and even fall of private capital being attracted, its vice-president told
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UNEP chief: EU should aim for 55% CO2 reduction by 2030

Mon, 2019-02-04 07:03
The European Union needs to revise its 2030 CO2 reduction target from 40% to 55% if it wants to meet the 1.5°C global warming objective of the Paris Agreement, says Joyce Msuya.
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Openly gay Polish politician launches pro-EU ‘Spring’ party

Mon, 2019-02-04 06:55
Poland's first openly gay politician on Sunday (3 February) launched "Spring", a progressive political party aimed at challenging the EU country's governing right-wing party accused by critics and the EU of passing reforms that threaten the rule of law.
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May will seek ‘pragmatic’ solution to Brexit deal in Brussels

Mon, 2019-02-04 06:34
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday (3 February) she would seek a "pragmatic solution" to a parliamentary impasse over the terms on which Britain leaves the European Union when she tries to reopen talks with Brussels.
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A revised Political Declaration could prevent hard Brexit

Mon, 2019-02-04 06:07
In time for Theresa May's visit to Brussels this week, Andrew Duff has written an improved version of the Political Declaration accompanying the Withdrawal Agreement, as a basis to prevent a hard Brexit.
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Why Brexit is good for the UK and the EU

Mon, 2019-02-04 05:40
There is an anti-EU virus in the British body politic of particularly virulent strain, it experienced a long period of hibernation and can be found in both major political parties, writes Fraser Cameron.
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Let’s make posted workers feel really secure

Mon, 2019-02-04 05:40
Marek Benio, who will chair the 6th European Labour Mobility Congress in Krakow on 14-15 March, offers his commentary regarding the European Parliament's proposals for the revision of regulations affecting social security schemes for posted workers.
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Russia suspends nuclear arms treaty after US says to pull out

Sun, 2019-02-03 07:29
Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday (2 February), after the United States announced it would withdraw from the arms control pact, accusing Moscow of violations.
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The Brief – Shilly-shally socialists versus monolithic right?

Fri, 2019-02-01 16:02
With 439 votes in favour, 104 against and 88 abstentions, the European Parliament recognised earlier this week (31 January) the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the Latin country.
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The EU must stick its neck out for the giraffe

Fri, 2019-02-01 14:56
The future of the giraffe is in jeopardy, but a proposal by African range states to regulate the international trade in giraffe specimens via a CITES Appendix II listing would make a vital contribution to securing this species’ survival. Joanna Swabe and Manon Dené argue that the European Union must stick out its neck to protect the giraffe.
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Importance of national media is rising, according to new survey

Fri, 2019-02-01 14:23
Specialised EU affairs media are still the most relevant for Brussels corporations and associations, according to a survey conducted by EURACTIV and EPACA.  The importance of national media is also rising, compared to a 2016 survey.
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EU to establish contact group in Venezuela, Guaidó recognition up to member states

Fri, 2019-02-01 13:51
The EU will establish an international contact group to mediate in the crisis but leaves to member states the decision to recognize  Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela, EU28 agreed on Thursday (31 January).
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Partnerships for Good! Empowering students for well-being in a responsible and active Europe

Fri, 2019-02-01 13:32
2019 is a decisive year for the future of Europe. The voice of European students deserves to be heard to understand what they expect and how Europe can empower them to build a responsible, active and healthy Europe.
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Germany pronounces INF says missile treaty dead

Fri, 2019-02-01 13:10
Germany said Friday that Russia had "de facto invalidated" a landmark Cold War missile reduction treaty which the US is poised to abandon, with Europe anxious at the prospect of a new arms race.
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Meetings between MEPs and lobbyists to be made public

Fri, 2019-02-01 11:24
A revision of the European Parliament’s rules of procedure, which was adopted on 31 January, increases transparency obligations for meetings between elected officials and lobbies, despite the EPP’s attempts to scupper the amendment. EURACTIV France reports.
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Commission reacts to Russian transit ban via Ukraine

Fri, 2019-02-01 11:02
A Commission official said on Wednesday (30 January) that the EU executive questioned the coherence of the Eurasian economic union, because of the Russia-imposed embargo on the transit of a range of Ukrainian goods through its territory, in effect foreclosing access to export markets in Central Asia.
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Trans-Europe Express – Songs about land and ice

Fri, 2019-02-01 10:45
Northern Europe's indigenous Arctic people battle to maintain traditions as their culture and age-old way of life is increasingly threatened by climate change and globalisation.
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