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The Brief: More coin-tossing, please

1 hour 32 min ago
Yesterday the Council agreed to send the EU’s Medicines Agency to Amsterdam and its Banking Authority to Paris. The results were hardly a shock but the process was an eye-opener.
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Africa’s young people need inspirational leaders, not old autocrats

2 hours 54 min ago
Investing in youth is essential for Africa’s future, but what's even more essential is to let inspirational and transformational leaders to come forth, writes Shada Islam.
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Legal Affairs MEPs approve watered down broadcasting rules

3 hours 9 min ago
MEPs in the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) have approved a watered down version of an EU proposal that will regulate how much content broadcasters must show online.
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Tackling youth unemployment and the skills gap

3 hours 34 min ago
EU and business leaders are very keen to address the high levels of youth unemployment and the emerging skills gap across Europe by offering young people opportunities to play an active role in the European economy, writes Stefan Crets.
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What’s your beef? Mercosur trade talks falter

4 hours 53 min ago
A battle over beef between the European Union and Argentina and Brazil could push trade talks beyond a year-end deadline and lead to further years of delay.
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Vestager: EU will act if OECD fails on taxing internet giants

6 hours 16 min ago
The European Union will take measures to tax US tech giants if the international community doesn't agree to a new system early next year, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Tuesday (21 November).
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Are we there yet? Current state of the smart home market

6 hours 26 min ago
The smart home is capturing headlines with its futuristic possibilities of smart cars, fridges and thermostats all connected to each other. However, it is important to be realistic. The current state of the smart home is not even close to this vision, writes Paige Leuschner.
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#ThinkDigital interview on the digital future ahead [Sponsored]

6 hours 41 min ago
On the occasion of ETNO’s 25th anniversary, we interviewed Telefónica Digital’s Director of Strategy and CDO, John Foster, to find out what his view is on the digital future: shall we be scared or enthusiastic about it?
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Paris celebrates the arrival of the European Banking Authority

6 hours 58 min ago
At the end of a suspenseful day, delegates from 27 EU governments meeting in the General Affairs Council chose to relocate the European Medicines Agency to Amsterdam and the European Banking Authority to Paris. EURACTIV France reports.
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Negotiators agree to end geoblocking in move ahead on EU ecommerce files

7 hours 6 min ago
MEPs, member states and the European Commission agreed on a compromise deal to end geoblocking restrictions, a move that will force e-commerce businesses to sell to shoppers around the EU regardless of what country they live in.
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MEP Michał Boni: “We have to win the war against fake news”

8 hours 35 min ago
The Internet has democratised the world but the side effects of this democratisation are the success of fake news and the campaign of organised disinformation, MEP Michał Boni argues in an interview with EURACTIV Poland.
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Rise of cheap renewables disrupts EU energy plans for 2030

10 hours 59 min ago
The rapid fall in costs of wind and solar power, combined with flexible demand technology, could replace “more than half” of coal and gas-powered electricity in Europe by 2030, according to new research published on Tuesday (21 November).
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Commission backs French idea to ban on-screen smoking

11 hours 4 min ago
The European Commission is supportive of an idea recently raised in France to ban smoking in films in order to make tobacco consumption less glamorous, an EU official told
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Eurostat gauges EU progress on SDG implementation

11 hours 6 min ago
Eurostat, the European Union statistical office, published on Monday (20 November) a monitoring report on how the EU as a whole implements the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showing “significant” progress in five of them and “moderate” progress for eight others.
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In a time of strong men politics, how do women (re)group?

11 hours 18 min ago

The surge of rightwing nationalist parties throughout Europe has led to an increase in sexist, demeaning remarks as well as attempts to repeal crucial legislation affecting women’s rights, warn representatives of the Brussels Binder.

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EU proposes two-year plan to close gender pay gap

11 hours 24 min ago
The European Commission proposed a two-year plan on Monday (20 November) aimed at closing the gender pay gap after finding little improvement over the past five years.
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EU-Japan free trade deal still pencilled in for end of 2017

11 hours 34 min ago
EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström on Friday (17 November) reconfirmed that her team wants to wrap up an agreement with Japan before the end of the year.
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Illegal logging to cost Poland €100k a day in EU fines

11 hours 36 min ago
The European Union's top court said on Monday (20 November) Poland would be fined €100,000 a day if it did not stop large-scale logging in Bialowieza Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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EU-Africa strategy: An incentive for development?

11 hours 36 min ago
After “years of indifference” and one of the biggest waves of migration to ever hit Europe, Africa now tops the political agenda. That means a new strategy has to be found, according to the European Parliament. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Microplastics, macro problems

11 hours 37 min ago
Tackling the visible impact of plastic pollution is one thing. But if we’re serious about finding a long-term solution, revealing the invisible impact is imperative, writes the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Jocelyn Blériot, calling for a ban on oxo-degradable plastics that are still widely used in carrier bags.
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