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Timmermans on Poland: Changes are ‘not sufficient’

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 17:30
Polish authorities need to address key concerns of the Commission over the independence of the country's judiciary by the end of the month, Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg on Wednesday (13 June).
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The Brief – Anti-system diplomacy? Let’s have more!

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 16:56
On the same day, 12 June 2018, anti-system politicians in two wildly different spots of the globe did their best to solve the world’s most complicated conundrums.
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Parliament demands EU institutions ban Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity products

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 16:56
MEPs have called for the EU institutions to put more money into their in-house cybersecurity units and, in a contentious move, also demanded they stop using products from “malicious” Russian firm Kaspersky Lab.
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France asks for more coordination between European expertise agencies

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 16:24
European expertise agencies, the kingpins of solidarity policy, want to work more together in order to establish themselves as true competitors in the face of United Nations agencies, especially in the field of security. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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MS Aquarius reveals a strained Dublin system

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 16:05
The refusal of Italy and Malta to take in the rescue ship Aquarius packed with migrants this week has shone a light on the flaws of European solidarity and underlined the urgent need to reform the Dublin asylum system. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Bulgaria to launch joint application to euro waiting room and Banking union

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 15:13
Bulgaria will seek to join both the eurozone’s waiting room and the bloc’s banking union within a year, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said on Tuesday (12 June).
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Commission to hike EU investment in defence innovation

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 14:28
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (June 13) to hike from €90 million to €13 billion the budgetary funds earmarked for strengthening the EU's strategic autonomy in collective security by boosting cross-border research and innovation in the field of defence.
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Rutte rejects Commission’s new funds for monetary union

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 13:17
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday (13 June) the EU should use the tools that are already available to support reforms and protect the euro, in his latest criticism of proposals to deepen the bloc's integration.
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Video highlights: Spain and Italy may stoke clean energy shakeup today

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 12:55
The degree to which member state positions on the EU’s clean energy package have shifted was on display on Monday (11 June) when energy ministers met for a council meeting in Luxembourg. EURACTIV brings you a video compilation from the public debate.
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EU should protect its brands and legislate to reinforce them, Italian MEP says

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 12:52
The EU should protect its brands as they have a great potential to make Europe competitive worldwide, right-wing MEP Stefano Maullu told EURACTIV.com in the context of the continuing 'branding versus consumer welfare' debate.
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May doma la ribellione «anti Brexit»

Corriere della Sera - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 11:37
Compromesso per evitare il «veto» del Parlamento sull’accordo. Lascia il sottosegretario europeista
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EU issues encouraging messages ahead of 10th anniversary of Russia-Georgia war

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 10:46
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini assured Georgia on Tuesday (12 June) that ten years after Russia's occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the EU has not given up seeking a “true solution” to the conflict.
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Kim-Trump: le penne, la «Bestia», le cortesie: il volto umano del «Maresciallo» paranoico

Corriere della Sera - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 10:25
I summit hanno rivelato molti dettagli sul dittatore: dall’alcol alle improvvisazioni
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Skopje trova l’accordo con la Grecia sul nuovo nome: «Repubblica della Macedonia del Nord»

Corriere della Sera - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 08:41
Si chiude una disputa decennale, che bloccava l’ingresso dello Stato balcanico nella Nato e nella Ue
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Italian PM Conte slams French ‘hypocrisy’ in migrant convoy clash

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 08:10
Italy forged ahead with plans to send hundreds of migrants to Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday (12 June) after shutting its own ports to them, sparking a war of words with France that exposed EU tensions over immigration.
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May avoids Commons defeat after offering rebels concession on ‘no deal’ Brexit

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 07:58
Theresa May avoided a humiliating parliamentary defeat to her government’s EU withdrawal bill, but only after appearing to promise rebel MPs an effective block on a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
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Mogherini hails Trump-Kim talks, but reminds Iran deal was part of ‘same diplomatic track’

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 07:51
The EU on Tuesday (12 June) praised the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "crucial and necessary step" for denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, but also reminded that the Iran nuclear deal was part of the same diplomatic track.
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Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policy

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 07:25
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday (12 June) to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad EU asylum deal.
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End of Macedonia’s name dispute opens road to EU talks and NATO membership

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 06:56
Macedonia and Greece yesterday (12 June) resolved a nearly three-decade row by agreeing to the name Republic of North Macedonia, opening the road for the landlocked country to start EU accession talks and to join NATO. Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran...
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Verhofstadt threatens to take Council to court for ‘failure to act’ on asylum reform

Euractive general - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 05:42
The European Parliament debated the priorities for Europe on Tuesday, ahead of a crucial EU summit due on 28-29 June. Among those priorities, the reform of the Dublin regulation seems the most pressing and MEPs urged EU leaders to find an agreement on the asylum system.
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