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Is deep-sea mining worth the risk?

Wed, 2018-03-07 06:20
There is no evidence that deep-sea mining will reduce our dependency on land-based mining. We need to end business as usual and act to reduce the demand for these raw materials by making the transition towards a circular economy, write a group of Greens/EFA MEPs.
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Jourová: Pay and pension gaps between women and men are ‘shameful’

Wed, 2018-03-07 06:15
On the eve of International Women’s Day, European Commissioner Věra Jourová, in charge of gender equality, slammed EU member states for not eliminating pay and pension gaps fast enough.
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Double whammy for humanitarian aid in wake of Oxfam scandal

Wed, 2018-03-07 05:57
EU aid for the health sector in the Dominican Republic could be called into question following the Oxfam scandal in neighbouring Haiti. reports.
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EU Parliament to claim €427,000 from National Front over expenses abuse

Wed, 2018-03-07 05:39
The European Parliament could claim €427,000 from Marine Le Pen’s political group in the European Parliament for “unreasonable” and “non-compliant” expenses. reports.
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Forests are crucial in salvaging the Paris goals – EU must lead the way

Wed, 2018-03-07 05:15
In addition to halting deforestation, the European Union must support efforts to allow forest regeneration and sequestering more carbon dioxide, write Heidi Hautala and Carlos Zorrinho.
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Polish conservatives take control of judicial watchdog

Wed, 2018-03-07 05:10
Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party yesterday (6 March) moved closer towards controlling the country’s justice system by having its own candidates elected to a body overseeing judicial impartiality.
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Eurogroup chief: ‘I see enormous potential in Greece’

Tue, 2018-03-06 17:17
Greece has enormous potential and is getting ready to stand on its own feet when it exits its EU bailout in August, Eurogroup leader Mario Centeno told's media partner Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) in an interview.  
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Fico blames Soros for provoking instability in Slovakia

Tue, 2018-03-06 16:22
A fully-fledged political crisis is evolving in Slovakia after the brutal murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée.
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A Future for Europe [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-03-06 16:00
The Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists (ACRE) is continuing its evolution into a more globally focused organization, enhancing its role beyond the EU to project stability abroad.
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The Brief, powered by PLATFORMA – Mr Trump, poking each other’s eyes out leads to blindness

Tue, 2018-03-06 15:58
In the simplistic world of debate on global commerce, you are either a protectionist or a free trader. In truth, the free trade vs protectionist debate has always been something of a false dichotomy.
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Over A Coffee with Arne Lietz, German MEP

Tue, 2018-03-06 15:32
Arne Lietz meets Brian Maguire over a coffee to talk about how to throw grenades, climate diplomacy, arms control, the EU's intricate dance in the Middle East, growing up in East Germany, and what really happened to Martin Schulz.
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Irish minister: We are the global leaders in taking variable renewable electricity onto the grid

Tue, 2018-03-06 14:56
The Irish electricity is now able to cope with 65% of electricity coming from intermittent electricity sources like wind and solar – an expertise Energy Minister Denish Naugthen believes can be replicated on a larger scale as Europe moves towards 50% renewable power by 2030.
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Germany provides €1.2 billion loan for Southern Gas Corridor

Tue, 2018-03-06 13:30
The German Ministry of Finance will provide €1.2 billion to help Azerbaijan finance its part of the Southern Gas Corridor project, Deutsche Welle reported.
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EBRD ‘has more than 10 offers’ to relocate

Tue, 2018-03-06 10:11
More than 10 countries have offered to host a new office for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, should it decide to move some of its staff out of London, the bank’s finance chief, Andras Simor, said on Monday (5 March).
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Eight northern EU states urge caution in eurozone reforms

Tue, 2018-03-06 09:51
Eight northern European countries said today (6 March) that euro zone reforms should focus on completing the banking union, improving compliance with budget rules and setting up a European Monetary Fund, with more ambitious plans left for later.
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For Romanian President, the ‘Road to Sibiu’ could also lead to Brussels

Tue, 2018-03-06 08:52
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis is being considered as a possible replacement for European Council President Donald Tusk when his term expires in December 2019, according to local media reports.
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Believe it or not, the EU can look to the US for inspiration on ending coal subsidies

Tue, 2018-03-06 08:14
In January this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the United States unanimously rejected proposals by the Trump administration that would have allowed coal subsidies under the guise of energy "resilience". This is exactly the principle that should now guide EU legislators, writes Joanna Flisowska.
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Renzi quits, populists battle to govern Italy

Tue, 2018-03-06 07:00
Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned yesterday (5 March) as leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) after a bruising election defeat, but pledged that his party would not strike deals with the anti-establishment parties that voters favoured.
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Bozhidar Danev: Part of Bulgaria’s fuel sector lies in the grey economy

Tue, 2018-03-06 06:57
Unusually low fuel prices in Bulgaria are probably the result of cartels, or contraband, Bozhidar Danev told in an exclusive interview, saying the authorities have  so far been unable or unwilling to address the issue.
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Baltic ministers prepare US summit for ‘sending message to Putin’

Tue, 2018-03-06 06:38
Foreign ministers from the Baltic states, three exposed allies on NATO's eastern flank, visited Washington on Monday (5 March) to urge Western leaders not to respond naively to Russian threats.
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