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Tusk hopes for ‘higher level’ of EU-Azerbaijan ties

Tue, 2019-07-09 14:54
On a visit to Baku on Tuesday (9 July), Council President Donald Tusk said the EU and Azerbaijan were “coming closer to each other every year”, and expressed the Union’s readiness to further deepen our cooperation with Azerbaijan, including in fields such as human rights.
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Labour’s Corbyn finally backs new EU referendum

Tue, 2019-07-09 14:53
Labour, the UK's biggest opposition party, has finally backed a second referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, bringing an end to several years of uncertainty and equivocation by saying it would support the Remain option.
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The world’s biggest climate fund eyes more efficiency, private funding

Tue, 2019-07-09 13:37
The GCF, the world’s biggest climate fund, tries to channel more money into climate projects – EU leaders had reaffirmed their commitment to the replenishment of the fund in their June summit’s conclusions. But its decision-making takes too long, critics say.  
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Infographic: EU support for water resilience in Central Asia

Tue, 2019-07-09 13:04
Central Asia is facing increasingly severe environmental challenges. The EU is offering help to the region to turn those challenges into opportunities. Enhancing environmental, climate and water resilience is a substantial element of the new EU strategy for Central Asia.
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Winners and losers in race for the EU’s top jobs

Tue, 2019-07-09 13:03
The distribution of the various key positions within the European institutions needs to take into account a delicate balance between geographical and political origin. In this complex exercise, some fared better than others. EURACTIV France reports.
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Juncker will need to accept replacement Commissioners from Romania, Estonia

Tue, 2019-07-09 12:37
Faced with opposition from the member states, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was unable to block the replacement of the Romanian and Estonian commissioners, who were elected as MEPs and already took their MEP seats.
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Sassoli ‘reasonably optimistic’ for von der Leyen vote

Tue, 2019-07-09 11:57
The European Parliament's new president, David Sassoli, is “reasonably optimistic” about the vote on whether to confirm Ursula von der Leyen as European Commission president next week, EU sources told EURACTIV.com.
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A partnership that matters: 10 years and beyond [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-07-09 10:00
Georgia invites you at the Black Sea resort of Batumi on July 11 and 12 to join the Annual Conference dedicated to the 10 anniversary of the eastern partnership.  The conference will celebrate Europe’s achievements and spark a reflection on its future.
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Fresh faces, Swedish solutions & VW velocity

Tue, 2019-07-09 08:49
This is your weekly EURACTIV Transport Brief, the one port of call for all the news from the world of mobility and much more!
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Power-sharing puzzle solved: Who will chair parliamentary committees?

Tue, 2019-07-09 08:29
EURACTIV has pieced together the names of already designated and potential candidates for chairing the European Parliament’s 20 committees and two sub-committees, before their formal election on Wednesday (10 July).
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EU punishes Belgium for slow internet

Tue, 2019-07-09 06:56
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Russia calls tirade against Putin on Georgian TV a ploy to derail ties

Tue, 2019-07-09 06:50
Russia on Monday (8 July) condemned an obscenity-laden tirade against President Vladimir Putin on a Georgian TV station, calling it a shameful and unacceptable provocation by radical political forces intended to damage relations.
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Russia nuclear sub fire ‘could have caused global catastrophe’

Tue, 2019-07-09 06:29
A fire aboard a top-secret Russian nuclear submarine could have led to a “catastrophe of global proportions” if not for the selfless actions of the crew, a senior navy official was cited by a Russian media outlet as saying.
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Greens set conditions to approve nominee von der Leyen

Tue, 2019-07-09 06:21
The European Greens have set tough conditions for giving their approval to designated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who started her charm offensive among political parties in Brussels on Monday (7 July), ahead of next week's vote in the European Parliament.
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Trump hits out at May after leak of damning cables

Tue, 2019-07-09 06:16
Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack Monday (8 July) on outgoing British premier Theresa May, following the leak of diplomatic cables highly critical of his presidency.
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At Kyiv summit, EU pledges more aid for war-torn east Ukraine

Tue, 2019-07-09 06:03
European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker pledged support and financial assistance to conflict-riven Ukraine during a visit to Kyiv on Monday while urging Russia to do more to bring peace to the Donbass region.
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UK’s Labour Party moves closer to opposing Brexit

Tue, 2019-07-09 05:46
Britain's main opposition Labour party moved a step closer Monday (8 July) to a policy that could see it reverse Brexit -- but only in some circumstances.
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The EU must not de-regulate gene-edited crops and foods

Tue, 2019-07-09 05:00
Some members of the outgoing EU Commission and the agbiotech lobby want the regulations governing genetically modified crops and foods relaxed or scrapped to open markets for gene-edited products. But this goes against the science underpinning the technology and could put the public and environment at risk, writes Dr Michael Antoniou.
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Europeans tell Germany to spend more to boost euro economy

Mon, 2019-07-08 15:28
European ministers and institutions told Germany on Monday (8 July) to increase public spending in order to support the ailing growth in the eurozone, as decision-makers and investors see a growing risk of recession looming on the horizon.
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UN Climate Fund to make funding green projects easier

Mon, 2019-07-08 15:18
The board of the UN Green Climate Fund is meeting from 6 to 8 July in Songdo, South Korea. The board is set on heralding a "paradigm shift" in climate financing and intends to accelerate the decision-making process to boost the fund's replenishment. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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