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Second state of alarm also unconstitutional, says Spain’s highest court

12 hours 53 min ago
Spain’s Constitutional Court declared on Wednesday (27 October) that the second state of alarm decreed by the Spanish government to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is unconstitutional. Four of the court’s ten judges opposed the decision. The Spanish government decreed the second...
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Sweden and Finland join forces to enhance industrial exports

13 hours 9 sec ago
Assisted by the trade and industry ministries, Finnish and Swedish companies embark on an ambitious joint mission to conquer global markets. Behind the new strategy revealed in Stockholm on Tuesday is the realisation that Nordic companies are often too small...
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Irish government denies restrictions will return despite concern over rising infections

13 hours 3 min ago
Pandemic restrictions are unlikely to be reintroduced despite growing concerns over infection rates in Ireland, government ministers have indicated. At a Tuesday evening meeting, the Cabinet subcommittee on COVID-19 heard from health officials that the virus was moving in a...
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Austria supports EU bid to bring chip production back to Europe

13 hours 4 min ago
Austria supports the planned EU chips act that aims to bring semiconductor production back to Europe, Digital and Economic Affairs Minister Margarete Schramböck, who also outlined her vision of what the new strategy should look like, has announced. During a meeting...
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Germany’s ‘traffic coalition’ already works, decides ‘freedom day’

13 hours 5 min ago
Even though German parties are in the midst of negotiating the “traffic light” coalition consisting of the social democrat SPD, the Greens and the business-friendly liberals FDP, they have already begun working together in the Bundestag. On Wednesday, top-level representatives...
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One in five French public hospital beds closed due to labour shortage crisis

13 hours 5 min ago
One hospital bed in five is currently unavailable in French public hospitals, newspaper Libération revealed on Wednesday, referring to an inquiry earlier this month by the president of the scientific council, Jean-François Delfraissy. The government had previously promised to take action to...
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The EU has much to learn about how to engage its citizens

13 hours 16 min ago
The Conference on the Future of Europe is a brilliant idea to give citizens voice in European decision making. However, the politicians involved just do not know how to engage with them, writes Kaspar Schultz.
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Slovenian PM Jansa ordered to pay damages over ‘stolen Jewish villa’ claim

13 hours 23 min ago
A court in Velenje has ordered Prime Minister Janez Janša to pay €10,000 in damages and apologise to the opposition Social Democrats (SD) for claiming the party operated from a “stolen Jewish villa”. The decision follows a lawsuit filed by...
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Italian Senate torpedoes anti-discrimination bill

13 hours 23 min ago
After months of debates, compromises and disinformation, a centre-right majority in the Italian Senate voted to block the parliamentary process on the so-called “Ddl Zan”, a bill that would expand current anti-discrimination laws to protect women, disabled people and members...
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Why Orban pumps billions abroad

13 hours 24 min ago
The Hungarian government sends millions of euros every year to neighbouring countries with Hungarian minorities. According to analysts, Orbán’s intention is to buy votes of Hungarians living abroad. “The support of Hungarian national communities living beyond the borders must be...
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France threatens harbour ban on UK ships from next week as fishing row deepens

13 hours 33 min ago
France will ban UK fishing boats from its harbours from next week as part of a series of tough sanctions on Britain unless London moves to resolve a long-running dispute over licences for French fishing vessels.
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EU Commission announces in-depth investigation into NVIDIA case

Wed, 2021-10-27 20:44
The European Commission has decided to investigate further whether the acquisition of the UK company Arm by the US chipmaker Nvidia breaches the EU merger regulation.
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EU hopes to head off criticism after BioNTech announces first African COVID vaccine site

Wed, 2021-10-27 17:28
The EU is hoping to head off criticism of its distribution of COVID vaccines from African states, after German pharma giant BioNTech announced on Tuesday (26 October) that it would establish its first African site producing COVID vaccines early next year, with EU support.
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Improving access to diabetes care will fit into EU’s health data space

Wed, 2021-10-27 17:26
Diabetes patients will be among the beneficiaries of the much-awaited European health data space seeking to make good use of healthcare data across the bloc, according to policymakers and health stakeholders.
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Diabetes in the EU between awareness and access to care

Wed, 2021-10-27 17:26
Diabetes remains a major public health concern despite the efforts to increase awareness and reverse its relentless spread in Europe.
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The Brief, powered by Facebook — A bittersweet goodbye for Merkel’s first man

Wed, 2021-10-27 16:45
Besides Angela Merkel's husband Joachim Sauer, no one else has been closer to the Chancellor than Peter Altmaier, the current caretaker minister of energy and economy. Altmaier is one of the very few German politicians on a first name basis with Merkel.
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Commission wants more capital buffers for EU banks – in about a decade

Wed, 2021-10-27 16:29
Through a newly proposed banking package the EU commission is trying to find a balance between increasing financial stability, protecting bank profits and sustainability concerns.
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‘Always on’: The promise of new geothermal technologies

Wed, 2021-10-27 15:06
The ability of geothermal energy to provide baseload electricity and flexibility to heating and power systems will be invaluable in order to move towards a 100% renewables-based system, experts say.
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LIVE NOW – Closed loop recycling in Europe: What helps and what hinders?

Wed, 2021-10-27 14:30
The new EU Circular Economy Action Plan is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient and competitive economy.
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EU high court fines Poland €1 million a day for non-compliance

Wed, 2021-10-27 14:26
As Poland’s row over judicial independence continues to escalate, the EU’s highest court has imposed a €1 million daily fine on Warsaw for not implementing its summer orders. On 14 July, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ordered Poland to...
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