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epa05569571 Britain's Home Secretary, Amber Rudd delivers her keynote speech during the Conservative Party Conference 2016 in Birmingham, Britain, 04 October 2016. The conference runs from 02 October to 05 October.  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA The British government “plans” the post-Brexit regime for EU migrants
nord-stream-strengthens-eu-russia-bond IMG Brussels braces for confrontation with Washington over sanctions on Russia
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico ,European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Energy Union Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič hold a press conference after their meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on Jul. 27, 2017. New Europe / Alexandros Michailidis Juncker misses Merkel’s call during press conference
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico ,European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Energy Union Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič hold a press conference after their meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on Jul. 27, 2017. New Europe / Alexandros Michailidis Juncker on Visegrad 4 food quality issues: “There should be no second category citizens in Europe”
epa04087528 European Investment Bank (EIB) President Werner Hoyer speaks during a press conference as he presents his company's annual results at EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 19 February 2014. As part of the European Union's (EU) response to the economic crisis, the EIB Group significantly stepped up its financial support in 2013.  EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET Keeper of an “undiscovered treasure”: Werner Hoyer remains EIB boss
epa04507123 Chicken loock through the bars of their locked coop in Flintbek, northern Germany, 28 November 2014. The German Research Institute is recommending a pen requirement for areas with high numbers of wild birds after the outbreak of avian flu. Poultry farmers in parts of Germany have been ordered to lock up their flocks, following the discovery of flu pathogen H5N8 in a wild bird in Europe on 22 November. The bird flu virus has been found in recent months at poultry farms in Germany, the Netherlands and Britain.  EPA/CARSTEN REHDER Chlorinated chicken: the price of a US trade deal for Britain is lower food standards
epa06027304 Nigel Farage, British Member of the European Parliament and former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) listens to a speech about the Preparation of the European Council of 22 and 23 June 2017, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 14 June 2017.  EPA/PATRICK SEEGER Transparency International files EU complaint: Farage, other MEPs, fail to declare their earnings
epa05226495 A picture made available on 22 March 2016 shows the petrochemical complex in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, 15 March 2016, where ethylene is produced.  EPA/Sashenka Gutierrez EU Commission inspects ethylene purchasing sector in fears of cartel
Press conference by Dimitris Avramopoulos, Member of the European Commission in charge of Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship on European Agenda in migration in Brussels, Belgium on Jul. 26, 2017 New Europe / Alexandros Michailidis EU to send Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to ECJ if they won’t relocate refugees within one month
Read-out of the College meeting by First Vice-President of European Commission in charge of Better regulation, Inter-Institutional Relations, rule of Law and Charter of Fundamental Rights Frans Timmermans in Brussels, Brlgium on Jul. 26, 2017 New Europe / Alexandros Michailidis EU Commission gives Poland one month to address judiciary law issues

EU National News

epa05590096 A one euro coin pictured on top a of 5 pound note, London, Britain, 13 October 2016.  EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA British growth remains the slowest in the EU
epa06106857 Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven giveS a press conference on the leaking of confidential data, in Stockholm, Sweden, 24 July 2017. The government is under fire after news emerged that confidential data of Swedish citizens - such as data connected to driver licenses, witness relocation programs, military units, police registers, and road infrastructure - were leaked. Sweden's Transport Agency (STA) outsourced it's database management and other IT services to foreign companies in 2015.  EPA/Stina Stjernkvist SWEDEN OUT Swedish government attempts to reshuffle its way out of a non-confidence vote
epa05022355 Leader of Italian centre-right party "Forza Italia" and former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, attends at the Raiuno Tv program "Porta a Porta", lead by journalist Bruno Vespa, in Rome, Italy, 12 November 2015.  EPA/ANGELO CARCONI Berlusconi is back, again
epa06110135 A TV screen displays Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (L), next to Spanish judges Angel Hurtado (2-R), Julio de Diego Lopez (2-L) and Jose Ricardo de Prada, as he testifies for the 'Gurtel' corruption trial at the National Court in San Fernando de Henares in Madrid, Spain, 26 July 2017. Rajoy's statement is the first by a ruling Prime Minister in the history of Spain. Rajoy will give testimony on the alleged illegal payments to the ruling People's Party (PP) between 1999 and 2005, a period during which Rajoy was a senior manager in the formation.  EPA/CHEMA MOYA / POOL Mariano Rajoy testifies he knew nothing about corruption

