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  • No-deal Brexit expected to throw Britain in chaos

    No-deal Brexit expected to throw Britain in chaos

    Mass protests, disrupted cross-Channel trade and chaos threaten Britain in case of a no-deal Brexit, according to a report released by the government last Wednesday. Called “Operation Yellowhammer” and prepared six weeks ago just days after Boris Johnson became prime minister, it forms the basis of government no-deal planning, Reuters reported.

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  • ECB unveils hotly-awaited stimulus package

    ECB unveils hotly-awaited stimulus package

    European Central Bank governors overcame divisions on 12 Sept. to agree a "big bang" package of monetary easing measures, aiming to support the Eurozone economy through external shocks but prompting a howl of complaints from the White House.A key interest rate deeper into negative territory, new net purchases of government and corporate debt and support to struggling banks were all agreed at the Frankfurt meeting, a spokeswoman said.

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  • Brussels hosts first Global Vaccination Summit

    Brussels hosts first Global Vaccination Summit

    The European Commission co-hosts with the World Health Organisation (WHO) the first Global Vaccination Summit on 12 September in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the vaccine misinformation. “Vaccination already prevents 2-3m deaths a year and could prevent a further 1.5m if global vaccination coverage improved. Today's summit is an opportunity to address this gap, EC President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

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  • Italy needs more time  to cut debt, Conte says

    Italy needs more time to cut debt, Conte says

    The EU should give Italy more time to cut debt and support a plan to reinvigorate investment, PM Giuseppe Conte said after talks with the Commission's President-designate Ursula von der Leyen. He visited Brussels on Wednesday, a day after his new government won the second of two confidence votes in the upper house of parliament and can start to work.

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  • Revolutionary computer chip out of carbon nanotubes built

    Revolutionary computer chip out of carbon nanotubes built

    Silicon has had a very good run as the material upon which all of our electronics are based, but it's starting to reach its limits. So now there's a new contender for running our computers and smartphones: carbon nanotubes. And scientists just made the largest working computer chip to date out of this hugely promising material.

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  • EU achieves greater transparency in food supply chain

    EU achieves greater transparency in food supply chain

    After banning unfair trading practices and improving the conditions for producer cooperation, the Commission presented in May the third element to improve fairness in the food supply chain: stepping up the collection of prices of agri-food products at different stages along the supply chain to see how prices are determined. And following Wednesday's exchange with Member States, the Commission will now adopt the measures to introduce greater transparency.

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