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Article - Plenary highlights: State of the EU, Afghanistan, health

European Parliament (News) - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:15
MEPs discussed the state of the EU and the situation in Afghanistan and approved the EU Blue Card reform and a fund to help with the impact of Brexit during September's plenary session.

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Article - Plenary highlights: State of the EU, Afghanistan, health

European Parliament - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 10:15
MEPs discussed the state of the EU and the situation in Afghanistan and approved the EU Blue Card reform and a fund to help with the impact of Brexit during September's plenary session.

Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP
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Georgieva pressured World Bank employees to favor China in report

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 09:32
World Bank leaders, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva, applied "undue pressure" on staff to boost China's ranking in the bank's "Doing Business 2018" report, according to an independent investigation released Thursday (16 September).
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Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:55
Alphabet's Google and Apple have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on Friday, after Russia accused the US tech firms of meddling in its internal affairs.
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Italy gets closer to referendum decriminalising cannabis

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:33
The Capitals brings you the latest news from across Europe, through on-the-ground reporting by EURACTIV’s media network. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. Before you start reading today’s edition of the Capitals, feel free to have a look at EURACTIV’s...
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Tweets of the Week: Pope, SOTEU, Timmermans influential

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:30
Pope sticks to the essential, SOTEU has snack potential, and Timmermans is ranked influential.
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Italy makes COVID health pass mandatory for all workers, facing almost no opposition

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:28
The Italian government approved on Thursday (16 September) some of the strictest anti-COVID measures in the world, making it obligatory for all workers either to show proof of vaccination, a negative test or recent recovery from infection.
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Alzheimer’s disease tests EU readiness

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:16
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affect each individual in different ways but early detection is always key for effective treatment.
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EU unprepared to tackle Alzheimer’s disease as new treatments progress

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:15
European Union countries are still lagging behind in tackling Alzheimer’s disease despite calls by the World Health Organisation for urgent action as cases in the European region are expected to double.
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Slovenia advocates for strong cohesion policy, minister says

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:12
Cohesion policy has an important role to play in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, and the Slovenian EU presidency intends to keep it strong, Development and EU Cohesion Policy Minister Zvonko Černač said at a conference in Porto.
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France says Biden acted like Trump to sink Australia defence deal

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:08
France accused US President Joe Biden on Thursday (16 September) of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump after Paris was pushed aside from a historic defence export contract to supply Australia with submarines.
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Taiwan calls for quick start to trade talks with EU

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:05
Taiwan’s government called on the European Union to quickly begin trade talks after the bloc pledged to seek a trade deal with the tech-heavyweight island, something Taipei has long angled for. The EU included Taiwan on its list of trade...
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Đukanović: Russia tells us EU-NATO is not a good geopolitical choice

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:03
The geopolitical vacuum in the Balkans is being exploited by countries like Russia, Montenegrin President Milo Đukanović said during a visit to Zagreb. His Croatian counterpart, Zoran Milanović, said Montenegro is the victim of a lack of interest on the...
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Slovenian PM urges member states to back Lithuania in spat with China

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:03
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša called on fellow EU leaders to back Lithuania in its dispute with China when they meet in Slovenia in early October, saying the country faced “unprecedented and regrettable challenges vis-à-vis China.” China has condemned the...
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Croatia to enjoy USA Visa Waiver program by end of year

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:02
Croatian citizens will be able to travel to the US without a visa as early as the end of this year. Serena Hoy, assistant secretary for international affairs at the US Department of Homeland Security, told Hina news agency that Secretary...
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President Iohannis wants Romgaz to extract Black Sea gas

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:01
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis has backed the partnership between OMV Petrom and Romania’s state-owned natural gas producer Romgaz in the offshore project Neptun Deep. The Black Sea deepwater perimeter, which is currently equally owned by OMV Petrom and US giant...
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Don’t be Europe’s idiots, warns Bulgaria’s chief health inspector

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:01
“If we continue to behave like the idiots of Europe, we will deal a terrible blow to our economy and tourism,” said Chief Health Inspector Angel Kunchev, who proposes restrictive measures against COVID-19 in the country. The decision to impose...
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Czech railway: Low quality, high density

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:01
Czechia is an EU leader when it comes to the density of railway network. With 9,277 kilometres of rail in the country, it would be difficult to find a more connected state within the EU. Quality-wise, though, there are severe...
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Poland’s medical staff go on strike

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:00
“You will hang,” far-right lawmaker Grzegorz Braun (Confederacy) told health minister Adam Niedzielski at a debate over the situation in the health sector on Thursday in the Sejm. Braun was thrown out of the chamber and the issue was referred...
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The Next Revolution in Green Energy is Coming from Right Beneath our Feet [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 08:00
The energy industry is at a moment of reckoning. As the global energy demand continues to double and triple, climate change will not wait for us to solve the green energy conundrum on our own schedule. John Redfern is the...
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