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CAP budget increase, state aid, no mandatory labelling in F2F

Thu, 2020-05-14 13:57
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Agriculture Commissioner backs Poland’s plan to hike CAP spending The EU’s Agriculture Commissioner,...
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Jourová: Commission looking at Hungary’s emergency changes to labour code and GDPR

Thu, 2020-05-14 13:54
The European Commission is examining Hungary's emergency regime, including government decrees affecting the country's labour code and the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Vera Jourová told the European Parliament on Thursday (14 May).
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Divisions open over ‘lower agriculture standards’ in future US-UK pact

Thu, 2020-05-14 13:50
Divisions have opened within the UK government following reports that Boris Johnson’s administration is preparing to offer increased access to the UK market for US agriculture exports and possibly lower the bar on environmental and health standards.
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EU farm ministers urge EU to explore all options against COVID-19

Thu, 2020-05-14 13:21
In order to cope with negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the agri-food sector, member states have reiterated their call for additional measures which, however, are not in the European Commission's pipeline.
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Digital Brief: Your union needs you (to use apps)

Thu, 2020-05-14 13:20
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The largest possible participation of EU citizens is necessary to exploit the full potential of tracing apps.”   – ...
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Global Europe Brief: Operation Saving Summer

Thu, 2020-05-14 12:44
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski. You can subscribe here. /// BACK TO THE FUTURE OF TOURISM Attention, your summer might be saved!...
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Portuguese land borders with Spain remain closed until 15 June

Thu, 2020-05-14 12:08
The land borders between Portugal and Spain will remain closed until 15 June due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Portuguese Council of Ministers’ resolution published this Wednesday (13 May). The control of the land borders between the countries...
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German CDU/CSU climate paper: A stab in Merkel’s back?

Thu, 2020-05-14 11:17
In a position paper, Germany's conservative CDU/CSU parliamentary group opposed increasing the climate target to 55% by 2030. While this has been the cause for much criticism from other parties, the Christian Democrats do not believe this contradicts the words of their chancellor. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EIT Crisis Response Initiative: €60 million for Europe’s innovators

Thu, 2020-05-14 11:15
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) will mobilise €60 million to support European entrepreneurs and innovators. The EIT’s Crisis Pandemic Initiative, launched on Thursday (14 May), aims to support start-ups, expanding businesses, SMEs and new innovative projects based on a greener and more sustainable approach.
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Oxfam: COVID-19 vaccinations for vulnerable could cost fraction of top pharma’s yearly profits

Thu, 2020-05-14 11:05
Oxfam is urging governments and pharmaceutical companies to guarantee that vaccines, tests, and treatments will be patent-free and equitably distributed to all nations and people, ahead of the World Health Assembly next week.
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Ericsson raises forecasts for 5G subscriptions due to pandemic

Thu, 2020-05-14 11:03
Swedish telecom equipment maker Ericsson said on Monday (11 May) it will lift its forecast for 5G subscriptions globally to around 2.8 billion by 2025 from 2.6 billion seen previously as a consequence of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Top EU court says Hungarian ‘transit zone’ amounts to detention

Thu, 2020-05-14 10:58
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said on Thursday (14 May) that holding migrants and asylum seekers in a transit zone is detention, and challengers must have their day in court at least once. 
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Turning the page on the age of oil

Thu, 2020-05-14 10:02
Governments have a choice: stimulate fossil fuel industries or invest in a more resilient recovery, powered by renewable energy.  This is a once in a generation chance, write Achim Steiner and Francesco La Camera.
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French fury after Sanofi says US to get virus vaccine first

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:59
The French government cried foul Thursday (14 May) after pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said it would reserve first shipments of any COVID-19 vaccine for the United States, saying the move would be "unacceptable" in a crisis that has killed nearly 300,000 people worldwide.
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EU drug agency contradicts Commission: COVID-19 vaccine only in a year’s time

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:56
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said on Thursday (14 May) that a vaccine to tackle COVID-19 could be ready in a year’s time under an “optimistic” scenario, in contrast with the European Commission’s ambitious projections of having a vaccine “by...
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A Man’s world: Challenging gender stereotypes in the tech sector

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:52
With men dominating higher managerial positions in Europe's technology sector, there has been no shortage of calls for greater female empowerment in the industry.
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Gabriel: Women ‘continue to face obstacles’ in tech sector

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:47
Tech firms in Europe are 'losing out' on a wide range of talent and diversity due to their reluctance to hire women across all levels of management, the EU Commissioner for Innovation and Research, Mariya Gabriel has said.
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Agriculture Commissioner backs Poland’s plan to hike CAP spending

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:33
Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said he will recommend member states to support Poland's position to increase the budget for EU's farming subsidies by 10% than proposed by the Commission in 2018.
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Decarbonisation of LNG – Expanding the pathway for clean energy sources in Europe?

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:15
The EU LNG import terminals currently import LNG that consists of methane of fossil origin. LNG produces lower CO2 emissions than most fossil fuels and has a low level of methane leakages in the long term. However, they need to...
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In Germany’s new 5G security criteria, SPD sees a “blunt sword”

Thu, 2020-05-14 08:36
The German Interior Ministry wants to check whether manufacturers of 5G components are trustworthy. For SPD digital politician Falko Mohrs, this does not go far enough. He demands a political security check, fed with secret service information. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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