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Slovak government clashes with industry over energy prices

Wed, 2021-10-06 05:27
Slovak industry groups have demanded compensation for high energy prices, particularly from the environmental fund established by the environment ministry to support sustainable development. However, the environment ministry responded by saying the fund “is not an ATM”, EURACTIV Slovakia reported....
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Commission: avoid Greek drama with Recovery Fund first tranche

Wed, 2021-10-06 05:27
There is a political order from the leadership of the European Commission to grant Greece the first tranche of the Recovery Fund, the EU’s coronavirus recovery fund, even though the necessary reforms have not been carried out, EURACTIV was informed....
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EU says will fight rising online anti-Semitism

Wed, 2021-10-06 05:10
The European Commission on Tuesday (5 October) unveiled an anti-Semitism strategy to tackle hatred amid a worrying increase in attacks, notably online.
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Putin blames green transition for Europe energy market ‘hysteria’

Wed, 2021-10-06 05:06
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday (5 October) blamed the transition to green energy and low investment in the extraction industries for what he said were "hysteria and some confusion" on European markets where energy prices are surging.
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Romania faces political crisis as MPs collapse government

Wed, 2021-10-06 05:01
The Romanian government of liberal Prime Minister Florin Cîțu was brought down by a no-confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday (5 October), threatening to plunge the country into fresh political instability.
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Kazakhstan looks for best practices in Europe to improve child rights

Wed, 2021-10-06 05:00
When Kazakhstan decided it was going on the hunt for the "practical, best practices for effective solutions" that would bolster the rights of its youngest citizens, the Central Asian children's rights ombudswoman came to Europe.
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EU looking into complaints that Russia stoking gas price surge

Wed, 2021-10-06 05:00
The European Commission is looking into complaints by some EU countries that Russia is using its position as a major supplier to propel the soaring price of gas in Europe, the bloc's energy policy chief said on Tuesday (6 October).
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EU Parliament’s Renew in turmoil over group’s next leader

Wed, 2021-10-06 04:50
The announcement by Dutch EU lawmaker Sophie In’t Veld that she wants to run for president of Renew Europe has triggered reactions in the centrist political group, as the French, the biggest delegation within the group with 23 lawmakers, seem to have other plans.
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Most Brits see Brexit as a failure, poll reveals

Wed, 2021-10-06 04:34
Just over half of UK adults say that leaving the EU has been a failure, according to a new opinion poll published on Tuesday (5 October).
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MEPs demand strict rules over AI applications in criminal matters

Tue, 2021-10-05 16:43
Ahead of the artificial intelligence regulation, MEPs insisted that its use by law enforcement authorities and in the judiciary be subject to tight controls in Strasbourg on Monday (October 4).
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Health Brief: Cancer. The silent battle continues

Tue, 2021-10-05 16:14
The COVID crisis has scrambled the EU’s priorities when it comes to health. But while all eyes have been on COVID-19, European institutions have been carrying on their “silent battle” against an older enemy: cancer.
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The Brief, powered by GIE — Facebook’s darkest hour

Tue, 2021-10-05 14:53
Unprecedented internet outages, public outrage, pending lawsuits, upcoming legislation, growing competition, and privacy quarrels: Facebook is facing its darkest hour.
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MEPs stress need for strategic autonomy amid debate on EU-US relations

Tue, 2021-10-05 14:51
Ahead of voting on a report on the future of the EU-US relations in the European Parliament on Wednesday (October 6),  lawmakers discussed EU strategic autonomy and asserted the need for the bloc to keep its American ally close.
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Romania’s government falls after losing no-confidence vote

Tue, 2021-10-05 14:47
The Romanian parliament voted on Tuesday to oust the center-right government led by Florin Citu, which only lasted for nine months.
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Europe’s net-zero flying pledge goes global

Tue, 2021-10-05 12:31
Could flying one day be as eco-friendly as taking the train? The airline industry thinks so. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that global airlines will commit to achieving net zero flying by the middle of the century.
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Probiotics in Europe e-and worldwide: Several angles were raised, from regulatory, scientific and consumer perspective, in Europe and Worldwide, during the 11th edition of the International Congress Probiotics, Prebiotics and New Foods. [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-10-05 10:00
It is recognised that some microorganisms, normally referred to as probiotics, can play an important role to support a balanced gut microbiota, and this can have an impact on healthcare and well-being.
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EU Missions: It’s time to be bold

Tue, 2021-10-05 09:03
We are all becoming increasingly aware of the urgency to act and find solutions to extreme weather events that are becoming all the more frequent. This summer, the floods, and forest fires that devastated several regions of Europe served as a painful reminder that climate change is real and will affect us all.
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State Department says US is reviewing findings from Pandora Papers

Tue, 2021-10-05 07:44
The United States is reviewing findings of leaked financial documents known as the Pandora Papers, but is not in a position to comment on specifics, State Department spokesman Ned Price said on Monday (4 October).
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France, Spain urge pan-European response to energy price surge

Tue, 2021-10-05 06:57
France and Spain on Monday called for a coordinated European response to the surge in global energy prices to protect Europe’s poorest citizens, the competitiveness of its businesses and its 2050 plan to cut greenhouse emissions. The call, along with...
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World airlines commit to ‘net zero’ CO2 emissions by 2050

Tue, 2021-10-05 06:55
The world's airlines made a joint pledge Monday (4 October) to reach "net zero" carbon emissions by 2050, as the aviation industry ramps up efforts to curb its contribution to global warming.
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