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EU reaches agreement on spending rules

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2024-02-10 06:22
The European Parliament and member states reached an agreement early Saturday (10 February) on reforms to EU budgetary rules aimed at boosting investment while keeping spending under control.
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EU Parliament groups clash on 2040 climate goal, in post-election preview

EURACTIV News - Sat, 2024-02-10 06:00
Political groups in the European Parliament have offered radically opposing views on the EU’s recommended climate objective for 2040 this week, in a foretaste of debates to come after the June EU election.
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NGOs, local governments sign declaration calling on EU to up climate efforts

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 16:00
Non-state actors adopted a joint declaration in support of adaptation to climate change as part of the Belgian presidency of the EU Council in Liège on Thursday and Friday (8-9 February).
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The Brief – Germany is quietly going progressive

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 15:17
Up to six people may soon enter an alternative to marriage in Germany, a 'civil union of mutual legal responsibility', and this is just one example of how the country's coalition government has been quietly pushing the boundaries of social change.
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South-Eastern winds fan farmers’ flames

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 15:16
The EU member states approved the European Commission proposal for a derogation on land set-aside requirements. The measure was part of a package to appease farmers' protests, which however continue in Southern and Eastern Europe.
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Polish farmers resume national protests against food imports from Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 14:36
Thousands of tractors took to the Polish streets in a huge nationwide demonstration on Friday (9 February) as local farmers, inspired by their colleagues from other EU countries, resumed their protest against the European Green Deal and the imports from Ukraine.
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Rural areas have long been breeding ground for discontent, says young farmer

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 14:35
Sustainability measures are necessary but “forcefully” imposed on farmers while other economic sectors - such as tourism - are left untouched, a representative of young farmers in Spain’s Catalonia told Euractiv, warning that the far-right wants to be the voice of neglected rural areas in Europe. 
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Explainer: How to make sense of the EU’s defence funds and programmes

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 13:36
The EU’s defence programmes and funds have multiplied after the start of Russia's war in Ukraine, to boost collaboration in different steps of an equipment’s life cycle: research, development, production, acquisition, and transfer to third countries. 
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The Bio-Revolution, European biosolutions boosting the EU Green Deal

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 13:25
Europe is on the cusp of a technological revolution. Unlike the Industrial Revolution’s massive factories, the bio-revolution centres around micro-factories. Biosolutions represent the fusion of biology and technology, offering powerful tools to address climate change.
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UN Cybercrime Convention in limbo as civil society, industry want rejection

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 13:19
The Russia-initiated United Nations Cybercrime Convention was due to conclude on Friday (9 February) but lack of consensus on the scope and terminology has prompted civil society to call for the rejection of the Convention in its current form.
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German-Italian revolt delays EU’s due diligence law

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 13:13
The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) has been taken off the agenda of today’s meeting of EU ambassadors, as it was not expected to reach a majority among EU countries. So far, no new date for the vote has been set.
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Blockade lifted: Germany gives way on EU’s 2040 truck CO2 rules

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 12:49
A last-minute deal in Berlin has paved the way for the approval of the EU’s 2040 target of reducing heavy-duty vehicle emissions by 90% in exchange for a clause dedicated to vehicles running on e-fuels.
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EU institutions agree on a definite phase-out of mercury in dental procedures

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 11:03
The Council and the European Parliament agreed on Thursday (8 February) on the proposal to completely phase out the use of mercury in dental amalgam as part of the commitments from the EU’s Zero Pollution Ambition. 
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In new wave of protests, Polish farmers stage blockades over Ukrainian imports

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 10:04
Polish farmers on Friday (9 February) blocked roads and staged protests at border checkpoints with Ukraine, in a new wave of protests against farming imports from the neighbouring war-torn country.
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Hydrogen for industry: Germany gets serious with Algeria

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 09:58
The German government is looking beyond Europe to supply hydrogen in coming years, and has agreed a task-force with Algeria to facilitate the framework for imports.
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TikTok and Meta sue EU Commission over DSA, Gigabit Infrastructure Act deal found

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 09:46
Welcome to Euractiv’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
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In sharpest criticism to date, Biden says Israel’s response in Gaza ‘over the top’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 09:26
US President Joe Biden said Israel's military response in Gaza was "over the top" and that he was seeking a sustained pause in fighting as diplomats sought to salvage ceasefire talks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a Hamas proposal.
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US officials defend LNG pause, say EU exports unaffected

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 07:10
A top US Department of Energy (DOE) official on Thursday (8 February) defended President Joe Biden's pause on approvals of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports at a Senate hearing called by a fellow Democrat who said he will investigate the decision.
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Czechia to abstain during EU Migration Pact vote

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 06:39
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgaria's Constitutional Court rejecting the far-right's referendum plans about the eurozone, Czechia saying it will abstain in the upcoming Migration Pact vote, and so much more.
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Scientists in UK set fusion record

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-02-09 06:34
Scientists in Britain announced Thursday (8 February) they had smashed a record for generating fusion energy in the final experiment using the Joint European Torus (JET) machines.
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