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Childhood diabetes crisis stalks Europe, more screening urged

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 03:08
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) predicts a 13% rise in diabetes prevalence in Europe by 2045, with 61 million affected. Europe has the highest incidence of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in children and adolescents, and the second highest per-person diabetes cost globally, spending €175 billion in 2021.
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Grinding to a halt, Europe’s fertiliser sector facing ruin by Russia

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 00:44
Europe’s Herculean efforts to reduce energy reliance on Russia have not been matched when it comes to fertiliser. The European Council’s hesitation to add fertilisers to Russian sanctions is putting Europe’s fertiliser industry at risk of catastrophe.
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Warsaw hesitant to join Critical Medicines Alliance, dragging heels on critical drugs list

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 19:23
Progress on a Critical Medicines List at the European level is underway, but Poland has yet to finalise its national list of 52 APIs critical to drug safety. Polish ministry appears uncertain of Warsaw's participation in the Critical Medicines Alliance.
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Fight over low-emission zones stalls EU negotiations on road safety

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 18:20
A fight over the cross-border enforcement of low-emission zones is delaying an EU law that aims to facilitate cross-border enforcement of traffic offences, such as driving the wrong way and dangerous overtaking, to improve road safety.
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EU grants 210 mln to Mauritania to curb irregular migration

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 16:59
The EU will help Mauritania curb the number of migrants passing through the country en route to Spain's Canary Islands, European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced during a visit to the West African country on Thursday (8 February).
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Retailers: Stricter rules for food supply chain will not improve farmers’ situation

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 16:54
Amid calls from several EU leaders to re-examine the balance of market power in the supply chain, the retailers' association Eurocommerce has called for stricter rules against transnational purchase alliances to be avoided.
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Zelenskyy replaces Ukraine’s top general Zaluzhny

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 16:45
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy replaced on Thursday (8 February) Ukraine's top commander Valery Zaluzhny, saying that the army needed "updated leadership",  in a move that ended months of tensions between the two top officials.
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The Brief – The name is Bond, European defence bond

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 15:20
It looks like despite political infighting, the US Senate will unlock its $60-billion military aid package to Ukraine as it fights Russian aggression.
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Platform work rulebook hangs by thread ahead of member states’ final nod

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 15:05
Negotiators from the European Commission, Council and Parliament struck a deal on the Platform Work Directive - for the second time - on Thursday (8 February), with all eyes now on member states, who have been asked to rubberstamp it on Friday.
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Meta and TikTok sue European Commission over Digital Services Act fee

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 14:35
Meta and TikTok are suing the European Commission over a supervisory fee that companies affected by the EU’s Digital Services Act will have to pay yearly.
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Germany adopts strategy to prevent global online censorship, experts unsure

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 14:11
The federal cabinet approved the strategy for international digital policy on Wednesday (7 February). The strategy aims to foster Germany’s bargaining power on the international stage to preserve democratic values and ensure access to the internet without censorship. Experts lament the lack of concrete measures.
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Pro-Macron majority in crisis as close centrist ally walks

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 13:50
The pro-government majority at the French National Assembly was thrown into uncertainty as a key centrist ally to French President Emmanuel Macron slammed the door to future cooperation shut late on Wednesday (7 February).
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EU rejects claims it considers sanctions on Carlson over Putin interview

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 13:30
The European Commission on Thursday (8 February) dismissed reports that it was considering sanctioning US right-wing commentator Tucker Carlson over his controversial interview with Russia's President Vladimir Putin.
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Internal cracks loom as ECR makes new friends

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 13:30
The European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group’s new far-right friends have started making some more moderate national delegations uncomfortable.
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EU Parliament supports automated data exchange for police cooperation, despite concerns

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 12:59
The European Parliament adopted on Thursday (8 February) its position on the controversial Prüm II regulation, a Commission proposal for automated data exchange for police cooperation, despite concerns.
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Germany’s Scholz calls on EU, US to send ‘very clear signal’ to Putin 

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 12:15
With the US still failing to unblock aid for Ukraine, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stressed on Thursday (8 February) that both Brussels and Washington must do more to send a “very clear signal" to Russia's Vladimir Putin.
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New EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive: 3 conditions for success [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 12:00
In December 2023, EU legislators reached a long-awaited agreement on the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). While the agreement still has to be formally adopted and enter into force, FIEC and its Irish President, Philip Crampton, have already taken a closer look at what will become a key legislative text that will shape the European renovation and new construction market for the years to come.
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Anti-war candidate disqualified from Russia’s presidential race

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 12:00
Russia's Central Election Commission on Thursday (8 February) expectedly disqualified the only anti-war candidate in the presidential election, Boris Nadezhdin, due to what it said were multiple errors in the signatures he collected in support of the nomination.
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Defence main topic on table at EIB annual forum

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 10:30
Defence was on everyone’s lips at the European Investment Bank’s (EIB) annual forum on Wednesday and Thursday (7-8 February), as member states call for a ramp up in defence and military spending, and EU’s Charles Michel wants a “real Defence Union”.
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EU delays corporate transparency rules for mining, oil and gas firms

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-02-08 10:08
The European Parliament and the Council of EU member states agreed on Wednesday evening (7 February) to grant a two-year delay for sector-specific standards under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), offering a break to mining and fossil fuel firms targeted by the upcoming transparency rules.
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