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Croatian farmers likely to join EU-wide farmer protest

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 06:08
Croatian farmers – getting increasingly frustrated with the ‘demands’ of the Green Deal and trade liberalisation negotiations with Mercosur – could soon join their colleagues across the EU who have been protesting for weeks.
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Moldova at forefront of Kremlin’s hybrid war, says Romanian FM

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 06:07
Moldova has found itself at the forefront of a hybrid war orchestrated by the Kremlin, Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Luminița Odobescu said on Tuesday following a meeting with the new Moldovan Foreign Affairs Minister Mihai Popșoi, who was in Bucharest for his inaugural foreign visit.
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Bulgaria’s Russian spy affair spread to other EU countries

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 06:07
The high-ranking police officer arrested by Bulgarian special services on Monday on suspicion of Russian espionage was exporting sensitive information from EU agencies and other European countries to the Kremlin, the Bulgarian prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday.
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Poland still far from allowing same-sex marriage, ruling coalition MP admits

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 06:02
More and more lawmakers from previously conservative parties are changing their views on liberalising LGBTQ rights, although Poland is still far from introducing same-sex marriages, ruling Civic Platform (PO, EPP) MP Agnieszka Pomaska said during a BBC debate in Warsaw.
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To achieve the EU Green Deal, we need landscape finance [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 06:00
Despite the potential for nature restoration to bring benefits for multiple sectors across Europe, the funding gap remains immense and urgent. With 19 international organisations, we’re proposing a new funding model: “Landscape Finance”, a financing approach that supports holistic, community-driven landscape restoration.
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Polish government introduces changes in PiS-controlled petrol giant

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 06:00
Prime Minister Donald Tusk's government began structural and personnel changes in the partially state-owned petrol giant, Orlen, which has been controlled by the former conservative PiS (ECR) cabinet until now.
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We do not want Orban in ECR, says Czech conservative

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:58
Czech conservatives reject the idea of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's Fidesz party joining the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) group, Czech MEP Veronika Vrecionová wrote on social media, adding that they do not need someone who has blackmailed the rest of the EU over Ukraine.
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Portugal reiterates readiness to give F-16 training to Ukrainian air force

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:56
Portuguese Foreign Affairs Minister João Gomes Cravinho reiterated his country's willingness to provide training in using F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine's air force, expressing the hope that these aircraft will be available at their maximum potential throughout 2024 while in Kyiv on Tuesday.
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PP, Vox battle to be ‘farmers’ party’ ahead of EU elections

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:54
Just as the European People's Party (EPP) has been pitching itself as the ‘farmer's party’, the Partido Popular (PP) has stepped up its public presence to assert that they, unlike the far-right Vox party, are best placed to defend farmers against the “bureaucratic behemoth” in Brussels.
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Salvini sees farmer protests as opportunity to lessen support for ‘Ursula majority’

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:53
The tighter the bond between Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, the more Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini distances himself from the 'Ursula majority', using the farmers' protests across Europe as an opportunity to renew opposition to "crazy" European policies.
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“Notre europe” list wants to bring EU closer to those working on ground at next elections

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:45
A dozen locally-elected representatives on the "Notre Europe" list for the European elections called in an opinion piece for a strong but decentralised Europe that is closer to the day-to-day concerns of local players.
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EU agrees ‘historic’ ESG regulatory deal

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:45
The European Parliament and Council have agreed a provisional deal on "historic" legislation aimed at ensuring greater transparency and public oversight of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) rating agencies.
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Swedish Nord Stream investigation to end soon

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:42
The Swedish criminal investigation into the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipeline sabotage in the autumn of 2022 will likely conclude shortly after the prosecutor in charge, Mats Ljungqvist, announced that a decision would be made on Wednesday.
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Gaza mediators search for ‘final formula’ for Israel, Hamas ceasefire

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:40
US, Qatari and Egyptian mediators prepared a diplomatic push to bridge differences between Israel and Hamas on a ceasefire plan for Gaza after the Palestinian group responded to a proposal for an extended pause in fighting and hostage releases.
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EU readies law to boost Green industry at home

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:29
The European Parliament and national governments have agreed to boost domestic production of green technologies, such as solar modules and wind turbines, but expanded the list to include nuclear power and shied away from excluding Chinese manufacturers for most public subsidies.
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France’s Attal: You want ‘Frexit’? Look at Brexit!

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2024-02-07 05:00
France's prime minister Gabriel Attal has warned against the risks of a French EU exit if the far-right wins big at the polls, as overwhelming data shows the negative impacts of Brexit on the UK.
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EU Commission backtracks on agricultural emissions cuts

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-06 17:52
In its 2040 climate roadmap, the EU executive dropped a reference to the possibility for agriculture to reduce non-CO2 emissions by at least 30% in 25 years, amid farmers’ protests over the bloc’s green policies. 
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European Parliament adopts new rules for tuna fishing

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-06 17:29
EU regulations governing tuna fishing were updated on Tuesday (6 February), harmonising rules within the EU and third-country fleets. While the majority of these measures received unanimous support in Parliament, environmentalists deplored the poor distribution of quotas for small-scale fishing.
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Dialogue not enough to solve farmers and food issues, says Dutch food scientist

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2024-02-06 17:22
The farmers' protests are the tip of a more general social malaise, Louise Fresco, a Dutch scientist and writer dealing with globally sustainable food, told Euractiv, warning against the ongoing "proliferation of rules" and a uniform approach to different growers across Europe. 
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