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 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:00:00 GMT Macron’s Eastern approach to EU power - POLITICO.eu
Macron’s Eastern approach to EU power  POLITICO.eu

By supporting Eastern Europeans for top jobs and building alliances, French leader seeks to expand influence.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:00:00 GMT G7 Summit Biarritz: All the Ways Europe Is Rethinking US Ties in the Trump Era - Bloomberg
G7 Summit Biarritz: All the Ways Europe Is Rethinking US Ties in the Trump Era  Bloomberg

As Donald Trump cranks up his campaign for re-election in 2020, much of Europe isn't waiting for the outcome: Berated and belittled, governments are waking ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:58:00 GMT Merkel: ‘Truly united Europe’ includes Western Balkans - POLITICO.eu
Merkel: ‘Truly united Europe’ includes Western Balkans  POLITICO.eu

German chancellor reaffirms commitment to EU enlargement.

 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 17:30:00 GMT The Guardian view on EU citizens’ rights: Johnson’s warm words are worthless - The Guardian
The Guardian view on EU citizens’ rights: Johnson’s warm words are worthless  The Guardian

Editorial: Many Brexiters, including the prime minister, are in denial about the cruelty that their choices have already inflicted on millions of people.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:13:00 GMT Britain Should Break With Europe on Palm Oil - Bloomberg
Britain Should Break With Europe on Palm Oil  Bloomberg

Malaysia's prime minister says the U.K. can expect better trade terms with Southeast Asia if it asserts its independence post-Brexit.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:06:00 GMT EU chaos: Italy’s political crisis could spread to Europe, warns France’s EU adviser - Express.co.uk
EU chaos: Italy’s political crisis could spread to Europe, warns France’s EU adviser  Express.co.uk

ITALY'S political upheaval could spread its tentacles across the European Union, France has warned months after fighting broke out between Rome's coalition ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:14:53 GMT EU steps up support to counter-terrorism activities in Pakistan's Sindh province - New Europe
EU steps up support to counter-terrorism activities in Pakistan's Sindh province  New Europe

The European Union announced on 19 August that it is stepping up its support to counter-terrorism efforts in Pakistan with a new €4 million programme.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 22:32:08 GMT The World Has a Germany Problem - The New York Times
The World Has a Germany Problem  The New York Times

You might think that recent events — market turmoil, weakening growth, declining manufacturing production — must be producing some soul-searching in the ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:42:47 GMT Ireland must fight myths about the EU in Britain - The Irish Times
Ireland must fight myths about the EU in Britain  The Irish Times

State must act against misinformation as part of a drive towards a stronger European focus.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:54:00 GMT UK faces food and fuel shortages in no-deal Brexit, says leaked plan - CNN
UK faces food and fuel shortages in no-deal Brexit, says leaked plan  CNN

Britain would likely face food, fuel and medicine shortages if it crashes out of the bloc without a transition deal, according to a leaked Sunday Times report.

 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 17:24:48 GMT Germany Has Powered Europe’s Economy. What Happens When Its Engine Stalls? - The New York Times
Germany Has Powered Europe’s Economy. What Happens When Its Engine Stalls?  The New York Times

FRANKFURT — When a debt crisis slammed the eurozone nearly a decade ago, Germany's powerhouse economy helped lift troubled neighbors like Greece, ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:27:00 GMT 'Reckless' plan to cut off free movement alarms EU nationals - The Guardian
'Reckless' plan to cut off free movement alarms EU nationals  The Guardian

Plans to end freedom of movement for EU citizens immediately after a no-deal Brexit have caused anxiety and confusion among European nationals in the UK, ...

 Wed, 31 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT Demystifying the European Union - The Atlantic
Demystifying the European Union  The Atlantic

An animated short film illustrates how democracy functions in the EU.

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 06:08:26 GMT The EU's Arctic Policy: Between Vision and Reality - The Arctic Institute
The EU's Arctic Policy: Between Vision and Reality  The Arctic Institute

What is the future of the EU's Arctic Policy? Does the EU have any vision for the future of the Arctic region?

