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Electric shock: Could Brexit scar Britain’s energy landscape?

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:46
Britain's exit from the EU, which will finally happen on Friday (31 January), has sparked fears of disruption to its electricity market, from higher bills to supply issues and stalled de-carbonisation efforts.
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Will Brexit see European division at the UN Security Council?

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:45
In a recent UN Security Council vote on extending cross-border aid to Syria, Britain aligned with the United States and abstained in a rare split with its European partners that could herald others to come after Brexit.
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Piecing together Europe’s climate finance puzzle

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:30
The climate neutrality puzzle is massive. As EU affairs ministers meet in Brussels today (27 January), they should ensure €260 billion are invested annually to lead a fair and just transition away from fossil fuels, campaigners write.
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Emilia Romagna voters upset Salvini’s plan to trigger early elections

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:20
Italy's populist leader Matteo Salvini appeared to have failed in his bid to win a key regional election and topple the country's fragile coalition government, according to exit polls late Sunday (26 January).
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Germany’s new bioeconomy strategy criticised for overlooking agriculture, food production

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:10
Germany's federal cabinet adopted a new bioeconomy strategy last week, and it has already been criticised for hardly mentioning agricultural reform and focusing 'too much' on technology and optimisation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Front of pack labelling: how to make Nutriscore meaningful for bottled vegetable oils [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-01-27 06:00
Ahead of the upcoming Commission report on nutrient profiles and of Farm to Fork strategy, FEDIOL assesses the implementation of the Nutriscore for bottled vegetable oils and puts forward concrete suggestions to align it with EU nutrition and health claims and with existing national and WHO international nutritional recommendations.
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Uzbekistan is open for ‘conscientious foreign investors’, seeks ‘honesty vaccine’

Mon, 2020-01-27 05:52
The president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, addressed the newly formed parliament on Friday (24 January), laying out his plans for the next five years. The banking sector, fighting corruption, foreign direct investment, poverty reduction and international trade were at the...
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Poland accuses Brussels of double standards in judiciary row

Mon, 2020-01-27 05:45
Poland accused the European Union on Saturday (25 January) of double standards for questioning the country's Constitutional Tribunal, intensifying a spat between Warsaw and Brussels ahead of a visit by the bloc's top rule of law official.
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LEAK: EU charts 6G future in ambitious industrial plan

Fri, 2020-01-24 17:56
The European Commission has set out a series of comprehensive plans to revolutionise the bloc's industrial sector, with a heavy interest in developing key technologies with 'strategic importance', including measures to go 'beyond 5G' and 'towards 6G.'
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IMF warns of the risk of central banks’ ‘cheap money’

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:52
The monetary stimulus has been one of the main engines of growth over the past years, but continuing with the supply of 'cheap money' could hurt low-income countries, fuel risky investments and affect savers, warned the IMF on Friday (24 January).
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Davos 2020 diary – day #5

Fri, 2020-01-24 16:52
Welcome to Davos where the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place on 21-25 January. Throughout the week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into one of the world’s most exclusive conferences where political and business leaders meet every year to discuss global economic trends.
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The Brief – Imagine… the future of Europe

Fri, 2020-01-24 15:43
The EU is planning yet another reflection about its future, this time consulting European citizens. It will take place after Brexit becomes a fact and last about two years. The idea to engage with citizens is good, that’s what democracy...
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Rhetoric without detail marks the UK’s scramble for Africa

Fri, 2020-01-24 15:22
The long-awaited UK-Africa investment summit, staged just days before London formally leaves the EU on 31 January, left little to be remembered by. In keeping with Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s style, the two-day event was long on optimistic rhetoric but decidedly thin on details
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China, WTO members join EU’s ad-hoc appellate body in Davos

Fri, 2020-01-24 15:07
EU member states reached an agreement on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum with 16 World Trade Organisation members, including China, to establish an ad-hoc appeal body and overcome the US blockage of the global trade-regulating system.
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US envoy tells Serbia, Kosovo to make concessions, cooperate

Fri, 2020-01-24 14:45
President Donald Trump's special envoy for the negotiations between Belgrade and Priština told the two former Balkan foes on Friday to make major concessions that would enable them to work together and focus on the economy.
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Greece and Turkey enter a cyberwar era

Fri, 2020-01-24 14:12
A number of cyberattacks took place this week between Athens and Ankara amid an ongoing escalating crisis between the two countries.  
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France bets on development of biocontrol to solve pesticide problem

Fri, 2020-01-24 14:08
Having struggled to reduce the use of plant protection products, France intends to work twice as hard on the development of so-called 'biocontrol' methods. Besides, it is pushing to develop more favourable rules at the European level for the industry. EURACTIV France reports.
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Borrell buys time for dispute mechanism talks on Iran

Fri, 2020-01-24 13:56
The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal will meet next month to debate the way forward with the accord, EU's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell announced on Friday (24 January), after Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute process against Tehran.
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EU ‘well prepared’ to deal with coronavirus, says health expert

Fri, 2020-01-24 13:43
Following the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China, which has now infected more than 600 people and claimed the lives of 18, health authorities around the world are now mobilising to try to contain the spread of the disease.
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Bulgaria accuses two more Russian diplomats of spying

Fri, 2020-01-24 13:25
Bulgarian officials said Friday (24 January) that two Russian diplomats spied in the EU member country and would probably be expelled.
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