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Challenges persist in EU’s ‘blue energy’ push, auditors find

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 12:14
Despite some progress, more work is needed in the development of offshore renewable energies to achieve Europe’s ambitious 'blue' coastal economy targets, a report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) found.
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EU left urges for unity in Greece’s Syriza after elections

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 10:45
Greece’s main opposition force, Syriza, must remain united after the internal elections on Sunday (24 September) to be able to “take down” conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, an official of the EU Left told Euractiv amid growing internal tensions in the leftist Greek party.
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EU-China Digital Dialogue seeks common ground on tech and data

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 10:25
Platforms and data regulation, AI research and innovation, cross-border flows of industrial data and the safety of online products were at the heart of the European Commission's High-level Digital Dialogue with China, held in Beijing on Monday (18 September).
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Low emissions refrigerant options should be excluded from F-gas bans [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 10:00
Radical action is undoubtedly required to combat climate change and reach the EU’s ambitious REPowerEU targets. But radical action which creates significant unintended consequences for businesses, consumers as well as the EU’s overall sustainability ambitions, is clearly not good for anyone.
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France rolls out new cash incentives for electric cars, takes aim at China

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 09:49
New cash incentives, dubbed a ‘green bonus’ and targeted towards electric vehicles (EVs) buyers, will be rolled out as of January 2024, aiming to support French and European carmaking industries and divert from Chinese cars, the government announced on Monday.
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LIVE NOW – The Belt and Road Initiative – Where are we 10 years on?

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 07:30
Join this EURACTIV Hybrid Conference to discuss the Belt and Road Initiative and its future path. Questions to be addressed include: - What experience and lessons can be learnt from the first 10 years of BRI? - What are the future prospects of this ambitious endeavour? - What could be the avenues for deeper cooperation?
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Polish agri minister doesn’t fear EU, WTO fallout over Ukraine import ban

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 07:10
Poland does not fear repercussions from the EU or the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for its decision to impose a ban on Ukrainian agricultural goods unilaterally, Polish agriculture minister Robert Telus told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview. 
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Bulgarian army destroys drone that landed in Black Sea resort

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 06:18
A Bulgarian army bomb disposal team on Monday (18 September) destroyed in a controlled explosion a drone that landed on Sunday evening in the Black Sea town of Tyulenovo, the defence ministry said in a statement.
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US-bound plane leaves Doha with five Americans freed by Iran

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:48
A US-bound plane carrying five Americans freed by Iran left Doha on 18 September as part of a prisoner swap for five Iranians held in the US and the transfer of $6 billion, marking a rare deal between the long-time antagonists.
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German liberals reject migration help for Italy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:35
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about the resistance to agricultural greening that will remain after the Slovak election, Romania threatening to sue Austria over the Schengen veto, and so much more.
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France is EU’s first importer of ‘Russian nuclear products’: study

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:30
France will have more than tripled its imports of Russian industrial nuclear products between 2021 and 2022, making it he EU's leading importer of such products, according to a study by Polish think tank Forum Energii, which raises questions about the EU's ability to weaning itself from Russian resources.
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Ukraine says punctured Russian defence lines as Zelenskyy arrives in New York

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:28
Kyiv said Monday (18 September) its forces had broken through Russia's defensive lines near the war-battered town of Bakhmut in the slow-moving but high-stakes Ukrainian counteroffensive, ahead of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressing the UN General Assembly.
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Accusations of bias against Kosovo dialogue special envoy mount

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:25
The EU’s Special Envoy to Kosovo-Serbia dialogue has been accused of being biased in favour of Serbia, according to Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti, who has sent letters to the leaders of Italy, Germany, France, and the US regarding the...
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Serbian minister of Eurointegration: our outline to fight climate change

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:19
It is not only EU rules that we need to introduce, but also regional agreements to fight against climate change in the region very well, Serbian Minister of Eurointegration told Euractiv. Serbian Minister of Eurointegration, Tanja Miščević, told Euractiv that...
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Von Cramon: Serbia must choose EU or Russia, Albanian rights in south must be addressed

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:14
If Serbia does not want to join the EU and prefers instead to nurture its relationship with Russia, the EU should not force it, said MEP and rapporteur to European Parliament for Kosovo, Viola von Cramon, in an interview with...
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UK’s Starmer to test French waters at Macron meeting

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:09
French President Emmanuel Macron will meet UK opposition chief Keir Starmer Tuesday (19 September), a chance for both men to strike up a political relationship with the Labour Party increasingly confident it can take over from Britain's ruling Conservatives.
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Grain exports: ‘Gentleman’s agreement’ between Romanian and Ukrainian PMs

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:07
Romanian Prime Minister Marcel Ciolacu and his Ukrainian counterpart, Denys Shmyhal, held discussions on Saturday and Sunday to resolve their grain dilemma after the EU Commission’s decision on Friday not to extend the restrictions on grain exports from Ukraine to...
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Resistance to agricultural greening will remain after Slovak election

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:05
Many politicians vying for seats in the Slovak parliament have shown a distinct lack of enthusiasm for greening the EU’s agricultural policy on GMOs, pesticides and unproductive land as the 30 September election looms. Of the nine major parties in...
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German liberals reject migration help for Italy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:02
The liberal FDP (Renew), a junior partner in Germany’s three-way coalition, will block any attempts to relocate refugees from Lampedusa to the country, the party’s general secretary announced on Monday as Italy’s Giorgia Meloni has made a U-turn from a...
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Motorway investments outweighed rail by 66% in twenty years: study

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-09-19 05:00
European countries allocated around two thirds more money to roads than railways between 1995 and 2018, a period which saw the construction of an extra 30,000 km of motorways and a contraction of the rail network by over 15,000 km, according to a new study.
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