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Combatting energy poverty needs local community engagement, says EESC [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 14:25
For many Europeans, flipping a light switch or turning the faucet for warm water is an unremarkable action, yet around 42 million people across Europe could not warm their homes effectively, the EESC is demanding more action.
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The Brief – What does it mean to be non-inscrit?

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 14:24
The non-inscrits are often overlooked in the European parliament, but what are they? Who are they? And what, if anything, does it mean to be non-inscrit?
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Helsinki adopts ‘pushback law’ to suspend asylum for migrants coming via Russia  

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 14:22
The Finnish Parliament passed a controversial law, on Friday (12 July), aimed at stopping asylum seekers at the Finnish-Russian border, with Moscow being accused of using migrants to put pressure on the Finnish borders. 
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EU backtracks on 2027 target for use of smartphones in farm controls 

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 12:32
On Thursday (11 July) the bloc dropped the target of making the use of photos taken by farmers with their smartphones mandatory by 2027, in a setback for ambitions to digitise Common Agricultural Policy checks on farmers.
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Insurance sector adds to pressures on new EU Commission to cut reporting rules

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 12:32
Europe's insurance sector became the latest to join the chorus of EU interest groups calling on the next Commission to foster a more pro-business regulatory framework - first and foremost, by following through with its pledge to slash reporting obligations by 25%.
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Apple opens NFC access, EU Commission takes on X

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 11:44
The EU Commission legally bound Apple to committments to open its 'pay and tap' technology and opened up a front with Elon Musk's X.
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German plans to downsize national supply chain rules at odds with EU law, experts warn

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 11:18
Germany’s plans to reduce the scope of its national supply chain due diligence law, in line with the EU directive that will enter into force later this month, could collide with EU law, legal experts told Euractiv.
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EU Commission accuses X of breaking digital rulebook

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 11:06
The European Commission accused social media platform X of breaching the Digital Services Act (DSA) over its verified accounts policy and lapses in transparency, in preliminary findings released on Friday (12 July).
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The heavy toll of mines on Ukraine’s agriculture

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 10:07
In Ukraine, the efforts by the government and international NGOs to clear mines are falling short of the urgent needs of farmers, who often do the work themselves.
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Electronics Manufacturing: The Achilles’ Heel of EU Strategic Autonomy [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 10:00
Despite the adoption of the European Chips Act, the EU electronics manufacturing industry is set to decline, undermining European security, industrial resiliency, and competitiveness.
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CODE calls for open ecosystems, enabling Europe to become AI app world leader [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 09:53
Is openness at the heart of the EU’s competitiveness strategy? Euractiv spoke with Lorenzo Frollini founder, CEO & CTO of Flywallet, a wearable technology, biometrics and AI company. Frollini explains why Flywallet supports open digital ecosystems. 
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Disinformation more rife in run-up to national elections than EU vote, say experts

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 07:49
The level of disinformation in national elections, such as the recent ones in France and the UK, was higher than in the previous European elections, disinformation experts said in recently published reports.
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Germany awards €200m green hydrogen subsidy to UAE-linked firm

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 07:39
The German hydrogen funding vehicle H2Global has contracted an UAE-linked firm for a quarter million tonnes of hydrogen for €200 million, to be delivered from 2027.
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German minister: Not lifting EU combustion engine ban would be ‘electoral fraud’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 05:32
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the far-right VOX breaking off regional deals with the right-wing PP party, the new Patriots for Europe group facing its first rift, and so much more.
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Ukraine seizes cargo ship, detains captain for exporting ‘looted’ grain

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 05:29
Ukraine seized a foreign cargo ship on the Danube River and detained the captain on suspicion of helping Moscow export Ukrainian grain from Russian-occupied Crimea, officials said on Thursday (11 July).
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Romanian government approves artificial intelligence strategy

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 05:21
Romania's government on Thursday approved a national artificial intelligence strategy for 2024-2027, falling in line with EU ambitions for the bloc to become a global leader in the field.
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Four EU countries agree to co-develop long-range cruise missiles

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 05:16
Poland, Germany, France and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday to develop ground-launched cruise missiles with a range of more than 500 kilometres as they gathered on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Washington.
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Russia tried to assassinate CEO of German arms supplier to Ukraine, reports say

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 05:12
US intelligence discovered that Russia planned to assassinate the chief executive of German arms manufacturer Rheinmetall, which has been producing artillery shells and military vehicles for Ukraine, CNN and the New York Times reported on Thursday (11 July).
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Patriots for Europe group face first rift as RN rejects Lega’s VP pick

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 05:08
Cracks are appearing in the newly formed far-right Patriots for Europe group, with France’s Rassemblement National opposing Italy’s Lega’s proposal for the vice presidency of the group.
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Fico’s Smer will not join new Patriots for Europe group, cites ideological divide

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-12 05:08
Smer-SD (NI) will not join Viktor Orban's new Patriots for Europe group, said party leader and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, citing a lack of alignment with left-wing or social-democratic principles while criticising the European Socialists for rejecting Smer's re-entry.
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