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Dutch outline clean hydrogen ‘vision’, aim at global market

Thu, 2020-04-02 06:32
The Netherlands want to use their “unique starting position” in the gas value chain to become world leaders in the production and use of clean hydrogen, saying the fuel “can become a globally traded commodity”.
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COP26 UN climate summit postponed due to coronavirus

Thu, 2020-04-02 06:31
The UN has postponed a critical summit meant to jumpstart global climate action until 2021 as the world reels from the coronavirus pandemic. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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We must break the cycle of panic and neglect

Thu, 2020-04-02 06:30
Health, global security and international stability are inextricably linked. And our globalised, urbanised and at the same time politically fragmented world has never been as prone to pandemics as it is today. Wolfgang Ischinger and Stefan Oschmann present five points that are critical in order to be better prepared for situations like these in the future.
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More than 50% of consumes ready to pay for media, WEF report says

Thu, 2020-04-02 06:24
Some 53% of consumers are willing to pay for news in the future and as many as 70% for entertainment, according to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), published on Thursday (2 April).
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Orbán seeks EPP backing for his absolute powers

Thu, 2020-04-02 06:16
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is seeking conservative support to remain within Europe's main centre-right political bloc despite concerns over his adoption of emergency powers to rule by decree.
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Spain tops 100,000 COVID-19 infections, with record death toll

Thu, 2020-04-02 05:51
Spain topped 100,000 coronavirus infections and registered its highest daily death toll Wednesday as health authorities race to deploy hospital beds to deal with the pressure of the pandemic.
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Shortage of drugs and equipment: Brussels hospitals sound the alarm

Thu, 2020-04-02 05:48
Hospitals in the Belgian capital called on the federal government on Wednesday (1 April) to address a shortage of medicines and equipment, as COVID-19 patients continue to arrive at intensive care units that are starting to fill up.
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Europe’s domestic air travel emissions increase again

Thu, 2020-04-02 05:22
Greenhouse gas output from plane journeys within the EU rose again in 2019, according to new data from the European Commission, but that growth is likely to stop for a while, with 2020 set to be a lean year for airlines because of coronavirus.
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13 EU countries say ‘deeply concerned’ about democracy

Wed, 2020-04-01 19:46
Thirteen European governments said they are 'deeply concerned' about the risk of violations of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights, in a stab at Hungary's recent emergency measures giving the government wide powers, including the right to rule by decree.
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The Brief – Is Eastern Europe more resilient to COVID-19?

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:56
Have you ever wondered why the numbers of people contaminated with COVID-19 are substantially bigger in the western part of our continent than in the former communist countries? The subscribers to our The Capitals and the Coronavirus tracker haven’t failed...
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Coronavirus used to promote anti-EU narrative in Balkans, report finds

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:52
The ongoing coronavirus crisis is feeding into the narrative that the EU is “turning its back” on the Western Balkans, the European External Action Service (EEAS) said in an updated report on ongoing disinformation campaigns surrounding the pandemic, published on Wednesday (1 April).
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This is how the EU’s €100 billion corona-fund will work 

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:48
Member states will provide guarantees to raise up to €100 billion for a new temporary fund to support workers in hard-hit countries affected by coronavirus, such as Italy and Spain, according to the proposal seen by
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Annulment of Kosovo tariffs on Serbian, Bosnian imports causes new dispute

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:44
The outgoing Kosovo Premier Albin Kurti has said that the Kosovo government has decided to annul tariffs on imports from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. But the head of the Serbian government's Office for Kosovo, Marko Đurić, says that this is fake news and urged the public not to fall for it.
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Italy looks to non-EU migrants to plug gap in agricultural workforce

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:28
Giorgio Gori, the mayor of Bergamo, one of the worst hit cities from coronavirus, has called on the Italian government to speed up the issuing of the yearly decree that regularises non-EU migrant workers, as Italy is in desperate need for agricultural workers before the harvest season begins.
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Pressure builds for EU to back new African debt relief programme

Wed, 2020-04-01 14:14
African finance ministers want the European Union, International Monetary Fund and World Bank to support a multi-billion debt relief programme for the continent amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
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EU under pressure to broker online terrorist content agreement

Wed, 2020-04-01 13:53
The European Council and Commission are under pressure to make headway on rules to stamp out online terrorist content, the substance of which could provide a precedent for the upcoming Digital Services Act, an MEP involved with the matter told EURACTIV.
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F1 engineers help develop virus aid in record time

Wed, 2020-04-01 13:50
Formula One engineers from the championship-winning Mercedes team have helped develop a breathing aid that can keep coronavirus-infected patients out of intensive care. The device was given the green light by the UK health service in record time.
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Authorities call on bankers to adjust bonuses in response to pandemic

Wed, 2020-04-01 13:03
Banking authorities are calling on European banks to cut their bonuses for this year in order to reflect the impact of the coronavirus and dedicate more resources to the real economy.
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20 Years of Germany’s EEG: Clear unwillingness of the current government

Wed, 2020-04-01 12:09
Germany's energy transition or 'Energiewende', which came into force 20 years ago today, would not have been possible without the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). As a number of questions still remain unanswered, EURACTIV Germany talked to one of its architects.
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Amsterdam overflow airport’s opening date delayed a year

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:29
Amsterdam’s Lelystad airport - intended to serve as a spillover for Schiphol as of November - will not open its doors until the end of 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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