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Europe’s electricity market: Ensuring supply security in the transition to renewables

Thu, 2018-09-27 14:55
The on-going transformation of the EU power industry is leading policymakers to re-evaluate the current design of electricity markets. Electricity generated from renewable sources has become one of the most important sources of electricity, paving the way for a transition towards a low-carbon energy system. 
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Eternal debate continues over having a single seat for European Parliament

Thu, 2018-09-27 12:01
For four days a month, the entire European Parliament moves from Brussels to Strasbourg. In his documentary, Le grand déménagement (“The big move”), Olivier Lamour addresses the perennial European debate: should there only be a single European seat in Brussels? EURACTIV France reports.
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Agriculture digitisation not only for controls, stakeholders ‘remind’ the EU Commission

Thu, 2018-09-27 11:53
The much-awaited digitisation of the EU farming sector has taken centre stage in the last few years. But its ultimate application in the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is still unclear.
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Italy’s Di Maio says not concerned with Europe as worries mount at home

Thu, 2018-09-27 11:51
Italian vice prime minister Luigi Di Maio abruptly cancelled participation in the Competitiveness EU Council in Brussels on Thursday (27 September) and flew back to Rome to smooth tensions with Economy Minister Giovanni Tria on Italy's draft budget, which seeks to increase spending.
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The EU in your region: Where does cohesion money go?

Thu, 2018-09-27 10:50
Cohesion Policy represents one-third of the current EU’s budget and is the main investment policy of the Union. As the negotiations on the next Multiannual Financial Framework are about to kick off, we had a look at how funds are distributed across different regions in Europe and what kind of projects are funded with them.
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Germany selects lower gear, supports 30% CO2 car cuts

Thu, 2018-09-27 10:41
Germany’s environment ministry revealed on Wednesday (26 September) that the Bundesrepublik will back an EU-wide 30% CO2 cut for cars and vans - lower than expected by green NGOs - ahead of an important vote in the European Parliament next week.
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‘Europe is under attack’: Tajani and Gabriel on fake news

Thu, 2018-09-27 10:36
The EU faces an enormous challenge to counter the threat of disinformation ahead of the 2019 European elections, digital commissioner Mariya Gabriel and parliament president Antonio Tajani said on Thursday (27 September).
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Regions’ representative: We don’t want money just for the sake of it

Thu, 2018-09-27 10:11
Local and regional authorities met with EU Budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger on Tuesday (25 September) to express their concern that the funding for Cohesion is likely to be reduced in the next long-term EU budget due to Brexit and new priorities.
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Brussels air in downward pollution spiral

Thu, 2018-09-27 09:29
Air pollution in Brussels has gotten worse for the second year in a row, according to data published by the national government.
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Human suffering should never be an ingredient in the food we eat

Thu, 2018-09-27 09:20
Unfair trading practices must be banned from supermarket supply chains to improve the income and working conditions of the people who produce our food in Europe and across the globe, write Marc-Olivier Herman and Tom Wills.
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