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Europe’s largest floating solar plant opens in France

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:30
The most powerful floating solar PV plant in Europe was inaugurated in southern France on Friday (18 October), marking another milestone in the development of solar energy.
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Regions call for ambitious EU budget, Cohesion policy, better cooperation

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:20
The Conference of Peripheral Maritime regions (CPMR) was set to adopt a Manifesto on the future of the EU negotiations on Friday (18 October) calling for more support to Europe's regions, an ambitious budge supporting a sustainable economic agenda and no cuts in the Cohesion policy.
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Summit concludes with no progress on EU’s long-term budget

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 15:12
EU leaders failed to narrow their differences over the EU's seven-year budget for 2021-27,  the Multiannual Financial Framework, as member states maintained their entrenched positions on the EU’s spending volume and priorities. 
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The Brief, powered by EK – No turkey please, we’re vegetarians

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 14:56
Believe it or not, EU leaders didn’t discuss Turkey’s war adventure in Syria at the two-day summit. War crimes are allegedly being committed by the Turkish army, ethnic cleansing is ongoing (obviously), but the leaders looked the other way. They...
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Differences between Merkel and Macron are slight but real

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 14:55
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave their views on Europe in their concluding remarks at the end of the European Council Summit on Friday 18 October. Although they attempted to show a united front on EU issues, differences persisted. EURACTIV France reports.
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Greens furious as EU pours €130m into Polish LNG terminal

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 14:26
The European Commission has approved EU funding worth €130 million to expand a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal in northwest Poland, triggering the ire of green activists who denounce continuous EU support for fossil fuel projects.
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UK airline industry calls on government to spur sector to net-zero

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 13:21
The industry body for UK airlines believes that a renewed partnership with the Government can help the sector achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, as long as investment opportunities into green technologies are created. EURACTIV's media partner reports.
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Industry ‘must listen’ to facial recognition concerns, Huawei chief says

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 13:17
European industry must be sensitive to the concerns of citizens regarding the widespread use of facial recognition technologies and its possible impact on privacy, Huawei's European chief has told EURACTIV.
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Morocco energy boss: We need to build electricity bridges between Europe and Africa

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 13:07
The solar thermal complex at Noor Ouarzazate in the Atlas mountains is at the heart of Morocco's renewable energy drive, producing over 580MW of electricity. Mustapha Bakhouri explains the country's plans to develop its renewable energy programme and build energy connections with Europe.
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To target or not to target? That is the EU’s research and innovation question

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:37
There is a lot of money available to fund research and innovation in the EU, but it's not reaching the right people at the right time. Policymakers are debating whether more focused funding would make the situation better, or worse.
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EU should put human life over profits of arms industry

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:32
Almost five years after the start of the Saudi-led intervention, the war in Yemen still rages on. While thousands have died, one actor that has fared well: the European arms industry, write Hans Lammerant and Bram Vranken.
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Visions for Europe: ‘Buccaneering Brexit versus European civilisation’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 12:00
This essay is published as part of the project “20 Visions for Europe”, gathering unique visions from public officials, intellectuals, artists, diplomats, athletes, civic actors and business representatives. The project is part of EURACTIV’s celebration of 20 years of free,...
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The EU dilemma with the GMO industry and independent risk research

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 11:27
The EU should give higher priority to the protection of health and the environment, but when it comes to genetically engineered plants, the current standards of risk assessment are not sufficient to fulfil the legal requirements, writes Christoph Then, executive director at Testbiotech.
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LNG protocol declaration for the use of LNG as the go-to fuel of the future [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 10:00
The LNG industry welcomes the support of the President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen for the potential of affordable liquified natural gas (LNG) in her mission letter to Kadri Simson, Commissioner-designate for Energy. The LNG industry endorse LNG as a fundamental asset that helps meeting EU`s long-term decarbonisation targets and the `just` energy transition and believe in its valuable contribution to the EU Green Deal.
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The CAP has devastating effects on developing countries, report says

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 09:35
The EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) penalises local farmers and harms the environment. It continues to contribute to the injection of palm oil in milk powder, exports of soft wheat to the detriment of local products, as well as to the over-consumption of Latin American soy. EURACTIV France reports.
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Brexit, von der Leyen’s approval assert European Parliament key role

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 08:03
Two crucial dossiers for the EU's future need to be rubber-stamped by the European Parliament in the next two months, the Brexit deal and the approval of the new EU executive. Parliament President David Sassoli, making his debut among EU-28 leaders, assured them the new assembly was not "messy" but taking its job seriously.
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Striking a balance: IT infrastructure and digital sovereignty

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 07:39
As the EU searches for the best path to balance cutting-edge technologies with its future ‘digital sovereignty’, EU policymakers must consider the potential advantages and risks of working with non-EU services providers in technology infrastructure, including 5G.
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Western Balkans: EPP’s think tank says France ‘damages’ EU interests

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 06:58
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Today’s Special Edition of the Capitals will focus on the reactions across Europe regarding the deadlock in...
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All eyes on France after inconclusive enlargement summit debate

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 06:56
After a long night of inconclusive discussions, EU heads of state are set to return to the EU enlargement issue today (18 October). All eyes are on France, as Emmanuel Macron's position has so far been the major stumbling block for opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania.
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US slams tariffs on EU goods, targeting Airbus, wine and whisky

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2019-10-18 06:56
The United States imposed tariffs on a record $7.5-billion worth of European Union goods on Friday (18 October), despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets.
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