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EU reassures Turkey over its €3bn refugee package

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:33
The EU's €3billion package to help refugees in Turkey will have been fully assigned to projects by the end of the year, the bloc's envoy said Tuesday (6 June).
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The election that did not run to plan

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:25
The appalling terrorist attack in London on 3 June, following the Manchester suicide bombing last month, has added to Theresa May’s woes, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
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Russian fighter intercepts US bomber over Baltic Sea

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:24
Russia scrambled a fighter jet on Tuesday (6 June) to intercept a nuclear-capable US B-52 bomber it said was flying over the Baltic Sea near its border, in an incident that had echoes of the Cold War.
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How should power markets work and what must be left to policy?

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:19
For almost 20 years since the liberalisation in the power sector, governments around the world have been struggling to find a durable market design, even before subsidised renewables entered the stage, explains Graham Weale.
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Brexit risks disrupting EU agriculture market, experts warn

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:18
EU farm and food businesses may pay a big price for Brexit if new trade barriers pop up and dim the British appetite for products like Irish cheddar, French wine and Danish bacon, experts and advocates warn.
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Thanks, Trump, for forcing Europe to rethink its own security

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:16
It’s time to look on the bright side of Donald Trump’s presidency, with Europeans being forced to reconsider policy assumptions that have gone unchallenged for far too long, writes Giles Merritt.
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EU hopes for Western Balkan common market deal by mid-2018

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:15
The European Union hopes six Balkan countries will agree at a summit on July 12 in Italy to create a regional common market that could be working within a year, a top EU official said on Tuesday (6 June), in the bloc's latest step to re-engage the region.
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President Juncker, help us say no to fake goods!

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:12
Today, on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day, Alain Galaski calls on the Commission to act more decisively against counterfeiting.
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German MEP: Deadlock on organic farming reform ‘odd’

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:07
Sales of organic produce are on the up in Europe. In 2015 alone, they rose by 13%, so it is no surprise the industry is struggling to approve proposed reforms to the EU’s eco-regulation. The sector claims there is little improvement on the table. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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OLAF investigates EU leaders in Panama Papers scandal

Wed, 2017-06-07 04:04
The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is investigating several European politicians and high-ranking civil servants for tax evasion, using information leaked in the Panama Papers scandal. EURACTIV’s partner La Tribune reports.
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Moldova minister: Pro-Moscow camp only offers short-term solutions

Tue, 2017-06-06 15:29
The Moldovan government wants to transform the country into a platform for cooperation and even though the idea of a modernised, European Moldova is defined very clearly, Foreign Minister Andrei Galbur says it is wrong to split the country along pro-European or pro-Russian lines. EURACTIV Slovakia reports.
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The Brief: Corbyn confounding expectations

Tue, 2017-06-06 14:56
Theresa May will win the British election but, unlike her, Jeremy Corbyn could emerge from the campaign with his reputation enhanced and his grip on the Labour party strengthened.
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Gazprom’s antitrust case needs a robust approach [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-06-06 14:51
The European Commission's numerous anti-trust cases over the years have had a significant impact on the functioning of the market affected by the practices in question. In Gazprom’s case, the outcome may be different – there is a danger that it will result in no effect at all.
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Report warns against public-private aid ‘blending’ over transparency failures

Tue, 2017-06-06 13:18
A key plank of future aid funding to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has come under fire in a report which warns against all ‘blending’ partnerships until a raft of alleged failures are fixed.
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Reply to The Brief: ‘Same pay for the same work in the same place?’

Tue, 2017-06-06 12:56
The European Trade Union Confederation is not shy of criticising Mr Juncker, but on this occasion, he – and more importantly the principle of equal pay for the same job in the same place - deserve defending, writes Liina Carr.
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Qatar: a testament of Saudi weakness

Tue, 2017-06-06 12:22
The recent diplomatic row proves that Riyadh is struggling to maintain Arab unity, writes Kamran Bokhari.
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May under pressure over security as poll lead tightens

Tue, 2017-06-06 09:09
Prime Minister Theresa May has come under mounting pressure over security just days ahead of the UK’s general election. Her opponents say cuts she spearheaded as home secretary have left Britain more vulnerable to terrorism, after the country has been hit by three attacks in less than three months.
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Early Italian elections looming after parties strike deal

Tue, 2017-06-06 07:09
Italy's Constitutional Affairs Committee yesterday (5 June) signed off on a new electoral law after the main parties reached a deal which could pave the way to a national election in the autumn.
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Germany says has no choice but to pull forces from Turkish air base

Tue, 2017-06-06 06:27
Germany will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in southern Turkey because of Turkish government restrictions on German lawmakers seeking to visit troops there, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said yesterday (5 June).
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Trump renews criticism of London Mayor Khan over attack

Tue, 2017-06-06 05:58
US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Monday over his response to a deadly attack on the city, while the British public and politicians lauded the mayor for his handling of the aftermath.
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