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Commission under pressure to ease rules on nitrates use in farming

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 10:42
The European Commission is under increasing pressure to ease rules on nitrate use in farming allowing the use of processed manure in sensitive areas to help cope with rising fertiliser prices.
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An Unstable World Calls for Stronger China-EU Cooperation [Stakeholder Opinion]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 10:00
The 23rd China-EU Summit will be held tomorrow. China and the EU should be comprehensive strategic partners rather than systemic rivals. In light of the current international situation, China and the EU should work together for enduring peace, sustained security, common development and stronger cooperation.
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EU pushes new ‘circular economy’ rules for everyday items

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 10:00
Smartphones, clothes and furniture will have to become longer-lasting and easier to repair and recycle in order to gain access to the EU market under new sustainability rules proposed by the European Union on Wednesday (30 March).
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Blame game in Hungarian campaign: Who’s working ‘for Russians’ and who ‘for Ukrainians’

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 09:48
After documents surfaced proving that for years, Russian hackers have had virtually full access to the entire IT system of Hungary's foreign affairs and trade ministry, and the Hungarian government did nothing to stop them, the united opposition has called for the resignation of Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó.
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Half-time for the French Presidency

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 09:26
Three months into the six-month French presidency of the EU Council, there is not much time left for the French presidency to deliver on its economic policy priorities.
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How French candidates aim to balance green, digital transitions

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 08:02
All French presidential candidates have identified climate issues as central to their programmes and are urging digital companies to play their part in the environmental transition. EURACTIV France reports.
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United States lawmakers are at a CBAM tipping point

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 07:53
A levy on carbon-intensive products is in the works in the EU, which would mean producers of EU goods pay for their emissions wherever they are in the world. It will have a serious impact on Europe's trading partners, making dialogue and understanding crucial to its success, writes Mohammed Chahim after a visit to the US.
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‘Digital sanctions’: How to quickly reduce Russia’s capacity of harm on the internet

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 07:47
Technology companies and regulators in the EU and other western countries have the power to disturb the functioning of the Internet in Russia, and the malicious use of the Internet beyond Russia, without affecting the country’s essential data and infrastructure, nor harming the infrastructure of other countries. These digital sanctions can be implemented quickly, and removed easily when appropriate.
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Zelenskyy hires US law firm for sanctions advice

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 06:35
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's office has hired an American law firm to advise on Western sanctions imposed after Russia's invasion and help engage with US officials on policy matters, according to a filing with the US Justice Department.
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Energy prices push Spanish inflation to 37-year high

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 06:24
Spanish inflation hit a 37-year high in March over soaring energy costs following Russia's Ukraine invasion, official data showed Wednesday (30 March), amid a wave of social unrest over spiralling prices that has spawned protests, strikes and production stoppages.
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Gazprom offices targeted in EU antitrust raids

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:58
Russian gas company Gazprom's offices in Germany were raided by EU antitrust regulators, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday (30 March), as the EU watchdog ramped up its investigation into the company's gas supplies to Europe.
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France must not betray European citizens on the DSA at the 11th hour

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:55
As civil society, we welcomed Minister Cedric O’s commitment on Friday to prohibit targeted advertising to minors as well as the use of sensitive data for ad targeting in the DSA. Now the French Council Presidency must follow through and protect citizens, 35 NGOs write in an open letter.
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EU countries bet on floating LNG terminals to raise import capacity

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:48
The war in Ukraine has focused attention on liquefied gas (LNG) to replace Russian supplies coming via pipeline. Germany, France and Italy are all planning to rent or acquire special floating terminals in order to increase import capacity.
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‘Russia hopes the Ukrainian refugees will disrupt Europe’

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:48
Russia would like to undermine the EU by the massive arrival of Ukrainian refugees, creating additional problems in EU countries’ economies economies and societies, writes Roman Rukomeda.
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Time to get serious about energy efficiency

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:45
Rather than focus exclusively on alternative supplies to Russian energy imports, the EU can and should push for a radical improvement in energy efficiency with bolder policies on building renovation, argues Jessica Stromback.
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Russian nuclear weapon manufacturers use Swedish technology

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:44
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Zelenskyy asking Norway for weapons in a historical parliament address, Austria declaring an ‘early emergency’ plan to secure gas supply, and so much more.
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Russian nuclear weapon manufacturers use Swedish technology

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:41
Twelve of the Russian state’s nuclear weapons manufacturers use technology from Swedish industrial companies, an investigation by the Swedish newspaper Expressen has found. Equipment from companies such as Sandvik, SKF and Atlas Copco has been sold and supplied to organisations in...
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Ukraine preparing for new Russian offensive in the east, Zelenskyy says

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:40
Ukrainian forces are preparing for new Russian attacks in the east of the country as Moscow builds up its troops there after suffering setbacks near the capital Kyiv, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Thursday (31 March).
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The Ukraine war: A hidden opportunity for the EU Green Deal

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:30
Russia's war on Ukraine, while devastating, could have 'positive' collateral effects on the European Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.
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Putin misled by ‘yes men’ in military afraid to tell him the truth, White House and EU officials say

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2022-03-31 05:21
Russian President Vladimir Putin was misled by advisers who were too scared to tell him how poorly the war in Ukraine is going and how damaging Western sanctions have been, White House and European officials said on Wednesday (30 March).
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