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:00:00 GMT My trip to Poland left me more convinced than ever that we are right to leave the EU to fulfil its superstate ambitions - Telegraph.co.uk
My trip to Poland left me more convinced than ever that we are right to leave the EU to fulfil its superstate ambitions  Telegraph.co.uk

Brexit is a wise choice - not just for the UK, but for our friends in Europe too.

 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMT Europe Just Reminded Trump Why He’s Mad at Them on Trade - Bloomberg
Europe Just Reminded Trump Why He’s Mad at Them on Trade  Bloomberg

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 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:14:53 GMT EU steps up support for counter-terrorism activities in Pakistan's Sindh province - New Europe
EU steps up support for counter-terrorism activities in Pakistan's Sindh province  New Europe

The European Union announced on 19 August that it. As part of its effort to step up support for counter-terrorism efforts in Pakistan, the EU announced a new €4 ...

 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 19:54:01 GMT U.S. Trade Deficit with European Union Climbs Over 11 Percent, Despite Trump's Gripes - Newsweek
U.S. Trade Deficit with European Union Climbs Over 11 Percent, Despite Trump's Gripes  Newsweek

The U.S. trade deficit with the European Union in the first half of the year rose more than 11 percent when compared to a year earlier. Although Trump has ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:15:00 GMT Threat to end freedom of movement overnight is reckless, say EU citizens - The Guardian
Threat to end freedom of movement overnight is reckless, say EU citizens  The Guardian

Ending freedom of movement for EU citizens immediately after a no-deal Brexit would be reckless and could create a hostile environment for European nationals ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:41:43 GMT The government has not just “set in stone” the repeal of the European Communities Act - Full Fact
The government has not just “set in stone” the repeal of the European Communities Act  Full Fact

The government has put into force part of the EU Withdrawal Act, which will repeal the European Communities Act on Brexit day. But parliament still has the ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:58:00 GMT EU ends silence on Hong Kong protests - EUobserver
EU ends silence on Hong Kong protests  EUobserver

The EU, in league with Canada, has spoken out on the Hong Kong protests after months of silence in what one expert called "a clear expression of support for ...

 Tue, 13 Aug 2019 04:01:00 GMT Boom time for European tourism - POLITICO.eu
Boom time for European tourism  POLITICO.eu

A deep dive into the data behind the holiday business, with graphics and charts.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:03:53 GMT Latvia's EU contribution to see big increase in case of no-deal Brexit - Emerging Europe
Latvia's EU contribution to see big increase in case of no-deal Brexit  Emerging Europe

A report by Latvia's finance ministry has revealed that the country's payments to the EU budget could increase drastically in the case of a no-deal Brexit. If the UK ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:18:00 GMT EU-Startups and Jobbio join forces to connect great talent with Europe's best startups - EU-Startups
EU-Startups and Jobbio join forces to connect great talent with Europe's best startups  EU-Startups

Today we're launching the new EU-Startups Job Board, which will be operated in collaboration with Jobbio. This means that EU-Startups readers will have ...

 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 10:11:00 GMT How a pan-European picnic brought down the iron curtain - The Guardian
How a pan-European picnic brought down the iron curtain  The Guardian

On 19 August 1989, Hungarians and Austrians gathered in friendship at the border, paving the way to unification.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:35:00 GMT Germany’s central bank warns EU’s largest economy Germany is on the brink of recession as car manufacturing gr - The Sun
Germany’s central bank warns EU’s largest economy Germany is on the brink of recession as car manufacturing gr  The Sun

EUROPE'S largest economy Germany could crash into recession as car manufacturing growth plummets and Brexit cripples exports, its central bank has warned ...

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:32:17 GMT Report: Malaysia, Indonesia mulls taking EU to court over palm oil ban | Malaysia - Malay Mail
Report: Malaysia, Indonesia mulls taking EU to court over palm oil ban | Malaysia  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — The governments of Malaysia and Indonesia may go to the International Court of Justice over the European Union's (EU) anti-palm ...

