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Fake drugs cost EU billions of euros, its health and its jobs

1 hour 9 min ago
Counterfeit drugs are not only hazardous to health, they cost people their jobs too, a new EU study has revealed. But Germans in particular are willing to take risks. EurActiv's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
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Study shows Franco-German consensus on defence and immigration integration

1 hour 22 min ago
French and German members of parliament are both open to granting more competencies to the EU in the fields of defence and immigration policy. There is, however, considerable disagreement on certain reform proposals for the eurozone.
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‘Silence is not a strategy’ think tank warns on Brexit

3 hours 46 min ago
Britain needs to begin explaining its Brexit strategy to avoid prolonged uncertainty for businesses and negotiating partners, a London-based think tank said today (29 September), warning that internal squabbling risked undermining the government's position.
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Turkey set to extend state of emergency

3 hours 59 min ago
Turkey's top national security body on Wednesday (28 September) called for an extension of the controversial state of emergency imposed after the July 15 coup that has already seen 32,000 suspects placed under arrest in an unprecedented crackdown.
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Britain’s Corbyn rejects call for EU immigration curbs at party conference

4 hours 27 min ago
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn wrapped up his party's annual conference yesterday (28 September) with a call to rebels to end the "trench warfare" that has raged since Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
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Embattled Spanish Socialist party hit by leadership ‘coup’ attempt

4 hours 49 min ago
Spain's Socialist party was hit by a "coup" attempt Wednesday (28 September) with half of its leadership quitting in a bid to oust leader Pedro Sanchez and unblock the country's political deadlock.
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Ireland’s alcohol bill pleases EU health chief, irritates industry

4 hours 53 min ago
The Irish government won praise from the EU’s Health Commissioner over a new bill, which imposes a stricter framework on alcohol consumption in Ireland, including a minimum unit price, labelling and marketing restrictions.
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Industrial agriculture threatens to drive German smallholders into ruin

4 hours 53 min ago
The existence of many farms is dependent on economic pressure and competition brought by larger scale holdings. More and more German farms are being driven into ruin and the environment is paying a hefty price too. EurActiv Germany reports.
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Why don’t Denmark and Germany want to save Baltic cod?

5 hours 12 min ago
Western Baltic cod is on the brink of collapse while politicians shirk responsibility, writes Lasse Gustavsson.
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Time to get holistic on energy

5 hours 12 min ago
The EU needs to stop treating all energy sources as if they were equally desirable when it comes to energy savings. This approach undermines the promotion of renewables, with negative effects for the EU’s energy independence, writes Anders Stouge.
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UNEP: Dieselgate will ‘push the electric revolution very quickly’

5 hours 12 min ago
The ‘Dieselgate’ scandal will mark an important step towards phasing out the hundred-year-old internal combustion engine which doesn't have a place in a modern, low-carbon transport system, says Ulf Björnholm.
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Europe without the EU: Fast forward into the 19th century

Wed, 2016-09-28 17:47
How would Europe work without the EU? Looked at in the cold light of geopolitics, nobody in the EU should have an interest in a 19th century world, argues Michael Meyer-Resende.
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The Brief: Oettinger has enough on his plate without Georgieva’s leftovers

Wed, 2016-09-28 17:00
Irina Bokova was today unceremoniously dumped from her saddle during the horse race to become the next UN Secretary-General.
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EU seeks to broaden lobbyist register rules

Wed, 2016-09-28 16:45
The EU unveiled plans Wednesday (28 September) to make lobbyists register before meeting a wider range of top officials, after a series of high-profile cases concerning the transparency of ex-Commissioners.
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Romanian minister suggests food price hike to reduce waste

Wed, 2016-09-28 16:00
Romanian Agriculture Minister Achim Irimescu says that food waste could be reduced by raising the price of food, adding that his countrymen do not appreciate its true value. EurActiv Romania reports.
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Commission proposes export controls to rein in surveillance technologies, to industry fury

Wed, 2016-09-28 15:59
EU companies are about to get hit with a controversial new export control law hampered by a wave of criticism this summer from technology firms, which contend that it will destroy their business abroad.
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EU wins the battle for reciprocal trade access in Africa

Wed, 2016-09-28 15:49
The six African countries threatened with losing access to the European single market have finally agreed to sign the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). But the continent’s regional integration may suffer as a result. EurActiv France reports.
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Parliament wants harmonised criteria for drug pricing and reimbursement

Wed, 2016-09-28 15:24
The European Parliament will seek an increased EU role in regulating the pharmaceutical market and controlling rising drug prices, according to a draft report seen by EurActiv.com.
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Spain improves its competitiveness despite political deadlock

Wed, 2016-09-28 14:40
Despite having an acting government for nearly a year, Spain is the only Southern Europan member state to have increased its competitiveness compared to 2015, the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday (27 September).
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Roma women need more empowerment on maternity issues

Wed, 2016-09-28 14:25
Reproductive rights are human rights, but for many Roman women throughout the EU, they are non-existent, explains Erika Schmidt.
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