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European voters more concerned by living costs, less by migration

Thu, 2019-04-04 06:50
A new study reveals that migration is not the primary concern of European voters who are more concerned with national issues such as corruption, unemployment or costs of living. EURACTIV France reports.
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Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex, adultery

Thu, 2019-04-04 06:25
Brunei on Wednesday (3 April) introduced harsh new sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.
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Commons vote 313 to 312 to seek Brexit extension

Thu, 2019-04-04 06:17
The British government and the main opposition were to hold further crisis talks on Thursday  (4 April) after MPs voted in favour of a Brexit delay that would avoid Britain crashing out of the EU on 12 April.
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AfD chief doubts ‘patriotic alliance’ could be formed in next European Parliament

Thu, 2019-04-04 06:07
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD)'s chief candidate for European elections, Joerg Meuthen, expects big gains for nationalist parties but thinks they will have trouble forming a united front to advance an agenda.
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NATO at 70: The enduring transatlantic alliance for peace and security [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-04-04 05:00
For 70 years, NATO continues to play a crucial role in our defence and security. The emerging threats may vary, but if NATO continues its collaborative, innovative practices then it will remain as relevant today as it was in 1949.
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Moscovici on no-deal Brexit: ‘We are as ready as we can be’

Wed, 2019-04-03 17:52
As the deadlock over the UK's exit from the EU continues, the bloc has stepped up its preparation for a no-deal Brexit, in particular in the customs area, as border checks will become necessary "overnight" if the UK crashes out without a deal.
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Weakened principles, weakened voice, Swedish PM tells MEPs

Wed, 2019-04-03 16:19
The EU can only be a strong voice for democracy in the world if all 28 member states stand up for the principles of democracy at home, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said on Wednesday (3 April) in front of EU...
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France maintains blockade to opening EU-US trade negotiations

Wed, 2019-04-03 15:30
Member states failed to convince France on Wednesday (3 April) to support the negotiating mandates for the trade negotiations with the US, but hoped to find a compromise to accommodate Paris’ concerns before Easter break.
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The Brief – Brexit à la carte

Wed, 2019-04-03 15:00
Rarely in politics does despair become hope, as has happened with the Brexit negotiations. By extending the olive branch to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn – who she has spent the last two years lampooning as ‘unfit to govern’, Theresa May...
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Juncker: Short extension only if UK approves Brexit deal before 10 April

Wed, 2019-04-03 14:59
The EU could consider a short extension of the Article 50 talks with London if the House of Commons backs the Withdrawal Agreement before 12 April, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the European Parliament on Wednesday (3 April).
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Timmermans invites EU members to ‘bite the bullet’ on rule of law

Wed, 2019-04-03 13:44
The European Commission launched on Wednesday (3 April) a process of reflection about whether member states would agree to be supervised on possible breaches of rule of law. The Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans said it is now up to the capitals to decide if they want to “bite the bullet”.
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Gibraltar is a ‘colony,’ MEPs say

Wed, 2019-04-03 12:24
MEPs in the European Parliament's justice committee have backed a regulation that refers to the British Overseas Terrority Gibraltar as a 'colony.' The main purpose of the text put forward by the EU member states is to offer visa-free access to the EU for UK citizens after Brexit, but has caused controversy over its choice of language.
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Human rights must not be forgotten from EU-African dialogue

Wed, 2019-04-03 12:18
The new African Union-European Union ministerial meetings are a valuable new innovation. They should not ignore human rights work, writes Carlo Perrotta.
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‘Planning the world seven years in advance is absurd’, says EP vice-president

Wed, 2019-04-03 11:36
Rising populism and anti-EU sentiment mean the May elections are being portrayed as a “fateful election for Europe”. EURACTIV Germany spoke to Rainer Wieland from the German Christian Democrat Union (CDU) about populists, fair taxes, ‘gilets jaunes’ and citizen consultations.
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Antarctica: A historic opportunity for the EU to act for the planet

Wed, 2019-04-03 11:34
The EU has a historic opportunity to protect the Southern Ocean at the upcoming EU-China summit, write Geneviève Pons and Pascal Lamy.
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Extreme weather cost Europe nearly half a trillion euros so far

Wed, 2019-04-03 11:29
Floods, droughts, heatwaves and other climate-related extremes caused economic losses of €453 billion between 1980 and 2017, claiming the lives of more than 115,000 people across Europe.
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‘Regulation will not solve Facebook’s problems,’ Commission says

Wed, 2019-04-03 11:18
Better regulation won't divert attention away from Facebook's shortfalls in other areas, European Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová told EURACTIV.com, criticising Mark Zuckerberg's recent call for tighter regulatory frameworks on internet services.
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Responsible Business Conduct: Gearing up EU action [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-04-03 10:00
The debate in the EU on responsible business conduct has evolved significantly in the past 5 years. Before the European elections in May, it is time to take stock of where the EU is.
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Strong Swiss gun culture faces EU pressure

Wed, 2019-04-03 07:05
Switzerland, where gun culture has deep roots, has managed to avoid the charged national debates over firearm ownership that have consumed other countries.
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EU tells Britain to reclaim illegal tax breaks offered to multinationals

Wed, 2019-04-03 06:53
A preferential UK tax scheme designed to attract multinational companies partially violated EU state aid rules, the European Commission concluded on Tuesday (2 April), calling on British authorities to recover the undue tax breaks, only a few days away from Brexit.  
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