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Spain ‘not worried’ about united Ireland joining the EU

Fri, 2017-04-28 18:39
Spain will not raise any objections to a statement at the European Council summit tomorrow (29 April) recognising that a united Ireland would be an EU member state, according to an EU diplomatic source with knowledge of Spain's position in the Brexit negotiations.
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EU flirts with protectionism amid foreign takeover concerns

Fri, 2017-04-28 18:16
Some EU member states’ attempts to push for EU legislation to protect "critical infrastructure" from unwanted third-country takeovers has raised concerns of growing protectionism and economic nationalism in the bloc.
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Goulard: Macron’s election will change Europe

Fri, 2017-04-28 17:04
If Emmanuel Macron wins the second round of the French election on 7 May, labour market reform, security and the migration crisis will become priority issues for the European Union.
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The Brief: Cold Turkey on EU summit menu

Fri, 2017-04-28 16:53
For tomorrow's summit, the main course was meant to be Article 50. Council President Donald Tusk convened the extraordinary summit of EU 27 leaders to adopt the guidelines for the Brexit negotiations.
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Disabled groups dismay at Parliament vote on accessibility

Fri, 2017-04-28 16:31
Disability groups have expressed dismay at this week’s vote in the European Parliament on the proposed EU Accessibility Act, saying it risks making the act “meaningless for millions of people.”
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Battle for EU agencies may erode EU unity pre-Brexit

Fri, 2017-04-28 16:00
The future of EU agencies based in London will be part of tomorrow’s EU-27 summit, an issue that could erode the unity that European leaders want to showcase before the divorce talks with the UK begin.
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Greek SMEs vie for center stage in Juncker’s investment plan

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:53
The Greek government will try to use the Investment Plan for Europe in order to boost cash-strapped small and medium enterprises. EURACTIV Greece reports. In Greece, so-called “red” loans have exceeded €100 billion, representing 10% of all non-performing loans at EU level (€1.1 trillion). Of these, 68% belong to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). At […]
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Le Pen confuses student initiative with ‘EU propaganda’

Fri, 2017-04-28 15:35
French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has embarrassed herself by attacking a project called WhyEurope, presuming it to be financed with EU money. In fact, WhyEurope is an initiative by a group of students, based on what they call “positive populism”, and has received no funding.
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EU agricultural income since 2005

Fri, 2017-04-28 14:43
Challenges ranging from volatile markets, high input costs and the Russian ban on agricultural exports to sluggish Chinese demand, have put a great deal of pressure on the income of EU farmers
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Yellow Academy: Staying Relevant in the EU Policy Space

Fri, 2017-04-28 14:33
EURACTIV’s Yellow Academy is a series of workshops on EU lobbying and communication with a strong focus on case studies.
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What consumers want: A supply chain for farmers and consumers

Fri, 2017-04-28 14:28
Over the past few years, price volatility has become a central concern for European farmers and consumers due to changes in demand, supply and the structural characteristics of the market.
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Trans-Europe Express: Holocaust Remembrance Day in Germany

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:37
It isn’t exactly an official holiday. But, for Israeli expats who live in Germany, it often feels like Yom Ha Shoah (“Holocaust Remembrance Day”) is observed here, too.
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Industry and associations steer clear of Brexit communication ‘black hole’

Fri, 2017-04-28 11:32
The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union is totally unprecedented. How best to communicate the various aspects of Brexit presents its own challenges, including how to get a meaningful message across when everyone else is shouting about the same thing.
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WindEurope – the best European trade association of 2017 [Sponsored]

Fri, 2017-04-28 10:52
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Freedom of religion and belief beyond the EU’s borders

Fri, 2017-04-28 10:19
Religious freedom is one of the most essential human rights, enshrined solidly in international law. Being part of EU primary law, the Union has committed to promote and protect religious freedom worldwide.
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Sustainable economic reconstruction holds the ‘key’ to Europe’s future

Fri, 2017-04-28 10:16
As our world slides down the slippery road of demagoguery and hate-driven politics, now is the time for Europe to rise from its own deep crisis and be the global leader we all need, writes Demetres Karavellas.
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Proper voucher use will move people into labour market, EU official says

Fri, 2017-04-28 09:53
In light of recent misuse cases reported in Italy, an EU official told EURACTIV.com that vouchers, if properly used, could result in moving more people into the labour market and tackle undeclared work.
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Battle lines and ‘illusions’ ahead of EU summit on Brexit

Fri, 2017-04-28 09:53
UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (27 April) accused the other 27 EU countries of lining up to oppose Britain over Brexit after Germany's Angela Merkel said the UK should have no "illusions" over the exit process.
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Bulgaria sees risks in Commission’s ‘entente’ with Gazprom

Fri, 2017-04-28 09:38
Sofia will hold a conference call with the European Commission today (28 April) to make known its positions concerning a proposal to end a five-year antitrust case with Gazprom. The Bulgarian press has unveiled some of the country’s concerns.
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Malaysian PM: Uneven growth could fuel extremism in South-east Asia

Fri, 2017-04-28 08:17
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak warned today (28 April) that South-east Asian countries needed to ensure their economic growth was inclusive, or risk marginalised populations turning to violent extremism or even overturning political systems.
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