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‘Heat our homes, not the planet’: EU clean air forum takes heating to task

Fri, 2019-11-29 10:10
Heating’s huge impact on the EU’s air quality and greenhouse gas emissions needs new focus and attention, according to policymakers and activists gathered in Bratislava on Thursday (28 November).
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Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister: Very low expectations for Normandy summit

Fri, 2019-11-29 09:50
After Ukraine's new President Volodymyr Zelenskyi agreed to hold elections in the separatist regions on the Russian border, peace talks with Moscow are regaining momentum. With the assistance of France and Germany, the two countries will return to the negotiation table on 9 December.
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France’s Macron: I’m not sorry I called NATO brain dead

Fri, 2019-11-29 08:23
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (28 November) said his remarks that NATO was experiencing "brain death" had been a useful wake-up call to alliance members, and he would not apologise for saying it.
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Malta PM calls emergency meeting as murder probe escalates

Fri, 2019-11-29 08:07
Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat called an emergency cabinet meeting on Thursday (28 November) night as a intensifying probe into the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia threatened to further destabilise the government.
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German central banker pushes back on calls for ECB to fight climate change

Fri, 2019-11-29 08:00
Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann on Thursday (28 November) batted back calls for the European Central Bank to take a bigger role in protecting the environment, saying it was up to goverments and not the ECB to fight climate change.
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The ‘Great Expectations’ of member states from the new Commission

Fri, 2019-11-29 07:51
In this Special Edition of the Capitals, EURACTIV's network is reporting on the main priorities of EU member states in the new European Commission.
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European Space Agency gets astronomical budget

Fri, 2019-11-29 07:43
The European Space Agency (ESA) will enjoy a budget of €14.4 billion over the next five years, after the agency’s 22 member states agreed on Thursday (28 November) to increase funding for space exploration.
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EU should adopt German standards on medical cannabis, campaigners say

Fri, 2019-11-29 07:33
Germany's regulatory approach to medical cannabis is good practice and should be replicated across Europe, according to newly-born European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA).
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The climate crisis is our responsibility, not our children’s

Fri, 2019-11-29 07:23
Many parents are supporting the children who are school striking for the climate, but are they really listening? ask Frida Berry Eklund and Yoca-Arditi Rocha.
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Slovakia still opposes EU accession to Istanbul Convention preventing violence against women

Fri, 2019-11-29 07:19
Slovakia will not ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women, the country's parliament decided, adding that any decision at EU level needs to be made unanimously. EURACTIV Slovakia reports.
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UK relies on migration to sustain health system, says new report

Fri, 2019-11-29 06:55
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) faces increasing demand thanks to historical underfunding and recruitment deficits, according to a European Commission report published on Thursday (28 November). 
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Progressive businesses support a 55% carbon reduction target in Europe

Fri, 2019-11-29 06:46
The COP25 climate summit in Madrid needs to lay the groundwork for 2020 when countries and blocs will be measured against their commitment to the Paris Agreement. At EU level, this should translate into an ambitious European Green Deal, writes Eliot Whittington.
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Poland’s shipyards face uncertain future

Fri, 2019-11-29 06:45
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced reconstruction plans for the country's battered shipbuilding industry. However, there is still no clear strategy and the current ideas have been slow to come go beyond mere concept.
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Tweets of the Week: VDL Commission, Climate Emergency, and #BlackFriday nonsense

Fri, 2019-11-29 06:30
VdL Commission gets the okay, it’s a climate emergency MEPs say, and #BlackFriday nonsense, please go away.
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EU-sponsored Nur-Sultan conference ‘happily coincides’ with Central Asia summit

Fri, 2019-11-29 06:25
A two-day conference on “Enhanced integration and Prosperity in Central Asia” opened in Kazakhstan's capital Nur-Sultan on Thursday (28 November). Incidentally, it coincided with a summit of the leaders of the five Central Asian countries on Friday in Tashkent, the capital of neighbouring Uzbekistan.
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Whole Grain Partnership- A unique ‘Stealth Health’ Opportunity [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-11-29 06:00
The recent EAT-LANCET report emphasised a ‘plant-forward’ diet where whole grains, fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes comprise a greater proportion of foods consumed, as a means to improve both human health and the health of the planet. John Athanatos is...
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The Brief, powered by BP – The collective intelligence we need

Thu, 2019-11-28 15:46
In one of the best moments of the award-winning movie ‘The Barbarian Invasions’, the characters discuss the most unique and talented generation in history. “Intelligence isn’t an individual trait,” one of them argued.
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Hungarian media deny claims that Eurovision 2020 is “too gay”

Thu, 2019-11-28 15:07
Hungary will not take part in Eurovision 2020, the annual song contest that will take place in Rotterdam next year. Reports have emerged that the reason was the high number of LGBTQ+ participants, which goes going against the conservative views of Viktor Orbán's government.
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French insurer AXA vows to stop insuring fossil fuel-dependant companies

Thu, 2019-11-28 14:31
The French insurance company AXA has announced its own plan to help phase out coal production in Europe by 2030, under which it would no longer be insuring companies that are too dependent on fossil fuels. According to NGOs, this plan has "no blind spots". EURACTIV France reports.
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NATO upgrades its ageing ‘eyes in the sky’

Thu, 2019-11-28 14:11
Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, signed a $1 billion contract to modernise NATO’s fleet of AWACS surveillance aircraft on Wednesday (27 November), striking a more optimistic note at a time of widening cracks in the transatlantic defence alliance.
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