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Parliament calls for mandatory EU-wide food waste targets by 2020

Tue, 2017-04-11 10:44
EU lawmakers today (11 April) urged the European Commission to set binding EU-wide food waste reduction targets by 2020, to be met by 2025 and 2030.
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Freight train begins first journey from UK to China

Tue, 2017-04-11 09:20
The first freight train to run from the United Kingdom to China departed yesterday (10 April), carrying goods like vitamins, baby products and pharmaceuticals as Britain seeks to burnish its global trading credentials for when it leaves the European Union.
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What a US president wants and what he must do are two different things

Tue, 2017-04-11 09:18
Donald Trump may want the United States to be less involved in the world but the reality is that the US is deeply involved, writes George Friedman.
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French prosecutor’s office eagerly awaits launch of European equivalent

Tue, 2017-04-11 08:43
France's anti-corruption efforts were boosted three years ago with the creation of a national finance prosecutor's office (PNF). The planned European Public Prosecutor's Office could simplify its now high-profile investigations. EURACTIV France reports.
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Slovak study fuels concerns about lower quality food in Eastern Europe

Tue, 2017-04-11 07:27
A new study carried out by the Slovak government has found significant quality differences in the same products sold in Slovakia and Austria.
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EU-Turkey relations need structural solution

Tue, 2017-04-11 07:11
EU-Turkey relations were boosted in the mid-1990s, when economic ties were upgraded and the 1995 Customs Union Agreement came into effect. Its benefits were widespread. It now needs reform to continue doing good, writes Samuel Doveri Vesterbye.
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Western pressure builds on Russia to break ties with Assad

Tue, 2017-04-11 05:59
British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke yesterday (10 April) to US President Donald Trump and agreed that "a window of opportunity" exists to persuade Russia to break ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, her office said.
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Official EU language status evades Turkish

Tue, 2017-04-11 05:49
In early 2016, Cyprus asked the EU to recognise Turkish as an official language, in an attempt to boost its reunification process. Over one year later, this request has made little headway.
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UN urges EU to stop sending migrants to Hungary

Tue, 2017-04-11 05:44
European countries must stop returning asylum seekers to Hungary because of deteriorating conditions there for new arrivals, including children, and allegations of abuse, the United Nations said yesterday (10 April).
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Polish probe finds blast caused presidential jet crash

Tue, 2017-04-11 05:27
A fresh probe into the deadly 2010 crash of a Polish presidential jet in Russia suggests an explosion likely caused the aircraft to break up in the air, investigators said yesterday (10 April).
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EU voices concern over Venezuela clashes

Tue, 2017-04-11 05:17
Venezuela entered a fifth day of violent protests yesterday (10 April), as its president traveled to Cuba to seek support from fellow leftist leaders. The EU expressed concern over the escalating tensions and called on all parties to find common ground and end the violence.
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Southern EU leaders defend US strike on Syria

Tue, 2017-04-11 05:15
The leaders of southern EU nations said yesterday (10 April) that a US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack was "understandable," as diplomatic tensions mount over the incident.
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ECB hails 2016 as best post-crisis year

Tue, 2017-04-11 05:12
The European Central Bank judged yesterday (10 April) that it had a successful 2016, claiming in its annual report that it had nurtured economic recovery and that it was the eurozone’s most successful post-crisis year.
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Hungarian president signs law threatening Soros university

Tue, 2017-04-11 04:48
Hungarian President János Áder yesterday (10 April) approved a controversial law seen as targeting the respected Central European University founded by US billionaire George Soros, despite protests at home and abroad.
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Jourova: EU action unlikely to change Hungarian university law

Mon, 2017-04-10 17:27
Restrictive legal changes in Poland and Hungary overshadowed EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova's announcement of new figures comparing EU countries' judicial systems today (10 April). The European Commission will debate a law targeting the Central European University in Budapest on Wednesday.
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Schulz defies Trump, advocates disarmament

Mon, 2017-04-10 15:21
Angela Merkel’s main rival in this year’s German election said today (10 April) he would stress disarmament rather than military spending if he becomes chancellor after September’s vote, rejecting US pressure to spend more on defence.
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‘Britain’ could cost Slovak media thousands in fines

Mon, 2017-04-10 15:10
Slovak media covering the Brexit process could be fined up to €6,600 euros for using 'Britain' to refer to the United Kingdom, as a government agency announced they will start enforcing an obscure law from the 1990s.
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The Brief: Beanz Meanz Brexit

Mon, 2017-04-10 14:50
Beanz Meanz Heinz is one of the most iconic advertising campaigns of all time. It is a much superior motto than Brexit Means Brexit, which is fundamentally meaningless.
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Algeria to discuss energy investment, long-term gas deals in EU talks

Mon, 2017-04-10 14:06
Algeria's energy minister will seek more investment from European Union states and discuss the renewal of long-term gas supply contracts with EU members during talks this week in Brussels, the ministry and an Algerian source said today (10 April).
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US asks for more time on climate policy at G7 meeting

Mon, 2017-04-10 13:59
The G7's advanced economies did not sign a joint declaration at the end of an energy meeting in Rome as the administration of US President Donald Trump needs more time to work on its climate policy, an Italian minister said today (10 April).
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