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The Brief — Vintage diplomacy - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 16:20
I envy the three journalists from The Economist who spent eight hours over two days talking to Henry Kissinger and last week published a fascinating transcript of more than 16,000 words. The transcript mentions Russia 55 times and China 177 times. Europe is mentioned 50 times.
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France needs to invest €66bn a year on climate action, government report states - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 16:16
France must spend €66 billion every year until 2030 in order to hit its climate targets, a new report by a government advisory body says, suggesting more debt and taxing the rich as a way to foot the bill.
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EU will 'react as appropriate' to Russian nukes in Belarus - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 16:11
The EU has condemned plans by Belarus to host Russian nukes following a signed agreement between Minsk and Moscow.
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The weakest link – How construction workers are exploited in subcontracting chains [Promoted content] - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 16:00
In construction, long and complex subcontracting chains are a major factor of exploitation. If done in an appropriate way, subcontracting should not be a problem. Trouble starts when subcontracting is simply used to reduce costs and to escape legal responsibilities.
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Europe’s next illiberal democracy - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 15:53
Welcome to EU Politics DecodedWelcome to EU Politics Decoded. In this edition, we look at how economics trumped a series of political scandals in last week’s Greek elections.
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[Opinion] The EU needs to foster tech — not just regulate it - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 15:47
The EU's ambition to be a digital superpower stands in stark contrast to the US — but the bigger problem is that it remains far better at regulation than innovation, despite decades of hand-wringing over Europe's technology gap.
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The Critical Raw Materials Act – What opportunities for EU technology providers? - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 14:30
Rewatch this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to learn about the implications of the EU’s Critical Raw Material Act for European industry and technology providers, and how extraction, processing and recycling of critical raw materials by European companies can be supported. Discussed questions included: - What are the prospects for a critical raw materials “club” in the current complex geopolitical context? - What is needed to ramp up sustainable exploration in the EU and ensure the required acceptance? - How can Member States and private companies be supported in maximising the recovery and reuse of critical raw materials? - How effective can the CRMA be in monitoring and mitigating risks of disruptions to the supply chain as well as enhancing circularity and sustainability?
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Labour leaders push for faster implementation of EU Minimum Wage Directive - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 14:28
At the European Trade Union Confederation’s (ETUC) 50th anniversary Berlin meeting, labour leaders and EU lawmakers pushed for faster implementation of the Minimum Wage Directive and criticised the role of corporate profits in rising prices.
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Germany gears up for EU fight over electricity bidding zones - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 13:28
Talks on Germany’s future electricity market are heating up as all parties await a key analysis from grid operators amid looming threats from Brussels to split up the country’s wholesale market bidding zone.
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Are you hungry for change? [Promoted content] - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 12:00
When I was born, there were around 3.7 billion people on this planet. There are now over 8 billion. The solutions for how to feed them that I was taught in school are insufficient today. Alexandra Brand is the Regional...
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EU Commission hesitant in tackling bad financial advice - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 10:29
Defying its own impact assessment, the European Commission refrained from proposing a full ban on sales commissions for financial advice in its Retail Investment Strategy (RIS), proposing instead a limited ban of inducements on advice-free sales and more cost transparency.
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Commission should resist calls to reduce EU budget, MEP says - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 10:24
The EU Commission should not accept member states’ demands to reduce the EU budget, said MEP Siegfried Mureșan, as discussions around the EU budget for 2024, as well as the revision of the Union’s long-term budget, draw closer.
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87/2023 : 25 May 2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-575/21

European Court of Justice (News) - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 09:59
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Environment and consumers
The requirement to carry out an environmental impact assessment for an urban development project cannot be dependent exclusively on the size of that project

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86/2023 : 25 May 2023 - Judgment of the Court of Justice in Case C-290/21

European Court of Justice (News) - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 09:48
AKM (Fourniture de bouquets satellitaires en Autriche)
Cross-border satellite retransmission of programmes: the broadcasting Member State principle also applies to the satellite package provider

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Response to De Croo: The story of green growth falls apart - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 09:26
While Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo is promoting the possibility of decoupling economic growth from CO2 emissions, he ignores other planetary boundaries which have already been exceeded, Chloé Mikolajczak, Adélaïde Charlier, Boon Breyne, Sébastien Hendrickx, and Louis Droussin argue.
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EU presses Poland to pay fines in disciplinary chamber standoff - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 07:41
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the German Greens warning of an impending government crisis, Russia sharply criticising Oslo for letting the world's largest warship in its waters, and so much more.
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Belgrade braces for two large political rallies this weekend - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 07:35
Two large political gatherings will be held in Belgrade at the end of the week, with a mass rally to be held by President Aleksandar Vučić’s ruling SNS party on Friday and the anti-government “Serbia against violence” protests spearheaded by...
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Sarkozy’s appeal denied: What’s next? - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 07:35
The former French president who recently lost his appeal against a conviction for bribery and corruption. The court of Paris upheld the lower court's decision, resulting in a one-year prison sentence for Sarkozy.
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Slovenian parliament recognises Holodomor as genocide - Thu, 25/05/2023 - 07:35
Slovenia’s parliament formally recognised Holodomor, the death by starvation of millions of Ukrainians under Soviet leader Josef Stalin in 1932-1933, as genocide, in a declaration supported by most political parties. Two coalition parties tabled the declaration after the European Parliament...
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