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Fighting ‘fake news’ online: How NATO soldiers in Latvia got fooled by bots

Wed, 2019-10-02 06:47
When NATO's Centre for Strategic Communication in Riga discovered how easy it was to dupe its soldiers online, it has started looking for ways of countering false information, which comes, in large part, from Russia. EURACTIV's media partner der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Austria committed to preserving environment, says sustainability minister

Wed, 2019-10-02 06:47
In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Austria's Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Maria Patek, spoke about her country's involvement in the European Green Belt Initiative, as well as her country's role as mediator for the various European environmental projects.
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Hogan’s CAP proposal is ‘not the Bible’, says Wojciechowski to save his neck

Wed, 2019-10-02 06:46
Suggestions to re-open the European Commission's proposed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) could be just enough to save the Polish Commissioner-designate after an overall poor performance in front of the European Parliament.
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Capitals Special Edition: The Copyright Directive

Wed, 2019-10-02 06:38
The EU's copyright directive, which aims to provide legal protection and remuneration for content creators online, was adopted in April of this year and Member states are now required to transpose the reforms into national legislation by June 2021. In a pan-European survey, EURACTIV has been talking to national governments in order to obtain an understanding of how future transpositions of the directive are likely to play out.
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Reynders, Belgium’s pick for EU Commission, faces new graft accusation

Wed, 2019-10-02 06:32
Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders faced new corruption allegations on Tuesday (1 October), days after a prosecutor dropped an inquiry into money-laundering allegations against him by the same man.
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Riesling will have a very different taste in the future

Wed, 2019-10-02 06:00
The year 1018 was an excellent vintage for German wine, despite the drought. However, with the climate getting warmer, Riesling, Germany's most famous wine, could start tasting differently. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Chinese official: ‘Without a strong WTO, connectivity means nothing’

Wed, 2019-10-02 05:47
The EU and Japan have launched a new strategy to strengthen ties between Europe and Asia, seen as an alternative to China’s ‘Belt and Road’. But in view of the ongoing global trade disputes, for senior Chinese diplomat Xuejun Guo, the priority is nonetheless the renovation of the World Trade Organisation’s appellate body.
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EFHG 2019: A healthy dose of disruption? [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-10-02 05:00
Why did we choose this year’s topic “A healthy dose of disruption? Transformative change for health and societal well-being”? That is very easy: Besides all the success we are having in the transformation of modern health systems we need to...
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WTO in ‘critical situation’, EU warns

Tue, 2019-10-01 16:06
EU member states discussed on Tuesday (1 October) how to address the “critical situation” of the World Trade Organisation, as the US continues to block the renovation of its appellate body, key for the functioning of the institution.
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The Brief, powered by ACCA – A €1-billion question for candidate Commissioners

Tue, 2019-10-01 14:43
German carmaker Volkswagen is nearing a decision to build a new plant in Turkey. Sources close to the company say the multi-brand factory would cost more than one billion euros.
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Brace for disruption at Dover, UK minister warns

Tue, 2019-10-01 14:33
The UK government is assuming that a no deal Brexit will cause a 40-60% drop in traffic at the port of Dover, transport minister George Freeman has warned.
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Unsuitable mandates, wrong candidates: A difficult start for von der Leyen

Tue, 2019-10-01 12:51
Ursula von der Leyen still has a chance to chart a path to a fairer, greener, inclusive and prosperous Europe. But what values will she really uphold, asks a group of more than 20 signatories, including ActionAid, Climate Action Network, European Network against Racism, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace.
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MEPs concerned with peace should worry about the new ‘Defence Industry & Space’ unit

Tue, 2019-10-01 12:26
At Commissioner-designate Syvie Goulard’s hearing on Wednesday, MEPs should question the over-influence of the arms industry and the impact of the new DG for “Defence Industry & Space” on peace, says Laëtitia Sédou.
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Agricultural sector should focus on achieving greater yield stability, experts say

Tue, 2019-10-01 10:56
Ever since the European Commission presented its proposals for the Common Agricultural Policy for 2021, negotiations have been slow. And there is still no agreement on issues related to the environment or innovation. EURACTIV Germany takes stock of a workshop it organised about these issues on Friday (27 September).
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Time to rebuild collective bargaining in Europe [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-10-01 10:00
industriAll Europe launches its “Together at Work” Campaign for collective bargaining. The campaign promotes the benefits of collective bargaining around Europe, for workers but also for the economy and the entire society
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‘Active consent’ required for cookie storage, ECJ rules

Tue, 2019-10-01 08:39
The storage of online cookies requires ‘active consent’ from web users, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Tuesday (1 October). The decision came following a challenge from the German Federation of Consumer Organisations against the use...
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After Saudi attacks, Russia makes its regional presence felt

Tue, 2019-10-01 06:58
In the two weeks since attacks blamed on missiles or drones shut down half of Saudi Arabia’s oil output, the country that has arguably moved most deftly to position itself for any upside is Russia.
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Greece toughens asylum law, vows massive migrants’ returns

Tue, 2019-10-01 06:51
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China flexes military muscle to mark 70 years of Communist rule

Tue, 2019-10-01 06:49
China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a massive display of military hardware and goose-stepping troops in Beijing on Tuesday (1 October), overseen by President Xi Jinping who pledged peaceful development on the 70th birthday of Communist China.
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Commissioner hearings LIVE: Schmit/Wojciechowski

Tue, 2019-10-01 06:44
The European Parliament will be grilling the proposed members of Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission in a series of hearings between 30 September and 8 October.
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