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[l] at 11/29/22 3:54am
EU institutions agreed on the EU’s General Product Safety Regulation in the early hours of Tuesday (29 November), which provides due diligence obligations for manufacturers, vendors and online marketplaces operating in the European single market. The GPSR, in short, updates...

[Category: consumer protection, Digital Services Act (DSA), General Product Safety Regulation, GPSR, online marketplaces]

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[l] at 11/29/22 3:54am
Food waste and security of supply must take a central focus in the EU’s new packaging law, stakeholders have urged, warning that the proposal as it currently stands falls short of what is required.

[Category: food packaging, Food security, food waste, packaging and packaging waste directive, ppwd]

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[l] at 11/29/22 3:38am
Recent delays in presenting the new EU rules for chemicals laid stress on how to accelerate the transition to animal-free science in Europe.

[Category: alternative approaches to animal testing, animal testing, animal tests, animal-free science, Event Report, NAMs, REACH]

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[l] at 11/29/22 3:37am
The transition toward animal-free science in Europe will not end in revising the EUs framework for chemicals as it needs more long-term planning, an industry expert told EURACTIV in an interview. The revision of the regulation for evaluating and authorising...

[Category: alternative approaches to animal testing, animal tests, EPAA, NAMs]

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[l] at 11/29/22 3:19am
The European Commission’s planned label could define hydrogen as “renewable” even if its production is emissions intensive. With four simple principles, the EU can make sure that this doesn’t happen, writes Matthias Buck.
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[l] at 11/29/22 3:00am
QatarEnergy and the American company ConocoPhillips signed a 15-year contract to deliver two million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Germany, news welcomed by Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck.

[Category: fossil gas, FSRUs, Germany, LNG, LNG deal, natural gas, Qatar, Russia]

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[l] at 11/29/22 2:45am
Are ultra-cheap flights positive or negative for society? The debate may soon be a moot point, as a number of factors coalesce to push up the price of flying - possibly irreversibly.
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[l] at 11/29/22 2:22am
The European Commission is due to propose a new law to tackle packaging waste on Wednesday (30 November) with watered down reuse targets after an outcry from industry, according to a leaked draft of the new regulation, seen by EURACTIV.

[Category: circular economy, packaging and packaging waste directive, ppwd, PPWR, recycling, reuse, Waste and recycling]

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[l] at 11/29/22 12:30am
Eurozone inflation is running at a record high and has not yet peaked, European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde said Monday (28 November), signalling further interest rate hikes to come.

[Category: Christine Lagarde, ECB, European Central Bank, Inflation]

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[l] at 11/28/22 11:38pm
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria affirming commitment to Africa, Bulgarian ministers visiting the Netherlands to push for Bulgaria’s Schengen membership, and so much more.

[Category: The Capitals]

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[l] at 11/28/22 11:32pm
While EU co-legislators are still busy discussing the details of the EU Battery Regulation, lobbyists following this file are already bracing themselves for a tsunami of secondary legislation that will decide on every technical aspect of battery manufacturing and recycling.

[Category: batteries regulation]

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[l] at 11/28/22 11:25pm
Over 15,300 Albanians have sought asylum in the UK and EU in 2022 alone, although the number remains lower than before the pandemic. August saw the highest number of asylum applications from Albanian citizens – 950 – within Europe, according...
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[l] at 11/28/22 11:24pm
The EU vowed to increase investment in African clean energy projects and to scale up infrastructure investment as part of its Global Gateway programme following a meeting between the European Commission and the African Union. 

[Category: global gateway]

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[l] at 11/28/22 11:23pm
Following the right-wing Slovenian Democratic Party’s defeat on Sunday, a senior member of the party compared the situation in Slovenia to 1933 Germany, prompting the Germany Embassy to respond. MP Branko Grims expressed doubt that people were fully aware of...
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[l] at 11/28/22 11:21pm
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pronounced the end of the so-called golden era of relations with China in his first foreign policy speech since taking power last month.  In a speech at the Lord Mayor of London’s banquet on Monday...
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[l] at 11/28/22 11:06pm
The rising cost of materials, energy, and dependence on imports from third countries could limit the European defence industrys renaissance, representatives of the sector warn. EU member states are massively investing in national defence industries in response to Russias war...
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[l] at 11/28/22 11:02pm
The government presented to social partners on Monday a draft law whereby employers will have to pay higher wages for work on Sunday, Hina news agency reported. From 1 January 2023, employees in all economic sectors will be paid 50%...
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[l] at 11/28/22 11:00pm
For many EU citizens who do not align with their member states’ interests, the EU is a higher level of authority that can guarantee their rights. The Union must step up to this expectation and fulfil its role as a safeguard of rights – not least to strengthen people’s trust in the institutions.

[Category: Pegasus, spyware]

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[l] at 11/28/22 11:00pm
The European Parliament wants to make charging for electric vehicles easier by making payment terminals for credit and debit cards obligatory at all charging points. But charging operators warn that a requirement to retrofit existing stations might slow down infrastructure roll-out.

[Category: electric cars]

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[l] at 11/28/22 10:58pm
Two Bulgarian ministers are visiting the Netherlands in an attempt to achieve a political breakthrough on the subject of Bulgaria’s membership in the Schengen area. Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev and Foreign Minister Nikolay Milkov are visiting the Hague and are...
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[l] at 11/28/22 10:55pm
Portugal will have cheaper and more competitive energy in the medium term as 60% of consumed energy already comes from “highly competitive” renewable sources, Portuguese Economy Minister António Costa Silva said on Monday. “They [renewables] are highly competitive, as this...
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[l] at 11/28/22 10:53pm
Malta is set to go along with a new ferry landing which threatens a Natura 2000 marine site off the coast of Bugibba in the north of the country.

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