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Global Europe Brief, powered by Facebook: Europe-Russia relations hit rock bottom (again)

1 hour 49 min ago
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU from a global perspective. You can subscribe to receive our newsletter here. In this week’s edition: Russia relations down, NATO looks into the future, Belarus migration woes. /// The Russia-West...
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EU leaders push for ‘innovation friendliness’ in digital policy

Fri, 2021-10-22 15:57
EU leaders stressed the need to make digital regulation more innovation-friendly, but the digital agenda remained at the margins of the European Council summit.
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Agrifood Brief: From one play to another tragedy

Fri, 2021-10-22 15:08
‘Much ado about nothing' was the title of the Shakespearean play that came to mind when the Farm to Fork report was largely approved by the plenary of the Parliament this week. But the whole fuss generated around this vote also reminded us of a different tragedy by the bard.
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Cybercrime threat in Germany higher than ever before

Fri, 2021-10-22 14:57
Threat levels for IT security in Germany are higher than ever before as cyberthreats increase and cybercriminals become increasingly professional, according to the IT Security Situation Report 2021 published by the Federal Office Information Security (BSI) on Thursday (21 October). EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Brief, powered by EPRA — Laying down the law

Fri, 2021-10-22 14:50
To its critics, the European Union is an all–powerful bully. In reality, the European Commission often gives the impression that it couldn’t fight its way out of a paper bag.
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National digital taxes and US sanctions to be withdrawn after OECD tax deal

Fri, 2021-10-22 14:31
A group of European countries agreed with the United States on Thursday to withdraw their digital taxes. The move by Austria, France, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom follows an international tax deal agreed earlier this month that aims to allocate parts of the profits from highly profitable, big corporations to countries in which revenue is generated.
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UPL presents the launch of its new business unit NPP in Europe [Promoted content]

Fri, 2021-10-22 14:00
Dos Hermanas (Seville), Oct 21 (EFE) - Agro-chemical giant UPL South-Europe officially launched its Natural Plant Protection (NPP) unit in Europe this Thursday in Dos Hermanas, Seville.
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Farm to Fork report vote, challenges of organic farming

Fri, 2021-10-22 13:43
This week, EURACTIV discusses the outcome of the European Parliaments vote on their own initiative report on the Farm to Fork strategy, and we speak with Diana Lenzi, President of young farmers' association CEJA.
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Digital Brief powered by Google: vital encryption, Germany’s coalition talks, e-Evidence approaching

Fri, 2021-10-22 12:19
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It would have been impossible for me to whistleblow without encryption. My first messages to journalists were made with...
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NATO calls on EU to expand joint cooperation but avoid doubling structures

Fri, 2021-10-22 12:00
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called on the EU on Friday (22 October) to cooperate more closely with the military alliance after the latest EU defence efforts in recent months raised concerns of a parallel structure that might be competing with NATO. 
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President’s health causes turmoil in Czechia and the EU reviews its economic governance

Fri, 2021-10-22 11:38
This week our Beyond the Byline podcast is “travelling” to Prague to talk about the political crisis in Czechia.
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Access to SMA standards of care remains an open issue in Europe

Fri, 2021-10-22 10:12
For people living with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), access to suitable and effective treatment often depends on which EU country they live in. Stakeholders are now calling for equal access to standards of care across the bloc.
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Life with SMA: challenges and solutions

Fri, 2021-10-22 10:11
Despite steady advancements in the past years, gaps in Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) care persist across the bloc.
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China’s digital policy and the impact on European businesses

Fri, 2021-10-22 09:37
China has been pushing an aggressive agenda on a number of digital issues. We discussed the Chinese strategy to regulate the tech sector, and its implication for European businesses, with Vera Demary.
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Luxembourg moves to allow growing recreational cannabis at home

Fri, 2021-10-22 09:30
The Luxembourgish government announced on Friday (22 October) it will allow its 620,000 inhabitants to grow cannabis for personal use.
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Can the AI regulation save workers from surveillance capitalism?

Fri, 2021-10-22 09:18
As algorithms continue to have an ever more crucial role in the workplace, lawmakers are concerned over their influence on workers' rights and wellbeing. A risk-based approach to Artificial Intelligence regulation tries to tackle this challenge, but is it enough?
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Europe’s winter of discontent: The cost of sluggish energy transition

Fri, 2021-10-22 07:22
After a summer of heatwaves and wildfires in Europe, it’s strange to think this winter could be uncomfortably cold for many, writes Timur Tillyaev.
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Nothing is more blah-blah-blah than the EU’s ‘sustainable’ trade policy

Fri, 2021-10-22 07:18
You can put all the sustainability principles you like in trade deals but without means for control, monitoring, enforcement or legal consequences for a failure to comply, they aren’t worth a thing, writes Adélaïde Charlier and Deborah Osei-Mensah.
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Babiš loses ‘suspicious’ battle against ETS system

Fri, 2021-10-22 06:15
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria compensating companies for high electricity prices, pharmacies registering record high Covid test sales because of unvaccinated workers, and so much more.
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Eastern countries win carbon market ‘study’ at EU summit

Fri, 2021-10-22 06:10
The European Commission was instructed to “study” trading behaviour on the EU carbon market and crack down on potential abuse on energy markets after hours of tense debate at a summit on Thursday (21 October) where EU leaders haggled over rising energy prices.
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