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Schäuble insists EU treaty change now is ‘unrealistic’

1 hour 46 sec ago
Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Tuesday (23 May) that it is "unrealistic" to consider changing European treaties at this stage, calling instead for incremental steps by national governments to move EU integration forward in specific areas.
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‘Private sector development helps stabilise vulnerable countries’

1 hour 23 min ago
Private sector development is crucial to stabilising the most vulnerable countries. But ensuring businesses respect social and environmental standards is a real challenge, Anne-Sophie Rakoutz told EURACTIV France.
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Europe needs a strategy that will treat Africa as a ‘true partner’

1 hour 33 min ago
If Europe does not eradicate the causes that drive so many migrants into the hands of traffickers, then very soon, it will be faced with uncontrolled migratory pressure, writes Gianni Pittella.
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Potential Trump ambassador vows easier trade with countries that exit EU

1 hour 42 min ago
The political science professor who wants to be the new United States ambassador to the EU has said that any country that follows the UK to leave the bloc could “instantly” have better trade relations with the US.
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Stylianides announces first EU airlift for Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:24
The EU today (23 May) announced its first tranche of aid in the fight against the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo.
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Is ‘less’ really ‘more’ in the new European Consensus on Development?

Tue, 2017-05-23 15:15
European development policy must prioritise democracy, inclusiveness and sustainability. To do this the bloc has to change the way it interacts with stakeholders and support local initiatives, which are the building blocks of societies, writes Wouter Boesman.
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The Brief: Greek debt delay hurts real people

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:57
Greece’s lenders and eurozone partners disappointed Athens once again last night. Despite Alexis Tsipras securing reforms that have made him less popular than Donald Trump, his country has been left to deal with the financial and social costs.
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Greens table action against programmed obsolescence

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:06
The European Parliament broke new ground on Friday (19 May), when French Green MEP Pascal Durand submitted an own initiative report aimed at tackling products with an artificially built-in shelf life, with MEPs due to vote soon. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.
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Portuguese minister: Southern cities better placed to host medicines agency

Tue, 2017-05-23 14:01
Portugal is the latest member state to try and poach the UK-based European Medicines Agency after Brexit. In an interview with EURACTIV.com, Portugal’s junior minister for European affairs insisted having two EU agencies based in Lisbon already would not hurt its chances.
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Mogherini: ‘It is clearly an attack to the European youth’

Tue, 2017-05-23 13:13
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini expressed condolences on Tuesday over Monday night's deadly attack in the UK city of Manchester.
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Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian

Tue, 2017-05-23 12:32
Ukraine's parliament ratched up its cultural war against Russia yesterday (22 May) by backing television language quotas requiring major channels to broadcast at least three-quarters of their programmes in Ukrainian language.
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Catalonia leader ups the ante in independence drive

Tue, 2017-05-23 11:51
Carles Puigdemont, the President of the Catalonia regional government, pledged to go ahead with independence referendum, even in the absence of agreed proposal for the future ahead by the authorities in Madrid.
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Frankfurt’s skyscraper jungle hopes to entice post-Brexit business

Tue, 2017-05-23 11:44
Frankfurt, the EU’s financial capital, is readying itself to welcome London’s banking business with a concrete jungle of skyscrapers once the United Kingdom leaves the bloc. EURACTIV’s partner Italia Oggi reports.
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EU and Latin American lawmakers take stock of bilateral ties

Tue, 2017-05-23 08:50
Members of the European Parliament and their Latin American counterparts meet today (23 May) and tomorrow in Florence to evaluate bilateral relations and prepare for the next CELAC summit in October. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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France climate ambition ends where the forest begins

Tue, 2017-05-23 08:16
France likes to be seen as a leader on climate action, but when it comes to the role of forests, the country’s priorities lie elsewhere. EURACTIV France reports.
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Russian PM: Turkish Stream will enter EU via Bulgaria or Greece

Tue, 2017-05-23 07:37
Russia is in negotiations with Greece and Bulgaria regarding the entry point on EU territory of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is quoted as saying by the Russian press.
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Albanian opposition joins government to clear vote obstacles

Tue, 2017-05-23 06:59
Opposition ministers joined Albania's government yesterday (22 May) to ensure public resources and the police will not be used to sway the 25 June general election, hopefully setting the scene for a trouble-free vote.
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Tense trial opens of alleged Turkey coup ringleaders

Tue, 2017-05-23 05:59
More than 220 suspects, including over two dozen former generals, went on trial yesterday (22 May) accused of being among the ringleaders of last year's attempted coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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Macron to host Putin at Versailles palace for talks, exhibition

Tue, 2017-05-23 05:54
French President Emmanuel Macron will receive Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the palace of Versailles outside Paris on 29 May to inaugurate an exhibition marking 300 years of Franco-Russian diplomatic ties, a French presidency official said yesterday (22 May). The May 30-September 24 exhibition at the Versailles Palace marks Russian Tsar Peter the Great’s trip to […]
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Italy inks deal with Libya neighbours to stem migrant flow

Tue, 2017-05-23 05:50
Italy has signed a deal with Libya, Chad and Niger to try to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean by beefing up border controls and creating new reception centres in the African nations.
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