 Mon, 05 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT Immigration tops list of concerns in pan European survey as EU fallout continues - Express.co.uk
Immigration tops list of concerns in pan European survey as EU fallout continues  Express.co.uk

IMMIGRATION is the biggest concern for Europeans if figures in a survey released today as part of a Europe-wide survey are to be believed.

 Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:31:00 GMT European markets rattled as global recession fears linger - The Guardian
European markets rattled as global recession fears linger  The Guardian

Stock markets in Europe extended their losing streak on Thursday and oil prices fell 3% to below $58 a barrel as mounting recession concerns continued to hit ...

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:43:00 GMT Brexit: Boris Johnson's backstop offer to EU dismissed by Labour as 'fantasyland wish list' - live news - The Guardian
Brexit: Boris Johnson's backstop offer to EU dismissed by Labour as 'fantasyland wish list' - live news  The Guardian

Tory chair James Cleverly claims EU bound to cooperate on intelligence-sharing in event of no-deal Brexit. In an interview on the Today programme James ...

 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:13:00 GMT Apple to fight $14 billion tax battle in European court next month - CNET
Apple to fight $14 billion tax battle in European court next month  CNET

The iPhone maker and Ireland have argued against the tax bill since the EU sent it in 2016.

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 05:20:11 GMT Over 450 refugees stranded in the Mediterranean for weeks as EU bars entry - World Socialist Web Site
Over 450 refugees stranded in the Mediterranean for weeks as EU bars entry  World Socialist Web Site

For between one and three weeks, more than 450 refugees aboard two humanitarian rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea have remained stranded and in ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:06:00 GMT US and EU Accept Dire Consequences for Refugees to Keep Them Out - Truthout
US and EU Accept Dire Consequences for Refugees to Keep Them Out  Truthout

In July, news broke that the Trump administration was weighing the possibility of admitting zero refugees for resettlement in 2020 — a move unprecedented in ...

 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:40:20 GMT EU vs. Indonesia: Is it really a trade war? - DW (English)
EU vs. Indonesia: Is it really a trade war?  DW (English)

The European Union has slapped countervailing tariffs on imports of subsidized biodiesel from Indonesia. The southeast Asian country has threatened to ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:18:00 GMT Brexit U-Turn: How Remainer chief conceded 'absolutely NOTHING will happen' after EU exit - Express
Brexit U-Turn: How Remainer chief conceded 'absolutely NOTHING will happen' after EU exit  Express

THE LEADER of Britain Stronger in Europe (BSE), Lord Rose, honestly admitted at the launch of the Remain Campaign in 2016 that absolutely nothing will ...

 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 11:00:00 GMT Brussels plans to revive money laundering blacklist - Financial Times
Brussels plans to revive money laundering blacklist  Financial Times

Brussels is to revive a blacklist of non-EU countries which it accuses of money laundering, after a previous attempt was shot down by European capitals when it ...

 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 07:25:00 GMT Boris Johnson is the EU’s nemesis. But could he be Europe’s saviour? - Spectator.co.uk
Boris Johnson is the EU’s nemesis. But could he be Europe’s saviour?  Spectator.co.uk

It is a curious and rather moving experience to see someone you have known for thirty-five years standing in front of that famous black door in Downing…

 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 11:45:16 GMT Open Arms: Situation of migrants stranded at sea is 'untenable' says European Commission - Euronews
Open Arms: Situation of migrants stranded at sea is 'untenable' says European Commission  Euronews

The European Commission welcomed the news that six member states are going to take some migrants from the Open Arms rescue ship.

