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As Bosnians prepare to vote, some lament being ‘second-class citizens’

Fri, 2018-10-05 05:35
In a country where political power is formally shared by three ethnic groups, Bosnians who identify as "ostali" -- or "others" -- are second-class citizens.
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Erdogan says he will consider referendum on Turkey’s EU bid

Fri, 2018-10-05 05:10
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday (4 October) he would consider putting Turkey's long-stalled bid to join the European Union to a referendum, signalling exasperation with a process he says has been waylaid by prejudice against Muslims.
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Hungary, Poland challenge EU’s posted workers reform in court

Fri, 2018-10-05 04:50
Hungary and Poland said on Thursday (4 October) they have gone to the European Court of Justice to challenge tighter European Union rules on the employment of workers from low-pay EU states.
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Tweets of the Week: CO2 emissions, Alex Stubb, Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May

Fri, 2018-10-05 04:39
This week, CO2 emissions bear the brunt, Alex Stubb is out in front, EU offended by Jeremy Hunt and Theresa May pulls dancing stunt.
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Healthy living in Europe’s suburbs is a pipe dream and EU legislators need to wake up fast [Promoted content]

Fri, 2018-10-05 04:39
If European building directives are not implemented via national legislation, the people living in Europe’s old suburbs will suffer by paying a price that can’t be measured – namely their health, says Ingrid Reumert.
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Estonia and Finland first to start exchanging healthcare data by end of year

Fri, 2018-10-05 04:38
Estonia and Finland will start exchanging digital prescriptions at the end of the year, in a groundbreaking move that Estonian Health Minister Riina Sikkut said she hoped other EU countries will follow.
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Better regional cooperation for higher EU absorption rate: the Bulgaria-Romania case

Fri, 2018-10-05 04:38
When it comes to European structural funds, one of the main concerns is the capacity of the member states to attract them. Cooperation between public authorities has proven to be a driving factor.
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Navracsics: I am ‘deeply interested’ in keeping the CEU in Hungary

Fri, 2018-10-05 04:37
Viktor Orbán's offensive against the Central European University is at the core of the worsening relationship between Hungary and the EU institutions. But his man at the European Commission, Tibor Navracsics, insists that he is “deeply interested” in keeping the university in Budapest.
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Tusk slams UK slurs on EU, urges ‘Canada +++’ Brexit deal

Fri, 2018-10-05 04:36
European Council President Donald Tusk sharply criticised what he called "emotional" and "insulting" statements about the EU by British ministers and urged London on Thursday 94 October) to accept an offer of very close post-Brexit ties.
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‘Russia must stop its reckless pattern of behaviour’, NATO’s Stoltenberg warns

Thu, 2018-10-04 16:00
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told Russia on Thursday (4 September) to "stop its reckless pattern of behaviour" and vowed to strengthen the alliance's defences, citing recent Russian-led cyber-attacks on the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
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Moscovici out of Commission race due to lack of French support

Thu, 2018-10-04 15:42
French EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici announced that he would not be a Spitzenkandidat during May's European elections because he lacks support at home. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief – May still standing

Thu, 2018-10-04 15:01
If nothing else, there is something truly impressive about Theresa May’s sheer bloody-minded resilience. Humiliated in London, Salzburg and elsewhere, she just keeps hanging on.
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NATO to launch exercises in Europe’s north as Russia tensions grow

Thu, 2018-10-04 13:55
In late October, NATO will conduct its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War in Europe's North, amid growing tensions with Russia over Moscow's development of new nuclear-ready missiles and uncertainty over the Trump administration’s commitment to transatlantic security.
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Margrethe Vestager’s uncertain future in Brussels

Thu, 2018-10-04 13:50
Four years spent fighting against the monopoly of the US digital giants have given Margrethe Vestager political prominence. But due to a lack of support from Copenhagen for a second mandate, the competition Commissioner is expected to leave Brussels after the elections. EURACTIV France reports.
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Top EU judge backs ECB national bonds purchase policy

Thu, 2018-10-04 13:08
The European Central Bank's bond-buying programme does not exceed its mandate and is in accordance with EU law, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general said on Thursday (4 October), in response to complaints raised in Germany.
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A ‘fifth freedom’ of the EU: MEPs back end of data localisation

Thu, 2018-10-04 11:29
MEPs voted on Thursday to (4 October) to support the final text on the free flow of non-personal data across the EU, hailed as a potential game changer for the digital economy. The regulation was adopted with overwhelming support in the European Parliament with 520 votes to 81.
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BNP Paribas: a rudderless juggernaut?

Thu, 2018-10-04 10:56
In a thorough and critical documentary, two filmmakers raise questions about the disproportionate power of BNP Paribas, one of Europe’s largest banks. The documentary is a case study calling into question the credibility of European banking regulation. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU cross-border cooperation: working on both sides of the river

Thu, 2018-10-04 10:21
Ahead of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the debate on Cohesion policy continues to spark tension inside the Brussels bubble as well as among stakeholders and networks of regions and cities across Europe.
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US, EU should ‘clean the house’ and deal with China – US ambassador

Thu, 2018-10-04 09:20
Europe and the US should quickly sort out the current issues in their "long-term faithful marriage" so they can speak in "one powerful voice" and address China's global activities, US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, said on Wednesday (3 September).
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Swiss cow feed causes fewer farts, boosts climate action

Thu, 2018-10-04 08:52
Cows burp and fart more than they need to, says a Swiss firm that has developed a feed that cuts methane emissions from livestock - helping to combat global warming into the bargain.
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