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Bulgarian newspaper evicted for not paying rent starts political scandal

Tue, 2021-12-07 05:33
Bulgarian media Trud will have to find new offices after the culture ministry accused them of not paying €68,000 in rent. The ministry sent police to close the office on Monday (6 December), despite editor-in-chief Petyo Blaskov calling the accusation a lie....
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EU lawmaker calls for regional transition councils

Mon, 2021-12-06 17:49
New jobs offered by the green transition may not make up for the traditional jobs that will be lost, or they may move to another location, which is why workers and trade unions should be included in regional planning of the transition, according to Jens Geier, a Social Democrat lawmaker in the European Parliament.
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Civil society fear lack of inclusion and member states inaction in CoFoE

Mon, 2021-12-06 17:18
Civil society has raised concerns to EURACTIV over a lack of inclusivity and diversity in the Conference of the Future of Europe (CoFoE). Additionally, they say the conference is at risk of failure if member states do not follow citizens’...
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French press agency and Google team up to fight disinformation in French elections

Mon, 2021-12-06 16:49
Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Google France launched on Monday (6 December) a programme to fight disinformation in the run-up to the French presidential elections. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief, powered by Neste – The dance of the elephants

Mon, 2021-12-06 15:45
The election of the European Parliament president is a dirty dancing sequence in which the two largest political groups in the EU – the centre-right EPP and the centre-left S&D -- unwilfully embrace.
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Putin and Modi discuss trade, humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

Mon, 2021-12-06 15:41
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin in New Delhi on Monday (6 December), with trade and the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan both on the agenda.
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Code of Practice on Disinformation revision extended into 2022

Mon, 2021-12-06 15:33
The process of updating the Code of Practice on Disinformation has been extended to the end of March 2022, as 26 new potential signatories join the revision. 
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Governments break EU rules, plan cohesion spending without partners

Mon, 2021-12-06 15:16
Several European governments are breaking EU rules that require meaningful consultations with local authorities and civil society in planning cohesion spending, stakeholders have complained, while the European Commission says everything is, mostly, in order.
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Growing small businesses in a digital world [Promoted content]

Mon, 2021-12-06 15:00
In November, seven nonprofit organisations from across Europe and the Middle East came together for the Google.org Skills Week on SMB Mentorship.
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EU condemns ‘politically motivated’ jailing of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

Mon, 2021-12-06 14:28
The European Union's top diplomat condemned on Monday (6 December) a jail term handed out to Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying it was a "politically motivated verdict".
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The last-minute amendments that could change the DMA

Mon, 2021-12-06 14:11
The European Parliament’s economic committee (ECON) could table up to six amendments introducing significant changes to the law to regulate internet giants. The leading negotiator for the Digital Markets Act (DMA), Andreas Schwab, requested no separate amendments be tabled during...
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Between Farm and Fork: The role of innovative ingredients and food technology in achieving F2F objectives

Mon, 2021-12-06 12:54
Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to find out how, through science-driven innovation, it will be possible to keep creating future-proof food and drink products responding to varied and evolving consumer demands while being safe, convenient and enjoyable for all.
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Germany’s new government will firmly defend encryption, key Social Democrat says

Mon, 2021-12-06 12:48
The next German government intends to speak more strongly in favour of end-to-end encryption and against the introduction of backdoors, Jens Zimmermann, the digital policy expert for the Social Democrats (SPD) who co-negotiated the coalition agreement's chapter on digitalisation, told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Lawmakers weigh in on the Digital Services Act [Promoted content]

Mon, 2021-12-06 11:00
European lawmakers are entering into the final negotiations on the Digital Services Act.
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Why internet regulation and media freedom must go hand-in-hand

Mon, 2021-12-06 10:52
The European press sector has serious concerns about the ongoing Digital Services Act negotiations in Parliament and Council, which risk undermining Europe’s free and independent press.  Victoria Svanberg is the acting vice-chair and acting chairman of NWT Gruppen AB and...
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Natural Gas is not a transitional fuel, so let’s stop saying it is

Mon, 2021-12-06 09:32
Instead of being promoted as "transitional fuel", gas could be better described as a fuel of last resort, with the caveat that it is not the only one: other technologies are advancing into the balancing role for the power systems, writes Julian Popov.
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Extraterritorial legal outreach: Why should the US call the shots?

Mon, 2021-12-06 09:13
A US law aimed at ending corrupt practices by US corporations has morphed into an economic and political weapon and a virtual goldmine in terms of the resources US agencies have extracted from non-US companies, writes Dick Roche.
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Better data needed to manage our buildings

Mon, 2021-12-06 08:35
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have immense, as-yet untapped potential to help Europe decarbonise. But the methodology that underpins them must be revamped first, argues Adrian Joyce, who is calling for a reform as part of the upcoming revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).
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How French nuclear interests weighed on Germany’s ‘traffic light’ coalition talks

Mon, 2021-12-06 07:14
The new German government's coalition treaty avoided references to nuclear energy and the EU's green finance taxonomy in order to preserve Franco-German relations, a senior Green negotiator in Berlin told EURACTIV.
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EU plans ‘digital product passport’ to boost circular economy

Mon, 2021-12-06 06:45
The European Commission plans to introduce a "digital product passport" early next year that would contain information about the composition of goods on the European market to help boost their chances of being reused and recycled.
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