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NATO Summit 2019 – Day #1

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:52
EURACTIV gives you an insight into the big talking points at this year’s NATO Leader’s meeting in London. In case you missed it, here’s Day 1 in a nutshell. Trump hits out at Macron, Macron hits out at Trump. As...
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EU leaders to push for climate neutrality at next week’s summit, draft shows

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:48
European Union leaders meeting in Brussels next week will push to agree to put the bloc on net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, their draft joint statement showed on Monday (2 December), heralding a bitter fight looming at their gathering.
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Press watchdogs call for EU to act over Hungary media curbs

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:47
Hungary has stifled its independent media and imposed a level of control over journalists that is unprecedented in an EU country, according to a joint report from six international press watchdogs that calls on EU leaders to take action.
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Should the EU embrace artificial intelligence, or fear it?

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:36
Advances in machine learning are progressing rapidly, and governments are struggling to keep up. The EU has emerged as the world’s regulator in this space, but some fear it's stifling European innovation.
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EEA chief: ‘We need systemic-type environmental policies’

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:33
You can never reach a decarbonised economy by making the combustion engine perform better and become more efficient, says Hans Bruyninck. Breakthrough technologies, not incremental efficiency gains, will bring Europe to its 2050 objectives, he argues.
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Europe’s environment ‘at a tipping point’, EU agency says

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:33
Europe faces environmental challenges “of unprecedented scale and urgency,” according to a comprehensive overview of air, land and water ecosystems published on Wednesday (4 December) by the European Environment Agency.
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Devastating marks for Europe’s environment policies

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:28
The verdict of the EEA’s “State of the Environment Report 2020” is scathing. But if we get it right, the European Green Deal can provide us with a unique opportunity to turn the tide, writes Ester Asin.
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Ministers set to advance Eurozone reform amid political turmoil in Italy and Germany

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:23
EU ministers gather Wednesday (4 December) in a bid to chart progress on the Eurozone reform ahead of the EU Council summit next week. However, recent political developments in Rome and Berlin may hinder talks on the matter.
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The rising clout of digital media and the UK election

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:20
Campaigning for the decisive UK election on December 12 is going full tilt. As polarisation over Brexit overshadows Britain’s notoriously hard-to-call ballot, Jess Smee explains the impact of the media and, in particular, of digital channels.
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Czech taxpayers should return EU subsidies due to PM’s business conflict

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:16
The European Commission has determined that the Czech Republic must return hundreds of millions of crowns in EU subsidies as Prime Minister Andrej Babiš did not sufficiently separate himself from holdings that received the funds, Czech news websites reported.
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Finland aims to put €10bn more in CAP’s second pillar

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:15
Finland's presidency proposed an EU’s seven-year budget that leaves allocations for direct payments and market measures as they were set up in Common Agricultural Policy's Commission proposal, adding €10 billion of fresh money in the rural development funds.
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What security minds think about NATO’s past and future

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:15
As NATO leaders gather for what is set to be an ill-tempered working session on Wednesday (4 December), asked EU and NATO stakeholders to assess challenges ahead and the future of the Alliance.
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Standards Build Trust [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-12-04 06:00
We all want the best for Europe: for our citizens, for our industries, for our consumers, for the future.
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The Brief – A decisive presser

Tue, 2019-12-03 15:45
If journalists are silenced, there is no democracy. Killing journalists is nothing but a mafia show of force.
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We will ‘react as one’, EU tells US over French digital tax dispute

Tue, 2019-12-03 15:35
The European Commission wants to settle the latest trade dispute with the US over the French digital tax “amicably”, but warned that the bloc will “react as one” if Washington slaps tariffs on Paris.
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Central Asia leaders meet again in sign of increased regional cooperation

Tue, 2019-12-03 15:13
A five-way summit hosted by Uzbekistan’s President Shavket Mirziyoyev took place in the Kuksaroy Palace in Tashkent, the country's capital, on Friday (29 November). The second meeting of Central Asia leaders in as many years focused on geopolitics and stability, but also on environmental concerns.
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The Capitals Special: Europe’s 5G dilemma

Tue, 2019-12-03 14:55
EU ministers adopted conclusions on Tuesday concerning the importance and security of 5G technology, which stress that an approach to 5G cybersecurity should be comprehensive and risk-based, while also taking into account ‘non-technical factors’.
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Ethanol could be a ‘bridge’ toward transport electrification, US farmers say

Tue, 2019-12-03 14:38
Until electrification of transport is fully in place, ethanol could be used as a “bridge” to make fuels cleaner, US farmers told at the COP25 in Madrid.  
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One-year EU trade deal is fantasy

Tue, 2019-12-03 14:30
Prime Minister Boris Johnson would do better to come clean with the electorate on the complexity of the task ahead of negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, writes Michael Leigh.
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Yerman Mukhtar: We don’t build walls in the steppe

Tue, 2019-12-03 14:16
In a wide-ranging interview, Yerman Mukhtar, the chairman of the Kazakh parliament's committee on foreign affairs, defence and security, explains his country's foreign policy initiatives, known as 'the Three Dialogues'.
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