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 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:01:18 GMT A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council - EU News
  1. A Europe that protects: EU reports on progress in fighting disinformation ahead of European Council  EU News
  2. Russia Sought to Use Social Media to Influence E.U. Vote, Report Finds  The New York Times
  3. Russian groups targeted EU election with fake news, says European Commission  POLITICO.eu
  4. E.U.: Russians interfered in our elections, too  The Washington Post
  5. EU: Russia spread disinformation ahead of EU elections  Deutsche Welle
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 Sat, 15 Jun 2019 10:46:00 GMT Where is the EU going on tech and competition policy? - TechCrunch
Where is the EU going on tech and competition policy?  TechCrunch

Huge technology policy questions are looming for whoever takes the top jobs at the European Union in the coming months. Decisions that could radically ...

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Britain is leaving the EU, not Europe - POLITICO.eu
Britain is leaving the EU, not Europe  POLITICO.eu

The UK still has a major role to play in the Continent's foreign policy.

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:07:00 GMT PM Edi Rama on elections: 'Albania is not ready to join the EU' | Albania - Al Jazeera America
PM Edi Rama on elections: 'Albania is not ready to join the EU' | Albania  Al Jazeera America

Albania's overarching national goal is to join the European Union. But Prime Minister Edi Rama does not think the country is ready for membership, partly ...

 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 02:21:12 GMT Italy struggles to avert EU isolation - POLITICO.eu
Italy struggles to avert EU isolation  POLITICO.eu

The country's governing parties are marginal forces in Brussels.

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 19:13:41 GMT How will the far-right AfD party shape the European Parliament? - Deutsche Welle
How will the far-right AfD party shape the European Parliament?  Deutsche Welle

Germany's right-wing populist AfD party will only have limited influence in the European Parliament. But its lawmakers hope to learn from more seasoned ...

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 16:00:00 GMT Russia Dismisses Accusations of Meddling in EU elections - The Moscow Times
Russia Dismisses Accusations of Meddling in EU elections  The Moscow Times

An EU report on the vote for its parliament said on Friday there was evidence both Russian and European online sources had sought to promote extreme views.

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:41:00 GMT Germany to back EU-wide target for net zero emissions - Financial Times
Germany to back EU-wide target for net zero emissions  Financial Times

Germany has thrown its weight behind an EU-wide target to cut net carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050, according to a leaked document seen by the ...

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:01:00 GMT EU must improve 5G and boost technology, say top companies - POLITICO.eu
EU must improve 5G and boost technology, say top companies  POLITICO.eu

A survey of firms representing 6.8M people finds business confidence has increased in the last 6 months.

 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:00:48 GMT European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - 'No-deal' Brexit: European Commission takes stock of preparations ahead of the June European Council (Article 50) - EU News
European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - 'No-deal' Brexit: European Commission takes stock of preparations ahead of the June European Council (Article 50)  EU News

Ahead of the June European Council (Article 50), the European Commission has today taken stock ‚Äď in its fifth Brexit Preparedness Communication ‚Äď of the ...

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:21:37 GMT Europe's Dream: Escaping the Dictatorship of the Dollar - Foreign Policy
Europe's Dream: Escaping the Dictatorship of the Dollar  Foreign Policy

Europe's quest to find an alternative to U.S. financial dominance and the global rule of the dollar has only intensified since French and German leaders first ...

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:19:17 GMT Southern EU leaders criticize migrant rescue ships - Deutsche Welle
Southern EU leaders criticize migrant rescue ships  Deutsche Welle

Southern European leaders called Friday for NGO migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea to follow international law and not to obstruct the Libyan coast ...

 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 07:59:09 GMT Populism, the European Elections, and the Future of EU Foreign Policy - War on the Rocks
Populism, the European Elections, and the Future of EU Foreign Policy  War on the Rocks

Populism has never been so scrutinized, analyzed, and questioned. One aspect of populism, however, remains less studied: its impact on countries' foreign.

 Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT Brexit is the ideal moment to make English the EU‚Äôs common language - The Economist
Brexit is the ideal moment to make English the EU‚Äôs common language  The Economist

FOR MOST of its life, the European Union had three main languages. German was its leading mother tongue. French was the preferred register of Brussels ...

 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:16:13 GMT Daily News 12 / 06 / 2019 - EU News
Daily News 12 / 06 / 2019  EU News

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Daily News Daily News 12 / 06 / 2019 Brussels, 12 June 2019 COLLEGE ...

 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 01:41:00 GMT EU leaders face pressure to deliver on climate change - BBC News
EU leaders face pressure to deliver on climate change  BBC News

A few years after saving the euro is it now time for the EU to save the planet? Tackling climate change is among the key challenges for EU leaders, meeting on ...

 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 11:05:00 GMT France's Le Pen unveils new far-right European Parliament group - Reuters
France's Le Pen unveils new far-right European Parliament group  Reuters

France's Marine Le Pen unveiled a new far-right group in the European Parliament on Thursday, uniting eurosceptics from across the continent who aim to ...

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:33:00 GMT Senior EU diplomat, back from Iran, shows support for nuclear deal - Reuters
Senior EU diplomat, back from Iran, shows support for nuclear deal  Reuters

The EU's second most senior diplomat affirmed the bloc's support for the nuclear deal between world powers with Iran, including via the use of a new payment ...

 Sat, 25 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT European Elections Will Be A Test For Nationalist Parties Hoping To Remake The EU - NPR
European Elections Will Be A Test For Nationalist Parties Hoping To Remake The EU  NPR

Some 400 million people in 28 countries are eligible to vote in this week's elections for new representatives for the European Parliament ‚ÄĒ the only popularly ...

 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:07:09 GMT Digital Assembly 2019: new actions on quantum, EU-Africa taskforce report and digital start-ups [Updated on 13/06/2019 at 18:00 CEST] - EU News
Digital Assembly 2019: new actions on quantum, EU-Africa taskforce report and digital start-ups [Updated on 13/06/2019 at 18:00 CEST]  EU News

Today and tomorrow, the 8th edition of the Digital Assembly is taking place in Bucharest, Romania. The event, co-organised by the Commission and the ...

 Mon, 27 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT The far right didn‚Äôt sweep the EU elections. Europe‚Äôs centre is holding - The Guardian
The far right didn‚Äôt sweep the EU elections. Europe‚Äôs centre is holding  The Guardian

The real story was a Green surge in Germany, France and elsewhere, says Guardian columnist Natalie Nougayrède.

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:25:37 GMT Distrusting Both Iran and U.S., Europe Urges ‚ÄėMaximum Restraint‚Äô - The New York Times
Distrusting Both Iran and U.S., Europe Urges ‚ÄėMaximum Restraint‚Äô  The New York Times

Washington's history of hyping intelligence is weighing on European governments, who are suspicious of President Trump's hawkish Iran policies.

 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 03:01:04 GMT South America close to trade deal with EU, says Brazil - Financial Times
South America close to trade deal with EU, says Brazil  Financial Times

European accord with Mercosur would be rare agreement amid global trade tensions.

 Sun, 09 Jun 2019 23:16:21 GMT Who will replace European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker? - BBC News
Who will replace European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker?  BBC News

It is all change at the heart of the EU, and the key role of Commission president is up for grabs as Jean-Claude Juncker prepares to pass the baton at the end of ...

 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:30:00 GMT Europe‚Äôs Extremist Parties Won‚Äôt Solve the Migrant Crisis - National Review
Europe‚Äôs Extremist Parties Won‚Äôt Solve the Migrant Crisis  National Review

Collective action through the EU remains far and away the best hope for grappling with the challenge of migration.

 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 13:25:00 GMT Europe publishes common drone rules, giving operators a year to prepare - TechCrunch
Europe publishes common drone rules, giving operators a year to prepare  TechCrunch

Europe has today published common rules for the use of drones. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) says the regulations, which will apply ...

