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EU ready to start trade war if US hits European cars

Mon, 2018-07-02 21:07
The EU has threatened the US with countermeasures worth $294 billion if the Trump administration imposes further tariffs on European cars as a result of the ongoing investigation into whether they pose a possible threat to national security.
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The Brief – Macron’s faltering European dreams

Mon, 2018-07-02 14:54
Macron’s European dream ran into a wall of national politics at last week's EU summit. A swing to the right of the European agenda appeared to trump the in-depth economic reforms championed by the French president. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Austria takes control of the EU, focusing on immigration

Mon, 2018-07-02 14:47
The Austrian government (a mix of Christian-democrats and far-right eurosceptics) has taken over the rotating presidency of the Council with a programme focused on tackling immigration. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
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The UK-EU relationship: the political consequences of mutual misunderstanding

Mon, 2018-07-02 14:42
The Brexit negotiations are following the same pattern of the UK's tortured and contradictory relationship with the EU. That could lead to a 'no deal' Brexit by default rather than design, warn Dr Fabian Zuleeg and Matt Bevington.
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Commission starts procedure against Poland over Supreme Court overhaul

Mon, 2018-07-02 13:55
The European Commission formally notified Poland on Monday (July 2) that it had initiated infringement proceedings against the country because of the controversial Supreme Court Act, but gave the Polish authorities one month to answer.
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Kosovo turns to wind power to hit EU benchmarks

Mon, 2018-07-02 10:07
High on Kosovo's Kika mountain plateau workers are building the Balkan nation's first wind turbines, in an effort to eliminate the country's massive reliance on coal and end power outages.
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What’s driving Europe’s strategy on connected cars?

Mon, 2018-07-02 06:24
Throughout its four years in office, the Juncker Commission has promoted connected and automated cars and encouraged industry groups to invest more in developing the technologies. EURACTIV looks at what it has achieved.
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CSU’s Seehofer offers to stand down over border bans

Mon, 2018-07-02 05:57
The leader of Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, the CSU, offered to step down from his ministerial role and party leadership during a fiery closed-door meeting on Sunday ( 1 July). 
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Automakers and telecoms firms bicker over EU connected vehicle proposal

Mon, 2018-07-02 05:53
A battle between car manufacturers and telecoms operators is heating up as the European Commission prepares to announce legislation later this year that could determine whether automakers will need to rely on Wifi or wireless 5G technology.
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Unions defend multilateral cooperation to protect workers’ rights

Mon, 2018-07-02 05:42
Over 500 representatives from across Europe gathered in Brussels last week to reflect on how unions can reshape the role of labour markets in a world where multilateral cooperation is in crisis.
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‘Controlled centres’ for migrants – not ‘hotspots’, say EU leaders

Mon, 2018-07-02 05:38
The European Council’s idea of “controlled centres” for migrants put forward in its conclusions is strikingly similar to the 2015 hotspots. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Ukrainian reforms – is the glass half full or half empty?

Mon, 2018-07-02 04:14
Over the last four years, Ukraine has made some tremendous changes to become a functioning market economy and a liberal democracy, a feat which is scarcely recognised by others, writes Ivan Miklos.
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EU leaders postpone completion of banking union

Fri, 2018-06-29 15:54
Despite previous promises to achieve results on eurozone reforms in June, EU leaders postponed until December an agreement on the backstop to wind down failing banks and did not include any date for starting discussions on a European deposit guarantee scheme.
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The Brief – Migration crisis? You ain’t seen nothing yet

Fri, 2018-06-29 14:43
Europe sure has reached new lows if the recent arrival of thousands of often needy and desperate people could prompt the circus that was this week’s migration-dominated EU summit. It’s only a tiny taste of what faces this continent in the coming years.
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Member of Hungarian opposition: EU should not fund Orbán

Fri, 2018-06-29 14:02
Gergely Karácsony, a well-known figure of the Hungarian opposition, has called on the EU to stop funding Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s eurosceptic and populist policies with European funds. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
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Bulgaria’s PM decries organisation of EU summit

Fri, 2018-06-29 12:20
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov expressed his outrage on Friday (29 June) that the first day of the EU summit lasted until 5 am and that preparatory work was not taken into account.
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EU, Baltics, Poland target Russia grid separation by 2025

Fri, 2018-06-29 10:01
The Baltic nations, Poland and the European Commission agreed Thursday (28 June) on a roadmap to synchronise the region’s electricity network with the rest of continental Europe’s by 2025 and end their reliance on the Russian grid.
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Trans-Europe Express – Indomitable, but for how long?

Fri, 2018-06-29 10:00
One region in Germany, that of the indomitable CSU-Bavarians, is holding out. In Bavaria, Markus Söder is brewing up the magic potion and he is setting forth to repel the invaders from non-EU countries. And to do so, he does not...
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Power grab: Top EU court redefines marriage [Promoted content]

Fri, 2018-06-29 09:44
Does the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) have the competence to redefine marriage for all EU citizens? On 5 June, the EU’s highest court has claimed that it does, argues Adina Portaru.
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Clean transport boosts mobility, environment, local labour markets

Fri, 2018-06-29 09:34
Big vehicle manufacturing companies have committed to investing more in clean buses for European cities, Alain Van Gaever, DG Mobility and Transport at the European Commission, told a conference on clean transport in Brussels on Wednesday (27 June).
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