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:30:48 GMT Bulgaria, Romania have EU's worst road safety records - Emerging Europe
Bulgaria, Romania have EU's worst road safety records  Emerging Europe

Bulgaria has the European Union's highest rate of fatal road accidents, with 64 deaths per million inhabitants, almost six times the lowest rate, that of Malta (11 ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:42:53 GMT European markets surge in expectation of German stimulus package - New Europe
European markets surge in expectation of German stimulus package  New Europe

The Euro surged against the US dollar on Friday, in anticipation of a U-turn in German budgetary policy, which could end a decade-long zero-deficit policy.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:25:03 GMT EU provides humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in the Philippines - New Europe
EU provides humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in the Philippines  New Europe

The European Union announced on 19 August that it is providing €90.000 in humanitarian funding, after a series of earthquakes of 5.4, 5.9, and 5.8 magnitudes ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 07:14:00 GMT Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter - POLITICO.eu
Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter  POLITICO.eu

Flanders will test the limits of European law on animal welfare and religious freedom.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:50:00 GMT The rise of measles in Europe: social media taking responsibility - Health Europa
The rise of measles in Europe: social media taking responsibility  Health Europa

Social media companies should take responsibility in cobatting misinformation as the rise of measles continues across Europe.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 19:18:45 GMT EU boosts aid for Bosnia's migration influx - DW (English)
EU boosts aid for Bosnia's migration influx  DW (English)

The European Union promised 10 million euros in aid to Bosnia. The funds are earmarked to to build new reception centers and support the more than 7000 ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:38:00 GMT Self-styled Remoaner BBC satirist Ian Hislop faces backlash as anti-EU rant resurfaces - Express
Self-styled Remoaner BBC satirist Ian Hislop faces backlash as anti-EU rant resurfaces  Express

A Have I Got News for You clip from 2003 featuring satirist Ian Hislop has resurfaced as it shows the Remainer breaking into an anti-EU rant. In the clip Mr Hislop ...

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:54:39 GMT EU warns Turkey over dismissing three Kurdish mayors - New Europe
EU warns Turkey over dismissing three Kurdish mayors  New Europe

The European Union expressed its concerns about the Turkish government's decision to replace the newly elected mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van, three ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:54:39 GMT Iranian tanker drama reveals flawed EU policy on Syria - The National
Iranian tanker drama reveals flawed EU policy on Syria  The National

An Iranian tanker with $123 million worth of crude oil that Britain said was intended for the Syrian regime has left Gibraltar after a six-week detention without a ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 04:07:00 GMT Trump’s German frenemy - POLITICO.eu
Trump’s German frenemy  POLITICO.eu

Sigmar Gabriel's ties to Russia make him an unlikely bridge between Berlin and Washington.

 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT Why Europe can’t stop laughing at Boris Johnson - POLITICO.eu
Why Europe can’t stop laughing at Boris Johnson  POLITICO.eu

Next PM's biggest challenge in dealing with the EU will be to prove there's more to him than being a clown.

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:26:23 GMT Nick Ferrari Asks Tory Chairman: Why Do EU Citizens Need Settled Status? - LBC
Nick Ferrari Asks Tory Chairman: Why Do EU Citizens Need Settled Status?  LBC

Conservative chairman James Cleverly told Nick Ferrari that EU citizens will be safe int he UK after Brexit even if they haven't applied for settled status - so Nick ...

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:32:34 GMT Boris Johnson again demands EU re-open negotiations - Toronto Star
Boris Johnson again demands EU re-open negotiations  Toronto Star

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demanded that the European Union reopen Brexit negotiations, scrapping "anti-democratic" provisions for ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:00:00 GMT 'Brexit won't influence our friendship': workers in twinned towns on their parallel lives - The Guardian
'Brexit won't influence our friendship': workers in twinned towns on their parallel lives  The Guardian

From butchers to doctors to teachers, people in paired towns across Europe discuss daily life – and facing the big split.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:09:00 GMT EU: Asylum applications from Saudi nationals up 106% – Middle East Monitor - Middle East Monitor
EU: Asylum applications from Saudi nationals up 106% – Middle East Monitor  Middle East Monitor

The number of Saudi Arabian nationals who apply for asylum in the European Union (EU) has increased by 106 per cent within the first six months of 2019 alone ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:59:46 GMT Open Borders? The EU Has Hundreds of Miles of Walls - The American Conservative
Open Borders? The EU Has Hundreds of Miles of Walls  The American Conservative

If you voted for Donald Trump on the basis of a three-word, three-syllable chant, it was probably “we will win,” “lock her up,” or “build the wall.” Regarding the ...

