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Experts slam Mogherini for failing to counter hybrid threat from Russia

Thu, 2017-11-09 10:10
Sixty-five European security experts and parliamentarians from 21 countries have signed a declaration explicitly naming EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini for not doing what she should do to name Russia “as the main source of hostile disinformation” and for not taking adequate counter-measures.
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Commission conducting review of all foreign data transfer deals

Thu, 2017-11-09 06:05
The European Commission is reviewing the 12 data transfer agreements it has with countries outside the bloc, as part of a scrutiny process that could potentially result in the deals being axed.
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Lithuania taps up Commission for more nuclear decommissioning funds

Thu, 2017-11-09 05:52
Lithuania is in the middle of decommissioning an unsafe Soviet-era nuclear power plant and its energy minister last week courted EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger for more financial support after 2020.
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Climate change and local government: Leading the charge in Europe

Thu, 2017-11-09 05:51
The mantra of the green movement used to be ‘think globally, act locally’. As the latest round of the UN climate talks begins in Bonn this week, those leading the European Union’s delegation would do well to remember these words, writes Stefano Bonaccini.
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Borissov asks Juncker who are EU’s enemies, gets compliments instead

Thu, 2017-11-09 05:46
EURACTIV asked Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker what are the geopolitical risks for the upcoming Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU. Borissov said he had asked the same question to Juncker, but apparently obtained no answer.
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French Economy Minister Le Maire visits “Jamaica”

Wed, 2017-11-08 16:03
French Minister of Economic Affairs Bruno Le Maire's meeting with 'Jamaica' coalition negotiators in Berlin on Wednesday (8 November) was not a coincidence. From the French point of view, President Emmanuel Macron’s eurozone plans might be threatened by the formation of the new German government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Brief, powered by Eni – Catalonia and Belgium: Ceci n’est pas une crise

Wed, 2017-11-08 16:00
Charles Michel could hardly imagine few weeks ago that he would have a hard time in the Belgian Parliament because of Catalonia. But the escalation of the crisis in Spain, and the escape of sacked Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and part of his cabinet to Brussels, turned the early winter into a dark nightmare for the Belgian prime minister.
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Irish PM sees Brexit talks moving to next stage in December

Wed, 2017-11-08 15:13
It is likely that European Union leaders will allow Brexit talks to move onto trade relations in December, as long as Britain provides guarantees in writing on issues currently being debated, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday (8 November).
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Lithuania plans to burn more waste – but does it have enough?

Wed, 2017-11-08 14:07
Lithuania plans to build more waste incineration plants, which the government says could lead to reducing energy bills – but politicians and NGOs worry that it would jeopardise recycling targets as not enough waste is being produced.
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Putting words into action: Join forces to drive circular economy

Wed, 2017-11-08 13:42
Is the European Commission doing enough on the circular economy? Björn-Erik Lönn and Sören Enholm explain that buyers play an important role in creating it, so we have to make sure consumers and purchasers are empowered to make sustainable choices.
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Denmark warns of ‘severe’ Brexit impact on fishermen

Wed, 2017-11-08 13:05
Denmark's fishing fleet will suffer “severe” economic consequences unless business-as-usual continues after the UK leaves the EU, the Danish government said in a recently published in-depth impact assessment of Brexit on its fishing industry.
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EC unveils proposal to clean up transport, boost electric vehicles

Wed, 2017-11-08 12:02
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (8 November) a legislative package aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in road transport and encouraging the uptake of electric cars, in an attempt to help Europe's car industry remain competitive in the face of growing pressure from the US and China.
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Need to Confront Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Wed, 2017-11-08 11:55
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been leading Iran’s hidden invasion of several Middle-Eastern countries for years. The US administration’s recent decision to put the IRGC on the terrorist list makes it imperative to confront the regime and its proxies all over the region, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras.
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The ins and outs of the European food chain

Wed, 2017-11-08 11:46
The 44 million workers in the EU’s food chain are vital to ensuring European citizens have access to sufficient quantities of high quality food. From farmers to retailers, the sector is constantly evolving to keep up with the major challenges of the future.
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A climate summit in Paris to compensate for the lack of European ambition

Wed, 2017-11-08 11:37
The French summit aimed at regrouping and bolstering climate ambition, two years to the day after the finale of the COP21, is gradually taking shape. EURACTIV France reports.
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France backtracks on nuclear phase-out pledge

Wed, 2017-11-08 09:38
The French government has postponed a long-held target to reduce the share of nuclear energy in the country’s power production after grid operator RTE warned it risked supply shortages after 2020 and could miss a goal to curb carbon emissions.
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NGOs decry France’s shortcomings in education aid

Wed, 2017-11-08 09:36
Around 264 million children worldwide don’t go to school. The Education Coalition in France denounces the country's lack of education focus on development aid programs. EURACTIV France reports.
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Russia and Mozambique agree big debt-for-development swap

Wed, 2017-11-08 09:01
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Wednesday (8 November) the biggest debt-for-development swap in its history, involving Russia and Mozambique.
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EU ambassadors ‘brainstorm’ post-Brexit ties

Wed, 2017-11-08 06:58
European Union countries will on Wednesday (8 November) begin mapping out for the first time possible future relations with Britain after the nation leaves the bloc, sources said ahead of a new round of Brexit talks this week.
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No force will stop protectionism in Europe, most probably

Wed, 2017-11-08 06:45
Although the compromise in the field of posted workers would not be beneficial to the single market, to drastically reduce the number of posted workers would be even more catastrophic for Europe as a whole, writes Marek Benio.
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