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[Opinion] More commitment to renewables from Council, please

More and more consumers are likely to invest in solar panels in the future as it becomes simpler to produce one's own electricity, writes Monique Goyens, director general of BEUC, the European Consumer Organisation.

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[Ticker] May faces new Brexit challenge from House of Lords

Lords may strike a blow to the prime minister Theresa May's Brexit plans when the bill returns to Parliament's upper chamber on Wednesday. Lords of all political colours will try to amend it with a majority expected to ask the government to remain in a...

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[Ticker] Commission wants biometric data on ID cards

Identity cards held by EU citizens above the age of 12 will be required to include include biometric data, fingerprints and facial images, the European Commission proposed on Tuesday as part of a crackdown on the criminal use of ID cards. All EU countr...

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MEPs set limits to Macron’s ambitions

The French president tried to woo the European Parliament but found that his quest for leadership will have to abide by the rules set by the European political groups.

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Poland urged to settle EU rule of law concerns next month

EU member states welcomed the dialogue between Poland and the EU Commission on rule of law, but insist that more progress is needed to bring Warsaw's judicial overhaul in line with EU values.

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[Stakeholder] Openness for greater prosperity, innovation for a better future

Reform and opening-up is a great process that has seen China and the world achieve development and progress together, with more than 700 million Chinese people lifted out of poverty, China's president Jinping told the Boao Forum for Asia.

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EU passes new rules to prevent far-right funding abuses

Political funding of European parties is being overhauled ahead of the European parliament elections next year. The latest rules will cut funding for smaller parties, with an aim to squeeze out duplication and over-representation of the far right.

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[Ticker] Macron calls for action to defend EU liberal democracy

French president Emmanuel Macron told the European Parliament on Tuesday that the EU should act "more efficiently" to protect its citizens and defend the "European model of liberal democracy". He warned against the "deadly illusion" of illiberal democr...

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[Ticker] EU court rules Polish logging in ancient forest was illegal

The Court of Justice of the EU ruled on Tuesday that Poland should not have increased the cutting of ancient trees in the primeval forest of Bialowieza, confirming the earlier assessment of one of its top legal advisers. Polish authorities "did not car...

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EU ponders new sanctions on Syria, Iran, Russia

EU foreign ministers have discussed new sanctions on Syria, Iran, and Russia in light of the chemical warfare in Syria.

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[Ticker] UK should host global AI ethics summit, says report

The UK should organise a global summit on artificial intelligence (AI) in London to determine common ethical standards, the House of Lords said in a report on Monday. It said that a global AI arms race should be avoided, but fell short of recommending ...

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[Ticker] Facebook’s Zuckerberg to meet EU commissioner on Tuesday

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet EU digital commissioner Andrus Ansip in San Francisco on Tuesday, according to the commissioner's agenda. Zuckerberg last week testified to the US Congress but has not accepted a call to appear before the Euro...

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