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EU weighs further sanctions on Belarus over illegal migrants

Tue, 2021-10-19 05:24
European Union foreign ministers debated new economic sanctions on Belarus on Monday (18 October), including on airlines, to halt what Brussels says is a deliberate policy by Minsk to fly in thousands of migrants and send them across the border.
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Gazprom books fraction of gas transit capacity via Poland, ignores Ukraine

Tue, 2021-10-19 05:05
Russian gas giant Gazprom has booked about a third of offered additional gas transit capacity via the Yamal-Europe pipeline via Poland for November and has not booked any volumes via Ukraine, auction results showed on Monday (18 October).
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From Chinese companies: open, fair environment is key, dialogue should prevail [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-10-19 05:00
The Chinese business community’s message to the EU is clear: an open and non-discriminatory business environment is key while bilateral cooperation and dialogues should always prevail. Xu Haifeng is the Chairman of the China Chamber of Commerce to the EU...
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Poland’s extreme far-right has a problem with its leader

Tue, 2021-10-19 04:55
A week after 200,000 people protested againstPolexit, the links between the far-right radical movement of Robert Bąkiewicz, which sought to disrupt the peaceful protests, and the ruling party are being revealed. Bąkiewicz rose to prominence in the National Radical Camp...
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Hospital confirms Czech president unable to fulfil his duties, after office concealed his condition

Tue, 2021-10-19 04:35
After several days of uncertainty, the Czech public finally learnt the truth about the health of Czech President Miloš Zeman. Czech Senate Speaker Miloš Vystrčil informed that Zeman is not able to fulfil his presidential duties, quoting from a statement...
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Government accused of using COVID to control media

Tue, 2021-10-19 04:35
Greek politicians bickered on Monday over a decision of the conservative New Democracy government (EPP) to grant Greek media €40 million state funds to promote a COVID-19 prevention campaign. “You didn’t campaign to fight COVID. You found an opportunity to...
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Bulgarian government under pressure to impose severe COVID-19 measures

Tue, 2021-10-19 04:35
This week, the Bulgarian government will impose stricter restrictive measures as it grapples with the fourth wave of the pandemic. The country is expected to introduce a mandatory green pass for a number of public places indoors and limit mass...
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The Brief, powered by EPRA — Europe’s squeeze on sleaze

Mon, 2021-10-18 14:59
Is the sudden departure of a number of prime ministers, who have faced accusations of corruption, just a coincidence?
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Raise Your Glass: Decarbonising Production for the Container Glass Industry [Promoted content]

Mon, 2021-10-18 14:00
Challenges that were unimaginable just a short while ago can be faced through human ingenuity and collaboration. Factories today are running around the clock to help meet the urgent demand for glass vials for Coronavirus vaccines. Container glass companies also face increasing market demand for a circular packaging solution that guarantees premium taste and quality preservation.
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Sharp rise in attacks against female journalists in 2021, report shows

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:56
Attacks against female journalists increased by 16.7% in Europe in the first nine months of this year compared to the total recorded throughout 2020, according to a new report by the Coalition for Women in Journalism (CFWIJ).
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Poland’s Morawiecki warns EU leaders of threat to bloc’s future

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:54
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday (18 October) warned fellow EU leaders that the EU risked unravelling if there was no "democratic control" over its institutions.
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Media Partnership: Integrative Oncology – The missing link in Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:38
Cancer is a top health priority for the European Union, as every year, 3.5 million people in the EU are diagnosed with cancer, and 1.3 million die from it.
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Sustainability protocols key tool for encouraging next generation of farmers

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:27
Farming sustainability protocols can be an invaluable tool for farmers to tell their story and keep farms economically viable so it can be passed onto future generations, US farmer Aaron Barcello told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Media Partnership – What’s Next for the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council?

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:21
Enhancing bilateral cooperation between Europe and the United States is key to boosting bilateral trade and investment, avoiding unnecessary barriers to trade, and strengthening global cooperation on digital policy, technology, and supply chains.
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EU countries urge Commission to aid crisis-stricken pig meat sector

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:13
Twenty EU countries have called on the European Commission to step up action on the crisis-ridden pig meat sector, struggling with disease and the COVID-19 pandemic, with farmers' associations calling it an "existential threat to all farms".
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Russia suspends mission to NATO, shuts liaison office in Moscow in tit-for-tat amid spy row

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:11
Russia said on Monday (18 October) it would halt the activities of NATO's diplomatic mission in Moscow after the alliance expelled eight Russians in a row over spying earlier this month.
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‘It will never work!’ Outgoing Eurochambres president criticises EU emission targets

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:04
In an interview with EURACTIV, the outgoing president of Eurochambres, an association of European chambers of commerce, has criticised the EU’s environmental policy and called for more trade "with all parts of the world", including China and Russia.
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LIVE NOW – COP26 – Can it be a game-changer?

Mon, 2021-10-18 13:00
Climate change remains an imminent threat at the core of many discussions between heads of state, industry and civil society. These stakeholders see recovery from the COVID-19 crisis as an opportunity to build back better by creating greener and more sustainable economies.
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Croatia’s ruling conservatives face smooth ride, with scattered opposition

Mon, 2021-10-18 12:42
Fifteen months into his second mandate, Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and his conservative HDZ find themselves in a singularly comfortable position: The fragmented political opposition has sunk to historic lows and is unable to mount any serious challenge.
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Germany’s likely new coalition wants more EU sovereignty, fossil car ban

Mon, 2021-10-18 10:52
Leaders of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens, and the business-friendly FDP have reached a preliminary agreement including plans to end the internal combustion engine and take an assertive stance on the rule of law in the EU.
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