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Digital Brief: Data Act leaked, AdTech in the storm, the importance of standards

Fri, 2022-02-04 15:58
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The aim to ensure fairness in the allocation of data value among actors in the data economy and...
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The Brief – Part of the Union

Fri, 2022-02-04 15:45
A political stunt it may have been, but Paul Givan’s decision to resign as Northern Ireland’s First Minister over the Northern Ireland protocol still looks like an effective tactic.
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Budget airlines push for end to carbon market exemption for long-haul carriers

Fri, 2022-02-04 15:29
Low-fares airlines have called on EU lawmakers to scrap exemptions which allow European long-haul carriers to avoid paying for carbon emissions on flights outside of Europe.
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French operators urge large platforms to contribute to network costs

Fri, 2022-02-04 15:25
French telecom operators presented a list of grievances and 15 proposals to candidates in the presidential race on Thursday (3 February), including the proposal for "major digital content providers" to contribute to the "costs of networks to ensure their economic and environmental sustainability". EURACTIV France reports.
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CAP plans timeline, the return of cintura negra, agri-statistics trilogue

Fri, 2022-02-04 14:39
This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team brings you the latest about the timeline of the CAP national strategic plans approval, and we are joined by EURACTIV Germany’s Julia Dahm to talk about Commission’s plans
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Meta fined £1.5 million for breaching Giphy acquisition enforcement order

Fri, 2022-02-04 13:54
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined Meta £1.5 million for failing to give the watchdog advance warning of the departure of high-level staff, something it had agreed to do under the terms of an earlier order related to its acquisition of Giphy. 
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Agri chief in EU Parliament: We must ‘move forward’ on new breeding techniques

Fri, 2022-02-04 13:35
Plans to reduce pesticides can only succeed if farmers have access to alternatives - including so-called new genetic engineering, Norbert Lins, chairman of the EU Parliament's Agriculture Committee, told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.
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EU, US agree to resume trade in mussels, clams and oysters

Fri, 2022-02-04 13:06
The European Union and the United States have agreed to resume trade in mussels, clams and oysters from the end of February after they were halted more than a decade ago, marking another step in improved transatlantic relations.
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Erdogan says Turkey, Israel can jointly bring gas to Europe

Fri, 2022-02-04 12:59
Turkey and Israel can work together to carry Israeli natural gas to Europe and the two countries will discuss energy cooperation during talks next month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was quoted as saying on Friday (4 February).
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LEAK: Commission to propose EU-binding reduction targets for pesticides

Fri, 2022-02-04 12:40
The European Commission plans to set an EU-binding 50% pesticide reduction target by 2030 but leave member states free to set their own national targets, according to a leaked proposal to revise the EU's pesticide framework obtained by EURACTIV.
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Canfin: Battery Regulation to enter into force ‘six months’ early

Fri, 2022-02-04 12:33

In an interview with EURACTIV France , Pascal Canfin spoke about the EU Parliament's proposals to improve the battery regulation, and the actions to be taken to accelerate the transition towards full electric mobility in the EU.

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The state of connectivity in Europe

Fri, 2022-02-04 12:31
With Alessandro Gropelli, deputy director-general at the European Telecoms Association (ETNO), we take stoke of digital networks in Europe, the structural problems of the telecom market compared to international competitors and potential remedies to stimulate infrastructural investments.
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Russia and China tell NATO to stop expansion, Moscow backs Beijing on Taiwan

Fri, 2022-02-04 12:00
Russia and China called in a joint statement on Friday (4 January) for NATO to halt its expansion while Moscow said it fully supported Beijing's stance on Taiwan and opposed Taiwanese independence in any form.
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One Free Press Coalition – ’10 Most Urgent’ List of February 2022

Fri, 2022-02-04 11:21
Ahead of World Radio Day on February 13, the monthly “10 Most Urgent” list from the One Free Press Coalition focuses on radio journalists around the globe who have faced retaliation for their reporting.  According to UNESCO, radio remains the...
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NATO chief Stoltenberg to become Norway’s central bank chief despite opposition

Fri, 2022-02-04 11:09
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg will become Norway’s new central bank chief, the government said on Friday (4 February), despite opposition over Norges Bank’s independence and ongoing tensions with Russia over Ukraine. Stoltenberg will replace outgoing Governor Øystein Olsen. He will...
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EU legislators seek a way out of the impasse in DMA negotiations

Fri, 2022-02-04 11:06
Little progress was made in the second political trilogue on the Digital Markets Act on Thursday (4 February), but a breakthrough might soon be found by linking the negotiations with the Digital Services Act.
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The way ahead for a greener Europe [Promoted content]

Fri, 2022-02-04 11:00
Road transport operators are at the core of the EU’s green transformation. Fully aware of their responsibility, they are committed to decarbonise. However, technologies for zero-emissions alternatively fuelled heavy-duty vehicles and related infrastructure are still in their infancy. Raluca Marian...
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Commission targets women’s cancer, inequalities in new Cancer Plan actions

Fri, 2022-02-04 10:44
The European Commission has launched four new EU Cancer Plan initiatives focusing on women's cancers and inequality across the bloc ahead of World Cancer Day.
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EU states agree to ‘mandatory solidarity’ on migration

Fri, 2022-02-04 10:07
EU interior ministers have agreed to make the so-called "solidarity" principle mandatory for migration issues, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced on Thursday (3 February). France is seeking a close alliance with Germany on this matter.
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Towards an EU Charter for Digital Rights: Open letter to the Presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament 

Fri, 2022-02-04 10:05
Last week, the European Commission released its proposal for an inter-institutional European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles. The proposed principles are intended as a reference point for the direction of European digital transformation and continue to underline Europe’s role as the pioneer for the policies of the digital era. 
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