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UNFPA: Inequality and lack of reproductive rights threaten development

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 10:09
Gender inequality, denial of reproductive rights and shortcomings in sexual education are becoming a possible threat to reach the UN development goals on ending poverty by 2030, a new report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) finds.
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Kazakhstan is getting closer to OECD membership

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 09:45
Next week Almaty, the financial hub of Kazakhstan, will welcome political leaders from Central Asia and OECD member states for the OECD Eurasia Week. Kazakhstan hopes that this event will further strengthen the relations between the Eurasian and the OECD countries, writes Timur Suleimenov.
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Arrivals surge on Greek islands despite EU-Turkey deal

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 09:26
With Turkey being one of the items on the agenda of the EU summit starting on Thursday (19 October), AFP is reporting that migrants are still coming to Greek islands despite the EU-Turkey deal to stem the arrival of refugees from Turkish territory.
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Khamenei says Iran will ‘shred’ nuclear deal if US quits it

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 08:57
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday (18 October) Tehran would stick to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred it" if the United States pulled out, state TV reported.
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EU agrees on Brexit-proof emissions trading amendment

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:47
EU lawmakers and member states agreed on Wednesday (18 October) a measure to guard the carbon market in case of a breakdown in Brexit talks as well as extending the exemption of international flights from the bloc's charges for carbon emissions until the end of 2023.
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Europe’s cybersecurity agenda

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:38
During his annual State of the Union address in September, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced a massive overhaul of EU cybersecurity policies. EURACTIV.com reports on the latest EU initiatives.
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Silicones – enabling the next big leap in prosthetics and health [Sponsored]

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:30
Prosthetics have been used for hundreds of years, but for much of that time saw little to no technological development. They were heavy, single-purpose, unattractive and, in many cases, unhygienic.
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Brussels promises more police access to encrypted data, but no backdoors

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:26
The European Commission insisted that it does not want to weaken encryption as part of its latest push to give law enforcement authorities more access to private data.
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Not so fast: Macron and his farmers get trade onto ‘full’ EU summit agenda

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:12
French President Emmanuel Macron has succeeded in pushing trade onto the agenda of the EU summit which starts on Thursday (19 October), calling for caution in commercial deals that would bring a surge of beef and other agricultural imports.
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EU summit begins with ultimatum day in Catalonia

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:11
Spain's political showdown with Catalonia is set to reach a new level on Thursday (19 October) when political leaders in Madrid and Barcelona are expected to make good on pledges made to their supporters to stick to their tough positions over the region's future.
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Digital transport has huge potential but needs clear framework, standards

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:09
Digitalisation of transport is going to transform Europe's industry, but the political framework needs to put in place common standards and regulate the free flow of data, as well as its management and privacy, industry and EU officials said this week.
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Farmers call for investment to make rural areas ‘worth living in’

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:07
Europe needs to address the rural exodus with policies and investments that make farming an attractive career choice. But political uncertainty over the bloc’s agricultural policy is keeping investors away, experts said at an event organised by EURACTIV in Brussels on Tuesday (17 October).
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Mogherini lashes out at Trump, says EU is the ‘only credible’ global power

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 07:05
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini launched an attack against US President Donald Trump on Wednesday (18 October), without directly naming him, claiming that isolation in foreign policy leads nowhere and that the EU is currently the “only credible and predictable” global power.
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From Mandela to Malala: Sakharov winners that won the Nobel Peace prize

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 06:59
Four laureates of the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought, an award established in 1988 and named after the Soviet physicist and dissident Andrei Sakharov, also won the Nobel for peace. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Scott Atran: People need purpose and meaning to embrace Europe

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 06:59
The European Union is not inevitable: it requires struggle and sacrifice otherwise it will die and Europeans must regain this sense of purpose, cultural anthropologist Scott Atran said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
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Austria’s far-right stakes claim to interior ministry ahead of coalition talks

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 06:55
Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) yesterday (18 October) named control of the interior ministry as its price for joining a future coalition government following its strong showing in a parliamentary election.
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Europe’s ‘unicorns’ awarded thousands of euros to boost innovation

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 06:50
Europe’s most innovative start-ups include a belt that tells you where to go, lego-like modular solar panels, and smart chemicals that give wood a second life. But ‘unicorn’ companies are a rare species in Europe: EURACTIV went to Budapest to learn what the EU does to breed more of them.
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What are you drinking?

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 06:49
A can of soup, a carton of juice, a bottle of wine.When shopping for any of the above, it stands to reason that you could turn to the calories or inspect the ingredients. As you’d imagine, food and drink producers are obliged to label their produces’ ingredients and calorie content. Wine, however, is exempt.
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EU socialists pledge to turn left to tackle growing extremism

Euractive general - Gio, 19/10/2017 - 06:48
The EU Socialists and Democrats said on Wednesday (18 October) that they have to keep their distance from right-wing parties and be the basis for an alliance with progressive forces in order to counter growing extremism in Europe.
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Independent observers: No proper referendum took place in Catalonia

Euractive general - Mer, 18/10/2017 - 17:17
Catalonia's independence vote held on 1 October failed to meet the international standards to be considered as a referendum, the head of the international observation mission told EURACTIV.com on Wednesday (18 October).
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