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20th Aug 2017

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Juncker: No backsliding on Paris accord

"There is no reverse gear on energy transition, no backsliding on the Paris agreement," European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said at the EU-China Business Summit on Friday. His comments came in reaction to US president Donald Trump's decision to reject the global climate deal. Juncker said the EU-China partnership is more important than ever. In a snub to Trump, he added: "Fighting climate change is more important today than yesterday."

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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