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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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France ‘understands’ Croatia’s wish to join Schengen

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:14
Paris understands Croatia’s wish to be admitted to the Schengen area, France’s Foreign and Europe Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during his visit to Zagreb. Zagreb is thankful for France’s permanent support of Croatia’s efforts to join the Organisation for...
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Bulgaria’s parliamentary elections to be held in April

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:06
Parliamentary elections in Bulgaria will take place on 4 April, announced President Rumen Radev, adding that every Bulgarian’s health and right to vote must be guaranteed and that citizens should be convinced that their votes will be counted correctly.  Radev...
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Slovakia aims to ‘yellow card’ EU migration pact

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:03
Slovakia’s parliament committee for European affairs has adopted a reasoned opinion in response to the EU’s new proposal for a migration pact as part of the “yellow card” subsidiarity procedure whereby national parliaments can contest draft legislative acts.  Committee chair...
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Biden presidency sets stage for wider global advances on climate policy

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:02
Once US President-elect Joe Biden takes office - and as more countries struggle with climate impacts - policies that tackle global warming are expected to begin emerging in a wider range of world bodies in 2021, climate diplomats said.
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Czech national recovery plan on the way

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:01
The national recovery plan will be submitted for the government to approve by the end of February, announced Czech Industry and Trade Minister Karel Havlicek. Read more. For Czechia, the allocated amount is 182 billion Czech crowns (€7 billion) and...
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Poland to start vaccination registration

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:00
Registration will open at midnight on Friday for all adult Polish citizens who want to get the COVID-19 jab. “The national vaccination strategy is the largest logistic operation in decades. We are well prepared for it, therefore we encourage everyone...
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Parliament ratifies Greek-French Rafale fighter jet deal

Fri, 2021-01-15 07:00
The Greek parliament ratified a Greek-French contract to procure 18 Rafale fighter jets with extensive support from the majority and opposition, including from the centre-right New Democracy, leftist SYRIZA, socialist Movement of Change, and nationalist Hellenic Solution. Only the Greek...
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Conte ready for a political clarification in parliament

Fri, 2021-01-15 06:59
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told President Sergio Mattarella that he will hold a political clarification in parliament to see whether a majority of MPs still back the current executive.  While the resignations of Italy Alive ministers Teresa Bellanova and...
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Ireland could lose 2 billion euros a year under global tax deal.

Fri, 2021-01-15 06:57
Dublin’s annual corporate tax revenues could fall by up to 2 billion per year if “very big changes” are agreed to the global tax architecture, but such a hit is not imminent, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Thursday. Ireland,...
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Estonia expects the unexpected

Fri, 2021-01-15 06:56
Russia’s unpredictable behaviour in the Baltic region and in international politics is likely to increase in the coming decades, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told Finnish TV-channel MTV3 in an interview on Tuesday. The Kremlin with the aid of Russian state-controlled...
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Finland’s far-right nationalists go black and blue

Fri, 2021-01-15 06:56
Former members of the populist and nationalist Finns Party have registered an association that goes by the name of “Sinimusta” (Blue-Black), a direct and intentional reference to the far-right movement of the 1930s. The group is now starting to collect...
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