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COVID-19 triggers ‘demographic tragedy’ in Spain

11 min 41 sec ago
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating not only for the Spanish economy but also, and above all, in terms of human lives: since March 2020 Spain’s mortality rate increased by 17%, with 492,930 new deaths directly or partially related to the pandemic, a historic mark not seen in the Iberian country since 1941.
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Climate finance remains a stumbling block on way to COP26

12 min 50 sec ago
As world leaders prepare for the COP26 climate summit hosted by the UK in November, international finance to help poorer countries tackle climate change remains a key barrier – and the recent summit between the world's seven richest nations did not bring a solution.
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EU and UK say Hong Kong newspaper raid shows China cracking down on dissent

16 min 3 sec ago
The European Union and Britain said a police raid on Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily showed that China was using a new national security law to crack down on dissent and silence the media rather than deal with public security.
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France fails to adopt clear position on future gas funding

18 min 11 sec ago
As EU energy ministers agreed last week to phase out gas-hydrogen blending projects, France did not adopt a clear position on the matter even if this means prolonging the bloc’s reliance on fossil fuels. EURACTIV France reports.
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Just Transition demands a European legal framework on anticipation and management of change [Promoted content]

27 min 56 sec ago
The Fit for 55% package should be accompanied by a legal framework on anticipation of change that leaves no one behind. This would be a stepping stone towards a more sustainable economy, turning Just Transition from rhetoric to reality.
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Scotch but no bourbon: UK-US trade truce gives dram of hope to drinks industry

31 min 17 sec ago
The drinks industry welcomed a trade truce between Britain and United States that saw tariffs removed on Scotch whisky and most other spirits, although they called for further efforts to remove the last export duties on American whiskey.
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Disneyland Paris reopens, but Mickey Mouse won’t give hugs

47 min 6 sec ago
The Disneyland Paris theme park opened to visitors on Thursday (17 June) after being shuttered for nearly eight months during the pandemic, but safety measures were in force to stop the virus spreading.
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EU to look at UK call to extend ‘sausage war’ deadline

1 hour 27 min ago
The European Commission said Thursday (18 June) it would examine Britain's request to extend a grace period for post-Brexit rules on chilled meat imports for Northern Ireland - part of the so-called sausage war between London and Brussels.
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The Brief, powered by ITI – Biden vs Putin: Who won?

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:55
As the dust settles after the meeting of the two leaders on the neutral Swiss playground, a legitimate question to ask is which one of them got the most out of this risky summit. And who were the collateral victims.
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Ireland gives green light to medical cannabis prescriptions in ‘milestone’ move

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:49
Patients in Ireland will now for the first time be able to get medical cannabis via prescription, in what has been described as a “milestone” move expected to bring hope to many families, although barriers to access medical cannabis still remain.
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Digital industry afraid of being seen as a polluter, says Commission adviser

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:43
Digitalisation must be part of the solution and not a part of the problem, EU lawmaker Geese said at a EURACTIV event on Tuesday (15 June), where the participants deliberated on the complex relationship between digitalisation and sustainability.
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The Hungarian Bill against the LGBTQI+ minority and North Macedonia’s policy win with UEFA

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:31
This week, the Yellow Room takes us to Budapest, where the government passed a new bill introducing tougher penalties for paedophilia, in the wake of several cases of child abuse. However, the new amendments put the LGBTQI+ minority on the...
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EPP and Greens take aim at road charging agreement “loopholes”

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:31
A late-night deal reached by the Council of the EU and the European Parliament on road-charging rules on Wednesday (16 June) has been criticised by the parliament’s largest group, the European People’s Party (EPP), for having “more holes than a Swiss cheese”.
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Good Off-Label Use Practice of Medicines [Promoted content]

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:00
Before a drug makes it onto the market it is vigorously tested and needs to be authorized, either by a national competent authority or EMA, the European Medicines Agency. All the information on when a medicinal product can and cannot...
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Japan says China’s military strategy unclear, of serious concern

Thu, 2021-06-17 13:07
Japan said on Thursday (17 June) China's military intentions are unclear and its armed forces' rapid expansion is of serious concern, circumstances that require Europe, the United States and other Asian nations to come together to stand up to Beijing.
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Biden’s visit: What does it mean to rejoin Europe?

Thu, 2021-06-17 13:01
Given that Europe is not inclined to make the painful decisions that a modernized relationship requires, it is hard to understand what a return to Europe means, except for having dinner with some interesting people, writes George Friedman.
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EU eyes tighter rules for ‘renewable’ biomass energy

Thu, 2021-06-17 06:31
The European Union is considering tightening rules on whether wood-burning energy can be classed as renewable and count towards green goals, according to a draft document seen by Reuters on Wednesday (16 June).
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Austria calls for return to strict budgetary rules

Thu, 2021-06-17 06:26
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about German soldiers being recalled from Lithuania for allegedly having made racist remarks and committed sexual assault, Serbia's foreign minister criticising a German MEP for defending Pristina's approach to the dialogue, and so much more.
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Serbia criticises German MEP for defending Pristina’s approach to dialogue

Thu, 2021-06-17 06:20
Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selaković has accused German MEP and rapport for Kosovo in the European Parliament Viola von Cramon of committing “a serious political and diplomatic violation, trying to downplay and defend Priština’s total lack of readiness to discuss...
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Zagreb mayor forms ruling coalition

Thu, 2021-06-17 06:19
Newly appointed Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomašević from the left-green platform We Can! (Možemo!) has established a ruling coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SDP, S&D) at the City Council.  SDP’s Mayor candidate Joško Klisović remains the opposition’s party candidate for...
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