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Austrian education minister urged to ‘wake up’ amid teachers shortage

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:08
The debate about teacher shortages was reignited as two small schools in the federal state of Vorarlberg could not be opened for the start of the school year due to staff shortages. A total of 27 students from two small...
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Right-wing opposition calls for enquiry into France’s energy independence

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:07
The creation of a commission of enquiry to identify the political leaders responsible for the “loss of independence” of France on energy issues was announced by the President of the Les Républicains group in the National Assembly, Olivier Marleix, on...
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Scholz allegedly rebuffs Kyiv on heavy weapon deliveries

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:06
Chancellor Olaf Scholz was not ready to meet Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal’s calls for fresh arms deliveries despite the German industry’s offer to provide Leopard 2 tanks for Kyiv, according to media reports. His position became clear amid bilateral...
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‘Never again’, Poland case for war reparations

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 05:00
After World War II, we say "never again" every year, and yet reparations for the Polish people never became a reality, writes Mateusz Morawiecki.
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Biden administration denies Cheniere’s request to sidestep LNG pollution rule

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 04:52
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on 6 September it has denied a request from leading liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter Cheniere Energy Inc to exempt turbines at its two US Gulf Coast terminals from a hazardous pollution rule.
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Ukraine says it downs Russian missiles, UN pushes for nuclear plant’s safety

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 04:43
Ukrainian forces shot down five Russian cruise missiles on Tuesday (6 September), most of them in the south, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, but he made no mention of a new military success in the east hinted at by officials earlier.
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Bulgarian border police helping irregular migrants cross over

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 04:29
At least 10 Bulgarian border police officers were involved in schemes helping migrants illegally crossing into the country, the caretaker Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev announced on Tuesday. “With increasing migrant pressure, the processes of attracting police officers into these trafficking...
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Most Poles believe Germany should pay Poland war reparations

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 04:29
Over half of Poles believe that Germany still owes Poland reparations for World War II, an issue taken on board by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party ahead of elections in fall 2023. Fifty-two point one per cent of...
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MidCat gas pipeline row between Spain, France intensifies

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 04:28
The Spanish Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera, on Tuesday, called for the solidarity of France with the Iberian country and urged Paris to rethink its recent rejection of the MidCat pipeline. “France should think about how to help others,”...
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Belgian unions threaten strike amid purchasing power crisis

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 04:27
Belgian unions will strike on 9 November if solutions to the purchasing power crisis are not found quickly, the chair of the CSC Christian union Marc Leemans tweeted on Tuesday. The current situation is becoming “untenable” for many people, Leemans tweeted....
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End of year could be crunch time for Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-09-07 04:01
During an interview on Tuesday, the former prime minister of Kosovo, Ramush Haradinaj, said a mutual recognition agreement with Serbia could be finalised by the end of the year as the current prime minister pushes for the controversial association of...
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Greece plans to extend fence on land border with Turkey

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 17:00
Greece plans to extend a cement and barbed-wire fence along its northern border with Turkey to prevent migrants from entering the country, its citizen protection minister said on Tuesday. The 40-kilometres fence will be extended by another 140 kilometres, Takis...
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MEPs, activists urge strengthened rules on corporate accountability

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 16:07
Activists gathered today in front of the EU Council to demand stronger requirements for human rights and environmental corporate accountability throughout value chains. Meanwhile, MEPs are calling on EU diplomats to speed up discussions and "rethink" due diligence rules.
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The Brief — A tax by any other name…

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 14:20
Had Germany’s coalition government existed in 16th century Verona to mediate between the hostile Montague and Capulet families, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet might have found a happy ending. The modern-day ‘traffic light’ trio has found an easy way...
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Experts question merits of European renewable energy ‘go-to areas’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 14:19
The EU is asking member states to identify specific zones for the deployment of renewable energies. But in France, where urban development law complicates administrative procedures, the advantages of these "go-to areas" have been challenged.
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Democratic EU Standards and the Global View on Safe Web Browsing [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 14:00
The revision of the eIDAS Regulation initiated a discussion about who sets standards for safe web browsing via Qualified Website Authentication Certificates. Dr. Kim Nguyen, Managing Director of D-Trust (a company of the Bundesdruckerei Group), explains why European digital sovereignty...
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Stricter rules for Russian visa applicants could be enforced already next week

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 13:30
New hurdles for Russian travellers seeking EU entry visas could take effect as soon as next week, with the European Commission saying on Tuesday (6 September) that they expect to win quick approval from member states.
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Macron adamant no need for MidCat gas pipeline

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 12:44
French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed he would not relaunch the MidCat gas interconnection project between France and Spain, but he hinted he could be open to persuasion. 
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Irish watchdog slams Instagram with €405m fine for violating child privacy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 11:51
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) issued a €405 million fine to the social media platform Instagram for breaching EU data protection rules concerning the privacy of minors.
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LIVE NOW – Accelerating energy independence and emission reductions: The role of advanced biofuels in transport

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-09-06 10:30
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss the role of low-carbon liquid fuels and especially advanced biofuels in the energy transition.
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