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Report from two EU agencies confirms superbugs as a rising threat

Tue, 2019-02-26 11:00
No decrease in resistance to antibiotics has been reported in the latest study drawn up by the EU's top two public health authorities, which should be a cause for alarm, according to the bloc's health boss, Vytenis Andriukaitis.
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How CAP ‘saved’ two women farmers from Southern Italy

Tue, 2019-02-26 10:50
From financing buildings' renovation to investing in machinery and equipment, the EU subsidies assisted the revival of a small family business in the land of prickly pears, EURACTIV’s partner Sicilia Agricoltura reports.
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Five questions surrounding Germany’s coal phase-out plan

Tue, 2019-02-26 10:00
Many in Germany want to have their cake and eat it by scrapping nuclear power and avoiding coal at the same time. Pieter Cleppe looks at some of the questions raised by Germany’s decision.
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EU Commission to crack down on recalcitrant member states over neonicotinoids

Tue, 2019-02-26 08:56
The European Commission will trigger a never-before-used option against two member states over the abuse of so-called "emergency authorisations" for neonicotinoids, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said in a letter sent to NGOs dated 19 February and seen by EURACTIV.
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Parliament to audition the three candidates for EU chief prosecutor

Tue, 2019-02-26 08:50
MEPs from the relevant European Parliament Committees will audition on Tuesday (26 February) the three candidates for the position of the first-ever chief prosecutor of the European Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO).
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The Franco-German proposal for a ‘eurozone budgetary instrument’, in detail

Tue, 2019-02-26 08:34
France and Germany tabled a joint proposal on Thursday (21 February) to establish a new "eurozone budgetary instrument" that would support national reforms and investments in the single currency bloc.
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Northern Ireland – A cross-border economy at stake

Tue, 2019-02-26 08:32
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, Northern Ireland will be severely affected as its economy is highly interlinked with the Republic of Ireland. Disruptions to the supply chain and access to markets are the main concerns for businesses.
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Not ‘one single cybersecurity issue’, Huawei says

Tue, 2019-02-26 08:30
A senior Huawei representative said on Monday (25 February) that there has never been one legitimate “cyber security issue” with the company. The statement came as EU Digital Commissioner Mariya Gabriel delivered a keynote speech at the event, saying that 5G security is a "priority".
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The Capitals: UK should avoid ‘quick’ trade deal with the US

Tue, 2019-02-26 08:18
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network.
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Daughter of Putin’s spokesman works as intern to French eurosceptic MEP

Tue, 2019-02-26 08:08
A daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman is working as an intern with a deputy on the European Parliament's security and defence sub-committee, the French MEP told AFP Monday (25 February).
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The future role of wine in society

Tue, 2019-02-26 08:00
The EU Alcohol and Health Forum, chaired by the European Commission, was established in June 2007. The Wine in Moderation programme was the commitment of the EU wine sector to the Forum.
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British farmers fear US pressure on GMOs after Brexit

Tue, 2019-02-26 07:49
In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the UK government should not rush to strike a trade deal with countries such as the United States, an official from the UK National Farmers Union told in London.
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Labour party raises prospect of second Brexit referendum

Tue, 2019-02-26 07:32
Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said it could support a second Brexit referendum as the European Union opened the door to postponing the country's exit from the bloc beyond the 29 March deadline.
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“Wine in Moderation” – a unique international movement [Promoted content]

Tue, 2019-02-26 07:30
Wine in Moderation celebrates 10 years of social responsibility in the wine sector and looks forwards to the future while it strives to continuously evolve, meeting today’s world challenges for a balanced lifestyle.
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Diabetics stock up on insulin over Brexit fears

Tue, 2019-02-26 07:28
Diabetics and insulin providers in Britain are stockpiling the precious medicine to avoid potential shortages in case Britain leaves the European Union without a deal in just over month's time.
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The Future of ‘Made in Europe” [Promoted content]

Mon, 2019-02-25 17:13
At the Digitising Europe Summit, the Vodafone Institute assembled international politicians, business executives and scientists to discuss Europe’s digital future.
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The Brief – Migration deals with despots

Mon, 2019-02-25 16:56
Expectations for the EU-Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheik had been downplayed so much that everyone was prepared for the final press conference and communique to be the dampest of damp squibs. Having to deal with despots and dictators must...
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UN organisation’s report highlights concern over biodiversity

Mon, 2019-02-25 16:55
The FAO has raised the alarm over the state of biodiversity, which is necessary for global food security, in the first report it has published on the subject. EURACTIV France’s media partner, the Journal de l’environnement reports.
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‘Ballot box’ to decide if ailing Algeria president gets 5th term

Mon, 2019-02-25 15:47
Algeria's prime minister on Monday (25 February) insisted voters would determine if ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika gets a fifth term at the ballot box, after major protests against his candidacy.
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Green taxation in France: The controversy shows it’s still a difficult issue

Mon, 2019-02-25 15:23
In an opinion piece, 86 French MPs from across the political spectrum have called on the government to find an ‘effective and socially just carbon taxation’ after the carbon tax was abandoned at the height of the ‘yellow vest’ crisis. An interview with Matthieu Orphelin by EURACTIV France’s media partner La Tribune.
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