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Virus lockdown could fuel radicalisation, Europol warns

Wed, 2020-06-24 06:00
Coronavirus lockdowns could radicalise more terror suspects, the EU’s police agency warned Tuesday (23 June), saying both right and leftwing violence were on the rise. The pandemic’s worldwide economic and social impacts could escalate existing discontents, Europol director Catherine De...
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EU students to face higher fees for English universities

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:53
Students from the European Union starting university in England next year will have to pay higher fees under funding changes introduced as a result of Brexit, the government said Tuesday (23 June).
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EU lacks ‘complete overview’ about used cooking oil origins

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:47
The European Commission does not have a “complete overview” of the origin of used cooking oils used for the production of biodiesel consumed in the EU, but appears set to tighten the rules, EURACTIV has learned.
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Firms start to believe in a battery afterlife

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:45
By 2040, one out of every three passenger cars around the world is predicted to be electric-battery powered. But the power packs that drive those vehicles do not last forever, so what will become of them once they lose their charge?
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Lack of strategy leaves Bulgaria last in terms of digital performance

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:42
For a second consecutive year, Bulgaria is ranked last among all 27 EU members in the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index, despite having a powerful IT sector, concentrated mostly in the capital Sofia.
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US oil giants lagging behind Europe on climate goals, research finds

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:36
US-based oil and gas majors are lagging well behind their European counterparts when it comes to plans for cutting emissions to comply with the Paris climate deal, according to analysis released Wednesday (24 June).
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Ukraine’s success is the best deterrent against the Russian revanche

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:34
There is no better strategy for the West in dealing with Russia than strength and unity, and there should be no appeasement and no return to “business as usual”, writes Kostiantyn Yelisieiev.
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Macron says EU virus package ‘advancing’, in talks with Dutch PM

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:31
French President Emmanuel Macron said talks on a EU coronavirus recovery fund were "advancing" Tuesday (23 June) as he met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, a key holdout against the plan.
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Digital tax: Stage set for EU leadership after Trump’s OECD withdrawal

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:30
Amazon does not need another massive handout, but that is what the Trump administration gave the US behemoth by withdrawing from international digital tax negotiations at the OECD. The timing could not be worse, write Christy Hoffman and Oliver Roethig.
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Why the EU should care about one gas dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:20
The EU has the duty to play the responsible adult and intervene in facilitating an agreement between Israel and Cyprus to enable the development of the major Aphrodite natural gas field, writes Dr Rony Halman. Dr Rony Halman is the...
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EU nations could block US, Russian tourists over virus response

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:19
EU nations may close their borders to US travelers as they seek to reopen their economies to tourism because of how Washington has handled the pandemic, The New York Times reported Tuesday (23 June), citing unnamed European officials.
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The European Green Deal is here to stay

Wed, 2020-06-24 05:00
The European Green Deal is here to stay and will be a driver of the recovery, requiring more resources like copper writes Bernard Respaut, Chief Executive, European Copper Institute (ECI - part of International Copper Association)
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Germany’s highest court orders Facebook to stop cross-platform data sharing

Tue, 2020-06-23 17:46
With immediate effect, the Facebook company must stop merging and sharing user data from its Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram platforms in Germany, according to a ruling by the country's highest court. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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‘Bounce back’ plan for UK agrifood sector to bolster trade outside EU

Tue, 2020-06-23 16:10
The United Kingdom announced a ‘bounce back’ plan of trade measures for the agriculture, food and drink industry on Tuesday (23 June), designed to allow businesses in the industry struggling in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak to grow their trade activity overseas.
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LEAK: Commission pushes UK for ‘high degree of convergence’ in GDPR review

Tue, 2020-06-23 15:14
The European Commission will tomorrow (24 June) highlight the importance of the UK abiding by EU data protection rules as part of a future relationship between the two parties, in the first review of the landmark general data protection regulation, obtained by EURACTIV.
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The Brief – Keep the taps flowing

Tue, 2020-06-23 14:44
A cold beer always tastes best when drunk with friends after work on a summer’s day. As most of Europe continues to emerge from the deprivations of lockdown, this pillar of basic human happiness is returning to the social calendar.
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Food security is no longer an issue in the EU, says Commissioner

Tue, 2020-06-23 14:28
Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius has cast doubt on the long-standing primacy of food security over environmental aspects in the current EU food system, suggesting that traditional concerns might give way to issues like climate change, sustainability, or biodiversity.
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EU leaders to hold summit on 17-18 July on virus recovery package

Tue, 2020-06-23 14:09
The leaders of the 27 EU member states will meet in Brussels on July 17, their first physical summit since the coronavirus lockdown began, to discuss an economic recovery package and the EU's next seven-year budget.
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Commission to present ‘strong’ rules for Facebook’s Libra

Tue, 2020-06-23 13:14
The European Commission will present later this year new rules to develop a “sound” crypto-asset market in the EU, including for stablecoins such as Facebook’s digital currency Libra, financial services commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis, said on Tuesday.
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UN says seeking to verify Arctic heat record

Tue, 2020-06-23 12:57
The United Nations said Tuesday (23 June) it was working to verify reports of a new Arctic record temperature of 38 degrees Celsius in a Siberian town over the weekend. The suspected record temperature was measured in the Russian town...
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