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German farmers protest against green energy grid expansion

51 min 30 sec ago
Germany's parliament is looking into a law meant to speed up electric grid expansion and move forward its energy transition. But German farmers are not happy and have called for more compensation from the federal government. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Tesla taps China’s market ahead of schedule

1 hour 19 min ago
US electric car giant Tesla has started delivering its Model 3 car in China slightly ahead of schedule, as it looks to revive sales that have been hit hard by Sino-US trade tensions.
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EU Parliament turf war risks derailing 2050 climate planning

1 hour 19 min ago
A dispute between two European Parliament committees threatens to tarnish a debate about the EU’s climate plans for 2050, after MEPs backed two separate resolutions on the European Commission’s strategy.
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European Defence Fund agreed amid ethics concerns

1 hour 36 min ago
EU institutions have reached a partial political agreement on the European Defence Fund (EDF) this week, but decisions on the two major issues - budget and eligibility for funding -- had to be postponed as the file remains plagued by controversy.
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Eurelectric boss: ‘The gas system has to be more focused on what makes it really unique’

3 hours 23 min ago
As the European Union turns the page on a series of clean energy laws focused on electricity, attention is now turning to decarbonisation in the gas sector, with an upcoming gas package expected in 2020. And the power sector intends to play a central role there too.
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Not there yet but closer: Britain and EU haggle over Brexit compromise

3 hours 24 min ago
Britain and the European Union on Thursday (21 February) played down the chances of clinching an immediate Brexit divorce deal but diplomats said they were edging closer to a legal compromise that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win over...
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Putin to US: I’m ready for another Cuban Missile-style crisis if you want one

3 hours 39 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia is militarily ready for a Cuban Missile-style crisis if the United States wanted one and threatened to place hypersonic nuclear missiles on ships or submarines near US territorial waters.
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Tweets of the Week: Election poll, copyright mob, and Fidesz in trouble

3 hours 45 min ago
Shock and awe at latest Parliament poll, Commission scores copyright own goal, and Hungary’s Fidesz party is playing the troll.
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The Capitals: Czech far-right supporters expose their party, back Syrian orphans

3 hours 46 min ago
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Supporting innovation to unlock a €1 trillion IoT prize for Europe

4 hours 1 min ago
Many European small tech companies, eager to tap the potential of 5G connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT), face a "scary reality", writes Brian Scarpelli.
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EPP protects Orbán for now, fearing he might join far-right

4 hours 2 min ago
The EPP does not want to raise tensions with its ‘bad boy’ Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán because this might push him towards joining Italian populist Matteo Salvini or even far-right Marine Le Pen, a Christian-Democrat (CDU) told EURACTIV.de.
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In Moldova, voters choose between Russia and Europe

4 hours 7 min ago
Voters in Moldova head to the polls on Sunday (24 February) for a parliamentary election reflecting the tiny ex-Soviet republic's long-standing division between pro-Russians and pro-Europeans.
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First Arab-EU summit billed as chance to cooperate in troubled region

4 hours 26 min ago
European and Arab leaders are to hold their first summit Sunday (24 February), in what the top EU diplomat sees as a chance to boost cooperation across a troubled Mediterranean region.
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The Brief – The untold Brexit story

Thu, 2019-02-21 15:51
There are hundreds of articles about the impact of Brexit on UK businesses. What is striking is that there is virtually nothing similar about its impact on European businesses. As if Brexit would only hurt the UK side. While the EU stands to profit from it. We don’t buy that.
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German bill to tackle undeclared work and child benefit fraud

Thu, 2019-02-21 15:07
German finance minister Olaf Scholz has presented a bill for German customs to be given more employees and powers. EURACTIV Germany’s media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Brexit is dissolving British politics

Thu, 2019-02-21 14:41
The new eleven-member Independent Group is the latest product of a Brexit process that is dissolving British politics, writes Denis MacShane.
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Romania indicts Timmermans and Jourova, Commission says they have immunity

Thu, 2019-02-21 13:45
Relations between Bucharest and Brussels hit an all-time low on Thursday (21 February) as the Romanian press reported that the Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans and Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová have been indicted for “falsification” of the last Cooperation and Verification report (CVM).
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Watch: Greta Thunberg’s full address to EU politicians in Brussels

Thu, 2019-02-21 13:30
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg was in Brussels on Thursday (21 February) to take part in one of the climate school strikes that have taken place every week in Belgium since December. EURACTIV.com does not usually publish speeches. But we...
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Greta Thunberg: ‘We just want politicians to listen to the scientists’

Thu, 2019-02-21 12:56
School kids are on climate strike “because we have done our homework” and listened to science, 16-year-old green activist Greta Thunberg told EU policymakers in Brussels today (21 February). “Just unite behind the science, that is our demand,” she said.
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Europeans confident about their future jobs… but not their education

Thu, 2019-02-21 12:50
A majority of young Europeans (77%) feel well prepared for the labour market of the digital era, but they are also very critical about how their national education systems prepare them, a survey published on Thursday (21 February) revealed.
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