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Conte and Macron compare notes on migration at mini-summit

Sun, 2018-06-24 18:13
Sixteen EU heads of state and government held an emergency summit in Brussels on Sunday (24 June) to discuss migration - a crisis with a destructive potential for the EU. No results were announced, but sources said the discussions had largely revolved around a proposal by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.
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Trump threatens 20% levy on all European cars

Fri, 2018-06-22 15:24
US President Donald Trump threatened on Friday (22 June) to impose a 20% import tariff on all cars manufactured in the EU if recent sanctions the bloc slapped on Washington are not “broken down and removed”, continuing the tit for tat trade war with America's nominal allies.
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Two years on: a referendum redux

Fri, 2018-06-22 14:34
The Brexit poll was billed by David Cameron as the once-in-a-generation opportunity to resolve Britain’s tortured relationship with the EU. It hasn’t worked out that way. Instead, it appears to have condemned Britain to a tortured conversation with itself.
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If we fail to reform the Dublin Regulation, everybody loses – especially children

Fri, 2018-06-22 13:33
If European leaders won't agree on a working intra-European solidarity mechanism, Europe's free movement zone will be at risk and many more children will lose their lives trying to reach safety and shelter in Europe, writes Karen Mets.
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Poland’s anti-emissions trading bid struck down by EU court

Fri, 2018-06-22 12:50
Poland’s bid to scupper the EU’s recently-updated Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was thrown out by the bloc’s highest court, which ruled on Thursday (21 June) that the advantages of the new system far outweigh the disadvantages.
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Timmermans: Increasing transparency on lobbying will boost credibility of institutions

Fri, 2018-06-22 12:37
European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans insisted on the need to implement full transparency about lobbying in all European institutions, including the Parliament and the Council, at a conference on Thursday (21 June).
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Circular economy: Linking the EU and global agenda

Fri, 2018-06-22 12:19
In January 2018, the European Union adopted a new package as part of a broader Circular Economy action plan launched in 2015.
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Trans-Europe Express – 100 shades of gruesomeness

Fri, 2018-06-22 09:52
Germany's grand coalition, or GroKo as it has been dubbed, had little cause to celebrate its 100 days in office on 21 June. Instead, it came under sharp criticism from all sides.
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Commission sheds some light on cohesion policy reform

Fri, 2018-06-22 08:39
The European Commission cleared up some of the details of its proposal to reform cohesion policy in the next EU long-term budget during a second round of discussion with MEPs on Wednesday (21 June).
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Poland faces turbulent months at home and in EU

Fri, 2018-06-22 08:12
Will the European Union continue to allow the Polish government to deceive it over violations of the rule of law? Will the opposition manage to consolidate? Will Jarosław Kaczyński return to Polish politics? The fate of Polish democracy could be decided over the coming months. EURACTIV'S media partner Gazeta Wyborcza reports.
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Asylum seekers use World Cup fan papers to try to enter EU from Russia

Fri, 2018-06-22 08:04
Asylum seekers from Morocco, Nigeria, China and elsewhere have tried to enter Europe illegally from Russia using World Cup fan identity documents, police told Reuters on 20 June.
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Netherlands to veto the opening of accession negotiations with Albania

Fri, 2018-06-22 07:39
The Dutch parliament has blocked yesterday (21 June) the opening of EU accession negotiations with Albania. The EU summit on 28-29 June will decide whether to open negotiations with Macedonia and Albania.
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China dwarfs Europe on EV investments, figures show

Fri, 2018-06-22 05:59
European carmakers have invested seven times more in electric vehicle production lines in China than at home, according to industry figures collected by Transport & Environment (T&E), a green campaign group.
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Macron warns of populism ‘leprosy’, Italy hits back

Fri, 2018-06-22 05:59
French President Emmanuel Macron said yesterday (21 June) populism was spreading across Europe like a disease that Europeans should fight more vigorously instead of criticising the actions of pro-European governments like his.
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Pharma expert: Combination vaccines reduce the cost of outbreaks and treatments

Fri, 2018-06-22 05:57
The use of combination vaccines can bring about better vaccine coverage and this will improve protection of the public against vaccine-preventable diseases, reduce costs for treatment of these diseases and help prevent outbreaks that would otherwise occur, Mel Kohn told EURACTIV.com.
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Tensions build ahead of hastily prepared migration meeting

Fri, 2018-06-22 05:51
Jean-Claude Juncker's invitation to a handful of EU leaders for an informal mini-summit on Sunday (27 June) to discuss migration and asylum appears to have raised more issues than the meeting can solve.
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Italy says it will seize two NGO migrant rescue ships

Fri, 2018-06-22 05:44
Italy said yesterday (21 June) that it would seize two rescue migrant ships, one of which is stranded in the Mediterranean carrying over 200 migrants, adding that they were "illegally" flying the Dutch flag.
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Trade war rages as EU slaps ‘political’ tariffs on US

Fri, 2018-06-22 05:31
The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.
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Romanian ruling party leader sentenced, thousands rally against his government

Fri, 2018-06-22 05:15
The head of Romania's ruling Social Democrat party, Liviu Dragnea, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison by the Supreme Court yesterday (21 June) for inciting others to abuse of office, prompting thousands to rally against his government.
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Eurogroup reaches ‘historic’ deal on debt relief for Greece

Fri, 2018-06-22 04:16
In the early hours of Friday (22 June), the Eurogroup reached an “historic” deal on a debt relief for Greece, solving the last political hurdle to conclude its rescue programme after more than eight years.
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