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Turning Complex Narratives Into Creative Stories [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 14:00
Creative stories have the most power — not just the power to be remembered, but the power to trigger our emotions, change our minds, and even inspire us to take action. Savion Ray explored the power of storytelling at their Turning Complex Narratives into Creative Stories workshop.
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Key Parliament committee backs industry-friendly revamp of EU construction product rules

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 13:57
A reform of the rules governing the EU’s trade in construction products has won crucial backing from the European Parliament’s internal market committee, but with environmentalists complaining it was too soft on industry demands.
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Parliament plans to slash MEP pension fund amid deficit crisis

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 12:48
The European Parliament plans to cut by 50% the lavish pensions for former lawmakers in a bid to reduce the pension fund's deficit from €310 million to 86 million, according to an agreement in principle reached by the Parliament's bureau early this week.
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EU’s Timmermans holds ‘unprecedented’ private talks with MEPs to win support

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 12:34
The cabinets of Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans and Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius have been holding one-on-one meetings with EU lawmakers to get them on board with the EU executive's pesticide-cutting and nature restoration proposals, MEPs told EURACTIV.
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EU countries give lukewarm reception to cyber defence strategy

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 10:52
EU defence ministers adopted on Tuesday (23. May) conclusions on cyber defence, pointing out the need to avoid duplications in the institutional architecture, and stating their priorities on skills development and voluntary coordination in the defence sector.
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EU agri MEPs reject nature restoration law, losing ‘voice’ in the process

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 10:23
EU agriculture lawmakers have approved their opinion on the EU's nature restoration law which rejects the whole proposal, effectively leaving the agriculture committee ‘without a voice’ in the final draft.
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EU court rules in favour of Ryanair in Italian state aid challenge

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 10:08
Europe's second-highest court on Wednesday (24 May) backed budget carrier Ryanair's challenge against Italian state aid, approved by the European Union, for airlines hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, siding again with the Irish airline.
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Building a future for European fragrance in a time of changing rules [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 10:00
Fragrance is essential in our daily lives. However, EU regulation could put fragrance and fragrance regions at risk. We are meeting n the Rose Valley to find solutions.
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Building communities to fight loneliness

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 08:28
Community-building initiatives aim to improve the well-being of European elders, who face unaddressed mental health challenges and increasing loneliness. “Parrots are happier when they talk to other parrots,” Elizabeth Mestheneos, the former president of AGE Platform Europe, said in a...
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France’s odd game on renewables

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 06:55
France reaffirmed last week that it does not want to choose between nuclear and renewables, saying it is taking action to promote both. Yet, its last-minute objection to the adoption of the EU’s renewable energy directive tells a different story.
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Ukraine says Russia prevents Black Sea grain deal port operating

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 06:51
Ukraine accused Russia on 23 May of cutting the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi out of a deal allowing safe Black Sea grain exports as Russia complained that it had been unable to export ammonia under the pact.
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Chinese hackers attacked Kenyan government as debt strains grew

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 06:34
Chinese hackers targeted Kenya's government in a widespread, years-long series of digital intrusions against key ministries and state institutions, according to three sources, cybersecurity research reports and Reuters' own analysis of technical data related to the hackings.
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Cross-border incursions from Ukraine take a stab at Russian defences

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 06:03
A two-day incursion from Ukraine into Russia's western borderlands could force the Kremlin to divert troops from front lines as Kyiv prepares a major counteroffensive, and deal Moscow a psychological blow, according to military analysts.
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Le Pen to face Russian interference hearing

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 05:39
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany reconsidering its role in the international fighter jet coalition, French supermarkets being a money-saver for Belgian shoppers, and so much more.
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US, EU lawmakers demand removal of oil executive heading climate talks

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 05:32
More than 100 members of the US Congress and the European Parliament called Tuesday (23 May) for the removal of an oil industry executive tapped to lead the next UN climate change conference.
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Albanian demographic challenges show in shrinking graduation, enrolment, first-time worker rates

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 05:32
Fewer Albanian youngsters enter the workforce after completing studies, while graduation and enrolment rates continue to fall, according to data published by the national statistics institute, INSTAT. According to INSTAT, in the academic year 2021-2022, 30,910 students graduated from higher...
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Mental health matters in the Parliament

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 05:30
From psychedelics and mental health literature to having pets in EU institutions – EURACTIV’s health reporter Giedrė Peseckytė is talking with three MEPs – Maria Walsh from Christian Democrats, Mikuláš Peksa from the Greens and Karen Melchior from Renew –  about mental...
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North Kosovo mayors to be sworn in amid strife with Belgrade

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 05:29
Two mayors elected in recent local elections in the north of Kosovo will be sworn in on Thursday, leaving just one to assume his mandate before the 30-day deadline amid ongoing strife with Belgrade. The municipalities of Zubin Potok, Zvecan,...
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Strasbourg court says Romania must recognise same-sex civil unions

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 05:27
The European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg found that Romania had a duty to provide adequate recognition and protection for same-sex relationships as it found Romania violated the right to family life of 21 same-sex couples. Twenty-one same-sex couples took...
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No trust among leaders of Bulgaria’s future coalition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-05-24 05:21
Leaders in the new ruling coalition in Bulgaria admit they lack confidence in each other but continue to convince voters that a government between GERB and Change Continues – Democratic Bulgaria (PP-DB) is the best for the country. The EU’s...
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