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Agrifood Brief: Deal signed, sealed, but goods not delivered

Fri, 2021-01-15 15:57
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team speaks with Paul Kelly, director of Food...
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The Brief – Rotting in the docks

Fri, 2021-01-15 15:26
The images of then UKIP leader Nigel Farage floating in a dinghy on the River Thames – encountering a flotilla of Remainers led by Bob Geldof and doling out profanity like candy – is one of the memories of the...
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Denmark leads EU on deployment of zero-emission buses: report

Fri, 2021-01-15 15:21
Denmark has the most zero-emission urban buses on the roads in Europe, with electric buses making up 78% of its new vehicles, according to the latest data from Transport and Environment (T&E), a green NGO.
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2021: The year of the CAP

Fri, 2021-01-15 14:57
2019 is likely to be the year in which the much awaited reform of the main EU's massive farming subsidies programme, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), will see the light.
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Commission rejects call for new laws protecting national minorities

Fri, 2021-01-15 14:32
The European Commission said on Friday (15 January) that it would not propose new laws in response to a petition demanding a protection package for national minorities that garnered 1.1 million signatures across the EU.
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Biodiversity protection must be included in all EU policy, says Greens

Fri, 2021-01-15 13:22
The test for the EU's biodiversity strategy will be whether all EU legislation matches its ambition on nature protection, Green lawmakers argued in an environment committee debate about the strategy on Thursday (14 January).
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Global Europe Brief: Uncharted territory for Greece-Turkey talks

Fri, 2021-01-15 13:21
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective. If you like what you read, you can subscribe here. /// EDITOR’s TAKE The EU is set to recalibrate its position towards an increasingly...
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Digital Brief: The fate of free expression, Copyright in Germany, DPAs given more teeth

Fri, 2021-01-15 12:20
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It is no longer acceptable in our view that platforms take some key decisions by themselves alone without any...
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MEPs mull over ‘significant risks’ of Artificial Intelligence

Fri, 2021-01-15 12:19
MEPs have been urged to consider the 'significant risks' that next-generation Artificial Intelligence applications could entail, particularly with regards to discrimination, employment, and social exclusion.
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Commission to propose KPIs to measure ‘real’ progress in industrial strategy

Fri, 2021-01-15 12:03
The European Commission is working on a series of key performance indicators (KPI) to include in the update of its industrial strategy expected for March, to measure the transformation of European industry and its resilience in the aftermath of the pandemic.
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The Nakhchivan corridor will boost connectivity in the Caucasus

Fri, 2021-01-15 10:51
From the perspective of Eurasian connectivity, the Nakhchivan corridor could become part of both north-south and east-west transport corridors that get through the South Caucasus, writes Orkhan Baghirov.
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Commission at odds with Parliament over GM crop authorisations

Fri, 2021-01-15 09:23
The EU executive looks set to press ahead with a "new approach" to genetically modified (GM) crop authorisations in the wake of persistent lack of political support for the technology in the European Parliament.
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20% of UK chemicals registrations face revocation after Brexit

Fri, 2021-01-15 09:23
Around 20% of registrations from UK-based companies to the European Union's REACH chemicals database have not been transferred to EU companies and will be revoked after 31 March 2021, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
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Commission lists agroecology, animal welfare as core environmental practices

Fri, 2021-01-15 09:15
The European Commission has unveiled the first list of environmentally friendly practices that could receive EU funding in the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the EU's farming subsidy programme.
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Nord Stream 2: Europe stays quiet while US ‘tramples over EU sovereignty’

Fri, 2021-01-15 08:18
With the recent adoption of its defence budget for 2021, the US has further tightened the screw on Nord Stream 2, threatening sanctions on EU companies involved in the Russian-backed pipeline and putting the future of the project further into uncertainty. EURACTIV France reports.
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US prosecutors says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:24
Federal prosecutors on Thursday (14 February) offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.”
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Commission: Hungary free to buy Chinese vaccine

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:22
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France tightening its borders, Slovakia 'yellow-carding' the EU's new migration pact, and so much more.
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Serbian coalition not set on abandoning Kosovo

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:20
The “betrayal” of Kosovo “is the furthest thing from the mind” of the ruling coalition in Serbia, parliament speaker Ivica Dačić said on Thursday, adding that the option of recognising the territory’s independence in a dialogue with Priština was not...
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Nuclear energy ‘indispensable’ for Slovenia’s self-sufficiency

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:16
“In Slovenia, nuclear technology is indispensable for a modern, strategically-oriented energy self-sufficiency of the country and for strengthening its economic and social development,” said Danijel Levičar, chief operating officer of the GEN Energija consortium, which operates the Slovenian half of...
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Vaccination certificate ‘is a medical requirement’, says Von der Leyen

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:14
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday (14 January) welcomed the Greek government's initiative allowing for vaccinated people to travel freely, and called for a mutually recognised vaccination certificate across European Union countries.
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