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Belgian PM to go to Marrakesh migration forum ‘in personal capacity’

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:48
To avoid a major crisis in the coalition government, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announced on Thursday (6 December) that he will go "in personal capacity" to the intergovernmental conference in Marrakesh, focused on the Global Compact on migration.
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May rejects plea to delay Brexit vote

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:48
Theresa May rejected calls to delay a vote by MPs on her Brexit deal but left open the possibility to give lawmakers a vote on whether to enter into the Northern Ireland backstop on Thursday (6 December).
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COP24 diary – day #5

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:48
Over this special series on COP24, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on of the UN climate conference in Katowice and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An update on the negotiations, climate denialism, South America, costs of global warming, and more.
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MEPs back fair-play rules for platforms and operating systems

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:48
MEPs backed rules to force online platforms to be more transparent and fair to business clients on Thursday (6 December), with some members voicing frustration at the fact that operating systems are to be included in the scope of the regulation.
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Bulgarian socialist leader snubs PES forum in Lisbon

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:48
Kornelia Ninova, the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), announced on Thursday (6 December) she would not attend the Party of European Socialists congress in Lisbon, citing her ideological differences with the PES president, compatriot Sergei Stanishev.
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How will oil producing countries meet the challenge of climate change?

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:35
As the United Nations COP24 gets underway in Poland, leading oil and gas players – countries and companies – are confronted with the challenge of mapping out their share of the new energy economy, writes Robin Mills.
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Tackling climate change will require ‘transforming the whole economy’, financiers warn

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:33
The global economy has to prepare for a profound transformation in the coming decades as the impact of climate change becomes more tangible, Zurich insurance experts told EURACTIV.com.
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Tweets of the Week: Article 50 in ECJ, Selmayrgate, and Gillet Jaunes protests

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:15
Article 50 in ECJ, Selmayrgate just won’t go away, and Gillet Jaunes protests go seriously astray.
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Don’t let European carmakers lose the race to electrification

Fri, 2018-12-07 06:08
Stronger clean car standards and electric vehicle (EV) incentives will help Europe’s automakers remain competitive in the rapidly electrifying global market, writes Ashok Jhunjhunwala.
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Italian Enria to lead EU’s bank watchdog

Thu, 2018-12-06 16:41
The head of the European Banking Authority, Andrea Enria, will become the Single Supervisory Mechanism chief in charge of overseeing Europe’s largest banks. The Council endorsed his nomination on Thursday (6 December), concluding the process after the European Parliament also gave its green light.
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The Brief – Brexit purgatory waiting room blues

Thu, 2018-12-06 15:36
“Would you please consider voting for this deal so we can all get on with our lives.”
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Can Europe help combat the dying out of farms?

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:58
In the debate over the reform of the common agricultural policy (CAP), there is also the question of how funding allocation can be better adapted to the regions’ specific needs. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

Thu, 2018-12-06 14:57
In 1948, with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, world leaders launched the human rights project rooted in the inherent dignity of every person.
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Donors fail to ‘stabilise’ Sahel

Thu, 2018-12-06 12:00
The EU and the international community are ramping up their funding for the G5 Sahel counter-terror mission, but are not providing the money needed for humanitarian relief in the region, argues Jan Egeland.
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In the House of Commons, Brexit has no winners, only losers

Thu, 2018-12-06 11:03
Britain neither wants Brexit nor knows how to escape from it. The result is that everybody loses, and the camp of losers just gets bigger and bigger, writes Denis MacShane.
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The EU-Japan EPA: A Springboard for a Freer, Fairer and more Open Trading System? [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-12-06 11:00
The economic relations between the EU and Japan have been strong for a long time, but are now about to take new steps forward as they have concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement that significantly will reduce barriers to trade.
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Has the EU delivered on Social Europe?

Thu, 2018-12-06 10:09
With only 5 months before the European elections, we discuss whether the European Union has really delivered tackling the social challenges facing citizens and what are the priorities for the new legislature.
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A US-Russia-China-EU summit? EU is interested

Thu, 2018-12-06 09:26
The EU is taking seriously the idea expressed recently by the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev for holding a four-way summit to defuse global tensions, an EU diplomat told an audience on Tuesday (4 December).
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Facebook gave data on user’s friends to certain companies – documents

Thu, 2018-12-06 07:09
Facebook Inc offered some companies, including Netflix and Airbnb, access to data about users’ friends it did not make available to most other apps in 2015, according to documents released by a British lawmaker who said the social media company dodged questions about privacy practices and market dominance.
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