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Energy security: Lowering ambition and leaving Ukraine out in the cold

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 08:29
Short-sightedness and lack of solidarity have hollowed out the energy package. While there are certain positive developments in the Security of Gas Supply Regulation, the EU is simply not up to the game in the new reality of energy geopolitics.
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EU urged to allow vouchers as aid to the most deprived

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 08:02
A group of EU member states has urged the European Commission to allow the use of vouchers in distributing aid to the most deprived, arguing they help save costs and uphold the dignity of the people concerned.
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Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 08:00
A van ploughed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday (19 June), killing at least one person and injuring several in what Britain's largest Muslim organisation said was a deliberate act of Islamophobia.
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NATO war game defends Baltic weak spot for first time

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 07:45
US and British troops have carried out the first large-scale NATO defensive drill on the border between Poland and Lithuania, rehearsing for a possible scenario in which Russia might try to sever the Baltic states from the rest of the Western alliance.
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EU planning grand ceremony to honour ‘visionary’ Kohl

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 07:37
The European Commission hopes to organise a grand ceremony to remember former German Chancellor and European "visionary" Helmut Kohl, a Commission spokeswoman said on Sunday (18 June).
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Raging Portugal forest fires kill dozens

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 07:07
Raging forest fires in central Portugal have killed at least 61 people, many burnt to death in their cars, the government said on Sunday (18 June), in the country's worst such disaster in recent history.
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Greece blocks EU statement on China human rights at UN

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 07:02
Greece has blocked a European Union statement at the United Nations criticising China's human rights record, a decision EU diplomats said undermined efforts to confront Beijing's crackdown on activists and dissidents.
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EU patent court to remain in London despite Brexit… for now

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 06:50
The new EU’s unified patent court will start functioning early next year and would remain in London despite UK’s decision to leave the union, although its future will depend on the outcome of the divorce talks.
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Cities are key players in the clean energy transition

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 06:50
Cities are often leaders in climate action and ambition. National governments need to recognise this and empower them with the financial and technical means to complete their transition away from fossil fuels, writes Abdeluheb Choho.
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Retailers fear tobacco-style restrictions on food and drinks

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 06:45
Governments across Europe have applied ever-more restrictive measures to the sale of food and drinks as a way of fighting obesity – a regulatory proliferation that is making retailers worried about new barriers to the EU’s single market.
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Macron marches to clear majority in French parliament

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 06:43
French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party swept to a large majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday (18 June), although it fell short of a predicted landslide.
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Weighing the tradeoffs of joy versus long term health

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 06:39
Consumers make hundreds of choices every day, some of  which imply weighing the tradeoffs of joy versus long term health. These are highly subjective decisions, and in a free society adult consumers should have the right to make these choices and not have them dictated to them by public health tsars, writes Fred Roeder.
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Regulating consumers?

Euractive general - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 06:30
Over the years, sales and marketing restrictions have piled up on food, drinks and alcohol products. Some are now beginning to worry about a “slippery slope” where tobacco-style regulations – and taxation – are being applied to a whole range of consumer products in the name of public health objectives.
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La sindrome bonapartista dei francesi

Corriere della Sera - Lun, 19/06/2017 - 00:38
La Francia è il Paese dove più frequentemente l’apparizione di un uomo politico sulla scena nazionale crea un improvviso spostamento della pubblica opinione sul suo nome
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La veterana del Watergate: «Con Trump si rischia davvero una crisi costituzionale»

Corriere della Sera - Dom, 18/06/2017 - 16:12
L’ex deputata Elizabeth Holtzman, 76 anni, ha votato gli articoli di impeachment contro il presidente Richard Nixon nel 1974. E oggi vede forti paralleli storici tra quegli eventi e le vicende che coinvolgono Trump
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Colombia, bomba in un centro commerciale di Bogotà: 3 morti

Corriere della Sera - Dom, 18/06/2017 - 12:23
L’esplosione sarebbe avvenuta nel bagno delle donne di uno dei punti dello shopping più frequentati della città. Non ancora chiare le responsabilità, il sindaco Penalosa parla di un «un codardo attacco terroristico». Tra le vittime una 23enne francese
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Elisabetta II: 90 anni da regina sempre sulla cresta dell’onda | Tutti i look di Sua Maestà

Corriere della Sera - Dom, 18/06/2017 - 09:28
La sovrana che lo scorso 21 aprile ha compiuto 90 anni ha chiesto esplicitamente alla fotografa Annie Leibovitz di essere ritratta coi suoi cani
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La moschea «liberale» di Seyran: aperta a tutti, niente veli integrali

Corriere della Sera - Dom, 18/06/2017 - 09:25
L’avvocata turca ha fondato un luogo di preghiera islamico a Berlino dove le donne guidano la preghiera e la congregazione è mista
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The Brief: The hypocrisy of liberalism

Euractive general - Ven, 16/06/2017 - 18:27
The Commission is clearly on an investment drive. But several member states have expressed concerns about so-called “hostile takeovers” by non-EU companies and want legislation to protect critical national infrastructure. That’s a fair point considering the mounting pressure by new players in the international markets. But what is critical infrastructure? From telecoms networks to power […]
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Helmut Kohl, father of German reunification, dies

Euractive general - Ven, 16/06/2017 - 18:15
Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of German reunification, died on Friday (16 June), the mass-selling newspaper Bild reported. He was 87.
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