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Belgium must halt police race violence and end racial profiling, says UN committee

Tue, 2021-05-04 15:11
Belgium must take action to tackle ‘police-related racial violence’ and racial profiling, according to new recommendations by a UN committee published on Monday (3 May).
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MEP: Livestock breeding ‘neglected’ in fight to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Tue, 2021-05-04 14:57
Animal breeding has been neglected in the conversation on tackling the looming global crisis of antimicrobial resistance, according to Green MEP Sarah Weiner, who stressed a need to focus on breeding animals for resilience over productivity. 
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The Brief, powered by GIE – The 28th state?

Tue, 2021-05-04 14:44
Theatre director Thomas Bellinck's dystopian vision 'The House of European History in Exile', a museum exhibition in Brussels in 2013, when Brexit itself looked improbable, predicted that an independent Scotland would be the last country to join the EU.
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EU lawmakers urge pressure on Azerbaijan to free Armenian POWs

Tue, 2021-05-04 14:37
More than 120 members of European Parliament have urged the EU to increase pressure on Azerbaijan to release Armenian prisoners of war captured last year in fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Blue economy: the potential of our oceans to contribute to a green recovery

Tue, 2021-05-04 14:09
According to OECD projections, by 2030, the “Blue Economy” could outperform the growth of the global economy as a whole, both in terms of value added and employment. The EU is a global leader in offshore wind energy, one of...
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TOGETAIR 2021 [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-05-04 14:00
New declarations, important decisions and strong emotions during the debates! DAY 1: Minister of Climate Opens Climate Summit The Summit was opened by the Minister of Climate and Environment, Michał Kurtyka, emphasizing the enormous progress that Poland has recently made...
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EU to rely on wastewater surveillance to track COVID-19 variants

Tue, 2021-05-04 13:55
Wastewater surveillance can be used to track the spread of new variants of the coronavirus among Europe's population, the EU's Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.
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Training workers for a digital rail sector, European fuel cells, and a lack of money for cycling infrastructure

Tue, 2021-05-04 10:53
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Bosnia and Herzegovina must end discrimination to ensure its EU future

Tue, 2021-05-04 10:05
Bosnia and Herzegovina is at the crossroads between the success and failure of its European dream. War and secession are certainly not the way forward, but neither is maintaining the status quo, without implementing reforms agreed with the European Union, writes Dragan Čović.
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Building a real social safety net for construction workers in the EU [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-05-04 10:00
Every year, thousands of workers are misled and abused in all kinds of shady working deals. In most cases, these workers are not recruited by a regular construction company but by a so-called intermediary company. A lucrative business model in...
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One Free Press Coalition: “the 10 most urgent” list of May 2021

Tue, 2021-05-04 09:10
On May 3, 2021, the annual observance of World Press Freedom Day, the One Free Press Coalition launched the monthly list of “10 Most Urgent” press freedom cases around the world. This iteration focuses on journalists writing about human rights—an...
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Hungary may see takeovers of last free media, experts warn

Tue, 2021-05-04 08:29
Recent reports have confirmed the negative trend for media freedom in Hungary but also pointed to Budapest's negative impact on press freedom in neighbouring countries. On World Press Freedom Day (3 May), EURACTIV talked to two of the main experts on Hungarian media.
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Austria proposes reform of Euratom treaty

Tue, 2021-05-04 06:41
In todays edition of the capitals, find out more about Slovakia's call for an early election referendum, Sweden's statement on tighter immigration policy and so much more.
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France rejects British fishing demands as Brexit row deepens

Tue, 2021-05-04 06:26
The French government on Monday (3 May) lashed out at new regulations which Britain has declared for fishing in its waters near the Channel Islands, deeming them "null and void" in a deepening post-Brexit row.
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NGO: A Populism industry has been created in Serbia

Tue, 2021-05-04 06:25
Several factors have created a “populism industry” system in Serbia, where the media “are the means of promotion, propaganda and retaliation in the service of personal power,” according to Serbian non-profit the Bureau for Social Research (BIRODI). On the occasion...
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Survey: One in four young Croatians politically illiterate

Tue, 2021-05-04 06:24
A quarter of young people in Croatia are politically illiterate, professor Berto Šalaj of Zagreb’s Faculty of Political Sciences said on Monday while presenting the results of a recent survey, Hina news agency reported. The survey was conducted in March...
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Borissov warns that without the GERB party, Bulgaria will enter crisis mode

Tue, 2021-05-04 06:24
If the Bulgarian government is not formed by the GERB party the country will lurch from crisis to crisis, outgoing prime minister and GERB leader Boyko Borissov said on Monday.  Borissov is convinced that his political opponents in parliament cannot...
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Belarus to feature prominently on Slovenia’s presidency agenda

Tue, 2021-05-04 06:23
The democratisation of Belarus will be high on the agenda of the Slovenian EU Council Presidency in the second half of the year, said Foreign Minister Anže Logar after receiving Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya on Monday. The minister noted...
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600,000 Slovaks sign referendum for early election

Tue, 2021-05-04 06:22
More than 600,000 signatures calling for early elections were handed to Slovak President Zuzana Čaputová Monday, though many constitutional lawyers in the country consider the move to be unconstitutional. The petition was initiated by opposition parties Smer, Hlas and nationalist...
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LEAK: EU’s draft renewables law confirms 38-40% target for 2030

Tue, 2021-05-04 06:22
An early draft of the EU’s upcoming renewable energy directive confirms the bloc’s objective of sourcing 38-40% of its energy from renewables by 2030, roughly doubling the share of solar, wind and other renewables in Europe’s energy mix by the end of the decade.
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