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Debate: Who destroyed the hospital in Gaza? - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 12:33
The world is in shock after a missile hit the al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. Hundreds of people were reportedly killed in the blast. Hamas has blamed Israel, but the Israeli military has denied the accusation saying that the destruction wreaked by the explosion does not match its weapons and that intercepted communications and radar images indicate that the damage was caused by the misfiring of a rocket launched by the Islamic Jihad group. The press examines the uproar in the media.
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Debate: Poland: what would a new government mean for Europe? - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 12:33
The conservative PiS has won the most votes in Poland's parliamentary elections but failed to secure the majority it needs to continue in government. Instead, three pro-European parties are set to form a ruling coalition: Donald Tusk's liberal Civic Coalition, the centrist Trzecia Droga and the leftist Lewica party. European media assess the ramifications for the EU and Europe.
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To tackle biofuel fraud, Ireland takes matters into its own hands - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 12:20
The Irish government has confirmed it will set up a working group to ensure the sustainability of biofuels used in the country, as concerns grow that tainted fuels are entering the EU market.
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LEAK: Brussels finalises ‘wind power package’ to help beleaguered EU industry - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 12:16
The European Commission is planning to table a European Wind Power Package on Tuesday (24 October), aiming to strengthen the EU’s wind industry by solving the challenges it is facing, according to leaked drafts seen by Euractiv.
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EU cybersecurity body sounds alarm bell over AI-driven disruptions of European elections - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 12:00
ENISA, the EU cybersecurity agency, has warned that powerful new AI models might become a disruptive factor in the EU elections next June as malicious actors could use them to run large-scale information manipulation campaigns. The warning comes as part...
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Will the AI Act clip the wings of regulators? - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 11:47
The negotiators of the EU's artificial intelligence regulation should strengthen and empower the regulators. Otherwise, the enforcement of this regulation will be a struggle, writes Kris Shrishak.
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Future of reuse systems at stake in key packaging waste law vote - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 11:42
Europe needs to shift towards reusable packaging to help bring it back within planetary boundaries. This requires structural change, underpinned by an ambitious packaging waste law, and lawmakers in the European Parliament need to back this, writes Aline Maigret.
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Latvia gets front row in rebuilding Ukraine’s telecom infrastructure - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 10:37
The Latvian government committed on Wednesday (18 October) to help Ukraine restore and develop its telecom infrastructures, support it in meeting the EU telecom acquis, and help it to participate in EU and international programmes.
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Musk's X 'particularly bad' on antisemitic content, EU says - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 10:34
EU officials have called out US social-media baron Elon Musk for publishing antisemitic content — amid questions over the future of his X platform in Europe.
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Deal on EU electricity market reform: What did Paris and Berlin obtain? - Thu, 19/10/2023 - 10:04
Both Germany and France claimed victory after an agreement was reached among EU countries on Tuesday (17 October) to reform the EU's electricity market. Euractiv looks at what Paris and Berlin got out of the deal.
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Missions - Mission to the UK (Northern Ireland and London), 18-19 September 2023 - 17-09-2023 - Committee on Foreign Affairs

A delegation of AFET Members will travel to the UK from 18 to 19 September 2023. This will be the first time that the committee travels to the UK since 31 January 2020 when the United Kingdom officially left the EU. The AFET delegation will discuss possibilities for strengthened partnership and deepening dialogue on issues of importance in relevant areas of bilateral cooperation, including in foreign and security affairs.
This visit will also be an opportunity to exchange views on issues of significance to Northern Ireland, particularly in the context of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol and the Windsor Framework.
Mission report
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