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Eurogroup meeting - October 2017

Council lTV - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:48
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EU Finance Ministers of the eurozone meet on 9 October 2017 in Luxembourg to discuss possible future roles and tasks of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) in the context of the ongoing broader debate on the future of the Economic and Monetary Union. Discussions on financing labour tax cuts and the post-programme surveillance mission to Portugal are also on the agenda.

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Agriculture and Fisheries Council - October 2017

Council lTV - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:40
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EU Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries meet on 9 and 10 October 2017 in Luxembourg to decide on the 2018 fishing opportunities for the Baltic Sea and discuss developments in the agricultural markets, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the follow-up to the fipronil case.

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[Ticker] Iceland PM under fire over share sales

Euobserver.com - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:27
Iceland's prime minister Bjarni Benediktsson sold shares worth hundreds of thousands of euros in an investment fund at Icelandic bank Glitnir shortly before it collapsed in the 2008 financial crisis, The Guardian, a British newspaper, reported on Friday, citing leaked bank documents. Benediktsson, who was an MP at the time, denied having acted on inside information. He is facing elections on 28 October after a judicial scandal involving his father.
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Being a young professional: Tips and tricks [Sponsored]

Euractiv.com - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:20
Joseph Lemaire, account manager at H+K Strategies Belgium, provides some personal insights on how to succeed as a young communication professional.
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Debate: Is there a solution to the Catalonia conflict?

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:17
Spain's Constitutional Court has banned a session of the Catalonian parliament slated for this coming Monday in which the region's independence was to be declared. As a way out of the Catalonia crisis some commentators propose a complete restructuring of the Spanish state. Others believe the country would be more democratic after the secession of Catalonia.
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Debate: US billionaire Soros still a target for Orbán

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:17
After a country-wide billboard campaign against the Hungarian-born US billionaire George Soros in the summer, the Hungarian government is now planning a referendum targeting a scheme by Soros that allegedly poses a threat to Hungarian culture and society. Hungarian commentators condemn the campaign as a propaganda trick.
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Debate: Škoda cars made in Germany?

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:17
According to insider reports the Volkswagen group is planning to counter competition between sister brands VW and Škoda and transfer the production of Czech vehicles to German plants that are operating below their maximum capacity. In addition Škoda is to contribute more to the company's development costs. The government in Prague and trade unionists are protesting. Czech commentators, however, point out that the Germans' plans are perfectly reasonable.
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Debate: Macron's latest barb against the weak

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:17
"Instead of demonstrating and causing chaos the newly unemployed workers of the automotive subcontractor GM&S would do better to start looking for new jobs." With this comment, which comes not long after he said he wouldn't let "loafers" obstruct his reform plans, Emmanuel Macron has once again provoked an indignant response. France's press takes the president to task.
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Debate: Will Turkey join a Eurasian axis?

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 06/10/2017 - 12:17
During his state visit to Iran, Turkish President Recep Erdoğan on Wednesday discussed Kurdish policy and energy with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani. Is Europe's distanced stance pushing Turkey into the arms of the major powers in the Middle East?
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