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Astana Syria talks show Kazakhstan’s political independence from Moscow

Tue, 2017-08-08 05:16
In proposing Astana as the venue for the Syrian peace negotiations, Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev certainly wasn’t expecting Turkey, one of the main regional players and a NATO member, to block the adoption of documents aimed at establishing the so-called “de-escalation zones” plan in Syria. Nevertheless, the temporary failure to achieve a result is rather a setback for Moscow, not for Astana.
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Time to bust a few myths about innovation in the internet of things era

Tue, 2017-08-08 04:20
Small European tech companies might be about to lose out if the European Commission's new patent guidelines favour giants like Qualcomm and Ericsson, writes Morgan Reed.
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US sanctions and Nord Stream 2: Every dog has its day?

Tue, 2017-08-08 04:06
The US’ new Russia sanctions only added fuel to the EU’s divisions over how to deal with Russian energy, write Aleksandra Gawlikowska-Fyk, Bartosz Wiśniewski.
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Balkan trade war brews over huge Croatian import fee rise

Mon, 2017-08-07 15:45
The Balkans have become embroiled in a trade war over agricultural health checks after Croatia raised import fees on some farm products by around 220%, triggering countermeasures by Serbia and threats from others.
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Hungary rights chief denounces ‘data grab’ bill

Mon, 2017-08-07 13:15
Hungary's data protection watchdog on Monday (7 August) lashed out at government plans to centralise personal data and ease rules on allowing official access, calling them a major threat to citizens' rights.
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EU asks top court to speed up case against Poland over logging

Mon, 2017-08-07 13:15
The European Commission has asked the European Court of Justice to speed up a case against Poland over logging in its ancient forest, which has continued despite an order by the bloc's top court to stop immediately, an official said.
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UK spokesman: We do not recognise reported €40 billion Brexit bill

Mon, 2017-08-07 12:00
Britain does not recognise media reports that the government is willing to pay €40 billion to exit the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Monday (7 August).
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Mogherini steals the show in Iran, warns US

Mon, 2017-08-07 09:47
EU High Representative Federica Mogherini confirmed on Saturday (5 August) the Union’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal and referring to the US, she urged “all parties” to implement it.
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EU greets Rwanda’s ‘democratic elections’

Mon, 2017-08-07 08:58
Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday (5 August).
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Deadly heatwave ‘Lucifer’ hits Europe

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:59
Swathes of southern Europe sweltered on Saturday (5 August) in a heatwave that has claimed several lives, cost billions in crop damage and is, scientists warned, a foretaste of worse to follow in coming decades.
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Belgium aware of eggs scandal since June but did not speak out

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:55
Belgium has been aware of a potential problem with fipronil in the poultry sector since June, its food safety agency admitted, adding that it did not say anything because of a fraud investigation.
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London sees €40 billion as a fair Brexit bill

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:44
The UK is prepared to pay up to €40 billion as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain's negotiating strategy.
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Strong euro worries Europe’s exporters, but little risk to growth

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:38
Some European exporters are beginning to worry about the strengthening euro which has rebounded from near parity with the dollar after Donald Trump's election, though analysts see little immediate risk to growth.
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UK government adviser warns electric cars are not total air pollution solution

Mon, 2017-08-07 04:03
Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government’s top adviser. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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EU sanctions Russian deputy minister over Siemens turbines to Crimea

Fri, 2017-08-04 15:30
The European Union on Friday (4 August) imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea.
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Brexit to impact ‘every aspect of life’ in Northern Ireland: Irish PM

Fri, 2017-08-04 13:00
Brexit is "the challenge of our generation" with far-reaching consequences for all, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar warned Northern Ireland on Friday (4 August) on his first visit to the British province since taking office.
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Football union wants EU to ban high transfer fees after Neymar deal

Fri, 2017-08-04 13:00
World football players' union FIFPro is lobbying the European Union to ban transfer fees, which it says concentrates power in the hands of a few mega-rich clubs, to the detriment of most players and to the sport itself.
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Greece seizes more than 700kg of illegal pesticides from Turkey

Fri, 2017-08-04 12:19
Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food announced on Friday (4 August) that the customs office seized more than 700 kilos of illegal pesticides originating from Turkey.
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Refugee children ‘could be separated from their families after Brexit’

Fri, 2017-08-04 11:42
Refugee children could be permanently separated from their families unless the government includes family reunification in post-Brexit immigration law, the head of Unicef UK has warned. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Europol ‘wish you were here’ campaign targets EU’s most wanted

Fri, 2017-08-04 10:18
European police forces are sending a series of cheeky "wish you were here" postcards this summer in a bid to track down 21 of the continent's most wanted criminals.
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