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Juncker’s Commission on thin ice as MEPs take it out on Selmayr

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:33
In a surprising turn of events, the powerful Budget control committee of the European Parliament prepared the ground for a vote in plenary tomorrow (18 April) which could deal a huge blow to the Juncker Commission.
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Over 95% of world’s population breathe dangerous air, study finds

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:32
More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution has found. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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RED II perpetuates advanced biofuel trade distortions and incentivises fraud [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:30
The Energy Directive (RED 2) transport decarbonisation ambitions ostensibly promote major capital investment in truly advanced biofuels breakthrough technologies.  However, the Directive will not generate meaningful advanced biofuels investment. Instead, it incentivises fake wastes to meet biofuels targets for 2030. ...
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Croatia to unveil results of LNG tender in late May

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:25
Croatia will reveal on 28 May the results of a tender to use the capacity of a planned liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal, according to the company in charge of the project. The results may well determine the viability of the project, which has been in the making for over a decade.
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Stakeholders call for strong enforcement to combat unfair trade practices

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:24
EU lawmakers and farmers have welcomed the European Commission’s rules on unfair trade practices but have called for “strong” enforcement to protect the weakest parts of the food supply chain.
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Racial diversity not on the EU’s radar

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:22
For an institution that supports diversity, equal opportunity, and human rights, the European Union is surprisingly lax when it comes to implementing it in practice, particularly in terms of employing racial minorities.
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Where will citizens fit within Europe’s energy transition?

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:17
The Clean Energy for All European Package is supposed to turn consumers into 'prosumers', allowing them to participate in energy communities. However, doing that will require a change in perception, starting with national governments, writes Dirk Vansintjan.
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Tackling corruption in football is actually a fight for democracy

Tue, 2018-04-17 05:15
Football can be a force for good and democratisation but it can also shelter some of the worst aspects of society, like corruption and money laundering to mask illegal activities, warns MEP Stelios Kouloglou. Stelios Kouloglou is a writer and...
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The Brief – What will we do without the dirty Brits?

Mon, 2018-04-16 14:59
The EU's much-touted common defence and security policy was nowhere to be seen in the past week, just when the world came dangerously close to the verge of a US-Russia conflict over Syria.
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Energy-efficient buildings: Why MEPs should ban the staged renovation approach

Mon, 2018-04-16 13:02
The staged renovation approach hinders the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive’s target of making buildings highly energy efficient and decarbonised by 2050, as well as Europe’s objective to alleviate energy poverty, warns Dr Yamina Saheb.
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Cretu: One legislation for cross-border projects

Mon, 2018-04-16 11:47
Corina Crețu, the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, supports the possibility for two member states working on cross-border cooperation projects to voluntarily choose the legislation from one of the two countries.
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Farmers hail new transparency rules in food safety, still want science-based decisions

Mon, 2018-04-16 10:44
EU farmers have welcomed the European Commission’s new rules on transparency in food safety assessments. However, it is still uncertain to which extent this will ensure that future decisions will actually be based on science.
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Kurz promotes continuation of Syria talks in Vienna

Mon, 2018-04-16 10:14
After the recent escalation in the Syrian conflict, the Austrian government is launching an initiative to resume the Syria talks that launched in Vienna in 2015. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.
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Forget the skills gap, in energy cyber security, it’s a chasm

Mon, 2018-04-16 08:04
There are frighteningly few cyber security experts with the right skills in the electricity industry, warns Michael John. While there is room for hope in the longer-term, he outlines what can be done now to plug the gaps.
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Economic viability in the next CAP

Mon, 2018-04-16 06:42
EU farmers are calling for a simplified Common Agricultural Policy that will provide security for them to invest in their business and make a profit. Can the next CAP ensure a healthy and profitable business environment in the farming sector?
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MPs, celebrities call for ‘People’s vote’ on Brexit

Mon, 2018-04-16 06:18
MPs, celebrities and business leaders launched a campaign on Sunday (15 April) to call for a vote on any final Brexit deal, stepping up a campaign to try to stop what they describe as Britain’s damaging departure from the European Union.
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Philippines bars EU party official critical of Duterte

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:52
The Philippines has barred entry to an EU party official critical of President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drugs crackdown, in a move denounced by critics Monday (16 April) as a gag on dissent.
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Brussels hails UN deal to halve shipping emissions by 2050

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:50
Over 170 countries reached agreement on Friday (13 April) to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping by “at least” 50% on 2008 levels by 2050, ending years of slow progress.
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Not all Macron’s EU reforms possible, German finance minister says

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:40
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said EU reforms proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron should be addressed before European elections next year, but added that some of the proposals were not feasible.
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Veteran politician Djukanovic sweeps back into power in Montenegro

Mon, 2018-04-16 05:38
Political heavyweight Milo Djukanović, bidding to take Montenegro into the European Union, swept back into power in Sunday's (15 April) presidential election after a two-year absence.
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