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Deal struck on copyright reform after ‘intense’ negotiations

Thu, 2019-02-14 07:34
The future of online copyright is set to be radically transformed as Parliament and Council negotiators struck an agreement on the controversial Copyright Directive on Wednesday (13 February) evening, over two years after the measures were first introduced by the Commission.
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Young farmers in Romania hampered by lack of bank guarantees

Thu, 2019-02-14 07:29
Getting a loan is the biggest problem faced by young farmers in Romania, especially when they are unable to provide guarantees as back-up, EURACTIV Romania reports.
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The beacon of sustainable finance in Europe must not lose its flame

Thu, 2019-02-14 05:43
One year after the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance released its final report, the follow up on its recommendations is lagging somewhat behind, writes Catherine Howarth.
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Macron unveils Franco-German plan to give electric battery industry a jolt

Wed, 2019-02-13 23:00
A new Franco-German cooperation plan on battery cell production will include the construction of two factories, one in France and one in Germany, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday (13 November). France will invest €700 million over the next...
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European Parliament endorses free trade agreement with Singapore

Wed, 2019-02-13 16:29
The European Parliament approved on Wednesday (13 February) the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSTFA), the bloc's first bilateral trade agreement with a southeast Asian country.
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The Brief – Germany: Europe’s Janus

Wed, 2019-02-13 15:56
The day after the new leader of the Christian Democrats, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, distanced herself from Angela Merkel's migration legacy, economists published a report showing that Germany needs at least 260,000 migrants a year by 2060 if the country is to meet its skilled labor needs.
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Jerzy Buzek: Deal on Nord Stream 2 is good for Poland and EU

Wed, 2019-02-13 15:30
The revised EU gas directive agreed on Tuesday night (12 February) gives guarantees that the EU’s interests are preserved, by giving the European Commission a key role in the permitting process of all pipelines linking Europe with foreign countries, including Russia, says MEP Jerzy Buzek.
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Commission adopts stricter blacklist of money launderers

Wed, 2019-02-13 14:23
The European Commission has included Saudi Arabia and Panama in an extended ‘blacklist’ of uncooperative jurisdictions in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, in an effort to regain citizens’ trust in the fight against financial crimes.
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Serbia snags piece of Turkish Stream pipeline pie

Wed, 2019-02-13 14:21
Serbia has been given the go-ahead to build a section of the Turkish Stream pipeline from the Bulgarian to the Hungarian border, so long as not only Russian gas is transmitted through the pipeline. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
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Europe’s media freedom increasingly under attack, report warns

Wed, 2019-02-13 13:52
A "climate of impunity" has taken hold in parts of Europe, where media freedom is increasingly under attack, the annual report to the Council of Europe Platform for the Protection of Journalism and Safety of Journalists has warned.
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UK report: Tax relief and extra funding for news outlets

Wed, 2019-02-13 11:28
A UK government-commissioned report published on Tuesday (12 February) called for extra support to be given to smaller news outlets, including an innovation fund for local news and tax reliefs for public interest journalism.
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German SPD retreat: Barley, Bullmann and Moscovici call for fairer taxation

Wed, 2019-02-13 11:25
After a meeting between the SPD executive committee and the EU’s Commissioner for Economic Affairs in Berlin on Monday (11 February), all called for fairer taxation in Europe.  EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Air pollution: a threat to our health and to the environment [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-02-13 11:02
Europe faces a clean air challenge. Air pollution represents a significant threat to human health and the environment. To respond, the EU has put in place targets to reduce air pollution by 2030.
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EU strikes deal on rules to govern Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Wed, 2019-02-13 08:46
The European Union reached a provisional deal on Tuesday (12 February) on new rules governing import gas pipelines including Russia’s planned Nord Stream 2, in a move that cast doubts over the project’s current operating plan.
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Italy’s Conte calls for European populism, battles hostile MEPs

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:58
Europe has lost touch with its people, Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday (12 February), amid heavy criticism from MEPs.
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France and Germany prepare plan to create European champions

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:43
Following the rejection of the Alstom-Siemens merger, France and Germany are working on a review of the EU’s competition rules to create European champions capable of competing with US and Chinese multinationals.
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EU renewables on the up, but 2020 target looms large

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:24
Renewable energy use in Europe is still increasing, although a slowdown in overall development has also continued. According to new data, the EU got 17.5% of its energy from renewable sources in 2017, marking a slight increase from 2016.
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Italy’s 5-Star tries to undermine tunnel to France

Wed, 2019-02-13 07:17
Italy’s transport ministry insisted on Tuesday (12 February) that a planned railway tunnel underneath the Alps to France would be a waste of money, in what could ratchet up tensions between Rome and Paris.
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Lack of infrastructure and small farm support discourages young people in Germany

Wed, 2019-02-13 06:50
The lack of proper infrastructure in German rural areas, as well as poor support for new small farms, prevent young people from investing in agriculture and force them to move to cities. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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May drags Brexit deal deadline to March

Tue, 2019-02-12 16:58
Prime Minister Theresa May begged MPs to ‘hold their nerve’ and give her more time to secure a Brexit deal on Tuesday (12 February).
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