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The answer to deforestation lies in space

Fri, 2020-10-23 14:48
The use of satellite technology to track and halt real-time cases of deforestation in a country like Malaysia could become a “blueprint” for ending deforestation in the Amazon, writes Daniel Mackisack.
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The Brief, powered by ECPC – Disruptor in chief

Fri, 2020-10-23 14:41
In the past year, NATO member has been spending more money on defence again, after several rebukes from Washington. But not enough to please the current occupant of the White House. Just ahead of the autumn NATO defence ministers meeting,...
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EU environment ministers strike deal on climate law, leave out 2030 target

Fri, 2020-10-23 14:00
European Union environment ministers struck a deal on Friday (23 October) to make the bloc's 2050 net-zero emissions target legally binding, but left a decision on a 2030 emissions-cutting target for leaders to discuss in December.
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French McDonalds employees give ‘chilling’ testimonies of discrimination and harassment

Fri, 2020-10-23 13:57
Though Mcdonalds' French ad campaign continues to be 'Come as you are', 114 employee testimonials collected recently in France tell a different story. They include racism, sexism, harassment and even sexual violence. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU-Africa must be a ‘fair partnership’ of equals, say NGOs

Fri, 2020-10-23 13:24
African civil society groups want to be part of drawing up a new ‘strategic partnership’ between the EU and the African Union, in a bid to overhaul a process which many believe is deeply dysfunctional.
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Greta Thunberg urges MEPs to veto EU farm subsidy bill

Fri, 2020-10-23 13:13
The eyes of future generations are on you, Greta Thunberg told MEPs, as pressure mounts on the European Parliament to vote down the EU's massive farm subsidy bill.
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Civil society’s role at the heart of EU-Africa relations

Fri, 2020-10-23 13:04
Civil society groups in Africa and Europe say that they have been repeatedly shut out of the process of influencing and shaping the agenda for EU-African relations. The result, they argue, is a top-down process between political leaders that is...
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EU-AU relations – A prosperous partnership of equals

Fri, 2020-10-23 12:49
The EU-African Union summit aimed at finalising a new ‘strategic partnership’ between the two continents may have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Socialist and Democrat group in the European Parliament hosted its own three day Africa Week...
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Europe needs a system change to meet Green Deal, says EU chief

Fri, 2020-10-23 11:58
Europe needs a “systematic approach” to meet the climate targets in the Green Deal and create a “fair and prosperous society”, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in the foreword of a new report on how to achieve the new goals.
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MEPs save ‘veggie burger’ from denomination ban

Fri, 2020-10-23 11:51
The European Parliament has rejected all the amendments to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that would have proposed to ban the use of meat denominations for plant-based foodstuffs, putting the raging battle amongst stakeholders over the past few weeks to...
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Agrifood Brief: The ‘steaks’ are high, but why?

Fri, 2020-10-23 10:36
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.   It’s the issue that has captured hearts and minds, and set social...
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Digital Brief, powered by Google: DSA Votes, EU cyber sanctions, EPP-Renew on TERREG

Fri, 2020-10-23 10:19
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
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Global Europe Brief: EU-Magnitsky Act, strategy gaps & NATO in space and under the seas

Fri, 2020-10-23 09:09
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski. You can subscribe here. /// STRATEGY HOLES The European Commission published its 2021 work programme this week,...
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Trump and Biden remain thin on foreign policy in final debate

Fri, 2020-10-23 08:02
Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat contender Joe Biden faced-off in their final debate on Thursday (22 October), with less than two weeks to go before the US presidential election on 3 November.
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Trump, US intelligence chief push to declassify document on Russia’s 2016 election role

Fri, 2020-10-23 06:47
US President Donald Trump and his intelligence chief have pushed for quick declassification of a document disputing the 2017 intelligence community finding that Russia acted to help Trump get elected in 2016.
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Europe needs laws to stop import of deforestation-linked products, lawmakers say

Fri, 2020-10-23 06:30
The European Parliament on Thursday (22 October) called for the European Union to introduce laws to prevent the import of commodities and products linked to deforestation and human rights abuses.
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Nigeria president warns protesters as unrest flares

Fri, 2020-10-23 06:30
Nigeria's president has urged an end to unrest sweeping the country but avoided mentioning the police shooting of unarmed demonstrators that sparked international condemnation and unleashed chaos in Africa's biggest city.
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Poland closer to total ban on abortion after top court ruling

Fri, 2020-10-23 06:22
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the failed attempt of Spanish far-right party Vox to oust Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's government, 'Poland's highest court making it even harder to get an abortion in the country legally, and so much more.
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Lockdown or no lockdown in Belgium?

Fri, 2020-10-23 06:21
With rising infections rates, health experts and politicians are torn whether to return the country into a full lockdown as in spring or continue targeted partial measures. The confusion comes as more and more health experts have spoken out in...
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Solar’s unique opportunity to lead the re-industrialisation of Europe

Fri, 2020-10-23 06:16
Planning for large scale, high volume solar PV manufacturing here in Europe may seem like a tall task, but it is becoming more and more apparent that the scale of the climate crisis dwarfs even the most ambitious of plans, writes Stefan Degner.
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