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UK’s worst-case no-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder

Thu, 2019-09-12 06:11
The "Operation Yellowhammer" worst-case assumptions published on Wednesday (11 September) look like a heavy blow for Prime Minister Boris Johnson who has been pushing for a hard Brexit.
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Scottish court hands Boris Johnson fresh Brexit blow

Thu, 2019-09-12 05:58
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a fresh blow Wednesday (11 September) when a Scottish court ruled that his controversial decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to Brexit was unlawful.
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EU calls on Venezuela rivals to resume talks

Thu, 2019-09-12 05:51
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged the Venezuelan government and opposition Wednesday (11 September) to return to the negotiating table to seek a way out of the South American country's protracted crisis.
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A fundamental transformation of our business [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-09-12 05:00
Suntory Beverage and Food Europe is one of the Europe’s biggest soft drinks companies. Its goal to make its bottles from 100% sustainable plastic is hugely ambitious. Here, CEO Peter Harding explains why now is the time for action from everyone and what business and policymakers need to do to help SBFE get there.
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The Brief – Ursula’s gambit

Wed, 2019-09-11 14:43
Hungary’s pick for the next European Commission was always going to cause controversy but the job offered by Ursula von der Leyen to László Trócsányi has only kicked the hornet’s nest. However, Jean-Claude Juncker’s successor could well be a few moves ahead of us.
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Brussels unlikely to appeal EU court decision hampering Nord Stream pipelines

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:31
The EU executive is unlikely to appeal a decision of the EU General Court in Luxembourg on Tuesday (10 September) to restrict the transit of Russian gas via the Opal pipeline, running on German territory.
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Commissioner Malmström: My successor will have a lot of work to do

Wed, 2019-09-11 13:30
"My successor will have a lot of work to do," the current EU trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström told Efe during her visit to Madrid on Tuesday (10 September). She pointed to relations with the US and China as being among the "very long list" of challenges facing her successor. EURACTIV's partner Euroefe reports.
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Why multilateralism matters

Wed, 2019-09-11 12:57
This September, world leaders will gather at the UN in New York to reiterate the need to speed up action on the global promise to build a more equitable and sustainable world, which is the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), write Ulrika Modéer and Ahunna Eziakonwa.
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Europe needs ‘digital border controls,’ industry chief says

Wed, 2019-09-11 12:17
Europe should consider establishing a 'digital border control,' as a means of obstructing internet access to hostile actors in the event of a serious cyberattack, the head of Deutsche Telekom's cybersecurity division has told EURACTIV.
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Better access to health innovation is Kyriakides’ top priority (and hardest task)

Wed, 2019-09-11 09:46
With increased powers, Health Commissioner-designate Stella Kyriakides is tasked with striking a difficult balance between making sure there is a steady supply of affordable medicines and ensuring that EU pharma industry remains a world leader in innovation.
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Romania withdraws substitute Commissioner pick after pressure tells

Wed, 2019-09-11 09:15
Romania has dropped its insistence on having a replacement Commissioner join Jean-Claude Juncker’s outgoing administration for the final two months of its mandate. 
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EU high court could qualify Spain mortgage pricing as abusive

Wed, 2019-09-11 07:53
Spain's mortgage interest rate index -known as IRPH- could be considered abusive, advocate general of the Court of Justice of the EU warned in his conclusions on Tuesday (10 September), which are contrary to an assessment of Spain's Supreme Court. 
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A new team to defend Europe’s economic sovereignty

Wed, 2019-09-11 07:21
Achieving a “more assertive” Europe that can improve its competitiveness and sovereignty in an increasingly hostile world. These are the main guidelines of President-elect Ursula von der Leyen to the new College of Commissioners, unveiled on Tuesday (10 September).
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Timmermans unhappy with Dombrovskis unexpected ‘promotion’

Wed, 2019-09-11 06:53
European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled who will do what job in her administration, insisting hers will be a “geopolitical Commission”. >Read: Commissioners assemble: Class of 2019-2024 /// Jean-Claude Juncker’s right-hand man, Frans Timmermans, has received comprehensive...
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Trump fires foreign policy hawk Bolton, citing strong disagreements

Wed, 2019-09-11 06:48
US President Donald Trump abruptly fired his national security adviser John Bolton amid disagreements with his hard-line aide over how to handle foreign policy challenges such as North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan and Russia.
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Energy transition ‘happening fast but not quickly enough’ to stop planet heating: report

Wed, 2019-09-11 06:35
The remaining carbon budget to limit global warming to 1.5°C will be exhausted as early as 2028, even as the transition to low-carbon energy gains momentum, according to risk management firm DNV GL, which calls for “extraordinary policy action” to lower emissions.
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Expert: German carbon budget not compatible with current targets

Wed, 2019-09-11 06:26
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Julia Hertin, the managing director of SRU, the German government's advisory board on environmental matters, spoke about the country's plans to introduce a climate protection bill, a carbon border tax and a trading scheme for carbon certificates. And she wants things to progress quickly.
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Vestager the digital chief in name, but Goulard in practice

Wed, 2019-09-11 06:25
The EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager received broad support on Tuesday (10 September) following her nomination as the Commission's Executive Vice President for Digital.
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‘Donnez-moi un break’: Johnson says he seeks Brexit deal

Wed, 2019-09-11 06:16
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted Tuesday (10 September) he was working hard to strike a divorce deal with the European Union, after he suspended parliament following a series of bruising clashes with MPs over his Brexit plan.
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Von der Leyen assigns defence challenge to France

Wed, 2019-09-11 06:07
France's former defence minister, Sylvie Goulard, has been proposed as the EU's internal market Commissioner. But her new portfolio also includes a strengthened European defence file, which analysts say will be her biggest challenge.
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