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The EU’s path to trade sustainability

Thu, 2021-10-14 16:30
As public support for EU free trade deals is waning, civil society groups are hoping to help tighten the bloc's standards on trade sustainability as part of an ongoing consultation.
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The Brief, powered by APPLiA — Stars align for nuclear

Thu, 2021-10-14 14:48
The current energy price spike is something of a storm. But it is also wind in the sails of nuclear energy in Europe, after many years of being given the cold shoulder.
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Probiotics one of the ‘last remaining tools’ to fight antimicrobial resistance

Thu, 2021-10-14 14:45
As the EU moves to tighten restrictions on the use of antibiotics in the livestock sector, probiotics are rapidly becoming one of the last tools remaining in the toolbox for producers. But prohibitive prices continue to impede their uptake, according to an expert.
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Italian patients with advanced breast cancer in search of information

Thu, 2021-10-14 14:25
Despite efforts to raise awareness by the authorities, patients with metastatic breast cancer in Italy are still struggling to understand what options they have and often lose precious time trying to identify the latest available treatments.
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EU directive on minimum corporate tax expected before end of year

Thu, 2021-10-14 13:52
Days after 136 countries agreed on an international tax deal, a European Commission official announced that a directive to implement the corporate minimum tax rate might be forthcoming before the end of the year.
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Polexit, Kurz resignation and the ‘historic’ international tax regime

Thu, 2021-10-14 13:32
This week our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on possible 'Polexit' and tensions with the EU following a Polish court's ruling that EU treaties were unconstitutional.
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Pegasus Project wins Daphne Caruana Galizia journalism prize

Thu, 2021-10-14 13:28
The European Parliament’s journalism prize, named after assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was awarded on Thursday (14 October) to the Pegasus Project which revealed global surveillance of journalists, politicians, and activists.
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Deadly shooting rocks Beirut as tensions over blast probe erupt

Thu, 2021-10-14 13:00
At least two people were killed in Beirut on Thursday when heavy gunfire targeted supporters of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah, as they headed to a protest demanding the removal of the judge investigating last year's explosion at the city's port.
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MEPs call for the EU pharma strategy to address medicine shortages

Thu, 2021-10-14 12:53
MEPs adopted a draft report on Tuesday (12 October) aimed at strengthening the EU's pharmaceutical strategy to ensure every patient has reliable and timely access to medicines, as shortages have been increasing since 2000. EURACTIV France reports.
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G7 to explore carbon pricing and green finance for developing nations

Thu, 2021-10-14 12:30
G7 Finance Ministers have agreed on a new set of principles aimed at improving global supply chain resiliency and backing a new initiative from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) aimed at helping developing countries boost green economic opportunities. EURACTIV's media partner,, reports.
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Policymakers ask for more coordination in EU digital education

Thu, 2021-10-14 11:34
Digital skills and excellent infrastructure are essential to ensure no European is left behind in the digital transition. Still, experts at a panel this week said that a faster pace and better cohesion are needed to achieve the Commission's targets for 2030.
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1 million EU citizens ask Commission to ban wild animals in circuses

Thu, 2021-10-14 10:07
Members of the Stop Circus Suffering campaign gathered outside the European Commission's Belraymont building on Wednesday (13 October) to celebrate the collection of 1 million signatures on a petition to ban the use of wild animals in circuses.
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Innovation in animal health as a key contributor to the EU’s sustainability objectives [Promoted content]

Thu, 2021-10-14 10:00
Lawmakers have set the political goals for enhanced agricultural sustainability, including higher animal welfare standards, antibiotic use reduction, and decreasing the impact of animal husbandry on the planet
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France’s Le Pen says she will take down wind turbines if she is elected

Thu, 2021-10-14 10:00
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that if she is elected president next year she will end all subsidies for renewable energy and will take down France's wind turbines.
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Additionality: the key to turn the hydrogen buzz into a renewable boom

Thu, 2021-10-14 07:50
If dealt with properly, renewable hydrogen has the power to help decarbonise Europe. Still, policymakers need to maintain the idea of additionality so that renewable electricity is not diverted away from energy production, opening the door for gas and coal, writes Marta Lovisolo.
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LIVE NOW – AI regulation and the future of work – What are the opportunities and concerns?

Thu, 2021-10-14 07:30
Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the heart of the digital transformation and can significantly bolster the European economy. The EU AI Act will set out the regulatory framework for the way AI will be used across all industries.
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Putin blames EU green policies for energy price spike

Thu, 2021-10-14 06:34
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday (13 October) that the reason for the energy price spike is the shortage of electricity as a result of increased use of renewable energy.
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Croatia says it will not do EU migration dirty work

Thu, 2021-10-14 06:15
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Macedonian Bulgarians calling on Sofia to be firm with Skopje, Italian workers with health passes not being fired but not being paid either, and so much more.
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Leftist MEP: Slovenian PM Janša is a “coward”

Thu, 2021-10-14 06:03
Janša attacked the leftist opposition LEVICA party on Twitter, saying its members represent “the political wing of the terrorist #antifa”. Leftist MEP Kostas Arvanitis from GUE-NGL, described the attack as “creepy and brazen” and called Janša cowardly for not answering...
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Janša for more inclusion of local and regional communities

Thu, 2021-10-14 05:48
Prime Minister Janez Janša outlined the priorities of Slovenia’s EU presidency to the European Committee of the Regions on Wednesday, highlighting post-Covid recovery, green transition and the EU’s strategic autonomy while also touching on subsidiarity. Janša answered several questions from...
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