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Zelenskyy decries corruption in military medical exemptions

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 04:19
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy decried on Wednesday (30 August) what he described as systematic corruption in medical exemptions to people avoiding military service, saying the system was subject to bribes and mass departures abroad.
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A European Union fit for the future

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-08-31 03:41
Less than a year before the European elections, it is now time to listen to young Europeans and with them build a better future for Europe, write Anna Lührmann, Laurence Boone and Tiago Antunes.
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EU mulls sanctions against Niger junta

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 15:30
Following in the footsteps of the West African regional body ECOWAS, the EU aims to slap the same sanctions on the junta that seized power in Niger several weeks ago, EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell confirmed in Toledo, Spain on Wednesday (30 August).
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The Brief – Europe’s African blindspot

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 14:19
The latest coups in Africa have exposed some uncomfortable truths: The continent is on the verge of unravelling, and the EU is not only unable or unwilling to help - it is most probably not even fully aware of the situation on the ground.
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Exhausted EU airline pilots experience ‘microsleeps’ while flying: report

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 13:49
Insufficient rest opportunities are forcing tired pilots in the EU to fly longer than they should, with three-quarters of pilots experiencing “microsleeps” in the cockpit while airborne, a new report has found.
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Cannabis: Germany legalises, France punishes

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 13:43
Germany passed a bill to legalise cannabis this summer, while France continues to pursue a highly restrictive policy despite having one of the highest rates of cannabis use in Europe.
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Gabon officers declare military coup, President Ali Bongo detained

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 13:39
Military officers in oil-producing Gabon said they had seized power on Wednesday (30 August) and had put President Ali Bongo under house arrest, stepping in minutes after the Central African state's election body announced he had won a third term.
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France threatening to fly solo on electricity market reform

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 12:31
France may come up with national rather than European solutions to reduce electricity prices if discussions on reforming the EU market do not progress fast enough, the country's Energy Transition Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said on Tuesday (29 August).
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European Parliament to fight Council’s cuts to EU budget for 2024

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 12:18
Members of the European Parliament’s budget committee criticised EU countries’ cuts to the proposed EU budget for 2024, promising to fight any reductions in the upcoming negotiations.
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Young climate activist tells Greenpeace to drop ‘old-fashioned’ anti-nuclear stance

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 10:44
Swedish teenager Ia Anstoot says the group’s ‘unscientific’ opposition to EU nuclear power serves fossil fuel interests.
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Challenges emerge as EU Commission forms team to implement DSA

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 10:31
While the European Commission's directorate in charge of implementing the Digital Services Act (DSA) has yet to be finalised, the new team is already besieged by challenges, including legal complaints, NGOs' demands and alleged technical limitations.
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EU plans new Africa mission in Gulf of Guinea

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 10:15
The EU plans to launch a new civil-military mission in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa in autumn in order to contain the threat posed by jihadist groups, as the bloc seeks to stem the tide of growing instability in the region.
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Greece normalised pushbacks during COVID-19, expert rescuer says

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 10:06
The first COVID-19 lockdown, combined with a rise in anti-immigration rhetoric has resulted in systemic pushbacks by the Hellenic Coast Guard, sea rescue expert Giannis Skenderoglou told EURACTIV in an interview.
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PGE accelerates the transformation of Poland’s energy sector – zero-carbon company by 2040 [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 10:00
The Polish economy needs clean, safe and green energy to remain competitive. The update of the PGE Group's strategy is a response to the new geopolitical and economic situation across Europe and the changing role of electricity.
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Situation in Gabon, West Africa ‘big issue for Europe’, says Borrell

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 08:00
EU defence ministers are expected to discuss the developing military situation in Gabon as well as the bloc’s wider approach to the Sahel, the EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said on Wednesday (30 August) as the region faces increased instability....
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Oslo, Europe’s climate budget trailblazer

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 07:24
In 2016, Oslo became the world’s first city to adopt a climate budget. In an update due in September, the Norwegian capital is expected to expand the concept to include indirect greenhouse gas emissions, which would be another major first, writes Michael Shank.
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Commission asked to bailout Italy’s shellfish farmers affected by blue crab

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 06:02
The EU executive has been asked to play its part in coping with the blue crab invasion in the Mediterranean and provide additional funds for aquaculture producers affected by the predatory species in a parliamentary question seen by EURACTIV.
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EU’s new green chief vows not to weaken climate ambition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 06:00
The European Union will not dilute its efforts to fight climate change, but needs to improve communication with industries worried about the cost of CO2-cutting policies, the European Commission's new green policy chief said on Tuesday (29 August).
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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in Poland’s NATO hub raises concern

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 05:33
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Czech president wanting Visegrad to be ‘pro-European’ again, Albanian export farmers facing bankruptcy as the lek soars to historic highs against the euro, and so much more.
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Ukrainian drones attack Russian air base near Estonia

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-08-30 05:31
Ukrainian drones swept across Russia in overnight attacks that damaged military aircraft and disrupted air traffic, Russian officials said early on Wednesday (30 August), hours after the funeral service for Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin.
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