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[l] at 1/18/22 1:02pm
Three US lawmakers on Tuesday tabled the Banning Surveillance Advertising Act, a proposal aimed at banning the use of personal data for targeted advertising.

[Category: DMA, DSA, minors, political ads, profiling, targeted advertising]

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[l] at 1/18/22 9:55am
While MEPs are busy in Strasbourg with the mid-term renewal of high-level roles in the European Parliament, parties are asking themselves how to give health more room in parliamentary business.

[Category: European Parliament, Roberta Metsola]

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[l] at 1/18/22 9:45am
During her official visit to Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock spoke of "fundamental disagreements" with Russia, but spoke positively of Russia's agreement to revive the Normandy format.

[Category: Annalena Baerbock, EU-Ukraine, Germany-Russia, Ostukraine, Russia, Ukrainekonflikt]

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[l] at 1/18/22 8:47am
Following the 2008 economic crisis, the EU socialists almost collapsed in successive elections across the bloc. Back then, they put the blame on the “grand coalition” they had formed with the centre-right.

[Category: The Brief]

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[l] at 1/18/22 8:47am
Following the 2008 economic crisis, the EU socialists almost collapsed in successive elections across the bloc. Back then, they put the blame on the “grand coalition” they had formed with the centre-right.

[Category: The Brief]

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[l] at 1/18/22 8:44am
Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi said on Tuesday (18 January) the situation in his country was normalising, following the unrest that shook it in the first days of the new year, and Russian troops, which he said helped prevent a possible coup d'etat, were withdrawing.

[Category: China, corruption, CSTO, Kassim-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan unrest, Nursultan Nazarbayev, police violence, Russia]

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[l] at 1/18/22 8:11am
Two vaccines will soon be tested in France in response to the worst avian influenza outbreak Europe has ever faced, French Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie has announced. The aim is for them to be approved for all 27 EU member states. EURACTIV France reports.

[Category: agriculture, avian flu, bird flu, EU Council Presidency, France, influenza, Julien Denormandie, Paris, PFUE, vaccin, vaccination, vaccines]

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[l] at 1/18/22 8:00am
The recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) represents a unique opportunity to increase energy savings in Europe. It can provide a structural answer to high energy prices while delivering benefits for society as a whole, such as more local...
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[l] at 1/18/22 7:25am
EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has branded the food import embargo instated by Belarus a ‘weapon’ that is part of a hybrid attack against the EU and vowed to support the member states most impacted by the restrictions.

[Category: agri-food trade, Belarus, belarus embargo, EU-Belarus, food imports, Janusz Wojciechowski]

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[l] at 1/18/22 7:22am
As China is putting pressure on Lithuanian businesses and on other firms that deal with Lithuanian businesses, due to a row over diplomatic ties between Lithuania and Taiwan. The businesses themselves, however, remain silent.

[Category: China, Economic Coercion, Lithuania, Taiwan, trade, WTO]

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[l] at 1/18/22 7:00am
Swedish trade unions cannot support EU wage legislation, and the issue risks undermining support for the EU project, argues Torbjörn Johansson.

[Category: Collective bargaining, European Trade Union Confederation, minimum wage directive, Trade Unions]

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[l] at 1/18/22 6:58am
The COVAX vaccination initiative donated its billionth vaccine on Friday (15 January) to much acclaim, but this is just half the original target.

[Category: Africa, COVAX, developing countries, UNICEF, WHO]

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[l] at 1/18/22 6:00am
Britain's financial watchdog said on Tuesday it had stopped four European firms from operating after they failed to provide information showing they had applied for a permanent licence to do business in the country.
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[l] at 1/18/22 5:50am
Among the Fit for 55 legislative proposals, a package not short on contentious measures, the extension of the ETS to road transport and buildings stood out as particularly divisive. But there are signs minds are changing.
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[l] at 1/18/22 5:16am
Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola was elected on Tuesday (18 January) to lead the EU institution for the second half of its five year mandate after securing an overwhelming majority in the first ballot.

[Category: David Sassoli, EU institutions, European Parliament, President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola]

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[l] at 1/18/22 5:15am
The success of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) depends on the geographical spread and depth of the debate and proper follow-up, EU stakeholders warn.

[Category: COFEU, conference on the Future of Europe, Regional Policy, rural development]

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[l] at 1/18/22 5:00am
The Conference for the Future of Europe is a chance to address the most prominent issues in Europe's regions and translate them into proposals for the future of the bloc, regional stakeholders say.

[Category: Special Report]

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[l] at 1/18/22 4:36am
The Commission has released a toolkit aimed at tackling foreign interference in research and innovation (RI), identified as a growing threat in the increasingly internationalised arenas of education and research.

[Category: Cybersecurity, foreign interference, research and innovation]

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[l] at 1/18/22 4:20am
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the mental health of Europeans and suicide amongst young people is rising, but in a number of countries, national health authorities have provided only patchy responses so far, according to the EURACTIV network reporting.

[Category: COVID-19 pandemic, mental health, suicide]

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[l] at 1/18/22 4:00am
EWABA represents the interests of the European waste-based and advanced biodiesel supply chain. Our 35+ members are producers of biodiesel from used cooking oil, animal fats and other advanced waste feedstocks, waste collectors and technology providers.

[Category: ewaba]

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[l] at 1/18/22 3:04am
Over time, the European Commission has developed many different sets of metrics to measure progress on economic, social or environmental objectives. The challenge now is to come up with a common narrative and a set of indicators that brings all of them together, writes Jonathan Barth.

[Category: 2030 climate and energy targets, 8th Environmental Action Programme, GDP, well-being]

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