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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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Twitter says UK PM Johnson’s party misled public with ‘factcheck’ account

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:35
Twitter said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party misled the public by changing the name of one of its Twitter accounts to make it look like a fact checking service during a televised election debate. The Conservative Campaign Headquarters...
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Russia balks at Turkish idea of new Syrian military operation

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:30
Russia said on Tuesday (19 November) it was bewildered by a Turkish pledge to conduct a new military operation in northern Syria if the area was not cleared of people Ankara calls terrorists, warning that any such move would damage efforts to stabilise the region.
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‘Couldn’t believe what I was hearing’: White House aides testify in impeachment probe

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:19
Senior US officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday (19 November) they were concerned by President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.”
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US scientist: Methane leakage reports ‘have an inherent low bias’

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:15
To understand its full methane emission footprint and its impact on the climate, Europe needs to assess oil and gas imports from countries such as Algeria, Russia and Qatar, for which no data is available yet, says Stefan Schwietzke.
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Ukraine to change law on bank insolvency in bid for IMF loans

Wed, 2019-11-20 06:55
Ukraine is finalising changes to legislation on bank insolvency in consultation with the International Monetary Fund as part of efforts by Kyiv to secure a new loan programme, a senior state official told Reuters.
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Turkey says it will send most IS detainees to their home countries by year-end

Wed, 2019-11-20 06:39
Turkey will have repatriated most of its Islamic State detainees to their home countries by the end of the year, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Tuesday (19 November), a week after Turkish authorities began the repatriation programme.
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EU faces rift over enlargement policy after French ‘non’

Wed, 2019-11-20 06:26
European Union members wrangled over the rules for joining their club on Tuesday (19 November), after France triggered anger by seeking to postpone bids from Albania and North Macedonia. At the 17-18 October summit, EU heads of state and government...
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EU nationals face delays, difficulties with Brexit settlement scheme, new report finds

Tue, 2019-11-19 16:15
The difficulties facing EU nationals wishing to remain living in the UK have been highlighted in a report published on Tuesday (19 November) by Migrant Voice.
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The Brief, powered by CEPI – Survival of the unfittest

Tue, 2019-11-19 15:06
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will face off this evening in the UK’s first presidential-style debate – the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party lost a court battle to be part of it. The BBC and Sky will hold their own debates with all four party leaders.
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Offshore wind carry EU to meeting Paris goals, says IEA

Tue, 2019-11-19 13:41
Under a scenario in which the EU meets its Paris Agreement climate targets, gas will be a transition fuel and offshore wind will dominate by 2050, according to a World Energy Outlook forecast from the International Energy Agency.
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China’s growing interest in Saudi Aramco is part of a long game

Tue, 2019-11-19 12:41
The Aramco public offering gives China an opportunity to gain a foothold at the center of the global oil industry. According to Joseph Dana, the move is part of a longer-term attempt by Beijing to challenge the dollar’s dominance as the world’s universal currency.
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Berlin and Brussels should realise that e-fuels for trucks are a bad, expensive bet

Tue, 2019-11-19 12:15
The world's largest truckmaker does not think that e-fuels are a viable way to decarbonise heavy transport. Stef Cornelis explains here why he could not agree more.
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Why Brussels shouldn’t be scared of Singapore-on-Thames

Tue, 2019-11-19 11:40
Boris Johnson wants to turn the UK into a low-tax, lean-regulation paradise attracting business from the continent. The plan won’t work, writes Joseph de Weck.
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Five key challenges ahead for EU leaders in raw materials [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-11-19 11:00
EU Raw Materials Week and the institutional changeover provide a key moment to look at the challenges ahead for policymakers to address over the next five years. These include decarbonisation, the circular economy, product policy, sustainability in the construction sector and responsible sourcing and production, writes Katia Lacasse, Director of Health, Environment & Sustainable Development at the European Copper Institute.
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EU court puts legality of Polish court reform in doubt

Tue, 2019-11-19 11:00
Europe's top court on Tuesday (19 November) ruled that Polish judges must decide on the validity of a disciplinary chamber imposed on them by the government, in a possible setback for Warsaw's controversial judicial reforms.
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A child labour free Europe: How the new Commission can make it happen

Tue, 2019-11-19 10:03
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to have ‘zero-tolerance’ for child labour in EU trade policy is a promising step. Delphine Moralis explains how these warm words can be turned into concrete actions to improve the lives of millions of children.
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Valean victory, IMO in slow lane & Blade Runner trucking

Tue, 2019-11-19 09:59
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more! 
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Merkel’s conservatives brace for stormy party congress

Tue, 2019-11-19 07:48
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU braces for a tumultuous two-day party congress in Leipzig from Friday (22 November), with members smarting from recent local election drubbings and bickering over her successor.
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