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EU governments must drive investors’ money where their mouth is

Tue, 2019-02-12 07:15
There is a big risk that the European Commission’s proposals on sustainable finance will be watered down when EU member states examine the draft legislation, warn Lis Cunha, Sebastien Godinot and Rachel Owens.
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Four things the EU should do to strengthen climate action before this mandate ends

Tue, 2019-02-12 07:11
EU institutions still have time for a series of concrete actions to strengthen climate policy before their mandate ends and get their successors off to a flying start, write Sanjeev Kumar and Edward Robinson.
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The Brief – Before it is too late

Mon, 2019-02-11 17:00
Spanish centre-right and far-right parties joined forces on Sunday (10 February) in a demonstration aimed to force Pedro Sanchez’s socialist government to call an election. The protest was far from successful but what should worry all of us in Europe is...
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French left struggles to find unity for European elections

Mon, 2019-02-11 16:50
There are increasing calls for unity within the French left, which is divided like never before. But with less than four months to go until the European elections, attempts to bring left-wing groups together are struggling to gain traction. EURACTIV France reports.
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Playing the emissions counting game

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:30
Every country in the world has to count its emissions so that global commitments to fight climate change can be kept. Now efforts are underway to ensure that this particular brand of accountancy is as accurate and effective as it can be.
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Trusting the accountant: How emissions reporting is set to change

Mon, 2019-02-11 15:26
Climate targets can only function if countries, cities and companies report their emissions accurately. A new project hopes to show how reporting should be done, but building trust looks set to play a huge part in overcoming the challenge.
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Aviation risks undercutting EU’s new renewables rules

Mon, 2019-02-11 14:23
The ink is barely dry on the EU’s revised renewable energy policy and already it is under threat from the aviation sector, warn Jori Sihvonen and Andrew Murphy.
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European Defence Fund talks reveal rift over EU’s defence future

Mon, 2019-02-11 13:38
EU lawmakers failed to seal an agreement on the future of the European Defence Fund (EDF) despite a nine hour negotiation session last week.
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Ukrainian official charged in acid attack on activist after outcry

Mon, 2019-02-11 13:27
Ukrainian prosecutors said Monday (11 February) they had charged a high-ranking regional official with organising a deadly acid attack on a prominent anti-corruption activist that prompted widespread outrage.
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EU pharma stakeholders take action to tackle fake medicines

Mon, 2019-02-11 13:16
A number of pharma stakeholders announced on 9 February the official launch of the European Medicines Verification System (EMVS), which will make use of new technologies to improve safety in the medicines’ supply chain against fake products.
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No water, no reuse

Mon, 2019-02-11 12:51
The European Parliament can save the entire water reuse project, or render the whole exercise until now worthless when it votes on 12 February, writes Roberto Mazzini.
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Entrepreneurial skills as a vital tool to empower young people in Europe

Mon, 2019-02-11 12:50
European Union as the leading power of innovation and technological progress is by all means a great idea. But what are we doing today to achieve this vision of tomorrow? I believe that in order to make the EU a competitive and resilient partner, we must invest in people and focus on education now more than ever, writes Martina Dlabajová.
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10 years for a sustainable wine culture [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-02-11 12:00
Wine in Moderation celebrates 10 years and takes stock of what it has achieved so far.
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Europe: An industrial society of the future

Mon, 2019-02-11 11:02
The responsibility for pursuing long-term sustainable goals falls upon those in the wider community who can stake a claim in the climate debate. One such player is Europe’s tech industry, who made their intentions clear during last week’s Industy Day’s conference in Brussels.
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Spain’s right, far-right rally against PM over Catalonia

Mon, 2019-02-11 08:57
Tens of thousands of people waving Spanish flags joined a rally on Sunday (10 February) in Madrid called by right-wing and far-right parties against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who they accuse of treachery over his negotiations with Catalan separatists. Police said around 45,000...
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Cañete sees gas as ‘a bridge’ to reach EU’s clean energy goals

Mon, 2019-02-11 08:55
Natural gas will remain “an important component” of the EU’s energy mix for decades to come, but its role will evolve by the mid-century to become a “complement” to wind and solar power, the EU’s energy chief has said in comments that has ruffled feathers in the industry.
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Catalan separatist trial gives Spanish far right global platform

Mon, 2019-02-11 08:47
Far-right Spanish party Vox is on track to get a global soapbox as it takes part in the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders as a "popular prosecutor" -- a Spain-specific legal mechanism that has left Madrid embarrassed.
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Brussels teeming with Russian and Chinese spies, EU officials claim

Mon, 2019-02-11 08:42
“Hundreds” of Russian and Chinese spies have been planted in and around Brussels’ EU quarter, according to EU diplomats at the European External Action Service (EEAS).
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EU needs ambitious Cohesion policy to achieve SDGs, socialists argue

Mon, 2019-02-11 08:39
Europe’s economic strategy should focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Cohesion policy is key in getting there, socialist groups in the European Parliament and in the Committee of the Regions said in an appeal launched on Thursday (7 February).
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Britain and Switzerland to sign post-Brexit trade agreement

Mon, 2019-02-11 08:36
Britain and Switzerland will sign an agreement on Monday (11 February) to continue trading on preferential terms after Brexit, the British trade department said, protecting a trade relationship worth 32 billion pounds (€36.5 billion).
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