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Commission takes Colombia to WTO over ‘French fries’ dispute

Mon, 2019-10-14 14:05
The European Commission announced on Monday (14 October) that it will challenge at the World Trade Organisation the tariffs imposed by Colombia on frozen French fries, which the EU executive sees as “completely unjustified”.
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Ukraine sees hope for ‘last chance’ peace summit in mid-November

Mon, 2019-10-14 13:39
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kyiv and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a ceasefire, Ukraine’s foreign minister said on Monday (14 October), warning of a “last chance” for Moscow.
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Failing to deliver on Albania and North Macedonia will haunt the EU

Mon, 2019-10-14 12:32
When the European Council gets together on 17-18 October to decide on the opening of accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, they will also be making a decision for the future of the European Union, writes Akri Çipa.
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Global Eurasia – Connectivity as a driver for peace, stability & security

Mon, 2019-10-14 12:26
In the Caucasus Region, power has traditionally been a complex mix of countries’ geography, resources, military capabilities and economic importance. Yet trade and trading routes are often underestimated as a driver for security and stability.
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NATO’s Stoltenberg warns of risks to alliance’s unity over Turkey

Mon, 2019-10-14 12:00
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday (14 October) the military alliance should not lose its unity in the fight against Daesh (IS), in light of Turkey’s military operation against Kurdish militants in northeastern Syria.
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Communicating modern animal farming

Mon, 2019-10-14 10:12
A communication gap between citizens and farmers in the modern livestock sector is increasingly widening and the general sentiment is shifting from an overall good opinion of those who keep feeding the world toward a negative view on farmers' role in today's society.
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Investing in the solutions Europe needs [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-10-14 10:00
Eurogas President Philippe Sauquet announces support for the European Commission's vision of a carbon neutrality by 2050 and calls on industry players to work with legislators on timely and innovative solutions for gas, both technological and legislative. This will demonstrate how gas and gas technologies can enable the energy transition
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Buildings and the forgotten 90%

Mon, 2019-10-14 08:02
Human beings spend on average 90% of their lives indoors. Buildings are also a huge drain on energy resources and create a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. This Special Report looks deeper into the places we live and work.
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Healthy homes: ‘The biggest health and business opportunity of a lifetime’

Mon, 2019-10-14 07:53
Indoor environment quality and healthy homes play an ever more substantial role in human wellbeing, according to new research unveiled at a high-level event last week (10 October).
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Juncker Commission stalls EU climate bank in starting blocks

Mon, 2019-10-14 07:43
While the European Investment Bank is making efforts to end fossil fuel funding, the Juncker Commission is doing its best to frustrate it – and to undermine Ursula von der Leyen, writes WWF’s Sébastien Godinot.
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Macron plays appeasement card after Goulard’s rejection

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:55
After an initial outburst, French President Emmanuel Macron sought to ease tensions on Sunday (13 October) following the rejection last week of his protégée Sylvie Goulard as France's candidate for the European Commission. EURACTIV France reports.
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Conservatives sweep Polish vote, put EU rule of law to the test

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:55
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Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:54
President Donald Trump’s administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey.
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Bulgaria PM will ask EU leaders to stop criticising Erdogan

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:46
European Council President Donald Tusk strongly opposed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday (11 October), warning him to stop blackmailing Europe. That has prompted Bulgaria’s prime minister to reveal he will ask EU chiefs to tone down their stance against Erdoğan.
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EU cancer plan will succeed if the right priorities are identified, official says

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:24
The much-awaited EU cancer plan will first have to identify specific needs at national level, seek funding and then be closely monitored in order to be successful, a high-ranking EU official has told
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Animal health the biggest challenge in livestock farming, researcher says

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:15
Even more than climate change, animal welfare will be the main challenge for the future of livestock farming and will lead to reconsider the entire system around the health of animals, a French farming researcher told
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Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:01
Britain and the European Union on Monday (14 October) enter a pivotal week that determines if they are still on course to reach amicable divorce terms -- and when Brexit might finally occur.
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Why we should back the EIB on ambitious energy policy

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:00
As part of putting the Paris Agreement into action, the EU and its Member States should back the European Investment Bank’s proposal to cease fossil investments, writes Sir Graham Watson.
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International alliance of cities commits to tackling air pollution

Mon, 2019-10-14 05:49
Poor air quality causes 422,000 premature deaths deaths each year in Europe and EU member states have repeatedly been singled out for exceeding pollution thresholds. At the C40 Summit on Friday (11 October), 35 cities decided to take the matter into their own hands. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Hungary’s opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

Mon, 2019-10-14 05:45
Hungary's opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday (13 October) when liberal challenger Gergely Karácsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition parties made gains in other major cities as well.
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