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MEPs ban nuclear from green transition fund, leave loophole for gas

Tue, 2020-07-07 05:00
The European Union is split over which fuels deserve support from the bloc's flagship green transition fund, after lawmakers on Monday (6 July) called for rules that could allow the money to be spent on some fossil gas projects.
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Gas boom risks ‘perfect storm’ for climate, economy: report

Tue, 2020-07-07 04:35
Global natural gas capacity under construction has doubled in a year according to new analysis that warned Tuesday (7 July) the investment boom in the world's fastest-growing fuel risks a "perfect storm" of climate chaos and stranded assets.
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Farm to Fork: In search of a solution-oriented approach

Mon, 2020-07-06 14:52
The debate on targets has inevitably prompted extensive attention before and after the launch of the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F) and other crucial aspects, like its practical implementation, have been neglected so far.
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Huawei waits it out on possible UK ban

Mon, 2020-07-06 14:51
Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has said it is remaining patient in light of media reports that the UK government is charting a gradual phase-out of its equipment in 5G network infrastructure, which could lead to a blanket ban.
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EU farmers: Unlock potential of agricultural drones or risk falling behind

Mon, 2020-07-06 14:47
Agriculture stakeholders are calling on the European Commission to update the sustainable use of pesticides directive (SUD) and allow the use of drones for aerial spraying of pesticides.
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The Brief, powered by BSEF – Ursulala Land

Mon, 2020-07-06 14:33
Ursula von der Leyen may well have opened up a Pandora’s Box when it comes to her institution’s role and its relationship with governments, after an ill-judged foray into national politics at the weekend. Surely the Commission president has more important matters to attend to?
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France, Germany seek to unfreeze stalled Kosovo-Serbia talks

Mon, 2020-07-06 13:00
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host together with the EU a video summit on Friday (10 July) between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at easing tensions between the Balkan rivals.
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German government criticises Turkey’s Syria invasion

Mon, 2020-07-06 12:21
The Turkish invasion into the Kurdish region lacked "legitimacy under international law". Berlin's development ministry wants to help in northern Syria because of COVID-19. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Kazakhstan: recovery and renewal

Mon, 2020-07-06 11:57
As Kazakhstan faces a new wave on the pandemic that forced authorities to reimpose a two-week quarantine, the country ponders its future in a post-COVID-19 world.
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Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev turns 80 amid celebrations marred by new lockdown

Mon, 2020-07-06 11:56
Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev turns 80 on Monday (6 July) but the streets in the Central Asian country are set to be empty as a new period of lockdown begins and celebrations of his birthday and the 'national capital day', have been cancelled or moved online.
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LEAK: ‘Efficiency first’ is top priority of draft EU energy strategy

Mon, 2020-07-06 10:49
Efficiency must be at the core of Europe’s energy policy, the European Commission says in a draft policy document outlining its vision of a more agile, low-carbon energy system powered chiefly by renewable electricity.
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The future for STEM in Europe

Mon, 2020-07-06 10:36
As Europe reels from the aftereffects of the coronavirus crisis, talk in Brussels is moving towards how the bloc can retain the momentum garnered from the deployment of innovative digital tools. In the education sector, with European educational establishments being...
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Green MEP: Migration pact could enshrine injustice in law

Mon, 2020-07-06 09:47
About a year ago, German captain Carola Rackete was arrested for docking 53 people rescued from a shipwrecked vessel in the port of Lampedusa, against the instructions of the Italian authorities. MEP Erik Marquardt spoke with EURACTIV Germany about what has changed since then and the role of civil society and politics.
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Belgrade declares state of emergency

Mon, 2020-07-06 06:49
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the coronavirus situation in Luxembourg, the results of Croatia's parliamentary elections, and so much more.
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Report on final results of the parliamentary elections

Mon, 2020-07-06 06:48
Serbia’s electoral commission adopted a report on Sunday (5 July) regarding the final results of the parliamentary elections, according to which president Aleksandar Vučić’s For Our Children party obtained 1,953,998 votes or 60.65% of the 188 seats in parliament. A...
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LJUBLJANA – Coronavirus and summer create first border queues

Mon, 2020-07-06 06:47
On Sunday evening (5 July), passengers at the Gruškovje border crossing (eastern Slovenia) queued for two and a half hours to enter Slovenia from Croatia, as a tougher border regime coincided with the first summer vacation weekend. Gruškovje is one...
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WARSAW – No presidential TV debate

Mon, 2020-07-06 06:46
Opposition presidential candidate Rafał Trzaskowski announced he will not take part in a televised election debate with his rival, incumbent Andrzej Duda (PiS), that is due to take place on state broadcaster TVP on Monday (6 July). Trzaskowski had claimed...
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Weber lashes out against Erdoğan

Mon, 2020-07-06 06:45
EPP chief in the European Parliament Manfred Weber has hit at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the latter’s intention to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “Hagia Sophia is a symbol of Christian heritage and obviously President Erdoğan wants...
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Di Maio open to ESM fund, criticizes ‘frugals’

Mon, 2020-07-06 06:45
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio clarified that there is no ideological battle with regards to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the EU’s bailout fund, adding that “there is an open negotiation at international level. We trust our PM Giuseppe...
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LUXEMBOURG – Students and teachers in quarantine again

Mon, 2020-07-06 06:44
Students and teachers from about 20 primary and secondary school classes have had to self-isolate at home again due to suspicions of COVID-19 after children and teenagers returned to school in small groups from the end of May. “If we...
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