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Brexit talks’ fate hangs in balance at EU summit

Thu, 2020-10-15 05:32
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared himself disappointed in the progress of post-Brexit trade talks Wednesday (14 October), but he will wait for news from an EU summit before deciding whether to pull the plug.
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Greek neo-Nazi leader, inner group given 13-year prison terms

Thu, 2020-10-15 05:12
The leader of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn and his inner circle were handed 13-year prison sentences on Wednesday (14 October) as a trial seen as one of the most important in the country's modern political history neared its conclusion.
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Support for Scottish independence at record high of 58%

Thu, 2020-10-15 05:11
Support for Scottish independence from the United Kingdom has risen to a record high of 58%, according to an Ipsos Mori poll released on Wednesday (14 October).
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UK recovery risks being derailed by ‘no deal’ Brexit, OECD warns

Thu, 2020-10-15 05:10
The UK economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic risks being derailed if it leaves the EU’s single market without a successor trade deal, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned.
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#ErasmusDays: share your experience on the networks! [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-10-15 05:00
If you organize an #ErasmusDays event or if you have benefitted from an Erasmus+ mobility grant, let us know on the social networks!
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Paris goes under curfew as Europe ramps up virus restrictions

Thu, 2020-10-15 04:55
France on Wednesday (14 October) became the latest European country to toughen anti-coronavirus measures, imposing a curfew in Paris and eight other cities from Saturday, while Germany and Ireland also ramped up restrictions.
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EU Commission paves way for regulating methane emissions in 2021

Wed, 2020-10-14 15:17
The European Commission has opted for a “holistic” approach to address the global warming impact of methane, putting the emphasis on international cooperation first before regulating emissions in sectors like energy and agriculture.
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The Brief, powered by logos – Back to square one?

Wed, 2020-10-14 14:37
The COVID-19 crisis is back at full speed, with a steady stream of incoming news about new risk areas and regions, new quarantine measures and curfews. We’ve been there, done that, but is there anything new in all of this?...
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EU chemicals strategy to address pesticide chemical cocktails

Wed, 2020-10-14 14:35
The EU chemicals strategy adopted on Wednesday (14 October) aims to address the cumulative and combined effects of chemicals, including pesticides, stressing a need to accelerate work on methodologies that ensure existing provisions can be fully implemented. 
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French feminist: Women need to ‘take back’ their place and feel safe in the streets

Wed, 2020-10-14 13:53
Though violence against women exploded around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, as did economic and social inequalities, the number of femicides were already on the rise since 2019. In an interview with EURACTIV France, feminist activist Marguerite Stern spoke about the position of women in French society.
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Timmermans calls for greater urgency to tackle biodiversity crisis

Wed, 2020-10-14 12:26
Voters and the general public need to increase pressure on politicians to act more urgently in order to protect biodiversity, European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans argued on Tuesday (13 October).
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EU leaders to back ‘intensive’ talks with UK as key differences remain

Wed, 2020-10-14 12:15
EU leaders are set to give the green light for chief negotiator Michel Barnier to intensify talks with the UK, with a view to securing a new trade pact, but the prospects of an imminent breakthrough remain low, according to the draft conclusions of an upcoming EU summit, seen by EURACTIV.
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German copyright bill includes upload filters, despite government’s promises

Wed, 2020-10-14 12:14
As Germany gears up to transpose the European Copyright Directive into national law by the summer of 2021, the new draft tabled by Justice Minister Christine's Lambrecht (SPD) provides for upload filters, although the government promised to do without them. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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UK government under pressure to prove data adequacy to EU

Wed, 2020-10-14 11:35
The UK government is coming under increasing pressure to convince Brussels regulators that the country's data protection landscape is fit for EU personal data, amid wider concerns that UK surveillance practices compromise the security of EU standards.
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Only a collaborative, science-based approach can support the transition to healthier sustainable diets [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-10-14 10:00
Five months have now passed since the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy was published, and nutrition policy has never been more relevant. Obesity remains a complex, systemic, and multi-factorial problem, with over 50% of the EU’s adult population overweight in 2014, and 30% of the world’s population currently classed as overweight or obese.
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EU slammed for funding ‘discriminatory’ Myanmar voting application

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:54
An EU-funded voting application in Myanmar has come under heavy criticism for inciting "racial and religious vilification" in the country by profiling candidates' ethnicity and beliefs, using derogatory terminology to designate those of Rohingya descent.
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Committee of the Regions warns against centralising cohesion policy

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:47
This week, European regional policy leaders met to formulate their demands of the EU. They warned against a reduction of cohesion funds and requested a say in their distribution. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Electric trucks, green hydrogen ‘ripe for investment’ by EU recovery fund

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:19
Green hydrogen, low-carbon aviation fuel and electric trucks are among 55 clean technologies that can help the European Union to reach its goal of climate neutrality by mid-century, new research showed on Wednesday (14 October).
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Battery rules review to spark legislative domino-effect

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:16
The EU’s grand ambitions to corner a significant chunk of the multi-billion-euro global battery market will take a step forward this year, when the bloc’s executive branch reviews the rules that underpin the manufacturing and recycling of power packs.
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EU strategy is failing to tackle the biggest methane emitter: agriculture

Wed, 2020-10-14 07:11
No reduction targets, no mandatory actions to cut methane emissions at farm level, no coherence with existing climate and air quality objectives: these are some reasons why the European Commission’s Methane Strategy will fall short, writes Margherita Tolotto.
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