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EU reputation at stake as Hungary blocks Russia sanctions

1 hour 2 min ago
The EU has not found consensus on the new sanction package against Russia and an agreement could be still 'a week or two' away, EU's chief diplomat Josep Borrell said on 17 May, as Hungary said it would not lift its veto.
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UK to table law to override NI protocol as ‘insurance’ policy, says Johnson

1 hour 7 min ago
The UK is expected to set out plans on Tuesday  (17 May) to table legislation allowing it to override parts of the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol, though Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted that this was only an ‘insurance policy’.
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Social Taxonomy risks death by Commission neglect

1 hour 15 min ago
While the debate regarding the environmental taxonomy is raging between EU member state governments, the project of establishing a social taxonomy is put on the backburner by the EU Commission, according to multiple sources.
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While internet value chain grows, telecom operators lag behind

Mon, 2022-05-16 15:38
While internet value chains continue to grow by 15% per year, a new report by GSMA warns that market imbalances between network operators and online service providers could threaten global growth prospects in several sectors.
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Russia’s war in Ukraine dominates EU-US trade and tech talks

Mon, 2022-05-16 15:07
Russia's war in Ukraine has been at the centre of the ongoing Trade and Technology Council (TTC) in Paris, on which the EU and the US gave a second update on Monday (16 May). EURACTIV France reports.
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NGO biofuel claims are harming climate, energy and food security aims

Mon, 2022-05-16 14:58
Environmental NGOs have been quick to attack the green credentials of biofuels, with some calling for fuels from crops to be curtailed. But their criticism ignores objective evidence, writes James Cogan.
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Radical Left refuses to join Mélenchon’s left-wing bloc over EU stance

Mon, 2022-05-16 14:50
France's Radical Left Party will not take part in the new 'united left' group set up by Jean-Luc Mélenchon's La France Insoumise, the party's president, Guillaume Lacroix, said, citing concerns over the alliance's EU stance. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief – Is Putin a CIA asset?

Mon, 2022-05-16 14:44
According to Russian propaganda, Gorbachev and Yeltsin were CIA agents tasked with destroying the USSR. This narrative, although debunked by the EU’s foreign affairs service, still holds in parts of Russian society; the last President of the USSR and the first...
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To protect our freedoms, we need stronger, better government

Mon, 2022-05-16 14:22
Liberal European governments need to act to quickly the reform the structural flaws that allow illiberalism and extremism to thrive, writes Dita Charanzová.
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EU study: CAP support for ‘couch’ farmers negatively impacts farm communities

Mon, 2022-05-16 14:12
Common Agricultural Policy support for landowners not actively engaged in farming has indirectly negatively impacted farming communities, at the same time as the EU continues to haemorrhage farms at an alarming rate, a new EU study has found.
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Sweden takes formal decision to apply for NATO membership

Mon, 2022-05-16 13:53
Sweden’s Social Democrat minority government on Monday (16 May) decided it will formally apply for NATO membership, following in the footsteps of its neighbour Finland.
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EU ministers urge Hungary to sign up to planned Russian oil embargo

Mon, 2022-05-16 13:22
EU foreign ministers sought to publicly pressure Hungary on Monday (16 May) to lift its veto on a proposed oil embargo on Russia, with Lithuania saying the bloc was being "held hostage by one member state".
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LEAK: EU countries urged to prepare for Russian gas ‘supply shock’

Mon, 2022-05-16 12:10
In a policy document due to be adopted on Wednesday (18 May), the European Commission urges EU member states to step up preparations for a “full disruption of Russian gas supplies” by considering emergency measures like a temporary cap on gas prices.
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Cardiovascular disease: Not only about lifestyle?

Mon, 2022-05-16 11:16
According to European Commission data, there are more than six million new cases and over 1.8 million cardiovascular disease-related deaths in the EU. The EU pharmaceutical industry found in a recent report that the COVID-19 pandemic deteriorated the situation of...
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Europe needs screening to kill its number one killer, stakeholders say

Mon, 2022-05-16 11:15
The pandemic should be seen as a wake-up call for EU policymakers to take a more focused approach toward cardiovascular diseases (CVD), Europe’s number one killer, as patients have already paid a heavy price due to COVID-19, stakeholders have warned.
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Isolate Putin. Insulate homes.

Mon, 2022-05-16 11:03
As part of the plan to break away from Russian fossil fuels, due to be tabled on Wednesday (18 May), Europe needs new action on energy efficiency, energy savings and the renovation wave writes Ciarán Cuffe.
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Europe takes a step ahead of the US in chip policy [Promoted content]

Mon, 2022-05-16 10:00
For the past decade, a strong sense that the EU is falling behind the rest of the world – particularly vis-a-vis the US - in tech leadership has been the main driver of EU tech policy. This may be true in some areas such as online platforms, but to say that the EU lacks global clout in tech is incorrect.
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LIVE NOW – Media Partnership – Digestive cancers: Turning the tide through prevention [Promoted content]

Mon, 2022-05-16 10:00
The event is an annual meeting of the MEP Digestive Health Group(MEP DHG). The MEP DHG is a cross-party platform of Members of the European Parliament from different EU Member States, acting as the voice for digestive health in the European Parliament and prompting European action to reduce the burden of digestive diseases.
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Heating neglected in EU plan to ditch Russian fossil fuels, industry says

Mon, 2022-05-16 08:40
The European Commission is due to table plans on Wednesday (18 May) to break free from Russian fossil fuels but, apart from a renewed push for heat pumps, there are major oversights when it comes to decarbonising heating and cooling, according to industry representatives.
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China’s economy skids as lockdowns hit factories, retailers

Mon, 2022-05-16 07:08
China's retail and factory activity fell sharply in April as wide COVID-19 lockdowns confined workers and consumers to their homes and severely disrupted supply chains, casting a long shadow over the outlook for the world's second-largest economy.
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