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Iran says 1,044 centrifuges active at underground plant

Mon, 2020-09-14 04:49
The head of Iran's atomic agency said Sunday (13 September) that 1,044 centrifuges were active at the Fordow uranium enrichment plant, in line with steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal.
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Greek PM promises permanent migrant centre after fire on Lesbos

Mon, 2020-09-14 04:40
Greece will build a permanent migrant reception centre on Lesbos to replace the overcrowded refugee camp destroyed by a fire last week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday (13 September), calling for closer European involvement.
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MEPs vow to veto UK trade pact if its breaks Withdrawal Agreement

Sat, 2020-09-12 06:58
EU lawmakers threatened on Friday (11 September) to veto any trade deal with the UK unless Boris Johnson’s government withdraws its plans to tear up parts of its Withdrawal Agreement with the bloc, as negotiations on a future trade deal teetered on the brink of collapse.
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EU and China: Charting a new relationship

Fri, 2020-09-11 15:09
With EU-China relations being put to the test this year, policymakers in both parties have been in talks over how best to chart new bonds as part of the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. This report, sponsored by the...
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The Brief, powered by amfori – A gamble too far

Fri, 2020-09-11 14:50
It’s the wise gambler who knows when his luck is about to run out. Boris Johnson always assumes that his luck is in and, so far, his faith has been rewarded. But his threat to break the Withdrawal Agreement looks like a gamble too far.
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Revolutionary hero’s identity stands in the way of Skopje’s EU path

Fri, 2020-09-11 14:50
Historic figure Gotse Delchev, considered as a national hero both in Bulgaria and North Macedonia, now appears to stand in the way of Skopje’s EU path. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
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‘Geopolitical’ Europe aims to extend its digital sovereignty from China

Fri, 2020-09-11 14:04
The European Commission intends to act as a strong geopolitical player at next week's EU-China video meeting. But to do so, Europe must extend its 'digital sovereignty', also with regards to China. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Franco-German team-up aims to drive hydrogen production forward

Fri, 2020-09-11 13:04
France and Germany intend to become the world champions for green hydrogen together and are already planning to set up a "gigafactory" with state support. But the two could butt heads over nuclear power. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Belgrade-Pristina deal only way to counter ‘influences from the East’, Kosovo PM says

Fri, 2020-09-11 12:47
Unless Serbia and Kosovo normalise their relations, the Western Balkans will remain vulnerable to foreign influence coming from the East, Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti warned MEPs on the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee Thursday evening (10 September.
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Big euro economies push for strong cryptocurrency rules

Fri, 2020-09-11 12:46
The finance ministers of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain called on the European Commission to include “strong rules” in its upcoming cryptocurrency proposal, in particular for global digital tokens like Facebook’s Libra.
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Warsaw says ‘committed’ to EU’s climate neutrality goal

Fri, 2020-09-11 10:01
Poland moved a step closer to formally endorsing the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality goal this week when its climate ministry presented an update of the country’s 2040 energy roadmap during an online event hosted by EURACTIV.
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EU health programme needs proper funding to be ready for present and future challenges

Fri, 2020-09-11 09:56
The ambitious new EU4Health programme needs adequate funding if we really want it to be efficient and reach its goal to protect citizens’ health in the years to come, write three European lawmakers. Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, Nicolae Ștefănuță are MEPs from the...
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Every drop counts: Exploring innovative solutions for Europe’s drought problem

Fri, 2020-09-11 09:51
A third consecutive year of drought shows that water scarcity is an increasingly frequent and widespread phenomenon in the EU, and one which holds enormous implications for the agricultural sector. EURACTIV spoke with Netafim, a specialist irrigation company, about the innovative solutions on offer to cope with this. 
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Digital Brief: EU digital competition, Ireland V Facebook, EU-ID

Fri, 2020-09-11 09:42
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Europe’s online marketplaces should be vibrant ecosystems, where startups have a real chance to blossom. They shouldn’t be closed...
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Energy firm turns to rocket science in bid to green transport

Fri, 2020-09-11 08:01
French energy company Engie is teaming up with aerospace firm the ArianeGroup to steal a march on its rivals in the hydrogen production business, by drawing on expertise gained through Europe’s space programme.
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EU lawmakers up the ante, vote for 60% climate target for 2030

Fri, 2020-09-11 06:48
The European Parliament's environment committee has voted for a new EU-wide target to reduce carbon emissions 60% by 2030, setting the stage for tough negotiations with EU countries and the European Commission, which is expected to propose a 55% goal next week. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Moria fires prompt swift EU promises on migration policy

Fri, 2020-09-11 06:38
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany and France accepting more underage refugees from the Moria camp, half of Slovakia's society agreeing that Western society is a threat to their values, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Indian companies interested in exploring business opportunities

Fri, 2020-09-11 06:36
Representatives of several Indian pharmaceutical companies are exploring business opportunities in Serbia, after a visit had been cancelled in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian Ambassador to Serbia Subrata Bhattacharjee said yesterday. Indian pharmaceutical companies were being showcased to...
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BELGRADE – EU expects Serbia to fulfill obligations

Fri, 2020-09-11 06:35
Brussels expects Serbia to act in accordance with the strategic goal of EU membership and fulfill the obligations it has assumed within the process of EU accession, the EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell has said. In a reply to an...
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ZAGREB – ‘Pure theatre’

Fri, 2020-09-11 06:35
After MEP Ivan Vilibor Sincic unloaded a load of watermelons from a van in front of the government house in an attempt to bring attention to the difficulties facing Croatian farmers, Agriculture Minister Marija Vuckovic called the performance “pure theatre”....
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