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‘Black gold’ rush to peak in 2030 thanks to rise of electric car

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:37
World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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It’s high time Macron or Juncker gave a speech at ESA

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:35
Europe’s leaders need to set forth the threats to Europe that could come from failure to exercise space leadership. Vidvuds Beldavs suggests what Emmanuel Macron or Jean-Claude Juncker could say to take Europe to the forefront of space exploration.
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Circular Economy and Salt [Sponsored]

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:30
Salt industry is confident of its role to power the transition from linear to the resource-efficient circular economy.
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Tropical storm hits Europe, fuels wildfires in Portugal and Spain, batters Ireland

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:21
Tropical storm Ophelia killed at least 36 people in wildfires raging through Portugal and another three in Spain on Sunday and Monday (15 and 16 October). Three people died in Ireland as the storm battered the island’s southern coast, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves.
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Estonian minister: ‘Nobody is objecting’ to CO2 limit on power plant subsidies

Tue, 2017-10-17 05:03
The European Commission’s proposal for a CO2 limit on power plant subsidies is supported by the Council of Ministers, insists Ando Leppiman. But now the issue is more how it can be managed, he told
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De Castro MEP: New plant-breeding techniques are nothing like ‘Frankenstein’ GMOs

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:23
The vice-chair of the European Parliament’s agriculture committee has argued that Europe should embrace innovative biotechnologies to boost food production while cutting the environmental impact of farming, but environmentalists remain sceptical.
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In Europe, a new wave of terrorism driven by social media

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:12
The proliferation of extremist content online has led to growing pressure on tech firms. The EU has an opportunity to provide leadership by developing clear standards to decrease the prevalence of extremist propaganda, writes Radek Sikorski.
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EU tells Ankara to stay calm, respect UN framework for Cyprus

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:11
The European Commission backs a Cyprus settlement process under the auspices of the United Nations and calls on Turkey to refrain from creating any source of friction that could damage neighbourly relations, an EU spokesperson told
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How environmental crime became an EU security priority for 2018-21

Tue, 2017-10-17 03:59
In May 2017, EU justice ministers decided that environmental crimes – including wildlife trafficking and waste crimes – would be one of the EU’s ten priorities for the fight against serious and organised crime during the 2018-21 policy cycle. Catherine Bearder evokes how this decision came to being.
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Change on the horizon for social rights?

Tue, 2017-10-17 03:56
Real progress to eradicate poverty and promote social justice for all is within the grasp of the EU, but it will take ambitious political commitment at November’s Social Summit to make gains in reaching a truly social Europe, explain Jana Hainsworth and Luis Alvarado Martinez.
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The Brief – Juncker’s muted message to Austria’s Wunderkind

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:59
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Sebastian Kurz, who is already seen as the next prime minister of Austria, and wished him success in the formation of a pro-European government. He has also spoken to him, most probably on his iconic old-fashioned mobile phone.
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Waste: Subsidies make it cheaper to burn than recycle

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:25
The growing trend of burning waste for energy undermines Europe’s recycling efforts by diverting waste to incinerators instead of having it reused or recycled, thereby defeating the purpose of the Commission's well-meant directive on minimising waste.
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Small businesses at risk of being overwhelmed by data protection burden

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:00
With eight months until the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the countdown is well and truly on but businesses are not ready, writes Mike Cherry.
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Agrifood mergers bad for farmers, experts warn

Mon, 2017-10-16 13:33
Mergers in the agrifood sector squeeze farmers’ income and consolidate current models of food production, aggravating environmental and social fallouts, according to experts, who warn that they also create barriers for victims of industrial disasters seeking justice.
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Catalan leader seeks dialogue with Madrid, ‘end of repression’

Mon, 2017-10-16 13:14
The leader of Spain's breakaway Catalonia region has asked to meet the Spanish Prime Minister, aiming to restore dialogue and avoid further escalation of tensions and violence which have paralysed the wealthy region and worried Europe.
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Food & drink industry boss: Do not confuse ‘quality’ with ‘recipe’ in food debate

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:43
What has been mixed in the current dual quality food conversation is ‘quality versus recipe’, as consumers have different preferences on sweetness and saltiness and we just have to accept it, FoodDrinkEurope leader told in an interview.
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Renewable Energy Directive: Keep molasses for food and feed [Sponsored]

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:33
The European Parliament ENVI Committee will vote on whether molasses is a feedstock for “advanced” biofuels on 23 October. Since molasses is a food and feed material used for yeast, bread, beer, confectionery and animal feed, it should not be seen as a raw material for “advanced” biofuels, according to several European food and feed associations.
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Member states have no real plan for the circular economy, they are secretly sabotaging it

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:12
It’s high time for a circular economy in Europe, according to member states. So why are they on course to obstruct waste laws? This kind of doublespeak undermines the circular economy but also faith in politicians, writes Piotr Barczak.
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Macabre Juncker speaks of Brexit and autopsy

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:48
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was asked today (16 October), as he faced the press together with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, what is expected from his meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to be held this evening.
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Data protection and digital single market struggle to combine in Europe

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:06
Given the extraordinary boom of the digital economy, Europeans’ data protection should be a priority, according to Director General for Justice and Consumers Tiina Astola. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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