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Pope Francis asks Bulgarians to ‘open hearts’ to migrants

Mon, 2019-05-06 05:57
Pope Francis urged Bulgarians to open their hearts and doors to refugees as he began a visit to the European Union's poorest country, where the main Orthodox Church snubbed holding joint prayers with the pontiff.
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Find out which party best represents your views [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-05-06 05:00
Discover how parties across Europe match up with your political preferences. euandi2019 is a Voting Advice Application built to help citizens make an informed choice in the 2019 European Parliament elections.
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The Brief – Europe’s ‘free’ media

Fri, 2019-05-03 15:09
Back in those bygone days during my journalism studies, I memorized a quote that from time to time I turn to as a means to reify the importance of my craft, in a world ever blighted by existential challenges to the industry.
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Voters punish May and Labour for Brexit impasse ahead of EU polls

Fri, 2019-05-03 14:28
Voters severely punished the two main UK parties in local council elections on Thursday (2 May), offering a preview of what is likely to happen in the European elections later this month.
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French ‘yellow’ list for the EU elections strikes alliance with far-right MEP Philippot

Fri, 2019-05-03 14:27
Jean-François Barnaba, who leads the ‘Jaunes et citoyens’ list is striking an alliance with ‘Les Patriotes’, the far-right party of former Le Pen ally Florian Phillipot. Both want France to leave the European Union and drop the euro. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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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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