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No-deal Brexit to leave UK without green watchdog for two years: report

Fri, 2019-02-01 08:50
A no deal departure from the EU in March would leave Britain without oversight of key energy and environment problems until at least 2021, a think-tank warned on Thursday (31 January). EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
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Survey: Communication trends in corporates and associations

Fri, 2019-02-01 08:33
EURACTIV in collaboration with the European Public Affairs Consultancies' Association (EPACA) conducted this survey in October 2018. Its objective was to show the current communication trends in corporates and associations in Brussels.
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Apple, Google and Facebook embroiled in new tech war

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:58
Apple shut down Google’s distribution of internal iOS apps on Thursday (31 January), following allegations that the search engine giant had violated Apple’s app distribution policy in wrongly collecting user data for internal research. The move came a day after Apple imposed similar restrictions on Facebook.
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Dirty money risks encroach on Estonia’s digital utopia

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:55
Estonia’s push to become a digital society has left it vulnerable to dirty money and sanction breaches, the country’s top banking regulator has warned.
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Reimagining the social fabric

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:55
Popular protests and political upheaval across Europe and the US suggest that the fabric of society is eroding and must be rebuilt, argues Antoine Ripoll.
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Scientists tell Belgian school kids on climate strike: ‘You’re right!’

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:51
A group of more than 3,000 scientists have given their backing to thousands of Belgian school children who took to the streets for the fourth week in a row on Thursday (30 January) to ask for more ambitious climate policies.
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Poland admits exporting suspect beef to ten EU countries

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:35
The European Commission will send a team of inspectors to Poland on Monday after a TV report showed sick cows being butchered for food in a Polish slaughterhouse.
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Brussels mulls free public transport for all

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:31
The new vice-president of the Belgian capital’s transport operator (STIB) has suggested rolling out free public transport for residents during the evening or on weekends. His socialist party has upped the ante and suggested it should be free every day.
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Russia plays power broker as US-Taliban talks gather steam

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:24
Russia will host the Taliban and Afghan politicians opposed to President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday (5 February), Russian and Taliban sources said, promoting its role of power broker in what a US official called an attempt to “muddle” the US-backed peace process.
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News media lobbies Merkel, Macron on copyright reform

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:11
European news media associations wrote to French President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (31 January) to push for action on online copyright reform.
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Europeans open new trade channel to Iran, bypassing US sanctions

Fri, 2019-02-01 07:05
Britain, France and Germany on Thursday (31 January) launched a trade mechanism to bypass US sanctions on Iran, drawing praise from Tehran – and a warning from Washington.
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Trump wants ‘very big’ US-China trade deal, hints at delays

Fri, 2019-02-01 06:55
President Donald Trump said on Thursday (31 January) he wanted a "very big deal" US trade deal with China, but signaled there could be delays if negotiations fail to meet his goals of opening the Chinese economy broadly to US industry and agriculture.
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US to announce ‘reversible’ INF treaty suspension

Fri, 2019-02-01 06:31
The United States will soon announce plans to suspend compliance with a landmark nuclear missile pact with Russia, responding to an alleged violation of the treaty by Moscow, US officials said on Thursday (31 January).
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Tweets of the Week: Brexit, North Macedonia, and Brussels climate march

Fri, 2019-02-01 06:30
Brexit nonsense is more of the same, the Former republic of Macedonia gets a new name, and thousands of activists put climate change in the frame.
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1-in-3 UK firms have relocation plans due to Brexit

Fri, 2019-02-01 06:15
Brexit has prompted almost a third of British companies to move some operations abroad or at least consider it, a survey from an employers group showed on Friday (1 February).
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Big fat Greek lignite sale burns EU climate policies

Fri, 2019-02-01 06:06
While other EU countries, such as Germany, announce plans for coal phase-out within the next 20 years in compliance with their Paris Agreement commitments, Greece’s future appears locked in carbon for decades to come, write Demetres Karavellas and Nikos Charalambides.
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Parliament recognizes Guaidó in Venezuela and calls on 28 to follow

Thu, 2019-01-31 16:59
The European Parliament recognised on Thursday (31 January) the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president of the country and called on the EU and its member states to follow suit.
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Rise in attacks on journalists in Serbia prompts concerns for press freedom

Thu, 2019-01-31 16:48
Over the past year, 102 cases of pressure and attacks on journalists and other media professionals have been documented in Serbia. What is particularly worrisome is the upward trend in the number of such cases in the EU candidate country.
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EU and US to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation

Thu, 2019-01-31 16:04
EU and US authorities have agreed to intensify their cooperation in the field of cybersecurity standards, as Western countries become increasingly concerned about links between Chinese telecom companies such as Huawei with Beijing.
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Agri-competitiveness: how regions implement EU funding

Thu, 2019-01-31 16:03
From the olive groves and vineyards of Andalucía to the grasslands of Scotland. We take a look at three cases of EU funds in action - in the UK, Germany and Spain - promoting farm modernisation and generational renewal.
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