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EU governments call on online platform to scale up fact-checking efforts

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 18:51
EU telecoms ministers have urged digital companies to ensure their anti-disinformation capacity is adequate in Central Eastern Europe, a primary target of Russian hybrid warfare.
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Ukraine disinformation years in the making, say lawmakers

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 17:52
The groundwork for disinformation linked to the war in Ukraine has been being laid for years, lawmakers said in a Parliamentary debate today on a report on malicious foreign interference.
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Swedish PM rejects opposition calls to consider joining NATO

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 17:51
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson on Tuesday (9 March) rejected opposition calls to consider joining NATO following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, saying an application now would destabilise security in Europe.
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Germany rules out prolonging its nuclear power plants

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 16:09
Berlin has ruled out an extension for the runtime of its nuclear fleet, in spite of concerns over the energy supply following threats to stop supplying gas to Germany and the calls for an embargo on Russian energy commodities.
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Russia legalises intellectual property piracy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 16:01
The Russian government decided on Monday (7 March) that intellectual property rights should not be paid to patent holders from "unfriendly countries", which include, among others, all the 27 members of the EU.
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The Brief – Should we give the word to those who would take it from us?

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 15:50
Last week, the EU banned Russia Today and Sputnik for promoting blatant war propaganda from the Kremlin related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Such an unprecedented step raised questions of legitimacy.
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Israel in balancing act to keep its airlines flying to Russia

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 15:10
Israel was poised Tuesday (8 March) to extend financial guarantees for its airlines to fly into Russia, raising criticism in Kyiv as most Western airlines boycott Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. A source in Israel’s finance ministry who spoke...
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EU Care Atlas: a new interactive data map showing how care deficits impact the gender earnings gap in the EU [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 15:00
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) launch the EU Care Atlas, a new interactive data map to help uncover what the statistics are often hiding: how care deficits directly feed into the gender...
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Timmermans cautions against relaxing Green deal goals for sake of food security

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 14:59
Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans stood up for the Green Deal objectives in the EU's farming policy despite the calls of prioritising food security aspects in the wake of supply disruptions caused by the Ukraine war.
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The cost of war is being felt at the petrol pump

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 14:43
It seems vulgar to talk economics given the brutal reality of war being waged in the eastern part of this continent, but rising fuel prices have major consequences for Europe.
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French regulator calls on court to block five pornographic websites

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 14:37
The French audiovisual regulator has filed a suit demanding the blocking of five pornographic websites, which have been on notice since mid-December for failing to ensure that their content is not accessible to minors. EURACTIV France reports.
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For how long will flying less remain the best way to reduce aviation’s climate impact?

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 14:36
While technological solutions may cut aviation emissions in the future, flying less is the best option to reduce our climate impact now, writes Andrew Murphy.
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UK faces hefty EU fine over Chinese import fraud

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 14:17
The UK faces a hefty fine for underreporting customs duties applied to Chinese footwear imports when it was still in the EU, according to a judgement on Tuesday by the European Court of Justice.
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Is Ukraine’s future in Europe?

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 13:04
The European Union should simultaneously declare that it considers Ukraine a European state eligible for membership and recommit to liberal democratic values as the foundation of European integration, writes Daniel C. Thomas.
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“We want to build an organisation in which everyone feels empowered”– ACI EUROPE Interview [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 11:00
ACI EUROPE, the trade association representing Europe’s airports, invited Christel Vandenhouten, Head of Sustainable Development at Brussels Airport to an exclusive interview to discuss sustainability
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Discrepancy in British and Irish used cooking oil imports raises biofuel fraud concerns

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 09:42
A new analysis suggests more Malaysian used cooking oil was exported to Britain and Ireland than was collected in the country, raising fears that banned substances are being fraudulently passed off as the in-demand biofuel feedstock.
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Russia adopts list of ‘enemy’ countries to which it will pay its debts in rubles

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 09:38
Russia adopted a list of “enemy countries” in which the whole of the EU is included. The first sanctions against the “enemy countries” announced was that Russian counterparts would settle their debts with them only in rubles.
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EESC: initiating CoFoE recommendations screening process is crucial

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 08:25
A “dashboard” to follow-up citizens' recommendations must be created, so the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) does not fail its goal of including citizens in EU policymaking, Christa Scweng told EURACTIV.
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LEAK: EU leaders to consider phasing out Russian fossil fuels

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 08:00
EU heads of states and government will consider ways to “phase out our dependency on Russian gas, oil and coal imports” at an informal meeting later this week, according to leaked draft summit conclusions seen by EURACTIV.
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Ukraine war on the brink of sparking world energy conflict

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-03-08 07:07
Fears of an energy war between Russia and the West grew on Tuesday after the United States pushed its allies to ban Russian oil imports as punishment for Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, where talks on humanitarian corridors made little progress.
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