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Buildings and the forgotten 90%

Mon, 2019-10-14 08:02
Human beings spend on average 90% of their lives indoors. Buildings are also a huge drain on energy resources and create a significant amount of greenhouse gas emissions. This Special Report looks deeper into the places we live and work.
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Healthy homes: ‘The biggest health and business opportunity of a lifetime’

Mon, 2019-10-14 07:53
Indoor environment quality and healthy homes play an ever more substantial role in human wellbeing, according to new research unveiled at a high-level event last week (10 October).
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Juncker Commission stalls EU climate bank in starting blocks

Mon, 2019-10-14 07:43
While the European Investment Bank is making efforts to end fossil fuel funding, the Juncker Commission is doing its best to frustrate it – and to undermine Ursula von der Leyen, writes WWF’s Sébastien Godinot.
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Macron plays appeasement card after Goulard’s rejection

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:55
After an initial outburst, French President Emmanuel Macron sought to ease tensions on Sunday (13 October) following the rejection last week of his protégée Sylvie Goulard as France's candidate for the European Commission. EURACTIV France reports.
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Conservatives sweep Polish vote, put EU rule of law to the test

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:55
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.
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Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:54
President Donald Trump’s administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey.
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Bulgaria PM will ask EU leaders to stop criticising Erdogan

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:46
European Council President Donald Tusk strongly opposed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday (11 October), warning him to stop blackmailing Europe. That has prompted Bulgaria’s prime minister to reveal he will ask EU chiefs to tone down their stance against Erdoğan.
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EU cancer plan will succeed if the right priorities are identified, official says

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:24
The much-awaited EU cancer plan will first have to identify specific needs at national level, seek funding and then be closely monitored in order to be successful, a high-ranking EU official has told EURACTIV.com.
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Animal health the biggest challenge in livestock farming, researcher says

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:15
Even more than climate change, animal welfare will be the main challenge for the future of livestock farming and will lead to reconsider the entire system around the health of animals, a French farming researcher told EURACTIV.com.
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Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:01
Britain and the European Union on Monday (14 October) enter a pivotal week that determines if they are still on course to reach amicable divorce terms -- and when Brexit might finally occur.
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Why we should back the EIB on ambitious energy policy

Mon, 2019-10-14 06:00
As part of putting the Paris Agreement into action, the EU and its Member States should back the European Investment Bank’s proposal to cease fossil investments, writes Sir Graham Watson.
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International alliance of cities commits to tackling air pollution

Mon, 2019-10-14 05:49
Poor air quality causes 422,000 premature deaths deaths each year in Europe and EU member states have repeatedly been singled out for exceeding pollution thresholds. At the C40 Summit on Friday (11 October), 35 cities decided to take the matter into their own hands. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Hungary’s opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

Mon, 2019-10-14 05:45
Hungary's opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday (13 October) when liberal challenger Gergely Karácsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition parties made gains in other major cities as well.
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Macron, Merkel call for end to Turkish invasion in Syria

Mon, 2019-10-14 05:27
The leaders of France and Germany called Sunday (13 October) for an end to Turkey's offensive against Kurds in northern Syria, warning of dire humanitarian consequences and a boost for the Islamic State group.
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Rioja president: ‘We will stand behind our wine producers’ in EU-US tariff war

Mon, 2019-10-14 05:17
Concha Andreu, the President of La Rioja region, made her first visit to Brussels last week, just after the US announced fresh tariffs on European exports, including wine produced in her region. She told EURACTIV.com she is confident that Europe will support the region, whose economy is heavily dependent on the wine sector.
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Skills are the new currency in the changing world of work [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-10-14 05:00
Solving the skills gap is essential in the changing world of work. The European private employment industry is already developing new solutions, from AI-based skills assessment to the matching of skills demand and educational offering. Now policy support has to follow.
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Something fishy this way comes

Mon, 2019-10-14 04:57
We can have more fish in the sea and secure a profitable future for our fishermen and women if we respect the sustainable limits of catches and let the stocks recover, writes Chris Davies.
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The Brief, powered by the Martens Centre – Mind the gap (or lose)

Fri, 2019-10-11 14:59
Poland's ruling conservative Law and Justice party (PiS) is on track for a remarkable re-election win this Sunday, in what many call the country’s most fateful ballot in years.
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Fair enough? The EU’s guilty neglect of fair trade

Fri, 2019-10-11 14:22
EU policy makers need to stop conflating free trade with fair trade and instead promote trade deals and radical trade reforms that will genuinely deliver trade justice, write Jan Orbie and Deborah Martens.
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Exposed: Europe’s accounting tricks on energy savings

Fri, 2019-10-11 13:58
A growing number of EU member states are planning to use accounting tricks, including changes in fuel taxes introduced in the past, to claim “additional” energy savings as part of their EU climate obligations, EURACTIV can reveal.
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