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Brussels Flavour Day: the role of flavourings in the future of food

Wed, 2017-10-11 05:30
The Flavour Day concept is now a roaring success! This is how it all started… Brussels Flavour Day, an event to celebrate flavours and their role in the future of food.
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EU Sakharov prize shortlist revealed

Wed, 2017-10-11 05:28
The Venezuelan opposition, a Guatemalan indigenous leader and an imprisoned Eritrean writer were shortlisted on Tuesday (10 October) for the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize.
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At Frankfurt book fair, Macron urges Merkel to fight for EU revival

Wed, 2017-10-11 05:03
French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday pleaded his case for ambitious European reforms, appealing to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to join forces with him and enter the debate.
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Key glyphosate hearing to take place in heated atmosphere

Wed, 2017-10-11 05:01
The European Parliament’s environment and agriculture committees are holding on Wednesday (11 October) a highly anticipated public hearing on the so-called “Monsanto papers" and glyphosate, which is expected to further heat up the debate on the controversial chemical substance.
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Fire safety boosted by EU’s quest for efficient buildings

Wed, 2017-10-11 05:00
A revision of the EU’s buildings law is being used as an opportunity to bring fire safety into the heart of Brussels policymaking, as MEPs and NGOs alike hope to avoid a repeat of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.
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Departing ECHA boss: ‘I don’t see myself joining a big lobby group’

Wed, 2017-10-11 04:52
Geert Dancet, the executive director of the Helsinki-based European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), will retire at the end of the year. In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV, he comes back over the EU’s sometimes excruciating efforts to bring the powerful European chemical industry into line.
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Estonian official: Coalition of the willing can ‘drive’ healthcare data in Europe

Wed, 2017-10-11 04:52
As long as the political will exists, a coalition of EU member states can speed up the healthcare data mobility in Europe and start showing results in a cross-border manner in order for others to join, an Estonian government official told EURACTIV.
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The EU must get involved in the crisis in Catalonia

Wed, 2017-10-11 04:50
Unless the Catalan and Spanish authorities immediately open channels of dialogue about the constitutional future of Catalonia, the scenes witnessed last Sunday may only be a precursor of things to come. But for this dialogue to take place, the EU must be actively involved, argues Simon Toubeau.
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Catalan leaders sign independence declaration but put it on hold

Wed, 2017-10-11 04:48
Catalan leaders signed a declaration of independence from Spain on Tuesday (10 October) but immediately put it on hold and called for talks with Madrid on the country's worst political crisis in decades.
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Commission tells member states to improve sustainability of pesticide use

Wed, 2017-10-11 04:37
The European Commission said on Tuesday (10 October) that member states must do more to ensure pesticides are used sustainably to avoid putting human or environmental health at risk.
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Three ‘Fs’ to fix the Emissions Trading System

Wed, 2017-10-11 04:22

European lawmakers are meeting in Brussels on Thursday for (possibly) the final trialogue discussion on revisions to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). Now is the time to turn rhetoric into real action, urges Rachel Solomon Williams.

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The Brief, powered by Eurogas – Nobel Prize to Thaler shows virtue in talking to minds and guts

Tue, 2017-10-10 15:23
For too long, if not forever, economic theory has always been preoccupied with “social morons”, lamented Richard Thaler. Thanks to his kick in the homo economicus’ balls, the American professor was rewarded with this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics.
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Energy transition in France: What to expect from the new government?

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:15
The ‘Clean Energy for all Europeans’ package of legislation is the EU’s response to the Paris Agreement on climate change, setting out the bloc’s energy and climate policies for 2030.
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Artificial Intelligence: The end of the human race?

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:08
Artificial Intelligence can bring huge benefits for society. And despite the headlines, fears of AI taking over are nothing more than Holywood fantasy, writes Patrice Caine.
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Electric mobility’s time has come

Tue, 2017-10-10 11:56
“You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo obviously was not referring to electric mobility when he wrote these stirring lines, but his words would have been just as fitting, writes Alberto Piglia.
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OPEC Secretary General urges US shale oil producers to help cap global supply

Tue, 2017-10-10 10:42
OPEC’s Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo today (10 October) called on US shale oil producers to help curtail global oil supply, warning extraordinary measures might be needed next year to sustain the rebalanced market in the medium to long term.
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Commission hits back at criticism over tobacco track and trace proposal

Tue, 2017-10-10 10:39
The European Commission’s proposal for a tobacco track and trace system is fully in line with the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) provisions, as it gives control over the system to the member states and not the tobacco industry, a Commission spokesperson told EURACTIV.
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EU agencies accused of cherry-picking evidence in glyphosate assessment

Tue, 2017-10-10 07:23
Lawyers on the “Monsanto papers” case accused the EU agencies responsible for food safety and chemicals of “wilfully sawing off certain studies” in their risk assessment of glyphosate.
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Making woody biomass truly sustainable

Tue, 2017-10-10 06:15
Biomass is only sustainable and renewable when sourced from responsibly managed forests that are growing, not from old growth, primary forest or protected biodiverse areas. And this should be independently verified, writes Dr Rebecca Heaton.
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Catalan leaders under pressure over independence threat

Tue, 2017-10-10 06:00
Catalan leaders came under intense domestic and international pressure on Monday (9 October) to halt plans to break away from Spain after the region's president repeated his threat to declare independence and the government warned it would act to block it.
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