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Slovak government will not yet invest in satellite internet

Thu, 2021-11-04 14:21
While EU countries like Germany are investing in satellite internet connections to provide connectivity in hard-to-reach places, Slovakia has decided not to do so, at least for the moment.
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Policy Dialogue: Can Glyphosate play a role in achieving greater biodiversity?

Thu, 2021-11-04 13:30
The question of how to achieve sustainable agriculture and a balanced relationship between the environment, farmers and consumers is more and more pressing.
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Carbon capture: Europe’s trump card for waste treatment?

Thu, 2021-11-04 11:31
Europe has a waste problem. In 2018, over two million tonnes of rubbish was treated in the EU, with just under half of this going to landfills, where it releases climate-damaging methane emissions.
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COP26: 190 nations, regions and organisations commit to major coal power and financing phase-outs

Thu, 2021-11-04 11:11
A coalition of the world's major economies, financial institutions and organisations have come together to accelerate efforts to phase-out coal generating capacity and financing for new fossil fuel projects at COP26.
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Want to achieve circularity of beverage packaging? Wider roll-out of Deposit Refund Systems is a very good option [Promoted content]

Thu, 2021-11-04 11:00
Natural Mineral Waters Europe, UNESDA Soft Drinks Europe and Zero Waste Europe see  Deposit Refund Systems (DRS) as a very efficient waste collection method to achieve a truly circular economy for beverage packaging.
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HPV vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk by almost 90%, study confirms

Thu, 2021-11-04 10:35
Cervical cancer rates are 87% lower in women vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) when they were between 12-13, a new study published in The Lancet confirmed.
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Investing in fossil fuels amidst an energy price shock: the case of Greece

Thu, 2021-11-04 09:49
Tax reductions and subsidies to natural gas generate a wrong signal to the energy market, write Vlasios Oikonomou and Haris Doukas. A change of policy is needed before the phenomenon of energy poverty spreads throughout Greece and Europe this winter, they argue.
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EU-US announce new agri platform in bid to smooth over deepening cracks in relationship

Thu, 2021-11-04 09:34
The European Commission and the US administration announced the creation of a new transatlantic collaboration platform on agriculture in a bid to boost knowledge exchange and cooperation, but tensions remain over the wider implications of the EU's push on sustainability.
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EU must ‘immediately’ accept UK into Horizon Europe, say bloc’s research leaders

Thu, 2021-11-04 09:00
The European Commission must immediately finalise the United Kingdom’s involvement in the €95.5 billion Horizon Europe research and innovation programme or else risk a “major weakening” of Europe’s “research strength and competitiveness”, a joint statement by the EU’s research and innovation community has warned.
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Global energy crunch shows need for renewables and green savings

Thu, 2021-11-04 08:01
Now is no time to go easy on fossil fuels. It is the moment to deploy more clean sources of energy and to consume less of it, writes Harry Verhaar.
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German EU lawmakers top influence chart, Germany as a whole lags behind

Thu, 2021-11-04 07:26
Which members of the European Parliament are most influential: The index of influence of EU lawmakers ranks Germany rather low overall. Will the next German government change that? 
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Iranian claims that US tried to detain tanker false, Pentagon says

Thu, 2021-11-04 07:14
The Pentagon on Wednesday (3 November) rejected claims by Iran's Revolutionary Guards that they thwarted an attempt by the United States to detain a tanker carrying the Islamic Republic's oil in the Sea of Oman.
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Industry anxious about mandatory recycling targets in EU battery law

Thu, 2021-11-04 07:01
Requiring companies to use recycled metals in new electric vehicle batteries is necessary to prevent manufacturers from opting for cheaper, freshly mined virgin materials, the EU says. Still, the automotive sector, battery makers and the mining industry are all anxious about the upcoming EU battery regulation.
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‘Inaccurate’ EU energy labels for buildings up for review

Thu, 2021-11-04 07:00
Energy performance certificates (EPCs) for buildings are sometimes so inaccurate that they can even become a hindrance to the EU’s climate goals, industry says. The upcoming revision of the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive could offer a way out.
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Latvia declares emergency after surge in Covid cases

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:58
Latvia has declared a three-month state of emergency starting from Monday (8 November) following a surge in Covid-19 infections to record levels, as its vaccination rate remains one of the lowest in the EU.
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‘You are not alone,’ EU Parliament delegation tells Taiwan on first official visit

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:47
Taiwan's democracy is "a treasure" to be protected, the head of a visiting European Parliament delegation said on Thursday, promising to stand with the island as tensions between Beijing and Taipei spiral to their highest level in years.
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Lithuania says its rocky ties with China are a ‘wake up call’ for Europe

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:37
China's treatment of Lithuania is a "wake up call" for Europe, Lithuania's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday (3 November), calling for the European Union to be united in dealings with Beijing.
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French far left: Block road for Le Pen 

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:33
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Polish Climate and Environment Minister Anna Moskwa set to visit Prague in a bid to unblock the Turów dispute, Greece's PM going after the unvaccinated in an interview with TV channel MEGA, and so much more.
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Merkel’s green legacy under scrutiny as she bids farewell to Macron

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:31
French President Macron welcomed acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (3 November) for her farewell visit. But high-ranking critics accuse the outgoing German government of leaving behind a thorny legacy.
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UN renews mandate of EU military mission in Bosnia

Thu, 2021-11-04 06:28
The UN Security Council voted unanimously Wednesday (3 November) to renew for one year the mandate of the European military mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Russian opposition to the existence of an international high representative to the Balkan country.
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