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European Parliament votes for much greener cohesion policy

Thu, 2019-01-31 15:55
The European Parliament’s committee on regional development has voted on Cohesion policy regulation, and there is the clear intention of making Cohesion much greener from 2020. For the first time, there is also to be a ban on providing support for fossil fuels. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Brief – Pulmonary madness

Thu, 2019-01-31 15:49
Everybody enjoys clean air. It invigorates you, draws the pollution out of your lungs and makes you feel alive. We even spend fortunes to escape the city in search of it. But some people in Germany do not seem to be interested in that and even think that air quality standards are protecting our health too much.
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Campaign leader: +Plus party is much more than the person of Dacian Ciolos

Thu, 2019-01-31 14:19
The new Romanian party, +Plus, founded by former EU Commissioner Dacian Cioloș, is in talks to run for the European elections in coalition with the Save Romania Union (USR), the new force's campaign leader told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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Apple bans Facebook from tech tools for tracking teen browsing habits

Thu, 2019-01-31 13:26
Apple said on Wednesday (30 January) it had banned Facebook from a program designed to let businesses control iPhones used by their employees, claiming the social networking company had improperly used it to track the web-browsing habits of teenagers.
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Implementation key for regaining trust, Finland’s PM tells EU lawmakers

Thu, 2019-01-31 12:21
Democratic forces of Europe will win back the trust of the people by making decisions and by implementing them, at home and here in Brussels, Finland’s Juha Sipilä on Thursday (31 January) told EU lawmakers in Brussels.
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Protests held across Venezuela, three foreign journalists detained

Thu, 2019-01-31 11:52
The head of Venezuela's opposition-controlled parliament and self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, said on Wednesday (30 January) more than 5,000 brief protests were staged around the country to demand an end to what they call the "usurpation of power" by President Nicolas Maduro. EURACTIV’s partner efe-epa reports.
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MEPs to decide whether to make lobbying meetings public

Thu, 2019-01-31 11:50
MEPs are set to decide on Thursday (31 January) whether to make their meetings with lobbyists public. The centre-right has secured a secret ballot on this issue. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU-Kazakhstan relations: From security issues to regional cooperation

Thu, 2019-01-31 11:19
2019 is an important year for EU-Kazakhstan relations, in anticipation of the full entry into force of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) between Kazakhstan and the EU.
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EU must bring Serbia and Kosovo back to the table

Thu, 2019-01-31 11:00
Despite the remarkably promising Western Balkans Strategy presented by the Commission almost a year ago, 2018 could be described as “one step forward, two steps back” with regards to the European aspirations of the Western Balkans, write Djordje Bojović and Nikola Burazer.
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Work vs family: how some countries lead the way in flexible working

Thu, 2019-01-31 09:52
Work pressures can impact on family life as many parents may feel unable to catch up with their family responsibilities because of work commitments. These pressures are particularly dramatic for new parents. Flexible working arrangements can help ease these tensions, RAND Europe argues.
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Cañete: ‘No way around it’, climate neutral EU is needed

Thu, 2019-01-31 09:03

EU climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete is in no doubt that the EU has to achieve ‘climate neutrality’ by 2050 and wants to use his final months in the job to push the bloc towards Paris Agreement-compliance.

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The European Parliament must guarantee full transparency of lobbying

Thu, 2019-01-31 07:42
Christian Beck and Sven Giegold explain the stakes of a strategic vote in the European Parliament taking place today (31 January).
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Antibiotic resistance, a threat crossing borders

Thu, 2019-01-31 07:29
The rapid spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria via birds could compromise the effectiveness of many anti-infective drugs. EURACTIV France’s media partner, the Journal de l’environnement reports.
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Hungary to shun Italian-led eurosceptic alliance, stick with EPP

Thu, 2019-01-31 07:27
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's ruling Fidesz party will not join a eurosceptic alliance spearheaded by Italy in the run-up to European Parliament elections despite their common hard line on immigration, a government official said on Wednesday (30 January).
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Macedonia pledges more reforms to secure EU accession talks

Thu, 2019-01-31 07:21
Macedonia's prime minister said Wednesday (30 January) that in addition to changing his country's name, his government was ready to enact further reforms to speed up the start of EU accession talks.
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Closing the gender digital gap, a priority for Commissioner Gabriel

Thu, 2019-01-31 07:18
Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society defended the need for a collective response to the digital gender gap on Tuesday (29 January), during a conference on gender equality organized by the Martens Center in Brussels.
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Purported Russian hackers stole US evidence to discredit Mueller probe

Thu, 2019-01-31 07:07
US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office said on Wednesday (30 January) that self-proclaimed hackers in Russia stole evidence in an attempt to tarnish its investigation of a firm charged with funding a Russian propaganda campaign to interfere in the 2016 US election.
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Venezuela government targets Guaidó with probe, travel ban, asset freeze

Thu, 2019-01-31 06:53
Venezuela’s government struck back at self-declared interim president Juan Guaido with the Supreme Court imposing a travel ban and freeze on his bank accounts despite a warning from Washington of “serious consequences” if it did so.
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Romania’s Commissioner and former PM quit ruling Social Democrats

Thu, 2019-01-31 06:33
Former prime minister Mihai Tudose has followed Commissioner Corina Crețu quitting Romania's ruling Social Democrats (PSD) further weakening the parliamentary grip of the party and its leader, Liviu Dragnea.
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Argentina clinches deal to resume biodiesel exports to EU

Thu, 2019-01-31 06:28
Argentina and the EU reached an agreement to end a dispute over exports of biodiesel from the South American country to the bloc, the Argentine ministry of foreign affairs said on Wednesday (30 January).
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