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Extreme smoking bans exclude smokers from society [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-10-17 10:00
In 2009, the Council of the European Union adopted a Recommendation on smoke-free environments. By focusing on measures protecting people from second-hand smoke, the 2009 EU Recommendation achieved a balance between the protection of the non-smokers’ health and the smokers’...
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The EU’s Single Market: Digital enough to compete globally?

Thu, 2019-10-17 09:33
The European Union, with 500 million consumers, has huge potential in digitalising the economy. The ‘Digital Single Market’ is no longer stand-alone. Rather, digitalisation affects all sectors and companies. It is argued that European digital services lag behind the US and China, especially when it comes to its global presence. However, opportunities exist in B2C and B2B services and beyond.
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Europe’s ‘MIT’ wants to accelerate innovation and support creativity

Thu, 2019-10-17 09:33
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology often referred to as "Europe's MIT", is a little over ten years old and has already supported more than a hundred projects. It is now preparing to launch a branch to promote culture and the creative industries. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU Summit LIVE: Brexit, Budget, Balkans

Thu, 2019-10-17 09:05
European leaders gather for a summit in Brussels on 17-18 October to discuss if, how and when the United Kingdom will leave the bloc. With everything up in the air, an extension seems the safest bet. The EU's seven-year budget, enlargement to the Western Balkans and escalation in Syria will also be high on the agenda.
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New EU Commission delayed for at least a month

Thu, 2019-10-17 08:06
The European Parliament expects the new EU Commission to start work with at least a month's delay after MEPs rejected three candidate-commissioners, the institution's spokesman said Wednesday.
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Velux CEO: ‘If you want the most energy efficient home, live in a cave’

Thu, 2019-10-17 07:53
Companies and lawmakers must take more responsibility in helping to solve issues related to buildings, including reducing carbon emissions and improving health standards, according to Velux CEO David Briggs.
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Turkey’s incursion into Syria is making the EU and Kurds rethink their friends

Thu, 2019-10-17 07:42
The EU may condemn Turkey’s military incursion into Syria, yet it also has Turkey to thank for holding back the migrant crisis. Publicly, Europe wants to send a message. Privately, it knows it cannot say too much, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
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DUP blocking Brexit deal, pound plummets on summit day

Thu, 2019-10-17 06:59
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party announced Thursday it cannot support Boris Johnson's Brexit plan due to concerns over 'customs' and 'VAT' issues, in a major blow to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson just hours before he is due to appear in Brussels for last-ditch talks on a Brexit agreement.
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France and Germany show unity amid storm

Thu, 2019-10-17 06:54
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Trump leaves Turkey, Russia, Syria ‘to argue it out’

Thu, 2019-10-17 06:49
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (16 October)  he did not mind Russia helping Syria in a conflict with NATO ally Turkey and rejected criticism of his withdrawal of US troops from Syria that exposed Kurdish allies, calling it "strategically brilliant."
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Why it makes sense to adopt new own resources for the EU budget

Thu, 2019-10-17 06:25
The European Union is forgetting the revenue side of the EU budget to pursue its policies. The new own resources can provide a link to an EU policy, increase ownership, and shape behaviour of citizens, businesses and governments, write a group of Slovak diplomats.
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Trump tells Italy: Get rid of ‘EU burden’ and I will give you tariff discount

Thu, 2019-10-17 06:18
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (16 October) said Washington was in talks with "some new people" in Europe about trade issues and he hoped the discussions would be successful, as Italy's president urged Trump to avoid counterproductive tariffs.
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Visegrad 4, North Macedonia in last-ditch effort to change French enlargement veto

Thu, 2019-10-17 06:16
In a last-ditch effort on Wednesday evening (16 October) before a decisive EU summit, the Visegrad Four and North Macedonian officials tried to sway the enlargement mood in Brussels.
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Ciolos: We need strong majority for a ‘Renewed’ Europe

Thu, 2019-10-17 06:10
For the first time, the centre-right EPP and the Socialists no longer have a working majority on their own in the European Parliament. This new reality alone is a chance for change in Europe, writes Dacian Cioloș who will host a pre-EU summit meeting today of European centrist and liberal parties.
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France and Germany ink compromise on arms export rules

Thu, 2019-10-17 06:04
After struggling to find a common line on arms exports, Paris and Berlin reached  a compromise on Wednesday (16 October) during a bilateral ministerial meeting in the French city of Toulouse.
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3 Winners of the European Social Innovation Competition to be announced in Brussels on 24th October [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-10-17 05:00
This year’s European Social Innovation Competition has looked for projects that offer fresh thinking on how to deal with Plastic Waste. 543 entrepreneurs applied to take part in the Competition and now a Judging Panel of independent experts has narrowed...
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EU and UK on brink of a Brexit deal despite Unionist concerns

Wed, 2019-10-16 22:21
The EU and UK are on the brink of a Brexit deal, but it is unclear whether the Democratic Unionist Party will agree to the new agreement, and when UK lawmakers will vote on the deal.
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EU Research & Innovation: Are we investing smartly?

Wed, 2019-10-16 15:19
Innovation is linked to other EU policies, such as competitiveness, environment, industry and energy.
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The Brief, powered by EK – The Macronian Candidate

Wed, 2019-10-16 14:46
If a sleeper agent trained by a hostile foreign power were to infiltrate the EU's structures of power, with the aim of launching subtle acts of sabotage, could they hope to do much better than what Emmanuel Macron is doing at the moment?
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‘Broad support’ for EU-wide plastic tax

Wed, 2019-10-16 14:38
A European tax on plastic waste is gaining momentum as a way to bring new sources of revenue to the EU budget as leaders prepare for a two-day summit in Brussels beginning on Thursday (17 October).
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