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German FM calls Brazil to align more with the West

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 05:02
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has called on Brazil to align with other democracies on geopolitical matters, particularly regarding its stance on the Ukraine war and China, and is offering a closer relationship in exchange. Brazil is the only country...
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Palm oil and the EU’s anti-deforestation law: Why the backlash?

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 05:00
The EU’s new deforestation law was hailed as watershed in the fight to protect the world’s forests. So why is it provoking such a fierce backlash in Indonesia and Malaysia? In the wake of a high-level meeting in Brussels last week, Giorgio Budi Indrarto charts what went wrong, and how to rectify it.
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EU Approves Law on Deforestation-free Supply Chains: What now? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 05:00
The European Union adopted its first-ever law to eliminate legal and illegal deforestation from its supply chains of various commodities. Multi-stakeholder cooperation is now crucial for implementation, smallholder inclusion, and moving beyond deforestation-free supply chains.
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Ukraine denounces Russia as ‘terrorist state’ at World Court hearing

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 04:59
Ukraine on Tuesday (6 June) called Russia a terrorist state at the top UN court as hearings began in a case over Moscow's backing of pro-Russian separatists blamed for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 in 2014.
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Bulgarian parliament elects pro-EU government that can help Ukraine

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 04:45
The pro-EU government of former prime minister Boyko Borissov’s GERB and the pro-European liberal coalition “We Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria” (PP-DB), which will have two prime ministers rotating every nine months, was appointed by parliament on Tuesday. This is also...
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Hungary looks for alternatives to frozen EU funding

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 04:44
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can replace EU funds and is even better, Economic Development Minister Márton Nagy said on Tuesday, adding that price freezes will not be lifted for now and inflation will be down to single-digit figures by the...
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For Musk and other foreign CEOs visiting China, silence is golden

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 04:41
A veritable parade of overseas CEOs including Tesla's Elon Musk and Goldman Sachs' David Solomon have made their way to a reopened China in the last few months.
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Memo to NATO’s future Secretary-General

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 04:30
In a memo to the future Secretary General of NATO, Ricardo Borges de Castro lays out the key priorities as well as the potential challenges she may face during her term in office.
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Ukraine evacuates thousands after key dam destroyed

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 04:27
An attack on a major Russian-held dam in southern Ukraine on Tuesday (6 June) unleashed a torrent of water that flooded two dozen villages and forced the evacuation of 17,000 people, sparking fears of a humanitarian disaster.
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Slovak PM’s EU advisor has three ideas for the European Political Community

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 04:27
The Slovakian prime minister’s European Union advisor Ľubica Karvašová believes that new opportunities must be embraced to ensure that Europe will shape its own future. She writes that the European Political Community, which met last week in Moldova, could fill...
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100 clean tech projects to be presented in the EU Parliament

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 04:00
One hundred innovative solutions for Europe's ecological transition, which include a vegetable-based lamp, AI to combat food waste and a wind turbine covered with tensioned textile, will be presented to the European Parliament on Wednesday (7 June).
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Net-zero needs a new narrative for energy efficiency

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-06-07 03:53
The world will simply have no chance of reaching the necessary climate goals if we do not get annual energy efficiency improvements up to approximately 4%, write Dan Jørgensen and Kim Fausing.
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EU health agencies recommend vaccines targeting Omicron subgroup for autumn

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-06-06 17:36
On Tuesday (6 June), EU health agencies recommended updating COVID-19 vaccines to target XBB strains, a subgroup of Omicron, with hopes to advance protection from infection and mild-symptomatic disease. 
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EU pharma legislation must go further on orphan drugs, patients say

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-06-06 17:26
The EU's pharmaceutical legislation, presented last April, provides for improved access to orphan drugs in the fight against rare diseases. While patients' associations welcome the text, some proposals still need to be improved.
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Germany’s largest leasing association targeted by cyberattack

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-06-06 16:55
German leasing association ‘Deutsche Leasing’ reported a cyberattack on its systems on Saturday morning (3 May), forcing them to put down their IT services. The association only made the attack public on Tuesday.
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EU countries struggle to offer basic services to refugees under protection law

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-06-06 16:25
The initial reception of Ukrainian refugees in the EU after the Russian invasion was smooth and efficient, but there are severe limitations facing the provision of basic services, a report by Caritas Europa published on Tuesday (6 June) revealed. The...
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Turnout set to rise at 2024 EU polls, as voters praise Ukraine stance

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-06-06 16:11
Voter turnout is set to increase at next year’s European elections according to a pan-EU poll published on Tuesday (6 June), with 67% saying they would be likely to vote if the elections were held next week, compared to 58% in April 2018. 
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‘Irritated’ Ukraine asks EU to ‘depoliticise’ agricultural trade decisions

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-06-06 15:38
The decision to temporarily extend trade restrictions of some agricultural products across five EU member states brought ‘irritation’ to Ukraine, which is demanding the issue to be 'depoliticised' and the extension not be prolonged again.
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Setting in motion the 2024 EU Elections

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-06-06 15:32
It is now exactly a year until the next European elections. In this explainer, we give you the lowdown on what to expect in the coming months as Europe’s leaders define their campaigning lines and top candidates ahead of the...
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The Brief — The rise of left-wing populism in Austria

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2023-06-06 14:20
Austria is often considered to be the birthplace of modern right-wing populism in Europe. However, the small Alpine country has recently been haunted by another political spectre - and this time it is coming from the left.
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