World News

epa05952002 Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Moldovan President Igor Dodon (L) attend a wreath laying ceremony at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia, 09 May 2017. Russia celebrates the 72nd anniversary of the victory over the Nazi Germany in the World War II on 09 May.  EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV Moldovan Court blocks president Dodon’s ambition for new powers
epa06096390 (FILE) - Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald J. Trump (R) shake hands during their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. The G20 Summit (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for governments from 20 major economies. The White House on 18 July 2017 confirmed Trump and Putin had a second, previously unknown bilateral encounter 07 July 2017 after the end of G20 leaders' dinner.  EPA/MICHAEL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL / POOL MANDATORY CREDIT In spite of EU protests, US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia
epa06111239 A woman holds a sign that reads '#ProtectTransTroops', at a news conference where House Democratic lawmakers and LGBT community members and supporters voiced opposition to US President Donald J. Trump's policy banning transgender people in the military, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 26 July 2017. US President Trump announced that the US would reinstate a ban on transgender people from serving in the military, which reverses the policy introduced by former US President Barack Obama.  EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS Trump bans trangender individuals from serving in the armed forces
epa05999098 Ukrainian policemen stand next to a car with portrait of the former regional governor in the southern-Ukrainian city of Odessa and former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili during a rally of his supporters near of the Justice Ministry in Kiev, Ukraine, 30 May 2017.  Protesters gathered to demand registration of the Mikhail Saakashvili political party 'The movement of new strengths' and dismiss registration of the fake party with the same name reading like 'The block of Mikhail Saakashvili', which was allegedly registered by Oleg Sushko, according to local media reports.  EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO Former Georgian president Saakashvili could seek asylum in the US
epa04740287 S-400 Triumph/SA-21 Growler medium-range and long-range surface-to-air missile systems take part in the Victory Day Parade in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, 09 May 2015. The Victory Day parade on 09 May 2015 marks the 70th anniversary since the capitulation of Nazi Germany.  EPA/HOST PHOTO AGENCY / RIA NOVOSTI POOL MANDATORY CREDIT Erdoğan claims S-400 deal with Moscow is “done”

Leaders' Perspectives

 

 

 

Values-based approaches are the gateway to legacies

By: Shanu Hinduja

The G20’s harmony without Trump

By: Jeffrey D. Sachs

Asia’s unhappy anniversary

By: Barry Eichengreen

Beware the ideas of May

By: Andy Carling

Permission-less innovation? Not in Europe!

By: Žiga Turk

Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

By: Ranulph Fiennes

The Macron Doctrine?

By: Zaki Laïdi

Death or democracy in Venezuela

By: Enrique ter Horst

East – West battle over workers’ pay

By: Martina Dlabajová

The ten commandments of Brexit negotiations

By: Mikuláš Dzurinda

Together we can further inspire young people to believe in their own innate creativity

By: Jeff Archambault

EU and BEREC celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution with increasing “nationalization” of the telecom industry.

