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Brexit day: What does it change for the green economy?

Fri, 2020-01-31 07:15
At 11pm British time tonight (31 January), the UK will formally leave the European Union. EURACTIV’s media partner looks at the implications for the country’s green policies. While Big Ben won’t be bonging and passports won’t turn blue until...
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Tweets of the Week: UK Farewell Special

Fri, 2020-01-31 07:05
Today, we’re spending Brexit 50ps, the Brits turn and flee, and we’re serenaded by MEPs.
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EU bank rides out Brexit impact ‘surprisingly well’, says EIB chief

Fri, 2020-01-31 07:04
Economic uncertainty caused by the UK’s imminent EU departure did not stop the European Investment Bank (EIB) having a record-breaking year in 2019, according to the bank’s president. Werner Hoyer said that the lender dealt with it “surprisingly well”.
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Dis-United Kingdom sails into the unknown

Fri, 2020-01-31 07:01
The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday (31 January) for an uncertain Brexit future, its most significant geopolitical move since the loss of empire and a blow to 70 years of efforts to forge European unity from the ruins of two world wars.
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‘New dawn’ or ‘biggest gamble’? UK headlines on Brexit day

Fri, 2020-01-31 07:00
Britain's Brexit-day front pages expressed both joy at the country's imminent departure from the European Union and remorse and trepidation on Friday (31 January) as the UK prepares to go it alone after nearly half a century as part of the bloc.
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France kickstarts European mission in the Strait of Hormuz

Fri, 2020-01-31 06:43
France announced on Thursday (30 January) the beginning of the European Maritime Awareness mission in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASoH), intended to ensure the freedom of navigation in the Gulf while promoting a de-escalation approach with Iran.
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We will find new path with London after Brexit, say EU leaders

Fri, 2020-01-31 06:30
The European Union will work hard to forge a future as an ally and partner of Britain after their divorce on Friday (31 January), European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen wrote in Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.
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Ankara protests Greek ‘clown’ who tore up Turkish flag in Brussels

Fri, 2020-01-31 06:20
Turkey's foreign minister on Thursday (30 January) demanded the European Parliament take action against a Greek deputy who ripped up a paper Turkish flag, branding him a "racist" and a "clown".
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Sinkevicius: EU aims to ensure viable food packaging recycling by 2030

Thu, 2020-01-30 15:42
The Circular Economy Action Plan and the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F) have the same overarching objective of reducing unsustainable resource use by promoting sustainable production and consumption and reducing waste generation, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.
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The Brief – Could the EU follow the fate of Yugoslavia?

Thu, 2020-01-30 15:29
For all of us who lived through the collapse of Yugoslavia, the moment when the Slovenian delegation walked out on a 1990 Communist Party congress in Belgrade stayed ingrained in our collective consciousness. The emotional scenes witnessed in the European Parliament on Wednesday brought back those memories.
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New tool for assessing soil health could help link payments with ecosystem services

Thu, 2020-01-30 15:02
A UK farming technology company has teamed up with leading space industry engineers and soil biologists to create a new tool to accurately assess biodiversity and soil health on farms.
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Hogan ‘should stay out of domestic Irish politics,’ Fianna Fáil warns

Thu, 2020-01-30 14:53
Irish Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has hit out at recent comments made by the EU Commissioner Phil Hogan, accusing him of making a 'coded partisan intervention,' in Irish politics, ahead of next week's general election.
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Global Europe Brief: Arctic Special

Thu, 2020-01-30 14:16
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski.
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Could SPÖ’s Burgenland win be beacon of ‘red hope’ for Austria’s social democrats?

Thu, 2020-01-30 13:29
In Burgenland's state elections, socialist Hans-Peter Doskozil (SPÖ) won the absolute majority, bringing a ray of hope to the Austrian socialist party which has suffered a multitude of defeats recently. One would think the party could learn something from this, but a party insider thinks this is unlikely. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Digital Brief: What is a political ad?

Thu, 2020-01-30 13:11
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We have to be careful in recognising the difference between paid political advertising and political opinions”. – Commission Vice-President...
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Spread of African swine fever confirmed in nine EU countries

Thu, 2020-01-30 12:57
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its latest annual update on the presence of African swine fever (ASF) in the European Union, which found that the area of the EU affected by the disease is "progressively expanding."
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EU health chief wants more information on gene editing

Thu, 2020-01-30 12:45
The new EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides wants more information about the controversial issue of gene editing and for now, she seems less enthusiastic than her predecessor Vytenis Andriukaitis.
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Norway’s ‘northernmost Chinatown’ eyes Beijing’s Arctic investments

Thu, 2020-01-30 12:39
Each year, during the Lunar New Year celebrations, a small Arctic Chinatown takes shape near Norway's border with Russia and Finland. It's an indication of how China, though a non-Arctic state, is increasingly eyeing opportunities in the region.
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Industry’s pathway to more sustainable food systems [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-01-30 11:17
As the largest manufacturing sector in the EU, the food and drink industry will be a key stakeholder in the European Green Deal discussions, especially when it comes to the Farm to Fork Strategy. Hubert Weber, president of FoodDrinkEurope, outlines the food and drink sector’s route to more sustainable food systems.
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EU seeks ‘clear criteria’ for use of biometric AI on mass scale

Thu, 2020-01-30 11:14
There should be "clear criteria" in the future mass-scale rollout of Biometric Identification Systems in the EU, a recently leaked draft of the EU's Artificial Intelligence strategy seen by EURACTIV reveals.
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