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Eastern Europe diversity should be considered in EU-wide cancer plan

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 19:45
Having a pan-European cancer control plan is crucial, but some flexibility should be granted to member states in choosing which aspect to prioritise within the framework, said Linda Gibbs from Pfizer Oncology in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
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The Brief, powered by BP – The forgotten man

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 15:02
As the UK has lurched between political and constitutional crisis, the man who crashed the ship of state into the rocks has been nowhere to be seen. Until now, when David Cameron finally emerged from self-imposed media hibernation. The ex-Prime...
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MEPs rebuke European Patent Office over conventional breeding copyright

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 11:03
In another episode of the longstanding legal saga on biotech inventions, the European Parliament delivered a new reprimand to the European Patent Office (EPO) reaffirming that tomatoes, broccoli and other plants obtained by essentially biological processes must not be patentable.
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What the European Parliament must do the halt destruction of the Amazon and climate breakdown

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 10:40
EU lawmakers should show global leadership by legislating to ensure that companies' supply chains and investments are not linked to deforestation, environmental harm and human rights abuses, writes Giulia Bondi.
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EU climate official: Innovation fund will help decarbonise metals production

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 10:02
The production of non-ferrous metals such as aluminium is very energy-intensive, but new technologies are being developed to decarbonise the process and the European Commission is ready to finance them, says Mauro Petriccione.
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Investors demand binding EU measures to shield from climate risks

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:57
More and more investors are making their investment decisions based on climate risks and whether investments are sustainable. Although Brussels lawmakers are working on making the valuation of companies more uniform in the EU taxonomy, the financial industry wants binding measures. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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A turning point is needed on climate action

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:50
The UN climate summit next week puts the signatories to the Paris Agreement under the spotlight, and will be the acid test for the EU’s new talk on climate. If the bloc really intends to lead the world on economic decarbonisation, this is where it starts, writes Eliot Whittington.
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France and Germany show unity in response to US-China trade war

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 09:19
Paris and Berlin are sticking together in the face of the American trade threat. Both countries want to do everything possible to avoid the introduction of new customs duties between Europe and the US. EURACTIV France reports.
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MEPs to act as mediators to break Serbian Parliament impasse

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:57
European Parliament representatives will attempt to help bring back dialogue to the Serbian parliament, which the opposition has boycotted for months. The first meeting of European and Serbian parliamentarians in Belgrade is to take place in early October, six months before the country's next general election.
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UK rebuffs EU call for Brexit Irish border solution by end September

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:49
The European Union’s Finnish presidency demanded Thursday (19 September) that Britain deliver a written new Brexit proposal by the end of September or face a messy “no-deal” divorce – an ultimatum immediately rejected by London. Britain is racing toward its...
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MEPs corner French far left over Strasbourg seat

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:48
EU lawmakers from the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL) recently held an intense and divisive discussion over the environmental impact of the European Parliament’s plenary sessions in Strasbourg.
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Germany expects tough EU talks on energy taxes to counter climate change

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:30
Germany expects tough negotiations on the introduction of new energy taxes in the European Union, a senior official said on Thursday (19 September), as the bloc considers higher prices for carbon emissions as a way to achieve its climate protection targets.
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‘Coal bubble’ puts EU carbon market under threat, watchdog warns

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:12
As coal-fired power stations close down across Europe, unused carbon pollution permits are slowly building up in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, creating a “coal bubble” that could send carbon prices crashing, campaigners warn.
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Center-right MEPs call for special EU Parliament committee on cancer

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:07
The European People’s Party (EPP), the biggest political group in the EU assembly, will ask for the creation of a special parliamentary committee to help formulate a new EU-wide plan to combat cancer. EURACTIV.com and EURACTIV.cz report from Strasbourg.
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Europe’s Green Deal is under threat from Energy Charter Treaty

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:07
The EU and its member states should collectively withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, which protects fossil fuel investments, and go to the UN Climate Summit in New York with a call to develop a ‘Treaty for the Non-Proliferation of Fossil Fuels’, argues Yamina Saheb.
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Tweets of the Week: Boris runs away, Democracy Debate and Commissioner Hearings lead-up

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-09-20 06:00
This week, Boris pulls a runner, British democracy makes MEPs shudder, and commissioner hearings may be set for a stunner.
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Cooperation of four key Commissioners needed for healthy media, democracy

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2019-09-19 16:21
Democracy is at risk and requires healthy media, several portfolios from the new EU Commission are relevant. After years of fake news and weak self-regulation, this ecosystem could be rebalanced if four key Commissioners cooperate around the media sector, argues Christophe Leclercq.
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The Brief, powered by BP – No question of geography

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2019-09-19 15:01
While considerable thought has been put into the geographical nitty-gritty of Ursula von der Leyen’s portfolio assignments, the real power struggle in the European Parliament hearings might take place along different lines.
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Council of Europe urged to probe UK over rule of law breaches

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2019-09-19 12:12
Campaigners have called on the Council of Europe to launch a probe into the rule of law in the UK, citing “repeated violations of the spirit and potentially the letter of the European Convention on Human Rights”.
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Digital Brief: China Edition

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2019-09-19 12:02
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The Commission remains committed to the deployment of C-ITS...” EU Source to EURACTIV, Wednesday 18 September.   C-ITS....
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