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- Brent D. Griffiths

'It would be a shame if countries that we always support were to lobby against the US bid,' President Donald Trump tweeted.

- Joshua Posaner

Brexit deal impossible without agreement on key issue, Varadkar says.

- Giulia Paravicini, David M. Herszenhorn

Opposition lowers chances of a deal by June.

- Nolan D. McCaskill

Most Democrats opposed the nominee for his hawkish views on foreign policy.

- Carmen Paun, Giulia Paravicini, Aleksandra Wróbel

Polish president says the boy must be saved, and Italians give him citizenship to bring him to Rome.

- Fiona Maxwell

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator warned an audience in Sofia not to have a 'short memory' about financial risks.

- Arnau Busquets Guàrdia

US president cancelled trip earlier this year.

- Nicholas Vinocur

French poodle or savvy pol in Washington? Question dogs French leader.

- Paul Dallison

Scottish Conservative leader is 13 weeks pregnant.

- Derek Robertson

They’re champions of two cultures that couldn’t seem further apart. But they’re not as different as you might imagine.

- viEUws

Ed Bray, leading agriculture journalist, is joined by Ladislav Miko, Oana Neagu, Jean-Philippe Azoulay and François Veillerette to discuss the 18-month extension of the license for farmers to use glyphosate.

Highlight | Pesticides – how should we regulate? | LIVE PANEL DEBATE appeared first on viEUws.

- viEUws

Sonja van Renssen, is joined by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, to discuss the energy security and energy supply in Europe.

EU optimistic on energy security and Ukraine appeared first on viEUws.

- viEUws

Sonja van Renssen, leading energy and environment journalist, is joined by Mechthild Wörsdörfer, Jerzy Buzek, François Régis Mouton and Manuel Baritaud to discuss the new power market design.

Highlight – How can gas help transform the European power market? – 19 October 2016 – LIVE PANEL DEBATE appeared first on viEUws.

- viEUws

Sonja van Renssen is joined by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, to discuss the energy efficiency package as a part of the Energy Union.

EU wants to start an “energy efficiency wave” across Europe appeared first on viEUws.

- viEUws

In this Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the second half of October 2016. On 17 October, European Commission will host a meeting on EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue. The main issues on the agenda are steel overcapacity...

Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 16-31 October appeared first on viEUws.

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Debate “Pesticides – how should we regulate?” on Monday 24 October at 12:30pm CET – watch LIVE Streaming here The EU has reached an important crossroads in its regulation of herbicides and pesticides. The European Commission on June 29 approved an up to 18-month extension of the license for farmers to use glyphosate – the...

Pesticides – how should we regulate? – 24 October 2016 – LIVE PANEL DEBATE appeared first on viEUws.

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Sonja van Renssen is joined by Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, to discuss the latest developments in the upcoming Winter Package.

EU pins 2016 energy hopes on ballooning “winter package” appeared first on viEUws.

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Daniel Calleja Crespo, Simona Bonafè, Dr Monica Verbeek, and Daniele Ferrari debate the question: “How far can the circular economy package take Europe?”

Highlight – How far can the circular economy package take Europe? – 29 September 2016 – LIVE PANEL DEBATE appeared first on viEUws.

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Debate “How can gas help transform the European power market?” on Wednesday 19 October at 12pm CET – watch LIVE Streaming here The big energy package this autumn will take on the gargantuan task of overhauling European electricity markets to make them fit for the 21st century. Power markets must be restructured – and better connected...

How can gas help transform the European power market? – 19 October 2016 – LIVE PANEL DEBATE appeared first on viEUws.

- viEUws

In this Brussels Briefing on Trade, Joanna Sopinska – Trade Editor for EU Trade Insights, provides an overview of the EU’s most pressing trade issues for the first half of October 2016.

Brussels Briefing on Trade – All you need to know for 01-15 October 2016 appeared first on viEUws.

