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New rules to put a fair price on carbon start to apply on 1 October

As of 1 October, new rules will put a fair price on carbon emitted during the production of certain goods entering the EU, and encourage cleaner industrial production in non-EU countries. For now, they will apply to imports of cement, iron, steel, aluminium, fertilisers, electricity and hydrogen.

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Cancer Image Europe platform goes live

The new digital platform features a public catalogue of cancer imaging datasets and improves the use of innovative data-driven solutions for cancer treatment and care. It links up 36 datasets of images of 9 cancer types for a total of over 200 000 image series of about 20 000 individuals.

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€7 billion available for EU transport infrastructure projects

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency is investing €7 billion into transport infrastructure projects across the EU. Projects funded under these new calls for proposals will help make the trans-European transport network more sustainable.

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Commission adopts measures to restrict intentionally added microplastics

The Commission has adopted measures that restrict microplastics intentionally added to products. A major step to protect the environment, the new rules will prevent the release of about half a million tonnes of microplastics into the environment and prohibit their sale.

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Soil Deal for Europe: €90 million for 17 new projects to support healthy soils

The Commission will invest €90 million in 17 new research projects contributing to the EU Mission: ‘A Soil Deal for Europe'. These projects will work on restoring and protecting soil health for the sustainable production of healthy food, protecting biodiversity, and building climate resilience.

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European Chips Act enters into force today

The European Chips Act that enters into force today puts in place a comprehensive set of measures to ensure the European Union's security of supply, resilience and technological leadership in semiconductor technologies and applications.

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Share your views on Erasmus + to help us evaluate it

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on Erasmus+, the European Union's flagship programme for education, training, youth, and sport. This initiative provides an opportunity for individuals and organisations to express their opinions and contribute to the evaluation of Erasmus+.

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Cats and dogs should not be kept permanently in boxes, cages or crates

In a new scientific report, the European Food Safety Authority has recommended avoiding the permanent use of boxes, cages and crates in commercial breeding establishments. This is to support legislative measures to improve the welfare of cats and dogs kept for sport, hunting and companion purposes.

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European Central Bank raises interest rates by 0.25%

While inflation has been trending lower, it continues to persist at elevated levels. The ECB's primary aim is to bring it back to the 2% target. To achieve this, the decision was made to increase three key ECB interest rates by 25 basis points.

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Over €352 million in EU funding for green transport projects

The EU is providing over €352 million in funding to 26 sustainable transport infrastructure projects. The investment will result in around 12,000 charging points, 18 hydrogen refuelling stations, and the electrification of ports and airports, including Rotterdam port and 37 Spanish airports.