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Bid farewell to new petrol and diesel cars (officially)

EURACTIV News - 2 hours 25 min ago
The CO2 standards for cars and vans regulation was approved today by the Council of the EU, bringing to an end the odyssey of one of the Green Deal’s most controversial transport laws.
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EU to start talks on migration reform laws

EURACTIV News - 3 hours 4 min ago
Members of the European Parliament of the civil liberties committee adopted their position on key migration files on Tuesday (28 March), inaugurating the beginning of inter-institutional negotiations between the European Parliament and EU ministers.
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Microsoft set to join Germany’s special watch competition regime

EURACTIV News - 3 hours 33 min ago
The German competition authority Bundeskartellamt took the initiative on Tuesday (March 28) to examine whether Microsoft is of paramount significance for competition across markets.
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Displacing fossil fuels in Europe’s transport sector

EURACTIV News - 3 hours 53 min ago
European transport is in a period of transition, as policymakers look for means to rapidly decarbonise the notoriously carbon-intensive sector. Second-generation biofuels have emerged as a popular and cost-effective option to displace fossil fuels in the road transport and maritime...
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The Brief — It’s all kicking off

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 2 min ago
From Paris and London to Tunis and Cape Town, it’s all kicking off. People are taking to the streets for a wave of strikes and public protests. 
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EU agrees on anti-coercion instrument to fight foreign interference

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 11 min ago
In the early hours of Tuesday (28 March), negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states agreed on a common text for an anti-coercion instrument to help the bloc fight off attempts of economic coercion from third countries.
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EU countries approve ban on sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2035

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 25 min ago
Member states gave their final approval on Tuesday (28 March) to a regulation that will ban the sale of carbon-emitting cars and vans after 2035, bringing to a conclusion one of the most controversial elements of the EU’s Green Deal.
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EU food agency sounds alarm over cancer-causing food substances

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 32 min ago
A new opinion from the EU food safety agency (EFSA) has found 10 nitrosamine substances, found in many processed foods, to be carcinogenic, concluding current exposure levels are a ‘health concern’ for all ages.
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Dialogue offers hope for de-escalation of Israeli-Palestinian crisis

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 33 min ago
As someone who has negotiated ceasefires between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Nickolay E. Mladenov writes that de-escalation alone will be ineffective unless paired with plans to address the economic, social, and political dimensions of the crisis.
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EDF selected to build France’s largest offshore wind farm

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 40 min ago
A company partly owned by French energy giant EDF has won the tender to build the country's largest offshore wind farm off the coast of Normandy, the Energy Transition Ministry announced on Monday (27 March).
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EU looks to fund research of military translation technology

EURACTIV News - 4 hours 52 min ago
Among a list of diverse defence applications, EU member states are looking to develop a multilingual conversational artificial intelligence for their defence needs, according to a document seen by EURACTIV.
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UK raises terror threat level ahead of Biden’s Good Friday anniversary visit

EURACTIV News - 5 hours 35 min ago
The UK government Tuesday (28 March) raised the terrorism threat level in Northern Ireland to "severe", ahead of an expected visit by US President Joe Biden to mark the 25th anniversary of a landmark peace accord.
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EU reaches deal to boost charging infrastructure across the bloc

EURACTIV News - 7 hours 49 min ago
Charging infrastructure for clean vehicles will be ramped up across the EU following an agreement by legislators on Tuesday (28 March), paving the way for an increase in zero-emission vehicles.
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Banning greenwashing: new EU rules to ReSet the Trend in the fashion sector [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - 8 hours 22 min ago
When shopping, we often see clothes with labels claiming they are ‘’eco-friendly’’, ‘’made from recycled-bottles'’, ‘’100% natural’’ - but how can we know which of these claims can be trusted? The European Commission has proposed new criteria to put an end to greenwashing and misleading environmental claims, including in the textiles sector. This will ensure consumers get better quality information, empowering them to make sustainable choices.
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Transport biofuels cap under scrutiny after renewable energy drop

EURACTIV News - 8 hours 33 min ago
The fall in the quantity of renewable energy used in the transport sector, which dipped under 10% thanks largely to a change in how statistics are calculated, shows that the cap placed on waste biofuels is "nonsensical", industry has said.
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Russia says it has rerouted all oil exports, India the biggest buyer

EURACTIV News - 8 hours 37 min ago
Russia has successfully redirected all its crude oil exports affected by Western sanctions over Ukraine to "friendly" countries, Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said on Tuesday (28 March), while still a decline in oil and gas output this year.
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MEPs ask EU Commission to reconsider standardisation approach

EURACTIV News - 9 hours 20 min ago
Members of the European Parliament that make up the Internal Market and Consumer Protection committee adopted on Tuesday (28 March) a non-binding resolution asking the European Commission to urgently reconsider its approach to standardisation in the light of the James...
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EU history offers a model for Kosovo-Serbia reconciliation

EURACTIV News - 10 hours 45 min ago
The normalization process between Serbia and Kosovo requires deep and thorough cooperation from both sides, similar to the post World War II reconciliation process between Germany and France, Igor Bandović and Arban Mehmeti write.
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EU condemns ‘discriminatory’ moves by Bosnian Serb leader

EURACTIV News - 11 hours 37 min ago
The European Union on Monday (27 March) condemned a series of recent moves by Bosnian Serb authorities to ban LGBTQ groups and limit media freedoms, saying they would "seriously shrink civic space".
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China spent $240 billion bailing out ‘Belt and Road’ countries, study shows

EURACTIV News - 11 hours 53 min ago
China spent $240 billion bailing out 22 developing countries between 2008 and 2021, with the amount soaring as more have struggled to repay loans spent building "Belt and Road" infrastructure, according to a study published Tuesday (28 March).
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