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Digital skills: who is being left behind?

Fri, 2017-06-30 14:38
Some people are being left behind by the digital revolution. But how do you help people who don’t want to be helped?
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EU founding mother and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil dies at 89

Fri, 2017-06-30 14:08
One of the founding mothers of the European Union, French politician and Holocaust survivor Simone Veil died on Friday (30 June) at the age of 89. As the first president of the elected European Parliament in 1979, Simone Veil left her mark on European history. “Her path is an example to be followed by all […]
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The Presidency debate: Maritime policy

Fri, 2017-06-30 13:40
As Malta hands over the Presidency of the European Union to Estonia, Europe has charted a new route to a New World and Europe’s maritime policy is heading towards the bright horizon of the Blue Economy.
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The Presidency report: The Blue Horizon

Fri, 2017-06-30 13:37
“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World,” said Christopher Columbus. With Malta at the helm, Europe’s trade winds have caught the sails of a new generation.
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ECJ President: UK firms will be ‘begging’ for court’s jurisdiction after Brexit

Fri, 2017-06-30 12:40
British companies operating in the EU will be “begging on their knees” for the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) after Brexit, the Court's president has warned.
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MEPs ask Commission to distinguish ‘good and bad’ crop-based biofuels

Fri, 2017-06-30 10:26
The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee endorsed on Thursday (29 June) its opinion on the European Strategy for Low Emission Mobility, calling on the Commission to keep the sustainable biofuels in the EU energy mix.
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Trans-Europe Express: Gay marriage and the German elections

Fri, 2017-06-30 09:43
Call it the Merkel tack. “For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together. That is my concept, but I support civil partnerships,” she told YouTube vlogger Le Floid, AKA Florian Mundt, in July 2014.
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German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Fri, 2017-06-30 09:00
Germany's parliament voted by a wide margin on Friday (30 June) to legalise same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel did an about-face that freed members of her ruling conservative bloc to follow their personal conscience rather than the party line.
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A sustainable Europe through business unusual

Fri, 2017-06-30 08:30
As Estonia begins its EU presidency on 1 July, business as usual won’t cut it. We need business unusual and Estonia's successful track record in the last 25 years gives us hope that it will be able to make its mark, writes Lauri Tammiste.
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Grenfell Tower blaze reignites EU debate on fire health and safety rules

Fri, 2017-06-30 06:00
EU policymakers are unlikely to agree to Europe-wide rules on toxic smoke from burning building materials despite years of lobbying from fire fighters and safety experts, according to a draft report ordered by the region's executive seen by Reuters.
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May narrowly wins confidence vote

Fri, 2017-06-30 05:00
British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament on Thursday (29 June), highlighting the weakness of her Conservative Party which lost its majority in a shock general election result earlier this month.
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Malmström in Tokyo to clinch trade deal in time for G20

Fri, 2017-06-30 04:45
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker dispatched the EU's top trade officials to Tokyo Thursday (29 June) for crucial talks to seal a long-awaited deal with Japan.
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SMEs are harnessing the power of digital, but continue to face regulatory hurdles

Fri, 2017-06-30 04:43
Social networks present new opportunities for SMEs to grow. But some worry that privacy requirements are stifling that growth
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France pledges to meet EU deficit target, despite strong headwinds

Fri, 2017-06-30 04:35
France will meet the EU deficit limit of 3.0% of GDP in 2017, the prime minister insisted Thursday (29 June), after the public accounts watchdog said it would miss the mark unless it took urgent action.
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US journal Science publishes study linking neonicotinoids to bee deaths

Fri, 2017-06-30 04:30
Two of the most extensive field studies conducted to date in Europe and Canada have confirmed the hypothesis that neonicotinoid insecticides are harmful to bees and other pollinating species.
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Ansip: Estonia isn’t perfect enough to teach other countries

Fri, 2017-06-30 04:22
Andrus Ansip told in an interview that Estonia's digital success can't be copied everywhere and the 2007 cyber security attacks there would have been worse if EU countries hadn't shared information to help out.
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Tweets of the Week: Google fine, DUP deal, and equality in Germany

Fri, 2017-06-30 04:07
Welcome to EU Tweets. This week it’s Google in a pickle, Theresa May looking fickle and opposition to gay marriage in Germany slowing to a trickle.
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Merkel vs. Trump at Hamburg G20

Fri, 2017-06-30 02:52
As world leaders prepare to descend on Hamburg next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes to gain sufficient support to isolate US President Donald Trump on trade and climate change, writes Fraser Cameron.
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The Brief: The secret weapon against rogue countries

Thu, 2017-06-29 15:08
At his first EU summit last week French President Emmanuel Macron signalled that there will be a change of attitude vis-à-vis the EU's 'rogue countries'.
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Basel III reform ‘unlikely’ by G20 meeting

Thu, 2017-06-29 14:03
EU and industry officials say it is “unlikely” that Europe and the US will agree on new rules to strengthen the banking sector by the time of the G20 meeting in Hamburg on 7-8 July.
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