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European think tank calls for mandatory EU alcohol health labelling

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 09:38
Health warnings on alcohol should be made mandatory across the European Union, according to a recent report by the European Policy Centre, a think tank that praised the European Commission for giving the green light to Ireland's plans in this direction.
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China urges EU to ensure new carbon tariff complies with WTO rules

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 09:20
The European Union should ensure its plans to impose 20% to 35% tariffs on imports of high-carbon goods like steel, iron ore and cement comply with World Trade Organisation rules, China said on Thursday (14 September), and not overstep agreed global green trade policies.
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France readies to integrate EU climate targets into its energy strategy

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 09:19
Paris will incorporate EU climate targets in its upcoming environmental and energy planning laws, Energy Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher's entourage said this week, playing down delays in submitting France's updated National Energy and Climate Plan to Brussels.
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German MPs back potential Schrems III, EU Parliament wants to abolish extra fees for intra-EU calls

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 09:12
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. 
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Report: Europe far from reaching global HIV targets

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 09:00
Europe still has a long road ahead in its fight against HIV, according to a new report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which identifies key targets such as prevention, testing, and ending discrimination. The United...
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EU parliament backs plans to secure raw materials supply

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 08:05
The European Parliament approved plans to secure the EU its own supply of critical raw materials Thursday (14 September), as Brussels seeks to reduce its dependence on China for key minerals needed for green and digital technologies.
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ECB hikes key rate to record high, defying calls for pause

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 06:33
The European Central Bank hiked a key interest rate to a record high Thursday (14 September) as it battles soaring inflation, defying calls for a pause to take pressure off the faltering eurozone economy.
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Going it alone: Berlin’s own attempt to reform power market flounders

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 06:14
As the EU’s power market reform heads for the finishing line, Germany’s simultaneous process is floundering amid government reluctance to move on politically sensitive topics.
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Germany gears up to avert winter drug shortages

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 06:00
Amid warnings of potential shortages for key medicines this winter, German health minister Karl Lauterbach presented a five-step plan and reassured the public that the country is “much better prepared” than one year ago.
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GDPR – a free flight zone?

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:35
With Raffaele Zallone, expert on data privacy law, IT contracts, ecommerce, and Internet law and regulation and Thomas Duhr, vice-president of the German Digital Economy Association (BVDW), we discussed the effectiveness of the GDPR enforcement on national level and how...
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Respiratory diseases patients particularly affected by climate change

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:30
Climate change is a global challenge and a problem for all, “but it's true that patients with respiratory diseases are particularly affected," the vice president of the European Federation of Allergy and Respiratory Diseases Patients Association (EFA) told Euractiv.
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EU countries to slow Spain´s new official languages bid

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:21
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Dutch planning to donate DNA kits to Ukraine in a bid to identify kidnapped children, the French government siding with the EU Commission on wolf protection status review, and so much more.
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Ukraine makes last-minute push for European Commission to lift grain restrictions as deadline looms

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:15
With Poland and other European countries threatening unilateral measures, Ukraine made an 11th-hour appeal to Brussels as a ban on Ukrainian grain imports in five eastern EU countries is set to expire on Friday (15 September). “Ukraine expects the European...
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Britain, France, Germany to retain ballistic, nuclear sanctions on Iran

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:13
Britain, France and Germany said on Thursday (14 September) they would retain ballistic missile and nuclear proliferation-related sanctions on Iran that were set to expire in October under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a step that could provoke Iranian retaliation.
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Albanian draft gambling law divides ruling party, opposition equally

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:11
Attempts by the Albanian government to reintroduce online gambling have been met with resistance from members of its own ruling Socialist Party and the opposition Democratic Party. Albania banned all forms of online and offline gambling in 2019 except for...
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Russophiles from around the world gather in Bulgaria

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:11
Russophiles from around the world will gather for the first international Russophile Forum near the Bulgarian town of Kalofer, despite Russia declaring Bulgaria an enemy state as it continues to wage war in Ukraine. Organisers of the event include two...
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‘Job done’: MEPs react to Parliament vote on electricity market reform

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:11
Lawmakers in the European Parliament agreed their negotiating position on Thursday (14 September)  to reform the EU's electricity market in an attempt to avoid a repetition of the soaring prices witnessed in 2021 and 2022.
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Dutch to donate DNA kits to Ukraine in bid to identify kidnapped children

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:07
The Netherlands will donate DNA test kits to Ukraine in order to aid the country in identifying children kidnapped by Russia, outgoing Foreign Minister Hanke Bruins Slot (CDA/EPP) announced on Thursday. Bruins Slot met up with Ukrainian Human Rights Ombudsman...
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What Belgium’s EU Council presidency should focus on: report

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:07
Belgium should use its upcoming Council Presidency to focus on policy coherence for key areas such as development, trade, and migration, according to the 2023 Belgian development cooperation report, which was published by CNCD-11.11.11 – an NGO – which was...
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Fifteen years after Lehman, finance must serve society

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2023-09-15 05:01
The financial system must be regulated on terms set by citizens, not the financial lobby, argues Benoît Lallemand.
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