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French government creates new online antipiracy body

Tue, 2021-10-26 17:26
The new law "on the regulation and protection of access to cultural works in the digital age" was published in the French official journal on Tuesday (26 October) and will set up a new authority to better fight piracy online.
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Did EU COVID certificate save Europeans’ summer?

Tue, 2021-10-26 16:56
Digital COVID certificate was originally set up as a tool to save the summer for European holidaymakers. Now that the fine weather is over, we can begin to wonder if it worked.
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Health Brief: East lags behind in vaccination race

Tue, 2021-10-26 16:54
Europe is now battling new spikes of COVID-19 cases, especially in Eastern member states where there is a lower vaccination uptake. This not only stretches the health systems, but puts the conversation on measures needed to stop the virus spread...
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The Brief, powered by Facebook — What the people want (or not)

Tue, 2021-10-26 16:51
Sharp-tongued critics will be quick to point out that the majority of delegates at the Conference on the Future of Europe plenary last weekend consisted of representatives from the European institutions (165) and national parliaments (108).
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European providers want DMA to address ‘unfair practices’ in cloud market

Tue, 2021-10-26 16:49
Service providers are arguing that for the European cloud market to develop, the new EU antitrust law should prevent anti-competitive practices by large software providers.
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Appropriate and less restrictive agency work regulation will drive economic and social recovery in Europe [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-10-26 16:00
Ongoing attempts both at the European and national levels to restrict agency work risks jeopardizing the key contribution that the sector can make to the recovery of European economies and the sustainability of their labour markets.
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Largely ignored Conference on the Future of Europe back in the spotlight

Tue, 2021-10-26 15:11
The Council on the Future of Europe, proposed by now-outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel to solve Poland's rule of law issues, has been paid little attention. But that does not mean those attending have not been busy.
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LIVE NOW – Cybersecurity in the EU – Why we need NIS2 and what changes does it mean for the tech sector?

Tue, 2021-10-26 14:30
Cybersecurity is one of the European Commission's top priorities and a cornerstone of the digital and connected Europe. An increase of cyber attacks during the COVID crisis has shown how important it is to protect hospitals, research centres and other critical infrastructure.
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The world’s most valuable carmaker

Tue, 2021-10-26 13:55
In case it wasn’t clear already that the future of the automotive industry is electric, the latest news from the financial markets should dispel any doubt. Tesla, arguably the world’s preeminent electric vehicle company, is now valued at over $1 trillion.
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Delivering on CAP strategic plans

Tue, 2021-10-26 12:57
The reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aims to have a more flexible, performance- and results-based approach that takes into account local conditions and needs while increasing the level of EU ambitions in terms of sustainability.
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Commission dismisses calls for more transparency in drafting CAP plans

Tue, 2021-10-26 12:56
The European Commission has dismissed calls for more transparency in the drafting of the Common Agricultural Policy strategic plans, saying an excessive focus on this risks overburdening the process and missing the big picture.
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Serbia uses football to score geopolitical goals in former Yugoslavia

Tue, 2021-10-26 12:19
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić has been using a range of different yet seemingly innocent means to achieve his political goals, both literally and figuratively, Serbian journalist Darko Čačić reports for EURACTIV Bulgaria.
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Waste as a valuable material and secondary resource – the paradigm shift [Promoted content]

Tue, 2021-10-26 12:00
It is not enough to manufacture recyclable products, collectively we have to build the systems to recycle all waste and focus on reducing our carbon footprint now.  Real change requires collective action.
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International taxation and green public investments

Tue, 2021-10-26 10:49
An event hosted by a range of NGOs and think tanks looked at current fiscal policy challenges. As public finance plays a role in the transition towards a green economy, it is crucial to examine how the public purse can...
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How rich countries profit from the OECD tax deal

Tue, 2021-10-26 10:45
Rich countries profit more from the recently announced OECD tax deal than developing countries, according to a new policy study, putting claims that the global tax system had become fairer into question.
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Facial recognition technologies already used in 11 EU countries and counting, report says

Tue, 2021-10-26 09:45
Law enforcement authorities in 11 European countries are already using biometric recognition systems in their investigations and eight more are to follow, a new study points out, warning of the technology's impact on fundamental rights.
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LIVE NOW – Concrete measures for the food industry to go carbon-neutral

Tue, 2021-10-26 09:30
With the climate emergency at the top of the EU agenda and efforts due to intensify at COP 26 in November to implement the UN SDGs to fight climate change, concrete steps need to be established to rapidly reduce carbon emissions.
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Slovenia: New Europol mandate expected by end of this year

Tue, 2021-10-26 09:15
The European Commission, Parliament, and Council will start negotiating the final version of Europol’s new mandate on Wednesday (27 October), which could be ready by December,  Slovenia’s interior minister Aleš Hojs told in an interview. According to him, “positions...
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Rich nations urged to take ‘holistic’ approach to forestry in trade deals

Tue, 2021-10-26 08:00
As world leaders head to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit, campaigners have urged rich nations to take a holistic approach to forestry that considers the environmental and economic interests of communities in the Global South.
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Nine EU countries reject Franco-Spanish push for electricity reforms

Tue, 2021-10-26 07:55
Nine EU states, including Germany, on Monday (25 October) rejected a French-led bid to reform Europe's wholesale energy markets as prices soar.
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