By: John Strand


Libya’s rival leaders meet in France epa06109201 French President Emmanuel Macron (C) walks with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (L), and General Khalifa Haftar (R), commander in the Libyan National Army (LNA), after talks over a political deal to help end Libya's crisis, in La Celle-Saint-Cloud near Paris, France, 25 July 2017.  EPA/PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL MAXPPP OUT

A conditional ceasefire and elections were jointly agreed to by Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj and the divided country’s eastern

By NEOnline | TB

Energy

nord-stream-strengthens-eu-russia-bond IMG Brussels braces for confrontation with Washington over sanctions on Russia
epa06096390 (FILE) - Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald J. Trump (R) shake hands during their meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. The G20 Summit (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) is an international forum for governments from 20 major economies. The White House on 18 July 2017 confirmed Trump and Putin had a second, previously unknown bilateral encounter 07 July 2017 after the end of G20 leaders' dinner.  EPA/MICHAEL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL / POOL MANDATORY CREDIT In spite of EU protests, US Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia
epa06108560 A handout photo dated October 2016, made available by BMW Group showing a Mini Cooper D 3 door automobile of the latest generation. BMW Group, the owner of the Mini, on 25 July 2017 announced that a fully electric three-door version of Mini car will go into production in 2019. The drivetrain of the new battery-electric MINI, a variant of the brand's core 3 door model, will be built at the BMW Group's e-mobility centre at Plants Dingolfing and Landshut in Bavaria, Germany, before being integrated into the car at Plant Oxford in Britain. The Plant Oxford is the main production location for the MINI 3 door model.  EPA/BMW GROUP HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES BMW chooses UK over Germany to build new electric car
epa05662431 A special crane stacks pipes weighing several tons each which will be used for the construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Sassnitz-Mukran harbour in northeastern Germany, 06 December 2016. The first sections of the 1,200 kilometer pipeline were delivered in late October 2016. Around 2,000 of a total 90,000 steal pipe components are currently being stored on the island of Ruegen. According to the Gazprom subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG, the assembly works will begin in mid-2017. So far the political controversial pipeline, which will have a total capacity of some 55 billion cubic meters, has not recieved building permission.  EPA/JENS BUETTNER Brussels to retaliate against Washington if new Russia sanctions are imposed
Worker removes excess concrete from the pipe joint ends and the anode, if installed. One of ten pipe joints has a sacrificial anode installed. The aim of the anode is the passive anticorrosion protection. Big Oil warns new Russia sanctions could deal out US companies
epa05669530 (FILE) A file picture dated 31 May 2006 shows Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, answers questions during a press conference after the companies  2006 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, USA. According to reports from 10 December 2016, Tillerson is tipped the top candidate for US Secretary of State as US President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill in key positions in his new administration.  EPA/REX C. CURRY ExxonMobil sues US Treasury over fine for violating Russian sanctions
epa05669527 (FILE) A file picture dated 15 June 2012 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Krasnodar region Governor Alexander Tkachev (C) and ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson (L) attend a ceremony of signing an agreement between Rosneft and ExxonMobil on joint development of hard-to-access reserves in western Siberia at the Tuapse Refinery in Tuapse, Krasnodar region, Russia. According to reports from 10 December 2016, Tillerson is tipped the top candidate for US Secretary of State as US President-elect Donald Trump continues to fill in key positions in his new administration.  EPA/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV / RIA NOVOSTI MANDATORY CREDIT Exxon says US Treasury fine for violating Russian sanctions ‘unfair’
epa05654689 (FILE) A file photograph showing pumps drawing oil from oil wells near Taft, California, USA, 18 May 2008. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided at it's 171st meeting in Vienna, Austria on 30 November 2016 that it will cut supplies for the first time in eght years. The cut of 1.2 million barrels a day will start from January 2017. the Conference decided to implement a new OPEC-14 production target of 32.5 million barrels a day, in order to accelerate the ongoing drawdown of the stock overhang and bring the oil market rebalancing forward.  EPA/SEAN MASTERSON Oil prices rise as EIA data show a drop in crude inventories
epa06028269 Turkish soldiers take part in a military search and rescue exercise with helicopters and ships near Magosa, Cyprus, 14 June 2017. The military exercise is part of a joint simulated search and rescue exercise operation by the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish Cypriot Security Forces, called 'The Martyr Lieutenant Caner Gonyeli search and rescue exercise'.  EPA/TUMAY BERKIN With Turkey fuming, French Frigate patrols off Cyprus, energy drilling begins
epa06052548 German Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Barbara Hendricks attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, 27 June 2017. Reports state that Party members spoke about the government work of the SPD, the balance sheet and outlook.  EPA/CARSTEN KOALL Why a conventional car ban would be bad for Germany

