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epa06001510 European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc speaks during during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 31 May 2017.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EU to invest €2.7 billion in clean transport
epa05889509 Gabi Zimmer, President of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) political group of European Parliament, delivers her speech using sign language during a meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 05 April 2017. The parliament is holding a key debate on Brexit negotiations.  EPA/PATRICK SEEGER Leftist take on EU council summit
epa02235955 An Exxon Mobil rig stands in Mobile Bay's choppy waters today as a weather system passed through the area causing high winds and seas.  Dauphin Island, Alabama,  USA, 03 July,  2010. Estuaries, wildlife, fishing and tourism remain at risk from the Deepwater Horizon oil leak as it continues to spread along the Louisiana to Alabama coasts.  EPA/BEVIL KNAPP Greek Ministry approves Total-ExxonMobil-ELPE, Energean exploration bids
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron hold a joint press conference at the end of the European Council in Brussels, Belgium on Jun. 23, 2017  New Europe / Alexandros Michailidis The Lady still in charge
epa05436492 US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) and EU Commissioner for Climate and Energy Miguel Arias Canete (L) shake hands on the sidelines of a meeting to continue working to an amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer at the UN building in Vienna, Austria, 22 July 2016.  EPA/CHRISTIAN BRUNA EPP Group committed to fighting climate change
epa05051571 A rabbit vendor waits for customers at the Sonepur Livestock fair, in Sonepur, state of Bihar, India, 02 December 2015. Asia's largest cattle fair at the confluence of the Ganga and the Gandak rivers, begins with a religious splash on the full moon of Kartik Purnima. Horses, rabbits, goats, varieties of birds and poultry are available, as well as elephants the Haathi Bazaar.  EPA/PIYAL ADHIKARY PANNED IMAGE Animal rights award presented to GUE/NGL MEP
epa05879071 Joseph Daul, EPP President speaks during the EPP Summit, in Saint Julians, Malta, 30 March 2017. The Maltese Nationalist Party (PN) is hosting the center-right pro-European political party European People's Party (EPP) congress and summit in Malta from 29 to 30 March. The congress and summit will discuss topics such as migration, terrorism, war and unrest in the Middle East, the relations with Russia and the general impact on economy and societies arising from the globalization.  EPA/DOMENIC AQUILINA EPP leaders meet to discuss Europe’s future
epa000494629 An aerial view of the British Army watchtower post  'Golf One Zero' at Preeve Keernan in South Armagh, Northern Ireland, Monday 01 August, 2005. The Northern Ireland-based battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment are to be disbanded as part of the Army response to the IRA ending its armed campaign.  EPA/PAUL MCERLANE UK government negotiations disrupt Brexit talks on Ireland
epa05818808 A man passes the writing of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) in London, Britain, 27 February 2017. The planned merger of Deutsche Boerse and London Stock Exchange (LSE) becomes uncertain after LSE announced on 26 February 2017 it would not be able to sell the trading platform MTS as requested by antitrust regulators of the European Union.  EPA/ANDY RAIN ECB and Commission brace for standoff with London over Euro-clearing
epa05865042 A men walk in front of Paddy Husk Based Biomass Power factory in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 23 March 2017.  EPA/HEIN HTET EU approves Danish support for Kalundborg plant switch from coal to biomass

EU National News

epa05936732 Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi attends Pope Francis' audience with Azione Cattolica Italiana in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City, 30 April 2017. Azione Cattolica Italiana is a Roman Catholic lay association in Italy.  EPA/GIORGIO ONORATI Rome’s mayor adopts anti-migrant stance
epa05932348 Witold Waszczykowski, Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs, at the Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich) at the Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta, Malta, 28 April 2017. The two-days informal meeting of EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs is held to discuss current international developments among themselves and  will later continue when EU Foreign Ministers from candidate countries will join their EU counterparts to discuss issues of common concern, the Malta EU 2017 presidency said in a media release.  EPA/DOMENIC AQUILINA Polish FM calls on France’s Macron to explain controversial statement
epa05943016 Anders Samuelsen, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmak, looks on during the St. Gallen Symposium, a platform for dialogue on key issues in management, the entrepreneurial environment and the interfaces between business, politics and civil society, at the University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 04 May 2017.  EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER Denmark leaves Turkey off the hook
p17cb Mexico grants ENI 3 new Exploration & Production blocks
epa01555090 An undated BMW handout shows the new MINI E of German car manufacturer BMW. For the first time BMW experiments with battery-driven vehicles in USA. Selected clients from the areas of Los Angeles and New York will receive 500 Electro-Minis from the beginning of next year onwards, as Development Executive Eichiner announced on 18 November 2008 in Los Angeles, USA. This field test intends to collect experiences for further production models. The car is officially introduced to the public on 19 November 2008 at the car fair in Los Angeles.  EPA/BMW / HO  EDITORIAL USE ONLY Brexit could cost German car manufacturers 20% of their sales

