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Greece and Turkey downplay divisions ahead of fresh Cyprus talks

Tue, 2017-06-20 07:17
Greece and Turkey put a territorial dispute in the Aegean on the back-burner in talks in Athens on Monday (19 June). The two countries' prime ministers instead focused on their common commercial interests ahead of another round of UN-sponsored talks on Cyprus.
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Orbán: No chance for single EU migration policy

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:44
Hungary's populist prime minister said Monday (19 June) that he sees no chance for a single EU-wide migration policy, just days after the bloc launched legal action against Budapest for refusing refugees under a controversial solidarity plan.
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Stakeholders question Commission’s handling of tobacco track and trace

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:37
Several member states and the EU distribution sector have questioned the effectiveness of a recent European Commission consultant’s proposal on the future track and trace system of tobacco products.
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Storage ‘not fundamentally needed’ for future power grid, scientists say

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:22
The emergence of household batteries, along with small-scale solar photovoltaic and plug-in electric cars, is slated to transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, according to a new state-of-the-art report by European science academies. But they are not fundamentally needed.
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The ‘Eurovision of inventors’ and new solutions for protecting the planet

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:07
Whether or not Donald Trump is taking part in efforts to protect the planet, inventions and technological progress are filling an important gap and the EU is playing a role bigger than generally assumed, writes Eli Hadzhieva.
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Time to consider refugee protection in partnerships with third countries

Tue, 2017-06-20 06:05
On World Refugee Day and just before the European Council, we call on the EU and its member states to assess the impact of the Partnership Framework approach on the right to seek and enjoy asylum, writes Denis Haveaux.
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Brexit talks start with smiles, focus on tough issues

Mon, 2017-06-19 19:52
The historic talks on how the United Kingdom and the EU will go separate ways in 2019 kicked off on Monday (19 June) with the two sides agreeing on a timetable, structure and priorities. The chief negotiators, Michael Barnier for the EU and David Davids for the UK, struck few dissonant chords and exchanged light […]
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Orgalime’s Vision: Technology for the World, Manufactured in Europe [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:52
A digital revolution is happening in manufacturing: the combination of connected digital technologies and data analytics is unlocking new opportunities and creating jobs and growth.
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MedTech Week: Join us and discover more about medical technology! [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:51
MedTech Week starts today with a week-long of activities all around Europe.
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CETA start hits snag over cheese quota dispute with Canada

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:46
The EU's pending trade deal with Canada has hit an unexpected snag over quotas for cheese imported from Europe and EU officials said on Thursday (15 June) they were "hopeful" the two sides could overcome the differences and allow the deal to take effect.
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Mogherini confirms two EU staff killed in Mali attack   

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:36
The two civilians killed in a jihadist attack on a Mali tourist resort were both working for the European Union, the bloc's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said today (19 June).
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The Brief: Stop this Brexit madness

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:03
Stop this Brexit madness After months of stalling and political upheaval, London’s Brexit chief David Davis finally sat down with his EU counterpart Michel Barnier in Brussels today. For Britain, this marked the end of the phoney war. But the road to Brussels has already taken a heavy toll on the UK’s credibility, destroyed the […]
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EU extends Crimea bans, same expected for broader Russia sanctions

Mon, 2017-06-19 16:55
The European Union extended on Monday (19 June) for another year its trade sanctions on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014, and diplomats said they expected the bloc to do the same for its sanctions on Moscow soon.
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EU SUMMIT LIVE: Defence über alles

Mon, 2017-06-19 16:26
Determined to show that the EU of 27 can still thrive, EU leaders are meeting this week (22-23 June) to push for closer defence ties, something the UK has long opposed.
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EU ministers report progress in cooperation with NATO on countering hybrid threats

Mon, 2017-06-19 12:32
EU foreign ministers meeting today (19 June) in Luxembourg have adopted a report on the implementation of the recently agreed NATO-EU strategic partnership, outlining progress in joint actions countering hybrid threats.
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Energy security: Lowering ambition and leaving Ukraine out in the cold

Mon, 2017-06-19 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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Van rams worshippers leaving London mosque

Mon, 2017-06-19 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

Mon, 2017-06-19 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

Mon, 2017-06-19 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

Mon, 2017-06-19 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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