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Carbon pricing and digital tax find traction in Davos 

Mon, 2019-01-28 07:35
Business leaders and decision makers agreed during last week's World Economic Forum in Davos that new taxes, including carbon pricing or a digital levy, would not only achieve a fairer economic model but would also help to fight climate change and deal with the ageing population.
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Finnish agronomist: ‘We need climate-smart agriculture’

Mon, 2019-01-28 07:26
A lower carbon balance can be achieved by sequestering CO2 through plant growth, a notion that has a major influence on how Finland manages its forests and croplands, says Liisa Pietola. EURACTIV Germany spoke to the Finnish agronomist in an interview.
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Macron says ‘won’t respond’ to populist Italian leaders

Mon, 2019-01-28 07:20
French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday (27 January) that he will not respond to criticism by populist Italian leaders Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini because their words are of "no interest".
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Ten-day minimum paternity leave to be rolled out across EU

Mon, 2019-01-28 07:18
In an effort to promote gender equality, the European institutions have approved establishing a ten-day minimum paternity leave for the whole of the EU, which represents a step forward for most countries. Although this leave already exists in France, it will be made more flexible. EURACTIV France reports.
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Venezuela’s Guaidó calls for new anti-Maduro protests

Mon, 2019-01-28 07:18
Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaidó called Sunday (27 January) for two new protests, in an effort to push the military to turn against leader Nicolás Maduro and back a European ultimatum demanding free elections within the week.
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US soy for producing biofuels, an ‘unsustainable’ giveaway to Trump

Mon, 2019-01-28 07:16
The Commission is about to offer Washington a way out from the current trade tensions with Beijing authorising imports of US soybeans to produce biofuels. The new imports to help ease trade relations are not helping the environment though.
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10,000 ‘red scarf’ protesters march against ‘yellow vest’ violence

Mon, 2019-01-28 06:59
More than 10,000 people wearing red scarves marched through Paris on Sunday (27 January) in protest at "yellow vest" violence during the anti-government demos that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the streets over the past 11 weeks.
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MEPs scold Nicaragua over ‘democratic crisis’

Mon, 2019-01-28 06:55
A European Parliament delegation on Saturday (26 January) urged Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to release political prisoners, permit the return of banned human rights groups and to restart dialogue with the opposition to end a months-long political crisis.
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95,000 complaints issued to EU Data Protection Authorities

Mon, 2019-01-28 06:55
Recent figures issued from the European Data Protection Board to the European Commission reveal that EU Data Protection Authorities have received more than 95,000 complaints from citizens across the continent.
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Tens of thousands protest in France, Belgium over climate crisis

Mon, 2019-01-28 06:29
Tens of thousands of people marched across France and in Belgium on Sunday (27 January) to protest the lack of state action to halt climate change.
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Far-right protest overshadows Auschwitz camp liberation commemoration

Mon, 2019-01-28 06:27
Dozens of Polish far-right nationalists gathered at the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland on Sunday (27 January) at the same time as officials and survivors marked the 74th anniversary of the camp's liberation in an annual ceremony.
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