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Trump lukewarm on Nato joint defence

van EU Observer - do, 05/25/2017 - 21:10
Trump voiced half-hearted support for Nato and scolded allies over what he called unpaid debts on his maiden trip to Europe.
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Macron seeks 'more efficient, fairer' EU

van EU Observer - do, 05/25/2017 - 20:53
New French leader met European Commission head Juncker after "extremely frank" talks with US president Trump.
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EU to Trump: Defend Western values, not your interests

van EU Observer - do, 05/25/2017 - 13:47
No agreement on Russia, climate, or trade despite Trump's "friendship" meeting with top EU officials in Brussels.
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[Ticker] British PM to speak out on US terrorism leaks

van EU Observer - do, 05/25/2017 - 13:25
British prime minister Theresa May is to urge US leader Donald Trump to protect British secrets after US officials leaked details of the Manchester attack to media earlier this week. "I will make clear to president Trump that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said in London on Thursday prior to attending a Nato summit with Trump in Brussels later the same day.
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[Ticker] Tusk calls for 'values, not just interests' after Trump meeting

van EU Observer - do, 05/25/2017 - 12:20
"The greatest task today is the consolidation of the whole free world around values, not just interests," EU Council president Donald Tusk said after meeting US president Donald Trump together with European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Thursday. "Values and principles first. This is what we, Europe and America, should be saying," Tusk added. The leaders talked about foreign policy, security, climate, and trade.
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Nato to join Trump's anti-IS coalition

van EU Observer - do, 05/25/2017 - 12:19
Nato will join a US-led coalition against Islamic State and will continue to deter "Russian aggression" its secretary general has said.
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Trump expected to make Nato pledge

van EU Observer - do, 05/25/2017 - 09:24
Nato mutual defence and the fight against Islamic State to take centre stage as US leader meets Nato and EU allies in Brussels.
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[Magazine] Car-sharing's promise of clean cities

van EU Observer - do, 05/25/2017 - 09:10
What if all cars in a city were replaced by a new form of public transport? A think tank modelled what would happen in Lisbon.
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Openness over Brexit is 'political play', says EU ombudsman

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 17:13
Emily O'Reilly said she does not think that the EU institutions have suddenly "fallen in love with transparency".
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Le Pen's EU group in fresh spending scandal

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 14:45
An internal audit seen by EUobserver shows a half million euro hole in the Europe of Nations and Freedom group's accounting records.
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[Focus] New EU right to data portability to cause headaches

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 13:41
Next year, companies will be required to move personal data to competitors if consumers decide to switch. Yet one year before the new rules go into force, a lot is still unclear.
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[Opinion] Cyber threats are inevitable, paralyzing impact is not

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 13:36
Following the recent devastating WannaCry cyberattack, which affected over 200,000 people globally, there needs to be a joint effort to ensure Europe's systems are secure.
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Transparency complaints keep EU Ombudsman busy

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 10:02
Most complaints were about the European Commission, followed by EU agencies.
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EU sets out criteria for relocating UK agencies

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 09:28
EU drug and banking regulators to relocate from London after Brexit, with over 20 countries showing interest.
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EU states back bill against online hate speech

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 09:24
An EU bill that aims to tackle online hate speech took a step closer to becoming a law after receiving a wide endorsement from member states.
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Dutch coalition talks collapse again

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 09:22
"We looked each other deep in the eyes, and said: 'No, this is pointless',” one of the negotiators said.
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[Ticker] Pressure grows on climate impact of EU timber harvesting

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 09:12
Forest management has become a hot issue ahead of an EU environment council meeting on 19 June, with France, Austria, Sweden and Finland fighting to water down EU carbon accounting rules and to allow countries to harvest more trees for bio-energy or toilet paper without recording climate impact. FERN, a European NGO working to save forests, has appealed to France’s newly-appointed environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, for a change of course.
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[Ticker] US goes after Fiat Chrysler over emissions cheat

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 08:32
The US government filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, alleging that nearly 104,000 Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees, from 2014 to 2016, had software that enabled them to cheat on emissions tests. Fiat Chrysler stock sank 4.1% following the news. Meanwhile, German prosecutors searched the offices of Daimler, which produces Mercedes-Benz cars, as part of an investigation into whether the company had broken emissions rules.
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Would-be US envoy calls EU a 'failure'

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 08:28
Malloch, who wants to be Trump's envoy to Brussels, said EU should become a trade bloc of strong nation states to win US support.
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[Ticker] Munich police break up Europe-wide burglar clan

van EU Observer - wo, 05/24/2017 - 08:17
Munich police have cracked a large burglary clan, active across Europe and responsible for up to one fifth of German break-ins. The investigation began when three women were caught trying to break into a property in Munich in January 2016. Their forged identification papers showed links to the "Cucina" gang originating in Croatia. By following the network's money-trail, police found alleged gang leaders living in luxury villas in Zagreb.
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