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The engineering industry is critical to EU and UK [Sponsored]

Wed, 2017-10-18 05:03
Brexit poses three important challenges for the engineering industry: customs handling, differing standards, and restrictions for posted workers.
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More than half of EU biodiesel made from imported crops, study finds

Wed, 2017-10-18 04:51
Some 53% of EU biodiesel is made with imported feedstock, according to a recent analysis of European Commission data by NGO Transport and Environment, and almost half of imported palm oil is burned in car engines.
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MEP: EU needs common standards for digital transport, data management

Wed, 2017-10-18 04:49
Europe will have to work hard against competitors in China and the US to be a global leader in digital solutions for transport, an MEP involved in the issue told EURACTIV.com in an interview. Legislation must ensure common standards across the EU for transport to flow freely, she stressed.
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EU farmers ready campaigns to highlight there is no alternative to glyphosate

Wed, 2017-10-18 04:40
European farmers are raising the pressure on the European Commission and the member states to extend the licence of weed-killer glyphosate as there is no alternative on the market and a ban could increase overhead costs, they claim.
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UK needs to put ‘efficiency first’ after release of Clean Growth Strategy

Wed, 2017-10-18 04:37
UK energy policy is in flux after its government last week launched its long-term Clean Growth Strategy for decarbonising the economy. Now is a good time to take stock and rethink energy policy, insist Jan Rosenow and Richard Cowart.
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Polish minister accuses EU of ‘spreading lies’ in logging case

Wed, 2017-10-18 04:27
Illegal logging in an ancient Polish forest has been blown out of proportion by manipulated images and fake news, according to Poland’s environment minister, who insisted on yet another hearing as part of an ongoing legal case.
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Niinistö: What is a union that cannot provide security for its citizens?

Wed, 2017-10-18 04:24
Finland's President Sauli Niinistö does not rule out a common foreign policy, which would make the European Union a global player. In an interview with EURACTIV’s media partner Gazeta Wyborcza, he speaks about security threats on the eastern border and his support for deeper integration in security and defence policy.
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Migration policies risk to push more children underground

Wed, 2017-10-18 04:11
Seven refugee children tried to kill themselves in Sweden last February, three of them succeeded. Mental health issues are widespread among migrant and refugee children across Europe, writes Karen Mets.
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Mission impossible? Merkel’s coalition conundrum just got harder

Tue, 2017-10-17 22:45
She has earned a reputation as Europe's chief crisis manager. Now Germany's Angela Merkel must forge a government out of an awkward group of allies bent on nailing down a coalition deal so tight it risks limiting her room to act if crisis strikes again.
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Aid campaigners put pressure on MEPs ahead of budget vote

Tue, 2017-10-17 15:08
Ahead of the European Parliament's vote on the EU's draft 2018 general budget next Wednesday (26 October), campaigners have put pressure on MEPs not to reduce the EU’s development aid.
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The Brief: Accelerating the Brexit circle

Tue, 2017-10-17 14:53
Theresa May was dispatched to Brussels last night for dinner with Jean-Claude Juncker but the outcome of the “friendly” meet-up only served to illustrate nicely the Brexit talks so far: completely lacking in substance. A free meal's a free meal though.
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The EU is not to blame for the rise of the far right

Tue, 2017-10-17 12:41
Only a few months ago, experts called it a day on the rise of the far right. The lacklustre performance of populists in France and the Netherlands was taken as evidence of their demise. But this complacency has proved to be misplaced, writes Evgeny Pudovkin.
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Cyprus set to come in from the cold and end energy isolation

Tue, 2017-10-17 10:51
Cyprus is due to end its energy isolation after it agreed with fellow EU member Greece to press on with an undersea electricity cable, which will also link the island to Israel in the hope of tapping into significant gas reserves in the eastern Mediterranean.
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UK supports staying in Euratom nuclear treaty after Brexit

Tue, 2017-10-17 10:48
A majority of British people oppose the government's plan for the UK to leave the Euratom nuclear treaty after Brexit, a new survey has found.
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Silicones – enabling the next big leap in prosthetics and health [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-10-17 10:00
Silicones play a very important role in healthcare, enabling the development of advanced technologies through innovation. They are a key part of medical devices such as artificial hearts and electronic prostheses.
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Energy delusions: What Europeans haven’t been told

Tue, 2017-10-17 09:32
Even European politicians are not aware that energy supply volume is the first driver of a country’s GDP and that a decrease is triggering a recession. Even if they knew they probably wouldn’t dare to tell everyday citizens, writes Jean-Marc Jancovici.
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Where will big data drive European transport?

Tue, 2017-10-17 08:29
This week, EURACTIV reports from the European Transport Forum in Brussels, where stakeholders gather to discuss how big data will transform today’s transport and to assess the associated challenges and risks.
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Data regulation needs careful guidance not unwieldy lawmaking [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-10-17 08:18
The advancements in technology brought about by data are often referred to as the next “industrial revolution” that will create unprecedented change in our economy and in the way we live our lives, affecting sectors as diverse and disparate as banking and biotechnology.
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Murder of Malta’s top investigative journalist provokes shock and outrage

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:58
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s top investigative journalist, was killed on Monday (16 October) when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home.
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May and Juncker agree to ‘accelerate’ stalled Brexit talks

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:42
British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said they agreed after talks Monday (16 October) to "accelerate" efforts for a Brexit deal ahead of a decisive EU summit this week.
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