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France-Germany: The big demographic gap

France-Germany: The big demographic gap | Europe news | Scoop.it

Between 2002 and 2011, the working-age population increased by 2.1 million in France but decreased by 1.8 million in Germany....can this explain the good German employment statistic?

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Keep this graph in mind. It will heavilly influence the German economical politics...

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Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens

Euro lawmakers press EU to impose visas on U.S. citizens | Europe news | Scoop.it
The European Parliament called on the EU executive on Thursday to force Americans to apply for visas before visiting Europe this summer, stepping up pressure to resolve a long-running transatlantic dispute on the issue.
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Brexit: Ryanair boss warns UK aviation industry will ‘fall off a cliff’ it loses access to EU Open Skies agreement

Brexit: Ryanair boss warns UK aviation industry will ‘fall off a cliff’ it loses access to EU Open Skies agreement | Europe news | Scoop.it
The UK aviation industry could “fall off a cliff” in two years' time because of the decision to leave the European Union, Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary has warned.
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Polish leader evacuated from parliament in 'coup' crisis

Polish leader evacuated from parliament in 'coup' crisis | Europe news | Scoop.it
Poland’s interior minister yesterday accused the opposition of attempting to stage a coup as MPs occupied parliament’s plenary hall for a second day in the country’s biggest political standoff in years.
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The nationalist PiS party wants to limit the press access to the Polish parlament..
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Startup founders say they admire Elon Musk more than any other tech CEO

Startup founders say they admire Elon Musk more than any other tech CEO | Europe news | Scoop.it
In a recent survey of more than 700 startup founders, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was named the most admired leader in the tech industry.
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What will happen if America’s president-elect follows through on pledges to tear up environmental laws

What will happen if America’s president-elect follows through on pledges to tear up environmental laws | Europe news | Scoop.it
The rest of the world will figure out a way to stay on course
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A lot of interesting views and new statistics
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« Inside CETA », episode 6: is CETA unstoppable?

« Inside CETA », episode 6: is CETA unstoppable? | Europe news | Scoop.it
« Le Monde » and the German website Correct!v explore the EU-Canada trade deal to distinguish the false claims from the true dangers.
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A very good summary where we stand with CETA
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Ceta: pourquoi la Wallonie refuse de signer le traité

Ceta: pourquoi la Wallonie refuse de signer le traité | Europe news | Scoop.it
Le site du journal Le Soir Plus, premier site d'information en Belgique francophone. Actu en continu, archives gratuites, galeries photos, podcast, vidéos, blogs de la rédaction, résultats sportifs
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Trouvez-vous les demandes de la Wallonie absurdes?
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Airbus lifts lid on helicopter talks after Poland scraps deal

Airbus lifts lid on helicopter talks after Poland scraps deal | Europe news | Scoop.it
Airbus Helicopters hitback on Tuesday at Poland's decision to cancel amulti-billion-dollar military helicopter deal, deepening adefence procurement row that has soured relations between Franceand its eastern European NATO ally.
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The PiS Polish governement creates turmoil over Helicopter deal
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Liam Fox just dropped another big hint that Britain is heading for a 'hard Brexit'

Liam Fox just dropped another big hint that Britain is heading for a 'hard Brexit' | Europe news | Scoop.it
Fox said ending "uncontrolled migration" was the priority for UK goverment.
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Getting a clear view on Bretain Brexit's strategy is still difficult
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What happens to British expatriates if the UK leaves the EU?

What happens to British expatriates if the UK leaves the EU? | Europe news | Scoop.it
By Steve Peers While much of the debate about the UK’s membership focusses upon the 2.3 million citizens of other EU countrie
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The other side of the coin of the Brexit
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German activists plan legal action in bid to halt trade deal - FT.com

German activists plan legal action in bid to halt trade deal - FT.com | Europe news | Scoop.it
German activists are poised to take their protest over an EU-Canada trade deal to the country’s constitutional court as opposition to transatlantic trade pacts continues to rise. A group of German NGOs says the Ceta deal runs contrary to the German
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Despite Brexit and the caused EU public opinion uncertainty, the EU Commission pushes "creative" move asking member states to approve Ceta’s “temporary implementation” before long delayed national parliament votes. This move provokes a record "mass" constitutional court claim in Germany and will not better EU Commission democratic image. The article suggests that Angela Merkel supports the move…
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Germany to give €1bn subsidy to boost electric car sales

