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New Brexit hopes after Johnson and Varadkar say ‘pathway to deal’ exists

Fri, 2019-10-11 00:16
Hopes of a Brexit deal were dramatically revived on Thursday (10 October) following three hours of talks between Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
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The Brief, powered by the Martens Centre – A missing EU word, a lost EU state

Thu, 2019-10-10 14:54
Turkish forces have launched airstrikes this week and advanced deeper into Kurdish-held areas in northeast Syria during the second day of Ankara’s invasion in the region. The EU sat on its hands and then came up with a cautious, watered-down statement. Why?
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East-West corridor: ‘Hard’ versus ‘soft’ connectivity?

Thu, 2019-10-10 14:50
A conference organised by EURACTIV on ‘Global Eurasia – connectivity as a driver for peace, stability and security’ raised questions such as “greener” connectivity, in line with Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen’s priorities. But diplomats from the region were more focused on infrastructure.
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A hair’s breadth from a massacre: a closer look at the Synagogue shooting in Germany

Thu, 2019-10-10 14:15
A gunman killed two people and injured several on Wednesday, but his failure to open the Synagogue's door spared the German city of Halle from a massacre. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Why the European Parliament rejected Sylvie Goulard

Thu, 2019-10-10 14:13
The parliamentary committees rejected the candidacy of France's Sylvie Goulard for the Commissioner's post, officially on ethical grounds. However, her refusal is also a sign that German conservatives are finding it difficult to trust French President Emmanuel Macron. EURACTIV France reports.
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Senselessly shunning science: the EU Parliament’s GMO dilemma [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-10-10 13:00
Europe seems increasingly ready to face the challenges of the 21st century and to lead the way to a ‘greener’ and more sustainable future. But what role can the EU Parliament play in the face of recent unsubstantiated “objections” against GMOs?
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Romania’s centre-right to push for Muresan as Commissioner after government collapses

Thu, 2019-10-10 12:17
The Romanian parliament ousted the Social Democrat government of Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă on Thursday (10 October) with 238 votes in support of a no-confidence motion.
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Commission refers Poland to top EU court over treatment of judiciary

Thu, 2019-10-10 12:12
The European Commission referred Poland to the EU's Court of Justice on Thursday (10 (October) in order to "protect judges from political control" enforced by Poland's ruling conservative PiS party.
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Digital Brief: The EU’s 5G balancing act

Thu, 2019-10-10 12:00
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Unintentional and intentional backdoors will be easier to introduce and harder to detect.” – Julian King, Security Commissioner,...
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20 Visions for Europe: ‘Brexit and the future of the EU’

Thu, 2019-10-10 12:00
This op-ed is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free, independent reporting...
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MEP Larrouturou: ‘Entire S&D group wants guarantees on financing European Green Deal’

Thu, 2019-10-10 11:55
Incoming EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen should take an extra month or two to negotiate a coalition agreement with the European Parliament, including a new finance-climate pact to support the energy transition, says Pierre Larrouturou, adding he will not vote for the new Commission without additional climate cash.
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Cities will be key in the fight against climate change, UN chief says

Thu, 2019-10-10 10:39
Mayors from all over the world are meeting in Copenhagen this week for the C40 World Mayors Summit. They have gathered to fight the so-called 'climate urgency' and are calling for a "Green New Deal" to be implemented worldwide. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Ukraine peace drive hits first bump, but Moscow says ‘Normandy’ summit possible

Thu, 2019-10-10 07:18
Ukraine on Wednesday (9 October) refused to pull back troops in its restive east, saying for the second time this week that continued shelling by pro-Russian separatists there precluded the implementation of a disengagement agreement.
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Jourova: ’I don’t want us to come back to the pre-1989 era’

Thu, 2019-10-10 06:56
Věra Jourová, the European Commission's Vice-President elect for Values and Transparency,  gave the good example on 9 October by meeting with Brussels journalists to talk about her future portfolio, answering their questions openly and making some strong political statements.
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Romania’s socialists face collapse as EPP waits in the corner

Thu, 2019-10-10 06:55
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.
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Eurozone sharpens up new anti-shock fund

Thu, 2019-10-10 06:41
Finance ministers of the 19-member euro area reached agreement late on Wednesday (9 October) on the details of a new common budget for the eurozone, including stronger measures to support countries hit by a sudden economic shock.
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EU hints at Huawei risk in 5G security assessment

Thu, 2019-10-10 06:09
The European Union hinted strongly it viewed Chinese tech group Huawei as a security risk to its roll-out of 5G networks in a report released Wednesday (9 October).
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EU Socialists could save Sylvie Goulard from long-winded saga

Thu, 2019-10-10 06:00
France’s European Commissioner-designate, Sylvie Goulard, will have to undergo another hearing on Thursday (10 October). Although the Greens and conservatives do not trust the French candidate, the last-minute support from the S&D group might save her after this tumultuous week.  EURACTIV France reports.
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EU urges Turkey to halt Syria invasion, will not pay for ‘safe zone’

Thu, 2019-10-10 05:50
The EU on Wednesday (9 October) demanded Turkey halt its military operation against Kurdish militants in northern Syria, telling Ankara the bloc would not pay for any so-called "safe zone" that might be created.
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Proper ethics rules can help bridge gap between citizens and Brussels

Thu, 2019-10-10 05:46
Sylvie Goulard’s example illustrates the kind of behaviour which has become unacceptable for European citizens. Europe needs to elevate its conflicts of interest assessment procedure and strictly regulate external activities, writes Manon Aubry.
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