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Has Europe lost the new biotechnology battle?

Wed, 2019-07-10 13:49
The EU's rules on GMOs risk stifling innovation in biotechnology and could lead to China and the US increasing their patent domination, writes Marcel Kuntz.
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Commission’s forecast paves the way for new ECB stimulus

Wed, 2019-07-10 13:38
The European Commission kept its growth forecast unchanged at 1.2% on Wednesday (10 July) but revised downwards inflation to 1.3% for this year and the next, strengthening the case for further monetary stimulus as global economic risks worsen.
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EU-Mercosur deal divides both sides of the Atlantic

Wed, 2019-07-10 13:16
Ten days ago, the EU and four Mercosur countries signed a free trade agreement that will cover a market of 780 million consumers. However, diverging opinions on both sides of the Atlantic remain.  EURACTIV's partner, Euroefe reports.
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Meet BSEF at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019 [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-07-10 10:00
BSEF will take part at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019 in Lyon, to support the business case for flow batteries and long duration energy storage, and to meet with worldwide experts.
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Erdogan visits Bosnia as part of bigger game

Wed, 2019-07-10 08:48
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) this week. The primary aim was to attend a summit, but analysts said it was also an effort to boost his hunt for members of the Gülen movement and reinforce his influence on Bosnian domestic politics.
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UK leadership hopefuls clash over Brexit promises

Wed, 2019-07-10 07:43
Boris Johnson stood accused Tuesday (9 July) of having nothing to offer Britain but "blind optimism" as he and his rival for the premiership clashed over Brexit in a bad-tempered TV debate.
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Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS): Time to inject a new sense of urgency?

Wed, 2019-07-10 07:38
The European Commission unveiled its 2050 climate strategy on November 28th, saying the transition to “a climate neutral economy” with net-zero emissions by mid-century will be positive for the economy, despite the significant additional investments it will require.
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Russia readies to ratify Paris Agreement, warns about renewables ‘absolutism’

Wed, 2019-07-10 07:24
The Russian government will submit legislation to ratify the Paris climate agreement by September, but president Vladimir Putin warned against the perils of “absolutist” renewable energy. EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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France to impose green tax on plane tickets

Wed, 2019-07-10 06:49
France announced Tuesday (9 July) it would impose new taxes on plane tickets of up to €18 per flight, joining other EU states seeking to limit the environmental impact of air travel.
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France adopts tough law against online hate speech

Wed, 2019-07-10 06:48
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. /// PARIS Online hate speech:  French lawmakers have adopted tough legislation against online hate speech. The bill,...
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EU clarifies funding scope for CO2 capture technology

Wed, 2019-07-10 06:39
The European Commission has clarified how it intends to support carbon capture and storage (CCS), a key technology in the fight against global warming, which supporters say will enable deep emission cuts in heavy industries such as cement, steel and petrochemicals.
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Europe agrees to put forward one candidate for IMF chair

Wed, 2019-07-10 06:35
EU finance ministers unanimously decided on Tuesday (9 July) to present one single candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde as Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
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German coalition divided over carbon pricing

Wed, 2019-07-10 06:34
Should Germany put a price on carbon emissions from transport, buildings or agriculture, which are currently not covered by the EU emissions trading scheme? The question is dividing members of the ruling coalition. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Minister: EU-Morocco pact is about having relationship we both deserve

Wed, 2019-07-10 06:33
A week after the EU and Morocco launched plans for an ambitious new trade and political deal at the Morocco-EU Association Council, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita explained in an exclusive interview how his country wants to build its relationship with the EU.
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Forest Green Rovers, the world greenest football club

Wed, 2019-07-10 06:31
A vegan menu, bamboo-made t-shirts, an organic pitch, a stadium 100% powered with renewable energy… in less than a decade, the Forest Green Rovers has become the first carbon-neutral club in the world. EURACTIV interviewed its manager.
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European solar thermal market sees slight increase

Wed, 2019-07-10 06:17
In the European Union, the solar thermal market grew by almost 10% compared to 2017.  Despite this being a large increase, it remains insufficient to achieve short-term objectives. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports.
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Will New Democracy undermine the positive momentum in the Western Balkans?

Wed, 2019-07-10 05:01
Following New Democracy’s return to power there are concerns in Brussels, Berlin and Washington about changes in Greece’s policy towards its Balkan neighbours, write Alexandra Voudouri and Ioannis Armakolas.
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The Bromine-based energy storage [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-07-10 05:00
Bromine-based flow batteries are a highly efficient and cost-effective electro-chemical energy storage solution, providing a range of options to successfully manage energy from renewable sources, minimizing energy loss, reducing overall energy use and cost and safeguarding security of supply.
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Finland kicks off EU presidency with bid to tackle ‘unfin[n]ished business’

Tue, 2019-07-09 15:18
"A sustainable Europe - a sustainable future". This is Finland's motto to kickstart its presidency in the European Council for the next six months. The Finnish programme seeks to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, expand the digital internal market and strengthen military cooperation. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
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The Brief – The Lion and the Unicorn

Tue, 2019-07-09 14:58
The perils of dealing with Donald Trump have been spelt out in technicolour to the wounded British Lion, who must be wondering why nobody gives her a break. ‘Dysfunctional, unpredictable, diplomatically clumsy and inept’ were some of the phrases the...
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