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[Ticker] New flaw detected in Brexit app for EU citizens

Euobserver.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 09:20
A Swedish engineer living in the UK found he was unable to convert his "pre-settled status" to "settled status" through the country's official app, the Guardian reported Monday. "From the end of July, it will be possible for people with pre-settled status to convert to settled status as soon as they become eligible," the UK Home Office said. The UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October.
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[Ticker] Italian coalition clashes over Russian financing

Euobserver.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 09:17
The Italian ruling parties, the League and the Five Star Movement (5MS), have clashed over audio tapes showing League talks with Russians on secret funding. The Deputy prime minister and 5MS leader, Luigi di Maio, wants to create a parliamentary investigation committee to look into the financing of "all parties". But League chief Matteo Salvini asked if from now on all private "dinners should be discussed in parliament?".
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[Ticker] Germany wants 'coalition of willing' to distribute migrants

Euobserver.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 09:14
German foreign minister Heiko Maas said over the weekend that a "coalition of the willing" should redistribute migrants saved in the Mediterranean. Italian foreign minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Sunday "the system works only if a sufficient and significant number of EU countries join". On Monday in Brussels, EU foreign affairs ministers will discuss migration, a topic which has deeply divided EU states since 2015.
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Ursula von der Leyen: Parliament vote puts EU politics to the test

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:54
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Bulgarian EPP deputy: Don’t take vote for Ursula von der Leyen for granted

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:54
Part of the centre-right European People's Party (EPP) has serious doubts about Ursula von der Leyen’s nomination for President of the European Commission and may not support her, Bulgarian MEP Radan Kanev told news website EUelectionsBulgaria.com.
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EPP set to lose influence in von der Leyen Commission

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:24
If Ursula von der Leyen is approved as European Commission president this week, her own centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) may actually lose influence in the next EU executive, given the political affiliation of the candidates likely to form the bulk of her senior staff.
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Rome prepares to ship its rubbish across Europe, raising environmental concerns

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:20
The exit strategy from Rome’s current garbage crisis involves re-routing thousands of tonnes of junk to Sweden and other EU countries, with a huge financial and environmental cost in terms of CO2 emissions.
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[Opinion] Weber: Six proposals in wake of Spitzenkandidat process

Euobserver.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:15
I will not lament the decision-making process that resulted in a package deal on the new leadership in Europe. I respect this result, which was in accordance with the treaties and therefore not undemocratic, albeit unsatisfactory.
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Macron announces launch of French space force

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:13
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday (13 July) said that France’s air force will set up a space command centre and be renamed the Air and Space force, to better protect outer space interests.
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Mogherini cautions against ‘dangerous adventures’ in the Middle East

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:12
The European Union fully backs Iraq's efforts to de-escalate growing tensions between the United States and Iran because conflict will have dire consequences for all sides, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Saturday (13 July).
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Emission-busting aviation taxes gain ground, despite airline pushback

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 08:08
Ryanair in April became the first airline to be included among Europe’s top ten polluters, with some calling the airline company ‘the new coal’ industry. Large economies like France and Germany have begun seeking impact-reducing alternatives to air travel by imposing new taxes.
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Turkish Cypriot leader proposes joint energy committee

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 07:49
Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akıncı on Saturday (13 July) proposed creating a joint committee across the divided Mediterranean island, to address tensions over offshore energy reserves.
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Belgrade condemns ‘hate’ after Orthodox graves in Kosovo vandalised

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 07:44
Graves at a Serbian Orthodox cemetery in Kosovo have been vandalised, police said on Sunday (14 July), in an incident that comes at a time of rising tension between Belgrade and Pristina.
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Macron hails common European defence at Paris parade

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 07:40
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday (14 July) sought to showcase European military cooperation in France's annual Bastille Day parade that included representatives of nine other European armies in a show of unity at a time of growing tensions between Europe and the United States.
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What the new EU leadership can do for our industry (and vice versa) [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - Mon, 15/07/2019 - 07:00
Digitalisation is reshaping the borders of traditional industry sectors (e.g. automotive, energy, retail). It is also impacting our regulations that need to be smarter to uphold the competitiveness of Europe’s industry. New industry coalitions that combine verticals with tech sectors can help.
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Von der Leyen’s bid for EU top job in the balance

Euractiv.com - Sun, 14/07/2019 - 12:00
Will it be business as usual or a summer of stalemate?
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The Brief – The ‘Super-Commissioners’

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 17:05
In spite of EU leaders’ opposition to measures to make the Commission more functional, the rise of three ‘super-commissioners’ to support the next EU executive chief would improve Europe’s response to the turbulent world. The death of the Spitzenkandidaten process...
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[Ticker] Romania's Kovesi set to be first EU public prosecutor

Euobserver.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 16:17
The Romanian anti corruption prosecutor, Laura Kovesi, is poised to become the first European public prosecutor. Her only opponent, the French Jean-François Bonhert, pulled out of the race after being nominated for another function in France. Kovesi was the preferred candidate of the European Parliament, while Bonhert was supported by the European Council. However, the decision remains complicated, as according to the council rules, there must be two candidates.
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[Ticker] Turkey: first delivery of Russian S400 missiles arrived

Euobserver.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 15:32
On Friday, the first parts of Russian S400 missiles arrived in Turkey, the Turkish minister of defence announced. Turkey says it needs the missile system as defence to protect the country against possible attacks from Syria or Iran. It has soured relations between Turkey and the US. The US already announced it would cancel the delivery of 100 F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
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Von der Leyen vote the focus This WEEK

Euobserver.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 15:29
MEPs will vote to confirm - or not - on Tuesday the new commission president, Ursula von der Leyen - a candidate put forward at the last minute by the EU leaders, and grilled by lawmakers recently in Brussels.
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