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A time bomb at the heart of the US presidential elections

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 18 min ago
Beware of US elections, which may end up with the world’s most powerful nation bogged down in a constitutional crisis, writes Dick Roche. Dick Roche is a former European Affairs minister of Ireland. On 3 November US voters will elect...
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Digital Healthcare: the new frontier [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 44 min ago
As the world took a huge leap forward in digital skills and trust in response to COVID-19, our next-generation broadband and mobile networks also stepped up to the plate to meet the challenge of unprecedentedly high demand.  The role of connectivity providers in underpinning the new frontier of healthcare is a significant one.
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Make or break for the ‘pro-Belarusian revolution’

EURACTIV News - 1 hour 44 min ago
In these difficult times for liberal democracy, the EU has to ensure its credibility more decisively than ever, writes Darya Mustafayeva.
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MEPs call for transparency in race for COVID vaccine amid rising vaccine hesitancy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 16:21
EU lawmakers from across the political spectrum stressed the need for transparency in the COVID-19 vaccine process in a hearing with pharmaceutical industry representatives, emphasising that this is necessary to combat a growing vaccine hesitancy in the EU.
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Charles Michel delays summit to 1-2 October after going into quarantine

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 16:00
European Council President Charles Michel postponed a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday and Friday (24-25 October) until the start of October after going into coronavirus quarantine due to contact with an infected security guard, his spokesman said.
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Beyond potholes: Tailor-made solutions, structural support needed to transition

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 15:13
With an increasingly long to-do list and decreasing amount of time to complete the energy transition and hit the EU's climate targets, communities will need help and involvement from Brussels to meet their benchmarks, experts say.
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The Brief, powered by ESA – Europe’s next Pandora’s Box

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 15:03
Deep divisions have long been threatening to turn the EU’s foreign policy into a toothless tiger. Nevertheless, abolishing the principle of unanimity is not necessarily the solution. With 27 players in one room, of course there are divisions, stemming from...
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Sources: No mandatory relocation but enforced solidarity in new EU migration pact

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 15:03
The European Commission will have the last say through legislative acts when it comes to the enforcement of the EU's new migration - the latest balancing act trying to reconcile Europe's southern and eastern members.
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E-racing first motorsport to go carbon-neutral

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 13:45
The Formula-E racing championship announced on Monday (21 September) that it has cut and offset enough greenhouse gas emissions to declare carbon-neutrality, becoming the first motorsport formula to achieve the feat.
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Orbán’s attempt at blackmail

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 13:30
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is blackmailing the rest of the European Union, but MEPs and EU leaders must call his bluff to hold up the COVID-19 recovery fund if rule of law criteria are included. This may be the EU's last chance to crack down on his rogue regime. writes Csaba Molnár.
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Ambassador: China accepts EU criticism but not unfounded attacks or meddling

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 11:49
China accepts well-intended criticism coming from the EU, but it does not accept malicious attacks and will not allow anyone to meddle in its internal affairs, the country's ambassador to the EU, Zhang Ming, told the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee (AFET).
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Another war on the horizon in the Armenia – Azerbaijan conflict? [Stakeholder Opinion]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 11:41
The deadlock in the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiation process coupled with the concentration of foreign fighters and transfer of arms in Armenia is a distressing signal for an imminent escalation or a new war, writes Vasif Huseynov.
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MEPs raise concerns on EU plans for police facial recognition database

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 11:23
MEPs on the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee have questioned EU plans to establish a bloc-wide facial recognition database for use by police authorities, citing the potential abuse of data as well as the likelihood of false positives.
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Corona-crisis and Brexit boost EU air traffic reform hopes

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 10:31
The European Commission made a fresh bid to update the EU’s ageing air traffic management system on Tuesday (22 September), pinning its hopes of a long-overdue agreement on COVID-19’s impact on aviation and Brexit.
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Pandemic has derailed EU-Africa strategy, concedes Borrell

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 10:22
Talks on a new EU-Africa partnership have been derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, EU foreign affairs chief, Josep Borrell, conceded on Monday (21 September), as a key summit of the two sides has been postponed until 2021.
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Kazakhstan and Pope John Paul II [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 10:00
100 years ago, on May 18, 1920, Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in the Polish town of Wadowice. Leading the Catholic Church since October 1978, Pope John Paul II left a bright and indelible mark in the history of mankind and...
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Gender equality: How post-COVID economic recovery programmes took a step back

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 09:39
With domestic violence and health issues having affected French women more than men during the COVID-19 health crisis, the economic consequences of the pandemic have also impacted the country's employment sector and have widened the gender inequality gap. EURACTIV France reports.
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Jet-zero, Dieselgate hangovers & ‘Medicane’ heartbreak

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 08:53
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Italy slashes number of politicians by a third

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 06:24
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the state of Bavaria intending to impose stricter COVID-19 rules than the rest of Germany, the Czech health minister resigining as new cases soar, and so much more.
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Modernisation of a section of the Belgrade-Bar railway

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2020-09-22 06:22
A contract was signed yesterday (21 September) at Serbia’s construction, transport and infrastructure ministry, to produce the design and technical documentation for the reconstruction and modernisation of a section of the Belgrade-Bar railway, from Valjevo to the Montenegrin border. The...
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