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Clean air for everyone – Poland challenges smog

Thu, 2018-04-19 11:35
Environmental protection and the fight for clean air are global challenges in today’s world. Poland’s entrepreneurship and technology minister explains how his country is doing its bit to overcome air quality challenges.
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Business will find its way, Brexit deal will be rational, say Czech optimists

Thu, 2018-04-19 10:57
The final Brexit deal will guarantee the continuation of free trade between the EU and the UK, optimistic entrepreneurs told
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Croatian Parliament speaker cuts short visit to Serbia after flag incident

Thu, 2018-04-19 10:55
A Croatian parliamentary delegation cut short its official visit to Serbia on April 18 after an incident caused by Serbian Radical Party leader, MP and convicted war criminal Vojislav Šešelj. The incident highlighted the fragility of relations between erstwhile Balkan foes, more than 20 years after ethnic wars ended.
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Ex-French PM Manuel Valls: no separatist solution in Catalonia

Thu, 2018-04-19 10:53
The former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday (19 April) he believed there would be a political solution to the uncertainty in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia, but that the answer did not lie with the separatist campaign...
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Brexit raises fears among Gibraltar population

Thu, 2018-04-19 10:37
The people of Gibraltar voted almost unanimously to remain in the European Union in the Brexit referendum. However, the small British overseas territory will be forced to leave the EU next March, and both the British population and the Spaniards that come to work on ‘the Rock’ fear an uncertain future.
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‘Daphne project’ vows to disturb Malta’s corruption praxis

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:56
Marking six months since the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, an international consortium of journalists has started publishing further revelations aimed at uncovering the truth about her assassination and making sure her investigations live on.
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EU energy efficiency debate skewed by bad maths, says study

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:55
Ongoing talks about the EU’s energy efficiency target for 2030 are deadlocked and the debate could have been skewed by the way initial cost estimates were calculated, according to a new study.
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Kosovo, rule of law remain key for Serbia’s EU bid

Thu, 2018-04-19 08:11
The European Commission's latest enlargement report has acknowledged Serbia's progress in the fight against corruption and organised crime and its growing role in regional cooperation, but also highlighted a lack of improvement in the freedom of speech and media.
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European Aluminium launches its Digital Activity Report 2017 [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-04-19 07:43
In this first digital European Aluminium Activity Report, our industry is anticipating future policy direction, allowing us to take steps towards realising Europe’s vision and ambitions for a revitalised industry and a sustainable society.
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EU edges closer to new Iran sanctions ahead of Trump deadline

Thu, 2018-04-19 06:21
European Union governments are showing more support for the idea of new sanctions on Iran proposed by Britain, France and Germany as a way of dissuading US President Donald Trump from pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, diplomats say.
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Russia’s RT faces seven investigations in Britain over broadcasts since Skripal case

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:59
Britain's media regulator opened seven investigations into Russian news channel RT, saying it had found an increase in programmes which may have breached impartiality rules since a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy last month.
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EU antitrust chief says investigation of Google’s Android, AdSense is advancing

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:52
Investigations into how Google may be using its Android smartphone operating system and its AdSense advertising service to thwart rivals are advancing, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday (18 April), amid concern about the lengthy proceedings.
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Greece launches tender for Hellenic Petroleum privatisation

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:41
Greece launched an international tender on Wednesday (18 April) to sell a majority stake in its biggest oil refiner, Hellenic Petroleum, as agreed under its third international bailout.
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Macron visits Merkel in bid to salvage eurozone reform plans

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:40
French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Berlin Thursday (19 April) for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, hoping to breathe fresh life into his grand vision for EU reforms in the face of growing German resistance.
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European firm wins contract for post-Brexit UK passports

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:30
A Franco-Dutch company on Wednesday (18 April) won a contract to make British passports after the country leaves in the EU, in a blow for Brexit campaigners.
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Theresa May suffers embarrassing Brexit defeat in parliament’s upper house

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:15
Britain's upper house of parliament inflicted an embarrassing defeat on Theresa May's government on Wednesday (18 April), challenging her refusal to remain in a customs union with the EU after Brexit.
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A Pandora’s Box of headwinds for the UK’s global ambitions after Brexit

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:08
Despite the bombing of chemical weapon sites in Syria, along with France and the US, and the recent show of support from Western allies in the Skripal affair, Britain’s international clout will inexorably erode after Brexit, writes Pierre-Alain Coffinier.
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After Facebook scandal, MEPs argue the GDPR isn’t enough

Thu, 2018-04-19 05:05
The EU needs more legal safeguards to prevent massive privacy breaches like the current scandal over Facebook and British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, MEPs from different political parties argued on Wednesday (18 April).
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EU officials fear new wave of migrants after Greek court ruling

Thu, 2018-04-19 04:57
A top Greek court ruled on Wednesday (18 April) that migrants landing on Greek islands should no longer be held there while asylum claims are assessed, a decision raising alarm among EU officials in Brussels.
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Making the most of the European Values Instrument

Thu, 2018-04-19 04:56
The European Values Instrument can provide a much-needed boost to the weakened resilience of European democracies. However, the details of its structure will determine whether this opportunity will be grasped, write Jan Jakub Chromiec and Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz.
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