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Chemical recycling of plastic: Waste no more?

Wed, 2019-03-20 08:16
Plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity for the circular economy. Michael Laermann looks at chemical recycling and whether it can make the plastics value chain more circular whilst providing a profitable new industry branch.
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Burning trees as climate mitigation: A resort to the Court

Wed, 2019-03-20 07:06
There is no debate that burning wood for energy emits more greenhouse gases per unit of energy than burning fossil fuels. Yet the EU's renewable energy directive continues to uphold that burning forest wood is "carbon neutral," write Jean-Pascal van Ypersele and Mary S. Booth.
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Europe depends on its cities

Wed, 2019-03-20 07:05
Cities are the place where the fight against climate change becomes real, most of the decisions are taken and where equal and inclusive societies can be made, Anna Lisa Boni claims. 
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The Brief – Alone in the dark

Tue, 2019-03-19 17:00
As Europe is nearing the end of an extremely turbulent mandate, the bloc is starting to realise just how much ground has been lost in preparing for a brave new economic world.
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Pascal Durand: ‘Sometimes you have to fight behind enemy lines’

Tue, 2019-03-19 16:53
The European election campaign will see French Green Party representative Pascal Durand joining forces with President Macron’s La République En Marche (LREM), a party not exactly known for its ecological sensitivity. EURACTIV France reports.
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Belgium, Germany make joint proposal for EU rule of law monitoring mechanism

Tue, 2019-03-19 15:59
Germany and Belgium put forward on Tuesday (19 March) a joint proposal for a rule of law peer review in all EU member states. The new mechanism is meant to be applied in parallel to the already existing Article 7 procedure enshrined in the treaties.
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Kazakhstan stunned: President Nazarbayev surprisingly resigns

Tue, 2019-03-19 15:41
Kazakhstan's first and only president so far, Nursultan Nazarbayev, surprisingly resigned on Tuesday (19 March) and announced that the Speaker of the Senate, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, will serve as interim leader before the next presidential election.
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Boeing crash could be ‘scandal to rival Dieselgate’, say MEPs

Tue, 2019-03-19 12:24
The European Parliament’s transport committee quizzed the head of the EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Monday (18 March) about the ongoing investigation into a crash that prompted agencies around the world to ground Boeing MAX aircraft.
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North Macedonia minister: NATO, not EU, saved name change deal

Tue, 2019-03-19 10:41
Without the prospect of joining NATO, the North Macedonia name change deal with Greece (Prespa Agreement) would have been dead because the EU side has not been delivering on its promises, North Macedonian deputy PM and defence minister, Radmila Šekerinska, has said.
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EU country briefing: Slovenia

Tue, 2019-03-19 09:21
Slovenia was the first Balkan country to join the EU, during 2004’s big enlargement round, after this was supported by a double referendum on both EU and NATO membership, which were supported by 89.6% and 66% respectively.
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Russia to deploy nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Crimea

Tue, 2019-03-19 09:16
Russia has decided to deploy nuclear-capable Tupolev Tu-22M3 strategic bombers to the Crimean peninsula in response to the US rolling out missile defense systems in Romania, the RIA news agency cited a senior Russian lawmaker as saying on Monday (18 March).
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Commission reassures member states about meat market crisis risks

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:44
Some EU ministers raised concerns about external market disturbances in the meat sector coming from Ukraine and Brexit during a meeting on Monday (18 March) but Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan pledged to fight fire with fire.
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Almost 7% of EU imports are counterfeit and pirate goods

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:44
According to a joint report by Europe's intellectual property office and the OECD released on Monday (18 March), 6.8% of EU imports are counterfeit and pirated goods. That accounts for €121 billion.
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Member states support tougher stance toward China despite warnings

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:41
EU’s foreign affairs ministers expressed their “full support”on Monday (18 March) to the EU’s new stance toward China, described as “systemic rival”, as the bloc seeks to rebalance its economic and trade relationship with Beijing.
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EU summit could avoid final call on Brexit extension

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:36
European Union leaders could hold off making any final decision on any Brexit delay when they meet in Brussels later this week, senior diplomats in the bloc said, depending on what exactly British Prime Minister Theresa May asks them for.
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European innovation council ramps up with improved pilot phase

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:31
The European Commission announced on Monday (18 March) new changes to the European Innovation Council and a budget increase to €2 billion, to improve and encourage entrepreneurs and innovation in Europe.
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Brits will come back someday, Van Rompuy says

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:27
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. /// “In every normal country, Theresa May would have already resigned a long time ago,” former...
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French defence minister: ‘It’s called Article 5, not Article F-35’

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:17
French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said on Monday (18 March) that Europe was concerned about the United States’ long-term commitment to NATO and implicitly criticised US President Donald Trump’s approach toward the military alliance.
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Companies will support EU law on due diligence, but need assurances on liability

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:15
Companies will support EU law on human rights due diligence, but want assurances that it will not expose them to increased risk of lawsuits, argues Virginie Mahin.
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Norway at odds with Russia over GPS jamming

Tue, 2019-03-19 08:10
Norway says it has electronic proof that Russian forces disrupted GPS signals during recent NATO exercises, and has demanded an explanation from its eastern neighbour, the Nordic country’s defense minister said on Monday (18 March).
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