Activist: Talking about nuclear weapons is not enough, we must shout

EURACTIV News - 24 min 30 sec ago
“Wherever I have been, I always say with pride that I live in a country that was one of the first to give up nuclear weapons”, Kazakhstan's famous painter and anti-nuclear activist Karipbek Kuyukov told EURACTIV in an interview.
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ECDC chief: Bigger social media presence needed to fight anti-vaccines fake news

EURACTIV News - 29 min 5 sec ago
Public health authorities at EU and national level have started working to “occupy more of the space on social media”, as it is currently almost entirely taken up by people who are against vaccination, Dr Andrea Ammon told in an interview.  
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Cotton buds and plastic straws could be banned in England next year

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 51 sec ago
Cotton buds, plastic drinking straws and other single-use plastics could be banned from sale in England next year in the next phase of the campaign to try to halt the pollution of the world’s rivers and oceans. EURACTIV’s partner The Guardian reports.
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Difficulties in combating money laundering in Europe

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 40 min ago
Despite tougher rules against money laundering, there are still many shortcomings among Member States, the European Central Bank and the Commission. reports.
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Vaccination: Raising awareness against fake news

EURACTIV News - 3 hours 1 min ago
Up to 3 million people die every year from vaccine-preventable diseases. The rise of anti-vaccination campaigns has in recent years had a detrimental effect on EU public health as “forgotten” diseases such as measles re-appeared in Europe, raising eyebrows among...
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European Youth conference under Bulgarian Presidency leaves sour aftertaste

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 1 min ago
Participants to the European Youth Forum expressed outrage at the way the EU Bulgarian Presidency organised an EU-sponsored youth event last week in Sofia, criticising its mismanagement and inappropriate behaviour of government officials.
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‘No deal’ Brexit risks disaster for food and drink industry, warn MPs

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 3 min ago
A no-deal Brexit would be ‘disastrous’ for the UK food and drink industry and ‘must be avoided at all costs’, UK MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee, said in a report published on Sunday (22 April).
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The development of electric transport is a big challenge for Poland, but also a huge opportunity [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 11 min ago
- The development of electric transport is a big challenge for Poland, but also a huge opportunity – said Michał Kurtyka, Polish deputy minister of energy, during the presentation of Electromobility Development Plan, adopted by the Polish Council of Ministers in 2017. The possibility of creating a new, competitive market was considered the greatest opportunity . However, this will not be possible without secure energy supply and stable network operation. The responsibility for these lies with PSE S.A., Polish transmission system operator for electricity, and we can say with certainty that they are prepared for future challenges.
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Erdogan: Austria will ‘pay a price’ for banning Turkish campaigning

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 11 min ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Saturday (21 April) criticised Austria for planning to ban any possible campaigning for the June elections, saying that countries attempting to undermine his country's democratic struggle would "pay a price".
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Tens of thousands of Hungarians protest against PM Orban’s rule

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 22 min ago
Tens of thousands of Hungarians protested on Saturday (21 April) against government control over the media, which they say helped Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to a landslide election victory earlier this month.
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Breaking down the barriers to renewable heating in the UK

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 22 min ago
Europe is the global leader in renewable heat, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. Being bottom of the class, the UK is a case in point, writes Marcus Franck.
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Johan Dennelind, CEO Telia Company, on the EECC negotiations and the future of telcos [Promoted] [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 25 min ago
ETNO Association had the privilege to interview Johan Dennelind, CEO of Telia Company and learned about his vision on the future of telcos.
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MEP: Vaccination is a lifelong process, not only for children

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 25 min ago
Parents have a particular responsibility to protect their children, as they are more vulnerable to infections, but vaccination should be seen as a lifelong approach that applies to adults too, centre-right MEP Renate Sommer told
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Police in Armenia detain opposition leaders, protesters

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 27 min ago
Police in Armenia detained three opposition leaders and nearly 200 protesters on Sunday (22 April), drawing a rebuke from the European Union after demonstrators demanded newly appointed Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan quit.
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EU, Mexico reach ‘agreement in principle’ on free trade deal

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 32 min ago
The EU and Mexico said Saturday (21 April) they had reached an "agreement in principle" to modernise an existing free trade deal, as the Latin American country faces pressure from protectionist measures threatened by US President Donald Trump.
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EU welcomes North Korean move on nuclear tests, urges denuclearisation

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2018-04-21 09:55
The European Union's foreign affairs chief said on Saturday (21 April) that North Korea's announcement to stop nuclear tests was a positive step and called for an "irreversible denuclearisation" of the Asian country.
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MEPs and Commission headed for showdown over international phone call rates in the EU

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-04-20 17:24
The European Parliament is holding its ground on its controversial proposal to lower the costs of international phone calls within the EU, one week before a make-or-break round of negotiations on a sweeping telecoms bill.
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The Brief – Climate dominoes

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-04-20 14:53
The EU wants to prove that its climate action credentials are genuine, which means being top of the class in taking the Paris Agreement seriously. That could all hinge on a series of meetings scheduled for next month. So no pressure then…
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Official: EU will not fund Turkish plan to settle refugees in Afrin

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-04-20 14:26
Following indications that Turkey would like to bring Syrian refugees to the area of Afrin, which it has controlled since the ‘Olive Branch’ incursion into northern Syria earlier this year, the EU made clear on Friday (20 April) that it would not be part of the game.
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Greenpeace: Risk management tools cannot solve ‘unsustainable’ CAP system

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2018-04-20 14:12
Public policies should not embrace risk management tools that cement the current ecological and economically unsustainable agri-food system, Greenpeace's food and agriculture director Marco Contiero told
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