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Debate: The Netherlands: how fast can the country go green? - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 12:17
The Dutch government has announced plans to ban fossil-fuel heating systems from 2026 and subsidise the use of heat pumps. The move also comes against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine and Europe's efforts to end its dependence on fossil energy from Russia. The national press doubts the transition can be implemented so swiftly.
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Tech Brief: Russia looms large at TTC, Microsoft loosens up, net neutrality - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 11:29
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
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Namibia comes to Europe to sell its sunshine - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 10:55
As Europe struggles to decarbonise its economy and wean itself off Russian oil and gas, one of the world's sunniest and most arid nations is pitching itself to the continent as an answer to its problems.
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Press release - EU digital acts: MEPs to visit tech companies in Silicon Valley, US

European Parliament (News) - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 10:42
A delegation from the Internal Market Committee will travel to Silicon Valley to meet with leading tech companies including Google, Meta, Apple, Airbnb, eBay, Paypal and Uber.
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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Cyber norms: Germany is not walking the talk - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 10:41
Alexandra Paulus, Fellow for International Cybersecurity Policy with the German think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, explains what cyber norms are, who shapes them and whether Germany is actually practising what it preaches.
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Agrifood Brief: (Data) Space Oddity - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 09:32
Sharing is caring, and so the EU has set out on a mission to build a common agriculture data space. But the farming sector’s intergalactic journey to (data) space is long and fraught with obstacles.
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Tweets of the Week: Nato Enlargement, Northern Irleand and Re-Power-EU - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 08:45
Sweden and Finland want to enroll, on Northern Ireland is BoJo playing the troll and to promote wind power leaders go for a stroll.  
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EU exploring ways to use Russian oligarchs’ frozen assets to rebuild Ukraine - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 08:30
The European Union is looking into ways of using the frozen assets of Russian oligarchs to fund the reconstruction of Ukraine after the war, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday (19 May).
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EU to extend budget rule suspension because of Ukraine war - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 08:20
Rules against overspending by EU governments will remain suspended through 2023, extending a pandemic-era reprieve because of the war in Ukraine, sources said on Thursday (19 May).
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Davos returns under Ukraine cloud after Covid break - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 07:58
The world's political and business elite will hobnob in Davos next week after a two-year break caused by Covid, with the Ukraine war set to dominate the exclusive Swiss mountain summit.
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Blinken accuses Russia of using food as a weapon in Ukraine - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 07:44
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken accused Russia on Thursday (19 May) of using food as a weapon in Ukraine by holding "hostage" supplies for not just Ukrainians, but also millions around the world.
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Former economy minister: Ukraine needs grants, not loans - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 07:35
In an interview with EURACTIV, the former Ukrainian economy minister and current advisor to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Tymofiy Mylovanov welcomed EU help but called for the use of grants instead of loans since an over-indebted Ukraine would scare off private investors and make reconstruction more difficult.
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Tajikistan detains 114 over clashes in troubled region - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 07:32
Police in Tajikistan said Thursday (19 May) over 100 people were arrested in a "counter-terror operation" after fatal clashes roiled an eastern region that the authoritarian regime has long struggled to control.
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Is nuclear the overlooked solution for Europe’s energy woes? - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 07:29
Following the Fukushima disaster in 2011, Germany sped up plans to shut down all its nuclear plants. Given the current energy crisis, such decisions should be revisited,writes Timur Tllyaev.
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Macron says ‘European political community’ no substitute to enlargement - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 07:26
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Slovenia being asked to reduce their diplomatic staff in Moscow, the former king returning to Spain after a self-imposed exile, and so much more.
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Incoming Czech EU presidency to focus on green buildings law - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 07:17
The EU’s building stock is responsible for about 40% of the EU’s total energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions. The revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) wants to tackle the issue for real.
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US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade - Fri, 20/05/2022 - 07:07
The White House is working to put advanced anti-ship missiles in the hands of Ukrainian fighters to help defeat Russia's naval blockade, officials said, amid concerns more powerful weapons that could sink Russian warships would intensify the conflict.
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