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The Brief – For Johnson, the campaign is over

Tue, 2019-07-23 14:45
“The campaign is over and the work begins.” So said Boris Johnson, the most unlikely, but still inevitable, of UK prime ministers. In Johnson’s case, the campaign for the keys to No10 Downing Street has been his life’s pursuit. Asked...
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Sturgeon: Scotland has “profound concerns” about new UK PM Johnson

Tue, 2019-07-23 14:07
The appointment of Boris Johnson as the United Kingdom's prime minister has sparked worry in Scotland, with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon saying she has "profound concerns about the prospect of his premiership."
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Scandals in Kyrgyzstan highlight dubious Chinese business practices

Tue, 2019-07-23 14:01
Kyrgyzstan was shaken by a major corruption scandal involving a Chinese company while the country’s capital Bishkek was hosting a ministerial meeting of the five Central Asian countries earlier this month. EU officials told EURACTIV this experience should serve as...
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Transport committee chair: The aim is to put climate on political agenda in all sectors

Tue, 2019-07-23 12:43
In an interview with EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement, the newly elected chair of the European Parliament's committee on transport and tourism (TRAN), French Green MEP Karima Delli, spoke about her new priorities. These include relaunching the rail system, regulating transport in a climate-friendly manner and reducing car pollution.
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The balance of powers in the new European Parliament

Tue, 2019-07-23 12:32
With majorities in the European Parliament becoming more unstable, votes are becoming more unpredictable. The power structure has shifted considerably as a result of the European elections. While the liberal group Renew Europe will likely be decisive, German MEPs are set to be the most influential. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Johnson confirmed as UK’s new PM, vows to ‘reconcile’ Brexit divisions

Tue, 2019-07-23 11:39
Boris Johnson will take over as the UK's Prime Minister on Wednesday (24 July) after comfortably winning the Conservative leadership contest by a two to one margin.
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Industry mulls system to verify used cooking oil composition

Tue, 2019-07-23 09:15
The waste-based biofuels industry is “actively working” to develop a system to identify the composition of used cooking oil, Angel Alberdi, secretary-general of the European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA), told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Boris Johnson set to become PM as Conservatives announce new leader

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:57
Boris Johnson is expected to be elected leader of Britain's governing Conservative Party and the country's next prime minister on Tuesday (23 July), tasked with following through on his "do or die" pledge to deliver Brexit in just over three months’ time.
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Ren Zhengfei: ‘Very likely’ Huawei products will be used in UK core 5G networks

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:49
Huawei 5G equipment will most probably be used in core aspects of the UK's future 5G network infrastructure, the founder of the Chinese telecommunications giant, Ren Zhengfei has said. His claim runs contrary to the previous stance held by the UK cabinet, which was to permit the company access only to 'non-core' aspects of the country's 5G networks.
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EU redoubles threat to retaliate if US raises auto tariffs

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:37
The European Union is keen to work with Washington to reform the World Trade Organization and cooperate on common challenges to global trade, but will retaliate if Washington makes good on its threat to raise car tariffs, a top EU official said on Monday (22 July).
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The EU now needs a fully-fledged #EUCitizenCommissioner

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:36
We should never forget that democracy is not just about voting: citizens also want their voices heard between elections, write Roger Casale and Verena Ringler.
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Sea rescue activist: We hope for ‘coalition of the willing’ to support our rescue operations

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:31
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, David Starke, the chief executive officer of SOS Méditerranée  Germany, spoke about his sea rescue organisation and others resuming operations at sea after Italy's closing of ports and investigations led against sea rescuers prompted a six-month hiatus.
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Ukraine president on course for unprecedented majority after election win

Tue, 2019-07-23 06:17
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy looked set on Monday (22 July) to become Ukraine's first leader since the fall of communism to command a single party majority in parliament, in what would be an unprecedented mandate to deliver promised reforms.
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Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran’s ‘piracy’

Tue, 2019-07-23 05:57
Britain called on Monday (22 July) for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of “state piracy” in the strategic waterway.
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EU coalition of the willing agrees new migrant ‘solidarity mechanism’

Tue, 2019-07-23 05:22
Fourteen member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday (22 July).
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