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 22:21:21 GMT Brexit: Labour must champion case for remaining in the EU, Tom Watson to urge Jeremy Corbyn - The Independent
Brexit: Labour must champion case for remaining in the EU, Tom Watson to urge Jeremy Corbyn  The Independent

Labour must return the issue of Brexit to the people in a second referendum and proudly champion the case for remaining in the EU, the party's deputy leader ...

 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:50:00 GMT Macron-Liberal alliance to be named Renew Europe - POLITICO.eu
Macron-Liberal alliance to be named Renew Europe  POLITICO.eu

French president's party was keen to ditch the L-word.

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 11:30:00 GMT Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties - Reuters UK
Deadline looms for agreement on Swiss-EU ties  Reuters UK

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss ties with the European Union, its biggest trading partner, face a critical test this week as Brussels decides whether the two sides have ...

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:39:00 GMT Macedonia on track for EU accession talks but not Albania: diplomats - Reuters
Macedonia on track for EU accession talks but not Albania: diplomats  Reuters

North Macedonia is likely to win European Union support to start membership talks later this year, diplomats say, but its Balkan neighbor Albania faces ...

 Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT European Union Warns Italy to Reduce Spending and Borrowing - The New York Times
European Union Warns Italy to Reduce Spending and Borrowing  The New York Times

BRUSSELS ‚ÄĒ The European Union's impatience with the populist government of Italy and its free-spending ways ratcheted up a notch on Wednesday, with ...

 Sat, 08 Jun 2019 10:16:00 GMT France European elections: Young people chose Europe! - thenewfederalist.eu
France European elections: Young people chose Europe!  thenewfederalist.eu

Despite the far-right Rassemblement National (previously known as Front National) coming first in the European elections in France, the results (...)

 Tue, 28 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT EU Commission: France and Germany differ on Brussels' top job - BBC News
EU Commission: France and Germany differ on Brussels' top job  BBC News

France and Germany have disagreed on who should take one of the EU's key roles as leaders from the bloc met following parliamentary elections. It saw the big ...

 Sun, 09 Jun 2019 21:35:28 GMT Brexit backer vying to lead UK talks getting tough with EU - Stars and Stripes
Brexit backer vying to lead UK talks getting tough with EU  Stars and Stripes

British politician Boris Johnson, a Brexit supporter who is the current favorite to be the U.K.'s next prime minister, has stepped up his bid for support by ...

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:49:00 GMT Pro-Kremlin media 'spread false claims that EU has Nazi roots' - The Guardian
Pro-Kremlin media 'spread false claims that EU has Nazi roots'  The Guardian

Pro-Kremlin social media accounts spread false claims that the EU has Nazi roots, the European commissioner for security has said in the first analysis of ...

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 06:51:00 GMT Pact could mean top EU jobs for Verhofstadt and conservatives - POLITICO.eu
Pact could mean top EU jobs for Verhofstadt and conservatives  POLITICO.eu

Giving Parliament presidency to Liberal would bolster center-right claim to lead Commission.

 Fri, 07 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT Digital Single Market: Europe announces eight sites to host world-class supercomputers - EU News
Digital Single Market: Europe announces eight sites to host world-class supercomputers  EU News

Eight sites for supercomputing centres have been selected across the EU to host the first European supercomputers. They will support Europe's researchers, ...

 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 07:06:38 GMT Italy‚Äôs Toying With a ‚ÄėMini-BOT‚Äô Worries E.U. and Investors - The New York Times
Italy‚Äôs Toying With a ‚ÄėMini-BOT‚Äô Worries E.U. and Investors  The New York Times

The populist government says issuing mini-treasury bills, similar to IOUs, would help Italy deal with its debt. Others see a scheme to leave the euro.

 Tue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT Europe will 'die from inside' if far-right populists triumph, top EU figure says - CNN
Europe will 'die from inside' if far-right populists triumph, top EU figure says  CNN

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator and leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group, speaks to CNN about this ...

