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Israele, polizia uccide palestinese sospettato di attentato a rabbino

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 09:27
Chiusa per precauzione la spianata delle moschee. L’uomo ucciso avrebbe aperto il fuoco contro la polizia. L’israeliano ferito è un attivista di estrema destra
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Cameron rejects giving Scotland veto in EU referendum

Euractive general - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 08:57

Prime Minister David Cameron rejected on Wednesday (October 29) a proposal by the Scottish National Party (SNP) that the United Kingdom should only quit the European Union after a future referendum if a majority in each of its four constituent parts vote to do so.

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Romania's taxing problem will trouble incoming government

Euractive general - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 08:45

Every morning, hundreds of traders pour into a cheap wholesale market in a northern suburb of Bucharest. But if the tax inspector calls, the bustle stops, shutters are quickly pulled down and the place falls silent.

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Plant scientists urge Europe to stop blocking GM trials on political grounds

Euractive general - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 08:24

Twenty-one of Europe’s most prominent plant scientists have signed an open letter warning that Europe may lose its prime research position unless field trials are allowed of genetically modified (GM) plant varieties that have been judged safe.

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Copyright reform: weak research will produce bad policy

Euractive general - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 08:23

Recent studies have echoed extremely pessimistic analysis of the impact of copyright infringement on the European economy. But these are often based on false, misleading assumptions, writes Heini Järvinen.

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Berlin calls for EU-wide retention of PNR flight data

Euractive general - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 08:18

The German government is calling for EU-wide retention of flight passenger data to combat the risk of terror caused by returning Jihadists, sparking opposition in the European Parliament against what critics call a “pointless hasty decision”. EurActiv Germany reports.

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IEA: Sub-Saharan Africa will produce more gas than Russia

Euractive general - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 08:11

Sub-Saharan Africa will outstrip Russia as a global gas supplier by 2040, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), spurring European Union efforts to wean itself off its Russian gas addiction by investing in the region’s development.

Policymakers and senior officials are acutely aware that liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports from a booming Africa would significantly diversify the EU’s energy mix.

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Belgium outranks Germany on innovation, study finds

Euractive general - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 08:05

The innovative strength of the German economy has slipped in 2014, according to a recent study by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), meanwhile confirming that Switzerland remains the most innovative economy in the world. EurActiv Germany reports.

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La Nato lancia l’allarme: 26 caccia russi intercettati nei cieli europei

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 30/10/2014 - 07:48
«Insolita attività nei cieli europei». In risposta si sono levate in volo squadriglie da 5 Paesi dell’Alleanza atlantica: Norvegia, Gran Bretagna, Germania, Portogallo e Turchia
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Amelia Earhart, «l’aviatrice morì di stenti su questo atollo»

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 21:58
L’americana è scomparsa nel Pacifico nel 1937 durante un avventuroso volo. Un foglio di alluminio, recuperato 25 anni fa, potrebbe appartenere al velivolo dell’aviatrice
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EU must give assurances on the morality of trade in natural resources

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 16:29

We ask European Parliamentarians and European governments to meet the expectations of EU consumers who want assurances that the resources in their mobile phones, computers or cars are not linked to human right violations and conflicts, writes Mgr François-Xavier Maroy Rusengo.

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Barroso: Without EU enlargement, Russia would have gobbled up Bulgaria, the Baltics

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 16:09

Without the EU enlargement, Russia’s appetite, today, would not focus on Ukraine, but on Bulgaria and the Baltic states, outgoing Commission President José Manuel Barroso told reporters at his last press conference, held Wednesday (29 October).

Barroso, who was in office for two consecutive terms totalling ten years at the helm of the EU executive, made his last appearance in front of the news media, following the last College meeting he chaired, the 424th in a row.

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Denmark wants to be coal-free by 2025

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 15:57

Denmark is looking into how the country can stop using coal as an energy supply by 2025, the Climate and Energy minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen said on Wednesday (29 October). The Scandinavian country's centre-left government had previously aimed at being coal-independent by 2030.

Petersen said he has asked government officials to look into what Denmark can do in order to phase out the use of coal already in ten years time.

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French Parliament launches aid budget rescue package

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 15:41

The French Parliament voted to reduce France's 2015 development budget on Tuesday (28 October:. MPs reallocated 35 million euros to help the poorest countries, in an attempt to limit the impact of the reduction. Reports.

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Cameron’s ‘EU budget’ mess

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 15:32

Ever since it emerged that the the UK’s contribution to the EU has to increase, the issue has assumed a life of its own. Britain's political tectonic plates are on the move, writes Graham Bishop.

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Cameron's bid to guarantee EU referendum fails

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 14:52

British Prime Minister David Cameron's hopes of enshrining into law a promise of a referendum on EU membership have collapsed after lawmakers on Tuesday (28 October) said that his Liberal Democrat coalition partners had blocked the legislation.

Cameron wants to renegotiate Britain's ties with Europe and hold a referendum by 2017, while the Liberal Democrats and the opposition Labour Party say a vote would be destabilising.

Both Labour and the Liberal Democrats say they would only hold a referendum if the balance of power in the bloc was significantly altered.

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The 2030 targets: A game changer for Poland?

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 14:29

In early October, new Polish Prime Minister, Ewa Kopacz stressed, that she wouldn’t agree to anything that would lead to an increase in energy prices. In the end, writes Andrzej Ancygier, that was all the discussion over the 2030 targets was limited to in Poland: energy prices.

Dr. Andrzej Ancygier is a research fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where he analyzes German-Polish cooperation on renewable energy. Ancygier is also a lecturer at New York University, and Freie Universität, in Berlin.

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Mogherini as EU High Representative: How can she redefine the role?

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 12:28

When Federica Mogherini moves into her new office in the European Commission, she will find a full diary on her desk. During her hearing at the European Parliament in the beginning of October, she could already get a first glimpse of her agenda as EU foreign policy chief, write Niklas Helwig and Carolin Rüger.

Dr Niklas Helwig, Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki. Dr Carolin Rüger, Institute for Political Science and Sociology, University of Würzburg.

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Britain opposes operations to save migrants in Mediterranean

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 09:22

The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to save migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe, according to the country's foreign ministry, prompting concerns this policy will put lives at risk.

Joyce Anelay, Minister of State for the Foreign Office, said in a written statement to parliament that such operations would encourage more migrants to make the potentially fatal voyage.

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Diplomats seek FTT compromise as December deadline looms

Euractive general - Mer, 29/10/2014 - 09:16

European Union ambassadors are being urged to inject momentum into stalled plans for a tax on financial transactions as a December deadline looms, an EU document seen by Reuters shows.

A group of 11 of the bloc's 28 member states, including Germany, Italy and France, have agreed in principle to a financial transaction tax (FTT) designed to make banks pay for the taxpayer aid they received in the 2007-09 financial crisis (see background).

Britain and the remaining EU states have refused to take part in the process, saying that such a levy would damage financial markets.

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