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More focus needed on food waste in the creation of a circular economy

Fri, 2019-11-22 08:55
Ahead of a Finnish Council Presidency’s conference that aims to set the EU agenda for action on food waste towards 2030, a number of companies have made commitments to reduce their food waste, but a number of barriers still stand in their way.
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Time to steer shipping into the EU carbon market

Fri, 2019-11-22 08:16
The UN shipping body’s failure to agree on immediate climate measures means the incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, must make good of her promise to include the maritime sector under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), aruges Sam Van den plas.
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for US president

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:54
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork on Thursday (21 November) with the Federal Election Commission to run for US president as a Democrat, the latest sign that the former New York City Mayor is joining the crowded nominating contest.
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EPP to end EU divide and decide on Orban’s future in January

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:53
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out what new EPP president Donald Tusk had to say about a divided Europe and Orban's fate in the group, as well as other news from your capitals. The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Housing renovation plan will be ‘flagship’ of European Green Deal

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:52
A housing renovation programme, aimed at reducing energy consumption of buildings, will be “one of the flagships” of the upcoming European Green Deal that will be unveiled by the European Commission next month, an EU official has said.
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Serbia’s president accuses Russia of spying

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:51
Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation involving Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vučić said on Thursday (21 November).
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’Rejuvenated and professionalised’, Alentejo wine sector wants to be known worldwide

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:45
The Alentejo wine sector, the market leader in Portugal, sells four in ten bottles on the Portuguese market. It has become professional and ‘rejuvenated’ in recent decades and aims to be recognised worldwide, a regional representative told EURACTIV's partner Lusa.
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MEPs shut out of Hungary Council hearing as rule of law situation worsens

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:43
MEPs are reeling after being shut out of a Council hearing under the Article 7 procedure against Hungary for systemic breaches to the rule of law, as the situation in the country further deteriorates.
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Altmaier’s planned ‘turbine-free zones’ could halve Germany’s wind energy potential

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:28
Proposals to introduce a minimum distance of 1,000 metres between wind turbines and buildings have attracted fierce criticism from the German environment ministry, which said the draft new rules would derail the country's plan to boost renewable energy by 2030. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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New EPP chief Tusk voices concern over ‘politically motivated prosecutions’ in Ukraine

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:27
Politically motivated prosecutions are a matter of concern in Europe, said Donald Tusk, the outgoing EU Council president, as he was elected leader of Europe’s centre-right political family.
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MEPs slam gene-editing court ruling as damaging for SMEs

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:22
It is much easier for larger companies to implement new GM legislation, but it's the smaller ones that are most affected by the recent gene-editing ruling, the chair of the agriculture committee (AGRI) MEP, Norbert Lins, told at the sidelines of a recent plant breeding conference.
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Why UK’s refusal to name new commissioner is headache for EU

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:21
The European Union is due to relaunch its powerful executive arm under the new leadership of the German conservative Ursula von der Leyen from 1 December but faces legal risks after Britain refused to name its representative for the European Commission.
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Trump’s impeachment case ‘far more serious’ than Nixon’s Watergate

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:03
Donald Trump's conduct with Ukraine was far worse than the behavior that led to Richard Nixon's downfall, the head of the congressional impeachment probe said Thursday (21 November) as he summed up the case for the US president's removal.
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Tweets of the Week: Google Ads, Green Deal Protests, Tusks New Job

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:03
Google brings political advertisers to heel, Wemove.EU calls for European Green Deal, and Donald Tusk greets new job with zeal.
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Cepi’s new visual identity reveal [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-11-22 06:00
Renewable, recycled, responsible. Cepi has revealed its new visual identity. Check out the video story behind it!
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EU urges end to Iran protest violence

Fri, 2019-11-22 05:32
The European Union on Thursday (21 November) called on Iran to show "maximum restraint" in handling protests that have rocked the country, leaving several people dead, and urged an end to violence.
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Consumer behaviour & climate change: Can heating make a difference?

Thu, 2019-11-21 17:07
The planet is heating up fast. Whichever predictions you read, the consequences look serious.
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The Brief, powered by CEPI – Child of our time

Thu, 2019-11-21 16:07
The UN Convention on Children’s Rights celebrated its 30th anniversary on Wednesday (20 Wednesday). While Europe has progressed in the past decades, some issues remain a painful reality.
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French mayors want Macron to take action against glyphosate

Thu, 2019-11-21 15:34
Several mayors have asked French President Emmanuel Macron to take action with regard to banning pesticides following the president's calls for "moderation" during a Congress of Mayors, which took place Tuesday evening (19 November) in Paris. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
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Prisoners not receiving adequate health care, says WHO

Thu, 2019-11-21 14:06
Prisoners incarcerated across Europe are not receiving adequate health care so their medical conditions usually go undiagnosed and they are often released without adequate support, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday (21 November).
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