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The Brief, powered by the Martens Centre – The bluff behind the blame game

Wed, 2019-10-09 14:50
That Boris Johnson would attempt to pin the blame for the collapse of Brexit talks on someone else was grimly inevitable. Holding Angela Merkel responsible, and thereby giving UK tabloids and Brexiteer blowhards the chance to wheel out the Second World War anti-German tropes, was merely the icing on the cake.
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Brussels, we have a problem: Transport is the number one GHG emitting sector in Europe [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-10-09 14:20
The issue of climate change has topped the past weeks’ political agenda from protests intensifying around the world ahead of the UN climate action summit, to the IPCC releasing yet another alarming report on the impact of climate change on...
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Austria’s Kurz on quest to form government coalition

Wed, 2019-10-09 13:35
Sebastian Kurz, Austria's conservative Chancellor who was re-elected on 30 September after being ousted in May, has been meeting with potential coalition partners. With the Austrian Freedom Party preferring to join the opposition and the social democrats still hesitant, the Greens may become a new partner. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Belgian investors give feedback on their Kazakh experience

Wed, 2019-10-09 13:10
The deputy foreign minister of Kazakhstan, Yermek Kosherbayev, met with a dozen Belgian investors in Brussels on Wednesday (9 October) to hear about their experience with his country and help solve potential issues.
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Expert: Complex vaccines ecosystem needs an EU-wide platform

Wed, 2019-10-09 12:26
A new EU-wide platform for vaccines, which will bring together all different stakeholders, is needed in order to identify the gaps and fix the problems of the vaccines ecosystem’s complexity, Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, a health expert, told in an interview.
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The EU must fully support civil society at home

Wed, 2019-10-09 12:23
Human rights defenders are essential to democracy. Yet, the intimidation of human rights defenders in the European Union has become a serious problem and the implications for democracy are profound. Decision-makers at all levels have a responsibility to protect civic space in the European Union, writes Birgit Van Hout.
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Money to Burn

Wed, 2019-10-09 12:01
Harmful EU financing driving deforestation shows the need for Commissioner designate Frans Timmermans to commit to new rules on corporate responsibility for deforestation and environmental harm, writes Giulia Bondi.
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France to convince member states on size of eurozone budget

Wed, 2019-10-09 11:24
Since the June agreement on the eurozone budget, blockages have persisted between the 19 members of the euro area. But France is now taking an active role in persuading the others of the need to pin down practical details. EURACTIV France reports.
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Timmermans talks the talk in EP hearing: the main points

Wed, 2019-10-09 10:05
Frans Timmermans passed his European Parliament hearing with flying colours on Tuesday (9 October) and is now set to be Ursula von der Leyen’s climate paladin from 1 November. Here are the main talking points.
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Outgoing Commissioner Andriukaitis suggests disbanding EU alcohol forum

Wed, 2019-10-09 09:44
The EU Alcohol and Health Forum (EAHF), which aims to tackle alcohol-related harm, should come to an end because its stakeholders have not been able to find common ground, the outgoing EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis has said.
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Female political leaders inspire young girls on the International Day of the Girl 2019 [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-10-09 08:05
On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl 2019, Women Political Leaders (WPL) is connecting accomplished female politicians with the future generation of Leaders by sharing their personal experience to shows that a woman’s place is in politics.
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Athens pushes for its ‘white gold’ to be exempted from US tariffs

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:51
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Democrats alarmed about possible US withdrawal from Open Skies treaty

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:45
Four senior Democratic lawmakers said on Tuesday (8 October) they believed the Trump administration may withdraw from a treaty that allows unarmed surveillance flights over US, Russian and other territory, warning it would be a gift to Russia and undermine confidence in the US commitment to Ukraine.
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Britain’s Brexit talks with EU on verge of collapse

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:32
Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union teetered on the brink of collapse on Tuesday (8 October), with tit-for-tat claims of intransigence and sabotage before an end of October deadline.
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White House rules out cooperation in impeachment probe

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:19
The White House slammed the door in a letter Tuesday on any cooperation by President Donald Trump's administration with the Democrats' impeachment probe, calling it "constitutionally invalid."
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Turkish and Syrian rebel forces to start Syria offensive ‘shortly’

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:07
Turkish forces, together with the rebel Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border "shortly", President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s communications director said early on Wednesday (9 October), as a surprise withdrawal of US troops made way for the Turkish incursion.
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A clear, credible climate protection law is good for business, German expert says

Wed, 2019-10-09 06:00
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Karsten Neuhoff, a climate expert and professor, spoke about Germany's hotly-debated climate protection bill, stressing that a clear regulatory framework with "clear and credible paths for reducing emissions" is attractive for businesses.
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EU concerned at migrant wave triggered by Turkey’s planned Syria invasion

Wed, 2019-10-09 05:52
Germany warned on Tuesday (8 October) of a repeat of the chaotic influx of migrants that caught the European Union unprepared in 2015, while Greece, Bulgaria and Cyprus sounded the alarm over a resurgence of arrivals from neighbouring Turkey.
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Paris Agreement architect: ‘Carbon neutrality is the target to go for’

Wed, 2019-10-09 05:45
In an interview with EURACTIV, Paris Agreement key architect Laurence Tubiana gives her take away of the UN Climate Action Summit and the role of the European Union ahead of the next European Council meeting 17-18 October.
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Vestager wins Parliament support after smooth-sailing hearing

Wed, 2019-10-09 05:23
Denmark's Margrethe Vestager obtained the seal of approval from European Parliamentarians on Tuesday evening (8 October), after a hearing in front of MEPs in which she rallied the importance of improving the EU's digital transformation as well as the bloc's green initiatives.
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