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Threatening EU’s capacity mechanisms: Understanding unintended consequences for the Clean Energy package [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-06-26 13:50
In contrast to energy companies and NGOs, governments have to balance their climate as well as environmental needs with the other two objectives of the “energy trilemma”, namely economic competitiveness and energy supply security.
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Europe’s airports target carbon-neutrality by 2050, planes not included

Wed, 2019-06-26 13:48
Nearly 200 European airports in 45 countries pledged on Wednesday (26 June) to drastically slash their greenhouse gas output by 2050. However, the target only includes airport infrastructure and not aircraft.
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What is making the power struggle for EU top jobs so complicated

Wed, 2019-06-26 13:15
Five top EU posts need to be distributed soon. While German Chancellor Angela Merkel is fighting with French President Emmanuel Macron, the European Parliament is wrestling with the European Council. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel provides a Q & A on the issue.
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EU fiscal board insists on stabilization mechanism

Wed, 2019-06-26 11:23
Any systemic shock will not affect just some countries but the whole euro area so if member states want to counter it adequately, they need to have a central fiscal capacity, European Fiscal Board (EFB) president Niels Thygesen told reporters on Tuesday (25 June). 
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Investors with $34 trillion demand urgent climate change action

Wed, 2019-06-26 11:14
Investors managing more than $34 trillion in assets, nearly half the world’s invested capital, are demanding urgent action from governments on climate change, piling pressure on leaders of the world’s 20 biggest economies meeting this week.
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Dual food quality: no East-West divide, but different compositions persist

Wed, 2019-06-26 11:07
A report published by the European Commission's research body on Monday (24 June) found that there is no 'East-West food quality discrimination in Europe'. It said there was no consistent geographical pattern in the use of same or similar packaging for products with different compositions.
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EPP source: Georgieva is backed by Orban, cannot be next EU Commission chief

Wed, 2019-06-26 11:03
The debate within the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) over the next European Commission boss has heated up following the last EU Council, in which EPP Spitzenkandidat Manfred Weber did not ensure a majority.
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Northern Group aims to step up regional security cooperation

Wed, 2019-06-26 10:34
Only days after the NATO-led maritime manoeuvre BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) tested the waters in the Baltic Sea region, Northern Group defence ministers met on Tuesday (25 June) in Berlin in an attempt to deepen their cooperation. The so-called Northern Group...
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Ukraine’s message: Values mean values, without any ‘buts’

Wed, 2019-06-26 10:10
Who are those ready to forgive Russia thousands of killed Ukrainians and millions of internally displaced persons, and pardon Moscow for the occupation of 7% of Ukraine’s territory, Mykola Tochytskyi asks in this exclusive opinion piece.
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Proliferation of corporate taxes in France fuels debate

Wed, 2019-06-26 10:09
While the current trajectory of public finances in France worries the French court of auditors, the Council for Economic Analysis recommends drastic fiscal measures, including the removal of harmful taxes and providing some tax relief. EURACTIV France reports.
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Industry source: one third of used cooking oil in Europe is fraudulent

Wed, 2019-06-26 09:45
One-third of the used cooking oil (UCO) used in Europe’s biofuels market is more than likely fraudulent, a source from the biofuel industry has told EURACTIV.com and urged Brussels to "think again" about how the entire supply chain is monitored.
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Europe looks for its ‘formula’ to create industrial champions

Wed, 2019-06-26 08:30
As Europe prepares for a comprehensive update of its competition, industrial and trade policies, experts and private sector representatives have warned against state interventionism proposed by France and Germany.
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How Czech media reported about the largest protest since 1989

Wed, 2019-06-26 07:20
Europeans were stunned by the magnitude of the protests in Prague on Sunday (23 June): reportedly 250,000 people demanded Prime Minister Andrej Babiš to step down over allegations of graft. But what was even more stunning is the way the Czech media reported about them.
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Spanish liberals in turmoil after far-right turn

Wed, 2019-06-26 06:55
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Ukraine slams Russia’s reintegration into the Council of Europe

Wed, 2019-06-26 06:52
Ukraine on Tuesday (25 June) slammed as an “unacceptable concession to Russia” the decision of the Council of Europe to re-admit Russia, after the country was stripped of voting rights following the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
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Sefcovic points to trade as next priority for EU climate diplomacy

Wed, 2019-06-26 06:31
Europe must look for ways of incorporating the carbon content of imported products while avoiding import dependence on key technologies for the energy transition, said Maros Šefčovič, the European Commission’s Vice-President in charge of the Energy Union.
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The Visegrad 4 and Russian pipelines: An imaginary unity

Wed, 2019-06-26 06:19
The Nord Stream II pipeline gave birth to a seemingly united front among several Central and Eastern European states objecting to the project, including Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. That, however, is far from the truth, writes Martin Jirušek.
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Italy’s Tria sees no obstacles to budget deal with EU

Wed, 2019-06-26 06:18
Italy's economy minister said on Tuesday (25 June) he was confident of reaching an agreement with the European Union over the country's budget, adding that deficit targets in a draft deal would reflect a "more than prudent" fiscal policy.
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Trade and horsetrade: Top five hot-button G20 issues

Wed, 2019-06-26 06:00
Global trade, geopolitical hotspots around the world and even horse-trading over top EU jobs, G20 leaders have a lot of their plate when they meet from Friday (28 June) in Osaka.
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Boris Johnson challenges rival to back Brexit deadline

Wed, 2019-06-26 05:53
Boris Johnson challenged his rival for Britain's leadership on Tuesday (25 June) to deliver Brexit by the end of October whatever happens, only to be accused once again of trying to avoid scrutiny.
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