- WSJ Staff

To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS ECB Seeks Clarity on Economy Before Next Move: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said policy makers needed to better understand what has caused a moderation in economic growth before they can decide on the future of the bank’s bond-buying program. Macron Says His ‘Bet’ Is […]

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To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS As ECB Contemplates Rate Move, Storm Clouds Gather: Trade disputes and a stronger currency are threatening a hard-fought economic recovery in the 19-nation eurozone, potentially delaying a move by the ECB to follow the Federal Reserve in increasing short-term interest rates. Apple Takes a Step on Payment […]

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To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS How Europe’s New Privacy Rules Favor Google and Facebook: Big tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in May. EU Probes Apple’s Planned Acquisition of Shazam: European Union antitrust authorities on Monday opened a full-blown […]

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To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here   MUST READS Why the French President Has the Best Chance to Temper ‘America First’: French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. President Donald Trump are ideological and stylistic opposites. Mr. Macron is a suave globalist. Mr. Trump is a brash nationalist contemptuous of global institutions and wary of […]

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To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here MUST READS Macron’s Lonely Road: Saving Globalism From Itself: The French president visits Washington next week with a different solution than President Donald Trump’s to the dislocations that result from global trade. Merkel and Macron Begin Sparring on Eurozone Reform: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on […]

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To subscribe to the newsletter, please sign up here.  MUST READS EU Seeks to Avoid U.S. Steel Tariffs by Reviving Trade Pact: The European Union is drawing up a peace offer it hopes will end trade hostilities with the White House and avoid steel and aluminum tariffs being imposed on the bloc in two weeks’ time, according to European officials. […]

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Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal’s round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here.   MUST READS A worker walks in front of pipes at the Nord Stream 2 facility in Sassnitz, Germany. CARSTEN KOALL/GETTY IMAGES Germany to Push […]

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Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal’s round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here. MUST READS European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini spoke in Luxembourg on Monday. julien warnand/EPA/Shutterstock EU Support Grows for New Iran Sanctions: European Union diplomats […]

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Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal’s round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here. MUST READS   Donald Tusk, president of the European Union, with Leo Varadkar, Ireland’s prime minister. Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg News Can the EU Break Out of […]

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Brexit & Beyond: Europe in Flux is The Wall Street Journal’s round-up of news and analysis of how Brexit will affect global business, economies and finance. You can sign up here. MUST READS President Donald Trump with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press U.S., France and Britain Craft Broad Plans for Strike on Syria: Britain, […]

US president Donald Trump will visit the UK on 13 July, the White House announced on Thursday. He will travel to Britain after participating in a Nato summit in Brussels in 11-12 July. It will be Trump's first visit to the UK since his election. He cancelled one earlier this year, saying he was "not a big fan" of the new US embassy in London. Major protests had been planned.

The European Commission wants results by October against fake news - or it may impose regulations targeting "a few platforms." But its current plans are not acceptable to everyone, with civil groups saying more evidence is needed to shape policy.

The space for civil society is shrinking in Europe, but it is still crucial to address Europe's challenges, says Luca Jahier, the new head of the EU's Social and Economic Committee.


British tabloids roared in disapproval after EU diplomats advanced plans for new border checks and fees.

Ride-sharing app Uber received an Austrian court order on Wednesday to suspend operations in Vienna but is expected to relaunch the service over the weekend. "We respect the court's decision and are working hard to change our operating model within the next few days," an Uber spokesperson told Reuters. The temporary injection is another set back for the US firm in Europe as it faces backlash from conventional taxi operators.

A court in Turkey on Wednesday sentenced 13 journalists and staff working for opposition newspapers to prison over charges related to terrorism. The Cumhuriyet reporters were given up to 7.5 year jail sentences. Lawyers defending the journalists say the charges are without base. The journalists have been released pending an appeal.

Reacting to newspaper reports, Finland's social insurance agency, KELA, insisted on Wednesday that the country's basic income experiment will continue as planned to the end of 2018. Data collected during the two-year trial would then be analysed and results released around a year later. The program is paying around 2,000 randomly-chosen unemployed Finnish people a monthly check of €560 and is the first of its kind in Europe.

Bloomberg news has reported that China may cut levies on imported cars to 10 percent or 15 percent from the current 25 percent. The move set to be announced possibly next month and would further open the large market to foreign competitors.

The EU on Wednesday launched its seventh Sentinel earth observation satellite as part of its wider Copernicus programme. The earth observation programme studies the planet and its environment. Data collected by the satellite will be available to the public.

The Commission wants the next EU budget to prove the bloc has survived Brexit unscathed. However, some net payers disagree. The EU executive plans to put out an overall budget figure of 1.13 to 1.18 percent of EU GNI.