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EU Lawmaker: Qatargate damaged European Parliament’s reputation

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 11:30
The Qatargate scandal has damaged the reputation and credibility of Europe's house of democracy as it is the only EU institution where members are elected by citizens, Swedish Member of European Parliament (MEP) Abir al-Sahlani told EURACTIV in an interview.
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EU steps up disinformation fight as threats to staff abroad rise

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 11:15
The EU will launch a new platform to counter disinformation campaigns by Russia and China, the bloc's chief diplomat Josep Borrell said on Tuesday (7 February), as EU delegations and missions abroad are increasingly becoming a target.
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MEPs advance on AI conformity assessment for high-risk uses

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 11:14
*This article was updated to specify the scope of the conformity assessment procedure. The EU lawmakers leading on the AI Act have circulated revised compromise amendments on how AI systems that could pose significant risks should comply with the regulation’s...
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Italy expands Europe’s first solar ‘gigafactory’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 11:07
Italy's energy utility Enel inaugurated its expanded 3Sun solar panel manufacturing facility in Sicily, making it the biggest factory in Europe, officials said.
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A Missed Opportunity? Why the European Union must Value Ingredients in Reducing Laundry’s Carbon Footprint [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 11:00
Science-based cooperation between legislators and industry will benefit consumers and the environment.
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Study: Organic farming saves billions but yields not up to par

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 09:26
Organic farming could save countries billions in environmental and climate costs, a German long-term study found. However, the picture is soured by organic yields still trailing significantly behind those of conventional agriculture.
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US senators question Zuckerberg on Chinese, Russian access to user data

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 07:18
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio wrote to Facebook parent Meta Platforms on 6 February about documents that show developers in China and Russia had access to user data that could be used for espionage.
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US failed to detect past Chinese spy balloons, Air Force general says

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:57
A senior US general responsible for bringing down a Chinese spy balloon said on 6 February the military had not detected previous spy balloons before the one that appeared on 28 January over the United States.
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Ukraine withdraws 19 million Russian, Soviet-era books from libraries

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:38
Ukraine had withdrawn from its libraries about 19 million copies of books by last November that came either from the Soviet era or were in Russian, a senior lawmaker said on Monday (6 February).
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‘Not an exercise’: Sweden deploys Patriots in strategic port

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:27
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about Bulgaria being at risk of being without fighter jets for two years, Austria defending Russia's participation at the upcoming OSCE assembly meeting in Vienna, and so much more.
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Zelenskyy’s presence at EU summit remains unconfirmed

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:22
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been invited to take part in a summit of European Union leaders, the EU said on Monday (6 February), amid reports he could be in Brussels as soon as this week.
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Greece, Albania, Kosovo send rescue teams to earthquake-shaken Turkey

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:21
The governments of Greece, Albania, and Kosovo have reacted with shock to the series of powerful earthquakes that shook Turkey on Sunday and Monday, pledging on-the-ground assistance and aid. A 7.8 and 7.5 earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria...
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Bulgaria at risk of being without fighter jets for two years

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:19
Bulgaria is at risk of being without combat aviation for the next two years as maintenance of its outdated MiG29 fighters will not be completed before it receives its first F-16s from the US. By the end of this year,...
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Czech PM against participation of Russia, Belarus in 2024 Olympics

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:17
The 2024 Paris Olympics should not allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said after the International Olympic Committee said it is keen to include them as neutral contestants. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) caused...
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Poland relocates its Patriot missiles to Warsaw

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:16
Poland has moved its Patriot surface-to-air missile systems to a military airfield in western Warsaw where they will remain for the time being as part of the training of Polish troops, according to Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak. Poland’s purchase of...
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Spanish coalition clashes over controversial sexual assault law

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:12
Tensions in Spain’s left-wing coalition have opened up with just four months to go before the municipal elections as the two coalition parties disagree on a bill which, if approved by parliament, would seriously change the way the law punishes...
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Portugal’s authorities to blame for lack of decent housing, says NGO chief

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:10
Central and local authorities are to be blamed for the lack of a decent housing policy, the president of Portugal’s Immigrant Solidarity Association, Timóteo Macedo, told Lusa, pointing to the long-standing and unaddressed issue of overcrowding in homes. Macedo spoke...
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Dutch present priority areas for EU critical raw material strategy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:01
Ahead of a Commission proposal due in March, the Dutch laid out five priority areas for a “coherent” EU critical raw material strategy to ensure the transition to a green economy and decrease dependence on China. For the European Union...
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BSEF Infographic [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:00
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Brominated Flame Retardants protect what is essential [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-02-07 06:00
Today, with ever-more technological advancements and highly flammable materials like plastics surrounding us, Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) are needed more than ever to protect us from the risks of fire.
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