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Polish district prosecutor launches proceedings in spyware-hack case

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 19:55
A local prosecutor's office in Poland on Tuesday (18 January) launched proceedings in a case involving a senior opposition figure's phone being hacked by spyware developed by Israel-based NSO Group.
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Europe’s EV drive comes with environmental, social risks, Stellantis CEO says

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 19:55
The European Commission's strategy to phase out combustion engines in favour of electric vehicles is a political choice that carries environmental and social risks, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in an interview with European newspapers.
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COVID vaccines safe during pregnancy: EU watchdog

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 17:00
Studies of pregnant women found the two most widely used COVID vaccines pose no risk to mothers or babies, the EU's drug regulator said on Tuesday (18 January).
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Health Brief: The House of (health) democracy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 16:55
While MEPs are busy in Strasbourg with the mid-term renewal of high-level roles in the European Parliament, parties are asking themselves how to give health more room in parliamentary business.
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Germany’s Baerbock speaks of ‘fundamental disagreements’ with Russia

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 16:45
During her official visit to Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock spoke of "fundamental disagreements" with Russia, but spoke positively of Russia's agreement to revive the Normandy format.
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The Brief, powered by The Greens/EFA – An inevitable betrayal

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 15:47
Following the 2008 economic crisis, the EU socialists almost collapsed in successive elections across the bloc. Back then, they put the blame on the “grand coalition” they had formed with the centre-right.
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Kazakh FM: We had no choice but to call the Russian troops

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 15:44
Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi said on Tuesday (18 January) the situation in his country was normalising, following the unrest that shook it in the first days of the new year, and Russian troops, which he said helped prevent a possible coup d'etat, were withdrawing.
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France to push EU states to approve avian flu vaccine for poultry

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 15:11
Two vaccines will soon be tested in France in response to the worst avian influenza outbreak Europe has ever faced, French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie has announced. The aim is for them to be approved for all 27 EU member states. EURACTIV France reports.
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Tackling rising energy prices: The untapped potential of the Energy Efficiency Directive [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 15:00
The recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) represents a unique opportunity to increase energy savings in Europe. It can provide a structural answer to high energy prices while delivering benefits for society as a whole, such as more local...
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Commissioner: Belarus food import embargo ‘weapon’ as part of hybrid attack on EU

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 14:25
EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has branded the food import embargo instated by Belarus a ‘weapon’ that is part of a hybrid attack against the EU and vowed to support the member states most impacted by the restrictions.
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Lithuanian businesses grind on under Chinese pressure

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 14:22
As China is putting pressure on Lithuanian businesses and on other firms that deal with Lithuanian businesses, due to a row over diplomatic ties between Lithuania and Taiwan. The businesses themselves, however, remain silent.
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The EU needs to respect different labour market models

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 14:00
Swedish trade unions cannot support EU wage legislation, and the issue risks undermining support for the EU project, argues Torbjörn Johansson.
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COVAX donates one billionth COVID vaccine, but many donations rejected

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 13:58
The COVAX vaccination initiative donated its billionth vaccine on Friday (15 January) to much acclaim, but this is just half the original target.
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Britain’s financial watchdog cracks down on EU licence laggards

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 13:00
Britain's financial watchdog said on Tuesday it had stopped four European firms from operating after they failed to provide information showing they had applied for a permanent licence to do business in the country.
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The Transport Brief, powered by Ubitricity & Lightyear – ETS for road transport: support grows for controversial proposal

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 12:50
Among the Fit for 55 legislative proposals, a package not short on contentious measures, the extension of the ETS to road transport and buildings stood out as particularly divisive. But there are signs minds are changing.
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European Parliament elects first woman President in twenty years

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 12:16
Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola was elected on Tuesday (18 January) to lead the EU institution for the second half of its five year mandate after securing an overwhelming majority in the first ballot.
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Local communities mull EU treaty change in bloc-wide democracy experiment

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 12:15
The success of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) depends on the geographical spread and depth of the debate and proper follow-up, EU stakeholders warn.
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European communities and their view on the future of Europe

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 12:00
The Conference for the Future of Europe is a chance to address the most prominent issues in Europe's regions and translate them into proposals for the future of the bloc, regional stakeholders say.
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EU Commission presents toolkit to tackle foreign interference in research

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 11:36
The Commission has released a toolkit aimed at tackling foreign interference in research and innovation (R&I), identified as a growing threat in the increasingly internationalised arenas of education and research.
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Suicide increasing amongst Europe’s youth, governments underprepared

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 11:20
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the mental health of Europeans and suicide amongst young people is rising, but in a number of countries, national health authorities have provided only patchy responses so far, according to the EURACTIV network reporting.
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