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The Brief, powered by CEPI – A Gulf tale for European sovereignty

Fri, 2019-11-22 15:20
Europe is trying to rediscover its sovereignty in a troubling world, but also to find its proper place in the ongoing clash between the big superpowers. Other countries on the planet are immersed in a similar quest.
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Ukraine to criminalise tobacco smuggling within two months

Fri, 2019-11-22 15:03
A much-awaited draft law criminalising tobacco smuggling is expected to be approved by the Ukrainian parliament by the end of the year or in early 2020, the Mission of Ukraine to the EU told EURACTIV.com.
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Juncker leaves hospital after surgery

Fri, 2019-11-22 14:26
Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has returned home to Luxembourg after stomach surgery that kept him hospitalised for more than a week, a spokeswoman said Friday (22 November).
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Orban says Hungary to increase its EU influence with the enlargement portfolio

Fri, 2019-11-22 14:00
Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán hailed Friday (22 November) the confirmation of Budapest's nominee as a key EU commissioner as the country's "biggest diplomatic success" in a decade.
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Europe’s industrial value chains: The road to prosperity and growth [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-11-22 13:45
In the immense challenge of deploying green technologies and expanding the use of renewable energy, strengthening the technological revolution, and further developing artificial intelligence and the internet of things, raw materials will become indispensable for Europe’s digital transformation and climate transition.
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No progress in UN talks on regulating lethal autonomous weapons

Fri, 2019-11-22 12:33
Attempts to regulate lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWs), often dubbed as “killer robots”, have once again ended in a stalemate as UN talks in November produced few results. Europe, meanwhile, is struggling with its role in the regulation efforts.
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Whole grains: key part of healthy and sustainable diet

Fri, 2019-11-22 11:41
The Whole Grain Initiative, a partnership of international organisations and scientists dedicated to promoting whole grain diets, held an event on Tuesday (19 November) to mark the first  International Whole Grain Day.
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Whole grain diet can slash risk of cardiovascular disease, says researchers

Fri, 2019-11-22 11:40
Increasing the daily intake of whole grains to 30-40g reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 20%, EURACTIV.com heard at a recent event to mark the first International Whole Grain Day.
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Medical technology’s role in the fight against AMR/HAIs [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-11-22 11:00
Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) are among the biggest global public health challenges of our time. Medical technologies can address these problems by preventing, detecting, monitoring and managing infections and resistance. Find out more: https://amr.medtecheurope.org/files/MedTech_Europe_AMR_Infographic_2019.pdf
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Why Europe should champion a carbon border tax

Fri, 2019-11-22 09:11
Building a carbon wall around Europe is instrumental to the success of the European Green Deal, and the EU should move forward without delay, argues Auke Lont.
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More focus needed on food waste in the creation of a circular economy

Fri, 2019-11-22 08:55
Ahead of a Finnish Council Presidency’s conference that aims to set the EU agenda for action on food waste towards 2030, a number of companies have made commitments to reduce their food waste, but a number of barriers still stand in their way.
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Time to steer shipping into the EU carbon market

Fri, 2019-11-22 08:16
The UN shipping body’s failure to agree on immediate climate measures means the incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, must make good of her promise to include the maritime sector under the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), aruges Sam Van den plas.
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Billionaire Michael Bloomberg files paperwork to run for US president

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:54
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg filed paperwork on Thursday (21 November) with the Federal Election Commission to run for US president as a Democrat, the latest sign that the former New York City Mayor is joining the crowded nominating contest.
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EPP to end EU divide and decide on Orban’s future in January

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:53
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out what new EPP president Donald Tusk had to say about a divided Europe and Orban's fate in the group, as well as other news from your capitals. The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Housing renovation plan will be ‘flagship’ of European Green Deal

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:52
A housing renovation programme, aimed at reducing energy consumption of buildings, will be “one of the flagships” of the upcoming European Green Deal that will be unveiled by the European Commission next month, an EU official has said.
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Serbia’s president accuses Russia of spying

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:51
Serbian intelligence agencies have uncovered a wide-ranging intelligence operation involving Russian spies and members of the Serbian military, President Aleksandar Vučić said on Thursday (21 November).
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’Rejuvenated and professionalised’, Alentejo wine sector wants to be known worldwide

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:45
The Alentejo wine sector, the market leader in Portugal, sells four in ten bottles on the Portuguese market. It has become professional and ‘rejuvenated’ in recent decades and aims to be recognised worldwide, a regional representative told EURACTIV's partner Lusa.
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MEPs shut out of Hungary Council hearing as rule of law situation worsens

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:43
MEPs are reeling after being shut out of a Council hearing under the Article 7 procedure against Hungary for systemic breaches to the rule of law, as the situation in the country further deteriorates.
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Altmaier’s planned ‘turbine-free zones’ could halve Germany’s wind energy potential

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:28
Proposals to introduce a minimum distance of 1,000 metres between wind turbines and buildings have attracted fierce criticism from the German environment ministry, which said the draft new rules would derail the country's plan to boost renewable energy by 2030. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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New EPP chief Tusk voices concern over ‘politically motivated prosecutions’ in Ukraine

Fri, 2019-11-22 07:27
Politically motivated prosecutions are a matter of concern in Europe, said Donald Tusk, the outgoing EU Council president, as he was elected leader of Europe’s centre-right political family.
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