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German election too close to call

Sun, 2021-09-26 16:30
Germany's Conservatives and their Social Democrat rivals were tied in Sunday's national election, the first exit polls showed, signalling a long night before the final count shows one of them on top and in pole position to start preliminary talks with potential coalition partners.
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Global Europe Brief: Germany’s foreign policy after Merkel

Sun, 2021-09-26 09:44
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU from a global perspective. You can subscribe to receive our newsletter here. In this week’s edition: Germany’s future foreign policy, Franco-German AUKUS divergence and migration spat. /// Foreign policy...
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Agrifood Brief: Got (bio) milk?

Fri, 2021-09-24 15:43
After riding high on a wave of rapidly growing consumer demand for more organic products, the French 'bio' milk branch is facing an unprecedented decline in demand this year.
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EU demands end to Russian-linked cyberattacks ahead of German elections

Fri, 2021-09-24 15:00
The European Union has called for an immediate end to malicious cyber activity by a group believed to be linked with the Russian state, following attacks against a number of EU countries. 
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The Brief, powered by EHFG — Not so plastic fantastic

Fri, 2021-09-24 14:35
We all know the feeling. Rushing to work or travelling, you remember to pack everything except for that insignificant but vital tool that keeps our phones, computers, headphones and the rest, charged and connected.
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New German arable strategy fails to impress environmentalists, organic farmers

Fri, 2021-09-24 13:58
Although Germany's annual harvest and arable farming report was revised at the end of August to take account of the climate crisis, it still includes changes that remain just 'symbolic politics' for environmentalist NGOs and organic farmers.
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Ireland’s decision to export live pigs, sheepmeat to China sparks backlash

Fri, 2021-09-24 13:51
Ireland has struck a new deal which will pave the way for the export of sheepmeat and breeding pigs from Ireland to China, in a move which has caused consternation among agricultural stakeholders. The deal, which follows years of negotiations,...
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Tunisia’s democracy faces ‘grave’ threat amid coup claims

Fri, 2021-09-24 13:07
Tunisia’s democracy faces its ‘gravest’ threat in the decade since the Arab Spring, opposition and civil society leaders in the country have warned, while the president set out plans to rule by decree and amend the constitution.
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Ireland draws a red line on country of origin principle in DSA

Fri, 2021-09-24 12:00
Following a French initiative against the country of origin principle, Ireland is leading a counter-offensive of ten countries that consider the move would disrupt the digital single market.
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French football club AS Monaco to feed footballers with organic, seasonal veg

Fri, 2021-09-24 11:34
The AS Monaco football club launched on Tuesday (21 September) its first vegetable garden, which will be used to feed the players with organic, local and seasonal produce. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU institutions join forces to launch first annual organic day

Fri, 2021-09-24 11:02
The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission came together on Thursday (23 September) to celebrate the launch of an annual ‘EU organic day', designed to promote organic agriculture in efforts to bolster its production and consumption in the EU.
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EU to Poland: protect human lives, allow Frontex to Belarus border

Fri, 2021-09-24 11:00
The EU executive asked Warsaw on Friday to allow Frontex staff on the Polish-Belarusian border where four migrants died while trying to cross into Europe amid an increase in irregular immigration the bloc blames on Minsk for orchestrating.
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Digital Brief powered by Facebook: TTC priorities, common charger, country of origin row

Fri, 2021-09-24 10:55
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The EU and the US acknowledge the need for controls on trade in certain dual-use items, in particular certain...
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Making the Green Deal the Real Deal [Promoted content]

Fri, 2021-09-24 10:00
The Green Deal is one of the biggest economic transitions ever. The telecoms industry will assume an essential role as enabler and engine of a greener economy, social stability and sustainable growth in Europe, says Dominique Leroy, Board Member Deutsche Telekom AG for Europe.
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Fifth migrant dies on Poland-Belarus border

Fri, 2021-09-24 10:00
An Iraqi migrant has died in Poland after being found near the border with Belarus, bringing to five the death toll this week on this eastern EU frontier.
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Germany’s digital prospects

Fri, 2021-09-24 09:31
German elections are eventually upon us. As the EU largest economy heads to the first polls of the post-Markel era, EURACTIV’s correspondent in Germany Oliver Noyan helps us decode the positions of the main German parties in relation to key digital issues.
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New York, London keep top spots in global financial centres index

Fri, 2021-09-24 09:00
New York easily kept the top spot in the latest Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI), while London held on to second place as Chinese cities slipped, according to the ranking published on Friday.
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German business morale falls on manufacturing ‘bottleneck recession’

Fri, 2021-09-24 09:00
BERLIN, Sept 24 (Reuters) – German business morale fell for the third month running in September, hit by supply chain problems that are causing a “bottleneck recession” for manufacturers in Europe’s largest economy, a survey showed on Friday. The Ifo...
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Why CO2 transport and storage infrastructure is vital to reach climate neutrality

Fri, 2021-09-24 08:49
The large-scale deployment of cross-border CO2 transport and storage infrastructure is crucial for the EU to reach its 2050 climate target. To this end, all modes of CO2 transport – pipeline, ship, barge, truck, train – and CO2 storage should be included in the revised TEN-E regulation, writes Dr Graeme Sweeney.
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Albanian parliament agrees on mandating vaccines for ministers

Fri, 2021-09-24 08:01
Albanian Parliament voted yesterday in favour of mandating COVID-19 vaccines for all parliamentarians in hopes of encouraging vaccine uptake.
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