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21st Aug 2018

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Malmstroem: EU 'hopes' for US tariffs exemption

The US administration is expected to publish on Thursday evening a list of countries that would be exempted from tariffs on steel and aluminium, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem told MEPs Thursday, adding that she "hopes that the EU will be on the list". The tariffs, which would be applied on Friday, and a potential EU response, will be discussed by EU leaders meeting in Brussels in the afternoon.

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EU-China cooperation on CO2 storage lost in limbo

A long-standing cooperation between the EU and China on carbon capture and storage has fallen off the political agenda – with the European Commission not having any comment available when asked for an update.

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Greece exits bailouts, but difficult path ahead

"Greece's recovery is not an event, it is a process," EU commissioner Pierre Moscovici says. Statistics, and differences of views between the country's creditors, show that the process will not be easy.

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