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EU targets luxury goods, oligarchs and metals in new sanctions against Russia

Tue, 2022-03-15 04:30
The EU's fourth package of sanctions coming into effect on Tuesday (15 March) is set to target more oligarchs, ban the sale of luxury goods exports to Moscow and hit several defence companies.
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EU urged to ban all imports linked to deforestation

Mon, 2022-03-14 23:54
Brazilian environmental groups urged the European Union on Monday to pass aggressive legislation banning all imports linked to deforestation, criticizing "gaps" in a draft bill.
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Higher grain prices will mean more food insecurity

Mon, 2022-03-14 18:37
Grain prices on the major exchanges have been breaking record after record for the past two weeks, raising fears of a new global food crisis like in 2007, writes Eric Andrieu.
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CoFoE: Participants ask for increased EU intervention in Ukrainian war

Mon, 2022-03-14 18:25
Participants from the Conference on the Future of Europe met in Strasbourg to speak in front of the conference's plenary, where Ukrainian activists and MPs urged for more drastic EU intervention in Ukraine, including the implementation of a no-fly zone.
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Scouts and volunteers send help in Ukraine from Belgium

Mon, 2022-03-14 16:41
A group of members of the Ukrainian Scouts and volunteers in Belgium has been collecting and sending humanitarian material and military equipment in Ukraine since the start of the war. EURACTIV meet them in their warehouse-base in Puurs.
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Firms to get €2 billion from EU’s Brexit fund

Mon, 2022-03-14 16:24
Businesses across the EU who have been affected by Brexit will receive a new round of funding worth €2 billion over the next year, the European Commission has announced.
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The Brief – Crime and Punishment

Mon, 2022-03-14 15:46
Vladimir Putin’s dirty war in Ukraine drags on, much to his annoyance. In the meantime, ideas in the West are multiplying about how to punish him for his despicable aggression, the crimes already committed, and those yet to come.
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Member states end 10-year deadlock on EU’s plan for women’s quota on corporate boards

Mon, 2022-03-14 15:14
EU employment and social affairs ministers have adopted a general approach on the directive to boost gender equality on corporate boards, ending a decade-long stalemate and paving the way for final negotiations between the European Parliament and the 27 member states in the Council.
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Telecom industry to brace open networks despite established interests

Mon, 2022-03-14 14:59
Open Radio Access Network [RAN] is set to favour innovation in the telecommunication market, but legacy operators resist the change as they fear a drop in profitability and market shares.
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Australia, Netherlands start UN action against Russia over MH17

Mon, 2022-03-14 14:55
Australia and the Netherlands said on Monday (14 March) they had begun joint legal action against Russia at the United Nations' aviation agency over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 eight years ago.
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Italy, Slovakia call to rethink CAP in light of Ukraine war

Mon, 2022-03-14 14:53
Slovakia and Italy have called for adjusting the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), including a policy postponement and a reconsideration of the EU's green ambitions amid fears of food insecurity caused by the war in Ukraine.
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‘Nobody can tell me if Kazakhstan can sell yogurt to Russia’

Mon, 2022-03-14 14:21
The EU and the US should draw a clear red line between what is sanctioned and goods that can be continued to be traded with Russia, Kairat Torebayev, vice-minister of trade and integration of Kazakhstan, told EURACTIV.
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Unseen unity in the EU’s migration policies, but how long will it last?

Mon, 2022-03-14 14:19
The war in Ukraine has sparked an unprecedented level of unity within the European Union – not least in the context of its migration and asylum policies, an area notorious for the continuous bickering among member states, writes Marie De Somer.
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EU member states agree to extend COVID certificate by one year

Mon, 2022-03-14 13:57
The Council of 27 EU member states has agreed to extend the regulation establishing the EU Digital COVID Certificate by one year, until 30 June 2023, but the extension now needs to be negotiated with the European Parliament.
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Journalists, NGOs warn on reporting from Ukraine as death toll rises

Mon, 2022-03-14 13:40
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, reporters already on the ground and international media organisations sound the alarm over journalists actively seeking routes into a war that they may not be prepared to cover. 
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LIVE NOW – Autonomous Vehicles: Full speed ahead towards sustainable and digital mobility?

Mon, 2022-03-14 13:30
Join this EURACTIV Virtual Conference to discuss how long it will take until autonomous vehicles become the norm, and what is delaying progress. Questions to be discussed include: - Can the existing infrastructure be adapted to accommodate autonomous vehicles? - What are the most efficient technologies that can be deployed in a sustainable and ethical manner for making autonomous driving an everyday reality? - Is there harmonisation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) across Europe, such as data standardisation and the extension of digital infrastructure, to ensure a seamless service for road users and to prepare for autonomous vehicles? - Are users aware of, and ready for, the challenges, like roads with mixed driver and driverless traffic?
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Russia multiplies fake reports to further escalate the conflict, senior EU official warns

Mon, 2022-03-14 13:15
Russia's attack on Ukraine is also being fought in the information space. While the narratives to justify the aggression have not changed significantly, the growing number of Russia's fake reports might be used to justify even more dramatic actions, a senior official of the EU's diplomatic service told EURACTIV.
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World’s poorest should not pay for climate action while EU industry pollutes for free

Mon, 2022-03-14 13:14
As EU finance ministers meet on Tuesday (15 March) to discuss the proposal for a carbon border levy, they should look to protect the most vulnerable countries from being hit and work to phase out free allowances quicker, write Anne Gläser and Chiara Putaturo.
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The Russian war in Ukraine has yet another casualty, automotive

Mon, 2022-03-14 11:34
While human loss is a dramatic consequence of Russia's war in Ukraine, we should also watch the automotive industry as 7% of the EU's GDP and jobs are related to the sector, writes Federica Prandin.
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What could be the consequences of Russian acts of ‘nuclear terrorism’?

Mon, 2022-03-14 09:25
Russia handed over two nuclear centrals, which require constant professional intendancy, to war dogs, who might not even be aware of the potential disastrous consequences of negligence, write Margaryta Khvostova, Denys Davydenko and Olga Lymar.
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