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Macedonian police detain ex-minister over April riots

Wed, 2017-11-29 06:12
Macedonian authorities detained a former interior minister and a number of lawmakers and political activists on Tuesday (28 November) on charges related to violence in parliament in April which pushed the Balkan country into a political crisis.
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‘We can live with this’: How Airbus was allowed write its own climate rules

Wed, 2017-11-29 06:08
E-mail exchanges between the European Commission and Airbus show how the European aircraft manufacturer was offered privileged access to the EU decision-making process, allowing it to write its own environmental rules, writes Andrew Murphy.
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Freedom of movement for workers: How to respond to local workers’ fears of being crowded out of the labour market

Wed, 2017-11-29 06:04
Freedom of movement for workers is one of the founding principles of the European Union but it has also created fears of unfair competition.
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Privacy crusader Schrems starts NGO to bring more tech firms to court

Wed, 2017-11-29 05:55
The Austrian lawyer whose lawsuit toppled the infamous safe harbour data sharing agreement with the United States has set up an NGO focused on bringing more privacy cases to court.
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Reply to the opinion article titled ‘Europe’s murky Eastern energy deals’

Wed, 2017-11-29 05:48
Groundless allegations against the Southern Gas Corridor in the article entitled “Europe’s murky Eastern energy deals” is a part of a smear campaign carried out against Azerbaijan’s overall growing relations with the European Union.
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Brits pine for the fjords as Brexit looms

Wed, 2017-11-29 05:41
A lack of clarity on citizens' rights in the ongoing Brexit negotiations is pushing more and more British people into exploring alternative forms of citizenship. Sweden has now reported record numbers of 'Brexiles' applying for passports.
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Britain, EU agree on Brexit divorce bill – reports

Wed, 2017-11-29 05:36
British and European negotiators have reached a deal for Britain to pay tens of billions of euros to leave the European Union, according to media reports on Tuesday (28 November).
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Italy’s labelling manoeuvre worries Commission and pasta makers

Wed, 2017-11-29 05:33
An Italian tribunal approved on 22 November the decrees signed by the ministries of agriculture and of economic development to include the country of origin of cereals on rice and pasta labels. The move was welcomed by Coldiretti, Italy’s largest farmers union, but worried the European Commission and pasta makers.
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AU-EU 2017 Summit: A summit that must make history

Wed, 2017-11-29 05:29
Amidst an unprecedented migration crisis, new security threats, and rapidly growing populations, it’s no secret that Africa and Europe need a redefined partnership that delivers jobs, growth, and security to both continents, argues Dorine Nininahazwe.
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Merkel ‘angry’ with agriculture minister who voted in favour of glyphosate

Tue, 2017-11-28 22:00
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rapped her agriculture minister on Tuesday (28 November) for violating the government line in approving a controversial weedkiller at a key EU meeting, sparking a political storm and angering European allies.
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The Brief, powered by T-Systems: Merkel still wears the trousers in Berlin

Tue, 2017-11-28 15:55
Yesterday EU countries agreed to renew the licence for glyphosate, the controversial weed killer suspected of causing cancer and proven to cause headaches for lawmakers.
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New cabinet wants to make Austria European role model in digitisation

Tue, 2017-11-28 15:50
When it comes to digitisation, the new Austrian government of Sebastian Kurz and Heinz-Christian Strache wants to become a European role model. There is even unanimity over the basic framework. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Turkish opposition leader dangles documents of Erdoğan family off-shore accounts

Tue, 2017-11-28 15:34
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of Turkey’s main opposition party CHP (the Republican People’s Party, of social-democratic ideology), accused on Tuesday (28 November) the relatives of the country’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of having off-shore accounts.
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Excessive complexity hinders transparency of lawmaking

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:45
Understanding of EU lawmaking among lobbyists and journalists has declined as the processes themselves have become more complex, to the point of making Brussels "a land of incompetence", experts said at a seminar on Monday (27 November).
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EU-Africa Summit: Focus on youth, security, investment

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:38
Leaders of the European Union and the African Union are attending the fifth EU-Africa Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 29 and 30 November. The official agenda is dedicated to the youth but migration, security, investment and trade are expected to dominate the talks.
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Oxfam challenges EU by publishing alternative tax haven list

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:28
A week before the Commission is expected to adopt a blacklist of tax havens, anti-poverty organisation Oxfam threw down the gauntlet by publishing its own list of 35 countries, which includes four EU member states and four EU hopefuls from the Western Balkans.
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EU-Africa Summit: Merkel, Macron join forces for migration agreements with Africa

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:05
On Wednesday, the fifth EU-Africa Summit will be the first test case for acting Chancellor Angela Merkel. Together with French President Emmanuel Macron and other EU leaders, she intends to send a signal to the Côte d'Ivoire for much closer cooperation with the southern continent.
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EU expansion receives an unlikely boost

Tue, 2017-11-28 13:01
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has a strong motivation for giving a boost to the largely stalled EU enlargement process, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
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MEPs vote for stronger EU efficiency and renewable energy targets

Tue, 2017-11-28 12:44
MEPs voted on Tuesday (28 November) in favour of increasing efficiency and renewable energy targets, in a decisive morning for EU energy and climate policy that provoked both jubilation and disappointment.
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S&D chief: “Employment for young Africans is a huge challenge”

Tue, 2017-11-28 11:06
On the eve of the EU-Africa Summit, Gianni Pittella says that European short-termism in migration policy will not address its root causes, and looks at agribusiness to leverage the continent out of poverty - 'but not at any cost'.
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