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Hazards ahead: Electric cars face battery recycling hurdles in Europe

Wed, 2019-11-20 11:55
European recyclers have called for changes to EU regulations on hazardous metals and waste shipment that “sometimes stand in the way” of a fully European electric car manufacturing value chain.
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European Political Parties and Foundations: The ’tissue’ that connects?

Wed, 2019-11-20 11:35
To the average European citizen, the political groups in the European Parliament, which help shape EU-wide legislation, are a vaguely familiar concept. But there is much less knowledge of the European political parties (as opposed to groups) and the think-tanks...
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Study: No EU country has calculated transport decarbonisation costs

Wed, 2019-11-20 11:20
The EU risks missing its target to decarbonise transport by 2030, as in the current draft plans of member states, there is no cost-effectiveness calculation of the different proposed measures, a study has found.
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Pascal Canfin MEP: Time to declare climate emergency in Europe

Wed, 2019-11-20 10:00
The MEP chairing the European Parliament’s environment committee has called on the Assembly to declare climate emergency at the next plenary session in November. "It would be important to do it at that time," he told EURACTIV in a wide-ranging interview.
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Amid NATO tensions, Estonian President highlights Russia risk

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:50
NATO should be ready to defend Estonia should the country face risks emanating from its neighbour Russia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has told EURACTIV. Her comments came following French President Macron's recent claim that the alliance is 'brain dead.'
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In testy leadership debate, UK PM Johnson promises quick Brexit

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:49
Prime Minister Boris Johnson doubled down on his Brexit promises on Tuesday (19 November), saying only he could take Britain out of the European Union quickly in a testy leadership debate with opposition Labour's Jeremy Corbyn.
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Merkel sets sights on matching China’s African investment boom

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:48
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about German Chancellor Merkel's investment plans for Africa, Hungary's opposition to the rule of law criteria, and so much more. The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Keeping young farmers in rural areas is the biggest challenge for Croatia

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:45
Generational renewal of Croatian agriculture is a slow process burdened with negative demographic trends, constant migration and a non-competitive market. EURACTIV Croatia reports.
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Vestager takes aim at ‘biopower’ of tech giants 

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:45
Global tech giants have been sowing the seeds of an economy predicated on 'biopower', amid the EU's attempts to rein in their dominance, the bloc's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager has told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
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Twitter says UK PM Johnson’s party misled public with ‘factcheck’ account

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:35
Twitter said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party misled the public by changing the name of one of its Twitter accounts to make it look like a fact checking service during a televised election debate. The Conservative Campaign Headquarters...
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Russia balks at Turkish idea of new Syrian military operation

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:30
Russia said on Tuesday (19 November) it was bewildered by a Turkish pledge to conduct a new military operation in northern Syria if the area was not cleared of people Ankara calls terrorists, warning that any such move would damage efforts to stabilise the region.
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‘Couldn’t believe what I was hearing’: White House aides testify in impeachment probe

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:19
Senior US officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on Tuesday (19 November) they were concerned by President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a “shock.”
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US scientist: Methane leakage reports ‘have an inherent low bias’

Wed, 2019-11-20 07:15
To understand its full methane emission footprint and its impact on the climate, Europe needs to assess oil and gas imports from countries such as Algeria, Russia and Qatar, for which no data is available yet, says Stefan Schwietzke.
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Ukraine to change law on bank insolvency in bid for IMF loans

Wed, 2019-11-20 06:55
Ukraine is finalising changes to legislation on bank insolvency in consultation with the International Monetary Fund as part of efforts by Kyiv to secure a new loan programme, a senior state official told Reuters.
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Turkey says it will send most IS detainees to their home countries by year-end

Wed, 2019-11-20 06:39
Turkey will have repatriated most of its Islamic State detainees to their home countries by the end of the year, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Tuesday (19 November), a week after Turkish authorities began the repatriation programme.
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EU faces rift over enlargement policy after French ‘non’

Wed, 2019-11-20 06:26
European Union members wrangled over the rules for joining their club on Tuesday (19 November), after France triggered anger by seeking to postpone bids from Albania and North Macedonia. At the 17-18 October summit, EU heads of state and government...
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EU nationals face delays, difficulties with Brexit settlement scheme, new report finds

Tue, 2019-11-19 16:15
The difficulties facing EU nationals wishing to remain living in the UK have been highlighted in a report published on Tuesday (19 November) by Migrant Voice.
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The Brief, powered by CEPI – Survival of the unfittest

Tue, 2019-11-19 15:06
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will face off this evening in the UK’s first presidential-style debate – the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party lost a court battle to be part of it. The BBC and Sky will hold their own debates with all four party leaders.
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Offshore wind carry EU to meeting Paris goals, says IEA

Tue, 2019-11-19 13:41
Under a scenario in which the EU meets its Paris Agreement climate targets, gas will be a transition fuel and offshore wind will dominate by 2050, according to a World Energy Outlook forecast from the International Energy Agency.
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China’s growing interest in Saudi Aramco is part of a long game

Tue, 2019-11-19 12:41
The Aramco public offering gives China an opportunity to gain a foothold at the center of the global oil industry. According to Joseph Dana, the move is part of a longer-term attempt by Beijing to challenge the dollar’s dominance as the world’s universal currency.
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