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EU plans sweeping bioenergy review by end 2020

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:22
The European Commission intends to push a “transformative approach” to all forms of bioenergy – including biofuels and woody biomass – as part of a biodiversity strategy due to be unveiled on Wednesday (20 May).
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BRATISLAVA – Phase four begins

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:21
After ten weeks on lockdown, Slovakia’s kindergartens and grammar schools (Grades 1-5) will reopen on 1 June under strict hygienic measures. However, parents can decide whether their child will return to school in June or not. It is just a...
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MADRID – 70% of Spaniards benefit from eased lockdown measures

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:20
On Monday (18 May), around 32 million people in Spain, roughly 70% of the country’s population, awoke to eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions after having to respect strict lockdown measures since 14 March. While the majority of Spain has progressed into...
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Business giants call for science-based green economic recovery

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:20
More than 150 business giants, including Carlsberg, H&M and Pernod Ricard, with a combined market capitalisation of more than $2.4trn, have signed a joint statement calling on all governments to align coronavirus economic responses to climate science. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
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HELSINKI – President Niinistö calls for EU unity

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:19
The EU might lose its international stature and even face a near existential crisis if it fails to address and solve its internal problems, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö wrote in an article published in various domestic newspapers on Saturday (16...
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BRUSSELS – Reopening of borders

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:19
Belgium’s foreign affairs minister Philippe Goffin (MR) met with his French, Dutch, German and Luxembourg counterparts in recent days to consider the gradual lifting of restrictions on the 1,385km common border with the four countries. “During the crisis, Belgium managed...
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Rome opposes ‘blacklisting’ and bilateral deals on tourism

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:17
“From 3 June, we will be able to travel among the Italian regions and we are ready to welcome safely European citizens who want to spend their holidays in our country, as is the case each year. Our structures are...
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British MPs vote for new post-Brexit immigration system

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:11
British MPs on Monday (18 May) gave their initial backing to legislation ending free movement of workers with the European Union, but the vote was overshadowed by a row over foreign healthcare staff and coronavirus.
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Two-thirds of analysts concerned about prolonged recession, WEF says

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:00
Some 66,3% of senior risk professionals pointed to a “prolonged global recession” as one of the most worrisome risks for their company, according to a report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), published on Tuesday (19 May).
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Vaccine hesitancy creates concern in the fight against COVID-19

Tue, 2020-05-19 05:52
Scepticism about adverse effects and actual lack of efficacy in immunisation practices can become an important negative factor when a vaccine against coronavirus becomes available, according to the head of the EU's medicines agency (EMA), Guido Rasi.
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Zuckerberg appeals for European leadership on platform regulation

Tue, 2020-05-19 05:45
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has called upon the European Union to take the lead in establishing a legal framework for the regulation of online platforms, in order to resist other models of online governance, like China's, which do not appeal to Western values.
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WHO to review virus response as Trump renews attack

Tue, 2020-05-19 05:33
The World Health Organization said on Monday (18 May) it would launch an independent review of its response to the coronavirus pandemic as US President Donald Trump renewed his attack on the global body, branding it a "puppet of China".
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The tech sector needs to take the lead on gender equality [Promoted content]

Tue, 2020-05-19 05:00
Europe still has a gender problem in business. Data from the European Institute for Gender Equality suggests that amongst Europe’s largest listed companies, only 8% are led by female CEOs. Less than a fifth of executives are women, and only...
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Merkel and Macron roll out €500 billion COVID-19 recovery initiative

Tue, 2020-05-19 05:00
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron announced their joint proposal for a €500 billion European recovery programme following a virtual conference on Monday (18 May). The initiative seeks to bring Europe out of the crisis “united and in solidarity,” and prepare the EU for future challenges. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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New capital markets union strategy to take central role in EU recovery

Mon, 2020-05-18 20:46
The European Commission will outline in the autumn a new package of initiatives to deepen the capital markets union, seen as a key tool to relaunch the EU economy in the aftermath of COVID-19, according to an internal document seen by EURACTIV.com.
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Norway’s autonomous eco-ship on hold due to virus

Mon, 2020-05-18 15:48
A plan to put into service a vessel touted as the world's first autonomous ship is on hold due to the coronavirus, the company behind the project announced last week.
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The Brief – Orbán’s (im)permanence

Mon, 2020-05-18 14:52
Object permanence: the ability to understand that things continue to exist even if we cannot see them, a capacity acquired as a crucial step during a child’s development. As the still new European Commission emerges from the acute stage of...
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More than half of France at risk of summer drought

Mon, 2020-05-18 14:21
Ahead of a summer that promises to be particularly dry and hot in Europe, France's ecological transition ministry is mobilising water stakeholders to anticipate shortages and avoid supply disruptions. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
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EU data watchdog ‘very worried’ by Hungary’s GDPR suspension

Mon, 2020-05-18 11:00
The European Data Protection Board, the EU's umbrella organisation overseeing the application of EU data protection rules on the bloc, has voiced its concern over the suspension of EU data protection rights in Hungary.
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AfD expels Brandenburg leader for concealing ties to nationalist group

Mon, 2020-05-18 08:53
The leadership of the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party on Friday (15 May), expelled Brandenburg's AfD leader Andreas Kalbitz after Kalbitz was classified as a right-wing extremist by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in early March. However, the power struggle in the AfD is unlikely to end. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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