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[l] at 9/20/19 1:45pm
Having a pan-European cancer control plan is crucial, but some flexibility should be granted to member states in choosing which aspect to prioritise within the framework, said Linda Gibbs from Pfizer Oncology in an interview with EURACTIV.com.

[Category: cancer, drug innovation, Romania, statistics]

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[l] at 9/20/19 9:02am
As the UK has lurched between political and constitutional crisis, the man who crashed the ship of state into the rocks has been nowhere to be seen. Until now, when David Cameron finally emerged from self-imposed media hibernation. The ex-Prime...

[Category: The Brief]

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[l] at 9/20/19 5:03am
In another episode of the longstanding legal saga on biotech inventions, the European Parliament delivered a new reprimand to the European Patent Office (EPO) reaffirming that tomatoes, broccoli and other plants obtained by essentially biological processes must not be patentable.

[Category: breeding techniques, broccoli, conventional breeding, European Patent Office, plant patent, tomatoes]

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[l] at 9/20/19 4:40am
EU lawmakers should show global leadership by legislating to ensure that companies' supply chains and investments are not linked to deforestation, environmental harm and human rights abuses, writes Giulia Bondi.

[Category: climate action, deforestation, European Commission, supply chains]

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[l] at 9/20/19 4:40am
EU lawmakers should show global leadership by legislating to ensure that companies' supply chains and investments are not linked to deforestation, environmental harm and human rights abuses, writes Giulia Bondi.

[Category: climate action, deforestation, European Commission, supply chains]

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[l] at 9/20/19 4:02am
The production of non-ferrous metals such as aluminium is very energy-intensive, but new technologies are being developed to decarbonise the process and the European Commission is ready to finance them, says Mauro Petriccione.

[Category: 2050 climate strategy, aluminium, decarbonisation, European Aluminium, Innovation, Metals]

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[l] at 9/20/19 3:57am
More and more investors are making their investment decisions based on climate risks and whether investments are sustainable. Although Brussels lawmakers are working on making the valuation of companies more uniform in the EU taxonomy, the financial industry wants binding measures. EURACTIV Germany reports.

[Category: Companies, European Parliament, Germany, green bonds, Investoren, investors, Stock Exchange, stocks, Unternehmen]

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[l] at 9/20/19 3:50am
The UN climate summit next week puts the signatories to the Paris Agreement under the spotlight, and will be the acid test for the EU’s new talk on climate. If the bloc really intends to lead the world on economic decarbonisation, this is where it starts, writes Eliot Whittington.

[Category: COP26, UN climate summit]

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[l] at 9/20/19 3:19am
Paris and Berlin are sticking together in the face of the American trade threat. Both countries want to do everything possible to avoid the introduction of new customs duties between Europe and the US. EURACTIV France reports.

[Category: Airbus, Boeing, Bruno Le Maire, custom duties, France, Germany, international trade, Olaf Scholz, OMC, WTO]

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[l] at 9/20/19 2:03am
European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled who will do what job in her administration, insisting hers will be a “geopolitical Commission”. Stay tuned here for all the details. UPDATE: Dates for Commissioner hearings have now been released...

[Category: New Commission, Ursula von der Leyen]

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[l] at 9/20/19 12:57am
European Parliament representatives will attempt to help bring back dialogue to the Serbian parliament, which the opposition has boycotted for months. The first meeting of European and Serbian parliamentarians in Belgrade is to take place in early October, six months before the country's next general election.

[Category: Serbia]

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[l] at 9/20/19 12:49am
The European Union’s Finnish presidency demanded Thursday (19 September) that Britain deliver a written new Brexit proposal by the end of September or face a messy “no-deal” divorce – an ultimatum immediately rejected by London. Britain is racing toward its...

[Category: Boris Johnson]

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[l] at 9/20/19 12:48am
EU lawmakers from the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE-NGL) recently held an intense and divisive discussion over the environmental impact of the European Parliament’s plenary sessions in Strasbourg.

[Category: The Capitals]

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[l] at 9/20/19 12:30am
Germany expects tough negotiations on the introduction of new energy taxes in the European Union, a senior official said on Thursday (19 September), as the bloc considers higher prices for carbon emissions as a way to achieve its climate protection targets.

[Category: energy tax, energy taxation directive, energy taxes]

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[l] at 9/20/19 12:12am
As coal-fired power stations close down across Europe, unused carbon pollution permits are slowly building up in the EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme, creating a “coal bubble” that could send carbon prices crashing, campaigners warn.

[Category: carbon market, coal phase-out, EU ETS, Germany]

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[l] at 9/20/19 12:07am
The European People’s Party (EPP), the biggest political group in the EU assembly, will ask for the creation of a special parliamentary committee to help formulate a new EU-wide plan to combat cancer. EURACTIV.com and EURACTIV.cz report from Strasbourg.

[Category: cancer]

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[l] at 9/20/19 12:07am
The EU and its member states should collectively withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, which protects fossil fuel investments, and go to the UN Climate Summit in New York with a call to develop a ‘Treaty for the Non-Proliferation of Fossil Fuels’, argues Yamina Saheb.

[Category: energy charter]

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[l] at 9/20/19 12:00am
This week, Boris pulls a runner, British democracy makes MEPs shudder, and commissioner hearings may be set for a stunner.

[Category: Brexit]

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[l] at 9/19/19 10:21am
Democracy is at risk and requires healthy media, several portfolios from the new EU Commission are relevant. After years of fake news and weak self-regulation, this ecosystem could be rebalanced if four key Commissioners cooperate around the media sector, argues Christophe Leclercq.

[Category: Democracy, demography, EU media, media]

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[l] at 9/19/19 9:01am
While considerable thought has been put into the geographical nitty-gritty of Ursula von der Leyen’s portfolio assignments, the real power struggle in the European Parliament hearings might take place along different lines.

[Category: The Brief]

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[l] at 9/19/19 6:12am
Campaigners have called on the Council of Europe to launch a probe into the rule of law in the UK, citing “repeated violations of the spirit and potentially the letter of the European Convention on Human Rights”.

[Category: Brexit, European elections 2019, Permanent EU citizenship]

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