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[l] at 12/13/19 9:22am
Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte claimed victory on Friday (13 December), after changing the wording of the Euro summit's conclusion postponing a final agreement on the reform of the eurozone bailout fund.

[Category: budgetary instrument for convergence and competitiveness (BICC), Euro summit, Eurogroup, European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Giuseppe Conte]

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[l] at 12/13/19 9:01am
Tensions between Portuguese prime minister, Antonio Costa, and his finance minister and Eurogroup president, Mario Centeno erupted in front of EU leaders on Friday (13 December) as the two clashed over the design of the eurozone budgetary instrument .

[Category: Antonio Costa, budgetary instrument for convergence and competitiveness (BICC), European Council, eurozone budget, Mário Centeno]

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[l] at 12/13/19 8:49am
It is not often that we knowingly witness history in the making before our own eyes, but today we've had one of those moments.

[Category: The Brief]

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[l] at 12/13/19 8:47am
The European Council has asked the Commission to present a mandate to start post-Brexit negotiations with the UK as soon as possible, following Thursday (12 December) UK elections results that confirmed a strong majority for Boris Johnson.

[Category: Boris Johnson, Brexit, European Council, Future Relationship, Michel Barnier, UK elections]

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[l] at 12/13/19 8:04am
The Scottish National Party (SNP) will next week unveil a "detailed democratic case for the transfer of power" that may enable a second Scottish independence referendum to take place in the near future, the leader of the party Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday (13 December).

[Category: Brexit, EU, Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland, SNP, UK, UK general election]

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[l] at 12/13/19 7:58am
Poland would not be eligible for funds available under the European Green Deal if it does not sign up to the EU’s climate objectives, French President Emmanuel Macron warned at the closure of an EU summit on Friday (13 December).

[Category: 2030 climate target, Emmanuel Macron, European Green Deal]

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[l] at 12/13/19 7:55am
After three and a half years there is finally closure. There will be no second referendum. The UK will leave the European Union in January. But as one battle ends, a host of new fronts open up.

[Category: Boris Johnson, Brexit extension, Brexit negotiations, Brexit referendum 2016, UK general election]

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[l] at 12/13/19 7:35am
EU27 leaders meet in Brussels on 12-13 December to discuss the bloc's next seven-year budget and ways to financially sweeten its 'green component', in order to meet the new European Commission's top priority of making the EU climate-neutral by 2050.

[Category: Charles Michel, EU summit, European Green Deal, Just transition, Von der Leyen Commission]

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[l] at 12/13/19 7:20am
Using digital tools to deliver care more efficiently presents a massive opportunity to relieve Europe’s strained healthcare systems, but the enormous potential of this technology carries significant ethical and environmental considerations, EURACTIV heard at a recent event. 

[Category: digital health, digitalisation, e-health, efficiency in healthcare, european health data space, healthcare services, healthcare systems, Smart Healthcare, Stella Kyriakides]

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[l] at 12/13/19 7:19am
The development of pioneering new digital treatments and technologies, including robotics, artifical intelligence and data networks, is set to transform our healthcare systems over the coming years.

[Category: artificial intelligence, digital health, digital innovation, digitalisation, e-health, efficiency in healthcare, Responsible Research and Innovation, robotics, Smart Healthcare]

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[l] at 12/13/19 7:02am
With Germany’s dwindling leadership on climate, Britain’s departure from the European Union could have “potentially huge” consequences for climate policy, says Sandrine Dixson-Declève.

[Category: 2030 climate and energy targets, 2050 climate strategy, Taxonomy]

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[l] at 12/13/19 6:42am
Cybersecurity represents one of the greatest challenges that companies, individuals, national governments and supranational organisations currently face. The technological devices that citizens use daily could be at risk of potential cyber-threats due to insufficient built-in security safeguards.

[Category: ENISA, EURid]

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[l] at 12/13/19 5:02am
EU leaders put on a brave face on Friday (13 December) and congratulated Boris Johson on his resounding victory in the UK elections, which means he will take the country out of the EU next month after three years of Brexit frustrations.

[Category: Boris Johnson, Charles Michel, Leo Varadkar, manfred weber]

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[l] at 12/13/19 4:00am
Higher quality fuels play a key role in delivering on a cleaner and more sustainable mobility in Europe. Fuel ethers are key components to produce them.

[Category: sustainability]

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[l] at 12/13/19 2:17am
The European Commission is considering removing coking coal from a list of critical raw materials. The steel industry, already facing difficulty importing the raw materials it needs, says this could spell disaster.

[Category: coking coal, Indonesia, Steel]

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[l] at 12/13/19 12:57am
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about Al Gore's comments on the COP25 climate summit in Madrid, calling it a missed opportunity, and so much more.

[Category: The Capitals]

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[l] at 12/13/19 12:26am
The Pentagon on Thursday (12 December) tested a conventionally configured ground-launched ballistic missile, a test that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

[Category: ballistic missiles, INF Treaty, nuclear weapons, Russia, United States]

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[l] at 12/13/19 12:13am
The upcoming EU Industry Strategy must be a cornerstone of the Green New Deal, making it possible for the EU to both meet its climate goals and strengthen its global industrial leadership in a fast-changing global economy, write Adair Turner and Sandrine Dixson-Declève.

[Category: EU industrial strategy]

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[l] at 12/13/19 12:13am
The European Central Bank will next year review its tools and objectives in order to better fulfil its mandate of price stability, and it also intends to assess the appropriateness of issuing its own digital currency, in the face of growing concerns about Facebook’s Libra.

[Category: Christine Lagarde, digital currency, ECB, libra]

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[l] at 12/13/19 12:05am
Climate activists set out their goals, Macron’s jumper amuses style trolls, and the great British public goes to the polls.

[Category: Brexit, Metal Packaging Europe, Tweets of the Week, UK election, Ursula von der Leyen]

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[l] at 12/13/19 12:01am
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Friday (13 December) he would stand down as his party faced its worst electoral defeat in 84 years, but he did not set a date for his departure and added he would remain in charge during a period of reflection.

[Category: Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, labour, UK elections]

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[l] at 12/12/19 8:45am
A grand bargain is on the table to persuade Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to sign up to the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality goal. It’s an offer they would be foolish to refuse. Here’s why.

[Category: The Brief]

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[l] at 12/12/19 7:00am
The European Medicinal Cannabis Association (EUMCA), the newly formed Brussels-based industry body, represents the interests of ethical companies working in the supply and manufacturer of medicinal cannabis.

[Category: medical cannabis]

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[l] at 12/12/19 6:16am
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate.” -Daphne Caruana Galizia’s final remarks on her Running...

[Category: Digital Brief, The Digital Brief]

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