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UK’s May promises to keep 0.7% aid spend target if she wins election

Fri, 2017-04-21 14:49
British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Friday (21 April) to keep the UK’s aid spending at 0.7% of GDP if – as appears likely – her ruling Conservative party win the upcoming snap election.
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Italy’s wealthy north to demand more power from Rome in referendums

Fri, 2017-04-21 14:26
Italy's wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto, controlled by the right-wing Northern League, will hold referendums in October to try to obtain greater autonomy from the central government, Lombardy's president said yesterday (20 April).
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Young French voters seduced by extreme candidates despite EU stance

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:53
Young people are losing their trust in politics. While they tend to be overwhelmingly pro-European, many are seduced by the discourse of the extreme right or left of French politics. EURACTIV France reports.
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Greek 2016 primary surplus at surprisingly high level

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:47
Greece in 2016 registered a primary surplus of 3.9% of output, its statistics agency said today (21 April), in an important announcement for the country's reform talks with its creditors.
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Soros gets warm Brussels reception amid spat with Hungary

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:02
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and several Commissioners will meet US financier George Soros next Thursday (27 April) as part of consultations on a new Hungarian law that could close a university he funds, and of legislation targeting foreign-funded NGOs.
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Juncker trusts EU could survive ‘President Le Pen’

Fri, 2017-04-21 12:26
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sees no need for “contingency planning” regarding the French presidential election, as the EU is strong enough to survive even if the Eurosceptic candidate wins, his spokesperson said today (21 April).
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EU-funded ‘endless runway’ mastermind responds to critics

Fri, 2017-04-21 12:23
The mastermind behind an EU-funded idea to build circular runways has defended his brainchild after the concept came under fire from fascinated social media users.
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Ethiopia admits 2016 unrest death toll reached 669

Fri, 2017-04-21 12:20
The official death toll from last year’s civil unrest in Ethiopia came to 669 people, according to a report to the parliament in Addis Ababa this week.
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Trans-Europe Express: The fake campaign

Fri, 2017-04-21 10:03
It has been a very long presidential race in France. But the country is still waiting for a real political debate.
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New Venezuela protest clashes follow deadly unrest

Fri, 2017-04-21 06:27
New clashes erupted Thursday (20 April) between Venezuelan riot police and President Nicolas Maduro's opponents, inflaming tensions after a day of deadly unrest in the beleaguered oil-rich nation.
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Amsterdam backs a ‘transparent and objective’ relocation of EU drugs agency

Fri, 2017-04-21 05:56
The Netherlands announced on Thursday (20 April) Amsterdam's candidacy for hosting the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which is currently based in London.
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Argentina puts hope in Brexit for new EU position on the Falklands

Fri, 2017-04-21 05:48
The EU could re-evaluate its position on the disputed Falkland Islands after Britain leaves the bloc, Argentina's foreign minister said yesterday (20 April).
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IMF warns against protectionism as Trump, Brexit loom

Fri, 2017-04-21 05:38
The International Monetary Fund renewed its warnings against protectionism yesterday (20 April) as nationalist political trends threaten trade integration on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Study: Biking to work lowers risks of cancer and heart disease

Fri, 2017-04-21 05:26
Riding a bicycle to work reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer, according to a new UK study carried out by Glasgow researchers.
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Britain must pay EU divorce bill in euros

Fri, 2017-04-21 05:18
Britain may be leaving the EU but it will still have to settle the divorce bill in euros, not pounds, according to an EU document on the upcoming negotiations.
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Paris shooting overshadows final day of French election campaign

Fri, 2017-04-21 05:09
Security concerns took centre stage in the final days of France's tight presidential race, as candidates defended their stance on the fight against terror, following a shooting in Paris that killed one policeman.
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Ryan: Washington will ‘chart a path forward on TTIP’

Fri, 2017-04-21 04:41
The United States is ready to negotiate a new trade deal with the UK. It also continues to have plans for the European Union, said Paul Ryan, the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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EU and Mercosur ‘committed’ to reach deal by end of year

Fri, 2017-04-21 04:24
Argentina's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Susana Malcorra, met with Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on Thursday (20 April), to discuss the long-awaited trade deal between the EU and Mercosur (Argentina, Brasil, Uruguay and Paraguay).
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EU scientists ‘Trump-et’ need for evidence-based policies

Fri, 2017-04-21 03:08
It’s an age-old question: policy-based evidence, or evidence-based policy? While the answer has traditionally been left to policymakers, scientists and their supporters are marching around the world on Saturday 22 April to demand political leaders enact evidence-based policies.
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Vattenfall CEO: Decarbonising electricity can boost its use for transport, heating and cooling

Thu, 2017-04-20 16:41
Europe should accelerate the decarbonisation of electricity in order to encourage its use for transportation and other sectors. The end game is a fossil free system where we could use a lot more green electricity, Vattenfall CEO Magnus Hall told EURACTIV.com.
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