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Germany’s SPD to move on talks to form new Merkel government

Thu, 2017-12-07 06:46
Germany's centre-left Social Democrats meet from Thursday (7 December) to decide on whether to help Chancellor Angela Merkel end a months-long political stalemate in Europe's biggest economy.
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EU seriously concerned about Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Thu, 2017-12-07 06:46
The European Union expressed serious concern on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it could have repercussions for peace prospects.
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Cancer genetic testing and biomarkers in the era of personalised medicine [Sponsored]

Thu, 2017-12-07 06:30
Discover cancer biomarkers and their potential for making precision medicine in cancer a reality in Europe.
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Commission wants single eurozone seat at IMF plan adopted by end of mandate

Thu, 2017-12-07 06:12
The European Commission is pushing for the adoption, by mid-2019, of the proposal to create a unified seat at the International Monetary Fund, as part of its package to strengthen the economic and monetary union presented on Wednesday (6 December).
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Backlask of regressive laws curtail women’s rights, report finds

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:59
Women’s sexual and reproductive rights are “under threat”, warned the Council of Europe.
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UN agrees on resolution to combat ‘planetary crisis’ of ocean plastics

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:53
UN delegates at an environment summit in Kenya agreed on Wednesday (6 December) a new non-binding resolution intended to stop plastic waste from finding its way into the world’s oceans.
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Europe’s new far-right should admit Muslim migrants can benefit the continent

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:45
At a time of challenge, Europe still has what some might think is a surprising ace up its sleeve – immigration, writes Maha Akeel.
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‘Sea Battle’: Students learn to party smart on boat cruise

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:38
As part of the “Responsible Party” alcohol prevention programme [See background], Pernod Ricard Sweden has joined forces with the Erasmus Students Network (ESN) to implement a unique “Sea Battle” project.
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Erdogan heads to uneasy ally Greece for historic visit

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:35
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan begins the first visit by a Turkish head of state to Greece in 65 years Thursday (7 December), with concerns over relations as Athens said it was “worried” by his comments perceived as reviving territorial friction. Ties between Turkey and Greece have warmed over the past 20 years, after decades of […]
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EU-Africa summit conclusions blocked over forced return of migrants

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:30
The issue of forced returns of migrants, as well as sexual rights, is blocking the publication of the conclusions of the EU-Africa summit, one week after the end of the debates in Abidjan. EURACTIV France reports.
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Promotion of healthy diets in the EU: What role for breakfast?

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:18
Healthy nutrition is one of the essential elements of the EU agenda aiming at reducing obesity levels.
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Cohesion policy must be at the heart of plans for a reformed EU

Thu, 2017-12-07 05:14
The upcoming EU budget negotiations and new priorities are calling into question the very existence of the EU’s Cohesion Policy. But if the social, economic and territorial disparities facing Europe are to be overcome, then Cohesion policy must be secured as the EU strategic investment policy for all European citizens after 2020, writes Vasco Cordeiro.
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EU toughens anti-dumping trade powers

Wed, 2017-12-06 17:45
The European Union has agreed new powers to apply higher tariffs and more rapidly as part of a wave of measures to face the long-term challenge of cheap imports from China.
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Tech industry slams data watchdogs over damning privacy shield report

Wed, 2017-12-06 17:32
A major technology industry association has lashed out at national data protection regulators for a critical report on the EU’s privacy shield data agreement with the United States.
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Agreement close on EU supervision over national car regulators

Wed, 2017-12-06 16:23
Despite German opposition, member states have consented to letting Brussels oversee their national car authorities to avoid another Dieselgate. But the oversight could be very light.
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The Brief, powered by Eni – Waiting for a Brexit deal, or Godot….

Wed, 2017-12-06 16:04
The EU summit on 15 December has been billed as the final deadline for the UK and EU leaders to agree that enough progress had been made on citizens' rights, the Irish border and the financial settlement for trade talks to begin in the New Year.
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EU power generators pledge carbon neutrality ‘well before 2050’

Wed, 2017-12-06 15:25
Under new leadership since last year, industry association Eurelectic has committed to making European power generation carbon neutral well before 2050. But getting agreement within the group remains difficult.
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Fake news affects all of us – the debate should reflect all voices

Wed, 2017-12-06 12:06
We have all had our fill of references to ‘fake news’ – to the point that we are no longer sure what it means. However, that should not blind us to the fact that significant issues are at stake in the digital world, writes Noel Curran.
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EIB vice-President: Only municipalities with healthy budgets will be funded

Wed, 2017-12-06 11:57
Healthy and sufficient budgets are prerequisites for the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) investment tools and resources to be used by municipalities and regions, Vazil Hudák told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.  
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Uber joins with global public transport group to help urban mobility

Wed, 2017-12-06 11:39
The ride-hailing app Uber has joined global public transport association UITP to help improve mobility in the cities, reduce the use of private cars and avoid congestions. The move should also help Uber shed its image of a scandal-hit digital novelty app and become a trusted partner in urban mobility.
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