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The EU has much to learn about how to engage its citizens

Thu, 2021-10-28 04:30
The Conference on the Future of Europe is a brilliant idea to give citizens voice in European decision making. However, the politicians involved just do not know how to engage with them, writes Kaspar Schultz.
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Slovenian PM Jansa ordered to pay damages over ‘stolen Jewish villa’ claim

Thu, 2021-10-28 04:24
A court in Velenje has ordered Prime Minister Janez Janša to pay €10,000 in damages and apologise to the opposition Social Democrats (SD) for claiming the party operated from a “stolen Jewish villa”. The decision follows a lawsuit filed by...
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Italian Senate torpedoes anti-discrimination bill

Thu, 2021-10-28 04:23
After months of debates, compromises and disinformation, a centre-right majority in the Italian Senate voted to block the parliamentary process on the so-called “Ddl Zan”, a bill that would expand current anti-discrimination laws to protect women, disabled people and members...
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Why Orban pumps billions abroad

Thu, 2021-10-28 04:23
The Hungarian government sends millions of euros every year to neighbouring countries with Hungarian minorities. According to analysts, Orbán’s intention is to buy votes of Hungarians living abroad. “The support of Hungarian national communities living beyond the borders must be...
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France threatens harbour ban on UK ships from next week as fishing row deepens

Thu, 2021-10-28 04:13
France will ban UK fishing boats from its harbours from next week as part of a series of tough sanctions on Britain unless London moves to resolve a long-running dispute over licences for French fishing vessels.
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EU Commission announces in-depth investigation into NVIDIA case

Wed, 2021-10-27 18:44
The European Commission has decided to investigate further whether the acquisition of the UK company Arm by the US chipmaker Nvidia breaches the EU merger regulation.
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EU hopes to head off criticism after BioNTech announces first African COVID vaccine site

Wed, 2021-10-27 15:28
The EU is hoping to head off criticism of its distribution of COVID vaccines from African states, after German pharma giant BioNTech announced on Tuesday (26 October) that it would establish its first African site producing COVID vaccines early next year, with EU support.
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Improving access to diabetes care will fit into EU’s health data space

Wed, 2021-10-27 15:26
Diabetes patients will be among the beneficiaries of the much-awaited European health data space seeking to make good use of healthcare data across the bloc, according to policymakers and health stakeholders.
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Diabetes in the EU between awareness and access to care

Wed, 2021-10-27 15:26
Diabetes remains a major public health concern despite the efforts to increase awareness and reverse its relentless spread in Europe.
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The Brief, powered by Facebook — A bittersweet goodbye for Merkel’s first man

Wed, 2021-10-27 14:45
Besides Angela Merkel's husband Joachim Sauer, no one else has been closer to the Chancellor than Peter Altmaier, the current caretaker minister of energy and economy. Altmaier is one of the very few German politicians on a first name basis with Merkel.
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Commission wants more capital buffers for EU banks – in about a decade

Wed, 2021-10-27 14:29
Through a newly proposed banking package the EU commission is trying to find a balance between increasing financial stability, protecting bank profits and sustainability concerns.
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‘Always on’: The promise of new geothermal technologies

Wed, 2021-10-27 13:06
The ability of geothermal energy to provide baseload electricity and flexibility to heating and power systems will be invaluable in order to move towards a 100% renewables-based system, experts say.
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LIVE NOW – Closed loop recycling in Europe: What helps and what hinders?

Wed, 2021-10-27 12:30
The new EU Circular Economy Action Plan is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient and competitive economy.
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EU high court fines Poland €1 million a day for non-compliance

Wed, 2021-10-27 12:26
As Poland’s row over judicial independence continues to escalate, the EU’s highest court has imposed a €1 million daily fine on Warsaw for not implementing its summer orders. On 14 July, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ordered Poland to...
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Between legality and reality: Mediterranean lessons for EU external action

Wed, 2021-10-27 11:09
The reaction to the European Court of Justice’s latest ruling on Western Sahara shows the Union can keep calm and carry on if it focuses on what it is able to achieve instead of aiming outside of its purview, writes Elena Valenciano.
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The biggest irritant in the Bulgarian election: The COVID certificate

Wed, 2021-10-27 11:03
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is the current favourite to win a second term in the 14 November elections, conducted together with parliamentary elections. However, the problematic COVID-19 situation and discontent over the recently introduced Green certificate might influence the outcome.
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EU’s Kyriakides promises to reinstate grants for health NGOs in EU4Health programme

Wed, 2021-10-27 10:55
The European Commission will reinstate operating grants for health NGOs in the EU4Health programme, the EU's Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides has promised after European health NGOs joined forces in an online campaign this week.
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In Bosnia, the migration crisis is far from over

Wed, 2021-10-27 10:28
EURACTIV travelled to the Una Sana canton in northwestern Bosnia in mid-October for four days to interview institutional and non-governmental actors to present a clearer picture of the migration situation on the EU’s external border. These interviews and first-hand testimonies...
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Bosnia: Afghans stuck in limbo on Bosnia-Croatia border

Wed, 2021-10-27 10:28
As the world awaits a possible new wave of refugees from Afghanistan to Europe in the aftermath of the fall of Kabul, vulnerable Afghans already on the EU's border face growing uncertainty.
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It’s Time EU Leaders Ensure COVID-19 Vaccine Equity [Promoted content]

Wed, 2021-10-27 10:00
The novel coronavirus has shown glaring deficiencies in the world's collective ability to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, with none more evident than wealthy countries' self-destructive unwillingness to cooperate on vaccine equity for the benefit of the entire global population.
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