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Romania’s strongman urged to resign with ruling party in free fall

Thu, 2018-09-20 04:58
Three former allies of the leader of Romania’s ruling Social Democrats called on him to resign on Wednesday, saying his criminal convictions have become the party’s largest vulnerability ahead of elections in 2019 and 2020.
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10 years to ditch fossil fuel car engines, save Paris climate target, warns study

Thu, 2018-09-20 04:47
Europe must stop selling new petrol, diesel and conventional hybrid cars by 2028 in order to stand a better chance of honouring the Paris Agreement’s most ambitious target, according to a new study.
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Human rights, ecology should stand higher than business interests

Thu, 2018-09-20 04:42
The Bishops of Latin America are concerned that the EU is more prompt in negotiating new trade deals than ensuring the respect of basic human rights, when violated by companies who have their headquarters in Europe, writes Cardinal Pedro Barreto.
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Further setback to banning glyphosate in France

Thu, 2018-09-20 04:36
At a vote on the agriculture and food law, French MPs again refused to enter the banning of glyphosate within the next three years into legislation. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU leaders ‘nice’ to May but no sign of Brexit deal

Thu, 2018-09-20 04:31
Prime Minister Theresa May appealed directly to fellow European Union leaders on Wednesday (19 September) to drop "unacceptable" Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, urging the bloc to respond in kind to her "serious and workable" plan.
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Companies may try to bypass GDPR fines by negotiating with cybercriminals, Europol say

Thu, 2018-09-20 03:50
Europol, the EU's policing agency, released a report on Tuesday (18 September) in which they warned that EU data protection laws may lead to an increase in cyber-extortion.
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Paris Region Key Figures 2018 [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-09-20 03:50
Paris Region Key Figures 2018 lays out a panorama of the region’s economic dynamism and social life, positioning it among the leading regions in Europe and worldwide.
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EU-Arab States summit and Irish border on EU’s informal meeting agenda

Thu, 2018-09-20 03:46
As EU Head of States were gathering 19 September in Salzburg (Austria) for an informal meeting, both Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and President of the EU Council Donald Tusk said they will promote the idea among member states of an EU-Arab States summit on migration next February as well as an additional meeting on Brexit next November.
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The Brief – Asselborn to be wild

Wed, 2018-09-19 14:59
Much has been made lately about free speech and whether or not to deny populists and nationalists a platform or to let them speak. Luxembourg’s wise old foreign minister found the solution to the dilemma last week: shout, shout and let it all out.
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Bulgarian government sides with Orban against Article 7

Wed, 2018-09-19 14:11
The Bulgarian government decided today (19 September) to take the side of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban against the possible Article 7 procedure requested by the European Parliament.
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Mogherini unveils EU response to New Silk Road

Wed, 2018-09-19 13:06
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini announced on Wednesday (19 September) the Commission’s vision on how to better connect Europe and Asia, in what appears to be a reply to China’s Belt and Road initiative, and also an effort to prepare the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in October.
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Survey on organic food: What’s behind the hype?

Wed, 2018-09-19 12:37
Survey: The demand for organic products is rising in Germany. Is this all just marketing is there more behind this increase in turnover. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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McDonald’s tax deal with Luxembourg ‘not illegal’, Commission says

Wed, 2018-09-19 12:31
The European Commission concluded on Wednesday (19 September) that Luxembourg’s tax deal with McDonald’s was not illegal state aid as it did not give the company an unfair advantage, but instead was due to the “mismatch” of US and Luxembourgish tax laws.
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Germany: Maaßen reshuffled from one post to another

Wed, 2018-09-19 12:10
Germany’s controversial constitutional protection chief Hans-Georg Maaßen may have had to leave his current post but he has already been promoted to state secretary in the German Ministry of the Interior. EURACTIV Germany's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Drug industry reacts to Oxfam’s allegations of tax-dodging

Wed, 2018-09-19 11:59
Four of the world’s biggest pharma companies appear to hide their profits in tax havens, according to a report published by Oxfam on Tuesday (18 September). Businesses said they are in the clear.
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Rethinking transport: Driving Europe towards sustainable mobility

Wed, 2018-09-19 10:06
As cutting emissions out of transport gains in political and scientific importance, Diego Garcia Carvajal writes during European Mobility Week that the time is ripe to embrace electric cars on a grand scale.
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‘Impossible’ recycling in the real world

Wed, 2018-09-19 09:43
In the Netherlands, one recycling plant is doing what many in the industry have labelled “impossible”, by recycling household packaging and making a financial success of it. EURACTIV went north of the Belgian-Dutch border to see the operation in action.
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Morocco plays cat and mouse with Africans headed to Europe

Wed, 2018-09-19 09:23
African emigrants are defying a campaign by Morocco to keep them away from land and sea crossings to Spain, which has become the main entry point to Europe for migrants and refugees following crackdowns elsewhere.
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EU counters China’s Silk Road Initiative

Wed, 2018-09-19 08:29
Today’s adoption by the European Commission of a new ‘Connectivity Strategy’ linking Europe and Asia throws down the gauntlet to an increasingly assertive China, writes Bart Broer.
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EU antitrust ruling on Microsoft buy of GitHub due by October 19

Wed, 2018-09-19 08:11
EU antitrust regulators will decide by Oct. 19 whether to clear U.S. software giant Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of privately held coding website GitHub.
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