World News

epaselect epa05650821 German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at the 60th anniversary of the founding of the German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) ceremony in Berlin, Germany, 28 November 2016.  EPA/HANNIBAL HANSCHKE/POOL When Berlin spied on Washington
epa05742575 US President Donald J. Trump, center, shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), during an Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on 22 January 2017.  EPA/Andrew Harrer / POOL Trump says he did not wiretap conversations with Comey
darwin-letters-just-one-click-away IMG Turkey removes Darwin’s theory of evolution from the school curriculum
epa06040250 (FILE) - Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia looks on during a bilateral meeting with US President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 May 2015. According to reports on 21 June 2017, 31 of 34 Saudi Arabian high-ranking royals have given their support to Prince Mohammad bin Salman after King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appointed him as the Crown Prince and stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef of the title.  EPA/OLIVIER DOULIERY / POOL Saudi succession shake-up
epa05908578 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un waves from a balcony during a parade for the 'Day of the Sun' festival on Kim Il-Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, 15 April 2017. North Koreans celebrate the 'Day of the Sun' festival commemorating the 105th birthday anniversary of former supreme leader Kim Il-sung on 15 April as tension over nuclear issues rise in the region.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG A peak at Kim Jong Un’s personal piggy bank

Leaders' Perspectives

 

 

 

The unexpected velvet rebellion of a European Demos in only 5 months

By: Nicos Giannis

Xi Jinping’s Marco Polo strategy

By: Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

Emmanuel Macron and the Post-Revolutionary Idea

By: Bernard-Henri Lévy

A Magic Wand for France?

By: Anders Åslund

Climate change and migration are security challenges that require a comprehensive response

By: Marietta Tidei

13 things the EU forgot to say about the new “Roam Like at Home” regulation starting June 15th and its impact to 500 million Europeans

By: John Strand

The office of the European Public Prosecutor promises a new era has dawned in the EU for fighting financial crime

By: Ilias Konstantakopoulos

The business side of Brexit

By: Rain Newton-Smith

Safeguarding our values and building trust in times of rising insecurity and growing divides

By: Margareta Cederfelt

Angela Merkel’s challenge to Europe

By: Joschka Fischer

A private-sector solution to the refugee crisis

By: Nirj Deva MEP

Brexit’s first victim – Theresa May

By: Andy Carling


Theresa May comes to Brussels as a Brexit-caretaking Prime Minister epa06037675 British Prime Minister Theresa May during a press conference after a meeting with new Taoiseach Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (not seen) at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 19 June 2017. Taoiseach Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on a first foreign visit meets with British PM May to discuss Brexit negotiations which started today  EPA/SIMON DAWSON / POOL

As Theresa May lands on Brussels on Thursday, she leaves behind a Queen’s speech that was politically timid, devoid of

