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‘Free Interrail for all young Europeans’ campaign gathers pace

Thu, 2018-04-26 08:11
The growing #FreeInterrail campaign calls for an EU program granting a free Interrail pass to all young Europeans. It's a widely supported idea that could to a certain extent be taken up by the EU. EURACTIV’s partner Ouest-France reports.
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Hogan: New technologies ‘very important’ to reduce agricultural emissions

Thu, 2018-04-26 07:57
Agriculture has to modernise to take account of the new technologies that are coming on the market as this is a “win-win situation” both financially and environmentally, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan told According to the EU agricultural outlook...
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Airbus, Dassault to team up for new fighter jet project

Thu, 2018-04-26 07:00
Airbus and Dassault Aviation have signed an initial agreement to cooperate on Europe's Future Air Combat System (FCAS) even though the two are rivals and have not yet said which one of them would lead the project.
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Civil organisations in Hungary brace for government crackdown on NGOs

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:56
Non-governmental organisations in the crosshairs of Hungary's EPP-affiliated government are seeking new funding sources and legal ways to counter a new law that would allow the interior minister to ban NGOs deemed to pose a "national security risk".
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How Italy’s scientific community joined forces and shaped national vaccination plan

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:44
If the scientific community sticks together and makes a coordinated effort, it can be very influential in shaping national vaccination plans, Italian professor Paolo Bonanni told, citing Italy as a prime example.
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Britain considers setting up satellite system to rival EU’s Galileo

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:32
Britain is considering setting up a satellite navigation system to rival the European Union's Galileo project amid a row over attempts to restrict Britain's access to sensitive security information after Brexit, the Financial Times reported.
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Carbon prices seen hitting €55 in 2030, hasting ‘major’ coal-to-gas switch

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:31
EU carbon prices are set to double by 2021 and could quadruple to €55 a tonne by 2030 if the European Union aligns its emissions targets with the Paris Agreement on climate change, according to a new report published on Thursday (26 April).
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5 recommendations to unlock the benefits of AI in Europe [Promoted content]

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:30
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly on the radar of EU policymakers – not surprising, given the technology’s potential to enhance the competitiveness of European industry while delivering significant societal benefits. But what steps can decision makers take to fully tap into the opportunities on offer?
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Customs Union: The least bad Brexit compromise that nobody wants

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:28
One joke already doing the rounds in Westminster is that Brexit is like Communist Russia: it only failed because it wasn’t done properly.
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Mayor of Ghent: Climate targets ‘almost impossible’ to meet without cities and regions

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:23
As the European Commission gets ready to come out with a climate strategy for 2050 and ongoing energy talks approach the finish line, Mayor of Ghent Daniël Termont told EURACTIV that cities and regions should not be relegated to a mere consultation role in this crucial planning phase.
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Five years from Rana Plaza: EU Commission needs to fulfill its promises

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:22
It is high time the European Commission stops dragging its feet and present a legislative proposal to ensure the corporate respect for human rights and to establish binding human rights for European companies, writes Heidi Hautala.
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Macron stuns US Congress with strong rebuke of Trumpism

Thu, 2018-04-26 05:21
French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war and "extreme nationalism" in an address to Congress on Wednesday (25 April), pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.
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Turkey says facing ‘new refugee wave’ after 30,000 Afghans arrive

Thu, 2018-04-26 04:43
Nearly 30,000 Afghans have arrived in Turkey in the last three months, the Turkish government said Wednesday (25 April), after Amnesty International criticised the authorities "ruthless" decision to send more than 7,000 back to Afghanistan.
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Syria donors fall short without US aid, warn of cruel end-game

Thu, 2018-04-26 04:30
International donors raised $4.4 billion in emergency aid for Syria and its neighbours this year on Wednesday (25 April), but the total fell well short of the UN target for 2018 after the United States failed to submit a pledge.
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