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The Brief, powered by ENTSO-E — Who fears the European Commission?

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 15:46
This week saw significant progress in Brussels’ attempt to regulate the internet economy, as the landmark proposals for the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA) advanced in their legislative processes. Surprisingly, with very little noise from the 'Big Tech'.
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Social media platforms accused of contributing to crisis at Poland-Belarus border

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 15:38
Facebook has found itself in the spotlight for allegedly providing a “key coordination hub” for human smugglers enticing people to the Poland-Belarus border, creating an increasingly dangerous situation for those trapped in the area, according to research and media reports.
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Connecting the Dots – a video series presented by MedTech Europe [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 15:00
Medical science has improved rapidly, raising life expectancies around the world. But as longevity increases, so too does the demand on healthcare services with rising costs and an overstretched workforce struggling to meet its patients’ needs.
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German nuclear power shutdown will not lead to power shortage: report

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 14:42
The shutdown of Germany’s last nuclear power plants will not cause supply shortages, according to calculations by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), CLEW reported. 
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France orders removal of e-commerce giant Wish over safety concerns

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 14:30
The French government ordered on Wednesday (24 November) search engines and app stores to delist US e-commerce giant Wish on the grounds that the online retail platform was "flouting product safety regulations". EURACTIV France reports.
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Media exception ruled out in DSA negotiations, but could return

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 14:03
An attempt to exempt the media from new content moderation rules has been ruled out following opposition from all major political groups, but the battle is not over.
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COVID-19: EU disease centre calls for public health measures to be ’applied urgently’

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 13:50
The EU's disease centre, the ECDC, recommended on Wednesdays (24 November) applying sanitary measures immediately and pursuing efforts in vaccinating EU citizens to avoid a “very high COVID-19 burden“.
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EU enlargement chief in Bosnia in effort to keep crisis from boiling over

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 13:39
European Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi travels to Bosnia and Herzegovina on Wednesday and Thursday (24-25 November) in an effort to defuse the ongoing political crisis in the country that is once again cracking along ethnic lines after a bloody 1992-95 war.
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NEWBIE on the block: How support networks can encourage farming debutants

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 12:45
The lack of young farmers remains a major challenge for the agrifood world. EURACTIV takes a look at a new project exploring how newcomers can be supported in establishing resilient and sustainable farm businesses across Europe.
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Let’s make the Conference too big to ignore [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 11:00
Europeans must mobilise in demanding a better EU as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE). However, a more united and democratic Union is not in everyone’s interest, and some political actors are consistently striving to make the consultation process meaningless.
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The Green Brief: The future of gas

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 07:57
Europe's love affair with gas started around the North Sea in the 1950s with discoveries in the UK and the Netherlands. This is also where the industry’s future lies.
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A new republic is born: Barbados celebrates ditching Britain’s queen

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 07:01
Barbados, a former British colony, will next week ditch Queen Elizabeth as head of state, breaking its last remaining imperial bonds with Britain nearly 400 years since the first English ship arrived at the Caribbean island. Barbados casts the removal...
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Europe’s social climate fund too small to make a difference, critics say

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 07:00
The European Commission proposed a "social climate fund" to protect vulnerable people from changes brought by the energy transition. Still, it is not fit for purpose, according to researchers and policymakers in the European Parliament.
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Moscow says US rehearsed nuclear strike against Russia this month

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:42
Russia's defence minister on Tuesday (23 November) accused US bombers of rehearsing a nuclear strike on Russia from two different directions earlier this month and complained that the planes had come within 20 km (12.4 miles) of the Russian border.
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France denies talks to buy Israeli Pegasus spyware

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:36
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria and North Macedonia showing unity after the tragic bus accident that claimed 46 lives, Iranian special services increasing their activities in Europe in the past years, and so much more.
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Living wages hang in the balance as MEPs try to derail Directive

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:30
The European Parliament is set to adopt a text that would be a huge step towards delivering a living wage to millions across the EU – but the directive’s future is now in question as a group of Nordic MEPs try to stop it in its tracks, writes Alva Finn.
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Central Asia will not be involved in human trafficking to Belarus, Borrell says

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:30
The reach out by the EU in Central Asia on preventing human trafficking into Belarus has been 'fruitful' in the region, EU officials told reporters in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Wednesday (24 November).
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Social Democrat leader Magdalena Andersson looks set to be new Swedish PM

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:29
Social Democrat party leader Magdalena Andersson looks set to become Sweden's first female prime minister after the government and the Left Party reached a deal that will see the former communists back her in a confirmation vote in parliament.
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Lockdown on the horizon for Slovakia after president’s emotional appeal

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:26
Slovak president Zuzana Čaputová urged the ruling coalition to quickly pass a measure to impose a total lockdown in an impassioned plea after visiting a COVID-19 hospital ward in Bratislava on Tuesday. “We need to stop spreading conspiracy theories about...
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Democracy in Albania took massive hit in five years

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 06:23
Democracy in Albania has been significantly weakened over the last five years, seeing it rank poorly across several vectors according to the Global State of Democracy Index. Albania scored a historic low in impartial administration, with just 0.37 out of a possible 1.0....
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