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Europe seeks a comprehensive strategy to lift its competitiveness 

Tue, 2019-10-15 09:59
The dominance of US firms and Chinese companies in the digital world has sounded the alarm bells in Europe. EU and national officials have agreed that the competitiveness of European firms requires a comprehensive strategy that goes beyond easing the bloc's competition rules.
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Accelerating integrated energy systems for a climate-neutral EU

Tue, 2019-10-15 09:00
Achieving the EU climate objectives requires a complete transformation of our energy systems. To get there, we need to take a holistic approach, and to maximise synergies between sectors and systems.
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Commissioner delays, offset options & Jumbo japes

Tue, 2019-10-15 08:39
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more! 
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Status Anxiety. The 6 million people at the heart of Brexit

Tue, 2019-10-15 07:36
This Special Report looks at some of the questions facing EU nationals living in the UK and their UK counterparts, and whether these 6 million Europeans will be victims of the political chaos.
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Denmark to strip foreign fighters of Danish citizenship

Tue, 2019-10-15 06:56
Denmark will fast-track legislation allowing people with dual citizenship who have gone abroad to fight for militant groups like Islamic State to be stripped of their Danish nationality, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Monday (13 October).
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Leaked recording shakes Slovak politics, confirms high-level political corruption

Tue, 2019-10-15 06:46
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Trump ex-Russia adviser Fiona Hill testifies in impeachment inquiry

Tue, 2019-10-15 06:43
Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser testified for more than nine hours on Monday (14 October) behind closed doors, the latest witness summoned in the impeachment inquiry against the US president over his request that Ukraine investigate a political rival.
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Armenia’s EU accession could be a ‘question for the people,’ Deputy PM says

Tue, 2019-10-15 06:33
Armenia has a "completely different level of relationship" with the European Union after last year's revolutionary uprising, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan has said. Any future EU accession is a "question that the people of Armenia need to answer," he told EURACTIV.
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Google’s fight against EU antitrust fine to be heard February 12-14 at EU court

Tue, 2019-10-15 06:25
Alphabet unit Google’s fight against a 2.4-billion-euro EU antitrust fine will be played out over three days in February 2020 at Europe’s second-highest court, according to parties involved in the case.
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Poland’s parliament on knife-edge as opposition takes upper house

Tue, 2019-10-15 05:59
Poland's nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party appears to have narrowly won a second term in power, final results from the parliamentary election on Sunday (13 October) showed, but its drive to push through its agenda may be hampered by its loss of the upper house.
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Russia-backed Syrian army sweeps in to fill US-left vacuum

Tue, 2019-10-15 05:43
Russia-backed Syrian forces took rapid advantage of an abrupt US retreat from Syria on Monday (14 October), deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than 24 hours after Washington announced a full withdrawal.
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Opportunity in a crisis: European Union must enable people with chronic conditions to remain active in social and economic life [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-10-15 05:00
The election of the new Parliament and the establishment of the new Commission represent an opportunity to re-calibrate the role of the EU in improving the health of its citizens. This debate, however, cannot be disconnected from a more general...
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French MP: ‘We try to bring method to the madness of building renovation’

Tue, 2019-10-15 04:55
The "Yellow Vest" movement has actually boosted the France's ambition to be a building renovation champion as it positioned the economy front and centre in the debate, the government's 'co-pilot' for the project told EURACTIV.
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New German rules leave 5G telecoms door open to Huawei

Mon, 2019-10-14 16:24
Germany has finalised rules for the build-out of 5G mobile networks that, in a snub to the United States, will not exclude China’s Huawei Technologies.
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Spain’s Supreme Court jails Catalan leaders amid protests

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:44
Nine Catalan politicians and activists have on Monday been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison by Spain's Supreme Court for their involvement in a banned referendum in 2017, amid strong reactions from separatists. 
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Brexit causes status anxiety among EU nationals in the UK

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:26
The negotiations on a Brexit Withdrawal Agreement have been painfully slow and often rancorous, but ministers have always insisted that the rights of EU nationals living in the UK will be protected. But despite all pledges, including from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, there is continuing anxiety on all sides.
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The Brief, powered by EK – The EU’s new king has not killed the old one, yet

Mon, 2019-10-14 14:54
Political wars, as we know, can be fought anywhere, anytime, at any level, and the European arena lends itself particularly well to these kind of games.
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Tatra Summit: Europe’s competitiveness in a global economy

Mon, 2019-10-14 14:54
Politicians and business stakeholders from Europe and beyond agree on the pressing need for Europe to adjust in the rapidly changing global environment. Sustainability and smart investments are seen as the right way forward. What should the EU focus on...
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Tatra Summit: EU competitiveness in midst of global ‘crossfire’

Mon, 2019-10-14 14:49
Europe’s competitiveness in a world characterised by disruptions has been in the spotlight of the GLOBSEC Tatra Summit. The Green New Deal, sustainable finance and leveraging the EU budget were identified as the keys to help Europe resist the global...
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EU condemns Turkey’s military action, stops short of common arms embargo

Mon, 2019-10-14 14:49
EU foreign minister on Monday (14 October) unanimously condemned Turkey’s military action in north-eastern Syria, asking all member states to stop selling arms to Ankara. However, they stopped short of an EU-wide arms embargo that France and Germany had sought.
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