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Tear up Irish backstop, MPs tell May in new Brexit twist

Tue, 2019-01-29 22:19
Theresa May will attempt to re-open talks with EU leaders on the controversial Irish backstop in the latest twist to the Brexit crisis.
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The Brief – An outbreak of visa sanity

Tue, 2019-01-29 16:01
Across the UK and the rest of Europe, citizens let out a collective groan when UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she wants to reopen the Brexit deal. But there was at least a glimmer of hope among the fudge.
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Trilateral gas talks: A realistic approach towards ship-or-pay is needed

Tue, 2019-01-29 15:36
Despite new projects such as Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream, the transit of gas via Ukraine will continue, and the modalities need to be agreed, writes Danila Bochkarev.
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MEPs in dust-up over EU’s climate plan

Tue, 2019-01-29 15:28
European lawmakers are locked in a dispute over a landmark climate plan that is meant to drag the EU into compliance with the Paris Agreement, as parliamentary committees tussle over who should take the lead.
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With Salome Zurabishvili, Georgia leads the way, again

Tue, 2019-01-29 15:00
The new president of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili, is a worthy member of the small group of women in the club of world heads of state and government, writes Clare Moody.
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Wider German public welcomes compromise for phasing out coal

Tue, 2019-01-29 14:23
German Environment Minister Schulze has called the coal commission's outcome "very good," while the AfD party said Germany is digging its own grave by phasing out coal. France is also watching events in Berlin. Can the European energy transition succeed? EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Symbolically, Greece to be first to open NATO doors for North Macedonia

Tue, 2019-01-29 13:44
In a symbolic gesture, the Greek government will most probably be the first country to ratify North Macedonia’s NATO accession protocol, as it aims to do it by 8 February, sources close to the issue told EURACTIV.com.
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EY consultant: Europe is lagging behind in power grid digitalisation

Tue, 2019-01-29 11:21
The volume of solar panels and electric cars connected to the grid is still manageable for now. But massive new load expected from electric vehicles in the coming years will require stepping up network digitalisation, warns Serge Colle.
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EU’s top lawyer blesses new investment court system

Tue, 2019-01-29 11:15
The new system to settle disputes between states and private investors included in the EU-Canada trade agreement is compatible with the EU law, the EU Court’s advocate general concluded on Tuesday (29 January), dismissing previously raised concerns.
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Pharma industry raises the alarm about stockpiling of generic drugs

Tue, 2019-01-29 08:30
The industry of innovative medicines is concerned with a recent vote in the European Parliament on the stockpiling of generic drugs, saying that it causes uncertainty over innovation in the pharmaceutical field.
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Tsipras: Portugal, Spain and Greece are left-wing ‘oases in a political desert’

Tue, 2019-01-29 08:16
Socialist, green and leftist political parties should learn from governments in Southern Europe and unite against rising right-wing anti-European populism ahead of the EU elections, leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has said.
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EU’s Iran payments vehicle ready – but stuck

Tue, 2019-01-29 07:49
A payment mechanism the EU hopes will save the Iran nuclear deal by bypassing US sanctions is ready, diplomats said Monday (28 January), but is held up by disagreements among European countries.
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Germany’s liberals sign off on European election programme

Tue, 2019-01-29 07:28
At its European party congress on Sunday (27 January), the liberal FDP party elected Nicola Beer as its Spitzenkandidat and also adopted its election programme. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Juncker plan’s results may be overstated, auditors say

Tue, 2019-01-29 07:12
A flagship investment project to revive the European Union's economy known as the Juncker plan has disproportionately favoured larger member states and its results may have been overstated, EU auditors said on Tuesday (29 January).
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Smart meter woes hold back digitalisation of EU power sector

Tue, 2019-01-29 06:58
Electric cars and rooftop solar panels are expected to hit mass markets in the coming years, all requiring smart meters installed in people’s homes. But EU countries are slow at deploying them, and industry voices are now calling on EU regulators to step in.
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EU’s FAO candidate champions producing ‘more and better’

Tue, 2019-01-29 06:58
There is no universal solution to producing more and better produce, according to the former head of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), who is now running to become director general of the UN's food and agriculture agency (FAO).
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Tough new EU recycling rules could be game-changer for packaging

Tue, 2019-01-29 06:49
In the coming years, EU citizens are set to see a change in the way they recycle waste at their homes and businesses – and in the way that recycling is measured.
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The blind side – the impact of Brexit on EU citizenship 

Tue, 2019-01-29 06:46
The Brexit negotiations have assumed that EU citizenship will cease for all UK nationals if and when the UK leaves the EU. Tony Simpson, Tony Venables and Alexandra von Westernhagen question whether this is necessarily so, and what this means for EU citizenship in general.
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May asks lawmakers to send a message to Brussels on Brexit deal

Tue, 2019-01-29 06:45
British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Tuesday (29 January) ask her Conservative lawmakers to send a message to Brussels that they would support her Brexit deal if a plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland is replaced.
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The EU’s moment: Cast adrift by the US, threatened by Russia and China

Tue, 2019-01-29 06:43
Against a backdrop of US decline and an influential China and Russia, Europe must overcome its internal challenges and shoulder its responsibilities as a leader on the world stage, writes Robert Malley.
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