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92/2019 : 11 July 2019 - Judgment of the General Court in case T-185/17

European Court of Justice (News) - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:54
PlasticsEurope v ECHA
Research, information, education, statistics
Confirmation of the inclusion of Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern on account of its properties as a substance toxic for reproduction

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New Democracy lawmaker attacks Libération, foreign correspondents - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:57
Mpampis Papadimitriou, a former journalist and newly elected MP with conservative New Democracy in Greece (EPP), has provoked criticism after he hit out at foreign correspondents in Athens, and particularly the French daily, Libération. In an article published after the...
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Trump orders French digital tax probe, amid talk of retaliatory tariffs - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:48
US President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into France's digital tax plans, which may result in retaliatory tariffs or trade restrictions, should the outcome of the probe identify unfair or discriminatory practices.  
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New EU chief nominee says Brexit could be delayed – again - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:46
Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to be the next EU Commission president, said Wednesday (10 July) that Brexit could be delayed for a third time, but warned London it must take responsiblity for "sorting out" its tortured departure from the bloc.
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The environment in the new CAP - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:33
Greens have strongly criticised the European Commission for what they say is a lack of concern for the environment in its proposals for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy.
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‘rescEU’: A European fleet to fight forest fires - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:31
More than 200 people were killed in forest fires across Europe in 2017 while more than 100 perished in flames last summer. This year, a new EU-backed fleet of fire-fighting planes is getting ready to prevent further disasters.
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Farmers hope EU Commission will block Austria’s glyphosate ban - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:30
Austrian farmers hope that the European Commission will not approve a ban on weedkiller glyphosate, recently pushed forward by the government in Vienna.
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Time to oppose centrifugal forces that affect European societies [Promoted content] - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 07:15
The world is currently experiencing rapid technological, economic, political and social change. The consequences of these developments are also being felt in Germany and Europe, write Andreas Grau and Julia Tegeler.
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EU Commission nominee backs 50% carbon cut by 2030, fails to win Greens’ support - Thu, 11/07/2019 - 07:10
Ursula von der Leyen said Europe should become the world’s first climate neutral continent, as she sought lawmakers’ backing for the top job on Wednesday (10 July). EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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Von der Leyen endures day of grilling by MEPs ahead of confirmation vote - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 21:06
German nominee for Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, continued her charm offensive with European political families on Wednesday (10 July), as MEPs tried hard to pin her down on climate protection, rule of law and reform of the bloc's institutional structures.
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Video of a committee meeting - Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - 14:33 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

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The Brief – Parliament’s Revenge - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 17:23
MEPs made no secret of their unhappiness at how names for EU top jobs emerged last week. At the European Parliament’s constitutive meeting in Strasbourg, lawmakers did not attempt to hide their disappointment at being simply swept aside, especially after...
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Has Europe lost the new biotechnology battle? - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 15:49
The EU's rules on GMOs risk stifling innovation in biotechnology and could lead to China and the US increasing their patent domination, writes Marcel Kuntz.
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Commission’s forecast paves the way for new ECB stimulus - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 15:38
The European Commission kept its growth forecast unchanged at 1.2% on Wednesday (10 July) but revised downwards inflation to 1.3% for this year and the next, strengthening the case for further monetary stimulus as global economic risks worsen.
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EU-Mercosur deal divides both sides of the Atlantic - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 15:16
Ten days ago, the EU and four Mercosur countries signed a free trade agreement that will cover a market of 780 million consumers. However, diverging opinions on both sides of the Atlantic remain.  EURACTIV's partner, Euroefe reports.
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Meet BSEF at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019 [Promoted content] - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 12:00
BSEF will take part at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019 in Lyon, to support the business case for flow batteries and long duration energy storage, and to meet with worldwide experts.
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Erdogan visits Bosnia as part of bigger game - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 10:48
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) this week. The primary aim was to attend a summit, but analysts said it was also an effort to boost his hunt for members of the Gülen movement and reinforce his influence on Bosnian domestic politics.
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91/2019 : 10 July 2019 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-163/18

European Court of Justice (News) - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 10:14
HQ and Others
Passengers who have the right to hold their tour organiser liable for reimbursement of the cost of their air tickets cannot also claim reimbursement of the cost of those tickets from the air carrier

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90/2019 : 10 July 2019 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-410/18

European Court of Justice (News) - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 10:11
Freedom of movement for persons
The method of calculating the minimum length of activity in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, required by that Member State, for the grant of financial aid to non-resident students who are children of cross-border workers is contrary to EU law

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89/2019 : 10 July 2019 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-649/17

European Court of Justice (News) - Wed, 10/07/2019 - 10:11
Amazon EU
Environment and consumers
An e-commerce platform such as Amazon is not obliged in all cases to make a telephone number available to consumers before the conclusion of a contract

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