Joint Research Centre: New PCR test detects Omicron variant big-plus
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Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

Health and Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides said: “In order to continue tackling COVID-19, we need the most effective and updated tools provided by science. With the rapid spread ...

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Fair Taxation: Commission proposes swift transposition of the international agreement on minimum taxation of multinationals big-plus
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Sport Fair Taxation: Commission proposes swift transposition of the international agreement on minimum taxation of multinationals

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

The proposal follows closely the international agreement and sets out how the principles of the 15% effective tax rate – agreed by 137 countries – will be applied in practice within ...

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Single Market Scoreboard 2021: Member states edging forward to a better implementation of Single Market rules for a more resilient Europe big-plus
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Business Single Market Scoreboard 2021: Member states edging forward to a better implementation of Single Market rules for a more resilient Europe

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

The main findings are presented in the form of a ‘traffic light’ chart, by attributing red (below average), yellow (average) and green (above average) cards per tool or area, while the arr ...

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More than 150,000 Europeans call on EU to ban bottom-trawling to protect ocean and climate big-plus
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Business More than 150,000 Europeans call on EU to ban bottom-trawling to protect ocean and climate

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

The tens of thousands of signatories are demanding that EU Commissioner Sinkevičius (responsible for the environment, ocean and fisheries) and EU Commission Executive Vice-president Frans ...

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Commission approves Austrian scheme to support production of electricity from renewable energy sources big-plus
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Business Commission approves Austrian scheme to support production of electricity from renewable energy sources

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “This scheme will enable Austria to support renewable technologies, as it has set its goal to achieve 10 ...

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Week ahead: A Christmas Carol big-plus
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Health Week ahead: A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

The December European Council used to signal the moment the jobbing journalist could down his or her tools and start to enjoy the festive season. For the past two years Brexit has proved r ...

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‘Roam like at home’ agreement to be extended to 2032 big-plus
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Interview ‘Roam like at home’ agreement to be extended to 2032

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

The scheme means that people can continue to make calls, text and browse the web while travelling in other EU countries, without the fear of a shock when they get their bill, after the cur ...

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EU sources say no immediate plan for easing Omicron travel curbs on southern Africa big-plus
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World EU sources say no immediate plan for easing Omicron travel curbs on southern Africa

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

Late in November, EU states agreed to impose travel curbs on seven southern African countries after they reported several cases of the Omicron variant, which is considered highly infectiou ...

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EU’s new anti-coercion instrument would bypass need for unanimity big-plus
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Politics EU’s new anti-coercion instrument would bypass need for unanimity

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

The proposal is particularly timely coming as Lithuania shipments appear to be being routinely blocked by Chinese customs. The suspicion is that the trading problems are linked to Chin ...

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Eurobarometer: Europeans show support for digital principles big-plus
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Health Eurobarometer: Europeans show support for digital principles

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

Importance of digital in daily life The findings of the survey show that more than eight in ten Europeans (81%) feel that by 2030, digital tools and the Internet will be important in ...

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Week ahead - Proper food, proper delivery, proper jobs? big-plus
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Interview Week ahead - Proper food, proper delivery, proper jobs?

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

Angela Merkel’s departure from office was marked last week by a Zapfenstreich, a military ceremony which brings a ceremonial flourish to the end of this very understated Chancellor’s term ...

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Arrest of the main oppositon leader in Latvia big-plus
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Interview Arrest of the main oppositon leader in Latvia

Tuesday, 18 January 2022 16:46

Mr Gobzems was eventually dragged into the police car by riot police. Mr Gobzems is a member of the Latvian parliament and has been a vocal critic against the current prime minister Mr Kar ...

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