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Šefčovič tells MEPs he has a vision for EU’s Energy Union

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 14:19

Maroš Šefčovič, the Slovak Commissioner-designate for the EU’s Energy Union, successfully defended his credentials for the post yesterday (20 October) in front of two parliamentary committees. EurActiv Slovakia reports.

In the new Juncker Commission, Šefčovič will coordinate the work of several Commissioners - for energy, climate action and transport - and most importantly, will be in charge of giving substance to the project of creating an Energy Union among the 28-member bloc.

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Isis e il reclutamento tra le donne: «Cucinate per i fratelli jihadisti»

Corriere della Sera - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 14:04
L’ultimo passo della propaganda fondamentalista.Un gruppo per istruire le musulmane a servire i combattenti e a usare le armi: «Imparate su YouTube»
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Building renovation: the key for energy security, growth and jobs

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 13:21

On 23 October, EU heads of state and government will be facing a key moment in their duty to bring economic progress and social well-being to EU citizens when they attend the European Council to decide on the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework, write Pascal Eveillard and Jan te Bos.

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Pistorius, sentenza salomonica e prevedibile. Ma poco convincente

Corriere della Sera - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 11:53
Comprensibile la clemenza della corte nel condannare a 5 anni l’atleta paralimpico per l’omicidio della fidanzata. Ma sono ancora troppi i dubbi su quel che successe davvero
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Pilota si addormenta alla guida di un Airbus, intercettato da caccia

Corriere della Sera - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 11:20
La disavventura capitata a un volo Air Brussels che aveva un centinaio di passeggeri a bordo lo scorso 28 giugno. L’aereo è poi atterrato senza problemi
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Parliament coalition restless ahead of Juncker Commission vote

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 11:15

Serious questions are being raised within the European Parliament's grand coalition ahead of the vote on the Juncker Commission on Wednesday 22 October. Socialist MEPs are calling for stronger guarantees on issues like the €300 billion investment plan. EurActiv France reports.

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Jobs summit skirts the issue of youth unemployment

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 10:07

The recent jobs summit in Milan could have taken steps beyond those that have been known about for some time, such as the youth guarantee, but unfortunately the opportunity was missed. Nothing new came out of the summit, writes Allan Päll. 

Allan Päll is secretary general at the European Youth Forum.

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Mogherini should appoint special envoy to the Middle East

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 09:17

Federica Mogherini, the new EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, should appoint a new EU special envoy to the Middle East to engage and have an impact on the peace process in the region, writes Dr Nimrod Goren.

Dr Nimrod Goren is Chairman of Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, and a lecturer for Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

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Prakash Mathema: Poorest countries have the most to lose at UN climate talks

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 08:57

Nepal's Prakash Mathema is leading the UN climate change negotiations for the group of Least Developed Countries Group (LDC). According to him, an ambitious outcome at the 2015 Paris UN summit can only be reached if vulnerability to climate change impacts of poorest countries are taken into consideration. 

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Washington introduces Russia-style sanctions against Hungarian officials

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 07:57

The United States said yesterday (20 October) six Hungarians had been banned from entering the US, as a warning to Budapest to reverse policies that threatened to undermine democratic values.

An American diplomat in Budapest said yesterday the individuals were public servants or people with government connections. Last week's ban came after a long series of warnings from Washington, the embassy said.

A 2004 Presidential proclamation allows the US government to ban foreign nationals whose corrupt conduct hurts US interests, without providing proof of the charges.

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Bulc walks on fire… and survives

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 07:52

Slovenian Commissioner-designate for transport Violeta Bulc, who reportedly has trained as shaman and is able to walk on fire, made an excellent impression at her European Parliament confirmation hearing yesterday evening (20 October).

The hearing of Bulc was seen as vital for the entire Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker and to be voted in plenary on Wednesday (22 October). Now it is safe to predict that the Juncker Commission would be able to take up its duties from 1 November.

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Europe warned on 'low carbon leakage' if it falters on renewables

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 07:47

Ahead of an EU summit which is expected to agree on energy and climate goals for 2030, a new study by the European Climate Foundation is calling for binding targets to avoid low-carbon technologies from moving outside of Europe and putting 600,000 jobs at risk. EurActiv Germany reports.

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Four reasons why ambitious targets for energy and climate could save the EU hundreds of billions of euros

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 07:37

The financial benefits of transitioning to a low-carbon economy are clear and significant, writes David Nelson, especially if policymakers act now.

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EU summit to debate multi-billion carbon quota 'transfer' system

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 07:36

EXCLUSIVE: European leaders meeting later this week for an EU summit on energy and climate change will discuss proposals allowing energy-rich nations like France and Germany to transfer 10% of CO2 emissions quotas to member states such as Poland, who are struggling to diversify their energy mix. EurActiv France reports

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Chizhov: Russia stands ready to cooperate with the new Commission

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 07:31

Russia is fully prepared to reinvigorate its relations with the new European Commission, led by Jean-Claude Juncker, Russian Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov told EurActiv in an exclusive interview. “I would suggest that we should not concentrate on slogans, or debate whether our relationship is strategic or not, but rather look into the substance”, the diplomat said. 

Vladimir Chizhov is a career diplomat. Before being appointed ambassador to the EU in 2005 he was Russia's deputy minister of foreign affairs. He spoke to EurActiv’s senior editor, Georgi Gotev.

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Moscow: Ukraine expects the West to pay its $3.1 billion gas bill

Euractive general - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 07:10

Russian ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said yesterday (20 October) that Ukraine is counting on “international support” to pay off its $3.1 billion dollar (€2.43 billion) debt to Gazprom by the end of the month.

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Spettatrice velata in prima fila Fatta uscire dall’Opéra di Parigi

Corriere della Sera - Mar, 21/10/2014 - 07:09
È accaduto durante la rappresentazione della «Traviata». Alla fine del primo atto i coristi hanno protestato e la donna è stata accompagnata fuori dal teatro
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Banditi nella piscina di Rio 2016, le foto pubblicate su Facebook

Corriere della Sera - Lun, 20/10/2014 - 22:05
I narcotrafficanti si sono fatti fotografare in acqua con fucili mitragliatori e poi hanno postato le immagini sui social network
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Messico, uccisa attivista anti-narcos I killer mettono online foto del corpo

Corriere della Sera - Lun, 20/10/2014 - 20:10
Maria del Rosario Fuentes Rubio denunciava su Twitter le attività delle bande criminali. Gli assassini hanno usato il suo stesso account per diffondere le immagini del cadavere
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MEP from party led by racist could save Farage's EFDD

Euractive general - Lun, 20/10/2014 - 17:38

UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy group in the European Parliament is expected to reform after a Polish MEP from a party led by a racist joined the Eurosceptic faction.

Robert Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz is a member of the Polish Congress of the New Right, which is led by Janusz Korwin-Mikke. Kowin-Mikke was fined €3,040 in September for making racist remarks in the European Parliament.

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