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Airbus and the EU: An agenda for EU aerospace and defence policies

Mon, 2020-01-13 11:00
The definition of a long-term European industrial strategy will allow the EU to successfully address the era of profound change we have entered, including the sustainable and digital transitions.
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European Youth Guarantee needs to address labour market changes, experts warn

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:55
As the new European Commission vows to reform the European Youth Guarantee to tackle youth unemployment in the EU, EURACTIV looked at how the future initiative should look like according to the experts. 
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Finnish PM’s awkward meeting in Estonia

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:53
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the creator of Football Leaks, Kurz's visit in Brussels, France's possible referendum about climate, the rise of the far-right in Slovakia, and so much more.
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Climate at mercy of politics in 2020, experts warn

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:51
2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity's plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled with pitfalls, from the US election to Brexit.
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ZAGREB – ‘We are running out of time’

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:50
Croatian MP and former Foreign Minister Miro Kovač (HDZ, EPP) have published a statement demanding Prime Minister Andrej Plenković to accept responsibility for a crushing defeat in last week’s elections. “We failed to face our failures after European and presidential...
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ATHENS – What Americans actually do?

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:48
Greece has an open channel of communication with the US and this, especially in the present circumstances, is an incredibly large asset, Greek FM Nikos Dendias said in an interview with SKAI TV on Sunday. “The prime minister presented the...
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LISBON – Football ‘(anti)hero’ case sparks whistleblower debate

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:47
Seen as a ‘hero’ for some and a ‘villain’ for others, the creator of Football Leaks, Rui Pinto, will know this Monday how many crimes he will be tried for. The country’s whistleblower laws will be put to the test...
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MADRID – Eyeing Catalonia, Sánchez promises social and territorial dialogue

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:46
Newly re-elected socialist Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, vowed “social, territorial and generational” dialogue to be at the core of his mandate, with an eye on the political conflict in Catalonia.   Sánchez’s gender-balanced cabinet, which happens to also be the first...
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ROME – “I didn’t mean that”

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:45
“I didn’t mean that” pt. 1. After progressives criticised centre-left leader Nicola Zingaretti following his interview with La Republicca in which he announced his party (Democratic Party) was changing its name and opening up to the grassroots movement “sardines”, Zingaretti backpedalled the...
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DUBLIN – General election date

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:44
Ireland’s Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has made a decision on a General Election date, but is refusing to announce it, due to “protocol.” Varadkar is due to chair a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (14 January) and also has plans to sit...
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LONDON – Labour field narrows

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:43
The field of candidates to replace Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the opposition Labour party is set to narrow on Monday when the deadline for nominations closes. So far, only four candidates: shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, Jess Phillips, Lisa...
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Ireland’s PM sets stage for possible February election

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:42
Ireland's Prime Minster Leo Varadkar said on Sunday (12 January) he had made a decision on the timing of a general election, with many media outlets and politicians predicting a 7 February poll.
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BRUSSELS – With or without N-VA?

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:41
There is still great uncertainty hanging over the Belgian federal government formation, as informers Joachim Coens (CD&V) and Georges-Louis Bouchez (MR) once again prepare to visit the King this Monday afternoon. \ After 232 days of coalition talks, which over...
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PARIS – Could a random citizen group save the environment?

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:40
150 randomly chosen citizens have been working on climate issues in France, supposedly to find a solution about how to reduce greenhouse gases. Although President Emmanuel Macron has promised that the results of their work should be taken into account,...
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VIENNA – Von der Leyen seeks Austrian help with Eastern member states

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:39
By scheduling his obligatory meeting with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday (12 January) as the new head of government so swiftly after his inauguration, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP) sought to signal that his government is engaged...
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EU judges join Polish colleagues to protest ‘muzzle law’

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:38
Hundreds of Polish judges dressed in formal black robes marched in Warsaw on Saturday  (11 January) to protest a draft law aimed at punishing justices who question the government's controversial court reforms.
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BERLIN – A friendly meeting in Moscow

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:37
Over the weekend, Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Moscow to discuss the US’s recent escalation with Iran, as well as the conflicts in Ukraine, Syria, and Libya. In a surprise to many, the meeting was warm and friendly with the two...
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Finland and Estonia – a timeless friendship?

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:36
Last week, the roadshow of the Finnish Prime minister Sanna Marin was taken first to Stockholm and then Tallinn. In Sweden, the meeting was a mere coffee break with fellow social democrats. But in Estonia, it was all about repairing...
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Von der Leyen hails ‘Austrian model’ on climate change

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:29
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday (12 January) hailed Austria's target of being carbon neutral by 2040 as an example for other European countries as she met the country's newly re-elected leader.
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Austrian Green MEP: Gas is a better transition alternative to coal than nuclear

Mon, 2020-01-13 07:01
The new government in Vienna will aim for “an end to nuclear energy” in the EU, Thomas Waitz told EURACTIV Slovakia. The MEP-elect and Green Party negotiator also calls on the EU to acknowledge that Poland will need financial support in the transition away from coal.
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