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Greenpeace chief to lead German climate diplomacy

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 16:35
The chief of Greenpeace International, Jennifer Morgan, has been tapped to lead in the German government on international climate policy.
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Lawmakers, stakeholders mull over food production impact of EU green goals

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 16:20
While the debate over potential productivity losses due to the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy continues, lawmakers remain split on the implications of studies on the matter.
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The Brief – Germany must relearn the language of power

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 15:46
Germany’s dialogue-based, peace-driven approach to the European security architecture has yielded considerable economic and diplomatic successes in the past, but it is increasingly clear that the biggest EU country has to (re-)learn the language of power if it wants to have a role in the international security order of the future.
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Europe is world’s largest host of child pornography, advocacy groups say

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 15:30
The dissemination of child pornography has exploded during the pandemic, NGOs warned on Safer Internet Day (8 February), pressuring the European Commission to present its initiative to counter the phenomenon following months of unexplained delays.
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Company coalition calls for robust human rights due diligence laws

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 14:59
With EU legislation on mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence to be proposed by the EU Commission in February, a cross-sectoral coalition of EU companies have called for it to adopt a risk-based approach and apply to all companies operating in Europe.
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France and Germany to work on ‘common industrial projects’

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 14:03
France and Germany will work on "common industrial projects" such as electrical networks, batteries and hydrogen, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said after receiving his German counterpart Robert Habeck in Paris on Monday (7 February).
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French presidential candidates look to working class for votes

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 13:24
Three French presidential candidates carried out a large seduction operation over the weekend aimed at the working-class, the largest in numbers but least mobilised at the ballot box. EURACTIV France reports.
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The backlash against electric cars

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 12:50
Revolutions are messy affairs and the electric vehicle revolution is no exception. As EVs become mainstream, sceptics are increasingly vocal. Read more in our Transport Brief.
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Lawmakers call for tough EU measures to tackle methane leaks from gas imports

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 12:08
The European Commission’s proposed regulation to slash methane emissions should be stricter on imported fossil fuels and tackle greenhouse gas emissions beyond Europe, according to the lawmakers who are drafting the Parliament’s stance on the proposal.
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CoFoE should become permanent exercise into EU legislative process

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 12:05
In an interview with EURACTIV, Professor Kalypso Nicolaïdis said that conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), stakeholders have done the best they can do, but to make it a permanent exercise within the EU, there needs to be room for constructive criticism.
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Raising interest rates won’t change energy prices, says ECB chief

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 11:27
Talking to EU lawmakers on Monday (8 February), European Central Bank (ECB) president Christine Lagarde reacted to criticism from conservative politicians who blamed ECB policy for the inflation currently biting into Europeans' purchasing power.
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Commission’s leaked plans on integrated pest management slammed as too weak

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 11:14
A draft revision of the EU’s pesticide framework, obtained by EURACTIV, sets out multi-pronged plans to address shortcomings on integrated pest management (IPM), but campaign groups say these still fall short of what is needed to transform the sector.
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A renewed partnership for the future of European Standardisation [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 11:00
European Standards are key to power Europe’s twin transition. CEN and CENELEC are looking forward to collaborating with the European Commission on the basis of the newly released European Standardization Strategy, to the benefit of the EU’s citizens and industry.
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Diversity in the media: representing the EU’s inclusion agenda

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 10:46
The value of diverse representation throughout the media is widely recognised but is often not reflected on or off-screen. Recent European Commission initiatives have touched on the importance of the media sector, but there are still calls for further action at the industry and national level.
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EU has a long way to go on diversity in the media sector, lawmaker says

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 10:45
When it comes to progress on diversity and inclusion (D&I) both on and off-screen, MEP Evin Incir told EURACTIV, the EU has a long way to go before its words, contained in a number of strategies and action plans, turn into action.
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Habeck and Le Maire unfazed by Facebook’s withdrawal threats from the EU

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 09:18
German Economy Minister Robert Habeck and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire seemed unimpressed on Monday (7 February) by digital giant Meta's threat of possibly withdrawing Facebook and Instagram from the EU, repeating that data should not be handed over without control.
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EU-US reset could be chance for new standard-setting

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 08:59
More than a year into US President Joe Biden's term in office, 'America is back' on issues related to Europe's security architecture. But the reset could also have a positive impact on cross-policy standard-setting, European stakeholders hope.
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Central Africa PM fired amid tensions over Russia-France tug of war

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 07:19
The Central African Republic's prime minister has been sacked, the presidency confirmed Monday (7 February), against the backdrop of tensions between pro-Russian and pro-French factions within the government of the poor, unstable country.
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Separatist leader says full-scale war in east Ukraine could break out any time

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 06:52
A Russian-backed separatist leader in eastern Ukraine said on Monday (7 February) that full-scale war could break out there at any time and his forces might need to turn to Moscow for support.
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Petrol tourism flourishes in central Europe

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-02-08 06:39
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