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The Brief, powered by CEPI – Global tsunami

Mon, 2019-11-18 14:59
The protesters advocating the independence of Catalonia are using an internet platform and an app which directs them toward strategic places, to maximise the effect of their rebellion. The purpose is reportedly to test the tool in Catalonia first, and then to make it functional globally.
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MEP: Clean technology mix needed to decarbonise transport

Mon, 2019-11-18 13:04
Decarbonising transport is an enormous challenge and there will be a need to deploy a mix of clean technologies to accelerate the transition to a sustainable system, MEP Seán Kelly told EURACTIV.com.
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Georgia demands release of doctor detained by separatists

Mon, 2019-11-18 12:25
Georgia on Sunday (17 November) demanded the release of a doctor detained by separatists after crossing into breakaway South Ossetia, which is controlled by Russia after a war between two ex-Soviet republics in 2008.
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘Europe in 2040 – An unorthodox vision from the capitals’

Mon, 2019-11-18 12:00
20 Visions for Europe gathers unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free, independent reporting with European values at its core. The partner of...
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Disability & Migration – AMiD final conference [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-11-18 11:00
How many migrants arriving in European have a disability? What kind of support do they need?
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Need for a progressive EU-ACP partnership to address common global challenges

Mon, 2019-11-18 10:38
The international scenario is rapidly changing, but not necessarily in a positive way. That's why there is a need for a progressive partnership between the European Union and the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific countries, writes MEP Carlos Zorrinho.
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Arab uprisings: spring time continues

Mon, 2019-11-18 09:01
Since the rapture of the 2011 Arab uprisings, starting in Tunisia and sweeping through North Africa and the Middle East – most notably engulfing Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Yemen – a bitter aftertaste of repression and civil war lingers, writes Sharon Lecocq.
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Babis voices regret for Czech communist past at Velvet Revolution anniversary

Mon, 2019-11-18 08:03
The Czech Republic's billionaire prime minister expressed regret over his communist past on Sunday (17 November) while Slovakia's liberal president hailed the sacrifices communist-era dissidents made for democracy as their nations celebrated 30 years since the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in then-Czechoslovakia.
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Raw materials: Aiming for sovereignty

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:58
Metals and minerals are essential for the high-tech industries of tomorrow – ranging from solar panels to electric vehicles, smartphones and computers. In face of fierce global competition, how can Europe secure access to key raw materials for the future...
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Germany’s Seehofer wants unauthorised migration prevented at EU border

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:46
BERLIN. Conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) wants to take stronger action against unauthorised migration in Europe. Also, find out about Poland's slowing growth, Greece's smoking ban, CEU's move to Vienna, protests in France and Belgium, and so much more.
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‘Burdensome administration’ means young farmers are missing out on EU subsidies 

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:45
Young farmers accessing land via non-conventional contracts are eligible for EU subsidies, according to the European Commission. But in practice, burdensome administrative constraints often outweighs any financial advantage, meaning that landowners are cashing in while young farmers are missing out.
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Generational renewal in agriculture

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:44
More than 31% of all farms in the EU are run by farmers older than 65, whilst young farmers represent only 6% of European agricultural community. Reversing this trend is one of the toughest challenges for the main EU farming policy.
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Russia’s EU ambassador: The fall of the Berlin Wall was ‘a victory of common sense’

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:40
In a wide-ranging interview, Russia’s Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov spoke about gas transit talks with Ukraine, NATO and EU enlargement, nuclear arms control, Russia’s sales of the S-400 anti-aircraft system, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Brexit.
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Zelenskiy’s aide met Trump ally in Kyiv

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:37
Trump's former campaign adviser and lobbyist ally Bryan Lanza met with Ukraine's President  Volodymyr Zelenskiy aide Andriy Yermak at a restaurant on Wednesday (30 November), Ukrainian media have reported.
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Financing the energy transition: Where’s the money?

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:35
Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s pledge to turn Europe into “the world’s first climate-neutral continent” means efforts to green the economy are set to go into overdrive. But where will the necessary funds come from to back the...
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Johnson pledges to end Brexit uncertainty, says it has paralysed economy

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:24
Britain's Conservatives will deliver Brexit and end the uncertainty and confusion that has "paralysed" the economy if they are re-elected next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell business leaders on Monday (18 November).
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Breaking new ground: The EU’s push for raw materials sovereignty

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:20
A new pro-mining investment policy, more free trade deals, and an incoming "geopolitical" European Commission signals the EU will stake more claim on critical raw materials.
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Opposition wins no seats in Belarus election

Mon, 2019-11-18 07:15
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko maintained his hold on power after results published early on Monday (18 November) showed not a single opposition candidate had won a seat in parliamentary elections over the weekend.
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Russia returns captured ships to Ukraine, paving road to ‘Normandy’ summit

Mon, 2019-11-18 06:41
Russia will return three captured naval ships to Ukraine on Monday and is moving them to a handover location agreed with Kyiv, Crimea's border guard service was cited as saying by Russian news agencies on Sunday (17 November).
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Superbugs: last call for action

Sun, 2019-11-17 12:00
‘Autumn is the season of the soul’, wrote Virginia Woolf. She was right, autumn brings with it the beautiful changing colours. By the same token, but in a less romantic fashion, the fall also brings bacteria and viruses that are not only quick to spread but are highly contagious, write Vytenis Andriukaitis and Kato Katsunobu.
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