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Future of Eastern Partnership: EPP backs trio plan, Commission cautious

Thu, 2019-11-21 07:31
The European People's Party (EPP) has presented a proposal to enable faster and deeper sectoral integration with the EU for the three countries within the Eastern Partnership (EaP) -- Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova -- that are looking for a more ambitious integration with the bloc.
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Tusk vows to fight populism, elected new EPP chief

Thu, 2019-11-21 07:30
Outgoing EU Council president Donald Tusk pledged Wednesday (20 November)  to fight political populism as he was elected leader of Europe's main conservative parties during their group meeting in Croatia.
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NATO braces for the new space age

Thu, 2019-11-21 07:17
NATO foreign ministers have formally recognised outer space as the fifth military frontier alongside air, land, sea and cyber on Wednesday (20 November), in response to growing concerns over protecting satellite and navigation assets from enemy interference.
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Sondland implicates Trump in explosive impeachment testimony

Thu, 2019-11-21 07:12
The ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland directly implicated President Donald Trump Wednesday (20 November) in a scheme to force Ukraine to probe a political rival, in bombshell testimony to a televised impeachment hearing.
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EU concerned over France, Italy and Spain debts

Thu, 2019-11-21 07:02
Reduction of public debt should be the main priority for France, Italy, and Spain, which have "failed to put their finances in order" during the economic upswing of recent years, the European Commission warned on Wednesday (20 November) at the presentation of the autumn fiscal package.
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Greece: Turkey needs to end ‘blackmail’ for migrant aid

Thu, 2019-11-21 06:52
Greece's migration minister said that Turkey needs to stop "blackmail" if it wants more EU aid, saying its loaded language had prompted a spike in movement toward Greek shores.
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Fossil fuel production on track for double the safe climate limit

Thu, 2019-11-21 06:35
The world’s nations are on track to produce more than twice as much coal, oil and gas as can be burned by 2030 while restricting rise in the global temperature to 1.5C, analysis shows. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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The Brief, powered by CEPI – The permanent non-campaign

Wed, 2019-11-20 15:44
What do you call a political party that is not allowed to campaign? The answer: European. It sounds and, indeed, is counterintuitive but that is the strait-jacket that the pan-European political parties find themselves trapped in.
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Does Germany depend too much on China?

Wed, 2019-11-20 15:13
While US President Donald Trump is taking aggressive action against China's trade policy, the German government is reluctant to comment on the recent events in Hong Kong because the German economy needs China. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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EU transport decarbonisation: What’s the cost?

Wed, 2019-11-20 14:20
A study by Farm Europe has recently suggested that the current 10-year National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) drafted by EU member states risk being ineffective because they lack a calculation method on the cost-effectiveness of the proposals.
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Far-right terrorism has more than tripled over last four years, report warns

Wed, 2019-11-20 12:07
Although terrorism-related deaths saw a downward trend for the fourth consecutive year in 2018, widespread activity among right-wing terrorist groups has become a particular cause of concern, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) of 2019 published on Wednesday (20...
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Hazards ahead: Electric cars face battery recycling hurdles in Europe

Wed, 2019-11-20 11:55
European recyclers have called for changes to EU regulations on hazardous metals and waste shipment that “sometimes stand in the way” of a fully European electric car manufacturing value chain.
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European Political Parties and Foundations: The ’tissue’ that connects?

Wed, 2019-11-20 11:35
To the average European citizen, the political groups in the European Parliament, which help shape EU-wide legislation, are a vaguely familiar concept. But there is much less knowledge of the European political parties (as opposed to groups) and the think-tanks...
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Study: No EU country has calculated transport decarbonisation costs

Wed, 2019-11-20 11:20
The EU risks missing its target to decarbonise transport by 2030, as in the current draft plans of member states, there is no cost-effectiveness calculation of the different proposed measures, a study has found.
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Pascal Canfin MEP: Time to declare climate emergency in Europe

Wed, 2019-11-20 10:00
The MEP chairing the European Parliament’s environment committee has called on the Assembly to declare climate emergency at the next plenary session in November. "It would be important to do it at that time," he told EURACTIV in a wide-ranging interview.
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Amid NATO tensions, Estonian President highlights Russia risk

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:50
NATO should be ready to defend Estonia should the country face risks emanating from its neighbour Russia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has told EURACTIV. Her comments came following French President Macron's recent claim that the alliance is 'brain dead.'
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In testy leadership debate, UK PM Johnson promises quick Brexit

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:49
Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his Brexit promises on Tuesday (19 November), saying only he could take Britain out of the European Union quickly in a testy leadership debate with opposition Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.
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Merkel sets sights on matching China’s African investment boom

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:48
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about German Chancellor Merkel's investment plans for Africa, Hungary's opposition to the rule of law criteria, and so much more. The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Keeping young farmers in rural areas is the biggest challenge for Croatia

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:45
Generational renewal of Croatian agriculture is a slow process burdened with negative demographic trends, constant migration and a non-competitive market. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
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Vestager takes aim at ‘biopower’ of tech giants 

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:45
Global tech giants have been sowing the seeds of an economy predicated on 'biopower', amid the EU's attempts to rein in their dominance, the bloc's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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