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After ‘failing a referendum’, who gets to use the name ‘Macedonia’?

Mon, 2018-10-08 04:45
Following the recent setback, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev’s decision to proceed with new elections might be the only way forward, writes Neophytos Loizides.
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Romanians boycott the ‘referendum of hate’

Mon, 2018-10-08 04:36
A referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same sex couples from securing the right to marry failed to draw enough voters to validate the result on Sunday (7 October), after a campaign that led to a rise in hate speech against the gay community.
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Behind-the-curtain of the EU’s 2050 climate plan

Mon, 2018-10-08 03:58
The European Commission’s long-term climate plan could be hamstrung by a semantic dispute over vague figures and a fear of failure left over from previous ill-fated attempts at ambitious climate action, EURACTIV has learned.
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The Brief – Too much sabre-rattling

Fri, 2018-10-05 14:57
Relations between Russia and the West are reaching a frighteningly low point. A recent statement by the US Ambassador to NATO reminded many of the 1961 Cuban missile crisis.
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Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize for combating sexual violence

Fri, 2018-10-05 13:58
Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (5 October).
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Juncker raises spectre of new Balkans war

Fri, 2018-10-05 13:51
European Union Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned on Friday (5 October) of a possible new war in the Balkans if Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo do not feel the EU is serious about offering them future membership.
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Venture capital with a difference: targeting Africa’s ‘missing middle’

Fri, 2018-10-05 13:43
The 'missing middle' of the financial services spectrum in much of sub-Saharan Africa means that start-ups are unable to find the investment they need to grow. But venture capital firms are looking at companies that target the low-income mass market.
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European elections: German government wants threshold for fringe parties

Fri, 2018-10-05 12:57
Before the European elections next May, Germany's grand coalition wants to introduce a 2% threshold to prevent small political parties from entering the European Parliament. The German Federal Constitutional Court has, however, repeatedly ruled out such a possibility. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The EU can win the war on technology

Fri, 2018-10-05 12:21
There is a war on technology going on: China, the US and Russia are competing to be the leader in artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, machine learning, digital platforms, 5G, new materials, photonics, and quantum computing. But Europe is waking up, writes Fred Bakker.
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The awkward squad: Czech-Polish cooperation on a different EU vision

Fri, 2018-10-05 11:55
Stay in the EU or leave? According to experts, for Poland and the Czech Republic, it is important to remain in the EU, despite widespread Euroscepticism in both countries.
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Financial sector pledges to stop funding tobacco industry

Fri, 2018-10-05 10:59
A number of financial institutions have joined forces with public health leaders to fill in the “missing piece” of the puzzle and put an end to providing financing, insurance and investment to the tobacco industry. EURACTIV.com reports from Austria.
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West should watch closely the Latvia elections

Fri, 2018-10-05 09:55
In the light of growing Russian disinformation campaigns, we should watch the parliamentary elections in Latvia tomorrow (6 October) closely, writes Harry Nedelcu.
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Trans-Europe Express – Is there anybody down there?

Fri, 2018-10-05 09:52
Hello Portugal? Italy? Spain? Bulgaria? Croatia? Romania? Slovenia? Greece? Or even... France? Does anyone down there even care about European politics?
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Austrian Chancellor Kurz visits Russia

Fri, 2018-10-05 09:16
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz paid a visit to Russia on Wednesday (3 October), where, in his own words, he wants to act once again as a bridge builder, in coordination with Brussels. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.
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How long can you ignore three million people? Romanians to vote on marriage, finally

Fri, 2018-10-05 08:51
Not too long ago, Romania was a country where voting was a mere impossibility. Romanian citizens did not enjoy this privilege. They could not make their voices heard and had no say on important aspects of their society. But things have changed in Romania, writes Adina Portaru.
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Currency crisis comes to Uzbekistan

Fri, 2018-10-05 08:29
A weak currency could have negative implications for Uzbekistan’s still struggling economy, such as reversing some of the progress made by the reforms, writes Ekaterina Zolotova for Geopolitical Futures. Geopolitical Futures is a global analysis company founded and led by...
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EU negotiators see Brexit deal ‘very close’

Fri, 2018-10-05 07:31
The European Union’s Brexit negotiators told national diplomats in Brussels late on Thursday (4 October) that a divorce deal with Britain was “very close”, according to two sources present at the meeting.
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US says it cannot support some of EU’s ideas for WTO reform

Fri, 2018-10-05 05:56
The United States gave the first hint on Thursday (4 October) of its view of attempts to reform the World Trade Organization, rejecting some proposals put forward by the European Union to resolve a crisis at the home of world trade in Geneva.
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Apple, Amazon deny Bloomberg report on Chinese hardware attack

Fri, 2018-10-05 05:53
Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc denied a Bloomberg Businessweek report on Thursday that said their systems had been infiltrated by malicious computer chips inserted by Chinese intelligence agents.
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Italy dismisses concern the EU will reject its budget plan

Fri, 2018-10-05 05:44
The Italian government on Thursday (4 October) dismissed concerns that the European Commission would reject its plan to raise deficit spending next year and signalled that it would not backtrack, even under market pressure.
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