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EU to study joint natural gas buying as response to energy price spike

Tue, 2021-10-12 05:04
The European Union will look into an option for member states to jointly buy natural gas as the bloc considers ways to protect itself against surging energy prices, according to a draft document.
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Together toward a broader European plasma donation ecosystem [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-10-12 05:00
The unique aspects of human plasma need to be framed more precisely in the EU Blood Directive. The revision of the European Union Blood, Tissues and Cells Legislation brings an opportunity to strengthen this legal framework to encourage new approaches...
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Two dozen countries announce commitment to EU-US global methane pledge

Tue, 2021-10-12 04:32
As political support grows to place methane emissions reduction at the top of the global agenda, 24 additional countries agreed on Monday (11 October) to sign the EU-US-led Global Methane Pledge ahead of the UN climate summit in Glasgow.
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Slovenian Presidency pitches provisions to ‘avoid enforcement deadlocks’ in DSA

Mon, 2021-10-11 16:34
The Slovenian Presidency has advanced an enforcement structure that would give stronger intervention powers to the European Commission in the context of the proposed Digital Services Act (DSA) package. The European Commission presented the package in December 2020. It contains...
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The Brief, powered by APPLiA — Energising the EU bashing

Mon, 2021-10-11 14:51
The recent surge of electricity and gas prices to record heights across Europe has a huge potential for EU-bashing in member states, something the EU institutions should try to avert — if they can.
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Pushed out, president of French competition body feels ‘surprised and disappointed’

Mon, 2021-10-11 14:44
The president of the French competition authority, Isabelle de Silva, who has slapped a record-high fine on Google during her tenure, has revealed that she will not be reappointed and will no longer work on some "difficult projects", including the merger of TV channels TF1 and M6.
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Two worlds, one pandemic

Mon, 2021-10-11 13:37
The response to the COVID pandemic is opening up a yawning economic divide between the world's wealthy and poor countries, particularly African nations, who lack the budgetary firepower to finance stimulus measures, writes Edwin Ikhuoria.
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Digital Inclusiveness: How to ensure no European is left behind [Promoted content]

Mon, 2021-10-11 10:00
Commission President von der Leyen calling digital “make or break” for Europe’s recovery and sovereignty in her recent State of the Union provides new political impetus to the 2030 digital objectives and targets for digital transformation.
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Is joint EU gas purchasing really a bad idea?

Mon, 2021-10-11 08:12
Rather than going all the way to joint gas purchasing and strategic stocks, a European solidarity mechanism could be done quickly and relatively cheaply to address Europe’s current – and likely future – energy supply problems, argue Christian Egenhofer and Irina Kustova.
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Britain and Ireland argue on Twitter over Brexit deal

Mon, 2021-10-11 06:53
Britain and Ireland traded barbs on Twitter on Sunday (10 October) after British Brexit negotiator David Frost restated his view that the EU must agree "significant change" to the Northern Ireland protocol that governs trade and border rules in the province.
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Key UN biodiversity summit to open in China

Mon, 2021-10-11 06:37
A key UN summit tasked with protecting biodiversity officially opens in China and online Monday (11 October), as countries meet to tackle pollution and prevent mass extinction weeks before the COP26 climate conference.
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Germany’s SPD pushes for inclusion of gas in EU green finance taxonomy

Mon, 2021-10-11 06:20
The role of gas in the energy transition should be reflected in the EU’s green finance taxonomy, according to the economy and energy spokesperson of Germany's social democratic SPD party, which is expected to lead the next German government coalition.
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Poles pin hopes on Tusk to prevent EU exit

Mon, 2021-10-11 06:15
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland lobbying the EU to view nuclear energy as a sustainable energy source, the COVID-19 situation in Serbia being the worst in Europe, and so much more.
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Greece to boost guards on Turkey border

Mon, 2021-10-11 06:14
Greece's police minister on Sunday (10 October) said 250 additional guards would be deployed on the country's land border with Turkey, where thousands of asylum-seekers tried to enter last year.
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German far-right: Spats and election losses as AfD veers to the right

Mon, 2021-10-11 06:02
Germany’s prominent AfD party had gained big in 2017, prompting fears of a new far-right wave in Europe. Following the disappointing result at the 26 September elections, the party has lost much of its splendor.
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US says Taliban talks in Doha were ‘candid and professional’

Mon, 2021-10-11 05:55
The United States said the first face-to-face meeting between senior US and Taliban officials since the hardline group retook power in Afghanistan was "candid and professional" and that the Taliban would be judged on their actions, not just their words.
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The global tax marathon: Winners and losers

Mon, 2021-10-11 05:52
Aspects of the global tax reform agreement which have largely gone unnoticed are likely to come in for closer scrutiny in national parliaments of EU countries and in the European Parliament where some pushback can be expected, writes Dick Roche.
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EU hopeful Albania struggles with its own asylum seekers

Mon, 2021-10-11 05:41
Albania has a problem with asylum. Between 2010 and 2019, more than 193,000 Albanians applied for asylum in the European Union, a significant portion of the EU candidate country's population of 2.8 million.
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Italian police arrest far-right party officials after anti-vax riot

Mon, 2021-10-11 05:35
Italian police said on Sunday (10 October) they had arrested 12 people, including top officials of the extreme right-wing party Forza Nuova, following clashes in Rome against a government drive to make the COVID-19 "Green Pass" mandatory for all workers
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Albania declares state of energy emergency amid energy crisis

Mon, 2021-10-11 05:27
Prime Minister Edi Rama on Friday declared a state of energy emergency due to the ongoing energy crisis. Despite there not being any shortages at the moment, Rama decided to make the move due to expected issues during the winter...
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