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Energy

epa06001510 European Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc speaks during during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, 31 May 2017.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ EU to invest €2.7 billion in clean transport
epa02235955 An Exxon Mobil rig stands in Mobile Bay's choppy waters today as a weather system passed through the area causing high winds and seas.  Dauphin Island, Alabama,  USA, 03 July,  2010. Estuaries, wildlife, fishing and tourism remain at risk from the Deepwater Horizon oil leak as it continues to spread along the Louisiana to Alabama coasts.  EPA/BEVIL KNAPP Greek Ministry approves Total-ExxonMobil-ELPE, Energean exploration bids
epa05764684 An oil drilling platform in the  gulf of Suez near Abou Zenima, 285 kilometers east of Cairo in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, 01 February 2017.  EPA/KHALED ELFIQI Oil drops as oversupply fears persist
epa05665098 Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) listens to Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin (R), reporting results of selling 19.5 percent of the company's state part to Glencore and Qatari fund consortium, at the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, late 07 December 2016. Russian budget will get 10.5 billion euro after selling 19.5 percent of Rosneft shares.  EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ/SPOOTNIK/KREMLIN POOL Russia’s Rosneft wraps up takeover of India’s Essar Oil
p17cb Mexico grants ENI 3 new Exploration & Production blocks
p22web Gazprom to construct new compressor station, trunklines in Armenia
epa03602599 A staff member reaches for a filling cable of an Air Liquide hydrogen filling station at the FC EXPO - Ninth International Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo, part of the World Smart Energy Week 2013, in Tokyo, Japan, 27 February 2013. One of the world's leading business expo features all related products, technologies and information in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. Some 1,800 exhibitors and over 120,000 visitors from around the world are expected to attend in the renewable and smart energy event, which runs from 27 February to 01 March.  EPA/KIYOSHI OTA France’s Air Liquide to implement its technology at Kazakh refinery
epa05865042 A men walk in front of Paddy Husk Based Biomass Power factory in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, 23 March 2017.  EPA/HEIN HTET EU approves Danish support for Kalundborg plant switch from coal to biomass
epa06020546 Foreign Minister of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani (2-R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (4-L) discuss current Middle East diplomatic conflict in the Foreign Ministry guest house in Moscow, Russia, 10 June 2017. Qatari Foreign Minister is visiting Russia amid a crisis between Qatar and seven other Arab countries that announced on 05 June they had cut diplomatic relations with Qatar.  EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV Russia takes pass on Qatar conflict with Arab neighbours
Maros Sefcovic EU Commission witnesses Hungary-Croatia MoU for gas corridor

Internet & ICT

epa06000640 A Chinese man uses a computer at an internet cafe in Beijing, China, 31 May 2017. China will adopt a controversial cybersecurity law from 01 June despite concerns from overseas groups doing business in China. The aim of the law is to protect networks and private user information with rigorous data surveillance and storage for companies and firms working in China.  EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY China cracks down on video streaming services
JA Europe Singapore’s Team Chaleur wins 7th Social Innovation Relay
1_Remmal_EIA_2017_Winners (2) Historic Win for Morocco at European Inventor Award 2017  
20170620_161924 Ovum presents roadmap to a digital revolution in Latin America
-	Benoît Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office, delivers an opening address at the European Inventor Award 2017 ceremony in Venice on 15 June Winners of the European Inventor Award 2017: Recap
epa06037633 Visitors tour Boeing 787 airplanes displayed on the opening day of the 52nd Paris Air Show held at Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, 19 June 2017. The 2017 International Paris Air Show runs from 23 to 25 June.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON Boeing and Airbus step into Paris Aviation Show to claim billions
epa03571792 (L-R) European Commissioner in charge of the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes, European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs Catherine Ashton and EU Commissioner for Home Affairs Cecilia Malmstroem address a joint news conference on Cyber security strategy at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 07 February 2013.  The European Commission, together with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, has published a cybersecurity strategy alongside a Commission proposed directive on network and information security (NIS). The cybersecurity strategy represents the EU's comprehensive vision on how best to prevent and respond to cyber disruptions and attacks.  EPA/THIERRY ROGE A New Commodity: Polish Cybersecurity
06-06-2017_Trust_Digital_Life_Press_Club00025 Eva Kaili on Blockchain security and future potentials
p16-new-06-06-2017_Trust_Digital_Life_Press_Club00049.JPG From Research to Innovation – The Blockchain Era
h_53574297 EU won’t be roaming like at home

From the NE Knowledge Network



Merkel open to Macron’s proposals for the Eurozone’s political integration epa05966662 A handout photo made available by the German Federal Government shows Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and new French President Emmanuel Macron talking on the terrace during their meeting at the German Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 15 May 2017. The French President is on his inaugural foreign visit to Germany.  EPA/GUIDO BERGMANN / GERMAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel made two significant steps towards accepting some of the key proposals put forward by President

By NEOnline | IR

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