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Last nine years all among 10 hottest-ever, says US

Thu, 2022-01-13 20:00
The nine years spanning 2013-2021 all rank among the 10 hottest on record, according to an annual report a US agency released Thursday, the latest data underscoring the global climate crisis.
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Commission denies existence of ghost flights amid carrier concerns

Thu, 2022-01-13 17:52
Europe's use it or lose it airport slot rule has not created issues for airlines during the COVID-19 pandemic, nor is there any evidence of carriers operating ghost flights because of the rule, a senior European Commission official said on Thursday.
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The Brief — The Battle of Normandy

Thu, 2022-01-13 15:45
The tensions with Russia over Ukraine are said to be at their most dangerous since the end of the Cold War. Talks with Russia are ongoing in various forms. However, there are no results, and no prospects of any breakthrough.
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Kazakhstan’s unrest explained and the foreign defence ministers meet in Brest

Thu, 2022-01-13 15:11
This week our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on Kazakhstan, the demonstrations that caused significant unrest across the country, Russia’s involvement, and possible measures coming from the EU.
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Erdogan tells EU envoys bloc ignored Turkey’s efforts to improve ties

Thu, 2022-01-13 15:00
President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday told ambassadors from the European Union that the bloc had not provided meaningful support in battling migration and that it had not reciprocated Turkey's efforts to improve relations.
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Commission doesn’t budge as lawmakers push to investigate enlargement chief over Bosnia

Thu, 2022-01-13 14:36
Following a letter from thirty EU lawmakers, the European Commission appeared to stand by its embattled enlargement chief on Thursday (13 January) and the statements issued after allegations were made in December that he had indirectly contributed to secessionist moves of Bosnian Serbs.
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Participatory budgeting: Europe’s bet to increase trust in government

Thu, 2022-01-13 14:20
Participatory budgeting (PB) - the shared decision between city leaders and inhabitants on spending a part of the municipal budget - is becoming an increasingly popular democratic tool in Europe.
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Africa takes vaccination into its own hands

Thu, 2022-01-13 13:45
Africa can’t rely on wealthy nations for help in the face of empty promises, and vaccine hoarding writes Peter Burdin, former BBC Africa bureau editor.
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EU wants to continue its military missions in Mali, but ‘not at any cost’

Thu, 2022-01-13 13:30
The EU's role in an anti–jihadist defence and security mission in the Sahel region is under increasing threat as relations with the military government in Mali continue to decline over delayed elections and the presence of Russian mercenaries, EU officials conceded on Thursday.
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EU blocks merger of South Korean shipbuilders

Thu, 2022-01-13 13:00
The EU on Thursday (13 January) blocked the merger of two South Korean ship-making giants over concerns the deal would restrict the supply of large liquefied gas carriers, posing a threat to Europe's energy security.
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Investors worth €50 trillion call on EU to exclude gas from green finance taxonomy

Thu, 2022-01-13 12:32
Fossil gas should be excluded from Europe’s list of sustainable investments, according to a group of climate investors with €50 trillion worth of assets. The group added it was still considering whether to consider nuclear as a sustainable investment.
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Auto parts makers accused of obstructing EU climate policies

Thu, 2022-01-13 12:23
European auto parts makers are undermining efforts to decarbonise the transport sector by lobbying against climate-friendly EU policies, a new analysis by the climate thinktank InfluenceMap has claimed.
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French presidency has hope for Council on the Future of Europe

Thu, 2022-01-13 12:15
The EU needs to reflect on current mechanisms, legislation, and processes, and the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) will not fail, a senior French official has said in a rare show of support for the fledgling democratic exercise.
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Russia-led bloc starts pulling troops out of Kazakhstan

Thu, 2022-01-13 11:18
A Russia-led military bloc began pulling its troops out of Kazakhstan on Thursday (13 January) after a week-long deployment during the worst bout of unrest in the Central Asian nation's post-Soviet history.
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EU, climate, social justice at core of Jadot’s Green presidential project

Thu, 2022-01-13 11:06
Yannick Jadot, the Green party candidate in the French presidential elections, has put Europe at the core of his presidential project. While this comes as no surprise, seducing the not-so- pro-EU French electorate with such an approach will be difficult.
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Strengthening the EU Blood Directive for patients who need plasma-derived medicines [Promoted content]

Thu, 2022-01-13 11:00
The revision of the European Union Blood, Tissues and Cells (BTC) Legislation brings an opportunity to strengthen its legal framework to encourage new approaches that will increase the collection of plasma across Europe.
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Prevention, monitoring favored decrease of legionellosis cases: French agency

Thu, 2022-01-13 09:42
Cases of Legionnaires' disease reported to the French health agency Santé Publique France decreased in 2020, confirming a downward trend evident over previous years.
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Germany’s pesticide rules have major shortcomings – report

Thu, 2022-01-13 09:22
Germany's legal framework for using plant protection products has significant shortcomings, the conclusions of a report presented on Wednesday by an alliance of various associations shows. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Germany leads Europe with target to reach 100% clean power by 2035

Thu, 2022-01-13 08:48
Germany’s surprise commitment to decarbonise its electricity by 2035 is a sign of things to come, writes Charles Moore. It is only a matter of time before more countries join Germany, the UK, the US, and Canada, which have set their sights on 100% clean power, he argues.
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Biden imposes first sanctions over North Korea weapons program after missile tests

Thu, 2022-01-13 07:10
The Biden administration on Wednesday (12 January) imposed its first sanctions over North Korea's weapons programs following a series of North Korean missile launches, including two since last week.
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