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Largest electric plane in Europe takes to the skies over the UK

Wed, 2020-06-24 12:40
A six-seater battery-powered aircraft flew for the first time over the UK on Monday (22 June), becoming Europe’s largest e-plane in the process just as the aviation industry revealed that it wants the EU to invest big in the future of flight innovation.
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The Moment of Truth

Wed, 2020-06-24 11:28
The Hungarian government has faced a barrage of criticism from some of the EU's leadership. That should worry other member states, because they could be next, writes Judit Varga.
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NEW Cepi study on material substitution effect: Choosing forest-based products over fossil materials is good for climate and EU economic recovery [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-06-24 10:00
For the first time a study evaluates the overall positive climate effect of the European forest-based industrial ecosystem by aggregating the “substitution effect” of preventing CO2 emissions from fossil-based materials with the forests and forest products’ carbon sink and storage.
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COVID-19 outbreaks in meat plants prompts calls for industry reform

Wed, 2020-06-24 08:51
With more than 1,500 employees testing positive for COVID-19, the recent outbreak at the Tönnies meat plant in North Rhine-Westphalia has prompted further calls for reforms in the industry, which was already receiving intense criticism for widespread outbreaks in May....
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Wirecard Scandal: Former CEO Markus Braun let out on bail

Wed, 2020-06-24 08:08
Almost €2 billion are missing from the balance sheets of Wirecard, a German financial services provider. Markus Braun, CEO of the company until last week, was released on bail on Tuesday afternoon (23 June) after a night in custody. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Dozens of Republican former US national security officials to back Biden

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:35
Dozens of Republican former US national security officials are forming a group that will back Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, people familiar with the effort said, in a further sign that President Donald Trump has alienated some members of his own party.
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Investors urge EU to beef up firms’ environmental, social reporting rules

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:35
A group of investors, finance industry groups and other stakeholders are calling on the European Union to beef up "non-financial" reporting requirements for companies, such as their impact on the environment.
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Spanish care homes bear brunt of COVID-19 crisis

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:26
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Croatia debating whether Prime Minister Andrej Plenković should self-isolate after meeting with COVID-positive Novak Đoković, Portugal's growing foreign population, and so much more.
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Vučić had a ‘cordial and good’ meeting with Russian President Putin

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:20
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said in Moscow on Tuesday that he had a “cordial and good” meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and that he was “very pleased” with the discussion. “We discussed key issues. Ergo, political – above all...
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Will the EU walk the talk on tackling structural racism?

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:20
As the college of commissioners will discuss racism in Europe during its weekly meeting on Wednesday (24 June), activists Karen Taylor and Amiirah Salleh-Hoddin urge the EU to take real action against the phenomenon.
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Vučić, Dodik and Kusturica to attend Victory Day Parade in Moscow

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:19
The 2020 Moscow Victory Day Parade taking place today (24 June) at Moscow’s Red Square to commemorate 75 years since Nazi Germany capitulated in 1945, will be attended by leaders of several former Soviet Union republics, as well as Serbian...
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Should the PM self-isolate?

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:18
Croatia is currently debating whether Prime Minister Andrej Plenković should self-isolate after being in close contact with Serbian tennis player Novak Đoković, who tested positive for COVID-19 during a tennis tournament in Zadar, Croatia. And this comes just two weeks...
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ROME – New school guidelines

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:17
Italy’s education ministry released a series of guidelines on Tuesday to assist the relaunch of school activities in September. The guidelines issued by the government leave plenty of room for the regional administrations to adopt specific measures according to the...
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HELSINKI – Travel restrictions cautiously lifted

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:16
On Tuesday evening, the Finnish government decided to lift restrictions on travel and tourism to a number of EU and Schengen area countries starting from 13 July. However, the countries with whom border controls will be lifted have to meet...
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Israel seeks Cypriot help on EU opposition to annexation

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:16
The foreign ministers of Israel and nearby Cyprus met Tuesday (23 June) as the Jewish state seeks to defuse European opposition to its plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.
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Spanish care homes bear brunt of COVID-19 crisis

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:15
A total of 16,937 deaths have been recorded in nursing homes during the coronavirus crisis, representing around 39% of the 42,542 fatalities recorded, according to regional data collated by Efe. This figure would be even higher if suspected but undiagnosed...
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Virus lockdown could fuel radicalisation, Europol warns

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:00
Coronavirus lockdowns could radicalise more terror suspects, the EU’s police agency warned Tuesday (23 June), saying both right and leftwing violence were on the rise. The pandemic’s worldwide economic and social impacts could escalate existing discontents, Europol director Catherine De...
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EU students to face higher fees for English universities

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:53
Students from the European Union starting university in England next year will have to pay higher fees under funding changes introduced as a result of Brexit, the government said Tuesday (23 June).
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EU lacks ‘complete overview’ about used cooking oil origins

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:47
The European Commission does not have a “complete overview” of the origin of used cooking oils used for the production of biodiesel consumed in the EU, but appears set to tighten the rules, EURACTIV has learned.
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Firms start to believe in a battery afterlife

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:45
By 2040, one out of every three passenger cars around the world is predicted to be electric-battery powered. But the power packs that drive those vehicles do not last forever, so what will become of them once they lose their charge?
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