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Czech PM attacks EU after fraud report prompts outrage

Euobserver.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 09:19
The Czech Republic's billionaire prime minister, Andrei Babis, has accused the EU anti-fraud office, Olaf, of trying to "destabilise" his country.
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EU praises Romanian U-turn on controversial reforms

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:59
The European Commission on Tuesday (4 June) welcomed Romania's pledge to renounce controversial judicial reforms that had triggered strong criticism and threats of sanctions from Brussels.
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Czech PM attacks ‘eurocrats’ over EU funds misuse suspicions

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:46
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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World leaders gather in south England to remember D-Day

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:44
World leaders gather on the coast of southern England on Wednesday (5 June) to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest seaborne invasion in history and a feat that helped bring World War Two to an end.
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UK Conservative Party agree leadership election rules to reduce numbers

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:26
Britain's governing Conservatives on Tuesday (4 June) agreed rules for the contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party chief, including measures to eliminate candidates more quickly from a crowded race.
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Ukraine’s new president vows pro-Western trajectory in Brussels

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:21
Ukraine's strategy of seeking full-fledged NATO membership remains unchanged, new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Tuesday (5 June), during his first trip to Brussels.
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Denmark’s Social Democrats set to win election on anti-immigration platform

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:11
Denmark's Social Democratic Party is set to triumph in Wednesday's (5 June) general election, as polls suggest a surge in support for Mette Frederiksen's outfit, following a transformation of the party's stance on immigration after the 2015 national ballot.
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In Fukuoka, EU to focus on trade tensions at G20, seek tax on digital firms

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 08:08
Resolving global trade tensions must be a top priority to preserve an expected modest rebound in global growth, European Union finance ministers will tell G20 counterparts this week amid an escalating US-Chinese trade conflict.
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Finland pledges carbon neutrality on eve of EU presidency

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 07:57
Finland’s new government said on Monday (4 June) the country will aim to cut its carbon emissions completely by 2035. The Nordic nation will take over the rotating EU presidency in July, with an ambitious pan-European climate deal still left on the negotiating table.
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Germany wants UN Security Council more involved in mitigating climate crisis

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 07:44
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas launched a call for action on Tuesday (4 June) that aims to develop real solutions that would mitigate the security risks of climate change. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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[Opinion] European Parliament cannot shut door to Catalan MEPs

Euobserver.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 07:41
Carles Puigdemont, Oriol Junqueras and Toni Comin, former members of the Catalan government who are currently in exile or in pre-trial detention, have been elected by 1,720,500 citizens of Spain and Catalonia to represent them in the European Parliament.
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Trump’s son-in law and Middle East adviser Kushner meets EU leaders

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 07:39
US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and Middle East peace adviser Jared Kushner met European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker for talks in Brussels on Tuesday (4 June).
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Tusk on 1989 anniversaries: Two visions are present also today

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 07:27
European Council President Donald Tusk on Tuesday (4 June) hailed the Polish election 30 years ago that heralded the peaceful demise of the entire Soviet bloc, holding it up as a reminder that China's bloody Tiananmen crackdown that same day was not the only possible outcome of a fight for freedom.
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The potential of Nudging to tackle biggest social challenges – How can we inspire more responsible behaviours? [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - Wed, 05/06/2019 - 07:00
On the occasion of the launch of the new Competence Centre on Behavioural Insights, the European Commission invited the father of Nudge, Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard University, to Brussels.
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Tajani urged to allow Catalan MEPs into parliament

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 17:52
Two Catalonian separatists MEPs elected last week - including former leader Carles Puigdemont - have been barred from accrediting with the European Parliament until they sign a constitutional oath in Madrid. The pair fear arrest if they return to Spain.
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Trump offers UK ‘phenomenal’ post-Brexit trade deal

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 17:24
US President Donald Trump offered the UK on Tuesday (4 June) the prospect of a “phenomenal” trade deal that would more than double trade flows between the UK, but warned that in such a deal, everything would be up for discussion.
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[Ticker] Greens add five new MEPs to EU parliamentary group

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 17:19
The Greens added five MEPs to their group in the European Parliament, increasing the size of the fourth-largest EP group to 74 in the 751-seat chamber. The new members hail from the Czech Pirate Party, and the German satirical party, Die Partei. "We are pleased to announce that a further five MEPs joined the Greens," lead candidate Bas Eickhout tweeted, adding: "Talks with other parties are still ongoing."
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[Ticker] Trump promises UK 'phenomenal' trade deal

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 17:17
US president Donald Trump told British prime minister Theresa May Tuesday that the US is committed to a "phenomenal trade deal" with the UK after it leaves the EU. "There is tremendous potential in that trade deal, I say probably two and even three times of what we are doing right now," Trump said in London, adding that "everything" will be on the table, including the National Health Service.
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The Brief – A heated European summer

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 16:58
Italy, Brexit and the trade war top the list of concerns for decision makers and pundits across Europe. The situation will likely get worse on each of these fronts over the next few weeks. Another perfect storm is looming just...
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The road to decarbonisation: Long-term biofuels policy in a changing EU political landscape

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 16:37
The EU has outlined a vision for a zero-carbon future – one that would require a massive increase in the deployment of renewable energy sources.
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