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Clearing the clouds: Reduced-risk and vaping regulation

Fri, 2018-04-27 11:53
Reduced-risk products (RRPs) have the potential to reduce the risk of harm associated with a particular activity or behavior, what about smoking?
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Plastic-to-fuel, only fuelling fantasy

Fri, 2018-04-27 11:03
In light of the challenges that countries are facing due to China’s new standards on plastic recyclables imports, some controversial disposal methods have been getting increased attention, despite the myriad of concerns surrounding them, write Claire Arkin and Janek Vahk.
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VAT overhaul accused of being contrary to EU treaties

Fri, 2018-04-27 10:03
The de-harmonisation of VAT rates put forward by the Commission has been flagged as unconstitutional. Moreover, the proposal to completely overhaul the primary European tax  faces much criticism. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Trans-Europe Express – Yodelling away Macron’s EU reform plans

Fri, 2018-04-27 09:54
Anxious of losing its absolute majority in the next Bavarian election, the CSU is venturing into the territory of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Unfortunately, rejecting Emmanuel Macron’s EU reform plans is part of that strategy, and it's pushed Angela Merkel to take a vow of silence on the EU's future once again.
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Bulgaria’s Borissov unveils secret criteria for joining the eurozone

Fri, 2018-04-27 09:51
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said he apologises for revealing a secret, but that the Bulgarians should know about the main additional condition for the country’s accession to the eurozone.  
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Armenian protests leader: We didn’t allow any international actor to get involved

Fri, 2018-04-27 09:38
"What we have in Armenia is a fantastically working revolution," said Armen Grigoryan, one of the leaders of the “Reject Serzh“ movement, organising Armenia's ongoing nation-wide protests. EURACTIV.sk reports.
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Invoking science, Europe shuts the door to neonics

Fri, 2018-04-27 09:21
The European Commission decided on Friday (27 April) to impose a complete ban on neonicotinoids, after managing to achieve the necessary qualified majority among EU member states.
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Europe and Turkey: The end of illusion

Fri, 2018-04-27 08:10
The summit held in Ankara on 4 April between Putin, Erdoğan, and Rouhani provides an eye-opening depiction of the rapidly changing discourse of 2018 geostrategic international rivalry, write Gilles Pargneaux, Dr. Alon Ben Meir and Arbana Xharra. Gilles Pargneaux is a French MEP...
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Analysts: Armenia street protests pose no danger to Kremlin

Fri, 2018-04-27 05:59
The Kremlin is famous for its hatred of “colour revolutions” but Armenian protests present no danger to Moscow because the rallies eschew anti-Russian slogans and Yerevan is hugely dependent on Moscow’s military and economic aid. Over the past days Moscow...
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