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Far-right Zemmour makes Le Pen look normal

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-12-01 05:28
After several months of artificial suspense, radical right Eric Zemmour officially entered the 2022 French presidential election race to “save” the country on Tuesday (30 November). His rhetoric makes Marine Le Pen look normal, a political analyst told EURACTIV France....
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Africa’s revenge to West’s greed

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-12-01 05:28
Northern and Eastern Europe are currently in the grips of the fourth COVID-19 wave, and governments are resorting to harsher measures to encourage the uptake of vaccinations. We were praying for a vaccine just under two years ago, but today,...
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Genetic resources strategy unveiled

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-12-01 05:20
A genetic resources strategy for Europe was presented in Brussels on Tuesday (30 November) as part of Slovenia's EU presidency.
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Eastern neighbours trio make rounds in Brussels before summit

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 18:55
Prime ministers of the self-designated trio of the EU's Eastern neighbours hoping to one day join the bloc came to Brussels on Tuesday (30 November) in an effort to chart a way forward for their cooperation.
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Health Brief, powered by European Diabetes Forum: The parallel (pharma) universe

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 16:13
A ruling by the EU's top court last week reopened a portal to the mysterious world of parallel trade in drugs.
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The Brief, powered by ELF — Nobody is safe until EU stops being hypocritical on vaccines

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 15:45
The mantra of EU officials that “nobody is safe until everybody is safe” is meaningless as long as the EU does not do enough to get vaccines to everybody. South Africa is the most recent victim of this hypocrisy.
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UK watchdog orders Facebook owner Meta to sell Giphy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 14:45
Facebook owner Meta has been told by the UK competition watchdog to sell popular animated images platform Giphy in Britain’s first such move against so-called Big Tech in its efforts to bolster regulation of the sector. The Competition and Markets...
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EU to start measuring ‘embodied’ carbon emissions from buildings

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 14:00
The European Commission is considering a new EU-wide requirement to measure the carbon emissions associated with construction materials throughout their whole lifecycle but is expected to stop short of regulating for now.
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Near-total ban on lead ammunition: at what price for workers and companies? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 13:53
The impact of the near-total ban on lead ammunition will be severe for both industry and society: up to €4 billion and over 16,000 jobs could be lost, with associated public assistance costs totaling €1.4 billion in the EEA.
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Research centres act as ‘matchmakers’ to modernise Spanish agriculture

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 13:50
From matching farms with tech start-ups to pairing vegetable producers with school canteens and families, new EU research programmes are playing matchmaker to spur innovation and reinforce agriculture modernisation in Spain. EFE Agro reports. 
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Trade secrets don’t trump our rights

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 13:41
Europe’s sophisticated draft legislation – the Digital Services Act (DSA) – could finally change the asymmetry of power and information between Big Tech and citizens by enabling data access for regulators and vetted researchers to look ‘under the hood.’  Sarah...
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German Greens’ pick for agri minister is a prominent pragmatist, but farming newbie

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 13:37
Germany’s designated agriculture minister, Cem Özdemir, has no previous experience to show in the field. But, as long-term Green party chief, he says he has learned how to “build bridges”, and as a former MEP, he is no stranger to European politics.
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LIVE NOW – How can SMEs thrive post-pandemic in a digitalised world?

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 13:30
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss how the voice of SMEs can be elevated and how the role of digital tools can be further enhanced to help drive the recovery of European SMEs. Questions to be discussed include:
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How new, binding EU transparency standards for political advertising could be even higher

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 13:21
The European Commission’s draft law on political advertising aims to create binding transparency standards and includes a ban on targeting. This ban, however, has big loopholes that need to be addressed.
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US, NATO warn Russia over new aggression in Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 12:30
Russia will pay a high price for any new military aggression against Ukraine, NATO and the US warned on Tuesday (30 November) as alliance foreign ministers meet for a two-day meeting in Latvia's capital Riga to discuss Moscow's intentions for assembled troops on the border.
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EPP chief: Greens in new ‘pro-Europe’ coalition could find EU reforms problematic

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 12:04
Germany's new three-party government will have to back key EU reforms even if these do not align with its values. According to EPP chairman Manfred Weber, the issue of arms exports, in particular, will likely be controversial. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Near-total ban on lead ammunition: at what price for workers and companies? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 11:00
The impact of the near-total ban on lead ammunition will be severe for both industry and society: up to €4 billion and over 16,000 jobs could be lost, with associated public assistance costs totalling €1.4 billion in the EEA.
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‘The EU’, too, was once a utopia

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 10:58
Unfortunately, the European Commission under Ursula von der Leyen, as under her predecessor Jean-Claude Juncker, has failed to reach the people of the European Union.
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Overpromising and underdelivering on EU transport infrastructure

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 10:08
When it comes to overpromising and underdelivering, EU politicians are no exception. A new report by the European Court of Auditors found that the EU’s strategic transport objectives are "overly ambitious and not always matched by real results".
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DSA: Re-establishing trust in the internet society

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2021-11-30 08:52
The Digital Services Act (DSA) is a horizontal legislative proposal to regulate the digital ecosystem at large. By safeguarding the rights of internet users, this new legislative framework will play a key role in rebuilding trust in the internet society....
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