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Conservative MEP: Plain packaging will not tackle rising obesity

Fri, 2018-06-08 15:28
Most people gain weight because of the lifestyle and measures like plain packaging will not provide the solutions we need, conservative MEP Daniel Hannan said.
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The Brief, powered by Yara – Boris & co run out of time

Fri, 2018-06-08 14:55
Westminster is aflutter with talk of resignations and betrayal after 24 hours in which the fragile unity of the UK government shattered like a cheap vase.
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Commission throws lifeline to Penka the cow

Fri, 2018-06-08 14:01
EU import rules do apply to Penka the cow, but she is now safely back in Bulgaria awaiting tests to see if she is healthy and able rejoin her fellow cows.
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The fight for viral hepatitis C elimination

Fri, 2018-06-08 13:47
The hepatitis C virus is a global public health threat with significant morbidity and mortality, and within Europe, the WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Region and the European Region have the highest reported prevalence.
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France tells Germany ‘it’s now or never’ to save the EU

Fri, 2018-06-08 13:24
France called today (8 June) for more ambition from Germany in reforming the euro zone, saying Europe faced a "now or never" moment with rising external threats from the United States and China.
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Trump threatens more tariffs, heats up G-7 summit in Canada

Fri, 2018-06-08 13:07
Tension rose among the richest countries in the world on Friday (8 June) as US President Donald Trump threatened to impose more tariffs on European and Canadian products ahead of a G7 meeting in Canada.
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‘Primary’ energy efficiency in focus as EU talks near finishing line

Fri, 2018-06-08 12:41
Public debate on energy efficiency has tended to focus on savings made by the end-user – whether in buildings or in consumer products like TV sets, lightbulbs, and vacuum cleaners, which have all grabbed headlines.
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Brace for possible ‘Brexit meltdown’ but don’t panic, Boris Johnson caught as saying

Fri, 2018-06-08 12:39
Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson warned there could be a Brexit meltdown but it will be "all right in the end" and said that US President Trump would take a tougher stance were he leading the talks, according to BuzzFeed.
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EU health chief: Some politicians spoke too ‘loudly’ against glyphosate before elections

Fri, 2018-06-08 12:32
Some politicians spoke loudly before the election proposing to immediately ban glyphosate, but after the election, they were “welcomed to reality”, Andriukaitis said.
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Austria to expel 60 imams with links to Turkey

Fri, 2018-06-08 12:11
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced on 8 June his plans to expel foreign-funded imams and shut down seven mosques to tackle “political Islam”. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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Hepatitis experts call to action to secure financing viral hepatitis C eradication

Fri, 2018-06-08 10:14
Greater efforts are needed to ensure that all cost elements of viral hepatitis C (HCV) elimination are affordable, including surveillance, monitoring, awareness, screening, prevention and treatment programmes, experts told a conference in Brussels on 6 June.
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Trans-Europe Express – Mass Orbanisation on the horizon

Fri, 2018-06-08 10:00
Viktor Orbán was once seen in the Brussels bubble as a bad boy, a political hooligan who is foolishly attempting to challenge an unbreakable political correctness.
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Penka the cow – a buzz that eclipsed the Bulgarian Presidency

Fri, 2018-06-08 09:54
The case of Penka the cow got the unprecedented attention of the world media, so much so that a Bulgarian columnist wrote it had outshone the official highlights of the country’s EU Presidency.  But it was mostly used by British tabloids, which turned it into a symbol of the blatant bureaucracy imposed by Brussels.
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G7 can tackle five priorities with one investment: agricultural research

Fri, 2018-06-08 09:20
This week the representatives of the world's most advanced economies grapple with complex challenges at the G7 summit. Smart investments need to be made to solve the five key issues addressed at the summit and the smartest investment is in agricultural research, writes Marcon Ferroni.
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Romanian absurd: A ruling party that calls a protest meeting

Fri, 2018-06-08 09:00
The political party that toppled its own government in Romania last year has made another head-scratching move: It is staging a massive protest in front of the building that houses the government it appointed only a few months ago.
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Wire Taps on Your Apps? ePrivacy and Security: Striking a Balance

Fri, 2018-06-08 07:46
Does the ePrivacy Regulation set a high standard for the confidentiality of electronic communications, or is it a far-reaching expansion of government surveillance authority?
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The battle for low carbon cars: Round 2

Fri, 2018-06-08 06:46
The debate on CO2 targets for cars and vans in Europe by 2030 is shaping up to be another epic fight, write Greg Archer and Julia Poliscanova.
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Kazakhstan will benefit enormously from Belt and Road initiative

Fri, 2018-06-08 06:09
Kazakhstan, the most impressive reformer in the Central Asian region, is set to benefit enormously from China’s Belt and Road initiative as an equal partner, Kate Mallinson of Chatham House said at an international conference marking the 20th anniversary of Astana, on 5 June.
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Shifting politics offer fresh hope of EU deal on clean energy laws

Fri, 2018-06-08 05:56
The Bulgarian Presidency of the EU has tabled fresh options for the bloc’s energy ministers who are meeting on Monday (11 June) to finalise their position on three laws that will shape Europe’s energy and climate policy until 2030.
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All eyes on Denmark after Sweden awards Nord Stream 2 permit

Fri, 2018-06-08 05:52
Denmark is the last country still to complete its national permit procedure for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline designed to bring Russian gas offshore to Germany under the Baltic Sea, after Nord Stream 2 obtained a permit from the Swedish government yesterday (7 June).
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