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The Brief — A collective guilty conscience

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 15:20
Tarred, feathered and pronounced guilty, Eva Kaili appears certain to be the public face of the Qatargate scandal. But there is something unseemly about the pile-on to declare Kaili as persona non grata.
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Slovenian PM urges EU Commission to do more on energy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 15:14
The EU Commission should take more decisive measures to tackle high energy prices, Slovenian Prime Minister Robert Golob said in a debate at the European Parliament on Tuesday (13 December).
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Commission ready to come to terms with EU countries on pesticide cuts

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 15:11
The European Commission's proposal for halving the use of pesticides is still up for discussion, Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides stressed after a majority of member states called for a fresh impact study on the ramifications of such a step.
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Turkey reaches deal over new crude tanker insurance regulations

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 15:05
Turkey welcomed an agreement reached with its counterparts on Tuesday (13 December) that allows the continuation of a new regulation requiring crude oil tankers to present an insurance confirmation letter before transiting Turkish straits.
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European Commission publishes draft adequacy decision on EU-US data flows

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 14:51
The European Commission initiated the formal process for adopting an adequacy decision on the EU-US Data Privacy Framework on Tuesday (13 December). But the third attempt to underpin transatlantic data transfers is bound to face more legal challenges. The draft...
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‘Wasted’ opportunity: Using human poo to overcome EU fertiliser crisis

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 14:43
The European Union must explore all avenues to improve the efficiency of fertilisers and close the nutrient loop - including the use of human waste as fertilisers, a top nitrogen expert told EURACTIV.
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CORSIA: A ‘dangerous distraction’ for climate action on aviation?

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 14:26
Once again, CORSIA is being used as an argument by policy-makers not to expand the EU’s own carbon pricing scheme, the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), to international flights departing from and going into the European Economic Area.
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Banks escape EU due diligence obligation on deforestation, again

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 13:30
Banks will be exempt from the EU's recently-adopted due diligence rules. Unlike companies, they will not be affected by the import ban on deforestation-related products, despite reports pointing to them investing in companies allegedly contributing to the practice.
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Kaili removed as EU Parliament VP following corruption scandal

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 13:29
In an almost unanimous vote, EU lawmakers removed Eva Kaili as vice president of the European Parliament on Tuesday (13 December), following the so-called Qatargate, one of the biggest corruption scandals in the EU’s history.
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Empowering Consumers with Digital Services [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 11:00
The internet has become a key part of life for consumers. In the run-up to the holiday season, many of us book an online supermarket delivery slot, put gift choices on an online wishlist, stream Christmas films and music, or...
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The future of cross-border rail

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 10:05
As the European Union wants to reduce carbon emissions in transport, shifting transport from trucks and planes to trains plays a crucial role in the strategy. But because rules and technical standards are different across the EU, country borders still...
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Borders weak spot of rail transport, new report warns

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 10:04
While shifting from road to rail is crucial for reaching the EU’s climate objectives in transport, borders between member states are a burden for many train operators, particularly freight transport, a report by the EU Agency for Railways warns. With...
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Bulgaria pushes for hate crimes reference on North Macedonia

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 09:30
Bulgaria has requested a reference to hate crimes in regard to North Macedonia in a draft position of EU affairs ministers on enlargement, EU sources told EURACTIV.
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European countries try to weaken EU clampdown on methane emissions

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 09:00
Some European Union countries are trying to weaken the bloc's planned law to cut methane emissions in the oil and gas sector, documents show, weeks after the EU pledged at the COP27 climate conference to do more to tackle the potent greenhouse gas.
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MEPs tighten platform worker protection in key committee vote

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 08:37
MEPs have voted in favour of a platform workers’ directive compromise text at an Employment Committee meeting late on Monday.
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Why burning primary woody biomass is worse than fossil fuels for climate

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 08:14
In its current form, the EU’s renewable energy directives encourages the use of primary woody biomass from forests as an energy source. However, the directive gives a completely wrong picture of the associated greenhouse gas emissions, write a group of academics.
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Orbán backs down: EU agrees on Ukraine aid and minimum tax

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 08:11
In a deal that will see €6.3 billion in EU funds for Hungary frozen, EU member states agreed on aid for Ukraine as well as on a directive to implement a minimum corporate tax of 15% on large multinational companies.
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German car giants and Asian battery kings chose Hungary for multi-billion deal

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 07:15
German automakers and Asian battery suppliers are getting together in Hungary in a multi-billion-dollar marriage of convenience to drive their electric ambitions.
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Hundreds of thousands more refugees expected from Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 06:53
The head of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) expects another wave of hundreds of thousands of refugees from Ukraine in Europe over the winter because of "unlivable" conditions, he said on Monday (12 December).
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Schengen blockade fuels pro-Russian narratives in Bulgaria

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-13 06:53
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland considering ending its arms embargo on Turkey for NATO’s sake, Montenegrin police clashing with anti-government protesters in the capital, and so much more.
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