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HSBC economist: Europe’s south can live with a strong euro

1 hour 34 min ago
HSBC Germany’s chief economist still sees a bright future for the euro and insists that the heavily-indebted countries of southern Europe should not be put off by the resurgent single currency, in interview with EURACTIV’s partner WirtschaftsWoche.
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British hepatitis outbreak linked to imported sausages

3 hours 12 min ago
Thousands of shoppers may have caught the hepatitis E virus from pork products sold by a British supermarket, an investigation by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed.
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Merkel hits out at predecessor in Russia row before election

4 hours 55 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized her predecessor, Gerhard Schröder, on Monday (21 August) for taking a new job at Russian oil producer Rosneft and said she did not intend to take any posts in industry once she leaves politics.
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EFTA makes available its own court to solve disputes after Brexit

5 hours 17 min ago
The court of the European Free Trade Area (EFTA) could present a way-out for Britain as it seeks a new authority to arbitrate in disputes after it leaves the European Union, the president of the court said on Monday (21 August).
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Czechs may seek observer seat at beefed-up Eurogroup

5 hours 33 min ago
The Czech Republic may try to get an observer seat at the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers if its decision-making powers are boosted under plans to reshape the European Union, the foreign minister said on Monday (21 August).
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Putin names ‘pragmatic’ ambassador to the US, blacklisted by the EU

5 hours 57 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has named Vladimir Antonov as Russia’s next ambassador to Washington, the Kremlin announced yesterday (21 August). Antonov is a former defence official who is subject to EU sanctions over his role in the conflict in Ukraine.
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Scottish, Welsh government heads aim to stop ‘blatant power grab’ after Brexit

6 hours 3 min ago
The heads of devolved governments in Scotland and Wales will meet on Tuesday (22 August) to try to set a common strategy to protect parliamentary powers which they say are under threat from Britain's plan to leave the European Union.
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UK wants goods, services treated together in Brexit talks

6 hours 10 min ago
Britain urged the European Union on Monday (21 August) not to separate goods from their services in Brexit talks, further outlining its negotiating stance to try to nudge discussions forward to a second phase on future relations.
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Tainted eggs scandal reaches Italy

6 hours 21 min ago
Italy said Monday (21 August) it has found traces of fipronil in two eggs samples, making it the latest country hit by the Europe-wide insecticide scandal, while a batch of tainted frozen omelettes was also withdrawn.
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Hard Brexit a ‘disaster scenario’ for waste treatment capacity, warns Suez

6 hours 25 min ago
The UK is faced with a "potential disaster scenario" that could see a Hard Brexit exacerbate a shortfall of waste treatment infrastructure over the next 10 years, waste management firm Suez has warned. EURACTIV's partner edie.net reports.
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Serbia recalls embassy staff from Macedonia in spat over Kosovo

6 hours 36 min ago
Serbia has recalled embassy staff from its southern neighbour Macedonia on Monday (21 August), after reports that Skopje was joining international diplomatic efforts to grant the former Serbian province of Kosovo membership of the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO.
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Fire at Dutch refinery reveals Europe’s dependence on imported diesel

6 hours 41 min ago
Europe is known to be dependent from imported crude oil. But an incident at the EU’s biggest refinery has shown that the European continent has also become dependent on import of diesel fuel.
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Mercury’s time is up as international treaty comes into force

6 hours 42 min ago
The Minamata Convention on Mercury, an international treaty that bans the manufacture and trade in mercury products after 2020, entered into force on 16 August, four years after it was first signed. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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MacShane: ‘We can leave the EU but not the single market’

6 hours 43 min ago
To stop Brexit now would require another referendum and there is no public appetite for it, according to Denis MacShane. Instead, he argues the British government should push to remain in the single market and keep trade with Europe open.
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Trade body says English courts should rule on European swaps after Brexit

Mon, 2017-08-21 13:57
English courts should continue to rule on disputes over cross-border derivatives contracts after Brexit to avoid clogging up a $483 trillion global market, a trade body said on Monday (21 August).
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EU prepares for busy trade talks agenda

Mon, 2017-08-21 12:39
TTIP is on ice, CETA will be provisionally applied from September and talks with Japan are nearly completed. But EU trade policy is far from done yet and a busy negotiating schedule lies ahead. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Tanzania’s circumcisers drop their knives

Mon, 2017-08-21 10:12
When a group of elderly Tanzanian women asked Martha Daud to start circumcising girls 30 years ago, she was honored as it meant she would earn money, status and choice cuts of meat.
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‘Traditionalist’ MPs in public mourning for Big Ben’s bongs

Mon, 2017-08-21 10:09
A small group of British MPs will join tourists outside London’s Westminster Palace at midday on Monday (21 August) to witness the last bongs of London’s iconic Big Ben, marking the start of four years of silence for the 157-year-old bell.
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British MPs attack May for scrapping energy price cap promise

Mon, 2017-08-21 09:46
British lawmakers from across the political spectrum have called on UK Prime Minister Theresa May to fulfil an election pledge that would cap energy bills for 17 million people, after her government last month confirmed only 2.6 million would actually benefit.
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Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of Irish border

Mon, 2017-08-21 07:52
Britain will not rule out the possibility of the European Union retaining oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit.
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