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MEP: France is wrong to shun OLAF in tackling tobacco smuggling

Thu, 2018-10-04 04:29
France and other countries that need help tackling the rising illicit tobacco trade should ask for assistance from the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), according to Czech MEP Tomáš Zdechovský.
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Auditors warn of risk of over-promising and under-delivering with EU funds

Thu, 2018-10-04 04:24
In order to regain citizens’ trust ahead of the EU elections in May 2018, the European Court of Auditors recommended matching expectations with results when using the EU budget, as less than 15% of funds available were spent last year.
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US ‘fully compliant’ with EU privacy shield, ambassador reveals

Thu, 2018-10-04 04:19
US ambassador to the EU Gordon Snodland revealed in a heated exchange during a private meeting with European journalists on Wednesday (3 September) that the US is abiding by EU data protection rules and has employed an ombudsman to monitor complaints in the field.
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Heated debate in Strasbourg on the rule of law under threat in Romania

Wed, 2018-10-03 15:46
Agitation took hold of the European chamber concerning the reform of the Romanian judicial system, which aims to lighten corruption proceedings. EURACTIV France reports.  
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Back me or risk collapse of Brexit, May warns warring Tories

Wed, 2018-10-03 15:10
Theresa May warned her warring Conservative party on Wednesday (3 October) that Brexit may never come to fruition if they do not back her Chequers plan, as she spoke at the party's annual conference in Birmingham.
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The Brief – Cold War, Hot Peace

Wed, 2018-10-03 15:00
A spectre has returned to haunt Europe: missile defence and deterrence. Washington’s NATO envoy perhaps shockingly called on Russia to halt development of new nuclear-ready missiles and warned that the US could “take out” the Russians’ missiles system if it becomes operational.
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Kazakh families torn apart in China’s Xinjiang crackdown

Wed, 2018-10-03 12:53
When he looks back on his youth in China's far-west Xinjiang region, Akikat Kaliolla, an ethnic Kazakh, recalls the place's natural beauty and the big, colourful weddings typical of his majority-Muslim community.  
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European Parliament revs up CO2 car limits

Wed, 2018-10-03 11:57
MEPs voted in Strasbourg on Wednesday (3 October) in favour of a 40% CO2 reduction target for light vehicles by 2030. The target is higher than what the Commission has proposed and tough talks with national capitals now loom large on the horizon.
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EU environment ministers to target 1.5C temperature rise, hints leaked paper

Wed, 2018-10-03 11:24
EU environment ministers will refer to limiting global warming to 1.5C, when they meet on 9 October, a day after the release of the much-awaited, landmark IPCC report, according to draft conclusions seen by
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Implementing the EU’s Electricity Market Design [Promoted content]

Wed, 2018-10-03 10:30
Whatever the negotiation result of the revision of the electricity market design will be, the agreed framework for “capacity mechanisms” needs to be reviewed regularly due to the changing conditions of the European electricity sector, says Frank Umbach.
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Controversy in Greece: did New Democracy have secret contacts with Zaev?

Wed, 2018-10-03 09:12
A big controversy is ongoing in Greece following reports that the country’s largest opposition force, New Democracy, which strongly opposes the name deal with Skopje, has had secretive contacts with the Prime Minister of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Zoran Zaev.
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Connected cars: A question of road safety in the 5G Vs WiFi debate

Wed, 2018-10-03 08:25
The automotive industry is moving ever closer in the mass development of connected cars and automated vehicles, yet a number of challenges still exist for policymakers if the EU is to foster the development of the technology alongside fulfiling its long-term goal of zero fatalities by 2050 as part of its ambitious "Vision Zero" programme.
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Tsipras and Zaev reportedly in the running for Nobel Peace Prize

Wed, 2018-10-03 08:04
The prime ministers of Greece and Macedonia, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, are among the favourites to become nominees for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, according to a Swedish journalist specialised in covering the secretive decision-making of the Nobel committee.
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An African solution to the global tech talent shortage

Wed, 2018-10-03 05:56
‘Eat, sleep, code, repeat,’ is the mantra in Andela’s Nairobi campus, home to a network of Africa's brightest coders. Taking the inspiration for its name from the late South African President Nelson Mandela, Andela invests in Africa’s software engineers.
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Stubb, Macron-style candidate, seeks to outshine conservative EPP rival

Wed, 2018-10-03 05:56
Former Finnish prime minister Alexander Stubb declared his bid on Tuesday (2 October) to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as EU chief executive, becoming the second candidate to lead the centre-right in European Parliament elections in May.
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ACP-EU negotiations: Taking the road to prosperity together

Wed, 2018-10-03 05:38
Talks on a new agreement between the ACP and the EU will only bear fruit if both parties take the road to prosperity together, writes the ACP's chief negotiator, Robert Dussey, on the post-Cotonou talks.
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Russia completes delivery of S-300 system to Syria

Wed, 2018-10-03 05:23
Russia has delivered an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria, it said on Tuesday (2 October), in defiance of Israeli and US concerns that the arms sale would embolden Iran and escalate the Syrian war.
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Moscow: US comments on possible destruction of Russian warheads are dangerous

Wed, 2018-10-03 05:00
Russia regards as dangerous a statement by Washington's envoy to NATO who said Moscow must halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system or the United States would seek to destroy it before it becomes operational.
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La France Insoumise wants to turn European elections into anti-Macron referendum

Wed, 2018-10-03 04:59
La France Insoumise, the left-wing party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, wants to turn the European elections into a referendum against French President Emmanuel Macron’s politics and the European project he represents. EURACTIV France reports.
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Rhetoric, Boris and alternate Brexit realities in Birmingham

Wed, 2018-10-03 04:52
This October, the Conservative party’s conference in Birmingham has been dominated by the long shadow cast by the Brexit talks. Theresa May’s ministers have spent the week waging rhetorical war on Brussels, lining up to insist that the EU must be the first to blink.
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