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Assuming EU will not budge, Britain ramps up preparations for no-deal Brexit

Mon, 2019-07-29 06:46
The British government is working on the assumption that the European Union will not renegotiate its Brexit deal and is ramping up preparations to leave the bloc on 31 October without an agreement, senior ministers said on Sunday (28 July).
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Hungarian FM: EPP should turn right and stop being shaped by socialists

Mon, 2019-07-29 06:24
The EU socialists have shaped the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) more than the other way around and this should stop, Hungarian Foreign Affairs Minister Péter Szijjártó told EURACTIV Croatia in an interview.
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Trump says US could tax French wine in retaliation for digital tax

Mon, 2019-07-29 06:17
U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to tax French wines on Friday (27 July) in retaliation for France’s recent proposal to levy a tax aimed at big U.S. technology companies.
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Profit, planet, and people: Dublin stadium’s approach to sustainability

Mon, 2019-07-29 06:11
Controlling the social, economic and environmental impact of its activity should be at the core of the administration of a sports venue, managers of the Aviva Stadium in Dublin told EURACTIV in an interview.
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At Vienna crisis meeting, Iran links tanker row to ailing nuclear deal

Mon, 2019-07-29 06:07
Envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran gathered for talks in the Austrian capital on Sunday (28 July), a month after a similar meeting failed to achieve a breakthrough to salvage the fragile nuclear accord.
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1,400 arrested at Moscow election protest, EU reacts

Mon, 2019-07-29 06:04
The EU denounced “disproportionate use of force against peaceful protesters” on Saturday (27 July), after Russian police arrested nearly 1,400 people as they gathered in Moscow at the weekend to demand free and fair elections, the biggest such crackdown in years.
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The Brief – Don’t forget to remember…

Fri, 2019-07-26 13:20
After a Europe-wide heat wave which has already put everyone into summer (suffering) mode, there are a couple of things to bear in mind to gather strength for before you disappear to your vacation destination.
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Germany may have to pay €850,000 per day for exceeding EU nitrate levels

Fri, 2019-07-26 13:01
The European Commission criticised Germany for its excess nitrate levels in groundwater. If Germany's environment and agriculture ministries fail to put proposals on the table quickly, high fines could be imposed. But this is not the only warning from Brussels. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Russia says second leg of Turkish Stream will go via Bulgaria, not Greece

Fri, 2019-07-26 12:48
The second leg of the Turkish Stream pipeline will go through Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday (26 July).
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Unconventional measures are seeing a comeback at the ECB

Fri, 2019-07-26 12:46
The ECB's key interest rate remains at zero and is expected to be at that rate at least until summer 2020. However, ECB chief Mario Draghi is suggesting that a decisive fiscal policy is far more important for the eurozone, especially for Germany and Italy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Eyeing US trade deal, new UK PM whets biotech industry appetite on GMOs

Fri, 2019-07-26 12:28
Eyeing a quick trade deal with the United States after Brexit, UK's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tried to revive discussions over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
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EURACTIV’s summer picks

Fri, 2019-07-26 12:19
It’s been a very busy first half of this European election year and most of us are heading for a well-deserved break this summer. Meanwhile, if you do fire up your browser, here you can catch up on some of the stories that already made waves in 2019.
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F-35 or SU-35? Erdogan says Turkey to turn elsewhere

Fri, 2019-07-26 10:05
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday (26 July) Turkey would turn elsewhere for fighter jets if the United States will not sell it the F-35 jets, adding that a US decision to cut Ankara from the program would not deter it from meeting its needs.
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Nord Stream 2 takes unusual legal step against the Commission

Fri, 2019-07-26 09:49
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline company has taken an unusual legal step in its dispute with the European Commission by asking the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to annul the amendments to the Gas Directive which the Gazprom-led...
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Brexit conundrum doesn’t stop willing UK MEPs from doing their job

Fri, 2019-07-26 09:28
Despite the spectre of Brexit, British MEPs can and should be properly engaged with the European Parliament as long as they are here, according to the only two UK top job holders in the European institutions so far.
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EU continues to fund coal and steel research

Fri, 2019-07-26 08:30
A relatively unknown EU fund supports coal and steel research projects. Among other things, the money is used to purchase highly toxic gases and optimise processes in the coal industry. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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One year after the US-EU joint statement, how are transatlantic trade relations doing?

Fri, 2019-07-26 07:40
In July 2018, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker travelled to the US to meet Donald Trump in a bid to ease trade tensions. A year on from the EU-US joint statement, commercial negotiations are at a stalemate.
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A response to Robert Strayer: Reasonable people make their own decisions

Fri, 2019-07-26 06:59
In an open letter, Huawei's Vice President, Catherine Chen, hits out at recent comments from Robert Strayer, the US's Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, on Huawei's cybersecurity concerns.
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EU rebuffs Boris Johnson’s call to rework Brexit deal

Fri, 2019-07-26 06:56
Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the EU on Thursday (25 July) to "rethink" their opposition to renegotiating the current Brexit deal -- only to be immediately rebuffed by Brussels.
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EU anti-fraud network EUROFISC hacked in Bulgaria

Fri, 2019-07-26 06:40
Hackers in Bulgaria have got access to huge amounts of information, including files from the EU’s anti-fraud network EUROFISC. The Commission confirmed to EURACTIV on Thursday (25 July) that it was monitoring the embarrassing situation.
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