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EU renews toxic pesticide amid safety uncertainty 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
The European Commission and the member states extended once again the authorisation for copper sulphate, a controversial pesticide used in organic farming, which is on the EU’s “substitution” list and its effects on consumers are still unknown.
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Italy cries foul over temporary accommodation of EU Medicines Agency 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
Dutch officials and the head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) sought yesterday (29 January) to allay any jitters among the agency's 900 London-based staff who are being asked to move to Amsterdam because of Britain's departure from the EU.
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EU telecoms regulator warns US proposal on 5G would ‘end in disaster’ 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
A proposal from the Trump administration to build public-funded 5G networks will “end in disaster”, the EU’s top telecoms regulator has warned, urging Europe to speed up plans for its own fast internet networks.
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German diesel tests on humans, monkeys spark global outrage 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
German carmakers came under fire yesterday (29 January) following revelations they helped finance experiments that saw humans and monkeys exposed to toxic diesel fumes that have been linked to asthma, lung diseases and heart attacks.
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Extreme wealth continues to grow in 2017 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
According to an Oxfam report, 2017 registered a record high of millionaires, with a new millionaire every two days - a trend largely supported by tax evasion practices. EURACTIV.fr reports.
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Big data revolution and EU healthcare 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
The ongoing big data revolution could have a significant impact on health policies in the EU. EU policymakers say the big data could considerably change the way healthcare policies are shaped. Through a data-driven approach, health systems will be more focused on patients and be able to optimise...
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OECD’s Gurría: ‘Don’t jump the gun’ on digital tax 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
The OECD will unveil in April its first conclusions on how to tax internet companies. In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV, its secretary general Ángel Gurría expressed concern about the fragmentation of the EU's response, expected in March.
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Leaky drinking water rules tightened by EU 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
The European Commission revealed on Thursday (1 February) how it plans to update drinking water rules, with the goal of improving human health, reducing emissions and tackling plastic waste high on the list of priorities.
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Sustainable finance expert: Investment transparency is crucial 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
A high-level expert group released on Wednesday (31 January) a report to help guide the European Commission in its quest to make the EU's economy sustainable. One of the members of the group explained some of the detail in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
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EU’s renewable energy efforts to come under audit microscope 01.02.2018 Euractiv 0
The European Union’s auditors will launch an inquest to assess the effectiveness of support for electricity generated by solar and wind power, saying the two play an increasingly vital role in Europe's energy mix.
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