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 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:26:32 GMT New EU chief makes bold climate pledges - Nature.com
  1. New EU chief makes bold climate pledges  Nature.com
  2. Von der Leyen vote: Europe's media welcome EU Commission choice  BBC News
  3. The New European Commission President: Von Der Leyen's Election Is a Big Moment for Europe  SPIEGEL ONLINE
  4. The German European: how Ursula von der Leyen rose to become EU president  New Statesman
  5. Ursula von der Leyen: hard Brexit would be massive blow for both sides  The Guardian
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 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:07:30 GMT 3 Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote - BBC News
  1. 3 Von der Leyen elected EU Commission head after MEPs vote  BBC News
  2. Germany's Ursula von der Leyen elected first female European Commission President  CNN
  3. Ursula von der Leyen, First Woman Chosen for Top E.U. Job, Wins Confirmation  The New York Times
  4. European governments are fuelling Euroscepticism  The Guardian
  5. European divisions on display as Ursula von der Leyen wins narrow approval for E.U.‚Äôs top job  The Washington Post
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 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:11:00 GMT Does Amazon Hurt Competition By Using Sellers' Data? Europe Investigates - NPR
Does Amazon Hurt Competition By Using Sellers' Data? Europe Investigates  NPR

The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate Amazon's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for others. One focus will be on Amazon's use of data ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:36:00 GMT Europe‚Äôs Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning - WIRED
Europe‚Äôs Galileo Satellite Outage Serves as a Warning  WIRED

Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system largely regained *service* Thursday, a full week after a mass outage began on July 11. The European Global ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:03:31 GMT European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development - EU News
European Union presents its progress towards sustainable development  EU News

Today, at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum for Sustainable Development in New York, the EU reaffirmed its strong commitment to deliver on the ...

 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:09:50 GMT This is how Europe got its new president. It was a difficult and controversial process. - Washington Post
This is how Europe got its new president. It was a difficult and controversial process.  Washington Post

The European Parliament on Tuesday voted to confirm Ursula von der Leyen, Germany's defense minister and a longtime ally of German Chancellor Angela ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:16:00 GMT Europe's weak economy is driving the region into another lost decade - CNN
Europe's weak economy is driving the region into another lost decade  CNN

Europe just endured one decade of economic stagnation. If it doesn't act soon, it could face another.

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:45:15 GMT Politics and finance dog EU climate zero efforts - CNA
Politics and finance dog EU climate zero efforts  CNA

Experts say the EU must accelerate measures on many fronts to reach the goal of emitting no more greenhouse gases than they absorb by 2050. (Photo: ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:07:00 GMT UK will plunge into recession if it leaves Europe without a Brexit deal - CNN
UK will plunge into recession if it leaves Europe without a Brexit deal  CNN

Leaving the European Union later this year without a Brexit deal would plunge the United Kingdom into recession.

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:17:05 GMT Von der Leyen rows back on ‚ÄėUnited States of Europe‚Äô - POLITICO.eu
Von der Leyen rows back on ‚ÄėUnited States of Europe‚Äô  POLITICO.eu

The Commission president-elect also extended an olive branch to Eastern and Central European countries in an interview.

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:19:55 GMT Independence play: Europe's pursuit of strategic autonomy - European Council on Foreign Relations
Independence play: Europe's pursuit of strategic autonomy  European Council on Foreign Relations

To fulfil its true potential, the EU needs to end its strategic cacophony and focus on capability building.

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:06:00 GMT Qualcomm Hit by Second Antitrust Fine in Europe - The Wall Street Journal
Qualcomm Hit by Second Antitrust Fine in Europe  The Wall Street Journal

The EU is imposing a $272 million fine on Qualcomm, its second penalty on the chip maker in 18 months, and its latest move targeting top U.S. tech companies ...

 Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT How Does the European Union Work? - Council on Foreign Relations
How Does the European Union Work?  Council on Foreign Relations

The EU's authority has steadily expanded as its members have passed more and more decision-making power to the union. How do its institutions work?