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:07:59 GMT Formerly detained Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar for Greece - New Europe
Formerly detained Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar for Greece  New Europe

An Iranian tanker captured by Royal Marines and detained by Gibraltarian authorities since July 4 was released late Sunday and sailed for Greece on Monday.

 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 14:05:59 GMT Let's map together the odours of Europe - TheMayorEU
Let's map together the odours of Europe  TheMayorEU

A pilot project involving 8 EU cities collects data on the odours at the local level.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:01:00 GMT We're taking back our fisheries – and THESE countries won't be happy, says fishing boss - Express
We're taking back our fisheries – and THESE countries won't be happy, says fishing boss  Express

THE COUNTRIES whose fishing industries will suffer the most by Britain leaving the European Union have been revealed as the UK nears the scheduled exit ...

 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 18:55:36 GMT The Brief: European Commission laments the Open Arms situation - Euronews
The Brief: European Commission laments the Open Arms situation  Euronews

EU welcomes six European countries accepting migrants from Open Arms ship, calls situation in Mediterranean 'untenable'

 Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT Migrants: contacts with states on Gregoretti - EU - Europe - ANSAMed - ANSAmed
Migrants: contacts with states on Gregoretti - EU - Europe - ANSAMed  ANSAmed

(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, JULY 29 - A European Commission spokesperson, speaking about the coast guard ship Bruno Gregoretti, said that ''following Italy's ...

 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT European chiefs press Johnson to explain Brexit plan in detail - The Guardian
European chiefs press Johnson to explain Brexit plan in detail  The Guardian

Tusk mocks new PM's ability to bluff as Barnier asks: is it an orderly Brexit, or a no deal?

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:30:00 GMT Blog: EU takes timid steps toward a circular economy - The Slovak Spectator
Blog: EU takes timid steps toward a circular economy  The Slovak Spectator

Monika Junicke from Komerční Banka describes the main challenges complicating the implementation of European Union's Circular Economy Action Plan.

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:36:43 GMT EU marks World Humanitarian Day - Anadolu Agency
EU marks World Humanitarian Day  Anadolu Agency

World Humanitarian Day, held every Aug. 19, pays tribute to aid workers who risk lives in humanitarian *service* - Anadolu Agency.

 Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:46:50 GMT JW's European partner launches 3rd-gen parenteral nutrition solution in EU - Korea Biomedical Review
JW's European partner launches 3rd-gen parenteral nutrition solution in EU  Korea Biomedical Review

JW Life Science said that Baxter Pharmaceutical, its European partner, has launched Finomel, a ready-to-use triple-chamber bag for parenteral nutrition (PN), ...

 Thu, 01 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová - EU News
European Roma Holocaust Memorial Day: Statement by First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová  EU News

European Commission - Press Release details page - Commission - Statement European Brussels, 1 August 2019 “Ahead of the Roma Holocaust Memorial ...

 Mon, 19 Aug 2019 21:56:00 GMT Macron, Putin seek solution on Ukraine, clash over Syria and protests - POLITICO.eu
Macron, Putin seek solution on Ukraine, clash over Syria and protests  POLITICO.eu

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin raised the possibility of new negotiations to end the conflict in Ukraine ...

 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:45:49 GMT Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act - ending all EU law in the UK - GOV.UK
Brexit Secretary signs order to scrap 1972 Brussels Act - ending all EU law in the UK  GOV.UK

The Government has signed into law legislation to repeal the Act of Parliament which set in stone Britain's EU (EEC) membership in 1972.