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EU deploys Armenia-Azerbaijan border-monitoring mission, but questions remain

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 04:00
EU foreign ministers on Monday (17 October) agreed to send a short-term observation mission to work alongside the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, but questions remain over its final objectives and long-term planning. The decision comes after deadly clashes in September raised fears...
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Germany sends Greece first tank batch from Ukraine swap deal

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-10-18 03:45
Germany sent Greece the first batch of infantry fighting vehicles known as "Marder" on Sunday (16 October) as part of a swap deal in return for which Greece will deliver 40 Soviet-designed tanks to Ukraine. 
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High hopes for EU’s health biotech sector after COVID boost

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 18:31
The vibrant biotech sector is ready to showcase what European businesses can do when it comes to human health while waiting for more initiatives at the policy level.
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Unleashing the biotech potential in health

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 18:31
Thanks to biotechnology applications such as PCR tests and mRNA vaccines, Europe saw a way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. What comes next is exploring the full potential of life science in the healthcare sector.
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German nuclear scuffle: Scholz cracks down, insists on keeping all plants

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 17:42
Chancellor Olaf Scholz has cracked down on his infighting government coalition, using his constitutional final say to resolve the dispute over the continued operation of nuclear power plants amid an energy crisis.
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Independent Scotland would seek EU membership but keep pound

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 16:48
An independent Scotland would immediately seek to rejoin the EU but would retain the British pound, the Scottish government has promised. 
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EU seeks to ‘seize the opportunity’ of data economy

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 16:05
Upcoming EU legislation that aims to put users and providers on an equal footing regarding data access is expected to generate billions of euros of additional GDP for Europe, according to European Commission estimates. 
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Commission to propose EU-wide phaseout of male chick killing

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 16:04
The European Commission will table a proposal to phase out the systematic killing of male chicks, food safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides told a meeting of national ministers, during which several member states called for an EU-wide ban of the practice.
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Russia faces internal turmoil, says former diplomat who resigned over war

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 15:06
President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine has set Russia on a path towards turmoil that could unseat the Kremlin chief, trigger civil war or even ultimately break the country apart, said a Russian diplomat who resigned over the war.
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European towns struggle to retain youth, fight unemployment

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 14:44
While youth unemployment across the bloc has decreased compared to last year, European towns are struggling to remain attractive to young people.
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The Brief — Lessons in geography

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 14:20
In the era of mass and social media, when the general public suddenly becomes familiar with a country's geography, it's rarely good news for the country. Au contraire, this usually means something bad is going on there.
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Cloud computing matters to Europe: decision-makers should help it grow [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 14:00
When looking for the sources of Europe’s future competitiveness, look no further than cloud computing. By revolutionizing how companies and government agencies access and use resources, cloud technology has the potential to be one of the most transformative economic innovations...
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As winter shortages loom, EU industry must find alternatives to gas

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 13:58
Gas rationing may not be necessary this winter if European industries succeed to rein in their fossil gas usage and quickly find ways of ramping up electrification, according to a new report.
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No digital transformation without digital inclusion, MEP says

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 12:51
Europe's digital transformation cannot move forward without digital inclusion, MEP Franc Bogovič told the Huawei Connect 2022 conference in Paris on Monday (17 October).
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Russia launches deadly new attacks on central Kyiv using Iranian drones

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 12:33
Russia attacked Ukrainian cities with drones on Monday (17 October), killing at least three people in an apartment building in downtown Kyiv, and targeting infrastructure across the country in the second big wave of air strikes in a week.
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Innovation springs eternal, even through crypto winter [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 10:00
As autumn descends, it is popular to talk about crypto being in the midst of a new ‘winter’ caused by the fall-out from the market turmoil, as well as some high-profile collapses and hacks.  The situation overall has been sobering...
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Research infrastructures as knowledge hubs and pillars of EU competitiveness

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 07:55
Research infrastructures are probably an unfamiliar concept to most EU citizens, but they have a very practical and concrete meaning for the functioning of our world. For example, without the contribution of research infrastructures, some of the COVID vaccines could not have been developed, writes Ondřej Hradil.
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Baltics call for special tribunal to try Russian leadership for ‘crime of aggression’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 06:58
Foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on Sunday (16 October) issued a joint statement calling on the EU to support Ukraine in creating a special tribunal for the future trial of Russia's leadership.
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EU expected to take a tougher stance on China

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 06:30
The EU should view China primarily as a competitor with limited areas of potential engagement, the bloc's foreign ministers have been advised by the EU's diplomatic service ahead of talks about the state of play of the relations with Beijing on Monday (17 October).
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China’s Xi talks up security, reiterates COVID stance as congress opens

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-10-17 06:16
Chinese President Xi Jinping called for accelerating the building of a world-class military while touting the fight against COVID-19 as he kicked off a Communist Party Congress by focussing on security and reiterating policy priorities.
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