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Time to push e-mobility

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:07
Electric vehicles are an essential part of the solution to meeting Europe's climate and energy targets and the issue is becoming increasingly urgent, writes Kristian Ruby.
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EU rules out tax on plastic products to reduce waste

Fri, 2017-10-13 04:05
EU opts for public awareness campaign on the impacts of plastics on the environment saying a tax would not be sustainable, reports EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian.
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EU grandees map trail for restoring citizens’ trust ahead of 2019 elections

Thu, 2017-10-12 16:08
Against the backdrop of yet another EU political crisis, this time with Catalonia seeking independence, opinion makers and decision makers in Brussels have tried to sketch a plan for rebutting populist pressures and restore trust in the European Union
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Top income protection recommendations for policy makers to build a more resilient future [Sponsored] [Sponsored]

Thu, 2017-10-12 15:08
As individuals struggle to ensure long-term financial security, Gary Shaughnessy, CEO EMEA, Zurich, reports on how employers and insurers can work together to close these income gaps.
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The Brief, powered by Eurogas – Schengen dies, the EU dies

Thu, 2017-10-12 15:01
The European Commission was pressed today with questions about Schengen, bringing back echoes of the words once uttered by Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos: “If Schengen dies, I’m afraid it will be the beginning of the end of Europe”.
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Let’s debunk the ‘apolitical youth’ myth

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:16
Young people don’t care. Young people don’t engage. Young people don’t vote. How many times have we heard these clichés? How long will we keep perpetuating this myth? Young people do participate. Young people do care, young people are political, writes Anna Widegren.
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Policymakers set eyes on next wave of EU lighting laws

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:07
Almost ten years after the European Union banned incandescent light bulbs, policymakers are turning their attention to less immediate aspects of lighting – ranging from productivity gains in the workplace and classrooms to human well-being and even emotional health.
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Brexit talks hit cash impasse, Barnier worried about ‘thousands of projects’

Thu, 2017-10-12 12:21
British and EU negotiators hit a dead-end over money in four days of talks, the European Union’s Michel Barnier said today (12 October) as he ruled out discussions on future trade being allowed to start by EU leaders next week.
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Multilateral Investment Court: an utterly flawed and unjust system

Thu, 2017-10-12 09:02
The European Commission's plans for a Multilateral Investment Court sanctions a biased and ineffective arbitration system, leaving people and the environment exposed to international investors' whims, writes Fabian Flues.
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Bulgaria makes effort to bring Roma children back to school

Thu, 2017-10-12 07:00
Small armies of teachers, social workers and police officers are swarming across Bulgaria to carry out a Herculean task -- convince tens of thousands of Roma parents to send their children to school.
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Vaccines boss: Clear privacy rules are needed for electronic immunisation record system

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:57
An elecronic immunisation record system, which aims to better monitor vaccination among populations, will need clear privacy rules and individuals should be the owners of their own data, Patricia Massetti told in an interview. Patricia Massetti is an associate vice-president and European Vaccines Lead. She is also a Board member at Vaccines Europe, which […]
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EU weakens plan on bank protection, risks ECB clash on bad loans

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:54
The European Commission proposed yesterday (11 October) watered-down measures to help guard European Union banks against future crises, after two years of fruitless talks among the 28 EU states on more ambitious plans.
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European battery alliance launched in Brussels

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:52
The European Commission hosted auto, chemical and engineering executives in Brussels yesterday (11 October) to develop battery manufacturing in the EU to compete with Asian and US manufacturers.
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Increasing access to medicines: Better care for more patients [Sponsored]

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:41
Due to austerity measures and weak growth, our ageing populations and rising healthcare costs driven by new, expensive treatments, European healthcare faces unprecedented and growing pressures.
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During Albania visit, Kosovo President defies EU

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:34
The President of Kosovo is defying the EU by hinting Kosovars will get Albanian passports to be able to travel visa-free to the EU.
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News agency chief denounces ‘political takeover‘ of Romanian state media

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:23
The acting director of AGERPRES, the Romanian national news agency, denounced on Wednesday (11 October) new legislation which he described as a “huge step back” in terms of media freedom of media in Romania, and said he was “afraid of what could follow”.
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Patients: ‘Think carefully’ before questioning orphan drugs’ incentives

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:13
Organisations of patients with rare diseases have warned EU policymakers to “think carefully” before reviewing the incentives in the orphan drugs regulation, claiming that the pharma industry should not be discouraged from investing in new therapies.
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Balkan citizens doubt they will ever join EU

Thu, 2017-10-12 05:07
Citizens of the Balkan region are highly sceptical that their countries will be joining the EU anytime soon, despite shows of support for European integration, while a quarter do not believe their country will ever join the EU, the Balkan Barometer 2017 survey has shown.
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Behind the diplomatic scene: The case of Poland’s outgoing EU ambassador

Thu, 2017-10-12 04:48
Last week, Polish Ambassador to the EU Jarosław Starzyk resigned from his post in Brussels. In a portrait, Tomasz Bielecki, the Brussels correspondent of’s media partner Gazeta Wyborcza provides insight into the circumstances of Starzyk’s departure.
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Germany urged to rethink, revamp its military spending-report

Thu, 2017-10-12 04:46
The changing political landscape should force Germany to step out of the shadow of its past and take a much more active role in Europe's defence and security, according to a new report published on Thursday (12 October).
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