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Pesticides-free cities put pressure on French government

Fri, 2019-09-13 10:56
Several French mayors have issued anti-pesticide orders out of precaution, putting pressure on the government, which has launched a public consultation on safety distances for the application of plant protection products. EURACTIV France reports.
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Workers‘ participation needs to be a priority! [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-09-13 10:00
European corporate governance needs to give workers a voice to be truly sustainable.
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EU defence funding far too small for big ambitions: report

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:50
EU's objective to increase defence spending to €22.5 billion over the next decade is insufficient for its ambitions in the sector, the European Court of Auditors said Thursday (12 September) in its annual review paper on the bloc's defence cooperation and policy.
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Cubans fear return to 90s austerity amid cuts

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:33
Havana awoke Thursday (12 September) to long lines at gas stations and public transportation stops after President Miguel Díaz-Canel warned fellow Cubans to expect fuel shortages and blackouts that he blamed on US sanctions.
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Vaccine Innovation: Europe’s crucial role in advancing global public health

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:21
Vaccination is a success story. Over the last century, vaccines have eliminated or nearly eliminated many diseases that were once widespread and often fatal, such as smallpox and polio, writes Nanette Cocer, the Global President of Pfizer Vaccines.
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Bulgaria’s Borissov explains how Georgieva got IMF top job

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:20
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.
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Prague to remove statue of Soviet World War II marshal

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:20
A district assembly in Prague voted on Thursday (12 September) to remove a statue of a Soviet World War Two marshal and replace it with a more general memorial following a row that has drawn in the Czech president and Russian authorities.
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Google agrees on $1 billion tax settlement with France

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:19
US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling $1 billion to end a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday (12 September).
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Northern Irish party drops some EU objections, opening door to Brexit deal

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:11
The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has agreed to accept Northern Ireland abiding by some EU rules after Brexit as part of a deal to replace the Irish backstop, potentially opening the door to a withdrawal agreement, The Times newspaper reported on Friday (13 September).
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Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:09
Four eastern European Union members on Thursday (12 September) backed the accession of Western Balkan countries to the bloc, saying North Macedonia and Albania should start talks this year.
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Phil Hogan on trade, dual-role Vestager, and a European way of life

Fri, 2019-09-13 06:03
Phil Hogan on trade could cause post-Brexit strife, dual-role Vestager sharpens Big Tech knife, but what on earth is a European way of Life?
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Orban hopeful on ties with von der Leyen’s Commission

Fri, 2019-09-13 05:43
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Thursday (12 September) he was optimistic that the new European Commission would improve ties with the EU's eastern members, long strained by disagreements over migration and multi-culturalism.
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The digital security of Europe [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-09-13 05:00
Europe needs a shoulder-to-shoulder approach between European institutions and network operators to protect the digital world, argues Dr. Thomas Kremer of Deutsche Telekom Group.
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Draghi urges Germany, Netherlands to invest against risk of recession

Thu, 2019-09-12 16:15
The European Central Bank said on Thursday (12 September) it will reactivate its bond-buying programme, stepping up the monetary stimulus to maintain economic growth, but its president Mario Draghi told Germany and the Netherlands the time has come to spend more in order to avoid the risk of a downturn.
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The Brief – Don’t ‘protect’ the EU way of life. Improve it!

Thu, 2019-09-12 14:51
When European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced the portfolios of the new EU executive this week, one could have expected reactions related to hot potatoes such as energy or economy. Instead, something unexpected took the spotlight.
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Poland and Germany call for swift negotiations to conclude EU budget

Thu, 2019-09-12 14:19
Germany and Poland are pressing for EU budget negotiations to be concluded as quickly as possible. For Poland, the primary beneficiary of the EU's cohesion policy, there is a great deal at stake. Germany hopes the negotiations will finish before it takes over the EU presidency next July. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Kazakh, Chinese leaders agree to develop long-term strategic partnership [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-09-12 14:00
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed during a Sept. 11 meeting in Beijing to “develop a long-term, strategic and comprehensive partnership,” reports the Akorda.
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Irish backstop must be part of Brexit deal, says EU parliament chief

Thu, 2019-09-12 13:08
There will be no Brexit deal without an Irish backstop, European Parliament President David Sassoli said on Thursday (12 September). However, the EU is willing to revive a proposal that would keep only Northern Ireland in the bloc’s orbit to...
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Digital Brief: Another Brexit data scandal?

Thu, 2019-09-12 11:55
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This centralised harvesting of citizen’s data is very suspicious…” Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Wednesday...
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All signs point towards recession in Germany

Thu, 2019-09-12 11:06
The ifo Institute for Economic Research has lowered its forecast for Germany's economic growth for 2019 and 2020. Instead of the previously predicted 0.6%, the institute now expects a 0.5% growth rate for 2019. A potential hard Brexit and escalation of trade wars with the US were not taken into account. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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