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Commission under fire for including ‘carbon sinks’ into EU climate goals

8 hours 33 min ago
The European Commission on Thursday (17 September) defended its plan to bring carbon removals from agriculture, land use and forestry into the EU’s updated climate target for 2030, saying this was in line with UNFCCC standards.
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Lithuania backs Warsaw in rule of law dispute with Brussels

8 hours 38 min ago
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden warned the UK government about undermining the Irish Good Friday Agreement, the German government issuing an apology to gay members of its military, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Mutual financial claims and property

8 hours 41 min ago
The EU’s special representative for the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue, Miroslav Lajčak, announced on Thursday (17 September) that expert-level talks between Belgrade and Priština were about mutual financial claims and property, and that they had demonstrated the complexity and sensitivity of those...
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SOFIA – Opposition calls for resignation of Parliament’s speaker

8 hours 42 min ago
The two opposition forces in the Bulgarian parliament – the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) on Thursday (17 September) asked for the resignation of the parliament chief Tsveta Karayancheva. The reasons are different...
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EU climate plan could see bloc’s carbon price double this decade

8 hours 43 min ago
Carbon costs for Europe's businesses could double this decade under European Union plans to deliver deeper emissions reductions by 2030, according to analysis of European Commission modelling.
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ATHENS – Medicane hits Greece

8 hours 46 min ago
The extremely rare phenomenon Medicane (short for Mediterranean hurricane), which in this case has been named ‘Ianos’, hit the islands of Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos on Thursday (17 September) as it approached the Ionian sea. Today, Western Greece, Peloponnese and...
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ATHENS – Spelling error sends gigantic face masks at schools

8 hours 47 min ago
The order of face masks to protect pupils from COVID-19 made by the Greek ministry of health made a “spelling error” on the size and as a result, hundreds of thousands of gigantic “full-face” masks were delivered at Greek schools....
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HELSINKI – Finland failed to protect citizens of school shooting

8 hours 48 min ago
Finland failed to protect its citizens from becoming victims of a school shooting back in 2008, the European Court of Human Rights held on Thursday (17 September). The authorities at the time had not taken the possible threat sufficiently seriously...
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LONDON/DUBLIN – Biden warns Boris

8 hours 49 min ago
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned the UK government that any attempt to undermine the Irish Good Friday Agreement could impact the likelihood of a US-UK trade deal. Biden, who is an Irish-American, said that the Irish peace...
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PARIS – New COVID-19 measures

8 hours 49 min ago
53 departments have now exceeded the alert threshold, French Health Minister Olivier Véran told a COVID-19 press conference which will now become a weekly event. In order to “maintain our social [and] economic life,” local measures will be taken, access...
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VILNIUS/WARSAW – Lithuania’s PM backs Warsaw in rule of law dispute with Brussels

8 hours 50 min ago
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has vowed to support Poland in its ongoing rule of law dispute with Brussels, adding that Vilnius could follow Warsaw’s example to “de-sovietise our justice system”. Skvernelis and his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, held a...
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Agrifood Brief: The agri-side of Europe’s man on the moon moment

8 hours 55 min ago
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   Once again, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has come under...
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Cyprus blocks EU’s Belarus sanctions plan

9 hours 11 min ago
Plans by the European Union to slap sanctions on Belarus have fallen into disarray, sources say, a hostage to internal politicking that one EU official described as a threat to the bloc's credibility.
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Teach health literacy at schools to combat fake news, expert says

9 hours 14 min ago
Social and traditional media, patient organisations and policymakers have all a role to play in providing clear messages when it comes to public health. But without proper investments in health literacy at school, fake news cannot be combatted, according to...
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It is optimistic to expect recovery funds by mid-2021, says EU official

9 hours 17 min ago
The approval process for the EU’s €750 billion recovery funds may take longer than foreseen, and it would be optimistic to expect the first disbursements by mid-2021, an EU official said on Thursday (17 September).
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Belgium’s iconic beer and fries threatened by climate change effects

9 hours 19 min ago
Two of Belgium’s most iconic products, beer and fries, stand to be severely affected by the effects of climate change, a new report commissioned by the National Climate Commission warned on Thursday (17 September). According to the study, changes in...
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Revolution will be Telegrammed: social media channels drive Belarus protests

9 hours 22 min ago
The protests in Belarus have been organised using Telegram, an encrypted social media app able to sidestep internet bans. With the biggest channels now followed by millions of subscribers, the few people managing them are wielding unprecedented, and largely unchecked, power.
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Free the ‘prisoners’ of Moria now!

9 hours 25 min ago
Europeans frightened by migration must be shown concretely that their security will not be at risk if reasonable programmes are implemented with the direct help of organised civil society, writes Marco Impagliazzo.
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Tweets of the Week: SOTEU, Forest Cities, Good Friday Agreement

9 hours 28 min ago
In her state of the union, VDL aims to please, Trump thinks Vienna is nothing but trees and Dominic Raab has us all thinking jeez!
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Poland proposes billion-euro EU fund for Belarus

9 hours 35 min ago
Poland on Thursday (17 September) proposed an EU stabilisation fund for Belarus worth at least one billion euros, as a top opposition leader prepared to meet EU foreign ministers in Brussels.
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