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Now is the time to create a real European democracy

Fri, 2019-05-03 13:10
The logistical barriers facing new pan-European political parties need to be addressed if the EU's political union is to become reality, argue three founders of Volt, a new pro-European political movement.
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Bavarian, Austrian conservatives frown at Orbán’s call to ally with populists

Fri, 2019-05-03 13:03
The leaders of Austria and Bavaria rejected on Friday (3 May) a call by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for their centre-right group in the European Parliament to ally with populist, nationalist parties ahead of EU elections later this month.
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German corporations divided on carbon price

Fri, 2019-05-03 12:51
In a debate on the potential introduction of a carbon price, an increasing number of German company associations are voicing their thoughts. Some fear their competitiveness would take a hit, while others are excited about new business opportunities. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU industrial policy under the spotlight as elections loom

Fri, 2019-05-03 12:41
As the EU gears up for a big refresh after May’s elections, there is growing consent among business leaders that incoming policymakers should refocus attention and resources on industrial policy, particularly in the continent's most valuable sectors.
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EU country briefing: Belgium

Fri, 2019-05-03 12:32
The following article is a part of a series of brief country profiles for the EU-27 ahead of the European elections in May. Belgium has been at the very centre of the European project since its creation, as one of the original...
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Nutrition expert: Food labelling needs harmonised and nutrient-rich profiling

Fri, 2019-05-03 12:10
Energy-dense foods are cheap while nutrient-rich foods cost more, and this imbalance is at the root of the global obesity pandemic, nutrition expert Adam Drewnowski told EURACTIV. He suggested that policymakers should adopt harmonised nutrient-rich profiling on food labelling in order...
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French government makes progress on energy and climate bill

Fri, 2019-05-03 12:07
French energy and climate bill’s new draft sets carbon neutrality as the main objective for domestic energy policies and sets ambitious goals for the future. NGOs of the Climate Action Network (CAN) are less impressed by the new draft as concrete short-term measures appear to be lacking. EURACTIV’s partner le Journal de l’Environnement reports.
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Spitzenkandidaten revive European army talk

Fri, 2019-05-03 10:48
The controversial subject of the EU’s future plans for a common army provoked lively exchanges during the second Spitzenkandidaten debate on Thursday (2 May), just three weeks before the European polls. With security and defence likely to become one of...
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If Europe doesn’t care for the people, the people won’t care for Europe

Fri, 2019-05-03 10:10
The next EU budget is a golden chance to put our continent on the right path for the long term, write socialist EU affairs ministers.
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EU looks into ‘Airbus-style’ Franco-German battery plans

Fri, 2019-05-03 08:04
France and Germany launched an Airbus-style €6 billion foray into the battery-building business on Thursday (2 May), as the EU's attempts to corner a slice of a growing global market started to pay off.
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Pentagon warns on risk of Chinese submarines in Arctic

Fri, 2019-05-03 07:36
Deepening Chinese activities in the Arctic region could pave the way for a strengthened military presence, including the deployment of submarines to act as deterrents against nuclear attack, the Pentagon said in a report released on Thursday (2 May).
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Tesla expects global shortage of electric vehicle battery minerals – sources

Fri, 2019-05-03 07:16
US electric car maker Tesla expects global shortages of nickel, copper and other battery minerals down the road due to underinvestment in the mining sector, the company’s global supply manager for battery metals told an industry conference on Thursday (2 May), according to two sources.
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Salvini embraces friend Orbán, keeping chances of EPP deal alive

Fri, 2019-05-03 07:05
All European parties, except those on the left and including the centre-right EPP, will be considered as allies to Italy's right-wing Lega party in the upcoming EU elections, leader Matteo Salvini said in Hungary on Thursday (2 May).
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European diplomat: ‘At UN, US treats us like the Chinese’

Fri, 2019-05-03 06:59
The gloves are off at the United Nations between the United States and their once-close European allies, according to some diplomats.
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Pro-European candidates for EU election identify Council as the ‘common enemy’

Fri, 2019-05-03 06:50
An oddly uncontroversial debate between the lead candidates of the four major pro-European political families at this month's EU elections took place in Florence on Thursday (2 May).
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EU’s Canete sees US LNG contributing to carbon goals

Fri, 2019-05-03 06:50
Imports of liquefied natural gas from the US “can play a very important role for our security of supply,” and also contribute to the EU’s emission reduction goals, the European Commission said on Thursday (2 May).
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Juncker points the finger at Germany, Austria, Netherlands for impeding eurozone reform

Fri, 2019-05-03 06:42
The Netherlands, Austria "and all too often Germany" are preventing deeper euro zone integration, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told German newspaper Handelsblatt.
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BMW opens the Pandora’s Box of German social democracy

Fri, 2019-05-03 06:39
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// BERLIN BMW under collective ownership. The leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) has distanced itself...
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Tweets of the Week: Maastricht debate, Williamson, and enlargement anniversary

Fri, 2019-05-03 06:30
Weber snubs debate and does not speak, UK secretary sacked over leak, and 15th birthday celebrations for the EU clique.
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Presidential poll threatens crisis for pro-West North Macedonia government

Fri, 2019-05-03 06:15
North Macedonia goes to the polls on Sunday (5 May) in a presidential run-off vote that will be a litmus test for the pro-Western government, which has warned low turnout could invalidate the vote and trigger a general election.
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