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The Brief — A toothless German response to the US Inflation Reduction Act?

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 15:20
Yesterday’s speech by German Economy Minister Robert Habeck gave the impression of an almost paradigmatic shift in German economic thinking. In response to Washington’s Inflation Reduction Act and surging energy prices, Habeck outlined an eight-point plan to save the EU...
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Bosnia coalition agreement removes another hurdle on shaky EU path

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 14:10
A dozen parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina's Bosniak-Croat Federation have signed a coalition agreement following a general election in October, paving the way for the government to start work and meeting one of the conditions for bringing the country closer to getting EU candidate status in December.
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Commission recommends EU funds for Hungary remain frozen

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 13:25
While recommending the freezing of EU funds under the rule of law conditionality mechanism, the European Commission gave a formal green light to Hungary’s recovery plan. However, the disbursement of the recovery money would be linked to 27 ‘supermilestones’.
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Citizens’ assemblies can build trust in politics, but need follow-up, youth say

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 13:22
Participatory exercises involving young Europeans can help them better understand democratic processes, but there are palpable worries that the intergenerational divide and the lack of real follow-up can limit their impact, according to young people who took part in such events.
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EU carbon market reform ‘progressing at snail’s pace’ ahead of final talks

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 13:22
Negotiations to reform the EU's Emission Trading Scheme (ETS), which prices CO2 pollution from the power sector and industry, are currently stuck ahead of a final round of talks scheduled on 16 December.
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Big Tech ramps up pressure to curb political ads regulation

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 13:01
As the proposed Political Advertising regulation is soon due to be voted on in two critical committees of the European Parliament, lobbying efforts are underway to narrow the text’s scope. 
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In world first, EU legislators agree to price shipping emissions

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 12:15
EU legislators agreed to include maritime transport within the EU's emission trading scheme (ETS) during talks that lasted until late Tuesday evening (29 November), a move that will force ship operators to pay for their carbon emissions for the first time.
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Trafficking and sexual exploitation of Ukrainian refugees on the rise

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 12:13
Trafficking and sexual and labour exploitation of Ukrainian refugees is on the rise, EU lawmakers, NGOs and civil society warned during talks in the European Parliament on Tuesday (29 November).
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Austria loses EU court case against Hungarian nuclear power plant

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 11:27
The European General Court has dismissed a 2018 case brought by the Austrian government against the European Commission over a new Hungarian nuclear power plant, Paks II, financed by Budapest and Russia.
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CPK start designing the first section of the new HSR railway line in Poland [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 11:00
Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK) has signed contracts for the design of the railway line, which is the first element of the new railway network and at the same time the first section of the first high-speed railway line in Poland. The contractors were selected under the largest framework contract for this type of service in Europe.
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EU seeks special court to try Russia’s war crimes in Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 10:15
The European Commission unveiled plans on Wednesday (30 November) for setting up a specialised court, backed by the United Nations, to investigate and prosecute possible war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine. “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has brought death, devastation...
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EU proposes options to seize frozen Russian assets, but legal concerns remain

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 10:06
The European Commission on Wednesday (30 November) laid out legal options for the confiscation of Russian state and private assets to be used for funding Ukraine's reconstruction.
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Bioenergy chief: Still stuck to ‘food vs fuel’ debate, EU is missing global biofuel trend

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-11-30 09:57
Countries around the world such as Brazil or India are scaling up the production of biofuels to decarbonise transport, while the EU is still stuck in the “food versus fuel” debate, the executive director of the World Bioenergy Association told EURACTIV in an interview.
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