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How the formation of new European Parliament Party Groups is going

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 17:15
With the right in flux, increasing fragmentation of the political landscape in member states, and the need for von der Leyen to secure a governing majority in the European Parliament, group formation has never looked so messy.
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‘Nobody won’ : Macron calls for ‘plural majority’ after snap elections

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 16:47
No one has come out on top in France's recent snap parliamentary elections, French President Emmanuel Macron said in his first reaction to the election results in a letter to the French published in the regional daily press on Wednesday (10 July).
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Greens make ‘important step’ with von der Leyen, want ‘solid’ pro-EU coalition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 16:44
The Greens' co-presidents report having had a “constructive” meeting with Ursula von der Leyen about her candidacy for the European Commission presidency as they call for a strong pro-EU coalition, especially in light of November's US elections.
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US says F-16s to fly over Ukraine ‘this summer’

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 16:26
US-made F-16 fighter jets and additional air defence systems are on their way to Ukraine, expected to be operational this summer, Antony Blinken said on Wednesday (10 July), following NATO's decision to boost the country's air defence.
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Hungarian presidency launches offensive against ‘novel’ food to defend EU’s ‘culinary tradition’

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 15:09
At Budapest's initiative, EU agriculture ministers will discuss on Monday (15 July) whether insects, plant-based foods or lab-grown meat could jeopardise Europe's culinary traditions.
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The Brief – For whom the bell tolls in EU’s digital competition policy

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 14:53
The European Commission has been very busy handing out requests for information and preliminary views on what it sees as Big Tech's anticompetitive practices under the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the EU's landmark digital antitrust law.
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Hungary downplays concerns over potential EU presidency meeting boycotts

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 14:21
Budapest on Wednesday (10 July) downplayed mounting concerns that EU countries could boycott future informal meetings hosted by the Hungarian EU presidency.
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Bulgaria agrees to pay pharmacists higher fees, avoiding protest threat [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 14:16
The Bulgarian government has averted large-scale pharmacy protests, agreeing to pay higher fees to pharmacies supplying patients with free medicines. Protests were threatened over government plans to cut already low fees.
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From 9 to 45 TWh: Urgent intervention for UHS needed for a cost-effective & swift energy transition [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 14:00
A recent study published in April 2024 by Artelys and Frontier Economics reveals that achieving the 2030 ambitions set by REPowerEU in a cost-effective way would require 45 TWh of Underground Hydrogen Storage (UHS).
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With 15 days before the Olympics, Paris mayor says ‘relieved’ by far-right’s defeat

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 12:16
With Paris set to welcome the world for the Summer Olympics, its mayor, Anne Hidalgo (Parti Socialiste, PS), expressed her "immense relief" at the defeat of the far right in snap elections and said she was reassured that the current government would remain in office for the Olympic period.
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Mission critical partnerships, collaboration key to cohesive EU defence strategy [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 12:01
Russia’s war in Ukraine has transformed the EU’s defence role. Euractiv spoke to Jeff Shockey, senior vice president, Global Government Relations, RTX about the role of the defence industry and his outlook for the future.
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HSI Europe Manifesto – Promoting and protecting animal welfare in Europe [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 12:00
In Europe, millions of citizens care about the protection of animals. The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union explicitly recognises that animals are sentient beings and that the EU and Member States must pay full regard to their welfare requirements in policymaking.
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XNXX joins list of porn sites subject to EU digital rulebook

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 11:24
The European Commission designated the pornography platform XNXX as a very large online platform under the Digital Services Act (DSA) on Wednesday (10 July), making it comply with the DSA's strictest regulations.
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EU’s food watchdog dismisses concerns over gene-edited crops proposal amid Council deadlock

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 10:06
The EU’s food safety authority (EFSA) said that the Commission's criteria to relax rules on certain gene-edited foods are 'scientifically justified', while the Hungarian Council Presidency is pulling the brakes on the file.  
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The Imperative of Net Neutrality for Europe’s Startup Ecosystem [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 10:00
Maintaining net neutrality is crucial for Europe's startup ecosystem to foster innovation, economic growth, and strategic autonomy. Introducing network fees would harm startups, stifling their ability to compete and innovate, ultimately weakening the EU’s competitiveness and technological autonomy.
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Europe’s economy is falling behind: a new Commissioner can help it catch up

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 08:52
EU leaders are sounding the alarm on Europe’s industry and innovation falling behind the US and others. Europe’s economic muscles have atrophied while the United States and China are pushing the world into the next generation of innovation and industry. Deep changes are required.
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Hungary calls for a new EU action plan on organ donation and transplantation

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 08:31
Ahead of a high-level ministerial conference on organ donation in Budapest, the Hungarian presidency of the Council of the EU presents its view on the need for a new action plan on organ donation.
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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy remains cautious to address potential Trump return

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 06:51
Ukraine's allies cannot and should not wait until the US election in November to take action to repel Russia's President Vladimir Putin, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged on Tuesday (9 July).
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German senior ministers torpedo compulsory military service plans

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 05:48
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria arresting a pro-Russian politician for leaking state secrets, German senior ministers torpedoing compulsory military service plans, and so much more.
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Spanish Supreme Court shelves terrorism investigation against Puigdemont

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-07-10 05:44
Supreme Court judge Susana Polo agreed on Tuesday to close the case against several defendants in the so-called "Democratic Tsunami" case, in which Spanish courts investigated whether violent demonstrations by Catalan separatist groups following the conviction of several people responsible for orchestrating the 2017 secession attempt were acts of terrorism.
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