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France must triple renewable energy capacities by 2035, says network operator

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-09-21 04:42
To meet its EU targets, France will need to triple its use of renewable energy and reduce its energy consumption by a third by 2035, France’s electricity grid operator RTE said in its outlook for the energy mix in 2030...
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Romanian MEP: member states must have integrity agencies in addition to anti-corruption directive

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-09-21 04:40
Each member state will establish an anti-corruption directorate, but it is also important to have integrity agencies to handle the prevention and conflicts of interest, the EP rapporteur on the new anti-corruption directive Ramona Strugariu told Euractiv Romania. For the...
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UN chief rails against ‘naked greed’ of fossil fuel interests ahead of COP28 summit

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-09-21 04:40
Countries addressing a climate summit during the UN General Assembly criticised big polluters for not doing more to tackle global warming, while UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said time was running short thanks to the "naked greed" of fossil fuel interests.
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Slovak farmers record historic profit amid Ukraine grain conflict

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-09-21 04:38
The Slovak agricultural sector achieved its highest-ever profit of €346.5 million in 2022, but farmers still worry about a ‘definitive end’ of their business unless the government keeps Ukrainian grain off its territory. Farmers’ profits almost doubled compared to 2021...
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Salvini slams Austria for blocking border crossing, threatens EU court case

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-09-21 04:37
The Italian government will take Austria before the EU court over its blocking of the Brenner crossing at the Italo-Austria border, said League leader and Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, calling Austria’s move an ‘act of violence and political arrogance’....
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German investments in China increased despite pledges to reduce dependency

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-09-21 04:36
German businesses have invested proportionately more in China this year than ever, despite government pledges to reduce dependence on trade with Beijing. In the first half of 2023, 16.4% of German foreign direct investment (FDI) went to China, a study...
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High seas treaty moves closer to reality with first signatures

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2023-09-21 04:20
Nearly 70 countries at the United Nations on Wednesday (20 September) signed a first-ever treaty on protecting the international high seas, raising hopes that it will come into force soon and protect threatened ecosystems vital to the planet.
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Mahsa Amini and movements in Iran among 2023 Sakharov prize candidates

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 21:51
Iranian women, the activist Mahsa Amini, and opposition movements in Iran have been nominated as candidates for the EU's Sakharov prize by the European Parliament's political leaders.
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Vestager pitches EIB candidacy to Le Maire during Paris visit

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 18:37
Margrethe Vestager, a top candidate to lead the European Investment Bank (EIB), came to Paris on Wednesday (20 September) to speak at a flagship start-up conference – and pitch her candidacy for the EIB job with Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire.
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Ukraine calls for UN Security Council overhaul as Zelenskyy and Lavrov spar in debate

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 17:00
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took the floor at the UN Security Council on Wednesday (20 September) to launch an appeal for its reform, in a nod to countries of the Global South he hopes to win over for Kyiv's peace efforts.
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EU to open talks on tighter border rules in the Schengen area

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 16:50
EU lawmakers will start negotiations on revisions to the Schengen code in the coming days, in a bid to harmonise rules on border controls or lifting them, in cases such as a health crisis or other kind of threats. 
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Lawmakers call for ‘global and ambitious’ EU protein strategy

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 15:53
More than two-thirds of the EU's plant proteins are imported, a lack of strategic autonomy that MEPs on the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee addressed in a roadmap adopted on Tuesday (19 September).
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EU citizens see AI and deepfakes as a threat for next elections, survey finds

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 15:48
A survey published on Tuesday (19 September) revealed that 71% of German citizens and 57% of French citizens are concerned about the threats AI and deepfake technology poses to elections.
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MEPs halt negotiations on two key migration laws in new standoff with ministers

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 15:39
The European Parliament has suspended negotiations on two files in the EU's proposed migration pact if EU ministers do not proceed with the so-called ‘crisis management’ regulation, MEPs announced on Wednesday (20 September). 
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EU warns Central Asia of ‘negative effects’ of appeasing Turkey with North Cyprus

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 15:21
An official from the EU’s diplomatic service warned on Wednesday (20 September) that Central Asian countries would face “negative effects” if they ratify the accession of North Cyprus as an observer to the Organisation of Turkic States (OTS).
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Berlin vows to put up fight against glyphosate re-approval

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 15:12
German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir said he is against extending the approval of glyphosate as proposed by the European Commission and is lobbying other countries to join his resistance.
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Armenians in Karabakh surrender, many seek to leave the enclave

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 15:09
Azerbaijan said on Wednesday (20 September) it had halted military action in its breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh after Armenian separatist forces there surrendered and agreed to a ceasefire whose terms signalled the area would return to Baku's control.
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EU high speed internet: Commission, Parliament press states for bolder decision

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 14:47
During a debate on Wednesday (20 September), European Commission and Parliament representatives shared similar positions on harmonisation rules, such as the tacit approval of permit granting and fibre rollout, putting pressure on member states to come closer to their viewpoints.
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The Brief – Germany risks relegation on and off the pitch

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 14:20
It’s not just Germany’s economy that is going through a slump: German football is stuck in the middle of a veritable crisis. And the chancellor’s recent comments on football woes reveal much of what is holding back Germany at large.
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EU reaches deal banning ‘climate-neutral’ product claims

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2023-09-20 14:16
In the wake of longstanding complaints of greenwashing by consumer advocates, on Tuesday (19 September) the EU institutions finalised a new law enacting a sweeping ban to combat the misleading of its citizens through erroneous claims of sustainability.
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