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Even ‘bare bones’ EU-UK deal will be complex, tough to clinch: diplomats

29 min 48 sec ago
Wrapping up even a "bare bones" deal on the future relationship between the European Union and Britain will be fraught with complexity and, with so little time to get it done, a painful "hard" Brexit on 31 December cannot be ruled out, diplomats said.
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Germans push back against green alternatives to artificial football pitches

32 min 4 sec ago
The EU is considering new curbs on microplastics, a decision which could also affect the synthetic turfs of countless football pitches in Germany. Yet, replacing all surfaces by real grass, although more environmentally-friendly, is hardly feasible. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Merkel defends financial crisis management legacy before economic elite in Davos

34 min 56 sec ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her tough stand and the austere fiscal policy she pursued in response to the financial crisis that shook up the eurozone in 2008 as she addressed the World Economic Forum on Thursday (23 January).
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Rome airport tests pioneering eco-friendly tarmac

46 min 40 sec ago
Rome’s Fiumicino airport is testing a pioneering tarmac developed by an Italian company, made of a material that has twice the lifespan of traditional asphalt and is better for the environment as it uses a waste plastic.
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Polish parliament approves judge ‘muzzle law’, opposition denounces ‘coup d’état’

1 hour 20 min ago
Poland's parliament on Thursday (23 January) approved a controversial draft law aimed at disciplining judges who question government judicial reforms that the European Union says are out of step with the rule of law.
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Apple pushes back against EU common charger, warns of innovation risks

Thu, 2020-01-23 20:21
iPhone maker Apple on Thursday (23 January) pushed back against EU lawmakers’ call for a common charger, warning the move could hamper innovation, create a mountain of electronic waste and irk consumers.
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Transforming society’s foundations in the green transition

Thu, 2020-01-23 19:36
Over the last century, the chemical, mining and metals, and energy industries have shaped the quality of our everyday lives. Now they will have to transform again as part of the green transition. Here's how, write Roberto Bocca and Roderick Weller.
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The Brief – A time for generosity

Thu, 2020-01-23 15:27
Boris Johnson will probably never be as powerful as he is now. A big majority, an opposition that is broken, possibly terminally. So he can afford a little generosity. But for the moment, unfortunately, he’s not prepared to offer it...
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Avian flu hits Germany

Thu, 2020-01-23 15:26
The avian flu that broke out in Eastern Europe at the start of the year was also detected in Germany for the first time this week. Politicians and Germany's poultry trade association are calling for strict precautionary measures. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU’s creeping clean energy efforts risk missing 2020 goal  

Thu, 2020-01-23 14:53
Renewable energy made up 18% of the EU’s power consumption in 2018, according to statistics compiler Eurostat. But the slow pace of development may leave the bloc short of its 2020 target.
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Bulgaria indicts three Russian nationals for Skripal-type attempted murder

Thu, 2020-01-23 14:40
After years of foot-dragging, Bulgarian prosecutors on Wednesday (23 January) indicted three Russian nationals for allegedly attempting to poison the owner of a Bulgarian arms factory and his son in 2015.
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Germany’s CSU wants to increase monitoring of digital space

Thu, 2020-01-23 14:01
At a party retreat on 8 January, Germany's conservative Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU) passed a resolution highlighting its ideas on digital policy. Although digital activists criticised the party's demands for increased monitoring of the digital space, they agreed with its approach to 5G expansion. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Florinel Coman and Dennis Man “Football can help the environment”

Thu, 2020-01-23 14:00
Florinel Coman and Dennis Man speak about the contributions that football can make towards sustainability. For more information on the project, be sure to check out https://lifetackle.eu/
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Global Europe Brief: EU’s leverage in Libya

Thu, 2020-01-23 13:42
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski.
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Leave nothing to waste in agriculture: Spain’s race to top circular economy

Thu, 2020-01-23 12:54
The agrifood sector has no intention of staying behind in the race for leading the circular economy, in which everything, even the tiniest waste from crops and industries, can have an added value and help the economic, environmental and social sustainability. EURACTIV’s partner EFEAGRO reports.
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OECD chief: ‘Sánchez government is a response to Spain’s political reality’

Thu, 2020-01-23 12:54
OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría is one of the most-wanted men in the corridors of the World Economic Forum, held this week in Davos (Switzerland). On Wednesday (22 January) he introduced Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in the forum as “one of the great champions of multilateralism”.
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Digital Brief: UN internet crackdown

Thu, 2020-01-23 12:39
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.     “Such a treaty may become problematic in terms of human rights and rule of law protection.” – Alexander Seger,...
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Our pledge to fight global hunger [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-01-23 11:00
Although everyone can benefit from a healthier diet, the impact of good nutrition can be life-changing to vulnerable populations affected by malnutrition. Share your support on social media with #NutritionForZeroHunger.
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Formula One joins UN climate sport pact

Thu, 2020-01-23 10:51
Globe-trotting motor racing series Formula One signed up to a United Nations climate pact on Wednesday (22 January), as the long-running sport’s quest to go green and refresh its image moves up a gear.
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Transitional CAP, German protest, Brexit uncertainty

Thu, 2020-01-23 10:06
Welcome to EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU.
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