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EU copyright war ‘a shame’, says big tech lobby

Tue, 2018-09-11 07:57
Tech giants and open-internet activists, not always natural bedfellows, are fighting a proposed copyright law that returns for approval at the European Parliament on Wednesday (12 September).
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Competitive European gas markets are a reality

Tue, 2018-09-11 07:34
From national silos to an integrated market, Europe’s gas network has come a long way writes Alex Barnes.
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Legislating with blinkers: the EU’s copyright reform is up for the vote

Tue, 2018-09-11 07:19
Europe’s creative sector is without doubt very important to our economy. Over the past decades it has grown, mainly due to what is arguably Europe’s (and the world’s) most valuable shared economic asset: the internet.
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Salvini hits out after UN migrant criticism, threatens to cut funding

Tue, 2018-09-11 07:18
Italy’s far-right leader Matteo Salvini lashed out at the UN’s new human rights commissioner Michelle Bachelet on Monday (10 September) after she criticised the country’s treatment of migrants. “Italy has over the last few years accepted 700,000 immigrants, including many...
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EU leaders brace for emergency Brexit summit in mid-November

Tue, 2018-09-11 07:05
European Union leaders are likely to hold a special summit on Brexit in mid-November when they hope to be able to sign off on a divorce deal with Britain, diplomats and officials said on Monday (10 September).
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350,000 jobs created by European tech firms in five years [Promoted content]

Tue, 2018-09-11 07:01
The European technology industries continue to grow at a phenomenal pace: 5.0 % in 2017, according to the latest figures from Orgalime’s economists.
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French analyst: ‘Nord Stream 2 won’t be built as planned’

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:53
Ukraine should decrease its transit fees if it wants to undercut the business case for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline bringing Russian gas directly to Germany, says Thierry Bros.
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The Sargentini Report: A Christian dilemma

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:52
More than ever, Europe’s democratic values are under threat and the political developments in Hungary perfectly illustrate that. Hence the importance of this week's vote on Hungary in the European Parliament, writes Giulio Ercolessi.
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Academic: Fossil fuel back-ups ‘may be the price to pay’ for renewables

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:51
It’s a contradiction that policymakers are currently struggling to resolve. But fossil fuel back-up plants are probably necessary in the short term in order to give EU countries the confidence to bring in higher shares of renewable electricity, says Michael Pollitt.
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Russia: Master of information manipulation

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:50
Fake news is proliferating, carried by the virality of the internet and the crisis of confidence in democracies. However, nobody manipulates information as well as Russia does, according to a French study. EURACTIV France reports.
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Trump administration takes aim at International Criminal Court, PLO

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:48
The Trump administration on Monday (10 September) threatened tough action against the International Criminal Court should it try to prosecute Americans for alleged war crimes in Afghanistan and said the PLO's office in Washington would be closed for seeking to punish Israel through the court.
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Sweden faces political impasse after far-right election gains

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:46
Sweden faces a political impasse after its mainstream centre-left and centre-right blocs virtually tied in an election on Sunday (9 September), while the far-right - which neither wants to deal with - made gains on a hardline anti-immigration platform.
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Industry questions WHO’s conviction about health impact of sugar taxes

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:45
The industry believes that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has no evidence to back its claim that sugar taxes are an effective way to improve public health. Instead, the industry says, taxes only lead consumers to cheaper brands with similar or even higher calorie content, which may undermine any positive health outcome.
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Reducing sugar consumption: Is taxation effective?

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:43
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that over-consumption of free sugars is a major contributor to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay and free sugars are not essential nutrients for human health.
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MEPs put pedal to metal and boost car CO2 limits

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:33
Carmakers will have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 45% by 2030, according to members of the European Parliament’s environment committee, who voted on Monday night (10 September) to tune up a European Commission proposal.
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Austrian far right invites Orban to form joint bloc

Tue, 2018-09-11 06:17
The leader of Austria's far-right party raised the prospect Monday (10 September) of forming a common bloc in the European Parliament with the party of nationalist Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán
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EU-US expect early results in trade talks to ease tensions

Mon, 2018-09-10 18:51
The EU and US will ratchet up their contacts in the coming weeks in order to improve cooperation on trade and head off risks of an escalation in the ongoing dispute.
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The Brief, sponsored by the European Parliament – A Swedish lesson

Mon, 2018-09-10 17:03
Europe woke up on Monday after another crucial election testing the rise of populism across the bloc. The preliminary results in Sweden produced no clear winner and mixed results for left-wing parties, the welfare state and Europe.
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Google in France’s firing line as right to be forgotten hearing arrives at ECJ

Mon, 2018-09-10 16:19
It may be your right to be forgotten, but that doesn't mean you can't be found. That is the big issue on the cards on Tuesday (11 September) as France's data regulator locks horns with Google in a hearing on the global application of the EU's right to be forgotten ruling.
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Europeans want to give authors better protection against GAFA companies

Mon, 2018-09-10 16:17
Various lobby groups are bringing out the big guns ahead of this week's second vote on copyright reform in the European Parliament. According to a Harris Interactive poll, the overwhelming majority of European citizens want to give authors better protection.
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