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:30:00 GMT Why the EU needs binding targets for renewables and decarbonised gas for a climate-neutral Europe - pv magazine International
Why the EU needs binding targets for renewables and decarbonised gas for a climate-neutral Europe  pv magazine International

Interview: The Energy Charts, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) shows that the switch from coal to gas in Germany reduced ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:02:54 GMT EU adopts Hong Kong motion Beijing says is full of ‚Äėignorance and prejudice‚Äô - South China Morning Post
EU adopts Hong Kong motion Beijing says is full of ‚Äėignorance and prejudice‚Äô  South China Morning Post

The European Parliament voted on Thursday to adopt a resolution calling for the Hong Kong government to formally withdraw its highly unpopular extradition bill ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:47:00 GMT China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards: official - Reuters
China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards: official  Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union cannot ignore China's National Intelligence Law, which requires Chinese citizens to support state ...

 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 19:39:00 GMT Ursula von der Leyen elected European Commission president - POLITICO.eu
Ursula von der Leyen elected European Commission president  POLITICO.eu

Center-right nominee becomes first woman to lead EU.

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:35:54 GMT Inside Europe: A woman for the EU's top job - Deutsche Welle
Inside Europe: A woman for the EU's top job  Deutsche Welle

Former German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed during the week as the next president of the EU Commission. She will take over from ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:35:46 GMT EU energy portfolio attracts member states' attention - EURACTIV
EU energy portfolio attracts member states' attention  EURACTIV

Languages: Deutsch. Comments Print Facebook LinkedIn Google + Twitter WhatsApp Email. The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:39:10 GMT Turkey Dismisses EU Sanctions, as Tensions Escalate over Cyprus - VOA News
Turkey Dismisses EU Sanctions, as Tensions Escalate over Cyprus  VOA News

Turkey's dismissal of recently imposed European Union sanctions as "valueless" puts the country on a collision course with the EU. Ankara believes it has the ...

 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:42:18 GMT From plaything to player: How Europe can stand up for itself in the next five years - European Council on Foreign Relations
From plaything to player: How Europe can stand up for itself in the next five years  European Council on Foreign Relations

The EU's foreign policy is inadequate to the task of keeping Europe safe in today's world of great power politics and uncertainty. Over the last five years, trust ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:19:00 GMT EU probes Amazon; Big Tech's dominance under scrutiny in U.S. as well - KOMO News
EU probes Amazon; Big Tech's dominance under scrutiny in U.S. as well  KOMO News

BRUSSELS (AP) ‚ÄĒ While the U. S. Congress talks about reining in big tech companies, Europe is taking action. The European Union said Wednesday it is ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:56:41 GMT Analysis | How Europe's 'Digital Tax' Plans Will Hit U.S. Tech Companies - Washington Post
Analysis | How Europe's 'Digital Tax' Plans Will Hit U.S. Tech Companies  Washington Post

France and Britain are hatching plans to tax the revenue, rather than the profit, of companies such as Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.'s Google that make their ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:36:09 GMT EU clears Vodafone's $22 billion deal to expand in Europe - The Associated Press
EU clears Vodafone's $22 billion deal to expand in Europe  The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) ‚ÄĒ The European Union has cleared telecom operator Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 07:11:08 GMT Democracy Digest: Policing Europe's 'Bad Boys' and the V4 Blues | Reporting Democracy - Balkan Insight
Democracy Digest: Policing Europe's 'Bad Boys' and the V4 Blues | Reporting Democracy  Balkan Insight

EU diplomatic sources gave Reuters a sneak preview this week of new measures from the EU executive to better police democracy and crack down on countries ...

 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:04:23 GMT European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Opening Statement in the European Parliament Plenary Session by Ursula von der Leyen, Candidate for President of the European Commission - EU News
European Commission - PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Opening Statement in the European Parliament Plenary Session by Ursula von der Leyen, Candidate for President of the European Commission  EU News

Mr President,. Honourable Members,. Exactly 40 years ago, Simone Veil was elected as the first female President of the European Parliament and set out her ...

