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Denmark calls for EU plan to phase out diesel and petrol cars

Mon, 2019-10-07 05:15
Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, on Friday (4 October) called for a strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars, including allowing the ban of sales at national-level by 2030 to combat climate change. Denmark made the...
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Turkey moves to ‘clean’ northeastern Syria from Kurds, plans to re-settle 2 million refugees

Mon, 2019-10-07 05:12
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Donald Trump discussed Turkey's plans to establish a "safe zone" east of the Euphrates River in Syria in a phone call on Sunday (6 October), but the White House said US forces would not be involved.
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EU ministers fudge 2030 climate target lines

Mon, 2019-10-07 05:11
Environment ministers agreed on Friday (4 October) to “update” the EU’s current emission reduction pledge next year but fell short of saying by how much. Ten countries blocked attempts by the others to commit outright to an increase there and then.
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ESA: Current rules and regulations on sunbeds [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-10-07 05:00
The European Sunlight Association a.s.b.l. (ESA) was established to promote safe, controlled and informed use of sunbeds compliant with the relevant regulative framework.
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US warns Turkey over offshore drilling near Cyprus

Mon, 2019-10-07 04:16
There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday (5 October), warning Turkey not to engage in drilling activity that is "illegal" and "unacceptable".
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Pompeo warns of ‘Russian bots’ and ‘Chinese bribes’ in the Balkans

Sat, 2019-10-05 07:43
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned against the “malign” influence of Russian trolls and Chinese investment during a brief tour through the Western Balkans on Friday (4 October). Washington frequently accuses Moscow of meddling in the region that sits...
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The Brief, powered by ACCA – How best to deal with the Joker?

Fri, 2019-10-04 14:52
Donald Trump’s looming tariffs on European products will be the most serious and irrational attack against its main trade partner. Europe is still clueless about how to deal with a man whose impulsive behaviour is bringing down the international system.
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Outer-space prospecting aims to boost EU’s battery plans

Fri, 2019-10-04 14:04
Space policy and efforts to boost electric vehicle uptake share a somewhat unusual link, beyond connected cars and global positioning systems: procuring raw materials could soon be made easier via satellites.
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The impact of US sanctions on European goods: a closer look

Fri, 2019-10-04 13:38
Scotch single malt whisky, German decals, Spanish stuffed olives, British cotton bed linen... These products have one thing in common: the US plans to tax them at 25%. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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Tensions grow as Cyprus says Turkish drilling ship violates its rights

Fri, 2019-10-04 13:30
Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over offshore drilling intensified on Friday (4 October) when Nicosia said a decision to send a ship to an area it had already licensed was a "severe escalation" of Turkish violations of its sovereign rights.
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Johnson will ask for Brexit extension if no deal by 19 October

Fri, 2019-10-04 13:14
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will send a letter to the European Union asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been agreed by 19 October, according to government papers submitted to a Scottish court, the BBC reported....
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The EU’s new migration policy is a gift to the far-right

Fri, 2019-10-04 12:45
Far from taking the refugee issue away from the far-right, the EU's new migration policy plan will simply hand the far-right a grievance it can exploit for years to come, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
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European cities share heating decarbonisation tips

Fri, 2019-10-04 11:20
Cities with decades-old combined heat and power systems are emitting less carbon than others, and EU policymakers are looking at how to emulate this across the bloc.
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Germany’s conservative interior minister now a ‘refugee saviour’

Fri, 2019-10-04 10:44
Today, Germany's conservative interior minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) is travelling to Athens to prevent a situation like the 2015 refugee crisis to happen again. He is using the opportunity to work on his image as a 'problem-solver' and is even seeking Turkey's help. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Data access blow for EU nationals with UK immigration cases

Fri, 2019-10-04 09:16
EU nationals will be unable to access their personal records held by the UK government in immigration cases, following a high court ruling on Thursday (3 October) that said "immigration exemption" introduced last year was not unlawful.
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Air travel growth suggests ‘sustainable’ and ‘development’ are not compatible

Fri, 2019-10-04 09:12
Air travel is not the only threat to life on earth, but it is a useful barometer of runaway economic growth and development that, if allowed to continue unmitigated, will irreparably harm the planet, writes Jonathan Gornall.
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Intelligent building technologies are critical to a low-carbon future

Fri, 2019-10-04 08:21
Rapid urbanisation and climate change are intertwined, making decarbonisation of the built environment paramount to stabilising the future. The technologies that will deliver significant emissions reductions there will deliver benefits for all those involved, writes Casey Talon.
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Gas expert: ‘IPCC is clear – we don’t have the option of waiting’

Fri, 2019-10-04 07:32
Switching from coal to gas in power generation is the single most important action Europe can take to get on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050, argues Simon Blakey, a European gas expert.
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DUP leader Foster says latest UK Brexit proposal will not be amended

Fri, 2019-10-04 06:54
The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Thursday (3 October) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit proposal would not be amended and that the Irish government's negative reaction was making a no-deal EU divorce more likely.
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EU member states shocked by US tariffs, seek response

Fri, 2019-10-04 06:53
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