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Clouds are gathering over the Salzburg summit

Tue, 2018-09-18 12:53
Brexit, internal security and immigration: the items on the agenda of the informal European Council summit in Salzburg on Thursday (20 September) could lead to lively discussions. EURACTIV France reports.
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Russia is undermining Europe’s key democratic institution

Tue, 2018-09-18 11:39
Russia’s possible return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe would mean that even institutions created to defend European values are no longer able to do so, writes Volodymyr Yermolenko.
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Juncker: We are not ‘under the rule’ of English

Tue, 2018-09-18 10:18
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a point of delivering his plenary speech at the Three Seas Initiative forum in Bucharest in French, bucking the trend of other world leaders attending the event on Tuesday (September 18).
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‘Circle of five’ carmakers under EU cartel investigation

Tue, 2018-09-18 10:09
On the third anniversary of Dieselgate, the European Commission announced on Tuesday (18 September) that its anti-competition team is looking into BMW, Daimler and the VW group for allegedly limiting the roll-out of technology meant to clean up car emissions.
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Finalising the Clean Energy Package: priorities for the Austrian Presidency [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-09-18 10:00
Member states, the European Parliament and the European Commission have made remarkable progress on the Clean Energy Package to date – which Orgalime, representing the European technology industries, warmly welcomes, writes Malte Lohan.
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German coal commission member: If we don’t come up with a roadmap, it’ll be a disaster

Tue, 2018-09-18 08:28
Ahead of Germany’s coal commission meeting on Tuesday (18 September), one of its members explained to EURACTIV what is behind the meaning of ‘structural economic change’, which the newly appointed institution has to deal with. 
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Slovak authorities identify possible witness in journalist’s murder

Tue, 2018-09-18 06:59
Slovak authorities have identified a possible witness in the murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak, whose killing last February led mass protests that forced the government to resign, a state prosecutor said on Monday (17 September).
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May needs urgent ‘plan B’ to avoid hard Brexit, warn MPs

Tue, 2018-09-18 05:56
The UK needs to ‘urgently’ find draw up an alternative to Theresa May’s Chequers to avoid crashing out of the EU with a ‘chaotic and damaging’ Brexit, MPs warned in a new report on Tuesday (18 September).
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Russia claims fresh ‘proof’ Ukraine downed flight MH17

Tue, 2018-09-18 05:53
Russia on Monday (17 September) released fresh information to back its claim the missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over war-torn Ukraine in 2014 was fired by Kiev's forces.
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Technology to unlock the Irish border conundrum?

Tue, 2018-09-18 05:37
Supporters of Brexit in London have hailed Brussels' embrace of remote, high-tech customs controls as a sign that EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier is giving ground in order to resolve a stalemate on Northern Ireland that has held up a deal.
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Agroecology can feed Europe pesticide-free in 2050, new study finds

Tue, 2018-09-18 05:31
European agriculture can phase out pesticides, reduce its impacts on climate and biodiversity while ensuring food security for Europeans, French researchers Pierre-Marie Aubert and Xavier Poux  told a conference held in Paris on 13 September.   
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‘Sad day’ as Poland banned from EU judicial body

Tue, 2018-09-18 05:23
Poland was banned Monday (17 September) from the EU body representing the member states' judicial institutions over its perceived lack of independence after controversial government reforms.
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French pro-European right launches breakaway party

Tue, 2018-09-18 05:23
Confronted with the shift towards populism and identity-based politics by the French right-wing, a handful of right-wing French MPs have launched Agir (“Take action”). However, there remains a question mark over the new party’s participation in the European elections against En Marche. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU countries top development policy charts

Tue, 2018-09-18 05:15
EU countries lead the way when it comes to development policy, according to a new report by a US-based think-tank. Eleven EU countries dominate the top-12 of the Commitment to Development Index published by the Center for Global Development on Tuesday (18 September).
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Why we need to create a level playing field for new forms of work [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-09-18 04:55
Technological progress has enabled new forms of work that offer diversity, adaptability and novel methods of labour market participation, but it is also presenting some challenges. Michael Freytag explains the implications and challenges.
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The importance of safeguarding spouse work authorisation

Tue, 2018-09-18 04:54
In the past two decades, there has been a steady increase in the number of countries enabling work authorisation for partners and spouses of highly-skilled employees on international assignment. This positive international trend has resulted in a ‘triple-win’ for governments, employers and families, writes Helen Frew.
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From transport to street lighting: The emergence of smart city platforms

Tue, 2018-09-18 04:53

Uber and Airbnb have shown how city services can be transformed by platform offerings. Developing the right platforms will be key for cities to ensure that their economies, environment, and services are fit for the future, writes Eric Woods.

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Beer boss: Mandatory alcohol labelling should respect EU food information to consumers law

Tue, 2018-09-18 04:52
If EU legislators decide to move away from self-regulation in the area of alcohol labelling, the legislation should respect the EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation, Pierre-Olivier Bergeron, the secretary-general of the Brewers of Europe told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
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Czech, Slovak premiers bristle at beefing up of Frontex

Tue, 2018-09-18 04:50
The European Union should steer funds to individual member countries to help them guard their own borders against illegal migration, rather than emphasise funding for Frontex, the common EU border force, the Czech and Slovak premiers said on Monday (17 September).
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Orban vows to oppose EU border-guard plan at Salzburg summit

Tue, 2018-09-18 04:40
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Monday (17 September) vowed to oppose an EU plan aimed at bolstering the bloc's external borders, accusing Brussels of wanting to take away Hungary's control of its own frontiers.
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