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France effective in combatting financial crime, though some critical gaps remain

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 17:13
France ranks among the top OECD countries in the effective tackling of financial crime, the Financial Action Task Force’s latest evaluation report claims. However, illicit financial dealings related to drug trafficking in French overseas territories are proving hard to combat.
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Facebook whistleblower calls on MEPs to make sure DSA won’t be “dead letter”

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 15:53
While revisiting the recently-agreed digital regulations, European Parliament lawmakers were joined by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen who called on them to do everything necessary to ensure that the DSA will be a "success story".
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Don’t extradite Assange, European human rights chief urges UK

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 15:31
European human rights experts have joined the campaign urging the UK government not to extradite controversial WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to face trial in the United States, warning that it could have a ‘chilling effect’ on media freedom.
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First Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleads guilty

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 15:00
A Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleaded guilty on Wednesday (18 May) to killing an elderly unarmed civilian.
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The Brief – ‘Neutral’ Europe dwindles

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 14:43
Almost 80 years after the end of World War Two, Europe's club of 'neutral' or non-aligned countries appears doomed to shrink due to Russia's war in Ukraine.
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Health Brief: Cross-border healthcare rights are (still) unknown

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 14:41
After ten years with the cross-border health directive, hardly anyone in the EU is aware of their rights to be treated in another county, the European Commission's new evaluation of the directive has revealed. Just as plenty of evaluations before them have.
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Russia could cut off gas to Finland this week, energy provider says

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 14:35
Russia could cut off gas supplies to Finland this week, Finland's state-owned energy provider Gasum said on Wednesday (18 May), in a row over Moscow's demand for countries to pay for gas in roubles and as Helsinki seeks NATO membership.
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EU Parliament threatens Schröder with sanctions for ties with Russia

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 14:34
The European Parliament is increasing its pressure on former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder, threatening him with sanctions if he refuses to resign from his posts in Russian companies, a joint draft motion, seen by EURACTIV, suggests.
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Commission should block staff from taking ‘revolving door’ jobs, says EU watchdog

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 14:08
The European Commission should temporarily block its staff from taking private sector jobs if they pose conflict of interest risks that cannot be offset by restrictions, the European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly recommended on Wednesday (18 May).
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Winds of change: How wind energy can help Ukraine and the climate

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 13:53
The European Commission’s ‘REPowerEU’ plan and the recent pledge by Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark to reach a capacity of 150 GW offshore wind power are game-changers for the climate and European energy politics, write Kadri Simson and Dan Jørgensen.
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Microsoft launches cloud changes following EU competition inquiries

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 13:42
Microsoft will adapt its licensing conditions in response to complaints from cloud providers and the rumblings of a competition investigation from the European Commission. 
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Cholera outbreak: A new health concern in war-torn Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 12:49
The areas in Ukraine suffering from water and sanitation infrastructure damage are at risk of a potential cholera outbreak, the World Health Organisation warned on Tuesday (17 May), adding it was already deploying cholera kits on the ground. 
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EU tables €300bn plan to ditch Russian fossil fuels, speed up green transition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 12:17
The European Commission submitted on Wednesday (18 May) a €300 billion plan to eliminate Russian energy imports by 2027, although it admitted this would require short-term investments in new fossil fuel infrastructure to replace imports of Russian oil and gas.
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Access to justice key in corporate sustainability due diligence directive, stakeholders say

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 11:08
Giving those harmed by multinational companies a way to seek recourse, reparation, and justice is one of the goals of the corporate sustainability due diligence directive, but in practice, it may be easier said than done.
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Cancer nurses needs an ambitious European Care Strategy

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 10:42
We must ask what concrete actions we can take to support and protect healthcare professionals, notably oncology nurses, a crucial workforce for our society, health and well-being, writes a liberal European lawmaker.
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UK worried monkeypox might be spreading among men who have sex with men

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 10:35
Four additional cases of monkeypox were detected in the UK among men who have sex with men leading to concerns about the virus spreading in the community. 
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IndustriAll Europe’s Just Transition Manifesto [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 10:00
This manifesto is industrial workers’ call to policymakers to ensure a Just Transition.
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A Just Transition Manifesto to save the Green Deal [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 10:00
IndustriAll Europe’s Just Transition Manifesto makes clear demands to policymakers across Europe to ensure a transition to a green economy that is fair for all workers, and that preserves and creates good quality jobs. Failure to match our climate ambitions with equally strong social ambitions will otherwise be the downfall of the Green Deal.
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The Green Brief: Quitting Russian fossil fuels is only half the challenge

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 06:55
Faced with war, high energy prices and a climate crisis, Europe needs to untangle itself from Russian fossil fuels asap. But ultimately, it needs to reduce its reliance on all fossil fuels as much as possible.
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Fixing EDF’s reactors corrosion mystery to take several years, French regulator warns

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-05-18 06:30
The head of French nuclear regulator ASN said on Tuesday (17 May) that fixing corrosion problems at some of state-controlled utility EDF's nuclear reactors would require a "large scale" plan and "several years" as he warned of a risk more reactors could be halted.
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