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Belgium to join European fighter jet programme as observer in ‘a few weeks’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-01-19 05:53
Belgium is expected to join the flagship Future Combat Air System (FCAS) to build the next-generation European fighter jets 'in a few weeks as an observer nation, the country's defence minister told Euractiv.
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EU court lifts restrictions on buying agricultural land in Bulgaria

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-01-19 05:43
The EU Court of Justice lifted the restrictions EU citizens face when buying agricultural land in Bulgaria in a ruling published on Thursday, more than 17 years after the country joined the bloc.
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Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal: Tusk’s changes to public media ‘illegal’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-01-19 05:41
Recent reforms to Poland’s public media by the new government of Donald Tusk, which have sparked a fierce backlash from the opposition, are unlawful, the country’s controversial constitutional court ruled on Thursday – a decision Culture Minister Bartłomiej Sienkiewicz says has “no legal significance” and should be ignored.
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New wave of farmer protests loom as German government refuses to budge

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-01-19 05:38
Germany's ruling coalition refused to back down in its political showdown with protesting farmers, deciding late on Thursday to stick to its plans to cut farm subsidies, opening the floodgates to an unprecedented "eruption" of new protests.
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EU bans ‘misleading’ green claims relying on carbon offsets

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-01-19 05:35
Terms such as “climate neutral” or “climate positive” that rely on offsetting will be banned from the EU by 2026 as part of a crackdown on misleading environmental claims. Euractiv's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Plan needed for multimodal CO2 transport

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-01-19 05:30
The capture, storage and utilisation of CO2 requires the construction of pipelines and network planning to enable industry to access geological storage areas and synthetic fuel producers to access (renewable) CO2 sources, write Daan Peters and Kees van der Leun.
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Need to move to ‘whatever it takes’ to deter Russia, Lithuania’s FM says

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-01-19 05:15
The West must change its message on supporting Ukraine from “as long as it takes” to “whatever it takes” if it wants to deter Russia from attacking the Baltic states, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
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LEAK: EU Commission mulls options for boosting R&D in dual-use technologies

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 18:50
The European Commission will propose several options for promoting research and development (R&D) related to technologies with dual-use potential, namely, those that can be used for both civil and military purposes, such as drones and satellites.
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Kazakhstan and EU should seek new opportunities for a stronger partnership

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 18:30
Aidos Sarym, a member of the Kazakhstan parliament, analyses the recently adopted European Parliament resolution “EU Strategy on Central Asia: New Opportunities for a Stronger Partnership”.
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Von der Leyen will start strategic dialogue with food sector on 25 January

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 18:15
Thirty European food chain organisations covering the entire chain have received an official invitation for a strategic dialogue with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on 25 January, industry sources told Euractiv.
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French influencer law’s alignment with EU rules ‘not a problem’, leading MP says

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 16:44
France's 'influencer law' is designed to target those from outside the European Union; therefore, aligning the law with EU rules will not be a problem, Stéphane Vojetta, the rapporteur of the law, told Euractiv.
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EU countries share case studies on fighting child sexual abuse material

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 15:46
An EU Council document about case studies illustrating the implementation of the regulation aiming to prevent online child sexual abuse material gives examples of how reports of such material were handled by member states.
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The Brief – Macron: A disappointing performance

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 15:20
Like many others, I watched French President Emmanuel Macron speaking to the press on Wednesday (16 January), and I was among those disappointed, but not surprised.
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EU elections campaign: Which parties have their act together?

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 15:06
The Pandora's box of the EU elections is already wide open and raging and, with less than six months to go before a key vote that seems set to see the continent make an unprecedented lurch to the far-right, EU political forces are well underway in their preparations
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EU election: German liberals to compete with conservatives on anti-bureaucracy platform

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 15:03
The German liberal party, the FDP, is pushing to cut red tape at the EU level in its campaign for the European elections, rivalling the conservative CDU/CSU (EPP) which wants to move Europe "from the Green Deal to an Economic Deal”.
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Closer China-EU Partnership: Adding Positive Energy to a Turbulent World [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 15:00
2023 was a year of great significance for China and the European Union. We celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership. And leaders from the two sides had first face-to-face Summit in three years, setting a new direction for the bilateral relationship.
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Deal reached to boost number of zero-emission trucks and buses on EU roads

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 14:12
EU countries and the European Parliament reached an agreement on Thursday (18 January) on new rules tightening CO2 limits on heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs), paving the way for a significant increase in the number of clean trucks and buses across the bloc.
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Could Macron’s conservative turn drag EU elections into a national-only campaign?

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 13:33
French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to defend a “sovereign Europe” ahead of European elections in June, but his recent conservative turn and willingness to mirror the far-right’s rhetoric on issues of identity and immigration may derail his campaign away from key EU matters.
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Hungary doubles down on Ukraine aid demands

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 13:15
Hungary doubled down on Thursday (18 January) on its demands for EU support to Ukraine to be reviewed annually, effectively reserving itself a veto right, as negotiations between EU member states on the issue continue ahead of a decisive 1 February summit.
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Russia hit by regional unrest over activist sentencing as Putin’s elections near

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-01-18 12:30
South-central Russia was hit by a rare wave of civil unrest on Wednesday (17 January) as thousands of protesters gathered to take a stand after a regional court sentenced Fayil Alsynov, an indigenous rights activist for the local Bashkir ethnic group.
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