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Jourová: US ‘calm’ about election manipulation threat

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-04-05 04:26
While efforts to combat disinformation and voter manipulation are in full swing in Europe ahead of the June 2024 EU elections, in the US, European Commission Vice-President Věra Jourová told Euractiv.cz that the authorities are “calm” about hybrid threats before November’s federal polls, with no apparent evidence they have any preparations in place.
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EU institutions call for investigation into Israeli military attack

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-04-05 04:00
In this episode of Today in the EU we’re looking at how the EU is responding to Israel’s attack that hit 7 humanitarian workers in Gaza.
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EU Council position hardens against Nature Restoration Law

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-04-05 03:00
Poland and Finland have resisted pressure to support the divisive Nature Restoration Law and instead switched to becoming explicit opponents, seriously limiting the Belgian EU Council Presidency’s options for moving the file forward.
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India seeking European investment to turn GIFT city into global financial centre [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 22:09
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government wants to turn GIFT City into a global centre for the new age of global financial and technology services. Modi’s ambition needs to be matched with cash investments and European investors.
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Diabetes patients need election manifesto pledge from all EU parties, says EUDF [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 21:56
The EPP is still the only party to directly address diabetes in its 2024 election manifesto. The European Diabetes Forum is now asking all of Europe’s politicians to pledge their manifesto support to fight diabetes in Europe.
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Czechia on track with 5G, but lags in building fibre networks [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 18:19
Although 5G network coverage looks good in the Czech Republic, construction is facing administrative hurdles. Czechia’s biggest problem is the pace of building fibre networks, where it is unlikely to meet its 2030 target.
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Slovakia shuts down 3G networks, creates space for 5G development [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 18:04
The last Slovak mobile operator, O2, began switching off its 3G network at the beginning of the year. Regular customers with mobile phones will not be restricted, older devices that communicate via 3G may have problems.
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Commission President holds ground on SME envoy pick despite mounting favouritism concerns

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 16:28
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is determined to appoint an EU lawmaker from her own party for a high-level job in her institution, despite a backlash from the European Parliament and demands by her senior commissioners to review the decision.
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US, EU economic system struggling to ‘survive’ against China, US trade chief warns

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 15:57
The US and European market-based economies are struggling to survive against China’s "very effective" alternative economic model, a top US trade official warned on Thursday (4 April).
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Germany announces reforms of Bundeswehr to get ‘ready for war’

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 15:50
To bring Germany's ailing armed forces back on track, the government is reorganising its operative command and making cyber and IT a full-fledged military branch on par with the navy, air force and ground forces, Defence Minister Boris Pistorius announced on Thursday.
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Securing works council vote before June elections is imperative, says trade union advisor [Advocacy Lab Content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 14:06
A European Parliament vote in favour of revising the European Works Councils Directive before June is seen as imperative, and as a safety net in the event of a political shift in the European elections, says industriAll Europe head.
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Pro-EU parties consider written commitments to tackle political mistrust

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 12:27
Growing mistrust among European political groups, who are supposed to form a pro-EU majority after the June European election, is prompting some in Brussels to consider a written national government-style coalition agreement. 
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Italy uncovers alleged €600mn Recovery Fund fraud

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 12:16
The European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) and the Italian financial police have jointly uncovered an alleged fraud scheme involving €600 million related to the Next Generation EU recovery fund, and extensive raids are underway across Italy, the EPPO said on Thursday (4 April). 
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Europe’s industry and power sector emissions plunge 15% in 2023

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 11:18
The EU’s emissions trading scheme sectors, industry and power, saw emissions drop by 15% in 2023, putting them on track for their 2030 targets, but experts question whether this was because of - or despite - Europe's carbon trading framework.
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The future of low carbon fuels – why all eyes are on green ammonia to help drive the net zero transition [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 10:00
The world is preparing for a phase-out of fossil fuels following the historic COP28 agreement, but what does the energy mix of the future look like? According to Japanese engineering company IHI, interest in green ammonia in Europe is growing as heavy industries make the transition to greener technologies.
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EU officials scramble to prove Trade and Technology Council will survive Trump

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 09:10
The European Commission played down fears that the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) could succumb to a Donald Trump presidency as pressure on high-level officials from both sides increased ahead of their meeting in Leuven, Belgium, on Thursday (4 April).
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EU Parliament once again raises ethics reform as Russia’s cash-for-influence scandal unfolds

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 08:27
With two months until June’s EU election, the Parliament has gone into alert mode as pressure piles up to respond to a new cash-for-influence scandal rocking the institution, with new reforms back on the table. 
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Portugal ramps up fight against corruption

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 06:10
Portuguese Justice Minister Rita Júdice has been tasked with drawing up a package of anti-corruption measures requiring her to hold talks with all parties, including members of parliament, justice sector workers and civil society, the government decided on Wednesday. 
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Conservatives set for heavy UK election defeat to opposition Labour, survey shows

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-04-04 06:07
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party is set for a heavy defeat at a national election expected this year, according to a seat projection published on Wednesday (3 April) which showed the opposition Labour Party winning more than 400 seats.
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