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EU demands justice for murdered Slovak journalist

Tue, 2018-02-27 05:34
The European Union called on Monday for the killers of a Slovak journalist to be brought to justice after the weekend murder of Ján Kuciak raised questions about organised crime and corruption in the EU state.
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EBRD: Western Balkans could take up to 200 years to catch up with EU

Tue, 2018-02-27 05:22
Western Balkans countries need to tackle their low productivity and speed up reforms, the EBRD said on Monday, warning it could otherwise take them up to 200 years to catch up with the living standards of the EU states they hope to join.
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The Brief – Killing of journalists is mafia show of force

Mon, 2018-02-26 16:05
Four months after a huge car bomb explosion killed Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta, Ján Kuciak, a 27-year-old reporter for the news portal, and his girlfriend Martina Kušnírová were found killed on Sunday night in their home in Velka Maca, some 65 kilometres from the Slovak capital Bratislava.
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Europe postpones response to cryptocurrencies to end of year

Mon, 2018-02-26 15:05
The European Commission will assess whether new rules are needed against the “substantial speculation” of digital currencies, Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said on Monday (26 February).
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How to get Europe back into the Middle East

Mon, 2018-02-26 14:22
The Foreign Affairs Council is right to focus on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process when it meets Arab leaders on Monday, but it’s on Iran that the EU is needed the most, writes Franco Frattini, the former Italian foreign minister.
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Time for Juncker to help Bosnia-Herzegovina with a bridge from Dayton to accession

Mon, 2018-02-26 14:05
Two years after it applied for EU candidate status, Bosnia and Herzegovina will hand over the answers to the Commission’s questionnaire this week. Now it falls upon Juncker to hold BiH to its membership aspirations and the reform commitments expressed, writes Ivan Pepic.
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EU and Chile looking for the perfect agreement

Mon, 2018-02-26 13:25
The European Union and Chile would like to improve on their association agreement, which in 15 years has resulted in the doubling of trade volumes between them.
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Will road vehicle automation help solve urban transport problems?

Mon, 2018-02-26 13:00
Vehicle automation has received much attention worldwide. But EU policymakers are not giving enough attention to the impact automated vehicles may have on sustainable mobility policy, therefore turning opportunities for automation into threats, writes Karen Vancluysen.
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Greek business chief: Novartis scandal must be dealt with quickly to avoid ‘social eruption’

Mon, 2018-02-26 12:27
The Novartis scandal in Greece exists and the people responsible for it should be dealt with quickly in order to avoid a “social eruption”, Greek business leader Konstantinos Michalos told in an interview.
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Merkel forced to make ‘painful decisions’ on minister wishlist

Mon, 2018-02-26 10:37
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) will hold a special party convention today, during which the CDU base will vote on the coalition agreement. In advance, Merkel has announced her picks for ministerial posts. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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To help fix EU budget, end aviation’s tax break

Mon, 2018-02-26 09:29
The European Commission’s move to make it administratively easier to calculate and charge VAT on passenger transport is welcome and long overdue, writes Bill Hemmings. But instead of abolishing VAT breaks for airline tickets, the EU plan will make a weekend trip treated the same as “necessities” such as foodstuffs, or pharmaceutical products, he warns.
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UK’s Labour piles pressure on May over Brexit stance

Mon, 2018-02-26 06:58
The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, will clarify the party’s position on Brexit today (26 February) in a move that could lead to a major parliamentary defeat for Prime Minister Theresa May.
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