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Spread of African swine fever confirmed in nine EU countries

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 13:57
The area of the European Union affected by the African swine fever (ASF) is "progressively expanding", the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) said in its latest update on the disease, published on Thursday (30 January).
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EU health chief wants more information on gene editing

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 13:45
The new EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides wants more information about the controversial issue of gene editing and for now, she seems less enthusiastic than her predecessor Vytenis Andriukaitis.
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Norway’s ‘northernmost Chinatown’ eyes Beijing’s Arctic investments

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 13:39
Each year, during the Lunar New Year celebrations, a small Arctic Chinatown takes shape near Norway's border with Russia and Finland. It's an indication of how China, though a non-Arctic state, is increasingly eyeing opportunities in the region.
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Press release - Ambitious measures needed to ensure equal pay for women, say MEPs

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:43
MEPs urge the Commission to present an ambitious Gender Equality Strategy, including measures to reduce the gender pay gap.
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

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Press release - Ambitious measures needed to ensure equal pay for women, say MEPs

European Parliament - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:43
MEPs urge the Commission to present an ambitious Gender Equality Strategy, including measures to reduce the gender pay gap.
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

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Press release - European Parliament calendar of plenary sessions 2021 and 2022

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:23
The calendar of European Parliament part-sessions for 2021 and 2022 was approved by MEPs on Thursday.

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Press release - European Parliament calendar of plenary sessions 2021 and 2022

European Parliament - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:23
The calendar of European Parliament part-sessions for 2021 and 2022 was approved by MEPs on Thursday.

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Press release - Parliament wants binding rules on common chargers to be tabled by summer

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:23
The European Parliament calls on the Commission to put forward beefed-up rules on common chargers by July 2020 at the latest.
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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Press release - Parliament wants binding rules on common chargers to be tabled by summer

European Parliament - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:23
The European Parliament calls on the Commission to put forward beefed-up rules on common chargers by July 2020 at the latest.
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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Industry’s pathway to more sustainable food systems [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:17
As the largest manufacturing sector in the EU, the food and drink industry will be a key stakeholder in the European Green Deal discussions, especially when it comes to the Farm to Fork Strategy. Hubert Weber, president of FoodDrinkEurope, outlines the food and drink sector’s route to more sustainable food systems.
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EU seeks ‘clear criteria’ for use of biometric AI on mass scale

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:14
There should be "clear criteria" in the future mass-scale rollout of Biometric Identification Systems in the EU, a recently leaked draft of the EU's Artificial Intelligence strategy seen by EURACTIV reveals.
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Gene editing debate, perspectives on Green deal, avian flu

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 12:02
Welcome to EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU.
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Belgium hopes to lead world with new hydrogen project

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 11:49
Surplus wind power could soon light and heat Belgian homes thanks to a planned hydrogen plant on the North Sea coast, set to be the world’s first commercial-scale project of its type.
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Platform regulation ‘needed’ as part of Democracy Action Plan, Jourová says

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 11:48
Regulation on the activities of online platforms is needed to foster a digital ecosystem that can "defend and promote democracy" the EU's Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová said on Thursday (30 January).
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German cabinet signs coal phase-out bill

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 10:46
The German federal cabinet signed off on the country's coal phase-out bill on Wednesday (29 January), giving its blessing to billions worth of taxpayer money to compensate for power companies' lost revenues. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU health chief wants more information on gene editing

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 10:11
The new EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides wants more information about gene editing and for now, she seems less enthusiastic than her predecessor Vytenis Andriukaitis.
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8/2020 : 30 January 2020 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-307/18

European Court of Justice (News) - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 10:01
Generics (UK) and Others
Competition
The Court of Justice clarifies the criteria governing whether a settlement agreement with respect to a dispute between the holder of a pharmaceutical patent and a manufacturer of generic medicines is contrary to EU competition law

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Europe wants single data market to break US tech giants’ dominance

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 10:01
The European Union wants to create a single market in data aimed at challenging the dominance of tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Amazon, according to a European Commission proposal seen by Reuters.
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Progress slow on ‘game-changing’ imaging technologies in agri-monitoring, say EU Auditors

Euractiv.com - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 09:14
Technologies such as the EU’s Copernicus Sentinel satellites are a potential “game-changer” for managing and monitoring the common agricultural policy (CAP), but a number of obstacles to their more widespread use remain, according to a new report from the European...
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