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Germany tells the East: Speed up reform or you will lose your population

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 15:01
Germany’s minister of state for Europe delivered a blunt message to a gathering of the Eastern Partnership, organised in the Georgian Black Sea city of Batumi on Thursday (11 July): unless reforms in Eastern Europe speed up, its young people will leave to find a better life in Western Europe.
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German Socialists list von der Leyen failures in damning paper to EU peers

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 13:52
Germany's Social Democrats have circulated a damning paper to their European political group in which they call Ursula von der Leyen an "inadequate and inappropriate candidate" to lead the European Commission ahead of a vote on her nomination next week.
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French Minister: ‘There is a long way to go’ on eurozone budget

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 13:47
France wants to make access to European funds conditional on the European minimum wage and respect for the rule of law, the state secretary for Europe, Amélie de Montchalin, told EURACTIV Slovakia in an interview.
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German ambassador to the EU: ‘China is changing us’

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 13:26
Europe should increase its economic assertiveness abroad and put forward a new strategy to face China’s rivalry, as the challenges posed by Beijing are already affecting the way European countries are preparing to compete with global powers, experts and diplomats agreed on Thursday (12 July).
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[Ticker] Russia accuses Tusk of 'Russophobic fit'

Euobserver.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 11:03
The Russian foreign ministry has accused EU Council president Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, of having a "Russophobic fit" and launching an "anti-Russia attack" when he said in Batumi, Georgia, Thursday that the collapse of the Soviet Union was "a blessing" because it freed the nations of eastern Europe. Tusk spoke of history "clumsily and even awkwardly", the Russian foreign ministry statement Friday added.
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UK to order ships with zero emission technology from 2025

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 10:16
The UK government on Thursday (11 July) said all new ships ordered from 2025 and aimed for its waters must be equipped with zero emission technology, as part of a new plan to cut maritime pollution.
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EU court blow to 'Eastern Partnership' credibility

Euobserver.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 09:34
The EU court in Luxembourg has annulled sanctions on Ukraine's former regime, in a symbolic blow to European foreign policy in the former Soviet region.
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[Ticker] Italy picks pro-European Salvini aide as commissioner

Euobserver.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:59
Italy's government decided to put forward Giancarlo Giorgetti as its new European Commissioner, according to Bloomberg. Giorgetti is a close advisor to deputy prime minister and League leader Matteo Salvini. He tried to avoid a serious clash between the EU and Italy over paying for campaign promises. He was also in favour of early elections in order to get rid of the coalition with the Five Star movement.
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Parliament majority ‘colour’ could cause von der Leyen headache

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:44
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. /// As well as the numbers, German Commission president nominee, Ursula von der Leyen, should also consider...
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Why we are far from imposing a tax on kerosene

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:40
France introduced a tax on airline tickets this week. However, this does not really replace a tax on kerosene, which continues to be tax-exempt across Europe. But why is the EU not introducing such a tax? EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Poland firms up gas, nuclear plans to fill green power gap

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:33
Replacing Poland’s obsolete coal power fleet is a top political priority for the country, both for environmental and energy security reasons. But even as it steps up renewable energy plans, Warsaw is also pushing hard for new gas and nuclear plants to fill in the gap.
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Slovak president attacks Beijing’s human rights record

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:30
Slovakian president Zuzana Čaputová has criticised Beijing for not respecting human rights, during a visit by China's foreign affairs chief on Wednesday (10 July). Wang Yi was in Slovakia to discuss the involvement of the Visegrád Four in the Silk Road project.
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Wind power: What next for Europe?

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:25
Europe is the cradle of the wind energy industry and is still rightly perceived as a global leader in the sector. But fresh projects have slowed in recent years, pointing to new challenges for the EU’s wind energy sector in...
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In a moment of urgency, put energy efficiency first

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:20
Steps can be taken to improve energy efficiency. This is the surest route to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, write Kim Fausing and Rachel Kyte.
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How to fix Eastern Europe’s problem with 2050 climate neutrality

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:18
A radical, one might say populist, solution to solve the Eastern blockade on climate neutrality would be to set up a European Climate Solidarity Fund, writes István Bart.
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Merkel sits during anthems after shaking spells

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:10
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday insisted she took care of her health after remaining seated during national anthems at an official ceremony, in a rare change of protocol apparently to prevent a repeat of uncontrollable shaking.
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Trump rips tech firms at ‘free speech’ summit

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:05
President Donald Trump welcomed prominent conservative social media provocateurs to the White House on Thursday (11 July) and said that along with himself, they are being treated unfairly by big tech firms, which he says suppress conservative voices.
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Tweets of the Week: von der Leyen’s pitch, Greece elections, Hello Kitty takeover

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 08:00
Ursula von der Leyen meets with MEPs to keep candidacy afloat, Greek citizens cast their votes, and Hello Kitty steals the show. This episode is supported by the European Snacks Association.
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EU threatens Turkey with sanctions over Cyprus drilling

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 07:54
The European Union is set to curb contacts and funding for Ankara in retaliation for what it calls Turkey’s “illegal” drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus and stands ready to ramp up sanctions further, according to a draft statement....
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Irish parliament calls on government to thwart EU-Mercosur deal

Euractiv.com - Fri, 12/07/2019 - 07:31
Ireland's parliament voted on Thursday (11 July) to press the government to lead opposition inside the European Union to a draft trade deal that Brussels has struck with the Mercosur bloc of South American countries.
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