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For a real ban on electricity disconnections

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 14:44
New provisions in the EU's electricity market rules call on EU governments to ensure vulnerable households are protected from disconnections, but does not explicitly ban them, notes Sarah Coupechoux. Alternative solutions exist, such as deferred payments, social tariffs or reduced power deliveries via smart meters, she writes.
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Small companies are Europe’s ‘hidden champions’, digital SME alliance chief says

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 14:44
Smaller technology companies are Europe’s “hidden champions” that need to be connected to develop alternative solutions to the big tech companies, Secretary General of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance Sebastiano Toffaletti told Euractiv. For Toffaletti, there is a misconception that...
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Hydrogen emissions – What implications for the green transition?

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 14:00
The European Union has placed hydrogen at the forefront of its ambitious climate neutrality goals. The EU aims to harness the potential of hydrogen in various sectors, such as industry, transport, and energy production, to help achieve its target of...
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TikTok’s CEO updates EU leaders on safety and security progress [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 13:00
TikTok CEO Shou Chew met with President Macron, German Ministers and EU Commissioners to update them on TikTok's work and investment in safety and security, including Project Clover, TikTok's industry-leading initiative which will set new standards in European data security.
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Spain’s Pedro Sánchez reappointed Prime Minister

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 12:43
The leader of the Spanish Socialist Party, Pedro Sánchez, was sworn in as Spain's new prime minister on Thursday with a majority of 179 votes, including backing from Catalan and Basque separatist parties.
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UK’s Cameron meets Zelenskyy in Kyiv on first trip abroad as foreign minister

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 12:10
Britain's Foreign Secretary David Cameron travelled to wartime Kyiv and met President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for talks on his first working trip abroad, the Ukrainian leader said on Thursday (16 November).
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EU institutions finalise rulebook for travel tech platforms

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 11:43
EU lawmakers reached a deal in the early hours of Thursday (16 November) to regulate data-sharing of short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, and Expedia.
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Debt rules will affect the most vulnerable, EU trade union chief warns

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 11:37
The new EU rules for national debts and deficits will limit member states' ability to act on climate change in a socially fair manner, the secretary general of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Esther Lynch, told Euractiv in an interview, warning against a return of austerity across the bloc.
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Western investors spooked as Moscow mulls plans to steal their business

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 11:27
Western investors in Russian companies are bracing for a new presidential decree under consideration in Moscow which they fear could force them to sell their shareholdings to the Russian government at big discounts.
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EU’s billion-euro bet on fish farming has not paid off, EU auditors warn

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 11:26
The bloc's investment, worth more than €1 billion in EU funds over seven years, has failed to deliver “tangible results” in the aquaculture sector, according to the European Court of Auditors (ECA).
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Cloud security empowers governments and safeguards citizens [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 11:00
This series from Amazon Web Services (AWS) focuses on guiding public sector organisations through successful digital transformation processes, and is based on key findings from the AWS Institute. Part 4 explores how hyperscale cloud platforms provide superior security to on-premises alternatives, and how leveraging cloud technology enables public sector organisations to better protect citizens’ data.  
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Health consequences of the climate crisis needs more focus in policy-making

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 10:28
Climate inaction and the dire health consequences that follow need a health-centred response, shows a new Lancet Countdown report. Despite an increase of EU policies on health as well as climate, there are calls to link the two even further.
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Germans not convinced on benefits of data economy

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 09:05
Two months ago, the German government set the course with a new strategy to utilise data more effectively. However, recent surveys have shown that both the public and businesses lack trust in the use of digital data.
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Russian oil tankers not targeted in EU sanctions proposal: diplomats

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 07:55
Russian oil tankers are not targeted in the European Commission's proposal for tightening the implementation of a price cap on the country's crude oil, EU diplomats said on Wednesday (15 November).
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Moscow blames the West after Armenia skips Russia-led defense summit  

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 07:21
Russia said on Wednesday (15 November) that Armenian Prime Minister's Nikol Pashinyan's decision to stay away from a summit of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) was the latest anti-Russian move by Armenia orchestrated by the West.
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Poorer EU regions look to citizens to finance the green transition

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 07:15
Deprived EU regions are looking at innovative solutions like crowdfunding and citizen-led energy communities to finance the transition to a net-zero economy.
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Germany can screen asylum claims abroad despite Rwanda ruling, lawmakers insist

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 07:14
UNHCR-supervised asylum procedures abroad could provide a workaround for human rights concerns raised by the Supreme Court, the FDP, a junior partner in Germany’s coalition government, said on Wednesday (15 November). On Wednesday, the UK’s highest court ruled that a...
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Facing asylum seeker surge from Russia, Finland mulls curbing access

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 07:07
Further groups of asylum seekers arrived on Wednesday (15 November) at Finland's southeastern border via Russia, part of a sudden surge that the president said appeared to be Russian revenge for his country's defence cooperation with the United States.
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NATO picks Boeing for next AWACS reconnaissance jets fleet

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 07:00
The aviation giant Boeing won the call to provide the military alliance with a new fleet of the military's alliance jets, NATO announced on Wednesday (15 November).
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Israeli troops deepen search at main Gaza hospital for evidence of Hamas

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-11-16 06:50
Israel said its forces were operating in and around Gaza's biggest hospital, a chief objective in its campaign to destroy Palestinian Hamas militants that the army says stored weapons and ran a command centre in tunnels beneath the buildings.
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