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All eyes on France after inconclusive enlargement summit debate

Fri, 2019-10-18 06:56
After a long night of inconclusive discussions, EU heads of state are set to return to the EU enlargement issue today (18 October). All eyes are on France, as Emmanuel Macron's position has so far been the major stumbling block for opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania.
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US slams tariffs on EU goods, targeting Airbus, wine and whisky

Fri, 2019-10-18 06:56
The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods on Friday (18 October), despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets.
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Tweets of the Week: European Council Brexit Special

Fri, 2019-10-18 05:48
Brexit negotiations drive everyone mad, there was not a wink of sleep to be had and in the end is ANYONE glad? It’s a Brexit special this week.
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The battery metal no one wants to talk about

Fri, 2019-10-18 05:30
It accounts for around 75% of all rechargeable energy storage around the world. It is in just about every car and truck, regardless of whether the vehicle has an internal-combustion engine, uses hybrid technology or is pure electric. Its proven...
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Pound goes on rollercoaster ride after Brexit draft deal

Fri, 2019-10-18 05:07
The British pound had a tumultuous session on Thursday (17 October) as a draft Brexit deal between London and Brussels sparked both hope and skepticism in a volatile forex market.
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Decarbonising district energy for our cities [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-10-18 05:00
Euroheat & Power has come forward with a commitment to full decarbonisation of Europe’s district heating and cooling networks before 2050 but Managing Director Paul Voss wants everyone to know he’s not proud of it.
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Johnson gets his deal and plaudits, now eyes shift to Westminster

Thu, 2019-10-17 21:03
Boris Johnson got his Brexit deal in Brussels on Thursday (17 October), but this appears to have been the easy part. Now he has to sell it at home.
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The Brief, powered by TIF – Johnson’s coup

Thu, 2019-10-17 15:09
Boris Johnson is naturally a cheery individual, but he truly had every reason to smile on Thursday. First, he secured a Brexit deal that even a week ago nobody thought he could. Then he got Jean-Claude Juncker to do his...
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Protecting human dignity is the EU’s top job

Thu, 2019-10-17 14:53
The 10th anniversary of the Charter of Fundamental Rights is a reminder that the EU's main priority is to ensure respect and protection of human dignity. writes Alice Neffe.
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Poland wants fresh EU money to back climate neutrality goal

Thu, 2019-10-17 14:22
Achieving climate neutrality requires “significantly larger” amounts of funding than what is currently on offer in the EU’s long-term budget proposal for 2021-2027, Warsaw said in a memo circulated ahead of an EU leaders’ summit opening today.
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Pro Europa Protest Against Brexit

Thu, 2019-10-17 14:13
Pro Europa organised an event protesting Brexit in the shadow of the ongoing EU Council Summit of October 17-18.
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Amid continuing US pressure, Huawei looks for the ‘European way’

Thu, 2019-10-17 14:08
Huawei implored the EU to grasp their future 'digital sovereignty', as the company fielded questions from a cross-section of MEPs in Brussels on Wednesday evening (16 October). The hearing came as the US administration renewed its campaign against the Chinese company, claiming it poses a series of risks to the European market.
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Electric fishing kills 57% of the seabed’s population, study reveals

Thu, 2019-10-17 13:07
The UK's Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science is due to publish a study according to which pulse trawling, also known as electric fishing, kills off more than half of the seabed species, while traditional fishing methods only impact 21%. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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Digital Brief: Franco-German Copyright Front

Thu, 2019-10-17 11:53
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Some actors, such as Google, wish to free themselves from those rules.” – French President Emmanuel Macron, Wednesday 16...
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Barnier: ‘School of patience’ delivers new Brexit deal

Thu, 2019-10-17 11:13
EU and UK negotiators agreed a new Brexit deal on Thursday (17 October), prompting the bloc's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, to declare: “Brexit is a school of patience”.
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UK watchdog opens formal probe of Amazon Deliveroo deal

Thu, 2019-10-17 11:00
Britain's competition regulator said on Wednesday (16 October) it had launched a formal investigation into Inc's investment in food delivery company Deliveroo, setting a Dec. 11 deadline for a decision on the first phase of its probe.
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Smart taxation should consider national and consumption realities

Thu, 2019-10-17 10:39
States need to be prepared and equipped to tax what cannot be seen, but also to increase the fairness and effectiveness of the collection of tax revenues, a panel of experts has agreed. The Focus Group ‘Smart taxation in a...
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Extreme smoking bans exclude smokers from society [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-10-17 10:00
In 2009, the Council of the European Union adopted a Recommendation on smoke-free environments. By focusing on measures protecting people from second-hand smoke, the 2009 EU Recommendation achieved a balance between the protection of the non-smokers’ health and the smokers’...
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The EU’s Single Market: Digital enough to compete globally?

Thu, 2019-10-17 09:33
The European Union, with 500 million consumers, has huge potential in digitalising the economy. The ‘Digital Single Market’ is no longer stand-alone. Rather, digitalisation affects all sectors and companies. It is argued that European digital services lag behind the US and China, especially when it comes to its global presence. However, opportunities exist in B2C and B2B services and beyond.
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Europe’s ‘MIT’ wants to accelerate innovation and support creativity

Thu, 2019-10-17 09:33
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology often referred to as "Europe's MIT", is a little over ten years old and has already supported more than a hundred projects. It is now preparing to launch a branch to promote culture and the creative industries. EURACTIV France reports.
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