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UK-EU Brexit talks restart with just weeks to seal deal

3 hours 18 min ago
Britain and the European Union will resume fraught post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday (22 October) after seven days lost to threats and brinkmanship, and with just weeks left to salvage an agreement.
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EU bank urged to put brakes on Germany’s motorway millions

3 hours 28 min ago
The European Investment Bank’s decision to loan Germany €264 million to build a new stretch of autobahn has provoked outcry from environmental activists and raised doubts about whether the Luxembourg-based lender can yet claim to be the ‘EU climate bank’.
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Agroecology in Poland: A thorny path for farmers

3 hours 29 min ago
The aim of agroecology, according to the declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology, is to find ways to recover the food system destroyed by industrial agriculture. But in Poland, it seems, there are too many obstacles to guarantee success....
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Over half Europe’s small firms fear for survival, survey finds

3 hours 29 min ago
Over half the small and medium-sized companies which together provide jobs for two-thirds of European workers fear for their survival in the coming 12 months, according to a survey released by management consultancy McKinsey on Thursday (22 October).
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Greece ‘shocked’ by 865 new COVID-19 cases

3 hours 29 min ago
Greece is set to announce new restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus after an explosion of 865 new cases were reported on Thursday, with 331 cases in the region of Attica and 181 in Thessaloniki. Several local...
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Official: EU taking first steps to bring forestry into carbon market

3 hours 47 min ago
The first step to bring forestry under the EU’s emissions trading scheme is to ensure that every tonne of carbon dioxide in the forest is counted so that a certification system for carbon removals can be put in place, Artur Runge-Metzger told EURACTIV.
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Ukraine is a valuable ally in defeating Russian disinformation

3 hours 49 min ago
Ukraine, the laboratory of Russia’s disinformation techniques, wants to work closely with the EU and NATO to defeat disinformation together, writes Andriy Yermak.
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Hard-hit Belgium faces second COVID-19 lockdown

4 hours 6 min ago
Belgium could order another lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 infections as early as next week, a spokesman said, as the country grapples with a new wave of the virus potentially as serious its first last spring.
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The EU in a changing Middle East: A lone bystander or positive player?

4 hours 14 min ago
While the European Union is struggling to stay relevant with its self-proclaimed ‘geopolitical Commission’, the United States in the Middle East is at the forefront of geopolitical shifts with its visionary leadership, writes Charlie Weimers. Charlie Weimers is a Swedish member...
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Financing the energy transition should take into account regional differences between Member States [Promoted content]

4 hours 18 min ago
An increased EU’s emission reduction target by 2030 is currently a hotly debated topic in Brussels.  Regardless of whether the target will be 55% or 60%, reaching EU’s ambitious climate change targets requires significant investment outlays. Paweł Strączyński is PGE’s...
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Spain becomes first EU nation with one million virus cases

4 hours 19 min ago
Spain has become the first European Union nation to record a million coronavirus infections, official data showed on Wednesday (21 October), as the government mulled fresh restrictions on public life to curb the spread of the disease.
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Coronavirus second wave prompts virtual EU summit

4 hours 26 min ago
European Union leaders will hold a video-conference next week to discuss how to better cooperate against the COVID-19 pandemic as infections rise, European Council President Charles Michel said on Wednesday (21 October).
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Kazakhstan to hold parliamentary elections in January

Wed, 2020-10-21 17:34
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has signed a decree scheduling the parliamentary elections for the Majilis for 10 January 2021. The elections are seen as another step in the process of “controlled democratisation” of the former Soviet republic.
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MEP: CAP is about farmers’ livelihood too, not only sustainability

Wed, 2020-10-21 17:28
The reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the EU's massive farming subsidies programme, must look after the well-being of farmers as well, rather than focus mainly on environmental sustainability, centre-right MEP Herbert Dorfmann told EURACTIV.
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The Brief, powered by ECPC – When words become deeds

Wed, 2020-10-21 16:31
Europe has to break the social networks' hatred-based economic model, it has to implement efficient regulations that can dry up the revenue flows generated by the dissemination of hatred on the Internet. The savage assassination of Samuel Paty, who died for exercising his profession as a teacher, shows the extreme urgency of taking effective action. It shows words can become deeds.
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Top EU diplomat condemns Nigeria protest killings

Wed, 2020-10-21 14:52
The European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Wednesday (21 October) condemned the killing of protesters demonstrating against police brutality in Nigeria, and called for justice.
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Turkey intensifies its stranglehold on Cyprus

Wed, 2020-10-21 14:05
The EU cannot afford to turn a blind eye as Turkey tightens its grip on Cyprus, writes Robert Ellis.
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Eyeing extraterrestrial threats, NATO to set up new space centre in Germany

Wed, 2020-10-21 13:19
NATO defence ministers on Thursday (22 October) are expected to approve a plan to create a new space centre at the alliance's Air Command in Ramstein, Germany, in response to growing concerns over protecting satellite and navigation assets from enemy interference.
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Forests and climate change

Wed, 2020-10-21 12:06
With its 2030 climate plan last month, the European Commission has put the spotlight on forests as Europe's main "carbon sink," saying their ability to store carbon dioxide must be preserved in order to reach the bloc's climate goals.
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Forestry’s climate impact ‘invisible’ under UN rules, experts say

Wed, 2020-10-21 11:43
Forests are the planet’s biggest carbon “sink” – absorbing more CO2 from the atmosphere than they emit – but their contribution to cooling the earth’s climate are currently not fully accounted for under UN rules, experts point out.
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