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Rutte rejects Commission’s new funds for monetary union

Wed, 2018-06-13 11:17
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday (13 June) the EU should use the tools that are already available to support reforms and protect the euro, in his latest criticism of proposals to deepen the bloc's integration.
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Video highlights: Spain and Italy may stoke clean energy shakeup today

Wed, 2018-06-13 10:55
The degree to which member state positions on the EU’s clean energy package have shifted was on display on Monday (11 June) when energy ministers met for a council meeting in Luxembourg. EURACTIV brings you a video compilation from the public debate.
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EU should protect its brands and legislate to reinforce them, Italian MEP says

Wed, 2018-06-13 10:52
The EU should protect its brands as they have a great potential to make Europe competitive worldwide, right-wing MEP Stefano Maullu told EURACTIV.com in the context of the continuing 'branding versus consumer welfare' debate.
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EU issues encouraging messages ahead of 10th anniversary of Russia-Georgia war

Wed, 2018-06-13 08:46
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini assured Georgia on Tuesday (12 June) that ten years after Russia's occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the EU has not given up seeking a “true solution” to the conflict.
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Italian PM Conte slams French ‘hypocrisy’ in migrant convoy clash

Wed, 2018-06-13 06:10
Italy forged ahead with plans to send hundreds of migrants to Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday (12 June) after shutting its own ports to them, sparking a war of words with France that exposed EU tensions over immigration.
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May avoids Commons defeat after offering rebels concession on ‘no deal’ Brexit

Wed, 2018-06-13 05:58
Theresa May avoided a humiliating parliamentary defeat to her government’s EU withdrawal bill, but only after appearing to promise rebel MPs an effective block on a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
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Mogherini hails Trump-Kim talks, but reminds Iran deal was part of ‘same diplomatic track’

Wed, 2018-06-13 05:51
The EU on Tuesday (12 June) praised the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "crucial and necessary step" for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but also reminded that the Iran nuclear deal was part of the same diplomatic track.
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Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policy

Wed, 2018-06-13 05:25
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday (12 June) to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad EU asylum deal.
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End of Macedonia’s name dispute opens road to EU talks and NATO membership

Wed, 2018-06-13 04:56
Macedonia and Greece yesterday (12 June) resolved a nearly three-decade row by agreeing to the name Republic of North Macedonia, opening the road for the landlocked country to start EU accession talks and to join NATO. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran...
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Verhofstadt threatens to take Council to court for ‘failure to act’ on asylum reform

Wed, 2018-06-13 03:42
The European Parliament debated the priorities for Europe on Tuesday, ahead of a crucial EU summit due on 28-29 June. Among those priorities, the reform of the Dublin regulation seems the most pressing and MEPs urged EU leaders to find an agreement on the asylum system.
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Does France take its fair share of migrants?

Wed, 2018-06-13 03:42
France is the third European country in terms of asylum applications received but is only 26th out of 28 when it comes to acceptance rate. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Italy’s rejection of Aquarius refugees lamentable and reprehensible, Nobel laureate says

Wed, 2018-06-13 03:42
Italy’s decision to turn a blind eye to the plight of migrants is all the less comprehensible as the country has a strong history of migration, said Rigoberta Menchú, the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner, while congratulating Spain for allowing the ship to dock in Valencia.
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The Brief – Theresa the survivor

Tue, 2018-06-12 14:57
‘Better to be lucky than good’ is one of the truisms in politics, even if the line itself came from the mouth of a baseball player with the New York Yankees. Theresa May may not be lucky, but she is a political survivor.
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Poland wants to speed up progress on gas directive

Tue, 2018-06-12 13:49
Ten EU member states support Poland's position which calls for accelerating work on the amendment to the European gas directive, aimed against the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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EU should revive TTIP, retaliation only helps Trump’s re-election

Tue, 2018-06-12 13:02
The EU's Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström has made a cardinal error in opting to play US President Donald Trump at his own game and introducing tariffs on American products, argues Giles Merrit.
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Austrian Chancellor: Europe needs to understand Israel’s security needs

Tue, 2018-06-12 12:15
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz gave prominence to interesting issues during his recent visit to Jerusalem and emphasised the security needs of the Israelis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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After turbulent G7 meeting, EU’s unity is fragile

Tue, 2018-06-12 10:34
After US President Trump caused an éclat at the meeting of the seven industrialised Western nations in Canada, a strong European position is needed more than ever. But the community is struggling to find unity. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner “Der Tagesspiegel” reports.
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EU farmers boss: DG Agri ‘not properly consulted’ in biofuels talks

Tue, 2018-06-12 10:26
EU farmers are “quite worried” about the fact that the European Commission’s DG Agri is often disregarded when it comes to policy decisions that have a direct impact on the farming community, such as the biofuels debate.    
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Cogen Europe: Future energy system needs to combine heat and power [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-06-12 10:03
The cogeneration sector is committed to creating a resilient, decentralised, carbon neutral European energy system by 2050 with cogeneration as its backbone.
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European regions in urgent need of a Brexit strategy

Tue, 2018-06-12 09:39
Brexit will have many practical consequences for the regional economy. Port cities like Zeebrugge in Belgium, which trade a lot with Great Britain, will be particularly affected.  EURACTIV Germany takes a look at both sides of the Channel.
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