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CrowdStrike chaos could prompt rethink among investors, customers

Euractiv.com - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 06:26
American cybersecurity company CrowdStrike became a household name for all the wrong reasons on Friday (19 July), after a botched software update caused havoc around the world.
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Zelenskyy attends UK cabinet meeting, renews calls to allow strikes inside Russia

Euractiv.com - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 06:16
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed British government ministers on Friday (19 July), a rare appearance by a foreign leader at a cabinet meeting that new Prime Minister Keir Starmer hopes will underline London's support for Kyiv.
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Russian court jails US reporter Gershkovich for 16 years in sham trial

Euractiv.com - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 06:06
A Russian court found US reporter Evan Gershkovich guilty of espionage on Friday (19 July) and sentenced him to 16 years in a maximum security penal colony in what his employer, the Wall Street Journal, called "a disgraceful sham conviction."
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Chinese wind turbine-makers move into Europe as trade tensions flare

Euractiv.com - Sat, 07/20/2024 - 05:53
Chinese wind turbine-makers this month clinched their first order in Germany, as they build momentum in the European market and add to concern in the EU industry that it faces an existential threat.
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Nearly a quarter of all children in the EU are at risk of poverty

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 17:43
Eurostat has found that almost 20 million children in the EU were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in 2023.
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Failing to become PM, France’s Bardella seeks international stature in EU Parliament

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 17:24
The chairman of the new far-right group Patriots for Europe (PfE), Frenchman Jordan Bardella, will take a seat on the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET), which, according to his entourage, is an opportunity for him to gain a firmer foothold on international issues.
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The Brief – No time for a honeymoon period this summer

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 16:46
After seven rollercoaster months, European politicians mostly resemble beat-up-birds these days. And they might not have much time to enjoy their ice-cold poolside drinks this summer. 
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Money talks: Von der Leyen’s winning pledges for Europe

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 16:38
Europe's insurance sector became the latest to join the chorus of EU interest groups calling on the next Commission to foster a more pro-business regulatory framework - first and foremost, by following through with its pledge to slash reporting obligations by 25%.
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UK clears lab-grown meat for pet food amid heated EU debate on food innovation

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 15:34
The UK has become the first European country to authorise the sale of lab-grown meat, albeit for pet food rather than human consumption, following approval by the country’s regulators earlier this month. 
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Key takeaways from the new crop of agriculture MEPs

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 15:33
The official lineup for the new European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI) was confirmed on Friday (19 July), with a make-up promising more political action in this term.
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New parliament’s fisheries committee braces for challenging agenda

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 15:29
The reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) will be among the main tasks for the new European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries, with the European People's Party (EPP) in pole for the chair post.
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Pandemic agreement negotiations receive ‘a solid zero’ for transparency from stakeholders

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 14:04
Stakeholders attending the negotiations on a future pandemic agreement say that new engagement modalities lack transparency and damage trust in the process.
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Parliament mulls monitoring group for AI Act implemention

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 13:46
The European Parliament is discussing the establishment of a monitoring group for the implementation of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, which comes into force in August, a leading EU lawmaker for the file told Euractiv.
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Verdict on TikTok, Von der Leyen’s promises 

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 13:20
The CJEU dismissed all of Bytedance's arguments as to why it shouldn't be a gatekeeper under the EU's digital rules, while re-elected Commission President von der Leyen laid out a series of promises for tech policy.
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Agenda - The Week Ahead 22 – 28 July 2024

European Parliament - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 12:04
Committee meetings

Source : © European Union, 2024 - EP
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Using football to promote gender equality [Advocacy Lab Content]

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 11:33
The TARGET project aims to train coaches to promote gender equality within youth football teams and beyond
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Global cyber outage grounds flights and disrupts businesses

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 11:12
A global tech outage was disrupting operations in multiple industries on Friday, with airlines halting flights, some broadcasters off-air and everything from banking to healthcare hit by system problems.
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So close, yet so far: Crypto comes to Brussels

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 11:07
While European Union officials remain largely oblivious to blockchain technology, despite its potential to plug gaps in the bloc's digital ambitions, a large-scale crypto conference took place in Brussels last week  but was largely overlooked by officials.
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As Vice-President of the European Parliament, Younous Omarjee wants to protect cohesion funds

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 10:42
Younous Omarjee (GUE/NGL) was elected vice-president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, 16 July, a first for a racially diverse MEP from an outermost region, and he aims to bring the voice of peripheral areas to the heart of the European institutions.
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Press release - Members of Parliament’s committees and subcommittees

European Parliament (News) - Fri, 07/19/2024 - 09:43
On Friday, the members who will sit on each of Parliament’s committees and subcommittees in the tenth legislature were announced in plenary.

Source : © European Union, 2024 - EP
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