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Only Belgium breaks ranks in EU unity with Madrid

Euractive general - 19 ore 25 min fa
As the Spanish government vowed to take back powers from the Catalan regional government, EU leaders closed ranks behind Madrid on the first day of the EU summit yesterday (19 October), with only Belgium’s Prime Minister Charles Michel urging moderation and dialogue.
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Schäuble successor in focus of German coalition talks

Euractive general - 19 ore 31 min fa
This week saw German political parties open talks to form a first-ever four-way coalition, with a successor to respected and feared paymaster Wolfgang Schäuble at the finance ministry one of the top prizes.
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Pollution racks up 9 million deaths a year worldwide

Euractive general - 20 ore 52 sec fa
Pollution causes 9 million deaths around the world every year, according to a landmark new study which found that one in six of all deaths are linked to polluted air, water and soil.
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MEPs call for complete glyphosate ban in 2020

Euractive general - 20 ore 7 min fa
As a petition against glyphosate continues to amass support from European citizens, MEPs adopted on Thursday (19 October) a resolution calling for a total ban on the weed killer from 2020. EU member states will vote on the renewal of the glyphosate licence on 25 October. EURACTIV France reports.
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Taxing the digital economy could slow progress on tax harmonisation

Euractive general - 20 ore 19 min fa
The issue of taxing the digital economy could undermine efforts for harmonising fiscal rules in Europe. Unless member states kill two birds with one stone. EURACTIV France reports.
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Myanmar: It’s time to bring back sanctions

Euractive general - 20 ore 22 min fa
It’s not just Aung San Suu Kyi who is failing to act on the Rohingya massacre - it’s time we bring back sanctions, argues MEP Neena Gill.
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Carbon market reform: Much ado about nothing?

Euractive general - 20 ore 28 min fa
The European Parliament and several member states, including France, have excluded new coal plants from future financing under the EU’s reformed carbon market. EURACTIV France reports.
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Tweets of the Week: Daphne Caruana Galizia, Hurricane Orphelia, and another EUCO summit

Euractive general - 20 ore 46 min fa
This week, leading Maltese reporter slain, Ireland laughs in the face of a hurricane, and Council suffers under Brexit strain.
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Borissov gives preview of Turkey debate before EU summit dinner

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 22:02
The future of EU-Turkey relations was an agenda item at Thursday's (19 October) EU summit dinner, which was still ongoing at the time this article was published.
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MEPs approve ePrivacy bill amid political fight

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 19:29
MEPs in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) approved stricter new privacy rules for telecoms services and apps like WhatsApp and Skype that divided political groups and drew backlash from the telecoms and tech industries.
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The Brief: Can Europe afford to continue its ‘politics with a smile’?

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 17:01
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini described yesterday the European way of doing politics: with a smile.
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Erdogan in Warsaw tells EU: Stop leading us by the nose

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 16:24
Polish President Andrzej Duda said after meeting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday (17 October) that he backed Turkey’s aspirations for joining the European Union.
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Put traceability and safety first with plant breeding legislation, say Greens

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 15:57
As the EU debates how to regulate the so-called new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs), critics have urged the Commission to build a legal framework that guarantees traceability and safety, while allowing farmers and consumers to support the model of farming of their choice.
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Packagers warn against EU waste policies eroding single market

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 14:41
Ahead of negotiations to finalise the revision of EU packaging waste legislation, the European packaging industry is calling for the free movement of packaged goods to be safeguarded. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
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Rajoy to trigger Article 155 on Catalonia: what does it mean?

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 12:38
The Spainsh government will trigger Article 155, a constitutional process that will strip Catalonia of its regional autonomy. But how will the process work? EURACTIV Spain reports.
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EU transport chief: we must complete transport network to stay competitive

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 12:06
The EU must press on with building the Trans-European Transport (TEN-T) core network, even though the costs are estimated at €750 billion and public funds will not be enough, Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc told EURACTIV Greece in an interview. The Slovenian Commissioner also said it was up to the member states to decide which mechanisms they wish […]
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UN partners with ethanol producers to boost biofuels at COP23

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 12:05
The UN’s climate change agency has joined forces with a European bioethanol company to promote the use of biofuels in transport, as global leaders prepare for the COP23 climate conference in Bonn in November.
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Microsoft #TechTalk: Understanding Encryption [Sponsored]

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 12:00
Data encryption is one of the most important cogs in our digital economy.
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Spain moves to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 11:34
Spain will move to suspend Catalonia's autonomy, the government said on Thursday (18 October), after Catalan President Carles Puigdemont refused to drop the region's drive to break away from Madrid following the 1 October independence vote.
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What is next for eGovernment ?

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 10:57
This year the Estonian EU Presidency is putting eGovernment at the forefront of discussions leading up to a Tallinn Declaration. Estonia is ranked number 1 in the EU and has emerged as a global leader in eGovernment operations.
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