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The dawn of the Chancellor after the Hesse election

Mon, 2018-10-29 15:43
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday (29 October) she no longer wants to run for CDU chairmanship in December and, after the current legislative term, does not want to stand as a candidate for the chancellorship. EURACTIV Germany reports on 'the end of an era' in the country.
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Member states want to postpone to 2021 scrapping clock change

Mon, 2018-10-29 15:37
EU Transport Ministers requested on Monday (29 October) more time to decide on ending the twice-yearly clock change, pointing to the preparations needed to avoid chaos in the European transport system.
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Elections in Hesse: Austria’s Conservatives see confirmation of their political course

Mon, 2018-10-29 11:49
Germany and Austria elected new parliaments a year ago. Since then, the governing parties in both countries have progressed very differently, as the regional elections in Hesse illustrated once again. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Regulatory flaws in the Clean Energy Package, part 1 – The bidding zones: Shaky foundations of complex machinery [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-10-29 11:30
The ambition behind the Clean Energy Package is to create a liquid, pan-European electricity market. However, the crucial tool - the appropriate representation of the grid in market processes - has been significantly blunted and remains flawed.
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Publisher denounces pressure on few remaining free media in Bulgaria

Mon, 2018-10-29 11:14
The publisher of two Bulgarian newspapers, Ivo Prokopiev, has asked that an international prosecutor or international observers get involved in the recently launched investigations involving his businesses, Bulgarian media reported on Monday (29 October).
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Far-right Bolsonaro rides anti-corruption rage to Brazil presidency

Mon, 2018-10-29 06:42
Far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday (28 October), promising to clean up politics, shrink the state and crack down on crime, in a dramatic swing away from the left in the world’s fourth-largest democracy.
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Big brands pledge to turn tide on global plastic waste

Mon, 2018-10-29 06:23
Big brands - from Coca Cola to Kellogg - pledged on Monday (29 October) to cut all plastic waste from their operations in what the United Nations called the most ambitious effort yet to fight plastic pollution.
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Rival diplomats to dispute second round of Georgia presidential election

Mon, 2018-10-29 06:03
Ex-French diplomat Salome Zurabishvili has taken a slight lead in Georgia's presidential election, seen as a crucial test for the increasingly unpopular ruling party, results showed on Monday (29 October).
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Nutrient Profiling: Friend or Foe? [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-10-29 05:42
Salt is essential to a healthy life. But due to a lack of regulatory framework and harmonisation, European public health policies have failed to address issues linked to malnutrition, particularly lack of micronutrients and the ensuing health impacts, writes Inge Neetens.
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European Parliament wants to ban neo-fascist groups

Mon, 2018-10-29 05:40
Faced with the upsurge in xenophobia in Europe, MEPs want to take firm action against neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups, which currently benefit from a certain level of discretion in several countries. EURACTIV France reports.
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Expert: US-China dispute ‘is not a trade but economic war’

Mon, 2018-10-29 05:39
The ongoing trade dispute is an instrument of cold economic warfare launched by the US to “contain” China, and it could lead to the fragmentation of the global economic and financial system, warned Alicia García-Herrero, a senior fellow at Bruegel think tank.
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Mattis looks to calm European allies nervous about INF treaty

Mon, 2018-10-29 05:37
US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Sunday (28 October) that the United States was in consultation with its European allies on an arms control treaty, as NATO members urge Washington to try to bring Russia back into compliance with the pact rather than quit it.
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Russia, Germany, France and Turkey call for lasting ceasefire, constitutional meeting for Syria

Mon, 2018-10-29 05:24
The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey stressed the importance on Saturday (27 October) of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year.
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Only 16 countries meet their commitment to Paris Agreement, new study finds

Mon, 2018-10-29 01:01
Only sixteen countries out of the 197 that have signed the Paris Agreement have defined national climate action plan ambitious enough to meet their pledges, according to a policy brief released on Monday (29 October), ahead of the crucial UN climate conference COP24 in Katowice (Poland) in December.
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Britain’s Hammond to turn up heat on Brexit rebels in budget speech

Mon, 2018-10-29 01:00
British finance minister Philip Hammond will use his annual budget speech on Monday (30 October) to urge his divided Conservative Party to get behind the government's push for a Brexit deal, or put at risk a long-awaited easing of austerity.
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Following election losses, SPD leader questions German ruling coalition

Sun, 2018-10-28 20:42
In a fresh blow for Chancellor Angela Merkel, her CDU conservatives and the social-democrats from the SPD suffered major losses in the regional elections in Hesse on Sunday (29 October), prompting SPD party leader Andrea Nahles to question the future of the national ruling coalition.
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