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UK, US and Canada accuse Russia of vaccine research hacking

Fri, 2020-07-17 05:57
Britain, the United States and Canada on Thursday (16 July) risked worsening fraught diplomatic ties with Russia by accusing Moscow-linked hackers of targeting labs in their countries conducting coronavirus vaccine research.
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A Financial Transaction Tax deal worth fighting for

Fri, 2020-07-17 05:34
The German EU presidency programme mentions the financial transactions tax as one of the measures to fund the EU's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Now is the time to make good on this promise, writes a group of 70 MEPs.
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Brazil exports to EU produced on illegally cleared land: report

Fri, 2020-07-17 05:20
One fifth of beef and soybean exports from Brazil to the European Union is produced on land that was illegally deforested, according to a report published in Science magazine on Thursday (16 July).
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We won’t get there without sustainable biofuels

Fri, 2020-07-17 05:06
It is common knowledge by now: transport is and stays a big greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter in the EU and worldwide. It accounted for 27% of EU-28 total emissions in 2017, and the sector runs almost entirely on fossil fuel. David Chiaramonti and Giacomo Talluri explain how this can be curbed.
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US exempts European students from coronavirus travel restrictions

Fri, 2020-07-17 04:50
Foreign students coming from Europe are exempt from a travel ban the United States imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the US State Department told congressional offices on Thursday (16 July).
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EU leaders pressed to overcome differences to agree on historic stimulus

Fri, 2020-07-17 04:27
Pressure is mounting on EU leaders to get over their differences as they meet on Friday (17 July) in person for the first time since the start of the coronavirus outbreak to close a deal on an unprecedented stimulus package to tackle the socio-economic fallout of the crisis. 
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The Brief – All hands to the pumps

Thu, 2020-07-16 14:52
Whichever way you cut it up, €750 billion is a lot of public money. Yet one of the striking parts of the debate on the post-COVID-19 EU Recovery Fund is that, whether from the ‘Frugal Four’ or Club Med, EU...
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Global Europe Brief: ‘Infected’ budgets, sanctions pressure & armed clashes

Thu, 2020-07-16 14:48
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski. You can subscribe here. /// BUDGET MELTDOWN With the EU struggling to adjust to the current geopolitical...
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EU must prevent defence budget from being ‘infected’ by virus, officials warn

Thu, 2020-07-16 14:18
With the EU struggling to adjust to the current geopolitical reality and new EU defence initiatives under increasing pressure to deliver results, cuts to the bloc's defence budget would be counter-productive, EU defence officials and ministers warned ahead of a crucial EU budget summit on Friday (17 July).
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EIB official: €200 billion needed to build broadband infrastructure in EU rural areas

Thu, 2020-07-16 14:05
In order for citizens in Europe’s rural areas to have broadband access to at least 100 megabits per second, approximately €200 billion will be needed, according to Harald Gruber from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
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Germany’s Altmaier encourages MEPs to be more realistic

Thu, 2020-07-16 13:46
In his presentation of the German EU presidency's priorities, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) urged MEPs on Thursday (16 July) to be more realistic, particularly on renewable energy and relations with China. But he continues to believe that barring Huawei, as the UK recently did, is wrong. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Vestager launches investigation into internet of things

Thu, 2020-07-16 13:31
The European Commission has launched a broad antitrust inquiry into internet of things technologies such as voice assistants and connected mobile devices, the EU's competition chief Margrethe Vestager announced on Thursday.
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No-till farming: traditional ideas with new technologies to tackle current challenges

Thu, 2020-07-16 10:34
With soil health high on the EU policy agenda, EURACTIV spoke with US-based farmer Trey Hill, whose innovative approach to farming explores the potential of no-till agriculture, a practice that can contribute to the EU’s sustainability goals although some dismiss it as "technologically backward".
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Young farmers need a toolbox ‘as broad as possible’ to achieve Farm to Fork goals

Thu, 2020-07-16 10:03
Ensuring that food producers will be provided with the appropriate alternatives is the best way to make progress in meeting the specific objectives set up in the new Farm to Fork strategy (F2F), according to young European farmers interviewed by EURACTIV.
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Ammonia: The other hydrogen [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-07-16 10:00
The EU hydrogen strategy opens the a new era of the low carbon economy. Fertilizer producers are among the biggest producers and users of hydrogen in Europe and low carbon ammonia could be used as maritime shipping fuel and to store energy.
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Thu, 2020-07-16 09:58
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EU-US data transfers at critical risk as ECJ invalidates Privacy Shield

Thu, 2020-07-16 09:32
The EU-US Privacy Shield agreement that attempts to guarantee the secure transmission of EU data to the United States, has been declared invalid by the European Court of Justice, in a ruling that will provoke major disruption to transatlantic data flows.
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Clashes resume on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

Thu, 2020-07-16 08:05
Border clashes erupted again early on Thursday (16 July) between arch-foes Azerbaijan and Armenia after a brief pause the previous day, officials in both countries said, amid a flare-up over a decades-long territorial dispute.
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Kazakhstan takes measures to offset relaxation of COVID-19 measures

Thu, 2020-07-16 07:54
The international community recognised the successes of the measures taken by Kazakhstan's leadership during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring. Things have changed since then, however, and this time, Kazakhstan needs to respond to an increase of cases resulting from relaxation of measures.
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Swedish veto on MFF and EU Recovery Fund still possible

Thu, 2020-07-16 06:52
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Sweden possibly vetoing the EU Recovery Fund, and Prime Minister Boyko Borrissov saying he would announce his resignation depending on the EU's weekend summit after he fired three of his ministers, and so much more.
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