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Former Croat PM Sanader sentenced for war profiteering

Euractiv.com - 4 hours 5 min ago
Former Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader was found guilty of war profiteering on Monday (22 October) and the Zagreb County Court sentenced him to two and a half years in prison. He was, however, acquitted in a second case after the death of the only prosecution witness. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
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Economic growth, migration and EU elections – a strange mix for Romanian voters

Euractiv.com - 4 hours 23 min ago
Romania’s government boasts about its economic growth rate, but Romanians are leaving the country in large numbers. Can the EU elections in 2019 change the trend or will the migration pace intensify?
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The EU doesn’t have to settle for a bad deal with Vietnam

Euractiv.com - 4 hours 43 min ago
Some argue that we should tread carefully and refrain from asking too much in terms of human rights from the Vietnamese, because if we do so we could end up pushing Vietnam into China’s orbit. But this doesn’t hold, writes Jude Kirton-Darling.
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Learning to trust the killer robots

Euractiv.com - 5 hours 2 min ago
It's been more than 75 years since the American science fiction writer Isaac Asimov published his seminal 'Three laws on Robotics', a concise ethical framework that came to govern the principles by which Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been developed worldwide.
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The migrants are coming to Poland. Let’s welcome them

Euractiv.com - 6 hours 24 sec ago
Polish deputy minister for development, Paweł Chorąży, left government because he said a banal and obvious thing: Without immigrants in Poland, there will be not enough hands to work and no economic growth. Rather than demonise them, the government should welcome the newcomers, writes Bartosz T. Wieliński.
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Dijsselbloem: Greek government will gradually access markets more and more

Euractiv.com - 6 hours 15 min ago
The Greek government will be able to gradually have more and more access to markets as the end of the bailout, the current economic outlook and a sound budget allow Greece to regain its financial independence, former Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem said in an interview with EURACTIV's media partner Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA).
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US-China trade war spills into Green Climate Fund

Euractiv.com - 6 hours 36 min ago
A global fund originally set up in 2010 under the aegis of the UNFCCC to assist developing countries fight global warming got back on track with a $1 billion splurge, but the US vetoed a project that would have loaned $100 million to China. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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[Ticker] Sacked Polish judges urged to return to work

Euobserver.com - 6 hours 54 min ago
The former head of Poland's Supreme Court, Malgorzata Gersdorf, has called on all judges forced into early retirement by the Polish government since July to go back to their desks in line with Friday's (19 October) EU court injunction. She issued the appeal in her "constitutional" role, she said in an open letter, challenging the authority of her government-appointed successor, and highlighting the judicial chaos in Poland at the moment.
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EU candidate Alex Stubb calls for net-zero carbon by 2045

Euractiv.com - 7 hours 4 min ago
Should he be picked as the European People's Party (EPP) lead candidate for the European Commission’s top job, Alexander Stubb vows to “work towards a carbon neutral Europe by 2045”. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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[Ticker] Spain and Sweden not stopping arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Euobserver.com - 7 hours 8 min ago
Spain and Sweden have not joined the group of European countries most critical of Saudi Arabia following the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Germany, the fourth-biggest exporter of weapons to Saudi Arabia, behind the US, Britain and France, said on Sunday that it would halt arms exports. Neither France, Britain, Spain or Sweden have followed Berlin's move. Saudi Arabia is Sweden's most important export market in the Middle East.
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[Ticker] Piedmont and Copenhagen named top tourist destinations

Euobserver.com - 7 hours 8 min ago
Italy's Piedmont region and Denmark's capital Copenhagen were listed as best places to go in 2019 by Lonely Planet, the worlds largest travel guide book publisher. With 15 Michelin-starred restaurants and an extremely bike-friendly culture, Copenhagen was found the best city to visit. Serbia's Novi Sad and Croatia's Zadar were other European top-10 listed cities. Alpine walking trails, wine and truffles made Piedmont the best region to visit.
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Italy's M5S to unveil new EU group in January

Euobserver.com - 7 hours 8 min ago
Italy's 5 Star Movement is to launch a new pro-European, but anti-establishment political group in January.
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[Ticker] Bayer to compensate for carcinogenic weed killer

Euobserver.com - 7 hours 8 min ago
German chemical company Bayer lost a legal dispute over cancer risks in its herbicide glyphosate when a San Francisco appeal court on Monday ruled that a school gardener should be paid $78m in compensation after using Monsanto's weed killer "Roundup" and eventually contracting lymph node cancer at the age of 42. Monsanto has rejected any link between glyphosate and cancer. Bayer and Monsanto merged in 2016.
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[Ticker] EU warns of nuclear race as US pulls out of treaty

Euobserver.com - 7 hours 9 min ago
"The world doesn't need a new arms race that'd benefit no one and on the contrary would bring even more instability," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, said after US president Donald Trump announced that he was pulling out of the 1987 Reagan-era INF arms control treaty. "Thanks to the INF Treaty, almost three thousand missiles with nuclear and conventional warheads have been removed and verifiably destroyed," Mogherini added.
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[Opinion] Cities are frontrunners in fight for social rights for all

Euobserver.com - 7 hours 26 min ago
It is in cities that new forms of poverty and new groups of people facing vulnerability, like the working poor, are first seen.
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[Magazine] 'Integration' - the missing factor in new EU migration fund

Euobserver.com - 7 hours 30 min ago
An estimated 80 percent of Syrian refugees in the EU are unemployed - despite this, the integration of asylum seekers and migration remains outside the European Commission's policy objectives in its latest budget proposals for regional development and cohesion policy.
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Unelected EU parliament official blocks release of #Metoo papers

Euobserver.com - 7 hours 33 min ago
European Parliament secretary general Klaus Welle refuses to publish papers discussing what has been done with MEPs' requests for measures to prevent sexual harassment.
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Belgian reactors shutdown a test run for nuclear-free future

Euractiv.com - 7 hours 36 min ago
Belgium’s energy production is plunging as its nuclear reactors are taken offline for repairs, with the power shortfall this winter seen as a test of the country’s ability to cope when the reactors are phased out from 2022.
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Merkel promises new legislation to ward off diesel driving bans

Euractiv.com - 7 hours 58 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for her Christian Democrats (CDU) to retain control of the crucial state of Hesse in next Sunday’s election, promised legislation to ward off the threat of air pollution leading to driving bans.
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Merkel: No arms exports to Saudi Arabia until ‘monstrous’ killing cleared up

Euractiv.com - 8 hours 40 min ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (22 October) called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul a "monstrosity" and vowed to halt all German arms exports to Saudi Arabia until the case is cleared up.
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