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EU climate plan could see bloc’s carbon price double this decade

Fri, 2020-09-18 06:25
Carbon costs for Europe's businesses could double this decade under European Union plans to deliver deeper emissions reductions by 2030, according to analysis of European Commission modelling.
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ATHENS – Medicane hits Greece

Fri, 2020-09-18 06:21
The extremely rare phenomenon Medicane (short for Mediterranean hurricane), which in this case has been named ‘Ianos’, hit the islands of Kefalonia, Ithaca and Zakynthos on Thursday (17 September) as it approached the Ionian sea. Today, Western Greece, Peloponnese and...
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ATHENS – Spelling error sends gigantic face masks at schools

Fri, 2020-09-18 06:20
The order of face masks to protect pupils from COVID-19 made by the Greek ministry of health made a “spelling error” on the size and as a result, hundreds of thousands of gigantic “full-face” masks were delivered at Greek schools....
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HELSINKI – Finland failed to protect citizens of school shooting

Fri, 2020-09-18 06:20
Finland failed to protect its citizens from becoming victims of a school shooting back in 2008, the European Court of Human Rights held on Thursday (17 September). The authorities at the time had not taken the possible threat sufficiently seriously...
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LONDON/DUBLIN – Biden warns Boris

Fri, 2020-09-18 06:19
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned the UK government that any attempt to undermine the Irish Good Friday Agreement could impact the likelihood of a US-UK trade deal. Biden, who is an Irish-American, said that the Irish peace...
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PARIS – New COVID-19 measures

Fri, 2020-09-18 06:18
53 departments have now exceeded the alert threshold, French Health Minister Olivier Véran told a COVID-19 press conference which will now become a weekly event. In order to “maintain our social [and] economic life,” local measures will be taken, access...
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VILNIUS/WARSAW – Lithuania’s PM backs Warsaw in rule of law dispute with Brussels

Fri, 2020-09-18 06:17
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has vowed to support Poland in its ongoing rule of law dispute with Brussels, adding that Vilnius could follow Warsaw’s example to “de-sovietise our justice system”. Skvernelis and his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, held a...
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Agrifood Brief: The agri-side of Europe’s man on the moon moment

Fri, 2020-09-18 06:12
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   Once again, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has come under...
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Cyprus blocks EU’s Belarus sanctions plan

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:56
Plans by the European Union to slap sanctions on Belarus have fallen into disarray, sources say, a hostage to internal politicking that one EU official described as a threat to the bloc's credibility.
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Teach health literacy at schools to combat fake news, expert says

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:53
Social and traditional media, patient organisations and policymakers have all a role to play in providing clear messages when it comes to public health. But without proper investments in health literacy at school, fake news cannot be combatted, according to...
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It is optimistic to expect recovery funds by mid-2021, says EU official

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:50
The approval process for the EU’s €750 billion recovery funds may take longer than foreseen, and it would be optimistic to expect the first disbursements by mid-2021, an EU official said on Thursday (17 September).
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Belgium’s iconic beer and fries threatened by climate change effects

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:48
Two of Belgium’s most iconic products, beer and fries, stand to be severely affected by the effects of climate change, a new report commissioned by the National Climate Commission warned on Thursday (17 September). According to the study, changes in...
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Revolution will be Telegrammed: social media channels drive Belarus protests

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:45
The protests in Belarus have been organised using Telegram, an encrypted social media app able to sidestep internet bans. With the biggest channels now followed by millions of subscribers, the few people managing them are wielding unprecedented, and largely unchecked, power.
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Free the ‘prisoners’ of Moria now!

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:42
Europeans frightened by migration must be shown concretely that their security will not be at risk if reasonable programmes are implemented with the direct help of organised civil society, writes Marco Impagliazzo.
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Tweets of the Week: SOTEU, Forest Cities, Good Friday Agreement

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:40
In her state of the union, VDL aims to please, Trump thinks Vienna is nothing but trees and Dominic Raab has us all thinking jeez!
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Poland proposes billion-euro EU fund for Belarus

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:32
Poland on Thursday (17 September) proposed an EU stabilisation fund for Belarus worth at least one billion euros, as a top opposition leader prepared to meet EU foreign ministers in Brussels.
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Targets for anti-microbials must allow for ‘massive’ variation within livestock sector

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:31
Ambitions to lower the use of antibiotics in farming must take into account the “massive” amount of variation between member states and also between species, according to a leading livestock sustainability consultant who also highlighted the pressing need to digitalise the animal health sector.
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Venezuela’s Maduro says election delay to meet EU request ‘impossible’

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:23
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said it would be "impossible" to delay parliamentary elections planned for 6 December, after the European Union suggested pushing back the vote to meet conditions for the bloc to send an observer mission.
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Biomass: supporting greater climate ambitions without sacrificing sustainability [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-09-18 05:00
As Europe’s largest single source of renewable energy, sustainable biomass is a cornerstone of the EU’s low-carbon energy transition. Seeking to accelerate this transition, the European Commission has proposed a series of ambitious new goals to  achieve by the end...
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Judge to announce Uber London licence decision on September 28

Thu, 2020-09-17 20:34
A judge will announce on September 28 whether Uber has been granted an operating licence in London, where it was stripped of its right to take rides by the city’s transport regulator over safety concerns. Transport for London (TfL) refused...
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