 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:16:56 GMT Strengthening the rule of law through increased awareness, an annual monitoring cycle and more effective enforcement - EU News
Strengthening the rule of law through increased awareness, an annual monitoring cycle and more effective enforcement  EU News

Building on the lessons learnt since 2014 and detailed consultations since April this year, the Commission has today decided on a series of measures to further ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:48:00 GMT Man says his amputation stump is being used on cigarette packs in Europe, EU says it‚Äôs not him - PIX11 New York
Man says his amputation stump is being used on cigarette packs in Europe, EU says it‚Äôs not him  PIX11 New York

A man who claims a picture of his amputated leg stump is being used on cigarette packets without his permission is wrong, the European Commission says.

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:29:00 GMT EU divided: Italy faces being ‚Äėisolated in Europe‚Äô after Von der Leyen snub - Express.co.uk
EU divided: Italy faces being ‚Äėisolated in Europe‚Äô after Von der Leyen snub  Express.co.uk

ITALY's deputy Prime Minister and Five Star Movement (5SM) leader Luigi Di Maio has said coalition partner League's decision not to back Ursula von der ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:33:00 GMT European Central Bank set for a rate cut in September, economists predict - CNBC
European Central Bank set for a rate cut in September, economists predict  CNBC

The European Central Bank (ECB) will next week open the door to an interest rate cut for September, economists have predicted.

 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:12:00 GMT EU capitals cool on Mark Carney to succeed Christine Lagarde at IMF - Financial Times
EU capitals cool on Mark Carney to succeed Christine Lagarde at IMF  Financial Times

European capitals are closing ranks in an effort to block Mark Carney from becoming the next head of the IMF, as Dutchman Jeroen Dijsselbloem emerges as an ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:22:00 GMT News First step towards ensuring security of 5G networks across the EU By ep - New Europe
News First step towards ensuring security of 5G networks across the EU By ep  New Europe

Following the European Commission's recommendation for a common European approach to the security of 5G networks, 24 EU states have completed the first ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:27:28 GMT Qualcomm Is Fined Again by European Regulators for Antitrust Behavior - The New York Times
Qualcomm Is Fined Again by European Regulators for Antitrust Behavior  The New York Times

Qualcomm, the world's No. 1 maker of smartphone chips, was fined 242 million euros, or $272 million, by the European Commission on Thursday for blocking a ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:22:43 GMT Qualcomm hit with $271M EU fine over predatory pricing of baseband chips - TechCrunch
Qualcomm hit with $271M EU fine over predatory pricing of baseband chips  TechCrunch

A long-running European antitrust investigation into whether Qualcomm used predatory pricing when selling UMTS baseband chips about a decade ago has ...

 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:30:00 GMT Cheese quotas in Canada-Europe trade deal quietly under formal review after EU complaints - National Post
Cheese quotas in Canada-Europe trade deal quietly under formal review after EU complaints  National Post

OTTAWA ‚ÄĒ A formal review of cheese quotas under Canada's trade deal with the European Union is quietly underway amid concerns that Europe's ...

 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:00:00 GMT Boris Johnson's support for EU revealed in Leon Brittan letter - The Guardian
Boris Johnson's support for EU revealed in Leon Brittan letter  The Guardian

No 10 frontrunner wrote 'pro-European letter' to Tory peer's widow a year before campaigning for leave.

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:37:30 GMT France Nudges Europe Into Space Race, Where It Lags Behind - The New York Times
France Nudges Europe Into Space Race, Where It Lags Behind  The New York Times

Fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, a new French plan for a space command must overcome the reluctance of its European allies to weaponize space.

 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 06:20:04 GMT Iran exceeding nuclear deal limits 'not significant', says EU - Al Jazeera English
Iran exceeding nuclear deal limits 'not significant', says EU  Al Jazeera English

EU foreign policy chief says steps taken by Iran so far, including enriching uranium above deal limit, are reversible.

