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European airline chiefs push back against flight shaming, carbon taxes

Thu, 2019-07-11 10:50
The heads of some of Europe’s largest airlines hit back on Wednesday (10 July) against efforts to discourage Europeans from flying, arguing the industry was making huge strides in cutting its carbon footprint and that there was no shame in air travel.
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MEPs shut out nationalists from key posts

Thu, 2019-07-11 10:26
MEPs from the nationalist Identity and Democracy (ID) group have been excluded from the last EU key posts left in parliamentary committees. Hungary's Fidesz and Poland's Law and Justice have also been partially subjected to the cordon sanitaire imposed by the pro-European majority.
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Power of Connections [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-07-11 10:00
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Czech drug policy shifts toward patients with rare diseases

Thu, 2019-07-11 09:51
The Czech government has launched a legislative initiative to improve access to most modern medications and rare disease drugs, Health Minister Adam Vojtěch told EURACTIV in an interview, adding that patients are involved in the decision-making process at a very early stage, including in drafting the law.
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Turkish report ramps up harassment of foreign media

Thu, 2019-07-11 08:57
More than 20 human rights and freedom of expression organisations, as well as Turkish opposition, have condemned a report by a Turkish pro-government think tank, which is “blacklisting” journalists working for foreign media.
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Let’s step up to the plate [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-07-11 08:15
Our food culture is one of the EU's greatest success stories. However, it is only when we move forward together, that success takes care of itself.
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New Democracy lawmaker attacks Libération, foreign correspondents

Thu, 2019-07-11 06:57
Mpampis Papadimitriou, a former journalist and newly elected MP with conservative New Democracy in Greece (EPP), has provoked criticism after he hit out at foreign correspondents in Athens, and particularly the French daily, Libération. In an article published after the...
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Trump orders French digital tax probe, amid talk of retaliatory tariffs

Thu, 2019-07-11 06:48
US President Donald Trump has ordered an investigation into France's digital tax plans, which may result in retaliatory tariffs or trade restrictions, should the outcome of the probe identify unfair or discriminatory practices.  
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New EU chief nominee says Brexit could be delayed – again

Thu, 2019-07-11 06:46
Ursula von der Leyen, the nominee to be the next EU Commission president, said Wednesday (10 July) that Brexit could be delayed for a third time, but warned London it must take responsiblity for "sorting out" its tortured departure from the bloc.
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The environment in the new CAP

Thu, 2019-07-11 06:33
Greens have strongly criticised the European Commission for what they say is a lack of concern for the environment in its proposals for the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy.
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‘rescEU’: A European fleet to fight forest fires

Thu, 2019-07-11 06:31
More than 200 people were killed in forest fires across Europe in 2017 while more than 100 perished in flames last summer. This year, a new EU-backed fleet of fire-fighting planes is getting ready to prevent further disasters.
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Farmers hope EU Commission will block Austria’s glyphosate ban

Thu, 2019-07-11 06:30
Austrian farmers hope that the European Commission will not approve a ban on weedkiller glyphosate, recently pushed forward by the government in Vienna.
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Time to oppose centrifugal forces that affect European societies [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-07-11 05:15
The world is currently experiencing rapid technological, economic, political and social change. The consequences of these developments are also being felt in Germany and Europe, write Andreas Grau and Julia Tegeler.
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EU Commission nominee backs 50% carbon cut by 2030, fails to win Greens’ support

Thu, 2019-07-11 05:10
Ursula von der Leyen said Europe should become the world’s first climate neutral continent, as she sought lawmakers’ backing for the top job on Wednesday (10 July). EURACTIV's media partner Climate Home News reports.
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Von der Leyen endures day of grilling by MEPs ahead of confirmation vote

Wed, 2019-07-10 19:06
German nominee for Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, continued her charm offensive with European political families on Wednesday (10 July), as MEPs tried hard to pin her down on climate protection, rule of law and reform of the bloc's institutional structures.
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The Brief – Parliament’s Revenge

Wed, 2019-07-10 15:23
MEPs made no secret of their unhappiness at how names for EU top jobs emerged last week. At the European Parliament’s constitutive meeting in Strasbourg, lawmakers did not attempt to hide their disappointment at being simply swept aside, especially after...
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Has Europe lost the new biotechnology battle?

Wed, 2019-07-10 13:49
The EU's rules on GMOs risk stifling innovation in biotechnology and could lead to China and the US increasing their patent domination, writes Marcel Kuntz.
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Commission’s forecast paves the way for new ECB stimulus

Wed, 2019-07-10 13:38
The European Commission kept its growth forecast unchanged at 1.2% on Wednesday (10 July) but revised downwards inflation to 1.3% for this year and the next, strengthening the case for further monetary stimulus as global economic risks worsen.
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EU-Mercosur deal divides both sides of the Atlantic

Wed, 2019-07-10 13:16
Ten days ago, the EU and four Mercosur countries signed a free trade agreement that will cover a market of 780 million consumers. However, diverging opinions on both sides of the Atlantic remain.  EURACTIV's partner, Euroefe reports.
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Meet BSEF at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019 [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-07-10 10:00
BSEF will take part at the International Flow Battery Forum 2019 in Lyon, to support the business case for flow batteries and long duration energy storage, and to meet with worldwide experts.
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