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Time to focus on EU’s third largest Member State: that of people with diabetes [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-11-20 11:00
With everyone’s minds focused on the health, economic and social catastrophe of COVID-19, World Diabetes Day, celebrated last week on 14 November, has not caught the attention of policymakers or the general public. But we neglect ‘Europe’s silent health pandemic’...
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Pharma official: Anti-microbial resistance larger than COVID-19 crisis

Fri, 2020-11-20 10:36
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a looming crisis and potentially “even larger than the COVID-19” pandemic, the CEO of one of the few remaining antibiotic producers with a manufacturing presence in the EU told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Digital Brief, powered by Google: New EU cyber hub, deepfake screening, antitrust failures

Fri, 2020-11-20 10:25
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “5G cybersecurity is the most relevant issue we need to face as a European Union.” – Spain’s secretary of...
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EU failed to properly assess climate risk of gas projects, watchdog says

Fri, 2020-11-20 10:06
The European Commission granted priority status to natural gas projects without properly assessing their impact on climate change, the European Union's Ombudsman said in a decision on Tuesday (17 November).
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CBD is not a narcotic under EU law, highest court rules

Fri, 2020-11-20 10:04
Prohibiting the marketing of cannabidiol oil (CBD) imported from other member states is contrary to EU law since there is no scientific evidence that hemp-based products have psychotropic effects, Europe’s highest court has found.
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The EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism

Fri, 2020-11-20 09:22
When she took office in December last year, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced ambitious new climate goals for Europe and a new border levy aimed at ensuring fair competition with countries that do not impose a carbon...
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EU police recommend new online ‘screening tech’ to catch deepfakes

Fri, 2020-11-20 09:21
EU law enforcement authorities should make 'significant investments' into developing new screening technologies that could help to detect the malicious use of deepfakes, a new report from the bloc's police agency Europol recommends.
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Global Europe Brief: All about ‘that’ strategy

Fri, 2020-11-20 09:06
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective. In this edition, read more on EU's Strategic Compass, UK defence spending spree and Eastern Partnership burning.
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UN chief presses EU to agree tougher climate change target

Fri, 2020-11-20 08:03
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday (19 November) urged the European Union to lead global efforts to slash planet-warming emissions by setting a new climate change target next month.
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Conference on the Future of Europe: EU overhaul in the making?

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:29
In 2020, hundreds of EU citizens were meant to be invited to reflect on Europe’s future at a conference that will debate European policy priorities in an attempt to introduce direct democracy in EU decision-making over the course of the...
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Member states stymying debate on EU’s future, says MEP

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:26
After the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the Conference on the Future of Europe, a two-year soul-searching exercise aimed at reforming the EU after Brexit, onto the back-burner, the recovery from the health crisis could present a new opportunity, Socialist MEP Gabriele...
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5-Star Movement rejects coalition with Forza Italia

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:10
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Spanish nurses opposing the idea that pharmacies can carry out COVID-19 tests, Bratislava distancing itself further from Poland and Hungary on the rule of law veto, and so much more.
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Greece seizes beds from private hospitals as COVID-19 gets out of control

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:08
Faced with a steep rise of COVID-19 cases in northern Greece, the ministry of health told private hospitals on Thursday (20 November) to voluntarily provide 200 COVID-19 beds or be forced to do so.
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Kosovo PM in talks with French president

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:04
Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed several issues in a video call, including the recent resignation of former Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi, the Pristina-Belgrade dialogue, as well as the issue of visa liberalisation, according to...
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EU expects Serbia, Kosovo not to move embassies

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:03
The EU expects Serbia and Kosovo to act in accordance with their strategic determination about EU membership and not move their embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “Both Kosovo and Serbia have identified integration into the EU as...
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Slovenia and Hungary partner in construction of new rail track

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:02
Slovenia's government has submitted an initiative to the parliamentary committee for foreign policy to conclude an agreement between Slovenia and Hungary on cooperation in the construction and management of the second railway track Divača-Koper (2TDK).
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Croatia rejects ‘unfounded accusations’ of border police violence

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:02
Croatia’s interior ministry reported a “second wave of unfounded accusations” against the Croatian border police after German weekly Der Spiegel published footage purporting to show the police’s brutal treatment of migrants crossing the Bosnian-Croatian border. Rejecting the latest accusations, the...
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MEPs receive ‘shocking’ video of Bulgarian colleague Dzhambazki

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:01
Each MEP has received a video showing their colleague Angel Dzhambazki (ECR) “throwing mini-bombs and pouring water from a fire hose over people protesting in front of the VRMO party headquarters in Sofia”. The video was emailed to 705 MEPs...
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Polish parliament adopts resolution on EU budget negotiations

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:01
The Polish parliament adopted on Thursday a resolution initiated by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, calling for the EU budget talks to resume in order to achieve an agreement on the budget that is in line with the...
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Jihadist arrested in Greece

Fri, 2020-11-20 07:00
 A 27-year-old jihadist was arrested on Thursday in Greece by the country’s counter-terrorism department. A criminal case was filed against the man from Syria for joining and participating as a member of ISIS as well as for terrorist acts and homicide....
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