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Osteoporosis and fragility fractures: An urgent priority for European policymakers [Promoted content]

Tue, 2020-10-20 07:00
To find out more information, download the ‘Osteoporosis and fragility fractures’ policy toolkit at
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EU to launch legal action over Cyprus, Malta ‘golden passports’

Tue, 2020-10-20 06:48
The EU said Monday (19 October) it will begin legal action against Cyprus and Malta over their controversial "golden passport" schemes for foreign investors, which critics say have been exploited by criminals.
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Belgium says COVID-19 situation serious as infections reach new highs

Tue, 2020-10-20 06:33
The health situation in Belgium is worse than in March during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, with cases of infection reaching new highs and the number of people in hospital doubling each week, officials said.
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Brexit trade talks back on after Barnier holds out olive branch

Mon, 2020-10-19 19:47
In a significant volte-face on Monday (19 October), EU and UK trade negotiators looked set to return to the table and resume talks on a post-Brexit trade deal, only a day after both sides appeared on the brink of abandoning the effort.
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Irish regulator probes Facebook’s handling of children’s data on Instagram

Mon, 2020-10-19 17:01
Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two inquiries into Facebook after concerns were raised about the social network giant's handling of children's personal data on Instagram.
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The Brief, powered by ECPC – And the band played on

Mon, 2020-10-19 16:32
If you still haven’t seen ‘A life on our planet’, Sir David Attenborough’s latest (and quite possibly last, given his advanced age) documentary, please find the time to do so. It will give you pause, regardless of whether you are...
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Broken bones, shattered lives: call for action as EU faces rise in osteoporosis

Mon, 2020-10-19 14:11
Despite the identification of clear, actionable steps in the prevention of fragility fractures and osteoporosis, EU policy action on the matter remains lacking as the situation is set to worsen.  But a new policy toolkit aims to help change this.
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Let scientists guide us in the fight against climate change

Mon, 2020-10-19 09:50
Scientists have proved vital in the push to control COVID-19. We should also use them to tackle climate change, argues Alina Averchenkova.
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Preventing osteoporosis in the EU

Mon, 2020-10-19 09:17
Osteoporosis is a chronic condition in which bones become weak and brittle, leading to fractures and breaks which often carry life-debilitating consequences.  As well as causing considerable mental and psychological distress, they also severely impair people’s abilities to participate in...
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EU to push new standards for ‘greenest’ car batteries on earth

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:47
The European Commission will table new EU-wide regulations this autumn to ensure that batteries manufactured or imported into Europe are “the greenest on this planet,” a top EU official told EURACTIV.
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Sweden readies massive military budget surge

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:37
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the likelihood of Sweden's parliament adopting a proposal that would considerably increase its defence spending levels, the Slovak government's plan to have its entire population tested for coronavirus, and so much more.
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Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:34
Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday (19 October), according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official...
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Biden’s message for Albania?

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:32
Strengthening US-Albania relations by growing a defence relationship to ensure Albania remains a strong NATO ally, expanding economic and trade relations between the two countries, and having honest conversations for greater accountability when one or the other falls short of...
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PRISTINA – Is Joe Biden’s message authentic?

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:31
“What Joe Biden Will Do: Reverse the Trump Administration’s imbalanced approach toward Kosovo and Serbia, restoring fairness and equity in the relationships and working toward greater cooperation.” This was part of undisclosed email communication between the campaign of US presidential...
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New Serbian government to be announced on 20 October

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:30
A session of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party presidency which, according to earlier announcements, should result in the names of Serbia’s new ministers, is slated for Tuesday (20 October) in Belgrade. Serbian President and Progressive Party leader Aleksandar Vučić confirmed...
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Slovenian PM calls for responsibility and solidarity against COVID-19

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:30
Prime Minister Janez Janša urged citizens in a video address on Sunday evening to exercise responsibility and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic. “First lives, then health, and then there is the economy, especially vital activities. Everything else, from entertainment to...
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ZAGREB – Funding priorities in Brussels by end of June

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:29
Croatia will send by the end of June its list of priority areas for funding from the 2021-2027 budget to Brussels, Regional Development Minister Natasa Tramišak told Hina, the national agency. Next week, European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa...
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Bulgaria – North Macedonia: Common history still an issue

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:28
The meeting of the Bulgaria-North Macedonia working group of scientists, tasked with sorting out the “common history”, was reportedly a failure. The format was decided under a 2017 treaty between Sofia and Skopje, aimed at solving outstanding problems and allowing...
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Juncker backs sanctions against Turkey

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:25
Former EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said in an interview with Ta Nea that he has never been in favour of sanctions as a way to solve a political problem. “But if Turkey and Erdogan do not change their behaviour,...
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Infections increase in Spain despite new restrictions

Mon, 2020-10-19 08:24
Data reported last Saturday (17 October) by Spain’s health ministry showed an increasing trend in coronavirus infections despite new measures and mobility restrictions adopted in Madrid, Barcelona and other big cities, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. New restrictions limiting the occupation...
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