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Four reasons EU institutions should and must share more information on harmful chemicals

Fri, 2018-01-12 10:22
It is no surprise that key information on harmful chemicals originally lies in the hands of industry alone. But just because it starts with industry, does not mean it should be left there, writes Apolline Roger.
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Accelerating the path towards ‘solar energy 3.0’

Fri, 2018-01-12 09:40
Europe is currently in the first stage of photovoltaic solar development. Moving to the next phases, 2.0 and 3.0, will require a smart new Green Deal that avoids the “boom-and-bust” developments of the past and leverages private investment to achieve high renewable energy goals, writes Stefan Degener.
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Farage backtracks, or does he, on Brexit referendum?

Fri, 2018-01-12 06:58
Nigel Farage’s apparent conversion in favour of a second referendum on Britain’s EU membership on Thursday (11 January) was manna from heaven gleefully received by British Remainers. But that only last a few hours.
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UK won’t pay to access single market post-Brexit

Fri, 2018-01-12 06:52
The British government yesterday (11 January) ruled out paying the European Union to access the single market after leaving the bloc, as Prime Minister Theresa May tried to reassure finance sector players over Brexit.
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Turkish courts reject jailed journalists’ request to be released

Fri, 2018-01-12 06:39
Turkish penal courts decided to keep two jailed journalists in detention, state-run news agency Anadolu said yesterday (11 January), hours after a top court had requested they be released because their rights had been violated while in custody.
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Bulgaria’s EU presidency start drowned by protest shouts

Fri, 2018-01-12 06:31
Bulgaria's six-month EU presidency stint yesterday (11 January) got off to a noisy start as anti-corruption protesters blocked streets in heavily-guarded capital Sofia.
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Tweets of the Week: Bulgarian Presidency, UK cabinet reshuffle, and the Brexit hamper

Fri, 2018-01-12 06:30
This week Bulgarian Presidency wants to show its muscle, Theresa May has a cabinet reshuffle, and Barnier in hamper kerfuffle.
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Tusk warns against ‘Game of Thrones’ in Balkans

Fri, 2018-01-12 06:16
EU chief Donald Tusk warned yesterday (11 January) against a "game of thrones" in the Western Balkans, where Brussels is pushing for closer ties with countries that want to join the union.
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Greece, Macedonia hope for UN proposal this month in chronic name dispute

Fri, 2018-01-12 06:08
Greece said yesterday (11 January) it and Macedonia hoped for progress in talks with a UN mediator on 17 January towards settling a long-running dispute over the latter country’s name that has held up Skopje’s EU membership prospects. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias met Nikola Dimitrov, his counterpart from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia […]
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Turning the page on the eurozone crisis: Economy and Finance in 2018

Fri, 2018-01-12 06:05
On the tenth anniversary of the financial crisis, the European Union will definitively turn the page on the worst economic crisis in its history with the closure of the Greek rescue programme and the last excessive deficit procedures, while adopting the biggest overhaul of its financial sector in years.
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Merkel warns of ‘big obstacles’ in final push for new government

Fri, 2018-01-12 05:57
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany's top parties still had "big obstacles" to surmount before reaching a new coalition deal, ahead of a last-ditch round of negotiations yesterday (11 January).
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Belgian PM seeks EU help in row over deported Sudanese

Fri, 2018-01-12 05:57
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said yesterday (11 January) he would seek EU help to settle a row over his country's deportation of Sudanese who were allegedly tortured on their return home.
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Commission vows €1 billion to keep up with China & US in supercomputer race

Thu, 2018-01-11 19:27
The European Commission announced on Thursday (11 January) that it will invest €1 billion into developing very fast high performance computers by 2020, in a bid to keep up with research in the United States and China.
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‘No deal’ Brexit threatens ‘bleak future’ for Welsh farmers

Thu, 2018-01-11 16:25
Welsh sheep farmers face a “bleak future” if the UK does not maintain free trade with the EU, a leading industry representative has warned MPs.
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Environmental advocates slam ECHA for transparency shortfall

Thu, 2018-01-11 16:05
Environmental advocacy group ClientEarth has criticised the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for transparency failings that restrict public access to information and slow the adoption of safer chemicals.
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The Brief – Kaczynski can relax, the EU won’t bite

Thu, 2018-01-11 15:59
If you want to know what is going on in the EU, speak to the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov.
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MEPs back down from EU bisphenol ban

Thu, 2018-01-11 15:46
MEPs have shied away from demanding a full ban on Bisphenol A, instead approving measures that will lower the amount of the chemical that can be part of food packaging.
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Commission tells Malaysia proposed biofuel policy respects WTO rules

Thu, 2018-01-11 13:46
The European Commission's proposal for the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive is in compliance with the EU’s commitments under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, Commission sources told EURACTIV.com, replying to threats from Malaysia to refer the case to the WTO.
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Smoke and mirrors prior to MEPs’ vote on REDII [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-01-11 13:37
One week before the European Parliament’s vote on the new Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), the debate on solid bioenergy’s role and future contribution to meeting the EU’s renewable energy targets has been (once again) taken hostage by radical statements from a select few NGOs, writes Jean-Marc Jossart.
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Bulgaria sees little action against Poland any time soon

Thu, 2018-01-11 13:27
Member states may not reach a stage where they could take a vote on sanctions against Poland during Bulgaria's six month EU presidency, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Thursday (11 January), explaining he would prefer to resolve the crisis through dialogue and avoid sanctions altogether.
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