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Cohesion Policy has ‘added value’ for the Mediterranean, say regional leaders

Tue, 2018-07-03 11:17
"The Mediterranean Sea is not just a geographical boundary, it unites people." That was the message of the Regional Governor of Western Greece, Apostolos Katsifaras, chairman of the Intermediterranean Committee of the CPMR.
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EU nuclear inquest approves Belarusian atom-smashing

Tue, 2018-07-03 09:40
EU investigators concluded on Tuesday (3 July) that an under-construction nuclear power plant in Belarus complies with the bloc’s so-called ‘stress tests’ but made a number of recommendations to the national regulator.
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‘Super Grids Silk Road’ takes shape in Kazakhstan

Tue, 2018-07-03 09:23
A series of conferences dedicated to the China-promoted One Belt One Road initiative are taking place in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. Plans to launch a gigantic renewable energy project with the potential to supply the EU were also mooted.
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Grid neutrality is a prerequisite for energy storage to flourish

Tue, 2018-07-03 09:21
Without energy storage, the EU target for renewable energy cannot be reached. But that can only succeed if the incentives for investment are set correctly and if “ownership unbundling” rules in the EU energy market are strictly enforced, writes  Dr. Hans Wolf von Koeller.
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Eurochild: A Strategy to put children at the heart of Europe [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-07-03 08:52
Eurochild has adopted three strategic goals for the coming three years: ending child poverty and institutional care, and raising political visibility to children’s rights.
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Austria unveils energy, environment work plan at EU helm

Tue, 2018-07-03 08:19
The Austrian Presidency of the EU will aim to reach agreement on two flagship pieces of legislation during its six-month stint at the EU helm – including new CO2 emissions standards for new cars and vans for 2030 and a controversial reform of the electricity market.
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Top US business group assails Trump’s handling of trade dispute

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:50
The US Chamber of Commerce on Monday (2 July) denounced President Donald Trump's handling of global trade disputes, issuing a report that argued tariffs imposed by Washington and retaliation by its partners would boomerang badly on the American economy.
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Merkel settles migration row with Bavarian ally

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:35
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives settled a row over migration that threatened to topple her fragile governing coalition late on Monday evening after talks with her rebellious interior minister led him to drop his threat to resign.
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Polish parliament approves changes to green energy law

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:28
Poland’s upper house of parliament approved an amendment to the country's renewable energy law on Friday (29 June) meant to remove obstacles to green energy investment and help Warsaw meet EU targets.
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Europe’s silent shift to self-employment

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:19
Self-employment is becoming more diversified in Europe and covers an increasing number of activities. But this small revolution raises issues when it comes to social protection. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Thailand: The rich world’s new dumpsite for e-waste

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:18
Thailand has become one of the largest dumpsites for electronic waste from developed countries since China’s January ban on the import of plastic waste. EURACTIV’s partner Le Journal de l’environnement reports.
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Balkans should build on momentum, focus on reforms – EU ambassador

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:12
The attitude that the EU owes something to the candidate countries in the Western Balkans is wrong, as well as the belief that concerns over the growing Russian influence in the region will be enough to bring someone "closer to the EU”, according to the EU Ambassador to Montenegro, Aivo Orav.
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Seek new data deal with EU immediately, MPs tell May

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:10
The UK government should immediately open talks to secure a Data Adequacy Decision from the European Commission, MPs said in a new report published on Tuesday (2 July).
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MEP on connected car fight: Commission should focus on safety standards, not technology

Tue, 2018-07-03 05:02
The European Commission wants future connected vehicles to be able to run both on 5G and Wifi networks, claiming its upcoming legal proposal will remain "technology neutral". But a leading lawmaker warns this will in effect give preference to one technology over another.
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EFPIA President: Next EU Commission should prioritise competitiveness in pharma innovation

Tue, 2018-07-03 04:20
The next European Commission should focus on the bloc’s role in the global context of innovation, as China is “decisive” about creating a reliable framework for intellectual property and connecting biotech start-ups and digital companies, EFPIA’s President Stefan Oschmann told EURACTIV.com in an interview.  
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Spain to lead the energy transition in Europe?

Tue, 2018-07-03 04:11
The creation of the new ministry for ecological transition in Spain brings fresh air not only at the national level but also at the EU level as Spain can give a push in the fight against climate change, writes Ana Barreira.
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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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