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Scientist: ‘I’m pretty sure we will need carbon removal technologies’

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:20
Sucking CO2 from the air to mitigate global warming may sound silly at first, but it’s likely to be necessary nonetheless, says Nils Røkke. And the more we delay it, the higher will be the demand for carbon removal technologies in the future, he warns.
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Murder victim’s plight prompts EU order on emergency calls

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:15
A horrific rape and murder of a kidnapped teen in Lithuania prompted the European Court of Justice on Thursday (5 September) to order mobile phone operators to hand over data enabling the localisation of calls made to the international emergency number 112.
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EU Commission politics intensifies Greek row over competition post

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:11
Sensitive party politicking in the run-up to the appointment of the next European Commission has further escalated an already intense debate in Greece over a new law under which members of an independent competition authority have  been ousted.
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Dancila urges national unity on Commission nominee following EURACTIV report

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:07
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. /// BUCHAREST Romanian PM reacts to EURACTIV report. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă has reacted to The...
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Johnson in election mode as he visits Scotland after Brexit setbacks

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:02
Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Scotland on Friday (6 September) in campaign mode despite failing to call an early election after MPs this week thwarted his hardline Brexit strategy.
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Westminster debacle, Italy’s new government, and VDL’s squad

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:00
This week, Westminster debacle left us all slack-jawed, Italy’s new government is a little bit odd, and Vdl has her full Commission squad.
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Oil and gas companies risking $2.2trn in stranded assets during low-carbon transition, report warns

Fri, 2019-09-06 08:00
Oil and gas companies have spent $50bn (€45.3bn) on investment projects that undermine the Paris Agreement, with a new report from think tank Carbon Tracker warning that major companies risk wasting $2.2 (€1.9trn) on stranded assets by 2030. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net report.
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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy blamed for the release of key MH17 suspect

Fri, 2019-09-06 06:58
A Ukrainian court on Thursday (5 September) released on bail a man suspected of involvement in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 that killed 298 people.
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The Brief – Death to the Leopard

Thu, 2019-09-05 16:53
There is an old classic book that tells much more about Italian politics than newspaper clippings can say. It's 'The Leopard' by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, containing the famous quote: “If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.”
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Johnson to hold new vote on snap election, as brother quits over Brexit strategy

Thu, 2019-09-05 16:19
Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make one final attempt next Monday (9 September) to set a general election for 15 October as it became increasingly unlikely that the country would ask the EU to stay in the bloc beyond the 31 October deadline.
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Merkel’s visit to China comes at a difficult time

Thu, 2019-09-05 15:31
The Hong Kong crisis and the backlash over the Chinese takeover of German companies could make Chancellor Angela Merkel's twelfth trip to China particularly delicate. EURACTIV's media partner der Tagesspiegel reports.
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EU auto industry forms unlikely alliance with NGO on electric cars

Thu, 2019-09-05 14:24
Long-time adversaries Transport & Environment and ACEA have signed a partnership to roll out electric vehicle charging points, as the auto industry seeks to rebrand with a focus on digital and electric.
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Timmermans clashes with Polish MEPs on rule of law

Thu, 2019-09-05 14:24
If we do not step up efforts to defend the rule of law, the EU will be at risk, outgoing Rule of Law Commissioner Frans Timmermans told EU lawmakers on Thursday (5 September), followed by a confrontation between the Dutchman and Polish MEPs from the country's governing Law and Justice (PiS) party.
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Babiš: rule-of-law job would be great honour for Czech Republic

Thu, 2019-09-05 13:58
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has scolded Politico for publishing what he said was old and unconfirmed information about a potential rule-of-law portfolio for the Czech Commission candidate Věra Jourová. But he did say this portfolio would be a prestigious one.  EURACTIV Czech Republic reports.
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Digital Brief: Big decisions

Thu, 2019-09-05 13:55
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “There are some big decisions to make.” US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, speaking about Huawei,...
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German cabinet agrees on plan to ban glyphosate, increase insect protection

Thu, 2019-09-05 12:50
The German government wants to protect insects better and completely ban the controversial weedkiller glyphosate by 2023. It also intends to introduce an animal welfare label, and unlock additional funds for CAP measures that are environmentally friendly. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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China vs. USA in Greenland: The EU needs to step up its engagement

Thu, 2019-09-05 11:46
US President Donald Trump’s interest in purchasing Greenland was primarily treated as a joke. In fact, the US is right to see the strategic importance of Greenland and the Arctic. The EU should be no less serious about this vital geostrategic space, write André Gattolin and Damien Degeorges.
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Google siphoning personal data to advertisers, new evidence suggests

Thu, 2019-09-05 08:56
Google is using a "surreptitious mechanism" to leak personal data to advertisers, according to new evidence presented to the Irish Data Protection Commission as part of an ongoing investigation.
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Five Star Movement in search of ‘new home’ in EU parliament

Thu, 2019-09-05 08:54
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. /// Italy’s Five Star Movement has been in informal talks with three political groups in the European...
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UK constitutional crisis – what next?

Thu, 2019-09-05 08:39
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has lost his governing majority and wants to go to the British people with a 'People vs Parliament' campaign to give him a new majority, and a mandate to take the UK out of the EU with or without a deal on October 31. Here are the likely options.
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