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:29:49 GMT Commentary: EU should quit meddling in China's internal affairs - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua
Commentary: EU should quit meddling in China's internal affairs - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

by Xinhua writer Guo Yage. BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The European Parliament (EP) approved Thursday a motion in support of the protests in Hong Kong, ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:40:18 GMT Spanish MEP hosts two members of a #PalestinianTerroristGroup in European Parliament - EU Reporter - EU Reporter
Spanish MEP hosts two members of a #PalestinianTerroristGroup in European Parliament - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

A Spanish MEP, Manuel Pineda (3rd from left), member of the Groupd of United Left/Nordic Green Left, hosted in the European parliament in Brussels ‚Äď without ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:55:02 GMT Visegradism, Babisism, and the Dangers of Selfishness as a Political Program - The Globe Post
Visegradism, Babisism, and the Dangers of Selfishness as a Political Program  The Globe Post

An anti-EU ideology of Visegradism has emerged in Central Europe, with selfish, nationalist politics in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.

 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 10:30:00 GMT Netanyahu: 'Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit' - BBC News
Netanyahu: 'Europe might ignore Iran threat until nuclear missiles hit'  BBC News

Israel's prime minister has said the European Union might not wake up to the threat of Iran "until Iranian nuclear missiles fall on European soil". Mr Netanyahu ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 07:06:41 GMT EU clock change plan opposed by Irish cabinet - BBC News
EU clock change plan opposed by Irish cabinet  BBC News

The Irish government will oppose an EU proposal that would end seasonal clock changes because it could result in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 11:35:00 GMT Kremlin throws weight behind EU effort to boost Iran trade - Financial Times
Kremlin throws weight behind EU effort to boost Iran trade  Financial Times

Russia has signalled its willingness to join an EU payments channel designed to circumvent US sanctions banning trade with Iran and has called on Brussels to ...

 Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:24:27 GMT ‚ÄúEuropean Universities‚ÄĚ selected - EU News
‚ÄúEuropean Universities‚ÄĚ selected  EU News

First 17 ‚ÄúEuropean Universities‚ÄĚ selected: a major step towards building a European Education Area. Page contents. Top. Top; Print friendly pdf; Related media ...

 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:19:00 GMT Martin Selmayr: ‚ÄėMonster of the Berlaymont‚Äô or committed European? - POLITICO.eu
Martin Selmayr: ‚ÄėMonster of the Berlaymont‚Äô or committed European?  POLITICO.eu

How politicians and public figures view the EU's soon-to-be former top civil servant.

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:46:49 GMT EASO and Frontex sign updated Cooperation Plan - EU News
EASO and Frontex sign updated Cooperation Plan  EU News

Today the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), strengthened their cooperation in their ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:42:12 GMT Rule of law key focus of European Commission measures - The Irish Times
Rule of law key focus of European Commission measures  The Irish Times

Move aims to complement article 7 as lever against Hungary and Poland interference.

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:09:00 GMT Boris Johnson‚Äôs kipper claim is red herring, says EU - Financial Times
Boris Johnson‚Äôs kipper claim is red herring, says EU  Financial Times

The EU has rubbished Boris Johnson's claim that ‚ÄúBrussels bureaucrats‚ÄĚ had forced a seller of kippers in the Isle of Man to pack his products with ‚Äúice pillows‚ÄĚ, ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:42:00 GMT EU provides further support to refugees in Turkey - New Europe
EU provides further support to refugees in Turkey  New Europe

The EU adopted on 19 July a new set of measures worth ‚ā¨1.41 billion that continue to provide support to refugees and host communities in Turkey. The funds ...

 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT European Parliament opens amid protest and discord - BBC News
European Parliament opens amid protest and discord  BBC News

The European Parliament has re-opened in Strasbourg with an anti-EU protest by the UK's Brexit Party and a demonstration by Catalan nationalists whose ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:31:29 GMT EU and Canada are the world's new best friends - EURACTIV
EU and Canada are the world's new best friends  EURACTIV

The EU-Canada summit focused on the free trade agreement (CETA), saving the WTO and doubling investments in research and development for the energy ...

