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EU countries adopt a common position on Artificial Intelligence rulebook

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 09:37
EU ministers green-lighted a general approach to the AI Act at the Telecom Council meeting on Tuesday (6 December). EURACTIV provides an overview of the main changes.
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The EU needs a whole-life carbon roadmap for buildings

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 08:30
EU policymakers should deliver a comprehensive whole-life carbon roadmap in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. A strong stance on whole-life carbon impacts would have the power to nudge national governments and industry towards decisive climate action, writes Zsolt Toth. 
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Bulgaria threatens Netherlands and Austria with countermeasures for Schengen

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 08:17
Bulgaria is threatening countermeasures if the Netherlands and Austria veto its Schengen accession, Acting Prime Minister Galab Donev said on Monday (February 5), adding that "common sense may prevail" in the remaining days until the crucial vote is taken.
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Ukraine races to restore power grid after Russia strikes

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 07:50
Ukraine worked to restore power on Tuesday (6 December) after Russia's latest wave of missile strikes caused power disruptions across the country, right as winter frost builds and temperatures plunge.
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US, EU meet with little progress on green plan tensions

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:48
US and European Union officials met for trade and technology talks Monday (5 December), but hanging in the balance were heightened tensions over American subsidies for its green industry that Europe considers anti-competitive.
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Germany rebuffs EU-joint borrowing to match US

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:41
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about a fresh poll putting PSOE ahead of PP in 2023 elections, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama saying he cannot stop young people from leaving his country, and so much more.
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How Western Balkan countries can decarbonise their power systems and save money

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:33
With the right investments today, the Western Balkans can achieve a carbon-free power system by 2045. The EU-Western Balkans summit is an opportunity to give the region’s green energy transition a welcome push, writes Christian Redl.
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Iran protests: regime challenged by push for change

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:31
Almost three months of protests in Iran have left the clerical regime facing an existential challenge by shattering taboos and shaking its ideological pillars in a push for change that shows no sign of retreating.
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The EU must maintain its ambition on biodiversity

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:30
For the COP15 biodiversity conference in Montreal to succeed, a massive increase in political commitment is needed, write Janice Weatherley-Singh, Noor Yafai-Stroband, and Hilde Eggermont.
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Business as usual for Slovakia after EU oil embargo comes into effect

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:26
Nothing changes for Slovakia despite the EU’s Russian oil embargo kicking in on Monday, as Slovakia is exempt said Economy Minister Karel Hirman. The EU oil embargo bans seaborne Russian oil imports, though Slovakia, alongside Hungary and the Czech Republic,...
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EU agrees new law to kick deforestation out of supply chains

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:25
EU legislators reached an agreement in the early hours of Tuesday (6 December) to pass a new law guaranteeing that products sold in the EU are not linked to the destruction or degradation of forests.
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Germany rebuffs EU-joint borrowing to match US

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:24
As the EU is struggling to find a reaction to the US’s multi-billion dollar heavy Inflation Reduction Act, German finance minister Christian Lindner has made it clear that such a response would not entail any form of joint borrowing on the EU level.
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Moscow accuses Kyiv of attacking deep inside Russia with drones

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:12
Ukraine warned there would be emergency blackouts once again in several regions as it repaired damage from missile attacks it said destroyed homes and knocked out power, while Moscow accused Kyiv of attacking deep inside Russia with drones.
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Enlargement “could work” without EU reform, says senior French diplomat

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:09
The existing institutional make-up of the EU could cope with a new wave of enlargement without the need for EU reform, a senior French diplomat who wished to remain anonymous told EURACTIV. Any treaty change would need to go through...
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Wood-energy sector worried by EU attempt to limit biomass use

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:02
European Parliament plans to exclude some types of primary wood from the EU's renewable energy goals is causing jitters among the industry, which points to bioenergy as an essential part of the EU's energy security.
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EU finance ministers to discuss EU funds for Hungary

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 06:00
EU finance ministers will meet in Brussels on Tuesday (6 December) to discuss whether to release the EU funds for Hungary, following the European Commission’s recommendation last week to freeze €7.5 billion of cohesion funds under the rule of law conditionality mechanism.
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Edi Rama Interview: I cannot tell young people not to leave

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 05:58
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said he cannot tell his country’s young people not to leave for a life abroad, but what is important is tackling exploitation and people trafficking and ensuring that some of those that go, come back....
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Russia deploys defence missile system on Kuril island near Japan

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 05:54
Russia's defence ministry has said it has deployed mobile coastal defence missile systems on a northern Kuril island - part of a strategically located chain of islands that stretch between Japan and the Russian Kamchatka Peninsula.
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Polish PM’s Qatar World Cup bonus proposal outrages commentators

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 05:53
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has promised the Polish national football team a bonus of around €6 million for making to the knockout round at the football World Cup in Qatar, angering politicians and commentators alike. The World Cup in Qatar...
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Portuguese doctors earn less than a decade ago

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-12-06 05:49
Doctors in Portugal were paid less in real terms for their life-saving work in 2020 compared to 2010, a report published on Monday states. The report, published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission...
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