Germany to give €1bn subsidy to boost electric car sales | Europe news | Scoop.it
Electric car buyers will receive €4,000 when they choose a purely electric vehicle and €3,000 for a plug-in hybrid
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"Renewables...last year accounted for one third of electricity consumed in Germany" against 17,5% in France and 10% in the USA  http://www.ibtimes.com/solar-power-europe-can-germany-france-lead-renewable-energy-despite-cloudy-climates-2204040
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Géopolitique et stratégie de l'Allemagne: forte mais si seule. Une analyse de C. Bret et F. Laurençon pour Diploweb.com

Géopolitique et stratégie de l'Allemagne: forte mais si seule. Une analyse de C. Bret et F. Laurençon pour Diploweb.com | Europe news | Scoop.it
Voici une analyse géopolitique magistrale de la première puissance économique de l’Union européenne. L’Allemagne fait aujourd’hui face au risque de la (...)
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Government's Brexit bill defeated in Lords

Government's Brexit bill defeated in Lords | Europe news | Scoop.it
Peers back an amendment which aims to unilaterally protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK, forcing it back to the Commons.
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Welcome back to Europe. UK citizen in the EU will also thank the House of Lords.
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Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU - BBC News

Brexit: All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU - BBC News | Europe news | Scoop.it
A guide to how the UK will leave the European Union following the 23 June referendum vote.
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BREXIT: It is now more clear but not easier.....
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Electricity Map | Live CO2 emissions of the European electricity production

Electricity Map | Live CO2 emissions of the European electricity production | Europe news | Scoop.it
Electricity Map is a live visualization of where your electricity comes from and how much CO2 was emitted to produce it.
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Have a look ! Very interesting.
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Must we trigger Article 127 if we want to leave the single market? | Prospect Magazine

Must we trigger Article 127 if we want to leave the single market? | Prospect Magazine | Europe news | Scoop.it
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It will take still some time to really clarify the legal frame for Brexit...
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Calais refugee children 'forced to work on fruit farms'

Calais refugee children 'forced to work on fruit farms' | Europe news | Scoop.it
Refugee children sent from the demolished makeshift “Jungle” camp in Calais are being made to work in fruit farms, a charity has claimed.  Safe Passage, a programme run by immigration charity Citizens UK, said refugee children living in the reception centres set up to accommodate those evicted from the Calais camp last month are being forced to work on farms nearby or share accommodation with adults. 
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If true, let us see how French justice will react.
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Nicola Sturgeon takes big step towards second Scottish Referendum following Brexit vote

First Minister announces bid to 'protect Scotland's interests'.
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Slowly, the consequences of the Brexit are getting visible
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Will Poland impose a total ban on abortion? - BBC News

Will Poland impose a total ban on abortion? - BBC News | Europe news | Scoop.it
There were opposing protests outside Poland's parliament on Friday as it debated a motion to completely ban abortion.
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Ces sérieuses menaces qui planent sur votre contrat d'assurance vie

Ces sérieuses menaces qui planent sur votre contrat d'assurance vie | Europe news | Scoop.it
Les nuages gris s'amoncellent sur l'avenir de l'assurance vie sécurisée. Le projet de loi Sapin 2 pousse à la baisse du rendement des fonds en euros et prévoit la possibilité de bloquer les retraits. La garantie en capital est elle aussi menacée.
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France’s new law project known as “Sapin II” plans to block withdrawals from Life Insurance contracts in case of “high variation of interest rates”. The measure is said to defend the small savers in case of a new systemic crisis… Some months ago the French Central Bank warmed on the risk on life insurance contracts due to the record low interest rates.
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Muslims pray with Catholics over priest's 'barbaric' murder | AFP.com

Muslims pray with Catholics over priest's 'barbaric' murder | AFP.com | Europe news | Scoop.it
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World Press highlights prospect of Scotland staying in EU as independent state

World Press highlights prospect of Scotland staying in EU as independent state | Europe news | Scoop.it

Europe's press had feared a "Black Friday" and a "Black Friday" is what they got.
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Now the EU has no reason not to agree to negotiate with Scotland to remain in the EU in case Scotland leaves the "United-Kingdom".
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Reboot: Adidas to make shoes in Germany again – but using robots

Reboot: Adidas to make shoes in Germany again – but using robots | Europe news | Scoop.it
Company unveils new factory in Germany that will use machines to make shoes instead of humans in Asia
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