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Nine EU ‘commissioners’ asked to clarify declarations

Nine EU commissioner candidates have been taken to task for incomplete or "downright shocking" financial declarations by the European Parliament's legal affairs committee.

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[Opinion] Dismiss Italy’s Salvini at your peril

Matteo Salvini's recent gambit may have failed, but, in his own words: "From today you will find me even more pissed off and determined. I will go from town to town and we will take this country back."

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[Ticker] UK Brexit minister to meet Barnier on Friday

The UK's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay is to hold talks on Friday with the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier in Brussels. The meetings come as the UK has submitted some written proposals on how to replace the backstop, a controversial arrangement...

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[Ticker] Russia-Ukraine gas deal talks show ‘progress’

Trilateral talks about gas from Russia being transported to Europe through Ukraine were "constructive" and have progressed, the EU's energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic said Thursday. "There was convergence of the position on most of the issues we discu...

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[Ticker] Nobel economist: Ireland ‘not good EU citizen’ on taxes

Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz criticised Ireland on Thursday over taxation of multinational companies. "In the area of taxes, Ireland has not behaved well, either globally or for their own citizens, or as an EU citizen," he said, arguin...

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[Ticker] Germany takes carbon border tax on board

France has persuaded Germany to examine a European carbon border tax, protecting companies investing in green technology from emission-intensive competition from abroad, Reuters reported. The German and French finance and economy ministers backed the i...

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Malta PM accused of ‘blackmail’ over slain reporter

Malta's premier has offered to end a libel case against a murdered journalist only if her relatives said he was innocent, in what the family called "blackmail".

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Diplomats back Romania’s Kovesi for EU top prosecutor

Romania's anti-graft crusader Laura Kovesi will take on corruption at an EU level as the bloc's first prosecutor - despite opposition from her country's government.

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[Opinion] Brexit raises questions for EU defence integration

Brussels' current vision for cooperation on defence, where third countries can contribute but have no say in decision-making and in the guidance of operations, is unlikely to be attractive to the UK.

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Low-carbon cities can unlock €21tn by 2050, report finds

National governments have a "crucial role" to prioritise low-carbon cities to tackle climate challenges and secure economic prosperity since high-carbon systems are expected to become unprofitable or inoperable in the near future.

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[Ticker] Austria to veto EU trade deal with South America

Austria's main political parties have instructed the government to veto an EU free-trade deal with the Mercosur bloc of four South American states. They passed the decision in a sub-committee of the Austrian parliament Thursday saying it would harm con...

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[Ticker] Brexit minister asks EU for ‘flexibility’ to secure a deal

Speaking at an event in Madrid, Britain's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay asked on Thursday to the EU to show flexibility and creativity in order to secure a deal "which will pass both the UK parliament and the European parliament". "I doubt that Spani...

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