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Childhood obesity: Food education more important than regulation, parents say

Fri, 2018-09-14 05:23
Education about balanced diets brings tangible results according to the vending machines lobby, while parental organisations say lawmakers should insist on good habits to tackle childhood obesity, rather than regulation.
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Salvini slams Moscovici after Mussolini jibe

Fri, 2018-09-14 05:20
The EU's top economic official said on Thursday (13 September) he feared "little Mussolinis" might be emerging in Europe, drawing a furious response from Italy's far-right interior minister who accused him of insulting his country and Italians.
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Macron’s party neck-and-neck with far-right in 2019 EU election opinion poll

Fri, 2018-09-14 05:10
French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist LREM party is neck-and-neck with the far-right Rassemblement National, formerly the National Front, for the May 2019 European Parliament elections, according to poll results published on Thursday (13 September).
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Hard Brexit may stop Eurostar trains entering France: French minister

Fri, 2018-09-14 04:59
Eurostar trains heading from London to Paris may not be allowed into France if there is no Brexit deal and sufficient preparations have not been made, France's European Affairs minister said on Thursday (13 September).
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Lessons from Lehman: It’s the real economy and politics that matter

Fri, 2018-09-14 04:58
There are few safeguards against a repeat of the “Great Recession” triggered ten years ago by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, writes Karl Aiginger. However, it will be different from the crisis of 2008 and there is a lot we can do to make it less likely and less severe, he argues.
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French applaud EU copyright reform vote

Fri, 2018-09-14 04:46
Whether they are citizens, politicians, businesses or civil society, the European copyright reform approved in Strasbourg has received unwavering support in France. EURACTIV France reports.
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Cohesion funds absorption should not become an end in itself, EU Auditors say

Fri, 2018-09-14 04:40
Delays in the formulation of legal frameworks and spending plans create severe obstacles to an effective use of Cohesion funding, shifting the focus on quick use of money rather than on performance and results, a new Court of Auditors report published Thursday (13 September) underlined.
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MEPs vote to turn ‘plastic wastelands into fields of gold’

Fri, 2018-09-14 04:38
European lawmakers overwhelmingly backed an advisory report on the EU’s landmark plastics strategy on Thursday (13 September). It calls on the European Commission to ban certain types of micro-plastics by 2020.
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Mega infrastructure projects win over clean energy in Visegrad Four

Fri, 2018-09-14 04:15
In the Visegrad countries, decision makers prefer their historical favourites – coal and nuclear – to renewable sources and energy efficiency. As the Global Climate Action Summit resumes in San Francisco, it’s important to realise that corporate leadership can also shape the outlook for clean energy in Eastern Europe, writes Ada Ámon.
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TRACECA could have been the backbone of Belt and Road

Thu, 2018-09-13 15:54
In the early 1990’s, the EU had actually paved the way for Euro-Asian connectivity programmes with TRACECA, a programme meant to promote regional transport dialogue. However, its attention to the initiative dwindled over the years, writes Nicola Contessi.
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Cohesion – the big ‘absent’ from Juncker’s SOTEU speech

Thu, 2018-09-13 15:43
European regions and cities were left wondering about the noticeable absence of Cohesion policy in Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech in the European Parliament on Wednesday (12 September). They were particularly irked by his failure to highlight the positive role of regions in handling migration.
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Drinking water rules cleaned up by MEPs

Thu, 2018-09-13 15:33
Members of the European Parliament’s environment committee voted on Monday (10 September) to update drinking water rules to remove pollutants from what comes out of our taps. But they have also been criticised for striking a blow against transparency.
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French right-wing fragmented over rule of law in Hungary

Thu, 2018-09-13 15:31
The French delegation of the EPP in the European Parliament was totally divided during a vote on triggering Article 7 against Hungary. EURACTIV France reports.
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New passport and driving permits needed to enter EU after Brexit, UK warns

Thu, 2018-09-13 15:05
A new passport and international driving permit could be among the unwanted shopping list facing the British in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, the UK government admitted on Thursday (13 September).
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The Brief – Macedonian distraction in Strasbourg

Thu, 2018-09-13 14:57
For once, the Balkans provided a source of content, and a welcome distraction, for the weary MEPs in Strasbourg when Macedonia’s prime minister rocked up to the hemicycle.
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‘This is not censorship’ says King, amid online terrorist content crackdown

Thu, 2018-09-13 14:38
Security commissioner Julian King assured EU citizens on Thursday (13 September) that plans to tackle the spread of terrorist content online do not amount to "anywhere near censorship."
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Italy withdraws objections to EU power market reform

Thu, 2018-09-13 13:54
Davide Crippa, Italy’s Undersecretary for Economic Development, has announced the country’s withdrawal from a seven-country alliance led by Poland, which argued for preserving national sovereignty over decisions to finance emergency power plants.
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Vienna and Rome in clinch with UN over migration policy

Thu, 2018-09-13 13:42
The UN has taken the European migration policy in its sights, drawing a strong response from Vienna and Rome. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.
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German Angst of smart robots

Thu, 2018-09-13 13:38
The scary thing about AI is that it is hard to predict how far technology can go - and whether it manages to politically control them in such a way that in the end mankind retains the upper hand. Skepticism prevails among Germans. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Progress remains slow in bridging Africa’s tax divide

Thu, 2018-09-13 11:58
Increasing the tax take in African countries lies at the heart of the global development goals agreed by world leaders in 2014 and 2015. But progress towards meeting that goal has been slow.
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