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Leak: These are the five priorities for the next finance Commissioner

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:42
A new strategy for the capital markets union, fintech, financial stability, sustainable economy and Brexit are the priorities listed for the next financial services commissioner, according to the memo drafted by European Commission officials and seen by EURACTIV.com.
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Vestager’s grand plan for regulating the digital economy

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:30
The EU should be "ready to act" should social values such as "privacy, freedom and fairness" be under threat from expanding digital monopolies, the bloc's Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager said on Monday (3 April).
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Trump turns to trade talks on UK state visit

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:24
US President Donald Trump meets outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday (4 June) for trade-centred talks during his state visit to Britain, with protesters set to gather outside the gates.
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Commission: Suspending visa-free travel for Albanians should not be decided lightly

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:20
The European Commission said on Monday (3 June) it would assess a request by the Netherlands to suspend visa-free travel for Albanians, adding that such a decision should not be taken lightly.
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Danish Social Democrats expected to maintain tough migration policy

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:04
Ahead of Wednesday's (5 June) general election in Denmark, one thing is certain: immigration policy will remain tough.
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[Opinion] Six takeaways on digital disinformation at EU elections

Euobserver.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 08:02
For example, Germany's primetime TV news reported that 47 percent of political social media discussions were related to the extreme-right AfD party, when in fact this was the case only for Twitter - used by only four percent of Germans.
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Commission unmoved by accusations of ‘crimes against humanity’

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 07:49
The European Commission defended on Monday (3 June) its track record of saving lives in the Mediterranean, faced with accusations of "“crimes against humanity” substantiated in a 245-page report by international lawyers, brought before the International Criminal Court.
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The Spitzenkandidaten system is broken beyond repair

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 07:48
It would be wise to accept that the Spitzenkandidaten system is broken and to look for a democratic replacement, writes Dick Roche, bringing up as arguments nuggets of vintage EU politics.
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Macron accepts ‘bad guy’ role in Brexit talks

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 07:33
French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday (3 June) that he fully accepted his "bad guy" role in insisting on a shorter extension to Britain's tortuous exit from the EU, while insisting that 31 October is the "final, final deadline."
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IMF urges France to step up reforms to rein in debt

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 07:19
The International Monetary Fund on Monday (3 June) warned France that its public debt is "too high for comfort", calling on the nation to tackle the issue by stepping up spending reforms.
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Italian PM Conte says he will resign if coalition squabbles persist

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 07:09
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday (3 June) he was ready to resign unless the two parties in the governing populist coalition -- the League and the Five Star Movement -- stopped squabbling.
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The future of transport: The challenge of new technologies for road safety [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - Tue, 04/06/2019 - 07:00
CITA, under the patronage of Romanian Presidency, hosted an event on the future of transport and the challenge of new technologies for road safety.
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In search of realism: the Tory leadership and Brexit

Euractiv.com - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 18:21
The race to succeed Theresa May as the UK’s Prime Minister will be appropriately chaotic, light-years from the coronation that saw her replace David Cameron in June 2016.
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France orders fast food chains to quickly sort their waste

Euractiv.com - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 17:25
Fifteen fast food chains are being ordered by France's Ecological Transition ministry to sort their waste in at least 70% of their restaurants by the end of 2019. This has been a legal obligation since 1 July 2016. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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EU elections: what’s next

Euractiv.com - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 16:56
Following the European elections in May, MEPs and EU member states will shape the transition into the new term. These are the next steps towards the formation of the Parliament and the Commission.
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The Brief – GreenKo in Germany

Euractiv.com - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 16:55
The resignation of Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Andrea Nahles reaches way beyond the boundaries of German social democracy. It strips bare the German political landscape as we got to know it.
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Who can save Germany’s Social Democratic Party?

Euractiv.com - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 16:52
Andrea Nahles’ resignation plunged the German Social Democrats (SPD) into chaos. With state elections coming up, the party needs to find successors – but there are not many people to choose from. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Austrian socialists and right-wing populists doing poorly in polls

Euractiv.com - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 15:34
Austria's government of experts is now in place. Now the question arises: when should a new government be elected? An analysis by Herbert Vytiska.
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French economy ministry wants to overhaul EU competition policies

Euractiv.com - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 15:25
The French Ministry of Economy wants to change competition practices and trade policy in Europe. Its proposals also aim to tackle new digital conglomerates. EURACTIV France reports.
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V4 in the EU: neither blocking minority nor agenda-setter

Euractiv.com - Mon, 03/06/2019 - 13:47
Fears in Berlin of the Visegrad Four acting as a blocking minority on EU dossiers has softened. Instead, German policy-makers and analysts are trying to identify common ground between Germany and the V4, writes Anna-Lena Kirch.
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