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Le truppe irachene entrano a Kirkuk Migliaia di civili in fuga

Corriere della Sera - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 16:19
La tensione dopo il braccio di ferro tra Erbil e Bagdad sull’indipendenza del Kurdistan iracheno. Le milizie sciite prendono il controllo dell’aeroporto e di una base militare
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Small businesses at risk of being overwhelmed by data protection burden

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 16:00
With eight months until the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the countdown is well and truly on but businesses are not ready, writes Mike Cherry.
Categorie: Euractive

Agrifood mergers bad for farmers, experts warn

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 15:33
Mergers in the agrifood sector squeeze farmers’ income and consolidate current models of food production, aggravating environmental and social fallouts, according to experts, who warn that they also create barriers for victims of industrial disasters seeking justice.
Categorie: Euractive

Catalan leader seeks dialogue with Madrid, stalls on independence bid

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 15:14
The leader of Spain's breakaway Catalonia region has asked to meet the Spanish prime minister, aiming to restore dialogue and avoid further escalation, but has not provided a clear answer on whether he would press ahead with independence.
Categorie: Euractive

Food & drink industry boss: Do not confuse ‘quality’ with ‘recipe’ in food debate

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 14:43
What has been mixed in the current dual quality food conversation is ‘quality versus recipe’, as consumers have different preferences on sweetness and saltiness and we just have to accept it, FoodDrinkEurope leader told in an interview.
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Renewable Energy Directive: Keep molasses for food and feed [Sponsored]

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 14:33
The European Parliament ENVI Committee will vote on whether molasses is a feedstock for “advanced” biofuels on 23 October. Since molasses is a food and feed material used for yeast, bread, beer, confectionery and animal feed, it should not be seen as a raw material for “advanced” biofuels, according to several European food and feed associations.
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Member states have no real plan for the circular economy, they are secretly sabotaging it

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 14:12
It’s high time for a circular economy in Europe, according to member states. So why are they on course to obstruct waste laws? This kind of doublespeak undermines the circular economy but also faith in politicians, writes Piotr Barczak.
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Macabre Juncker speaks of Brexit and autopsy

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 13:48
Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was asked today (16 October), as he faced the press together with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, what is expected from his meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to be held this evening.
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Oyster flatulence worries climate scientists

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 13:33
Plans to expand aquatic farming could have a serious knock-on effect on climate change, climate experts have warned after new research revealed that underwater shellfish farts produce 10% of the global-warming gases released by the Baltic Sea.
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Data protection and digital single market struggle to combine in Europe

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 13:06
Given the extraordinary boom of the digital economy, Europeans’ data protection should be a priority, according to Director General for Justice and Consumers Tiina Astola. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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May and Corbyn now say yes to Europe – sort of

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 11:34
So now we know that the main party leaders in Britain would vote to stay in the EU if there was a second referendum - hence the growing attacks on the government from those in the Brexit camp, writes Denis MacShane.
Categorie: Euractive

Ex-football star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 09:26
Former soccer star George Weah was set to win the first round of a presidential election in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading with 39% of votes and less than 5% of precincts still to be counted.
Categorie: Euractive

Ahead of summit, Turkey appeals for keeping the EU accession process alive

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 08:07
Turkey is determined to press on with its efforts to join the European Union despite tensions with the bloc, the government said yesterday (15 October) ahead of an EU summit which will discuss the frayed relations between Brussels and Ankara.
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EU ministers close ranks to support Iran deal

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 07:44
Europe will give fresh backing to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday (16 October) after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear it up in a belligerent speech that alarmed allies across the Atlantic.
Categorie: Euractive

Airbus exec.: EU ‘bonus’ for aviation biofuels may be too little

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 07:42
The European Commission’s proposal to incentivise the production of biofuels for aircraft with a 20% “multiplier” goes in the right direction, says Thierry Nowaczyk from Airbus. The question is whether this is enough to fill the price gap with fossil-based kerosene, he told in an interview.
Categorie: Euractive

Polish MEP under pressure on crucial EU energy saving law

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 07:39
An update of the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive risks coming undone as a result of political infighting between the Polish lawmaker charged with helming the European Parliament’s revision of the legislation and much of his own political group, has learned.
Categorie: Euractive

EU holds breath after Austrian vote

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 07:33
Reactions from the European Commission and Council presidents are still pending following the early parliamentary elections held in Austria on Sunday (15 October), the nightmare outcome of which could be a coalition between the centre-right and the far-right.
Categorie: Euractive

Renewable gas: 5G Energy [Sponsored]

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 07:30
Natural gas can significantly reduce CO2 emissions.
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Guess who’s coming for dinner? Theresa May in Brussels today

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 07:30
UK Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Monday (16 October) for talks with Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker after deadlock in Brexit talks appeared to dash British hopes that a summit later in the week could launch negotiations on future trade ties.
Categorie: Euractive

Commission wants ‘real progress’ on live animal transport but no law review plans

Euractive general - Lun, 16/10/2017 - 07:26
EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis wants to see “real progress” in the proper implementation of animal transport rules, a European Commission spokesperson told But the EU executive claims the current legislation is comprehensive and does not plan to review it.
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