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What European patients need: a shot of some good old Belgian surrealism

Mon, 2019-08-26 13:59
In art, Belgium is internationally recognised as the land of surrealism, where reality and dreams are intertwined to offer a new perspective on the world. Life sciences is another Belgian specialty and a major historical export product, a group of authors write.
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French minister eager to hold e-commerce platforms to account for VAT fraud

Mon, 2019-08-26 13:33
France's minister of public action and accounts, Gérald Darmanin, wants to reform VAT collection for e-commerce platforms. The French minister also wishes to draw inspiration from the EU's tax haven blacklist to establish a similar one for fraudulent platforms. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
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Mapping Europe’s tech landscape

Mon, 2019-08-26 11:21
This event report covers some of the burning issues in the context of the European Institute of Technology's annual Digital Conference taking place in mid-September, where politicians and industry experts will get together in order to map out the future of Europe's tech landscape.
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France says social media platforms will still sign hate speech pledge

Mon, 2019-08-26 10:31
France said it was optimistic that U.S.-based social media platforms including Facebook and Snapchat would still sign a pledge to fight online hate speech despite a last-minute delay.
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Where does Europe stand in the space race? [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-08-26 10:00
Space-related activities account for 10% of Europe’s annual output. While spending in the United States is still far ahead, innovative cooperation models and strong public commitment to space activities sustain the continent’s competitive edge on the world stage.
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EU ambassador says Mercosur trade deal unaffected by Amazon wildfires

Mon, 2019-08-26 06:45
A trade deal between Europe and the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) provides a clear commitment to the Paris Agreement in combatting climate change, the new EU ambassador in Brasilia, Ignácio Ybáñez, told EURACTIV’s partner EFE in an...
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Debate rages in Austria over enshrining use of cash in the constitution

Mon, 2019-08-26 06:38
It may sound like a strange thing to enshrine in a country's constitution: the right to pay cash. But a debate on whether to do just that has entered Austria's election campaign, shining a light on the country's love of cold, hard currency.
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G7 weekend sum-up: Trump deepens divisions by pushing for Russia’s readmission

Mon, 2019-08-26 06:27
The readmission of Russia in the Group of Seven most industrialised countries became a bone of contention between Donald Trump and his partners during a summit held in Biarritz (France), as the Europeans and Canada insisted on maintaining the group as a “club of liberal democracies”.
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Trump dangles ‘very big’ trade deal in front of Brexit Britain

Mon, 2019-08-26 06:19
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday (25 August) said he and President Donald Trump were "gung-ho" about a post-Brexit trade deal but cautioned the United States would be tough negotiators and that he would not rush talks.
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Iran’s Zarif makes surprise visit to G7 summit

Mon, 2019-08-26 06:18
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew into Biarritz in southwestern France for the G7 summit on Sunday (25 August) in a surprise attempt to break a diplomatic deadlock over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.
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Italy’s 5-Star, PD talks on new government hit stumbling block over PM Conte

Mon, 2019-08-26 06:14
Talks between Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new government have hit a stumbling block over the PD's opposition to Giuseppe Conte being reinstated as prime minister.
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Global appetite for beef, soy fuels Amazon fires

Mon, 2019-08-26 06:10
Two of the industries involved in the infernos consuming the Amazon rainforest and drawing the attention of global powers gathered at the G7 meeting in France are familiar to diners worldwide: soy and beef.
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Erdogan to meet Putin over Syrian army offensive

Mon, 2019-08-26 06:02
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told Russia’s Vladimir Putin on Friday (23 August) that Syrian army attacks in northwest Syria are causing a humanitarian crisis and threaten Turkey’s national security, the Turkish presidency said.
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UK officially declines to name new EU Commissioner

Mon, 2019-08-26 05:34
The UK government confirmed on Friday (23 August) that it would not nominate a European Commissioner candidate, branding the issue “a distraction” as Britain prepares to leave the EU on 31 October.
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In Europe, we have to be ‘paranoid optimists’! [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-08-26 05:00
What if Europe was the best place in the world for digital innovation? When it comes to Europe’s position on the global digital market, some might say we are better at regulating and planning than delivering, but we are catching up and this positive development has already been going on for about a decade. Europe is cool again!
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Commission to seek clarifications from Italy on French hiker found dead

Sun, 2019-08-25 17:21
The EU executive will urgently contact the Italian authorities to better understand the exact circumstances regarding the lack of instant and accurate caller location of a French hiker found dead in Italy earlier this month, an EU source told EURACTIV.com.
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EU to retaliate if Trump slaps tariffs on French wine

Sat, 2019-08-24 12:43
The EU will react with new tariffs against US products if Donald Trump decides to impose duties on French wine, European Council President Donald Tusk said hours before the opening of what is likely to be a heated G7 summit on Saturday (24 August).
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G7 Leaders, take a stand for Africa!

Sat, 2019-08-24 08:10
Africa is still heavily reliant on coal. To protect the climate, leading industrialised countries should help Africa to invest in clean growth and leapfrop to renewables, says former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
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G7 leaders to rethink capitalism as risk of recession looms

Fri, 2019-08-23 20:11
The leaders of the G7 nations will not sign a final comuniqué when they gather in Biarritz (France) this weekend, and will instead discuss how to rethink capitalism and multilateralism amid the persistent inequalities and the risk of a new recession. 
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Biarritz resembles post-apocalyptic ‘warzone’ as G7 leaders arrive

Fri, 2019-08-23 15:23
The G7 summit in Biarritz this weekend has put the entire French Basque coast under lockdown and unprecedented security measures. Locals are losing business and tourists are no longer able to enjoy a relaxing summer vacation. EURACTIV France reports.
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