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Auditors highlight failures in EU bid to integrate electricity markets

1 hour 6 min ago
Despite high ambitions, the European Union has made “slow progress” in integrating the electricity markets of its 27 member states and has so far failed to ensure access to cheap power for consumers, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) said in a report published on Tuesday (31 January).
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The Brief — Green Subsidies: Embrace the Race

1 hour 47 min ago
Over the past few months, the EU’s reaction to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) seemed to alternate between doomsday panic and nostalgia for a bygone era of multilateral trade. It's time to face the facts and embrace the race towards cleaner industry.
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Kosovo and Serbia, synchronising the timing for peace

2 hours 6 min ago
Lasting peace between Kosovo and Serbia is unlikely to be achieved while the two remain on such unequal footing regionally and internationally, combined with pressure from the international community over the establishment of the Association of Serb Municipalities, argue Gëzim Visoka and Vjosa Musliu.
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Media Partnership – Decarbonizing the aviation sector: Aeroporti di Roma presents an Italian best practice [Promoted content]

2 hours 7 min ago
Now, given the European legislative context (ReFuel Aviation, ETS Aviation, Single European Sky+, etc.) ADR believes it would be vital to give the Patct visibility also in Brussels, showing how industrial players, institutional stakeholders, trade associations and the third sector are brought together with the aim of defining a road map to support the green transition and the climate neutrality objective of the entire sector in 2050; indeed, all the above actors are part of the Pact’s Steering Committee and are involved in its discussions and activities, including public events and round tables. For more information regarding the Pact, it is possible to visit the website dedicated to the initiative at the following link: www.decarbonizzazionetrasportoaereo.it Organised by: Aeroporti di Roma Media Partner: EURACTIV
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Italian cities fail to meet air pollution threshold, study shows

3 hours 43 min ago
Italian citizens are constantly exposed to air pollution levels that far exceed the established limits, posing serious health threats, according to a study published on Monday (30 January) by Legambiente, Italy's biggest environmental organisation. 
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The transport industry’s recruitment crisis

4 hours 19 min ago
The inability to attract young workers is having serious ramifications for the transport sector, from a lack of lorry drivers compounding supply chain problems, to insufficient staff causing summer travel chaos at airports.
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EU ministers step up fight against animal transport ban

6 hours 7 min ago
A coalition of EU agriculture ministers have joined forces to push back against a potential ban on live animal transport to third countries, but the Commission stressed the need to be ambitious on animal welfare. 
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Insight: Turkey’s push into Iraq risks deeper conflict

6 hours 54 min ago
Turkey's advances across the border of Iraqi Kurdistan attract little global attention compared to its incursions into Syria or the battle against Islamic State, but the escalation risks further destabilising a region where foreign powers have intervened with impunity.
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LIVE NOW – Mercosur Trade Agreement – Will 2023 be the year it is finally ratified?

8 hours 37 min ago
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss what opportunities the change in Brazilian leadership can bring to the Mercosur Trade Agreement negotiations. What can be improved to increase its chances of ratification? When will the Commission publish a complementary declaration on sustainability issues? How likely is it that the Council and EU Parliament will ratify it? What role would this trade agreement play in global geopolitics in the context of current challenges? And how could European industry benefit from the agreement?
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EU Council moves to adjust product lifecycle, reporting in new cybersecurity law

8 hours 39 min ago
EU countries are considering adjusting the definition of product lifecycle to the specificity of the product and moving the reporting of vulnerabilities at the national level in a new compromise on the Cyber Resilience Act. The Cyber Resilience Act is...
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The borders of Europe have shifted eastwards

8 hours 46 min ago
A European teenager of today may not know the flags of all European nations, but most certainly they are able to identify three - his country, the EU, and Ukraine, writes Oleh Saakyan.
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Person arrested after three wounded in knife attack in Brussels

10 hours 14 min ago
Belgian police have arrested an attacker who knifed three people in a Brussels metro station on Monday (30 January), leaving one with critical injuries, officials said.
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US stops granting export licenses for China’s Huawei

10 hours 36 min ago
The Biden administration has stopped approving licenses for US companies to export most items to China's Huawei, according to three people familiar with the matter.
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‘It’s over, finished’: Coal boss gloomy about future EU power market

10 hours 37 min ago
The EU’s electricity sector is likely to be more heavily regulated in the coming years, with coal, gas and nuclear falling under closer government supervision and only renewable energies remaining part of a competitive EU market, according to the vice-president of Euracoal, a trade association.
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China fumes at new Czech President over Taiwan

10 hours 43 min ago
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland being likely to face a swath of strikes in February, inflation in Spain being at its highest in 35 years after state subsidies ended, and so much more.
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EU hires firm to launch countries’ joint gas buying

10 hours 49 min ago
The European Union has appointed gas capacity platform Prisma to calculate countries' collective demand for gas, as the bloc moves ahead with a plan to launch joint gas buying among EU countries.
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Winter not over, but Europe braces for the next one

11 hours 8 min ago
Europe has weathered the energy crisis that followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine so far, but businesses and households are already thinking about how to get through the next winter.
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Albanian PM promises certain sectors higher wages

11 hours 9 min ago
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said on Monday another raise to the minimum wage could be imminent to help selected groups combat the increased cost of living. Albania is one of Europe’s poorest countries and currently, half of the population...
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Slovenia arrests two Russians on suspicion of espionage

11 hours 10 min ago
A couple suspected of being spies have been apprehended by the authorities and will become the first persons to be charged with espionage under Slovenian criminal law, Slovenian media reported on Monday. They were arrested in early December on a...
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Romania’s budget deficit below target

11 hours 10 min ago
Romania ended 2022 with 5.68% of GDP, which is below the estimate included in the latest budget revision and one percentage point less than the recorded amount in 2021. In November, the government estimated the budget deficit for the whole...
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