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EU ministers agree on 2023 fish quotas, propose longer timeframe

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 12:56
A coalition of member states proposed setting multiannual fish quotas for certain stocks to bring more certainty to the sector on the sideline of the deal with neighbouring partners on fish catch limits for 2023.
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EU Parliament wants to ban forced sterilisation to protect people with disabilities

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 12:50
EU lawmakers want to put an end to the forced sterilisation of people with disabilities that is still allowed in 13 member states, according to an equal rights report that received wide support on Tuesday (13 December).
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Deal struck on EU plan to finance Russian fossil fuel exit

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 11:50
The European Union reached an agreement early Wednesday morning (14 December) on a new law that makes energy projects eligible for financing under the EU’s €800 billion recovery fund, agreed two years ago in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Solution to food labelling puzzle to be found under Swedish presidency

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 11:04
The European Commission and EU lawmakers will keep putting together all the pieces of the complex front-of-pack food labelling puzzle during the upcoming Swedish EU Council presidency after little progress was reached under the Czech one.
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Building the EU hydrogen market: Next steps for policymakers [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 11:00
Hydrogen is here to stay. It is versatile, can be produced from almost all energy sources, and can improve energy security.
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EU, ASEAN should work closer together, ‘avoid adding fuel to the fire’, Cambodia PM says

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 10:06
With changed geopolitical realities, the EU and ASEAN should move closer together to tackle evolving crises and bolster multilateral approaches, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, current chairman of the Southeast Asian union, told EURACTIV ahead of the two blocs' first joint summit.
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EU institutions prepare to close on pay transparency negotiations

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 09:44
The pay transparency directive is ‘a crucial tool’ to narrow the EU gender pay gap, rapporteur Kira Marie Peter-Hansen told EURACTIV in an interview ahead of the final negotiations on the EU law aimed at ensuring greater salary transparency across member states.
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New EU packaging law misses vital collection aspect, industry warns

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 09:30
The lack of waste collection targets in the EU’s new packaging law risks hampering the ability to increase recycling rates and could even see packaging banned in some places if countries fail to properly collect it, the beverage carton industry has warned.
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The Green Brief: Red lines drawn ahead of ‘jumbo’ EU ETS reform talks

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 08:15
The European Parliament and EU member states are still at loggerheads ahead of decisive talks this weekend to reform the Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the biggest carbon market in the world and the cornerstone of the EU’s climate policy.
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Rising number of journalists killed, detained in 2022 – report

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 08:00
A record number of journalists are being detained globally and the number of those killed is on the rise again, according to a new report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). 
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2022: The year Russia turbocharged a global energy crisis

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 07:10
For the energy industry, 2022 will be remembered as the year Russia's invasion of Ukraine accelerated a global energy crisis.
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Slovaks view Ukrainian refugees most negatively among V4

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:53
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the nine EU member states that need to reform their pension systems, Dublin's plan to tackle energy poverty, and so much more.
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US charges five Russians, two Americans with conspiracy on behalf of Russia

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:48
The United States on Tuesday (13 December) unsealed a 16-count indictment charging five Russian nationals and two US nationals with conspiracy related to a global procurement and money-laundering scheme on behalf of the Russian government.
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EU seeks strong language on Russia at first summit with ASEAN

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:32
The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meet for their first summit on Wednesday to deepen economic ties, with European leaders pressing for firm, shared language critical of Russia.
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Lawyer claims Eva Kaili followed EU Parliament chief’s orders in Qatar

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:26
Metsola’s office told EURACTIV that the president gave instructions how to represent the institution’s position and “nothing else”.
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Skopje, Tirana, Pristina agree on joint protected area

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:25
Kosovo, Albania and North Macedonia have signed an agreement on a common protected area, creating Europe’s largest cross-border park, spanning over 240,000 hectares. The Minister of Infrastructure of Kosovo, Liburn Aliu, the Albanian Minister of Tourism and Environment, Mirela Kumbaro...
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US envoy says Washington ‘categorically’ against Serb troops in Kosovo

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:25
Washington is categorically against the idea, floated by Belgrade, to allow Serbian troops to return to the troubled north of Kosovo, Gabriel Escobar, special US envoy for the Western Balkans, said on Tuesday. “We are categorically against that, we categorically...
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Slovenia receives German lorries as part of Ukraine swap deal 

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:25
Slovenia has received forty tactical lories produced by Rheinmetall MAN from Germany for which it sent 28 M55S tanks to Ukraine as part of a swap deal agreed to earlier this year. The delivery marks the completion of the deal...
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Romania’s inflation rate soars to record highs as food prices continue to grow

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:23
Romania’s consumer prices continued to grow in November, while the inflation rate reached a new record high of 16.8% – the highest in the past 20 years. In November alone, prices grew by 1.3%, with the highest increase noted in...
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Bulgaria’s Radev urges Lockheed Martin to cooperate, transfer tech after F-16 deal

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-12-14 06:17
President Rumen Radev has asked US company Lockheed Martin to start industrial cooperation and technology transfer programmes so that Bulgaria can fully use the F-16 fighter jets it purchased as part of its army modernisation pledge. Bulgaria has purchased 16...
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