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Unpacking the CAP: exploring the most common concerns

Tue, 2020-07-28 13:54
The EU’s common agricultural policy, or ‘CAP’ as it’s known, aims to support farmers and improve agricultural productivity, ensuring a stable supply of affordable food and that the EU’s farmers are able to make a reasonable living while also safeguarding...
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Austrian health minister wants to ‘repair’ coronavirus measures following court ruling

Tue, 2020-07-28 13:04
Austria's anti-coronavirus measures were partly illegal, as the country's Constitutional Court confirmed last week. On Tuesday (28 July), Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens) acknowledged the mistakes and announced plans to reorganise his ministry and amend the Epidemic Law. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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E-trains gain upper hand over hydrogen locomotives

Tue, 2020-07-28 10:54
Rail operators could make big savings by choosing electric battery power over hydrogen fuel cells when replacing diesel engines, a new study has suggested, although the ever-changing price of energy means the jury is still out on the best power source.
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EU startup innovation can aid recovery, MEP says

Tue, 2020-07-28 10:09
Despite the coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc across a range of sectors in the European single market, the bloc's economic recovery can be aided by making the most of new markets that will emerge in the startup ecosystem, says Eva Kaili.
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New coronavirus cluster in an Austrian village brings fears of a ‘second Ischgl’

Tue, 2020-07-28 08:44
In the picturesque village of St. Wolfgang in Upper Austria, a new coronavirus cluster was identified last week, with 53 new infections confirmed over the weekend, mostly in workers in the tourism sector. This fuels fears of a "second Ischgl." EURACTIV Germany reports.
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New study finds tentative ‘glimmers of hope’ in German business climate

Tue, 2020-07-28 07:13
The German business climate is improving: according to a survey, the economy is regaining its optimism. However, this phenomenon should be treated with caution, because many companies still lack future prospects, the DIHK warns. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Facebook takes EU antitrust regulators to court

Tue, 2020-07-28 06:21
US technology giant Facebook is suing EU regulators after a spat between the two parties erupted over access to company documents as part of an ongoing antitrust probe.
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Commission eyes US GAFA hearing for future competition challenges

Tue, 2020-07-28 06:15
The heads of US tech giants Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple are set to testify in a US congressional hearing on Wednesday (29 July) as part of an ongoing probe into the dominance of digital platforms. For the EU, the hearing could provide a valuable insight into how to address competition challenges in the digital economy.
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US pipeline sanctions: Reality check

Tue, 2020-07-28 06:13
US pipeline sanctions suggest a deliberate misreading of the European gas market and a paternalistic “America knows best” view of how Europeans should manage their energy commerce, writes Danila Bochkarev.
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Bulgarian farmers fear Green Deal will lower their incomes

Tue, 2020-07-28 06:08
Bulgarian farmers forecast weaker yields, with lower quality, and hence lower incomes, as a result of the new green policies of the EU. At the heart of their concerns is the significant reduction in the use of pesticides and fertilizers by 2030, writes EURACTIV Bulgaria.
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EU’s Barnier believes deal with post-Brexit Britain is possible

Tue, 2020-07-28 05:50
The EU's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier expressed confidence at a closed-door meeting with member state envoys to the bloc last Friday that a new deal with Britain was possible, diplomatic sources have told Reuters.
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Spain sees thaw in Europe-Turkey tensions on Mediterranean drilling

Tue, 2020-07-28 05:45
Spain's foreign minister said that talks in Turkey on Monday (27 July) had helped to reduce tensions between some EU members and Ankara over Turkish energy exploration in the Mediterranean, adding that a one-month pause in drilling was possible.
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Polish government plays down moves to quit domestic violence treaty

Tue, 2020-07-28 05:40
Poland's right-wing government on Monday (27 July) played down a bid by its justice minister to withdraw from a landmark international treaty combating violence against women.
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Farm to Fork Strategy: A partial response to our farmers’ needs

Mon, 2020-07-27 14:44
The European Commission's Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy has pleased environmentalists, but that is not enough - we have to look at the big picture and address its economic and social impact as well, writes Hermann Tertsch.
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Commission still assessing 2016 complaint into Hungarian media state aid

Mon, 2020-07-27 13:22
An investigation into state aid for Hungary's media sector is still being investigated by the European Commission four years after the complaint was first submitted, the EU executive confirmed today (27 July).
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COVID-19 & Startups: Opportunities in Times of Crisis [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-07-27 10:00
Covid-19 is an unprecedented challenge for all businesses. For startups at the most vulnerable phase of their development, however, it is a potential existential crisis. Despite this, government aid during the crisis has often neglected startups, favouring incumbents and national champions.
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Sacked top investigator: There are no reforms in Ukraine

Mon, 2020-07-27 06:45
Oleh Koretskyi, an investigator who has recently been sacked from Ukraine's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI), gave an interview to EURACTIV after stating publicly last month that he was being pressured to continue investigations into former president Petro Poroshenko.
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Moscow cries foul over EU’s planned carbon border tax

Mon, 2020-07-27 06:30
Russia’s economic development minister warned last week that the EU’s plans to deploy a carbon tax at the bloc’s borders will not be in line with World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, just as Brussels doubled down on the idea of green tariffs.
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Caucasus: Armenia’s ‘New war for new territories’

Mon, 2020-07-27 06:16
While Europe and the rest of the world is trying to cope with the coronavirus and searching for ways to re-energise their pandemic-affected economies, fighting broke out on 12 July on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Armenia would appear by any rational analysis to have the only motive for starting the recent border skirmishes, writes James Wilson.
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COVID-19: Why did the ‘good pupil’ Bulgaria lag behind?

Mon, 2020-07-27 06:15
Bulgaria was among the EU countries with the less cases of COVID-19 until mid-June, when measures were relaxed. Now Bulgarians are shocked that other EU nations introduce conditions to admit their compatriots on their soil.
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