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Human trafficking in Romania: an integrated approach needed in the era of open borders

Tue, 2019-11-05 10:32
Trafficking of human beings is by definition a transnational crime and can only be tackled through more integrated and supranational structuresр write Elena Petrescu and Yannis Karamitsios.
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Poland’s 2017 judicial reform broke EU law, bloc’s top court rules

Tue, 2019-11-05 10:27
Poland's change to the retirement age of its judges breaks EU law, the bloc's top court ruled on Tuesday (5 November), intensifying a standoff over basic democratic standards between Brussels and the conservative government in Warsaw.
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Hungary to cooperate with Huawei in 5G network rollout

Tue, 2019-11-05 10:10
Hungary will cooperate with Chinese telecoms giant Huawei in building its high-speed 5G network, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said at an event in China, national news agency MTI reported on Tuesday. Szijjarto said Huawei would cooperate with Vodafone and Deutsche...
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Electric edition, tax attack & the Eagles are coming

Tue, 2019-11-05 09:56
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‘Hurt’ by climate crisis, German conservatives now eye Greens

Tue, 2019-11-05 07:54
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of the Capitals, feel free to have a look at...
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First impeachment transcripts go public, Trump denounces ‘Democrat hoax’

Tue, 2019-11-05 07:39
Witness transcripts in the impeachment probe into Donald Trump were made public for the first time Monday (4 November), with the former US ambassador to Kyiv telling investigators she felt threatened by the president in his call to Ukraine's leader.
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Huawei’s billion-euro pitch to Vestager

Tue, 2019-11-05 07:38
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has released 2018 figures showing its presence in Europe provided a €12.8 billion stimulus to the EU's economy, backing the company's claim that it has become an essential element of Europe's digital ecosystem.
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Germany decries Iran’s move to speed up nuclear work, urges return to accord

Tue, 2019-11-05 07:26
Iran's announcement that it has developed advanced machines to speed up uranium enrichment jeopardises a 2015 accord with world powers, Germany's foreign minister said on Monday (4 November), urging Tehran to return to the pact.
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Norwegian scientist: ‘No way’ of reaching climate neutrality without hydrogen

Tue, 2019-11-05 07:16
Europe has to get serious about the hydrogen economy if it really wants to reach net-zero emissions as quickly as possible, says Nils Anders Røkke. This is why decarbonised natural gas, using carbon capture and storage (CCS), will be crucial to ramp up hydrogen production in the short term, he argues.
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EU-wide innovation support is key to electrolysis in Europe

Tue, 2019-11-05 07:15
The German government should support the establishment of an EU-wide framework for green hydrogen to keep electrolysis manufacturing competitive, write Matthias Deutsch and Andreas Graf. Matthias Deutsch is a senior associate at Agora Energiewende, a German think tank and policy...
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US formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Tue, 2019-11-05 07:15
The United States on Monday (4 November) formally notified the United Nations that it was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, making the world's largest economy the sole outlier from the agreement.
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Fresh victims in Iraq’s largest anti-government protests

Tue, 2019-11-05 06:56
Iraqi security forces killed at least five people when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday (4 November), a Reuters witness said, as thousands took part in the largest wave of anti-government protests for decades.
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Spain’s election candidates clash over Catalonia in TV debate

Tue, 2019-11-05 06:53
The main candidates to become Spain's next prime minister clashed on Monday (4 November) over how to handle Catalonia's independence drive, in a tense TV debate ahead of a repeat election that opinion polls show could be as inconclusive as the one in April.
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Transport committee chair: Kerosene is a European ‘tax haven’

Tue, 2019-11-05 06:45
The European Parliament's transport committee head, Karima Delli (Greens), spoke about the need to completely overhaul the transport industry to combat climate change, the next transport Commissioner and France's pick for EU internal market chief, in an interview with EURACTIV Slovakia.
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Promoting European climate ambitions and strengthening trade policies to safeguard strategic industries go ‘hand in hand’ [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-11-05 06:00
Europe can no longer afford to act naively. We must promote open trade based on environmentally friendly practices but we must also protect Europe's jobs and industry from unfair practices worldwide.
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Farage rules out ‘Leavers Alliance’ with Johnson, targets Labour votes

Mon, 2019-11-04 16:19
Brexit party leader Nigel Farage ruled out the prospect of a ‘Leavers Alliance’ with the Conservative party on Monday (4 November), accusing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party of “conceited arrogance”.
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Romanian parliament OKs new interim minority government

Mon, 2019-11-04 15:54
Romania's parliament approved on Monday (4 November) a new transitional government led by National Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban (EPP-affiliated), which will be in office until a parliamentary election next year.
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The Brief, powered by ESA – To the attention of the EU Chief Prosecutor

Mon, 2019-11-04 15:29
The New York Times published on Sunday a massive and well-documented cross-border investigative story which illustrates how EU farm subsidies (€65 billion per year) help underwrite a sort of modern feudalism in which small farmers are beholden to politically connected land barons.
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US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

Mon, 2019-11-04 14:56
Washington's envoy to the Western Balkans on Monday (4 November) criticised the EU for delaying the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying it sent a "bad message" to a region where all countries hope to join the bloc.
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Donbas foes fail to pull back troops in new push

Mon, 2019-11-04 14:46
Ukrainian soldiers and Moscow-backed separatists on Monday (4 November) failed to begin the last phase of a troop pullback in the war-torn eastern Ukraine, delaying a high-stakes summit with Russia.
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