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British election campaign kicks off on no-Brexit day

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:36
On the day Britain was supposed to have left the European Union, voters instead faced the start of an election campaign, with opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pledging to overthrow a "rigged system" he said was run by billionaires and tax dodgers.
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Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland ‘breached EU law’ by refusing refugees

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:30
The Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland likely broke EU law by refusing to take in asylum-seekers at the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, the top EU court's legal advisor said Thursday (31 October).
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Juncker’s surgery delays Luxembourg trial

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:24
A Luxembourg court was forced Thursday (31 October) to delay the next hearing in a tortuous spy scandal case after former prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker announced plans to undergo surgery. Juncker, currently president of the European Commission, will be operated...
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Trump impeachment effort passes first test in divided US Congress

Fri, 2019-11-01 06:19
A deeply divided US House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday (31 October) in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next, more public, stage in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump’s attempt...
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Albania offers first comments to Macron’s enlargement damper

Thu, 2019-10-31 20:51
A conference in Tirana on Thursday (31 October) provided a rare insight into the state of mind of the country’s government, but also of other regional players, following the EU's recent failure to take a decision on opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.
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The Brief, powered by BP – Facebook’s wake-up call for Europe

Thu, 2019-10-31 16:02
Facebook’s digital currency Libra, which some regard as a threat to the sovereignty of nations, could be blocked in the EU unless it meets new and stricter standards. But most importantly, the initiative could be a wake-up call for Europeans to rethink their money and payment systems for the digital era.
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EURACTIV’s Halloween Special: The pumpkin and the EU

Thu, 2019-10-31 14:59
In Europe, the day before All Saints Day, often termed Halloween, pumpkins are everywhere, as millions of Europeans decorate and place them in front of their doors. For its Halloween special, EURACTIV Germany has put together a few (very European) statistics about the beloved orange fruit.
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Bayer now facing 42,700 compensation claims over glyphosate

Thu, 2019-10-31 14:52
Bayer is now facing 42,700 compensation claims, mostly in US courts. CEO Werner Baumann is calling for an "economically-viable" settlement of these cases but has also announced that 12,000 jobs will be cut by the end of 2021. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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New scientific research offers hope for overcoming olive tree killer

Thu, 2019-10-31 14:08
A number of promising results from innovative EU funded research presented at the recent scientific conference suggest that we might be one step closer to beating the olive trees killer Xylella fastidiosa.
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If Ukraine wants more Europe, corruption must end

Thu, 2019-10-31 13:34
When the recent phone call between US President Trump and Ukraine’s President Zelensky went viral, it made headlines for several reasons, none of them good, writes Alexandr Vondra and explains what Ukraine should do to tackle crime and corruption.
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Digital Brief: Twitter’s Political Backlash

Thu, 2019-10-31 13:00
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought.” – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Wednesday 30 October.  ...
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Eurozone economy maintains growth pace

Thu, 2019-10-31 10:29
The European economy maintained its pulse in the third quarter above expectations. Despite the worsening economic sentiment and the trade and geopolitical tensions, the eurozone GDP grew by 0.2%, in line with the previous quarter, according to the preliminary flash estimate released by Eurostat on Thursday.
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Co-ops show that other side of the food chain can be ‘greened’ too

Thu, 2019-10-31 10:27
Focusing the debate over the new EU food policy only on greening the agricultural production may detract from the other side of the food chain which has ground to become more sustainable, as the experience of retailing co-operatives shows.
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3rd value added medicines conference, 21 November, Brussels [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-10-31 08:19
Want to know more about value added medicines? Value added medicines can provide new solutions for patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems in the new digital era by improving patient adherence, quality of life and other health outcomes.
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China funded ‘propaganda’ course at Czech University

Thu, 2019-10-31 07:54
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of the Capitals, feel free to have a look at...
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EU to assess five critical minerals in low carbon quest

Thu, 2019-10-31 07:46
The European Commission is assessing five new minerals for possible inclusion in a revised list of critical raw materials to be published next year, as it seeks to bolster supply chains for a low emissions economy, a senior Commission official said.
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French MPs denounce Commission’s lack of progress on CAP reform

Thu, 2019-10-31 07:27
France is beginning to kick up a fuss on the issue of reforming the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which is not seeing any progress even though its format is supposed to change from 2021 onwards. EURACTIV France reports.
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Croatia unveils look and feel of next year’s EU presidency

Thu, 2019-10-31 07:26
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković unveiled the trappings of his country’s EU presidency on Wednesday (30 October), confirming what priorities will feature during the Balkan nation’s six months at the helm of the European Council.
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Fiat-Chrysler, Peugeot group closing in on merger

Thu, 2019-10-31 07:26
Fiat Chrysler and Groupe PSA, the maker of Peugeot and Citroen cars, moved a step closer on Wednesday (30 October) to creating a new global auto giant as the industry battles ever fiercer competition and the costly shift from traditional to electric cars.
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Three ways in which football is helping to recycle plastic

Thu, 2019-10-31 07:00
Sports events organisers are becoming more aware of the environmental impact they have and therefore are trying to be more sustainable, including by reducing and reusing plastics. 
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