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Debate: Will the EU pioneer climate protection?

Eurotopics.net - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:00
The European Commission wants to do more to cut CO2 emissions, adopting a new target of reducing greenhouse gases by 45 instead of 40 percent compared to 1990 by 2030. According to EU Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete all that is needed to achieve this is for current EU resolutions to be implemented. For commentators, however, the EU still isn't doing enough for climate protection.
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Debate: Should Poland's left cooperate with Kaczyński?

Eurotopics.net - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 12:00
Two forces dominate Poland's politics: the liberals and the national conservative ruling party PiS. With its populist policies the latter has cut the ground from under the leftist parties' feet. Since the parliamentary elections in 2015 they no longer even have any seats in the Sejm. A discussion has now broken out among journalists about whether the left should try to save itself with an unusual collaboration.
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Germany presents new Immigration Act draft

Euractiv.com - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:29
Germany's interior ministry has presented its key points for the new immigration law. But the first reactions were rather mixed, although the law has long been desired. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Debate: USA machen gegen Nord Stream 2 mobil

Eurotopics.net - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:00
Die US-Regierung will offenbar den Bau von Nord Stream 2 verhindern. Beobachtern zufolge arbeiten Behörden derzeit Pläne für Sanktionen gegen Unternehmen aus, die am Bau der Gaspipeline von Russland nach Deutschland beteiligt sind. Während einige Kommentatoren kritisieren, dass Trump damit auf Europas Energiepolitik Einfluss nehmen will, finden andere die Idee gar nicht schlecht.
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Debate: Trump attacks the Fed

Eurotopics.net - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:00
Donald Trump has criticised the US Federal Reserve for raising the interest rates. The US interveiw said in an interview that he was "not thrilled" with the decision and that the Fed should do more to "help him" boost the economy. European commentators find it alarming that Trump is openly calling into question the independence of the central bank.
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Debate: EU will Klimaziele anheben

Eurotopics.net - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 11:00
Die EU-Kommission will mehr CO2 einsparen, als bisher vorgesehen. So sollen bis 2030 statt 40 Prozent nun 45 Prozent weniger Treibhausgase als 1990 ausgestoßen werden. Dazu müssten laut Klimakommissar Miguel Arias Cañete bereits getroffene EU-Beschlüsse nur noch umgesetzt werden. Für Kommentatoren geht die EU beim Klimaschutz dennoch nicht weit genug.
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