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Austrians asked to take heatwave seriously

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-07-19 05:08
Austrian Health Minister Johannes Rauch has called on citizens to take the heatwave seriously as the country faces temperatures consistently above 30°C. While less hard-hit by the current heatwave rolling across Europe than countries like the United Kingdom, Austria will...
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Scholz warns of return to fossil energy as prices surge

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-07-19 05:07
German chancellor Olaf Scholz warned of a return to fossil energy and urged policymakers across the globe not to forget the looming climate crisis as more and more countries switch back to coal due to rising energy prices. “What must...
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Sidelining of spy chief spotlights Ukraine’s battle to purge Russian agents

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-07-19 04:59
The sidelining of Ukraine's domestic spy chief on Sunday (17 July) laid bare Kyiv's battle far from the frontlines to purge its powerful security agencies of collaborators and Russian agents.
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Mayor: Landmark investment to give Athens ‘green breath’, new tourists

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-07-19 04:55
An €8 billion investment project touted as Europe’s largest coastal park is expected to create a “smart” city within Greece’s capital and offer a much-needed green push, the mayor of Ellinikon, the site of the project, told EURACTIV Greece in an interview.
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Russian independent TV Rain announces relaunch from abroad

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-07-19 04:34
The liberal-leaning Russian independent TV station Dozhd (TV Rain) resumed broadcasting on Monday evening (18 July) from abroad after being forced to shut its Moscow studio following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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EXPLAINER: Next steps for Albania, North Macedonia as EU agrees to start accession talks

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-07-19 04:30
After Skopje resolved a long-running dispute with its neighbour Bulgaria, Albania and North Macedonia on Monday (18 July) received the green light to start accession talks that could ultimately lead to EU membership. EURACTIV looks at the next steps both...
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‘Deep state’ may try to reverse Brexit, warns Johnson

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-07-19 03:58
Outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now set to see out seven more weeks in office after winning a confidence vote on Monday during which he vigorously defended his government’s record and hinted that the so-called ‘deep state’ might try to reverse Brexit. 
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Severe drought could cancel out gains in EU food production

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 17:26
Just under half of EU territory is at risk of severe and prolonged drought, according to a new European Commission report amid warnings this unprecedented heatwave may negate gains in food production supposed to help plug the gap left by the Ukraine war. 
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Moldova gets temporary trade liberalisation with the EU for seven foodstuffs

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 16:43
EU ministers gave the final go-ahead to the regulation allowing Moldova to at least double their exports to the EU of tomatoes, garlic, table grapes, apples, cherries, plums, and grape juice for a period of one year, without any duties.
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EU ready to revive closer ties with Israel after decade of standstill

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 16:39
Joint talks between the EU and Israel could resume for the first time in a decade before November, EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell confirmed on Monday (18 July).
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Feta claim crumbles, glyphosate renewal & olive oil fraud

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 14:48
This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team discusses the long-awaited outcome of the European Court of Justice’s ruling on feta cheese, which sets a precedent for the protection of geographical indications outside the EU’s borders, and we take a look at the...
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The Brief – Zero gas from Russia?

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 14:20
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is in Baku today where she will seek more natural gas from Azerbaijan.
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EU environment chief: Healthy ecosystems key to food security as climate heats up

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 14:00
Creating healthy and sustainable ecosystems in Europe is key to ensuring food security, as heatwaves worsen and Russia blocks grain exports out of Ukraine, the environment commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.
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Russian gas supplies to EU drop via all routes, except TurkStream

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 13:52
Russian gas supplies have dropped via major routes, including via Ukraine and Belarus and through Nord Stream 1 under the Baltic Sea. The only route unaffected brings gas to Russia's  European friends – Serbia and Hungary.
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EU insists Russia sanctions work, but bloc needs ‘postwar strategy’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 13:00
As the EU prepares to impose another round of punitive measures on Russia over Ukraine, the bloc's foreign ministers insisted on Monday (18 July) that the previous six rounds of sanctions have been effective.
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EU secures over 54,000 additional vaccine doses against monkeypox

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 12:49
As monkeypox cases in the EU almost double in a week, the European Commission's Health Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) secured over 54,000 additional vaccine doses against the virus.
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UK lays out regulatory model for Artificial Intelligence

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 12:10
The UK is setting the stage for its future Artificial Intelligence (AI) regulatory model. Much like the EU, it suggests adopting a risk-based approach but will differ from the bloc by entrusting enforcement to a panel of regulators.
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AI Act: Czech Presidency pushes narrower AI definition, shorter high-risk list

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 11:25
The Czech Presidency of the EU Council pitched a narrower definition of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a revised and shortened list of high-risk systems, a stronger role for the AI Board and reworded national security exemption.
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Ensuring Global Food Security: What China Says and Does [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 10:00
Hit by intense heat, it is reported that some European countries will see their soft-wheat output drop by 7%, lower than their five-year average, another bad news for the already strained global food supply.
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ECB fine-tunes new crisis tool against ‘fragmentation’

EURACTIV News - Mon, 2022-07-18 08:45
As the European Central Bank prepares to raise interest rates for the first time since 2011, policymakers hope to limit "fragmentation" in the eurozone, where borrowing costs faced by different members begin to diverge.
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