 Tue, 21 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT E.U. Elections 2019: A Guide to the Parliament Vote - The New York Times
E.U. Elections 2019: A Guide to the Parliament Vote  The New York Times

With Brexit looming and nationalism on the rise, Europe goes to the polls this week to elect the European Parliament.

 Sat, 15 Jun 2019 14:59:00 GMT New Moldovan Government Vows Stronger Ties With EU - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
New Moldovan Government Vows Stronger Ties With EU  RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Stronger ties with the European Union and bringing to justice those who abused power, including a controversial tycoon, are top priorities of Moldova's new ...

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 15:55:12 GMT EU agrees to take more US beef - Agri-Pulse
EU agrees to take more US beef  Agri-Pulse

The European Union has agreed to assure the U.S. gets the lion's share of its annual beef quota after months of negotiations and more than 20 years of friction ...

 Tue, 28 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT Italy vs the EU? Markets spooked as Europe prepares for another budget showdown - CNBC
Italy vs the EU? Markets spooked as Europe prepares for another budget showdown  CNBC

The European Commission is set to review Italy's finances again on June 5.

 Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT Even in Parts of England That Rely on the EU, European Elections Are a Circus - The Atlantic
Even in Parts of England That Rely on the EU, European Elections Are a Circus  The Atlantic

The focus during the campaign in the pro-Brexit South West is on the zany candidates, not the issues.

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 13:30:00 GMT The European Left Needs a Vision of the Future - Jacobin magazine
The European Left Needs a Vision of the Future  Jacobin magazine

The European Union remains steeped in crisis, and yet the challenge from the radical left looks weaker than ever. Popular discontent doesn't automatically lead ...

 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 08:00:18 GMT European right will widen gap with rivals after Brexit, projection shows - Euronews English
European right will widen gap with rivals after Brexit, projection shows  Euronews English

The winners and losers of the European Parliament once the UK leaves the EU.

 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:09:00 GMT Nathalie Loiseau drops bid to lead centrist group in European Parliament - POLITICO.eu
Nathalie Loiseau drops bid to lead centrist group in European Parliament  POLITICO.eu

French ex-minister caused consternation with criticism of colleagues.

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:56:34 GMT Tory leadership race: EU will renegotiate Brexit package, says Hunt - BBC News
Tory leadership race: EU will renegotiate Brexit package, says Hunt  BBC News

The EU "would be willing to renegotiate" a Brexit deal, says Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt, adding "they want to solve the problem". The EU has ...

 Sat, 25 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government - The Guardian
EU citizens denied vote in European elections to sue UK government  The Guardian

The government is facing the prospect of being sued by campaigners for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals abroad who were denied a vote in the ...

 Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT EU election: As it happened - POLITICO.eu
EU election: As it happened  POLITICO.eu

What went down when 28 countries went to the polls.

 Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - European Semester 2019 Spring Package: Commission issues recommendations for Member States to advance sustainable and inclusive economic growth - EU News
European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - European Semester 2019 Spring Package: Commission issues recommendations for Member States to advance sustainable and inclusive economic growth  EU News

The European Commission presents today the 2019 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), giving economic policy guidance to all EU Member States for ...

 Tue, 28 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT EU-US Privacy Shield complaint to be heard by Europe‚Äôs top court in July - TechCrunch
EU-US Privacy Shield complaint to be heard by Europe‚Äôs top court in July  TechCrunch

A legal challenge to the EU-US Privacy Shield, a mechanism used by thousands of companies to authorize data transfers from the European Union to the US, ...

 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 11:01:13 GMT Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed merger between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp - EU News
Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed merger between Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp  EU News

The European Commission has prohibited the creation of a joint venture by Tata Steel and ThyssenKrupp under the EU Merger Regulation. The merger would ...

 Wed, 12 Jun 2019 16:48:00 GMT European conservatives‚Äô Spitzenkandidat dilemma - POLITICO.eu
European conservatives‚Äô Spitzenkandidat dilemma  POLITICO.eu

Party has a tough choice to make: Stick with Manfred Weber or save lead candidate system.

