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Time for the European Union to get serious on disability rights

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 09:28
The EU must get serious in tackling human rights abuses of people with disabilities, including minimum standards of personal assistance, writes Florian Saden.
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Ensuring the best use of UCO to reduce net GHG emissions in transport [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 08:00
Across Europe, waste-based biodiesel is an essential tool to reduce on-road emissions and drive transport decarbonisation. Already this renewable fuel achieves the highest greenhouse gas (GHG) savings on record under the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII).
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Energy crisis an ‘existential threat’ to EU metal production, heavy industries

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 07:05
The European Union needs to reduce power costs in the region to prevent the permanent closure of metal producing plants in the region, which would increase reliance on imports with higher carbon footprints, industry association Eurometaux said.
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The Green Brief: EU energy crisis is becoming systemic

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 06:55
As electricity prices surge on the back of dwindling gas supplies from Russia, calls are growing to bring relief to European households and businesses – some of which are being pushed to bankruptcy.
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EU, China trade barbs over failed G20 climate talks

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 06:15
The European Union and China are questioning each other's commitment to fighting climate change, following the failure of climate talks by the Group of 20 (G20) last week.
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MEPs scratch the surface on platform workers status

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 06:01
New compromise amendments, seen by EURACTIV, show MEPs veering towards a broad-scoped legal presumption of employment. Negotiations remain “very sensitive” and “a compromise is far from being found," according to sources.
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Mistery deaths of Russian oligarchs debunked

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:53
In the past six months, as Russia has been trying to occupy Ukraine, at least eight top Russian businessmen, heads of several major companies, have died under unexplained circumstances. Orhan Dragaš takes a closer look.
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Berlin eyes oil-fired ‘powerships’ to secure electricity for the winter

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:51
After securing five floating LNG terminals, Germany is doubling down on emergency energy infrastructure for the coming winter: floating power plants running on oil are expected to help balance the country’s electricity grid after Germany's nuclear exit at the end of the year.
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Firewood prices, shortages spell cold winter for Europe’s poorest

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:48
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Austrian education minister being urged to ‘wake up’ amid a teacher shortage, the Czech EU Presidency seeing two solutions to the energy crisis, and so much more.
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Albania announces crisis assistance package, critics not happy

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:33
Finance Minister Delina Ibrahimaj revealed that the anti-crisis package totalling some €50 million to protect the population from rising prices would be announced in a few days, but not everyone was happy. In the Economy Committee, where the 2022 budget...
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Serbian Orthodox Patriarch supports cancelling EuroPride

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:33
The decision to cancel EuroPride in Belgrade is the right one to make as the event is something “that is entirely contrary to our people’s value system,” Serbian Orthodox Church Patriarch Porfirije said on Tuesday. “We completely understand the essentially...
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Germany supports ban on personal data for political ads

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:30
Germany and Greece are both backing a general ban on the use of personal data in political advertising, according to their response to the Council’s Czech Presidency. 
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Cats and dogs could face food shortage under draft EU law on green jet fuels

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:30
An EU greenlight for the use of certain animal parts to make sustainable jet fuel will decimate the pet food industry, leading to a scarcity in nourishing feed for household animals, the European pet food trade association has said.
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Blue Air suspends flights from Romania

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:24
Low-cost carrier Blue Air suspended flights to and from Romania for a week after its accounts were blocked for failing to pay a fine. The government says the account freeze is no reason to suspend flights but the company said...
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Electricity distribution companies key to renewables development

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:20
An important barrier to renewable source development in Slovakia is speculative capacity bookings and non-transparent grid connection processes from the distribution companies, EURACTIV Slovakia reported. Renewables are no longer just a solution to the climate crisis; because of the war in...
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Czech EU Presidency bets on decoupling, price caps as solutions to energy crisis

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:19
EU energy ministers will meet in Brussels on Friday to discuss possible solutions to the energy price hikes, and the Czech presidency of the EU Council sees decoupling of gas and electricity prices, as well as price caps on electricity...
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Firewood prices, shortages spell cold winter for Europe’s poorest

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:17
As gas and electricity prices skyrocket, many households in Europe are turning to firewood as an alternative heating source this winter. But the surge in demand and supply cuts from Russia are pushing up prices and causing shortages, threatening to...
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Portuguese government believes in 6.4% GDP growth in 2022

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:10
Portugal’s government is working with a GDP growth rate this year forecast at 6.4%, an upward revision from the previously expected 4.9%, and expects the debt burden to be slightly below the target. The economic growth estimate is included in...
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European wildfire emissions hit highest level since 2007

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:10
The wildfires that swept across Europe this summer, driven by high temperatures and prolonged dry conditions, have caused the highest CO2 emissions from fires in 15 years, EU satellite data shows. 
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Dutch migrant worker policy affects German cities

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:10
Migrant workers in the Netherlands are living across the border in Germany, often in deteriorating conditions, Dutch media NRC reported. Employment agencies in the Netherlands, along the border area of Germany, are buying up homes in Germany and renting them out to...
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