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Council and Parliament lock horns over EU chief prosecutor choice

Thu, 2019-03-28 07:42
MEPs and EU government representatives failed to reach an agreement on the appointment of the bloc’s first chief prosecutor on Wednesday (27 March), following disagreements over the potential hiring of Romania’s former anti-corruption chief Laura Codruţa Kövesi. The talks were the second...
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EU on track for 50% emission cuts by 2030, study says

Thu, 2019-03-28 07:34
While Germany and Eastern European countries continue to oppose raising the EU’s 40% emission reduction target for 2030, a new analysis insists the bloc will actually manage at least 50% cuts under a business-as-usual scenario taking into account the latest coal phase-out pledges.
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Rights groups lambast Operation Sophia – the EU naval mission without ships

Thu, 2019-03-28 07:32
International rights advocates criticised the European Union on Wednesday (27 March) for abdicating its humanitarian responsibilities after the bloc agreed to withdraw ships patrolling the Mediterranean for migrants attempting the perilous voyage. After much wrangling, the EU agreed this week...
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Austria plans €1.50 hourly wages for asylum seekers

Thu, 2019-03-28 07:15
The Austrian government wants to introduce a uniform hourly wage of €1.50 during the first three months following an asylum application. However, opposition parties and charities vehemently oppose this. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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May’s offer to quit fails to clean the Brexit mess

Thu, 2019-03-28 07:14
British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce deal on Wednesday (27 May) with an offer to quit, but parliament's bid to agree an alternative fell short, leaving the Brexit process as deadlocked as ever.
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Digital innovation also creates new risks for farmers

Thu, 2019-03-28 07:12
Although the European Commission and machine manufacturers sing the praises of digitalisation in agriculture, others point to the risk of creating new dependencies for farmers on multinationals. EURACTIV France reports.
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How to finance just energy transition in less wealthy Member States [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-03-28 06:00
The EU proposes to partly finance its ambitious climate goals in less wealthy Member States through the cohesion and regional development policy. But how much of this funding can really be dedicated to the transition of the power sector in a country like Poland?
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May offers to resign as MPs fail to take back control

Wed, 2019-03-27 22:58
Theresa May made her final roll of the dice on Wednesday (27 March), offering to resign if MPs back her Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, in another tumultuous and confusing day in Westminster.
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MEPs must shun calls to weaken curbs on environmental and human rights abuses

Wed, 2019-03-27 16:05
MEPs face a crucial decision. Will they take heed of the global outcry from the climate strikes, or will they water down key financial regulation to tackle environmental and human rights abuses, ask Rachel Owens and Lis Cunha.
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The Brief – Member states could solve tax evasion

Wed, 2019-03-27 15:58
On Tuesday (26 March), the European Parliament largely backed a detailed report on financial crimes and tax avoidance in the EU. The text set a clear roadmap to tackle those issues. However, the plan is far from likely to be implemented.
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MEPs ask next Commission chief to oust Selmayr

Wed, 2019-03-27 15:06
After European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ignored their previous calls, MEPs called on Tuesday (26 March) on the next Commission to review the controversial appointment of Martin Selmayr as secretary-general of the EU executive.
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Western Balkans pump subsidies worth €1.2 billion into coal

Wed, 2019-03-27 13:28
Western Balkan countries, which have set their sights on EU membership, are still propping up coal power with large public subsidies worth more than €1.2 billion, a new report revealed on Monday (25 March). The subsidies are not in line with EU regulations or decarbonisation efforts.
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Only a nutrition-sensitive CAP can deliver on climate and health

Wed, 2019-03-27 13:15
The evidence is clear: to secure a thriving future for people and planet we need to collectively transform our eating patterns towards healthier, more plant-rich diets. The EU’s common agricultural policy (CAP) can facilitate this transition. But several misunderstandings hinder progress.  
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