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Economic support will last ‘as long as necessary’, says Gentiloni

1 hour 54 min ago
Given the increasing number of covid-19 cases and the risk of a double-dip recession, the support to the European economy will be maintained “as much as is needed, for as long as is needed”, said on Tuesday (27 October) commissioner for Economy, Paolo Gentiloni.
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The Brief, powered by ENTSO-E – Wanted: One strong voice for Africa

2 hours 52 min ago
A strategic partnership with Europe’s ‘sister continent’ was supposed to be this year’s prize. But the EU-African Union summit, originally due this week, was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Spirulina: latest trend or future food?

3 hours 31 sec ago
After France's National Assembly discussed its "National Strategy on Plant Proteins for Human and Animal Nutrition" on Monday (26 October), EURACTIV France reports on spirulina, a high-protein food and favourite among the French that can help combat malnutrition.
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Commission to consider halting export of banned pesticides, EU source says

3 hours 1 min ago
The European Commission will look to ensure that hazardous chemicals, such as pesticides, banned in the European Union are not produced for export, including by “amending relevant legislation if and as needed”, an EU source has confirmed to EURACTIV.
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Vienna’s first ‘Social-Liberal Coalition’: SPÖ begins negotiations with NEOS

4 hours 19 min ago
The board of Austria's SPÖ party has decided: Vienna's Social Democrats will start coalition negotiations with the liberal NEOS on Tuesday (27 October). Thus ends the ten-year era of SPÖ-Green rule in the Austrian capital. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU Commission to stay out of Ukraine-Hungary row

4 hours 26 min ago
The recent tensions over Hungary's election interference in Ukraine, which have led Budapest to threaten to block Kyiv's Euro-Atlantic integration efforts, should be resolved bilaterally, a Commissions spokesperson said on Tuesday, (27 October).
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2021 must be EU’s ‘Africa year’, says Borrell

4 hours 33 min ago
With plans for a new EU-Africa ‘partnership’ blueprint having been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, 2021 should be “the Africa year for the European Union,” the bloc’s chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, said during the Socialist and Democrat group’s Africa Week.
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France boycott call puts Turkey ‘even further’ from EU

5 hours 16 min ago
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's support for a boycott of French goods is a further setback to Turkey's already stalled bid to join the EU, the European Commission said Tuesday (27 October).
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This is the moment to renovate your buildings, EU tells member states

5 hours 22 min ago
Now is the time for member states to renovate buildings and make them energy efficient, the EU's climate chief Frans Timmermans said today (27 October), despite a lack of clarity on minimum requirements at EU level, which won’t be introduced until next year.
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German SPD demands asylum centres, carbon border tax in new position paper

5 hours 23 min ago
The parliamentary group of the German Social Democrats (SPD) is expected to adopt a position paper on EU policy on Tuesday (27 October). In it, the MPs call for open asylum centres throughout Europe, a CO2 border tax to raise the EU's own resources, and more leeway for state resources in digitalisation. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Lavrov: US-led Russophobes in Europe hinder Moscow-Zagreb relations

5 hours 29 min ago
Some “Russophobe” EU member states directed by Washington are hindering the strengthening of the relations between Russia and Croatia, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov has been quoted as saying ahead of his tour of the Balkans, which excluded Croatia.
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Member states want an EU authority against money launderers 

6 hours 43 min ago
EU finance ministers are expected to call for an EU authority against money laundering and urge the bloc to harmonise rules and close the door to illicit money, according to draft conclusions seen by EURACTIV.
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Boosting circularity: How the industry is driving sustainability

7 hours 3 min ago
The European Union is betting big on circular economy initiatives that boost recycling and reuse, while decreasing resource consumption. But ambitious policies need industry buy-in to work and they appear to be getting it already.
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Surfing the renovation wave with a CO2 compass and electrification focus [Promoted content]

7 hours 31 min ago
The European Commission’s plan to increase energy renovations across the EU confirms the huge importance of tackling emissions from the building sector, which account for 40% of the EU energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Vestager distances Commission from option of ‘Big Tech Breakups’

7 hours 34 min ago
The EU has the power to execute a potential breakup of global Big Tech giants, but it is not currently the "right thing to do," the EU's Vice-President for Digital Affairs, Margrethe Vestager, has said.
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Autobahn angst, Eurostar flop & Berlin’s airport saga

8 hours 22 min ago
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Commission official: Farm to Fork to be steadily evaluated in its implementation

8 hours 41 min ago
No impact assessment of the pivotal EU's food policy as such is in the pipeline but each measure in the strategy will be separately evaluated, a Commission official ensured.
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US Christian right-wing groups financed anti-rights campaigns in Europe

8 hours 44 min ago
US Christian rights groups linked to US President Donald Trump’s administration have spent millions pushing ultra-conservative anti-rights agendas in Europe, a new investigation by openDemocracy, an independent UK-based global media platform, revealed on Tuesday (27 October).
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EU’s Vestager working on criteria to define market influence

10 hours 20 min ago
The EU plans to set out criteria specifying the kind of dominant companies that will face tougher rules, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday, in a move that will likely affect Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager,...
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EU close to decision on UK request to review O2-Virgin deal, says Vestager

10 hours 22 min ago
The EU is close to deciding whether Britain should be allowed to assume responsibility for ruling on the proposed merger of Liberty Global’s Virgin Media and Telefonica’s O2, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday. The companies last month sought European Competition...
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