 Sat, 15 Jun 2019 13:03:00 GMT IMF proposes improvements to EU plan to develop capital market - Reuters
IMF proposes improvements to EU plan to develop capital market  Reuters

The International Monetary Fund has proposed that the European Union improve transparency, regulatory oversight and insolvency rules in its proposals to ...

 Mon, 27 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT Europe stocks close higher in the wake of EU elections; Renault jumps 12% on Fiat merger talks - CNBC
Europe stocks close higher in the wake of EU elections; Renault jumps 12% on Fiat merger talks  CNBC

Investors were largely focused on results of the EU parliamentary elections.

 Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT How European scientists will spend ‚ā¨100 billion - Nature.com
How European scientists will spend ‚ā¨100 billion  Nature.com

The European Union has partially approved the shape of its next giant research-spending programme, but it faces political tensions.

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 18:06:52 GMT IMF wants changes to EU plan for a unified capital market system - The Globe and Mail
IMF wants changes to EU plan for a unified capital market system  The Globe and Mail

Global financial watchdog backs idea but urges European bloc to improve proposed transparency, regulatory oversight and insolvency rules.

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:40:00 GMT Far-right AfD fails to win east German mayoral vote - POLITICO.eu
Far-right AfD fails to win east German mayoral vote  POLITICO.eu

Party misses its chance to take control of a German city for the first time.

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 14:05:07 GMT EU Steps Up Its Defense Spending, But Washington Says Not So Fast - Breaking Defense
EU Steps Up Its Defense Spending, But Washington Says Not So Fast  Breaking Defense

WASHINGTON: Just days before thousands of government officials and defense industry executives from around the globe gather at the Paris Air Show, neither ...

 Tue, 11 Jun 2019 10:58:51 GMT Nicola Sturgeon holds talks with European leaders - BBC News
Nicola Sturgeon holds talks with European leaders  BBC News

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has held talks with European leaders as part of a visit to Brussels. Ms Sturgeon met EU President Jean-Claude Juncker ...

 Sat, 25 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT Poland has filed a complaint against the European Union‚Äôs copyright directive - The Verge
Poland has filed a complaint against the European Union‚Äôs copyright directive  The Verge

Poland has officially challenged the European Union's recently-approved controversial copyright directive, according to Reuters, saying that the legislation ...

 Sun, 16 Jun 2019 10:00:00 GMT Albania pins hopes on judicial reforms for EU accession - Financial Times
Albania pins hopes on judicial reforms for EU accession  Financial Times

Proponents say Tirana deserves to be rewarded for doing more than other new members of the bloc.

 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 11:35:00 GMT Donald Trump's Misguided Love for the EU‚Äôs ‚ÄúFantastic‚ÄĚ Bureaucrats - Bloomberg
Donald Trump's Misguided Love for the EU‚Äôs ‚ÄúFantastic‚ÄĚ Bureaucrats  Bloomberg

The president admires the huge EU fines on Google, Apple and others. But he's failing to see Europe's much larger designs on Big Tech's data.

 Thu, 23 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT EU Parliament Elections: UK Votes For Legislators As It Struggles To Exit EU - NPR
EU Parliament Elections: UK Votes For Legislators As It Struggles To Exit EU  NPR

British voters are expected to deliver a humiliating defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party in European Parliament elections on Thursday.

 Wed, 22 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT Juncker lashes out at 'stupid nationalists' on eve of European elections - CNN
Juncker lashes out at 'stupid nationalists' on eve of European elections  CNN

Brussels (CNN) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has lashed out at "stupid nationalists" on the eve of European elections in which ...

 Thu, 13 Jun 2019 10:07:09 GMT Daily News 13 / 06 / 2019 - EU News
Daily News 13 / 06 / 2019  EU News

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Daily News Daily News 13 / 06 / 2019 Brussels, 13 June 2019 About the new ...