 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 13:18:00 GMT Five reasons why European stocks could see a rough end to the year - CNBC
Five reasons why European stocks could see a rough end to the year  CNBC

Overly optimistic expectations about trade tensions and monetary stimulus coupled with Brexit and Italy's spending plans could shake European stocks, four ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 18:06:32 GMT Withdrawal Agreement not up for renegotiation - Coveney - RTE.ie
Withdrawal Agreement not up for renegotiation - Coveney  RTE.ie

T√°naiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said that the EU's position on the Withdrawal Agreement remains unchanged. He was speaking to ...

 Thu, 18 Jul 2019 10:52:04 GMT Daily News 18 / 07 / 2019 - EU News
Daily News 18 / 07 / 2019  EU News

European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Daily News Daily News 18 / 07 / 2019 Brussels, 18 July 2019 Juncker Plan: ‚ā¨306 ...

 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 17:49:00 GMT Brexit: European holiday costs could soar by ¬£225 per person as a result of no deal, campaigners warn - The Independent
Brexit: European holiday costs could soar by ¬£225 per person as a result of no deal, campaigners warn  The Independent

The average cost of holidays in popular European destinations could soar by £225 per person as a result of a no-deal Brexit, campaigners have warned.

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 02:41:44 GMT Brexit Briefings: Ex-foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind on UK and EU commonality - The Mainichi
Brexit Briefings: Ex-foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind on UK and EU commonality  The Mainichi

LONDON -- In our second Brexit series article, the Mainichi Shimbun spoke to politician Sir Malcolm Rifkind of the U.K.'s Conservative Party, who vote.

 Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT EU announces first 'European Universities' - Science Business
EU announces first 'European Universities'  Science Business

The first 17 group winners of an EU ‚ā¨85 million matchmaking scheme to create 'European Universities' in which institutions will pool their expertise and ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:38:08 GMT French minister pledges Brexit solidarity with Ireland - RTE.ie
French minister pledges Brexit solidarity with Ireland  RTE.ie

The French Minister for Europe has pledged her country's continuing solidarity with Ireland on the issue of Brexit during a visit to the border area this morning.

 Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT Untapped potential: How new alliances can strengthen the EU - European Council on Foreign Relations
Untapped potential: How new alliances can strengthen the EU  European Council on Foreign Relations

Fragmentation in the EU makes it increasingly difficult for member states to build coalitions. The EU Coalition Explorer reveals potential new groupings.

 Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:40:00 GMT Europe should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts: German official - Reuters
Europe should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts: German official  Reuters

European Union member states should brace for U.S. tariffs on several fronts in the months ahead, a senior German official warned late on Tuesday, just hours ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:05:46 GMT CALENDRIER du 22 au 28 juillet 2019 - EU News
CALENDRIER du 22 au 28 juillet 2019  EU News

(Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine). Déplacements et visites. Lundi 22 juillet. President Jean-Claude Juncker meets Mr Joseph Muscat, Prime ...

 Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT Von der Leyen tapped to run European Commission - POLITICO.eu
Von der Leyen tapped to run European Commission  POLITICO.eu

German defense minister, at head of slate of candidates for top EU jobs, faces resistance in Parliament.

 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:17:42 GMT Speech by Vice-President Katainen on behalf of President Juncker at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the Finnish Presidency of the Council of Ministers - EU News
Speech by Vice-President Katainen on behalf of President Juncker at the Plenary Session of the European Parliament on the Finnish Presidency of the Council of Ministers  EU News

President, Prime Minister, Honourable Members,. It is a pleasure to be here today on behalf of President Juncker and to participate in this debate on the Finnish ...

 Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:38:35 GMT #EAPM - Presidencies change‚Ķbut #Brexit lingers on - EU Reporter - EU Reporter
#EAPM - Presidencies change‚Ķbut #Brexit lingers on - EU Reporter  EU Reporter

Good morning, and welcome to EAPM's latest update, in a week made lively by a successful crowning as Queen of the European Commission of Ursula von der ...