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Preventing departures and fighting traffickers not contradictory, EU commissioner says

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 19:19
There is no contradiction between fighting people smugglers and preventing departures, EU Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas said during a press conference on Friday (25 November) at the end of an extraordinary meeting of EU ministers on migration.
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Commission calls for adoption of directive on violence against women

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 18:24
Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Friday (25 November), the Commission called for the smooth adoption of the directive on combatting violence against women and the EU's accession to the Istanbul Convention.
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Franco-German ties ‘robust and rooted in trust’ despite recent tensions

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 17:47
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne was in Berlin on Friday to meet with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in an effort to showcase their “very dense and very rich” bilateral relationship, in the words of Scholz, after weeks of tensions.
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Rescue ships are one of the migration ‘pull factors’, EU border agency says

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 17:42
People seek asylum in the EU as a result of a wide range of ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors, such as NGO rescue boats, a source from EU border agency Frontex told EURACTIV. NGOs, however, have rejected the claim.
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French youth minister calls for more youth inclusion in decision-making

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 16:00
French Secretary of State for Youth Sarah El Haïry on Thursday (24 November) called for young people to be granted a bigger role in political decision-making, ahead of Monday's EU Youth Council.
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Tech Brief: AI enforcement, unbudgeted chips, TTC’s ‘tangible’ progress

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 15:38
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Post-market monitoring shall include continuous analysis of the AI environment, including other devices, software, and other AI systems that...
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The Brief — Yerevan distress  

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 15:19
The summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) in the capital of Armenia on 23-24 November provided another major public humiliation for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was snubbed, reprimanded, and exasperated by his closest allies.
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Available therapeutics may be ineffective against new COVID sub-variants

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 15:02
Available monoclonal antibody medicines may not be effective against the new COVID-19 omicron sub-variants, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has warned.
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This kind of freedom will be the future of media [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 15:00
Nokia has been very active and one of the leaders in standardization and research of volumetric media. Learn more: Learn more.
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Majority of EU member states agree on due diligence law position

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 15:00
Ahead of a meeting of EU industry ministers, a majority of member state negotiators agreed on a common position on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) that aims to make companies liable for violations of human rights and environmental standards in their value chain.
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Travel platforms want to move away from tourist areas in search for sustainability

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 11:55
As the Commission and local authorities seek to manage over-tourism in populous European cities, short-term rental tech platforms are encouraging stays in more remote and rural areas.
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Agrifood Special CAPitals Brief: Farming side hustles

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 11:49
In this Special CAPitals edition of the EURACTIV Agrifood Brief, EURACTIV's network takes a look at the farming side hustles that are popular across nine different member states.
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NATO, EU to step up non-lethal aid to Ukraine over winter woes

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 11:45
As Russian missile strikes on Ukraine’s power, heating, and water supplies risk leaving a majority of the country vulnerable during winter, Europeans have started looking into how to provide Kyiv with more emergency equipment.
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Health commissioner quizzed on curbing medical device shortage

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 10:53
MEPs questioned EU health commissioner Stella Kyriakides about the risk of shortages of medical devices as the transition into a new framework for these products is not progressing smoothly.
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EU Parliament votes to blow big, bad wolves’ protection down

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 10:25
The European Parliament has called to downgrade the protection status of EU wolves to help protect the livestock sector, a move celebrated by farmers, lambasted by green campaigners and viewed with scepticism by the EU executive.
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Competition in the metaverse

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 07:00
The metaverse poses all kinds of regulatory challenges. EURACTIV discussed with Friedrich Wenzel Bulst and Sophie De Vinck, two official from the European Commission’s competition department, how they expect the metaverse to affect current enforcement trends and if the new...
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Wholegrains: Key for ‘whole’-istic food systems approach

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 06:52
Between Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upending global food systems and the COVID-19 pandemic, the past few years have served as a harsh reminder of the need for a resilient, sustainable, and healthy food system. A growing body of evidence suggests that...
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Wholegrain-rich diet lifeline for struggling health systems, experts say

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 06:51
The promotion of a diet rich in whole grains should play a key part in strategies designed to safeguard struggling healthcare systems, experts have stressed, emphasising their role in the prevention of major non-communicable diseases.
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Declaration debacle exposes sticky far-right rift

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 06:47
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the energy-political partnership between Austria, Croatia and Bavaria, the Visegrad 4 finding common ground on Ukraine, and so much more.
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Declaration debacle exposes sticky far-right rift

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-11-25 06:36
Hopes for stronger cooperation between right-to-far-right political forces in the European Parliament still seem out of reach as the backlash to a declaration signed by rightist and Eurosceptic MEPs from different political families expose continued rifts between the groups. On...
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