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Putin, Merkel and Hollande discuss Ukraine, Syria

Euractive general - Gio, 19/01/2017 - 07:34
Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed peacemaking efforts in Ukraine and Syria during a conference call yesterday (18 January), a Kremlin statement said.
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Schulz’s departure paves way for leftist alliance in EU Parliament

Euractive general - Gio, 19/01/2017 - 07:27
The decision of former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to return to national politics came as a “relief” for the Socialists and Democrats (S&D) who now have their hands free to forge alliances with political parties on the left, S&D sources told EurActiv in Strasbourg.
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The Times: EU needs ‘bold leadership and honest thinking’ on migration

Euractive general - Gio, 19/01/2017 - 07:20
European leaders can't keep pretending freedom of movement is not an issue. Whether, in the context of Brexit or the migration crisis, inaction is undermining people's confidence in the EU, says Emma Tucker.
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Macron gains traction as France yearns for change

Euractive general - Gio, 19/01/2017 - 07:00
After queueing in the dark for more than an hour, hundreds of voters who had turned out in winter rain to see France's fast-rising presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron faced disappointment.
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Germany reviewing nearly 550 migrants deemed a security risk

Euractive general - Gio, 19/01/2017 - 06:54
Germany said on Wednesday (18 January) that it would review the cases of nearly 550 asylum seekers who have been deemed a security risk, spurred by new questions about the handling of a Tunisian migrant who killed 12 people last month at a Berlin Christmas market.
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Squabble over Boris Johnson’s World War Two jibe 

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 18:00
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson compared Brexit negotiations to World War Two “punishment beatings” on Wednesday (18 January), just 24 hours after Theresa May had warned about “hyped up media reports making it harder for us to get the right deal for Britain”.
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Outrage over German populist’s call to end Nazi guilt

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 17:51
A leading member of German right-wing populist party Alternative für Deutschland sparked an outcry Wednesday (18 January) by criticising the Holocaust memorial in Berlin and calling for the country to stop atoning for its Nazi past.
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Davos warns ‘squeezed’ middle class needs attention

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 17:45
Threatened by unemployment and stagnant wages, the middle class is increasingly feeling the pinch and falling prey to populism, as shown in recent elections and the Brexit vote, international and business leaders in Davos warned.
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The Brief: Can a weak president make the European Parliament stronger?

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 17:07
Antonio Tajani’s election as president of the European Parliament was not greeted with much enthusiasm.
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Vestager tipped for Commission vice-presidency

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 16:53
Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager should take over Kristalina Georgieva's Commission vice-presidency , as a result of the new alliance between the European People’s Party and liberal ALDE groups, sources told EurActiv France.
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Romanian president blocks draft corruption law

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 15:28
Romania's president today (18 January) blocked a series of controversial legal changes that would have protected corrupt politicians from prosecution.
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I legali di Assange: «Pronto all’estradizione negli Stati Uniti»

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 15:08
L’avvocato del team del fondatore di WikiLeaks Melinda Taylor sulle dichiarazioni del fondatore di WikiLeaks dopo la grazia a Chelsea Manning: «Ciò che Julian promette, poi mantiene»
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Spain lodges complaint after French vandals attack wine lorries

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 15:00
The Spanish embassy in Paris has lodged a complaint with French authorities about a number of attacks made on Spanish lorries transporting wine across their shared border over the last 48 hours. EurActiv Spain reports.
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EU won’t punish Britain for Brexit, claims Juncker

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 14:58
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today (18 January) said that the executive was not looking to punish Britain in EU-UK negotiations over Brexit.
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Outgoing president warns Bulgaria may lose EU Presidency

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 14:46
Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev, whose term expires on Sunday, warned in his last speech in parliament today (18 January) that the country may lose its EU Presidency, "if it contributes to the division of the Union".
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Amnesty: Fight against terror is dismantling human rights in Europe

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 14:25
Amnesty International on Tuesday (17 January) shed light on the sweeping arsenal of security measures being enforced in the EU and their cost to citizens’ personal freedoms. EurActiv France reports.
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Il killer di Istanbul confessa: «Volevo colpire Taksim»

Corriere della Sera - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 14:15
Emergono nuovi dettagli sull’interrogatorio di Abdulkadir Masharipov, in manette per l’attacco alla discoteca Reina. «Era un bersaglio facile, poche misure di sicurezza»
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Europe’s navigation satellites suffer clock failure

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 13:35
The European Space Agency announced today (18 January) there were "failed" clocks onboard some of the 18 navigation satellites it has launched for Galileo, Europe's beleaguered rival to America's GPS.
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Antonio Tajani: European Parliament’s new president

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 12:13
European People’s Party (EPP) candidate Antonio Tajani has been elected as the European Parliament's new president. Tajani won the election by a slim 69 vote margin. In his acceptance speech, he dedicated his win to citizens in need.
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Guy Verhofstadt’s flagrant opportunism in the name of Europe

Euractive general - Mer, 18/01/2017 - 12:00
Guy Verhofstadt’s support dragged Italian conservative Antonio Tajani over the line in the European Parliament’s presidential election yesterday (17 January). This is a dark signal for a Europe in crisis. EurActiv’s partner La Tribune reports.
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