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EU-US to start new defence and security dialogue in early 2022

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 19:19
A previously touted US-EU dialogue on security and defence is set to be launched in early 2022, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell announced in a statement on Friday (3 December).
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Ethical considerations at all stages of AI’s use in journalism

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 17:05
AI technologies are increasingly being incorporated into newsrooms, but with trust in media already in a precarious position, concerns remain that introducing machine learning could worsen the situation. 
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Ahead of Biden-Putin talks, Ukraine warns against Yalta-type agreement

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 16:04
Ukraine rejects any efforts to get it to scrap its plans to join NATO as well as any "guarantee" sought by Russia to ease tensions on the border, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday (3 December).
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The Brief, powered by ELF — Global gateway needs to be paved with gold

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 15:56
A ‘geopolitical’ Commission was one of Ursula von der Leyen promises when she took charge of the EU executive just over two years ago. So far, its record has been mixed: from Afghanistan to Aukus, it’s hard to make the case that the EU’s diplomatic muscle is any stronger than before.
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Agrifood Brief, powered by European Snacks Association: Gene-ie in a bottle 

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 15:54
GMOs have been known to rub the German Greens the wrong way. But as the party is entering into a three-way coalition government and pragmatists are gaining ground, its opposition to all things gene-editing is becoming a little less clear-cut.
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EU lawmakers call for tougher rules on live animal transport

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 15:28
Rules on the duration and conditions for animal transports need to become stricter, said MEPs on a Parliament special committee after having found numerous breaches of existing animal welfare rules.
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Immigration hardliner Nehammer to take over as new Austrian leader

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 15:24
Austria's ruling conservatives picked on Friday (3 December) the current interior minister, an immigration hardliner, to lead them and the nation after a wave of resignations by senior officials set off by their fallen star Sebastian Kurz.
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EU asylum demands up as more Afghans flee

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 15:21
Requests for asylum in Europe hit a five-year high in September, with Afghans in particular seeking safety after the Taliban stormed to power in Kabul.
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Council of Europe to discipline Turkey over jailed activist

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 15:07
The Council of Europe said Friday (3 December) it will launch disciplinary action against Turkey for refusing to free prominent activist and philanthropist Osman Kavala, triggering a procedure used only once before in the organisation's history.
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Europe must support nuclear energy [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 15:00
Across the globe nuclear energy is being developed. If European Union policy-makers are serious about halting global warming and accept scientific findings, they should include nuclear in the so-called taxonomy to meet EU climate goals.
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Macron in favour of integrating nuclear into EU green taxonomy

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 14:58
President Emmanuel Macron said he was in favour of "nuclear power being integrated into the taxonomy" on green finance in an address before the European Committee of the Regions on Wednesday (1 December). EURACTIV France reports.
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The curious case of the English plasma supply

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 14:53
It’s not all about Brexit on the other side of the Channel as England is bracing to face up to another harsh challenge in the coming months: building an entire plasma supply chain from the scratch.
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Digital Brief powered by Google: DGA adopted, AI Act moves ahead

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 14:49
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
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Live transport, gene editing, eco-schemes

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 14:30
This week, EURACTIV takes a look at the outcome of the vote on a report on live transport of animals, we explore the Commission's increasingly favorable stance to gene editing.
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Large scale Russian offensive possible in January, Ukraine says

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 13:52
Russia has massed more than 94,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders and may be gearing up for a large-scale military offensive at the end of January, Ukraine’s Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov told parliament on Friday (3 December), citing intelligence reports. Reznikov...
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China stops Lithuanian goods at customs, Commission ‘collects information’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 13:22
China has banned Lithuanian products from entering the Chinese market amid growing tensions, according to Lithuanian media on Thursday (2 December). The European Commission said it is still gathering information and will return to the matter later.
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Fines on the unvaccinated and Merkel’s ‘biggest mistake’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 11:50
This week our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on the fines Austria and Greece are proposing against unvaccinated people, the reactions so far, and the exceptions.
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Croatia slammed by Council of Europe anti-torture committee over migrants

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 11:34
Council of Europe's Committee for the prevention of torture (CPT) published a report on Friday (3 December) detailing Croatian police border violence against migrants crossing from Bosnia, following Zagreb's attempts to block the body's work.
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An education “on-live” challenge from Italy [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 11:00
A new global landscape for Higher Education is the result of the worldwide health crisis. "During the pandemic, we have attended an accelerated course into the future and for the future," said Luiss University Dean Andrea Prencipe
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Germany’s liberal FDP rules out additional debt for investments

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-12-03 10:22
The three parties of Germany's next government have made it clear they want to make the coming years a decade of investments for the future. Where the resources for such investments will come from, however, remains unclear.
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