Internet & ICT

epa06108560 A handout photo dated October 2016, made available by BMW Group showing a Mini Cooper D 3 door automobile of the latest generation. BMW Group, the owner of the Mini, on 25 July 2017 announced that a fully electric three-door version of Mini car will go into production in 2019. The drivetrain of the new battery-electric MINI, a variant of the brand's core 3 door model, will be built at the BMW Group's e-mobility centre at Plants Dingolfing and Landshut in Bavaria, Germany, before being integrated into the car at Plant Oxford in Britain. The Plant Oxford is the main production location for the MINI 3 door model.  EPA/BMW GROUP HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES BMW chooses UK over Germany to build new electric car
Google France battles for global enforcement of the “right to be forgotten” at the ECJ
5G declaration signing by Estonian minister Urve Palo in Tallinn, Estonia, 18 July 2017 5G network development on rails after EU-28 Tallinn declaration
epa04372343 Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia, speaks to the media during a press conference about the marking the NETmundial Initiative launch, at the World Economic Forum headquarters in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, 28 August 2013. The "NETmundial Initiative for Internet Governance Cooperation and Development" aims to contribute to the broader international effort to advance multistakeholder Internet governance on the basis of the NETmundial principles articulated by an unprecedented multistakeholder conference.  EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI (InCiSE) Index: UK and Estonia have the best civil service in Europe
9CC02B5C-74E3-4D6E-BD6D-FF459D5E100A_w974_n_s Three years on, damning report on Russia’s involvement in downing of MH17
h_53537289 Cybercriminals startle international community
jaeurope Tech and Eco Friendly companies dominate JA Europe ‘Company of the Year’ Competition
GI04 - 20001002 - LA JUNQUERA, CATALUNA, SPAIN : A truck driver walks near tens of trucks that blocked the Spanish side of the border with France in La Junquera, north-eastern Spain, Monday, 02 October 2000 during the first day of a three-day national strike with truck drivers demanding lower diesel fuel prices. EPA PHOTO EFE/ROBIN TOWNSEND France to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040
sddefault Presidency Gateway: Estonia’s digital gift to the EU
epa05624153 A protester carries a scythe during an european steel workers protest against China's dumping price in Brussels, Belgium, 09 November 2016. The demonstration of European Steel Association (EUROFER) and workers of steel industry has been organized following a severe downturn in the price of steel caused by a flood of imports into Europe from China.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ Parliament approves anti-dumping new robust rules 

From the NE Knowledge Network



Germany calls for more EU sanctions on Russia epa04412381 (FILE) A file photo dated 29 July 2013 showing the name and logo of the German technology company Siemens seen on a flag and at the facade of a building of the Siemens AG in Munich, Germany. Siemens will buy US oil equipment maker Dresser-Rand Group for 7.6 billion US dollars, the German engineering company said early 22 September 2014. Siemens will pay 83 dollars a share for the acquisition, and said it expects to close the deal by the summer of 2015. The company said in a statement that the bid was unanimously supported by Dresser-Rand's board of directors. The German company beat out Switzerland-based Sulzer AG, which was also said to be eyeing a deal with Dresser-Rand. Dresser-Rand, the US supplier for the oil and gas industry, manufactures compressors, steam and gas turbines and engines, which complements Siemens' existing portfolio.  EPA/PETER KNEFFEL

The European Union’s sanctions blacklist of 150 people and 37 entities in Russia – all subject to an asset freeze

By Beata Stur

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