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US, Israel leave UNESCO for good

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 07:43
The United States and its ally Israel said yesterday (12 October) they were pulling out of the UN's culture and education body in a move that underlined Washington's drift away from international institutions.
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Landmark EU-Cuba deal to take effect from November

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 07:17
A landmark cooperation deal between the EU and Cuba will take effect on 1 November, Brussels said on Thursday (12 October), a major step towards normalising ties as tensions run high between Havana and the US.
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New Commission study fuels generic drugs industry ‘manufacturing dispute’

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 07:17
The European Commission launched on Thursday (12 October) a public consultation on supplementary protection certificates for pharmaceutical products and the so-called Bolar patent research exemption.
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The European Pillar of Social Rights: What’s next for social protection and inclusion ?

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 07:11
In April, the European Commission adopted the European Pillar of Social Rights to guide a renewed process towards better working and living conditions in Europe. After the promised ‘Triple A’ Social Europe by President Juncker in 2014, the expectations were high.
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Germany: Trump’s Iran plans driving EU toward Russia and China

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 07:11
US President Donald Trump's expected move to "de-certify" the international nuclear deal with Iran is driving a wedge between Europe and the United States and bringing Europeans closer to Russia and China, Germany said on Thursday (12 October).
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Digital skills and 5G centre stage as precision farming vies to enter mainstream

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 07:09
Farmers, digital experts and representatives from the agricultural technology industry joined forces in Brussels on Thursday (12 October) to urge policymakers to bring precision farming into the mainstream in the EU.
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Analyst: ‘Energy efficiency targets help, but they don’t go all the way’

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:55
When EU ministers discuss new energy savings objectives for 2030, they should also consider the actual policies needed to achieve them, because targets alone won’t deliver, says Phil Summerton.
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Another environmental catastrophe looms in Central Asia

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:53
During the last UN session, when the media were dominated by headlines about the well-known hotbeds of tension, a strong but little noticed message came from the leader of a Central Asian Republic, writes Adrian Van der Meer.
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Denmark readies law to block Nord Stream 2

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:49
Denmark is considering passing a law that could block a disputed Russian pipeline project which would run through the NATO member's territory due to security concerns.
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EU summit to offer May hope of talks on post-Brexit relationship

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:44
European Union leaders could hand Theresa May an olive branch in deadlocked Brexit negotiations next week by launching their own internal preparations for a transition to a new relationship with Britain.
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The key to reducing EU cancer deaths

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:38
The European Commission is on track to miss its target of decreasing cancer deaths by 15% by 2020. But a focus on thrombosis, the subject of a global awareness campaign today, could turn things around.
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Zurich boss: ‘We need to look at protection, savings and retirement together’

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:26
Amid growing social inequalities and the digital transformation of the economy, Zurich’s Gary Shaughnessy believes public officials, employers and insurers should all cooperate to provide protection to the most vulnerable groups.
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Tweets of the Week: Weinstein, Brexit ball games, and Catalonia

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:20
This week, Harvey Weinstein the world’s most hated man? Brexit ball games, Barnier’s no fan. And watch this space if you’re Catalan.
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City leader: Europe must simplify rules to help cities become more resilient

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:14
Europe is moving in the right direction in helping its cities become more resilient and sustainable, but the EU must streamline its myriad regulations and requirements to move the process along, the leader of an international NGO pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation told Michael Berkowitz, the president of 100 Resilient Cities, also said his […]
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Time to push e-mobility

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:07
Electric vehicles are an essential part of the solution to meeting Europe's climate and energy targets and the issue is becoming increasingly urgent, writes Kristian Ruby.
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EU rules out tax on plastic products to reduce waste

Euractive general - Ven, 13/10/2017 - 06:05
EU opts for public awareness campaign on the impacts of plastics on the environment saying a tax would not be sustainable, reports EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian.
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EU grandees map trail for restoring citizens’ trust ahead of 2019 elections

Euractive general - Gio, 12/10/2017 - 18:08
Against the backdrop of yet another EU political crisis, this time with Catalonia seeking independence, opinion makers and decision makers in Brussels have tried to sketch a plan for rebutting populist pressures and restore trust in the European Union
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Top income protection recommendations for policy makers to build a more resilient future [Sponsored]

Euractive general - Gio, 12/10/2017 - 17:08
As individuals struggle to ensure long-term financial security, Gary Shaughnessy, CEO EMEA, Zurich, reports on how employers and insurers can work together to close these income gaps.
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The Brief, powered by Eurogas – Schengen dies, the EU dies

Euractive general - Gio, 12/10/2017 - 17:01
The European Commission was pressed today with questions about Schengen, bringing back echoes of the words once uttered by Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos: “If Schengen dies, I’m afraid it will be the beginning of the end of Europe”.
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Liberata la famiglia nordamericana ostaggio dei talebani da cinque anni

Corriere della Sera - Gio, 12/10/2017 - 16:05
Caitlan Coleman, americana e Joshua Boyle canadese erano stati catturati in Afghanistan nel 2012. Il salvataggio condotto dalle forze speciali pachistane
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