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Brussels unveils ‘Hydrogen Bank’, with €800m initial funding

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 11:58
The European Commission wants to lower hydrogen prices by subsidising production, paying a part of the bill for every kilogram of hydrogen produced, a move that drew cheers from the industry and criticism from experts.
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Tech Brief: GPAI obligations, CRA’s lifetime extended

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 11:40
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.  “‘General purpose AI system’ means an AI system that is trained on broad data at scale, is designed for generality...
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Fusion energy, an industry perspective [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 11:00
The possibility of having an unlimited amount of clean energy is no longer a dream: nuclear fusion could be just a step away from industrial application. Producing energy from fusion, the reaction that powers the Sun and the other stars, is part of an ambitious technology development plan that is becoming increasingly stronger thanks to magnetic confinement, a solution that is drawing ever closer.
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EXCLUSIVE: Gazprom and Bulgaria wrangle over gas bill

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 10:21
Bulgaria no longer receives Russian gas after Gazprom cut supplies unilaterally last April. But the Bulgarian authorities and the Russian monopolist are at loggerheads over the amount of the last bill, an investigation by EURACTIV Bulgaria has revealed.
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Critical Raw Materials Act: Can Europe achieve its ambitious goals?

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 09:50
The newly presented Critical Raw Materials Act has received praise for its ambitious approach to securing the supply of much-needed raw materials but concerns remain that the proposal may be no more than a toothless tiger.
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Germany champions Mercosur deal despite agriculture woes

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 09:08
While several EU countries and many in the agricultural sector are critical of the planned EU-Mercosur agreement, the German government has proven a champion of the trade deal in hopes of achieving sustainability through cooperation.
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France to push for ‘very ambitious’ EU raw materials diplomacy

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 07:25
France has a "very strong" interest" in "metal diplomacy" and will push for a very ambitious EU Raw Materials Act at a meeting next week that will see foreign ambassadors and industrialists discuss the EU's and France's strategy on the matter.
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Health workers’ intra-EU migration causes headaches

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 07:24
Looking for better conditions, doctors and nurses from eastern and southern Europe are moving to the West, leaving many member states with significant staff shortages.
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Blinken brings US aid to Sahel for fight against Islamist insurgencies

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 07:20
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced $150 million in new humanitarian aid for Africa's Sahel region during a visit on Thursday (16 March) to Niger, a country Washington views as an important ally in the fight against Islamist insurgencies.
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Ambassador: Serbia can count on ‘any support’ from Russia

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 07:13
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Polish security services breaking up a Russian spy network, Finland expecting concrete progress on NATO membership as their president visits Ankara, and so much more.
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Vucic will not sign anything in Ohrid, NATO pushes for progress

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 07:01
The President of Serbia, Aleksandër Vucic, stated on Thursday that he does not plan to sign anything at the March 18 meeting with the Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti while NATO calls for both sides to progress.
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Biden to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Irish PM

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 06:50
President Joe Biden and Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will paint the town green on Friday (17 March) at a series of Saint Patrick's Day events celebrating strong US-Irish links -- and Biden's personal love for the country.
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Brussels urged to address EU health workforce ‘ticking bomb’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 06:47
An increasingly disproportional migration of health workers within the EU has resulted in a workforce crisis as several member states are faced with staff shortages putting health systems’ sustainability at risk.
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Analysis: Macron wins Pyrrhic victory on pension bill, risks fuelling anger

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 06:31
Macron's move to shun the National Assembly and push through a pension system overhaul without a vote in the lower house may secure a reform he says is needed for France's finances. But it may end up a Pyrrhic victory.
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Political advertising: progress and prospects as trilogues begin

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 06:30
Over two years ago, the Commission announced its planned regulation on political advertising, designed to increase transparency and clamp down on disinformation in EU elections. Trilogue negotiations on the proposed regulation are now underway, with the Swedish Council presidency hoping...
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EU’s Net-Zero Industry Act aims to bring home clean tech production

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 06:03
The European Commission tabled its net-zero industry act on Thursday (16 March), setting a goal for the EU to domestically produce at least 40% of the technology it needs to achieve its climate and energy targets by 2030.
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US releases video showing Russian jet intercepting spy drone near Crimea

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 06:00
The Pentagon released a video on Thursday (16 March) that it said provided evidence a Russian fighter jet clipped the propeller of a US spy drone and caused it to crash into the Black Sea this week, despite Russia's denial.
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Stricter EU truck rules will drive investment in combustion engine, warns Volvo

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 06:00
EU rules setting stricter pollution standards for trucks will pull resources from the production of zero-emission vehicles, slowing the shift to electrification, the vice president of Volvo group has said.
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What are the immediate trade-offs for Europe in the revision of its F-gases rulebook? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 06:00
Europe’s priorities have shifted; securing our energy supplies is as equally important as supporting a balanced approach to decarbonisation and emissions reduction. The F-gas Regulation must be reviewed within the new global context.
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Ambassador: Serbia can count on ‘any support’ from Russia

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-03-17 05:54
The Russian ambassador to Belgrade said on Thursday Serbia can count on “any support from Russia” but refused to explicitly confirm or deny whether this could also entail military aid.
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