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Trans-Europe Express: At least EU defence matters in the Czech Republic 

Fri, 2017-06-09 10:41
Even the strongest soft powers need defence capacities sometimes. This was not the highlight of the politically-oriented “growth and jobs” guidelines of Jean-Claude Juncker’s campaign for the European Commission presidency in the summer of 2014 though.
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Arancha González: ‘Fair’ is a bit of a difficult word

Fri, 2017-06-09 10:28
In an exclusive interview, the International Trade Centre's executive director managed expectations about fair trade, as well as broaching the subject of child labour and transparency in the value chain.
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EU uproar growing following UK vote

Fri, 2017-06-09 10:09
From Council President Donald Tusk to European Parliament political group leaders, uproar is growing following disastrous results for UK Prime Minister Theresa May in a general election she herself triggered.
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The Presidency debate: Neighbourhood policy

Fri, 2017-06-09 09:57
Europe’s response to crises close to home, is a comprehensive neighbourhood plan; a plan maximising Europe’s soft power in the short-term, to bring security and prosperity in the long-run.
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EU fears Brexit delay, uncertainty after May loses majority

Fri, 2017-06-09 06:45
European Union leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May's shock loss of her majority in the snap British election will delay Brexit talks due to start this month and raise the risk of negotiations failing.
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Tweets of the Week: UK election, Development Days, and EU defence

Fri, 2017-06-09 06:30
Good morning to all of you who had a sleepless night watching the UK General Election! As well as #GE2017, this week we also kept an eye on European Development Days and the future of European defence.
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Fragile Kosovo prepares for ‘crucial’ vote

Fri, 2017-06-09 05:53
Nine years after proclaiming independence, fragile Kosovo votes Sunday (11 June) at a time of high tension with Serbia, rampant unemployment and some of its leaders threatened with prosecution for war crimes.
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Comey says Trump fired him to undermine FBI Russia investigation

Fri, 2017-06-09 05:20
Former FBI Director James Comey accused President Donald Trump yesterday (8 June) of firing him to try to undermine the agency's investigation of possible collusion by Trump's campaign with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election
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Burden faced by Africa’s small farmers masked by focus on migration and poverty

Fri, 2017-06-09 05:03
Some 70% of the world’s food is grown by smallholder farmers, the majority in the developing world, who will have to help output double by 2030 to keep up with population growth, a panel of experts at the European Development Days in Brussels heard on Thursday (8 June).
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UK election hangs in balance on disastrous night for May

Fri, 2017-06-09 04:36
Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting to hold on to her job today (9 June) as British voters denied her the stronger mandate she had sought to lead the country into divorce talks with the European Union.
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Multinationals should say what they pay

Fri, 2017-06-09 04:00
From an investor’s perspective, planned transparency is far preferable to surprise leaks or investigations into corporate tax avoidance strategies which lead to reputational risk and government crackdown, writes Morris Pearl.
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Commission struggles with tax exemptions in EU-wide pension proposal

Fri, 2017-06-09 03:59
European Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis admitted on Thursday (8 June) that full harmonisation across Europe, for the tax regime applied to the upcoming EU-wide personal pension insurance, was "unlikely".
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Commission is wrong to promote private sector in EU aid policy

Fri, 2017-06-09 03:52
The European Commission has engaged in a dangerously mistaken defence of the role of public private partnerships (PPPs) in EU development policy, warns Jan Willem Goudriaan.
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EU-Japan trade deal learns nothing from ‘TTIP mistakes’

Fri, 2017-06-09 03:46
The European Commission is negotiating a free trade deal with Japan behind closed doors. Critics complain that Brussels has learned nothing from the controversy surrounding CETA and TTIP. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Merkel in Argentina hopes for Mercosur trade deal

Fri, 2017-06-09 03:24
Germany and Argentina voiced hopes yesterday (8 June) for a free trade agreement between the European Union and South America as German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Buenos Aires.
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Five challenges facing next UK premier

Fri, 2017-06-09 03:05
Whoever ends up becoming Britain's new prime minister faces a daunting five years in office, with the negotiations of the country's withdrawal from the European Union topping the list of priorities.
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The slippery slope of consumer goods regulation

Fri, 2017-06-09 03:00
Over the past few years, a series of restrictions on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) have been imposed across the world, including in several European countries.
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Accessibility of public transport services in Prague

Thu, 2017-06-08 16:12
Prague's transport system has to deal with a vast number of people every day, including those with special needs. It is a big challenge for the Prague Public Transit Company.
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The Brief: Britain is not a real democracy

Thu, 2017-06-08 14:57
Today the UK votes for its Brexit government. But if it was a real democracy, there would have been no need for the Brexit referendum in the first place.
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Moscovici urges Greece’s lenders ‘not to play with fire’

Thu, 2017-06-08 14:49
Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici warned today (8 June) Greece’s creditors to avoid “playing with fire” ahead of a crucial Eurogroup meeting on 15 June.
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