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Athens pushes for its ‘white gold’ to be exempted from US tariffs

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:51
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Democrats alarmed about possible US withdrawal from Open Skies treaty

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:45
Four senior Democratic lawmakers said on Tuesday (8 October) they believed the Trump administration may withdraw from a treaty that allows unarmed surveillance flights over US, Russian and other territory, warning it would be a gift to Russia and undermine confidence in the US commitment to Ukraine.
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Britain’s Brexit talks with EU on verge of collapse

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:32
Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union teetered on the brink of collapse on Tuesday (8 October), with tit-for-tat claims of intransigence and sabotage before an end of October deadline.
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White House rules out cooperation in impeachment probe

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:19
The White House slammed the door in a letter Tuesday on any cooperation by President Donald Trump's administration with the Democrats' impeachment probe, calling it "constitutionally invalid."
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Turkish and Syrian rebel forces to start Syria offensive ‘shortly’

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:07
Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border "shortly", President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s communications director said early on Wednesday (9 October), as a surprise withdrawal of US troops made way for the Turkish incursion.
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A clear, credible climate protection law is good for business, German expert says

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:00
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Karsten Neuhoff, a climate expert and professor, spoke about Germany's hotly-debated climate protection bill, stressing that a clear regulatory framework with "clear and credible paths for reducing emissions" is attractive for businesses.
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EU concerned at migrant wave triggered by Turkey’s planned Syria invasion

Wed, 2019-10-09 05:52
Germany warned on Tuesday (8 October) of a repeat of the chaotic influx of migrants that caught the European Union unprepared in 2015, while Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus sounded the alarm over a resurgence of arrivals from neighbouring Turkey.
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Paris Agreement architect: ‘Carbon neutrality is the target to go for’

Wed, 2019-10-09 05:45
In an interview with EURACTIV, Paris Agreement key architect Laurence Tubiana gives her take away of the UN Climate Action Summit and the role of the European Union ahead of the next European Council meeting 17-18 October.
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Vestager wins Parliament support after smooth-sailing hearing

Wed, 2019-10-09 05:23
Denmark's Margrethe Vestager obtained the seal of approval from European Parliamentarians on Tuesday evening (8 October), after a hearing in front of MEPs in which she rallied the importance of improving the EU's digital transformation as well as the bloc's green initiatives.
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The EU needs to fully unlock the potential of natural gas to deliver its Green Deal

Wed, 2019-10-09 05:00
Nord Stream 2 will contribute to achieving the EU's ambitious, climate-friendly energy transition while safeguarding competitiveness, affordability and prosperity for European households and businesses.
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Boosting innovation through standards [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-10-09 05:00
CEN and CENELEC, the European standardization organizations, warmly welcome researchers, technologists and innovators to the dedicated one-day event “Boosting innovation through standards”.
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘Eternal Brexit’

Tue, 2019-10-08 23:00
This cartoon is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free,...
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Frans Timmermans

Tue, 2019-10-08 16:10
The European Parliament is grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of regular hearings between 30 September and 8 October. Dutchman Frans Timmermans will be last under the spotlight.
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Not getting lost in translation, Wojciechowski wins nod from MEPs

Tue, 2019-10-08 15:30
Speaking in his native tongue during the reparatory hearing, Polish Agriculture Commissioner-designate Janusz Wojciechowski delivered a compelling enough performance to persuade MEPs in the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee (AGRI) to confirm him as the next EU farming boss on Tuesday (8 October).
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The Brief, powered by the Martens Centre – A Commission Carol Part II

Tue, 2019-10-08 14:45
Ursula von der Leyen is set to spend her days and nights in Commission HQ, in a specially converted flat high on the 13th floor. Here, we conclude a fictional telling of what might come to pass in those haunted hallways a few months from now...
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End FGM: give girls a chance to decide their own destiny

Tue, 2019-10-08 14:39
As MEPs decide on the short-list for the Sakharov prize, Assita Kanko explains her nomination of 'The Restorers', a group of Kenyan students working to help victims and potential victims of Female Genital Mutilation.
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Tusk tells British PM Johnson to stop playing ‘stupid’ Brexit blame game

Tue, 2019-10-08 13:34
The European Union accused Britain of playing a "stupid blame game" over Brexit on Tuesday after a Downing Street source said a deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands.
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Over a Coffee with Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman

Tue, 2019-10-08 13:20
Another five years? European Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly, has thrown her hat into the ring for another term.
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Margrethe Vestager

Tue, 2019-10-08 12:26
The European Parliament is grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October. On Tuesday, Danish official Margrethe Vestager, nominated as Executive Vice President for Europe fit for the Digital Age, will be questioned by MEPs
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French government revisits migrant quota question

Tue, 2019-10-08 10:54
The first debates held in the French National Assembly led the government to suggest that the criteria for family reunification, which allow refugees to bring their families, should be "tightened". EURACTIV France reports.
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