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An inefficient truth

Thu, 2018-03-15 12:34
It’s time for the G20 to give energy efficiency the respect it deserves, writes Rachel Kyte.
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Bosnia’s first wind farm comes online as hydropower struggles

Thu, 2018-03-15 10:04
Bosnia’s maiden wind farm began producing electricity on Wednesday as part of the country’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and meet the renewable energy standards of the European Union it aspires to join.
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Slovenian PM resigns amid rail project trouble

Thu, 2018-03-15 09:52
Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar resigned late on Wednesday (14 March), hours after a key investment project hit a legal obstacle, saying he had also had enough of obstruction from his coalition partners and pressure from trade unions.
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China and Europe can work together on the Belt and Road Initiative

Thu, 2018-03-15 09:00
The Belt and Road Initiative is brand new and therefore enjoys huge potential. Yet, it will only be brought to full potential when all players come to realise its importance and take part in it, writes Zhang Ming.
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Regions back bigger EU budget, with ‘cohesion for all’

Thu, 2018-03-15 06:56
European regions support the idea of an ambitious EU budget with new own recourses and increase of the member states’ contribution, in line with a recent European Parliament report on the future of the EU finances.
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Energy execs: ‘The market for demand-response is only going to grow’

Thu, 2018-03-15 06:42
Demand-response services are still fairly new in the electricity market, but their importance is only expected to grow as power grids come under increasing strain from intermittent renewable energy sources. Andreas Flamm and Frauke Thies explain the “fundamental shift” that needs to happen in the policy landscape.
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EU telecoms regulators examine whether app stores restrict internet access

Thu, 2018-03-15 06:37
European telecoms regulators are investigating whether app stores restrict internet access by limiting their users’ choice of content, the chair of the umbrella group of EU watchdogs said on Wednesday (14 March).
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Italian farmers team up to face increasing market pressure

Thu, 2018-03-15 06:26
IItalian farmers say they have been the “weak link” in the country’s fragmented food chain and are seeking ways to effectively organise themselves in order to increase their bargaining power in the agricultural market.
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A specific Brexit finance deal benefits the EU

Thu, 2018-03-15 06:15
By not embracing the UK financial sector in a future trade deal, the EU might chase global capital markets away from Europe. The idea that Europe will win by keeping London at arm’s length is naïve at best, writes Georges Ugeux.
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MEP Kathleen Van Brempt ‘dares’ to challenge Udo Bullman to lead S&D group

Thu, 2018-03-15 05:14
With the slogan "Dare to change", Belgian MEP Kathleen Van Brempt has submitted her candidacy to lead the group of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, a year before the EU elections.
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A two-speed approach to sustainable finance?

Thu, 2018-03-15 05:11
Europe is quickly adopting an imbalanced, two-speed approach to sustainable finance, in which the "green" is moving much faster than the "social". Eleni Choidas look into whether it is even possible to have one without the other.
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Terrorist threat still looms over Europe, Europol expert warns

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:50
The threat of terrorism “has not diminished and still persists” in Europe, despite the loss of Islamic State territories in Syria and Iraq, according to the head of Europol’s Counter Terrorism Centre, Manuel Navarrete. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
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Duff: post-Brexit association agreement one step closer

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:48
The resolution on Brexit voted with a large majority in the European Parliament today (March 14) sketches the outlines of a new EU-UK association agreement and brings us one step closer towards a dynamic post-Brexit relationship, writes Andrew Duff.
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EP wants to include gender equality in free-trade agreements

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:40
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to better account of gender equality in trade agreements. The commission could follow up in this resolution in its agreement with Chile, which would be the first to integrate such a chapter. reports.
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EU requests more capital to banks to cover for ‘bad loans’

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:38
The European Commission on Wednesday (14 March) proposed new measures requesting banks to raise more capital against loans turning ‘toxic’ and to develop a European market to sell ‘bad loans’ weighing down their books.
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MEPs voted to boost EU budget to 1.3% GDP

Wed, 2018-03-14 16:31
The European Parliament backed on Wednesday (14 March) an ambitious reform the EU budget, calling for an increase to 1.3% of GDP to fund new priorities and transform farming and cohesion policies.
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The Brief – Lying, cheating…

Wed, 2018-03-14 15:59
An 'agent provocateur' has entered European politics, and his name is Steve Bannon.
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MEPs back Ukraine-style ‘association’ deal for post-Brexit UK

Wed, 2018-03-14 15:38
MEPs have backed a Ukraine-style "association agreement" as the model for future EU-UK relations after Brexit.
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RED II: Wood you believe Europe may turn its bio economy into ash?

Wed, 2018-03-14 15:03
State-supported funding schemes risk distorting raw material markets, pulling the plug on Europe’s bio economy ambitions, warns Sylvain Lhôte.
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MEPs back De Guindos for ECB post by narrow margin

Wed, 2018-03-14 13:56
The European Parliament approved the appointment of Spain’s former minister of Economy Luis de Guindos as ECB vice-president but sent a warning signal to the member states to improve the nomination process.
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