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The football tournament you’ve never heard of

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 16:23
Eight football teams will duel it out in the foothills of the Caucasus this month to decide which is the best in Europe. But you will not find Germany, Italy or Spain on the match list and none of the teams taking part are fully recognised by the international community.
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Iodine tablets to be distributed to 2.2 million French people living near nuclear plants

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 16:21
An additional 2.2 million French people residing close to nuclear power plants will receive iodine tablets and information on how to proceed in the event of an accident. This was announced by the French Nuclear Safety Authority on Monday. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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How strong is right-wing populism after the European elections?

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 15:48
Following the European elections, a new right-wing alliance will be formed in the European Parliament. EURACTIV Germany looks into how influential right-wing parties will actually be from now on.
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Germany’s cyber defence strategy discussed behind closed doors

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 15:48
Germany is currently preparing a new cyber defence strategy. An internal concept paper of the German government foresees the use of so-called hack-backs and changes to the German Basic Law. But the change is happening and the general public is being excluded from the discussions, experts criticise. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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[Ticker] Juncker to meet Kushner to discuss Middle East

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 12:32
EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet on Tuesday with Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and son-in-law of US president Donald Trump, a commission spokeswoman said. Juncker will discuss "geopolitical issues", and the Middle East situation with Kushner, who has been drawing up a peace plan. The meeting came at Kushner's request, the spokeswoman said. The EU's foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini will also join the discussions.
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World class manufacturing demands standards, consistency and transparency [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 12:00
It is a pivotal time for nutrition companies across the world as more and more people take aim at making healthy living a priority. How can nutritional products manufacturers achieve product quality, consistency and transparency?
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Could obesity be a predictor of the next political mayhem?

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 11:47
Unexpected political upheavals such as Brexit or Trump's election could have been foreseen if the obesity rate has been taken into consideration as a socio-economical marker, a nutrition expert provocatively said in this year’s European Congress on Obesity in Glasgow.
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[Focus] Complexity of EU health data exchange 'underestimated'

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 11:32
European Court of Auditors report says the European Commission "underestimated difficulties involved in deploying an EU-wide eHealth infrastructure".
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Italy incidents, road rule revision & footie farce

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 10:56
This is your weekly EURACTIV Transport Brief, the one port of call for all the news from the world of mobility and much more!
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The candidates’ cards on the table for hosting the EU Labour Authority

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 10:15
The European Commission published last week its assessment of what the four candidates offered for hosting the newly formed European Labour Agency. Now the ball is in the member states’ court and their decision will be known on 13 June. EURACTIV looked into the offers.
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[Ticker] EU has spent €450m on genome-editing research

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 10:13
The European Union has invested more €450m in research projects related to genome-editing, which "can cure or treat patients affected by life-threatening diseases" EU science commissioner Carloes Moedas told MEPs. He said the European Commission was "exploring different activities to stimulate and inform the scientific and social debate on the applications of genome editing technologies for healthcare", including an EU-wide survey of citizens' opinions on such technologies.
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EU guilty of Libya migrant 'tragedy', ICC lawsuit says

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 09:30
EU states' efforts to "deter" migrants from Libya have helped kill more than 14,000 people and exposed 40,000 others to "crimes against humanity", according to a lawsuit filed in The Hague on Monday.
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[Ticker] Five-party centre-left coalition ready to rule Finland

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 09:21
Finland's social democrat prime minister-designate, Antti Rinne, announced on Monday that his new government will include 19 ministers from five parties. The coalition will have a solid majority, with 116 seats, and make Rinne the country's first leftwing prime minister in 16 years. The Greens, one of the biggest winners in April's elections, will get the foreign and environment minister posts. Finland takes over the EU presidency from 1 July.
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[Ticker] Italy's Conte threatens to quit unless coalition solves spat

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 09:09
Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte warned on Monday in a dramatic press conference that the two parties governing Italy must put internal differences to rest, or face early elections. The Five Star Movement and the League are at odds over a range of issues, including migration policy, taxes and infrastructure projects. The situation has intensified since the League won 34 percent in the European elections last month.
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[Ticker] Juncker lives in 50 square metre hotel apartment

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 09:02
"The Commission president doesn't have a residence," Jean-Claude Juncker told Bild Zeitung, confirming that he lives in a hotel apartment measuring 50 square metres. Juncker also said he wanted to save money by having fewer commissioners. "There is simply not enough work to keep 28 commissioners busy all day," he said. "I become a eurosceptic at least once a day", he added.
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[Ticker] EU urges China to release Tiananmen activists

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:57
Marking the 30th anniversary of China's Tiananmen Square democracy protests, EU foreign chief Federica Mogherini has urged Beijing to "immediate[ly] release" the human rights defenders and lawyers still detained and convicted. "We expect the legal safeguards and due process rights of those detained in connection with the 1989 events," she said, naming six individuals: Huang Qi, Gao Zhisheng, Ge Jueping, Pastor Wang Yi, Xu Lin, and Chen Jiahong.
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[Ticker] Macron wants October Brexit deadline to be 'final'

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:54
French president Emmanuel Macron wants the 31 October to be a "final" deadline for Brexit, to avoid the new EU commission, which is sworn in by November 2019, dealing with the UK's departure from the EU. "We now have to implement the British people's decision. Except if the British people themselves decide something else," Macron told a conference on Monday in the Elysee Palace.
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The Netherlands throws a spanner in Albania’s EU hopes

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:50
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. /// THE HAGUE Tirana trouble. A request by the government of the Netherlands to suspend visa-free travel...
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As America retreats on climate, China and Russia confirm commitments

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:42
The US president's gambit to make the Paris Agreement collapse failed. Now China and Russia are taking advantage of the power vacuum left by the US to shape the accord's rules - and show no signs of wavering on commitments.
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