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More equal access to medicines needed, says EU Pharmaceutical roundtable

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 18:26
Patients need access to medicines, equally and unobstructed across the European Union. This was the message echoing throughout the EU Pharmaceutical Roundtable, organised by MEP Adam Jarubas (EPP) at the European Parliament.
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New EU migration rules loosen protections for minors in gathering of biometrics

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 17:59
The EU's new migration rules make it mandatory for EU border guards to gather biometrics from irregular migrants over the age of six, even allowing for "proportionate coercion" if a child is resisting, according to a leaked legislative text.
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EU-Mercosur unlikely to be finalised before the EU elections

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 17:39
It is highly unlikely that the hotly-contested EU-Mercosur free trade agreement will be concluded before the EU elections in June, French and German MPs familiar with the matter told Euractiv France.
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Four Apple and Microsoft services to be left out of Digital Markets Act

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 17:35
The European Commission announced on 13 February that it decided not to designate Apple and Microsoft as gatekeepers for certain platform services under the Digital Markets Act.
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MEPs call for the creation of task force to combat pests

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 17:29
As part of the revision of plant health legislation voted through the European Parliament on Tuesday (13 February), MEPs are proposing the creation of an EU plant health emergency team to help Member States or third countries prevent the emergence of organisms harmful to plants.
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Delivery failure: Belgium Presidency’s platform work directive undermines single market

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 16:47
The latest agreement on the platform work directive brings less legal clarity than the status quo, and fails to give platforms and workers alike harmonised rules and protections across the EU's single market, Tomas Prouza writes for Euractiv.
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France shuts down anti-abortion website

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 16:44
The "Les Survivants" website, which was behind an anti-abortion campaign on self-service bicycles in Paris last year, has been closed down, Paris City Council said in a press release on Tuesday 13 February.
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EU’s new rules to protect children from harmful chemicals in toys

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 15:57
The European Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee on Tuesday (13 February) adopted new rules to ensure safety and protect children from harmful chemicals present in toys.
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Parliament transport committee set to support heavier trucks on roads

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 15:49
The transportation committee of the European Parliament is set to confirm a position supporting longer and heavier trucks on roads Wednesday (14 February), according to EU lawmaker Isabel Garcia Munoz with the centre-left S&D group.
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The Brief – Combative in Europe

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 15:21
To reverse bad ratings at home, German liberals have taken the fight for their causes to the EU level, seeking to raise their visibility and distance themselves from Germany's floundering coalition government.
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Germany’s Baerbock voices ‘concern’ about Israel’s looming military operation in Rafah

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 14:30
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Tuesday (13 February) ahead of her trip to Israel that she is concerned about Tel Aviv's looming military offensive in the Palestinian city of Rafah, striking a more critical tone towards the country than before.
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The scramble to push through the EU’s Migration Pact should concern us all

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 14:12
This week, the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee, LIBE, will vote on the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum. Hope Barker and Sonja Grabowsky explain what is at stake.
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Spain’s PP looks to bury controversy of Feijóo mulling pardon for Catalan separatists

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 14:08
The conservative Spanish People's Party (Partido Popular - EPP) sought on Tuesday (13 February) to quell the fallout caused by media reports that its conservative leader Alberto Núñez Feijóo would be willing to grant conditional pardons to several Catalan separatist leaders.
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New EU fiscal reforms will impede critical investments, experts warn

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 13:45
The much-delayed reform of the EU’s fiscal rules agreed between the European Parliament and Council over the weekend will hamper the bloc’s ability to make critical investments in green technology and Europe’s defence industry, experts interviewed by Euractiv said.
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NGOs slam France’s plans to adopt EU method for measuring pesticides risk

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 12:40
France will put on hold the rollout of its national plant protection reduction plan and may adopt an EU measurement indicator to measure a molecule toxicity factor despite criticism from NGOs.
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Bulgaria proposes Christian symbols to feature prominently on its euro coins

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 11:48
Christian symbols could feature prominently on the one- and two-euro coins that will enter circulation after Bulgaria joins the eurozone, according to a proposal yet to be agreed at the EU level, where some countries have opposed similar attempts in the past.
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The EIT Summit 2024 – Europe’s leading innovators in conversation and celebration

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 08:48
Innovation is the engine of Europe’s economy. Join Europe’s leading innovators at the EIT Summit taking place on 20 February in Brussels. The EIT Summit will kick-off INNOVEIT 2024, a series of events showcasing Europe’s largest innovation ecosystem. The event is...
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The same procedure as last year, Mr. Wissing?

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 08:32
Every year on New Year’s Eve, Germans watch a sketch with the catchphrase “the same procedure as last year” — probably to remind each other that, no matter what happens, some things just stay the same.
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US Senate lurches toward possible early passage of Ukraine aid bill

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 06:25
The Democratic-led US Senate moved towards the final passage of a $95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan on Monday (12 February), amid growing doubts about the legislation's fate in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
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Trump’s NATO remarks likely election bluff, says Czech EU minister

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-13 06:22
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Czech EU minister calling Trump's NATO remarks a likely election bluff, Milei’s trip to Italy, and so much more.
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