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Europe’s just energy transition [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-10-16 10:00
The transformation of the Polish energy sector is one of the biggest challenges that Poland’s economy is facing right now. This is why the members of the Polish Electricity Association (PKEE) are, already today, commencing proactively several initiatives aimed at...
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Macron prepares counter-offensive for Brussels

Wed, 2019-10-16 09:54
French President Emmanuel Macron will only choose the new French candidate for the  European Commission after an EU summit on 17-18 October, where he intends to secure political support from the European Parliament. EURACTIV France reports.
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Ukrainina oligarch linked to Zelenskiy suffers blow in London court

Wed, 2019-10-16 09:40
Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy hardly expected to become a protagonist in a possible impeachment of his US colleague Donald Trump. On top of that, his name has now also appeared in the press in relation to a London court case of possible financial malpractice involving billions of dollars. 
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Italy’s German-speaking province makes U-turn on scrapping Italian name

Wed, 2019-10-16 08:53
The local government of the Italian autonomous province Alto Adige/Südtirol had to step back and withdraw a law that would have removed the term ‘Alto Adige’ from its Brussels office, as the attempt nearly led the country to the brink of a constitutional crisis.
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Tax policy expert: Closing the tax gap can drive political change

Wed, 2019-10-16 07:55
Harmonisation of the tax rates across the EU should be conducted so that it prevents the race to the bottom without harming competition, says Grzegorz Poniatowski from the Polish think-tank Centre for Economic and Social Research.
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Romania’s President appoints Ludovic Orban as PM-designate

Wed, 2019-10-16 07:28
Romania’s centrist President Klaus Iohannis said on Tuesday (15 October) he had appointed opposition Liberal Party leader Ludovic Orban as prime minister-designate to form a transitional government until a parliamentary election next year.
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Russian top diplomat warns Greeks of facing same fate as Kurds

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:56
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Today, we celebrate World Food Day. Before you start reading The Capitals, take a look at the...
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Scottish nationalists want new independence referendum in 2020

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:45
The Scottish National Party will call for a new referendum on independence next year, its leader said on Tuesday (15 October), after polls indicated growing support of a breakaway from the rest of Britain.
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France halts EU enlargement

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:34
France on Tuesday (15 October) blocked the opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, despite the promise made by the Union to Skopje that its historic Prespa agreement with Greece would earn it a ticket to the EU membership negotiations.
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Barnier sees three Brexit scenarios: deal, extension, ‘breakdown’

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:31
The European Union’s Brexit negotiator told the 27 EU states staying on together that he saw three possible scenarios ahead: a deal with Britain later on Tuesday (15 October), another delay to Britain’s departure or a “breakdown” of talks, according to diplomats with the bloc.
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Gas industry storms into EU green finance taxonomy debate

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:30
Industry executives argue fossil gas should be considered green when it displaces coal in power generation, sparking fresh controversy around an upcoming EU sustainable finance taxonomy aimed at rewarding investments in clean technologies.
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Brexit deal within reach in last-ditch talks, but doubts remain

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:28
Britain and the EU made headway on Tuesday (15 October) in last-ditch talks on a Brexit deal ahead of a leaders' summit, but with just hours left to clinch an agreement it was still unclear if London could avoid postponing its scheduled departure on 31 October.
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Biotechnology: Europe’s next ‘hot potato’

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:16
The discussion over the future of biotechnology in Europe heated up after the EU Court ruled in July last year that gene editing should, in principle, fall under the GMO Directive. In this special report, EURACTIV will focus on the future of biotechnology in Europe, the regulatory framework of the so-called new plant breeding techniques as well as GMOs.
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Andriukaitis: 100-year old production models cannot achieve food sustainability

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:15
According to the UN, the amount of food produced globally needs to double to feed a rising world population. Policymakers are poring over ways to ensure the sustainability of food systems while emerging new technologies, promising to tackle climate change, still face resistance.
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Italy lets French migrant ship dock to anger of far right

Wed, 2019-10-16 06:10
Charity rescue ship Ocean Viking headed towards the southern Italian port of Taranto on Tuesday (15 October) after the government gave it authorisation to bring 176 migrants ashore in a decision that angered the far-right League.
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Turkey pushes offensive in Syria, while Russia moves in where US moved out

Wed, 2019-10-16 05:58
Turkey vowed to press ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday (15 October) despite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria's Russia-backed army moved on the key city of Manbij that was abandoned by US forces.
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No escape from the hostile environment

Wed, 2019-10-16 05:06
The UK's offer of settled status to EU citizens may have seemed like a change of tack in its migration policy but there are many causes for anxiety, writes Roger Casale.
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Europe and Huawei share common values. Together we can lead the 4th Industrial Revolution. [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-10-16 05:00
It is Europe’s values of openness, innovation, and the rule of law that have made it the powerhouse of mobile communications that it is today. We at Huawei share these values.
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EU bank kicks climate can down road to November 

Tue, 2019-10-15 16:12
The European Investment Bank decided on Tuesday (15 October) to delay a decision on updating its energy lending policy until November. Germany and the European Commission are still pushing for controversial changes to the bank’s original fossil-fuel-free proposal.
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Tap water in the EU: Environmental and health considerations

Tue, 2019-10-15 15:37
Finland’s EU presidency and MEPs in the new European Parliament will have to address all relevant health concerns when it comes to drinking water rules if they want to pass the historic first citizen-led EU legislation in the next term.
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