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It’s time to scrap the Energy Charter Treaty

Wed, 2019-10-30 09:57
The EU taxpayer is the main loser from the continuation of the Energy Charter Treaty which locks Europe into carbon and energy injustice at a high cost to taxpayers, argues Yamina Saheb.
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Putin pays family visit to Budapest with energy agenda

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:57
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of the Capitals, feel free to have a look at...
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EU socialists chief: North Macedonia name change deal should be ‘preserved’

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:50
When it fails to deliver its promises, the EU loses its credibility and shows little sense of historical responsibility towards the Balkans, Iratxe García, the chief of Social Democrats in the European Parliament, has said.
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Iran, Russia take aim at US military presence near Syrian oilfields

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:50
Iran and Russia on Tuesday (29 October) condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision to maintain a military presence near oil fields in northeastern Syria, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying any exploitation of resources would be illegal. Trump’s suggestion...
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Turkey says it will eliminate remaining Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:46
Turkey will eliminate any Syrian Kurdish YPG militia fighters that remain in a planned “safe zone” in northeastern Syria after the expiration of a 150-hour deadline agreed upon by Ankara and Moscow, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Tuesday (29...
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Commission expects Greek reply to allegations of migrants’ mistreatment

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:39
The European Commission expects the Greek authorities to follow up on the allegations of the Turkish ministry of foreign affairs over migrants’ mistreatment and the illegal practice of “pushback”, a Commission spokesperson has said. The tension between Athens and Ankara...
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US House recognises Armenian genocide, backs Turkey sanctions

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:32
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday (29 October) to recognise the mass killings of Armenians a century ago as a genocide, a symbolic but historic vote instantly denounced by Turkey.
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Eurozone equipped to save big economies, says euro rescue fund chief

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:31
The European Stability Mechanism, the euro area’s rescue fund, would have enough firepower to save large economies if necessary, including Italy, the fund’s chief Klaus Regling said on Tuesday (29 October).
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Spain’s Statistical Institute to track citizen’s cellphones for ‘sociological study’

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:00
Spain’s National Statistical Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística, INE) plans to track the movements of millions of Spanish citizen’s cellphones to conduct a « sociological study », El Pais and EFE reported on Tuesday
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Tamar Chugoshvili: The ‘dynamics’ in EU politics are hugely discouraging for Georgia

Wed, 2019-10-30 07:00
In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV, Georgian politician Tamar Chugoshvili speaks of the reactions in her country following the recent EU decision not to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, and of Georgia’s plans to remain in the EU orbit nevertheless.
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New impeachment witness rocks White House

Wed, 2019-10-30 06:54
A decorated Iraq War veteran rocked the White House Tuesday (29 October) with devastating testimony on Donald Trump's alleged extortion of Ukraine as Democrats laid out plans for the public phase of the impeachment inquiry threatening his presidency.
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2019 EDAA Summit unveils a consumer-centric future for the digital ad world [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-10-30 06:00

The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance (EDAA) held its fourth Annual Summit on 24 October in London, under the banner “Delivering a consumer-centric future for the digital ad world”, where it presented its consumer research on EU perceptions of digital advertising since GDPR and unveiled its plans to increase transparency and education measures, placing consumer trust at the forefront of its efforts.

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Johnson gets his election as UK lawmakers finally agree December poll

Tue, 2019-10-29 21:24
The UK will go to the polls for a pre-Christmas general election on December 12, after opposition lawmakers finally abandoned their opposition to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demands for an election at the fourth time of asking.
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European cloud network to start in late 2020

Tue, 2019-10-29 16:56
The German government is accelerating the buildup of a European cloud network in the fight against impending dependence on Chinese and US providers.
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Make the digital transition fair as well, experts warn

Tue, 2019-10-29 16:37
The world of work is changing dramatically as a consequence of the digital transformation, while the social protection systems are often not added to the new realities of the labour market, experts warned during an event hosted by EURACTIV.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Cruel Father Time

Tue, 2019-10-29 16:14
Daylight savings time was meant to be a thing of the past, yet on Sunday we were all still fumbling with knobs and dials. A new Commission was also meant to take office later this week but that is not going to happen either. Time truly is a cruel master.
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Brave new food world

Tue, 2019-10-29 15:54
At the dawn of a new legislative term, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen seems determined to increase the ambition on a new integrated food strategy that will involve the entire food supply chain, from farm soils to supermarket shelves.
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EU mulls disinformation regulation but admits alert system has ‘never been triggered’

Tue, 2019-10-29 15:51
The case for the EU regulation of online disinformation "will be evaluated" in the coming months ahead of a decision in early 2020, a Commission official revealed on Tuesday (29 October). At the same time, the EU's executive conceded that its disinformation alert system has never been triggered.
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Aristoil: Getting the best out of Mediterranean olive oil

Tue, 2019-10-29 15:37
Aristoil, an EU-funded Interreg MED project, has been trying to boost the competitiveness of the Mediterranean olive oil sector by providing innovative methods to identify the “healthiest” part of it.
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MEPs have high hopes for the EU’s new food policy

Tue, 2019-10-29 15:26
Lawmakers in the European Parliament expect an ambitious Commission's proposal on the new EU long-term and integrated food policy, that ensures safe, quality and affordable foodstuffs to all European citizens but without harming actors in the food supply chain.
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