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EU does not recognise Venezuela’s new assembly and warns about sanctions

Thu, 2017-08-03 04:13
The EU said on Wednesday (2 August) that it would not recognise the new Venezuela assembly but it did not impose any sanctions for now.
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Germany’s car bosses bid to head off diesel ban with software patch

Wed, 2017-08-02 16:15
Germany's powerful car industry offered Wednesday (2 August) to provide a software upgrade that would cut harmful emissions in 5 million vehicles, but critics cried foul saying it is simply a "stop-gap fix" for a colossal pollution cheating scandal.
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Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law

Wed, 2017-08-02 16:15
US President Donald Trump has signed into law new sanctions against Russia that were passed overwhelmingly by Congress last week and that run counter to his desire to improve relations with Moscow.
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‘Diesel summit’ analysis: Burning money to make diesel less dirty is not the solution – electric is

Wed, 2017-08-02 13:58
Summoning the heads of Germany’s carmakers to a ‘diesel summit’ could never give a positive glow and banish the dark clouds created by cities proposing diesel car bans.
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Greece raises concerns about EU stance on Venezuela

Wed, 2017-08-02 12:50
EXCLUSIVE / Diplomatic sources told EURACTIV that Greece raised concerns on Wednesday (2 August) about a new EU statement to be issued following the election of Venezuela's constituent assembly last Sunday.
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EU drug agency announces ‘business continuity’ plan amid relocation uncertainty

Wed, 2017-08-02 10:29
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) presented on Tuesday (1 August) a business continuity plan aimed at tackling the potential challenges poised by its relocation from London to another member state after the Brexit decision.
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EU politicians should lead EU budget talks, not technocrats

Wed, 2017-08-02 10:17
Europe’s political leadership should be the one to take the lead in consultations and the responsibility to speed up individual political decisions on which technocrats will be called upon to adapt financial tools for their achievement, Stavros Kalafatis writes.
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UK unveils plans for post-Brexit sanctioning

Wed, 2017-08-02 10:07
The British government published plans on Wednesday (2 August) for a bill that would give it the legal power to impose sanctions after it leaves the European Union, including making it easier to cut off terrorism funding and freeze assets.
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French organic farmers urge Paris to cover €850 million hole

Wed, 2017-08-02 08:40
Faced with a financial hole of €853 million for organic and mountain areas farming, France’s Agriculture Minister Stéphane Travert decided to review the allocation of funds under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the period 2018-2020.
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Salmonella’s Polish resurgence raises concerns

Wed, 2017-08-02 05:55
Poland is facing a Salmonella crisis this summer but the European Commission has withdrawn its support for the authorisation of the most efficient tool to fight against the bacteria in animal feed.
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Bulgaria pledges to champion Macedonia’s EU and NATO dreams

Wed, 2017-08-02 05:44
The European Union has welcomed the signing of a bilateral treaty between Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in which the EU member has promised to support the latter’s EU integration.
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German environment minister: Better transport can keep people in rural areas

Wed, 2017-08-02 05:21
German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks called for a fundamental change in policy in order to promote emissions-free mobility. In interview with EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel she also warned about competition from China.
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Commission merges healthy food schemes at school to cut red tape

Wed, 2017-08-02 05:20
The European Commission announced on Tuesday (1 August) that it would merge the milk and fruit and vegetables schemes currently provided separately to schoolchildren across Europe.
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Will Germany be drawn into a trade war?

Wed, 2017-08-02 05:20
Washington’s decision to impose more sanctions on Moscow has been criticised by EU member states, particularly Germany. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Moscow reaches landfill tipping point

Wed, 2017-08-02 05:20
Moscow is surrounded by 18 landfill sites where 11 million tonnes of waste are dumped every year. As Vladimir Putin considers running for president in 2018, the issue is emerging as a defining aspect of the looming election. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
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EU agency asks Commission to ‘avoid fragmentation’ in new cybersecurity plans

Tue, 2017-08-01 16:06
The EU needs to step up its cooperation between civil and military cybersecurity authorities when member states are attacked by hackers, according to the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA.
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EU anti-fraud office send VW probe findings to German prosecutors

Tue, 2017-08-01 14:00
The European anti-fraud office that is investigating whether Volkswagen used EU funds and European Investment Bank (EIB) loans to develop devices that cheated emission tests has sent its judicial recommendations to German prosecutors.
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Women must exhibit their feminine behaviour to break the glass ceiling

Tue, 2017-08-01 13:32
Ensuring gender equality in the workplace starts with women showing “feminine” behaviours and boosting their self-confidence, writes Natalia Karelaia.
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EU states compete to host London-based agencies after Brexit

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:30
All but six European Union states are bidding to host one or both the London-based EU agencies that will be relocated after Brexit, setting up a competition that could easily escalate into a squabble.
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Prosecutor says Greece’s former statistics boss is guilty

Tue, 2017-08-01 08:03
A prosecutor said on Monday (31 July) that the former head of Greece’s statistical office was found guilty as he did not consult fellow board members about the much-discussed revised 2009 deficit figures. The prosecutor also said he was an employee of the IMF at the same time.
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