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Russia tests the waters for Donbas referendum

Fri, 2018-07-27 04:33
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said yesterday (26 July) that the question of holding a referendum in eastern Ukraine was touched upon at a meeting of representatives of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine in Berlin, RIA news agency reported.
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EU offers trade talks to Trump despite steel and olive tariffs

Thu, 2018-07-26 14:29
The EU and US will stick with trade talks even if Donald Trump decides to maintain tariffs on steel and aluminium after promising European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker a reassessment.
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The Brief – EU Storm Front

Thu, 2018-07-26 14:09
Europe has been ravaged by flames this week. But there are other fires that continue to burn. Did we start them?
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Juncker-Trump trade deal disrupts European unity

Thu, 2018-07-26 13:37
US President Donald Trump and European Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker might have cracked the united front of the 28 member states, as France has already questioned the terms of their agreement and asked the Commission for clarifications.
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Devil in the detail of Europe’s 2050 transport model

Thu, 2018-07-26 09:45

As the EU puts together a mid-century climate strategy, Carlos Calvo Ambel explains how the Commission’s choice of modelling could be severely underestimating what emission cuts can be gained from the transport sector.

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Germany expects 20% less from EU structural funds after 2020

Thu, 2018-07-26 09:30
In the next EU budget period, Germany is set to receive around 20% less funding from the EU’s structural funds. Instead, more regions will be entitled to funds. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Opposition parties blast Merkel over secretive meeting with Russian officials

Thu, 2018-07-26 06:10
German opposition parties have criticised Chancellor Angela Merkel for not providing more detail of her discussions with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the head of Russia’s military general staff Valery Gerasimov.
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Public anger grows in Greece over wildfires, death toll at 81 and counting

Thu, 2018-07-26 05:40
At least 81 people have died in huge wildfires around Athens, Greek authorities said on Wednesday (25 July), as rescuers scoured scorched homes and burned-out cars for survivors of one of the world's deadliest fire outbreaks.
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Mars boss: EU-UK should prepare to extend Article 50 or transition period

Thu, 2018-07-26 05:38
London and Brussels should be “pragmatic” and prepare to either extend Article 50 or the transition period so that Brexit talks can progress "in the right way", Mars Wrigley Confectionery's regional president for Europe, Russia, CIS and Turkey told EURACTIV.com.
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EU member states can refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland

Thu, 2018-07-26 05:07
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) yesterday (25 July) authorised EU members to refuse arrest warrants issued by Poland if they doubt defendants will get a fair trial there.
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Energy, EU reform on the agenda as Macron heads to Spain and Portugal

Thu, 2018-07-26 04:50
France's Emmanuel Macron makes his first visit as president to Spain and Portugal, starting Thursday, in his push to overhaul the EU, with the two southern allies seeking French help to connect their energy grids to Europe.
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Commission discovers car industry’s attempt to game emission targets

Thu, 2018-07-26 04:14
European Commission experts have unearthed evidence that carmakers are using "tricks" to reduce the impact of emission rules set to come into force in 2020, by manipulating tests to make current emission levels look worse than they actually are.
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Soybeans bring appeasement to EU-US trade war

Thu, 2018-07-26 04:07
The EU's pledge to import more soybeans from US farmers was the ‘dealmaker’ in the agreement between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and US President Donald Trump to stop the dispute and open trade talks, EU sources told EURACTIV.
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