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EU experts to assess nuclear power’s green credentials

Fri, 2020-07-03 13:51
The European Commission has mandated its in-house research body, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), to assess whether nuclear power should be considered as a “green” technology under the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy.
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Jean Castex appointed as new French PM

Fri, 2020-07-03 13:47
Jean Castex became the new Prime Minister of France on Friday (3 July), following the announcement of a government reshuffle on Tuesday evening and the resignation of Edouard Philippe this morning.
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MEPs alarmed by ‘politically motivated persecution’ in Ukraine

Fri, 2020-07-03 13:34
"We are alarmed by continuous attempts to misuse the Ukrainian justice system for politically motivated persecution of political opponents," said lawmakers from the informal Friends of European Ukraine group in a statement on Friday (3 July).
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Austria’s trains take over short-haul flight route

Fri, 2020-07-03 12:57
Austrian Airlines will cease operating its Vienna-Salzburg route, the flag-carrier announced on Thursday (2 July). Instead, the service will be replaced by more direct trains, in an effort to honour the terms of the government's recent bailout deal.
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NGOs call for moratorium on controversial ‘gene drive organisms’

Fri, 2020-07-03 12:45
After over 78 environmental and agricultural organisations signing a letter this week calling for a moratorium on gene drive technology, EURACTIV took a closer look at the controversial technology to find out about what it is and the implications it holds.
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Merkel and von der Leyen: Two long-time companions guiding Europe

Fri, 2020-07-03 11:41
They have ruled Germany together for 15 years. Now they are at Europe's helm. With the start of the German EU Presidency, Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen have, together, forged plans to navigate Europe out of crisis, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Restricting lead gunshot over wetlands: Why is the European Commission proposal so problematic? [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-07-03 10:00
23 Member States have already phased out lead gunshot for hunting over wetlands. For the past five years, work has been underway to develop an EU-wide restriction on lead gunshot over wetlands.
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Facebook, YouTube, Twitter to face same EU rules on hateful content as broadcasters

Fri, 2020-07-03 09:03
Facebook, Alphabet-owned YouTube, Twitter and other social media will for the first time be subject to EU broadcasting rules on hate speech and harmful content under European Commission guidelines announced on Thursday (2 July).
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EU regulators checking if Fitbit deal will boost Google’s clout

Fri, 2020-07-03 07:07
EU regulators are checking whether Google’s purchase of Fitbit might allow it to drive rival makers of wearable devices, app developers and other online service providers out of the market, and boost its dominance in online advertising and search.
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Agrifood Brief, powered by Syngenta Group: Acting local, thinking global

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:49
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, food security has become the...
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Italy delays decision on EU bailout fund, again

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:42
In today's news from the Capitals, find out more about Lithuania's government welcoming NATO's updated defence plans for Poland and the Baltic states, Spain losing about €8 billion to tourism in the month of May alone, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Data on COVID-19 pandemic unacceptably low

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:42
According to Rodoljub Šabić, a lawyer and Serbia’s former and first commissioner for information of public importance and Personal Data Protection, the availability of information on the government and Crisis Headquarters’ efforts to suppress the COVID-19 pandemic is worryingly and...
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LISBON – State takes 72.5% of TAP airline

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:41
The Portuguese government announced Thursday  (2 July) that it had reached an agreement with the private shareholders of its national flag carrier, TAP. The government offered €55 million in return for which it will hold 72.5% of the company’s capital...
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Croatia candidates: the PM, the singer and the ‘guy next door’

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:40
Croatians will choose their next prime minister in a parliamentary election on Sunday  (5 July) pitting conservative incumbent Andrej Plenković against the centre-left opposition leader Davor Bernardić.
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MADRID – Spain lost 8 million tourists and €8 billion in May

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:40
The tourist sector, a mainstay of the Spanish economy, took a huge hit in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The country lost a total of 8 million tourists and more than €8.1 billion in May, according to fresh stats...
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LONDON – BBC swings the axe

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:39
One in six BBC England staff, a total of 450 jobs, will be made redundant as part of deep cuts to taxpayer-funded broadcaster’s regional television and radio services. Already under pressure from Boris Johnson’s Conservative government which wants to review...
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BERLIN – German Bundestag signs off on basic pension

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:39
The German parliament finally approved on Thursday (2 July) the agreement promising a basic pension, which was reached by the CDU/CSU and SPD in mid-February. The Bundesrat will vote on the law on Friday (3 July). If passed, the reform...
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ROME – Italian PM delays decision on EU bailout fund, again

Fri, 2020-07-03 06:38
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has deferred a decision on the use of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) until “after the European negotiation on the Recovery Fund is finished”. In Italy, the ESM is a divisive issue as the two...
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Housing’s role in Europe’s green transition

Fri, 2020-07-03 05:57
What investment could be wiser than one that protects the most vulnerable and contributes to climate change mitigation by decreasing our energy consumption? The Just Transition Fund must recognise housing as a cornerstone of the green transition, argue two leading MEPs and civil society leaders.
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Berlin refuses to disclose details of €4bn coal phase-out deal with energy firms

Fri, 2020-07-03 05:55
German energy companies LEAG and RWE are set to receive over €4 billion for closing their lignite-fired power plants. But nobody knows how the compensation was calculated and the German economy ministry refuses to provide details, citing procedural matters. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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