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Future-proofing Europe’s digital health innovation pathway [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-06-05 05:00
Jan-Philipp Beck, CEO of EIT Health, discusses how the digital healthcare pathway must evolve to meet the changing and growing needs of patients, citizens and healthcare systems across Europe.
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Protecting biodiversity by promoting environmental management and circularity in the food and drinks sector [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-06-05 05:00
2020 was supposed to be a “super year for nature and biodiversity,” culminating with a global conference set to establish a ‘Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework’. The COVID-19 pandemic has, understandably, put a dent in these plans and, like nearly everything else,...
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ECB doubles down on pandemic response after German ruling

Thu, 2020-06-04 16:01
The European Central Bank announced on Thursday (4 June) that it will add €600 billion to its €750 billion bond-buying response against the coronavirus, in its first governing council meeting after Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled against the bank's asset-purchasing programme.
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The Brief – Images from America

Thu, 2020-06-04 14:50
The story is pretty much known: George Floyd was murdered 10 days ago in Minneapolis when a police officer pinned him to the ground with his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes with the help of three other...
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EU’s new Arctic policy still work in progress, ambassador admits

Thu, 2020-06-04 14:47
Under the helm of the Finnish presidency last autumn, the EU's new maritime and space policies made special reference to the Arctic region, and ministers agreed to update the EU’s Arctic policy strategy drafted in 2016.
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EU, UK back new vaccine fund after COVID-19 disrupts immunisation

Thu, 2020-06-04 14:17
Leaders pledged more than $7.5 billion to finance the distribution of vaccines to combat infectious diseases in the world’s poorest countries over the next five years at a UK-hosted Global Vaccine summit on Thursday (4 June).
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Germany’s €130bn stimulus package praised by all sides

Thu, 2020-06-04 14:08
After 21 hours of negotiations spread over two days, Germany's grand coalition came to an agreement on the €130 billion economic stimulus package close to midnight on Wednesday (3 June). The result has been received surprisingly positively by all sides. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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A million pre-paid beers await drinkers as Europe’s bars reopen

Thu, 2020-06-04 14:05
As bars across Europe gradually reopen, up to a million free or pre-paid beers are waiting to lure back wary consumers.
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EU consumers open to exploring more sustainable diets, but lack information to do so

Thu, 2020-06-04 13:18
EU consumers are influenced by environmental concerns and willing to change their eating habits accordingly but lack of information, high prices and limited availability of sustainable foods still stand in the way, according to a new survey from the European Consumer Organisation, BEUC.
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European Digital Media Observatory launched in Florence to analyse disinformation

Thu, 2020-06-04 13:10
The European Digital Media Observatory, which aims to analyse disinformation, was launched on Monday (1 June) in Florence. Funded by the EU, it brings together researchers and experts in media literacy. EURACTIV Italy reports.
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Airports and airlines volunteer to be EU virus safety guinea pigs

Thu, 2020-06-04 13:06
EU guidelines put together by the bloc’s aviation safety and health agencies will be trialled by seven of Europe’s airport operators and three of its airlines, as the air travel industry begins to kick back into gear following the coronavirus outbreak slump.
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Digital Brief: The Gaia-X generation

Thu, 2020-06-04 12:57
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We are presenting to all of you perhaps the most important digital aspiration of Europe in a generation.”  ...
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Global Europe Brief: Playing checkers with China

Thu, 2020-06-04 12:14
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski.
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Oil, gas, coal could lose two-thirds of value by 2070, says study

Thu, 2020-06-04 11:38
Business in oil, gas and coal is becoming increasingly unprofitable as global fossil reserves could lose around two-thirds of their value in the next 50 years, plummeting from around $39 trillion to $14 trillion, according to a study published on Thursday (4 May) by British think tank Carbon Tracker. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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RWE-E.ON deal will run smaller firms out of the market, green power boss claims

Thu, 2020-06-04 10:12
The European Commission’s decision to approve an agreement between Germany’s big power firms risks distorting energy market competition, according to the head of another company, who explained to EURACTIV Germany why he has started legal action.
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Key EU workers – interpreters – left on brink of survival during COVID

Thu, 2020-06-04 09:21
The lack of physical meetings during the COVID-19 lockdown has been devastating for nearly 1,200 freelance interpreters in the European institutions who struggle to make ends meet.
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EU signs contract for large-scale biometric database to protect borders

Thu, 2020-06-04 07:56
The European Union's ICT agency for internal security and border control, eu-LISA, has signed a framework contract for a new biometric matching system which aims to create a database of fingerprints and facial images of more than 400 million third-country nationals by 2022.
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Germany’s ruling parties agree on €130bn virus stimulus

Thu, 2020-06-04 06:58
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition on Wednesday (3 June) agreed a bumper stimulus package to speed up Germany’s recovery from the coronavirus. It includes a reduced VAT rate and beefed-up electric vehicle purchase premiums.
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Rosneft replaces sanctioned trading arm with new one

Thu, 2020-06-04 06:56
Russia’s Rosneft, which closed its oil trading arm after sanctions were imposed by US authorities in February, has set up a new Geneva-based trading business, four trading sources familiar with the matter said.
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UK in 5G talks with suppliers from Japan, South Korea

Thu, 2020-06-04 06:44
British officials have discussed supplies of 5G networking equipment with companies in South Korea and Japan as part of a bid to develop alternatives to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
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