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French MEP calls for ‘realism’ in Farm to Fork strategy

1 hour 3 min ago
We will soon reach a “technological impasse in farming” which will require all the innovative solutions that we have at our disposal, including new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs), according to the General Director of the French association of Maize Producers, Céline Duroc.
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Industry inklings, ‘Irish stew’ & Brexit-scooters

1 hour 23 min ago
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Sustainable food systems in the Farm to Fork strategy

2 hours 9 min ago
Embedding the concept of sustainability in the way we produce and consume our foodstuff represents a challenge for the food systems as we know them today. But it also offers opportunities for growth, once it becomes clear how to lead the transition.
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EU farmers tread carefully on Green Deal, as balance with CAP is not easy stuff

3 hours 29 min ago
Policymakers are being called to take up the challenge of finding a place for bloc’s farm aid provided under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the ambitious new environmental flagship policy of the European Commission.
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Italian progressives eye a leftist turn after 5 Star defeat

3 hours 29 min ago
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about recent resignation from politicians in Ljubljana and Zagreb, Football Leaks founder Rui Pinto having leaked the Luanda Leaks, and Austria's plans to develop its 5G network with private companies, and so much more.
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ZAGREB – Resignation?

3 hours 31 min ago
Health Minister Milan Kujunžić (HDZ, EPP) has submitted his resignation after being tied up in a scandal after media reports stated he had grossly misstated the value of a house he purchased in Zagreb. Prime Minister Plenković will decide whether...
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EU could use carbon border tax against Brexit Britain, warns MEP

3 hours 32 min ago
The EU could deploy a carbon border tax against the UK after Brexit, according to the head of the European Parliament’s environment committee, if Westminster diverges from bloc rules on issues like carbon markets.
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LJUBLJANA – Ready for snap elections

3 hours 32 min ago
While the country’s business community welcomed prime Minister Marjan Šarec resigning his government, which they say lacked a coordinated political direction, strong parties LMŠ and the PM’s party, DeSUS, as well as radical left Levica, are in favour of snap...
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BUDAPEST – Why did Rosatom come here?

3 hours 33 min ago
Green opposition LMP will submit a demand for data of public interest to learn about the costs and consequences of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation relocating its regional centre to Budapest. This is so that it requests the parliament’s...
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Beer, wine, spirit makers pledge age-restriction labels on drinks

3 hours 35 min ago
Twelve leading beer, wine and spirits companies have pledged to put clear age-restriction labels on their drinks and set tighter controls on access to their online content in a bid to reduce underage drinking.
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ATHENS – Greeks invade Paris

3 hours 35 min ago
An official meeting between PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled in Paris on Wednesday, following which Mitsotakis is expected to travel to Brussels to meet European Council President Charles Michel.  So far, the Greek PM has...
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MADRID – The agricultural sector needs to be protected

3 hours 36 min ago
Spain’s main agricultural trade unions urged the governing coalition of socialists (PSOE) and leftists (Unidas Podemos/United We Can) on Monday (27 January) to take urgent measures to defend the sector, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. Trade unions ASAJA, COAG and UPA have...
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DUBLIN – Varadkar-Barnier meeting

3 hours 37 min ago
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier sat down with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday, as the two discussed the next phase of the UK-EU negotiations. But what did Barnier tell Varadkar? Barnier warned that businesses could still face the...
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HELSINKI – Forest industry hit by a strike

3 hours 38 min ago
Some 9,000 workers went on strike after the employer organisation of the Finnish Forest Industries and the Paper Union failed to reach an agreement. Industrial action is planned to last three weeks. And it appears as if short-term prospects for...
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BERLIN – Commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz

3 hours 40 min ago
Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned of resurgent anti-Semitism in a speech yesterday (27 January). Held at the memorial in Poland in the presence of 200 survivors, he said,...
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EU INSTITUTIONS – Zagorakis to leave New Democracy?

3 hours 41 min ago
Theodoris Zagorakis, a Greek New Democracy MEP (EPP), has threatened to get leave his party following the decision of the Professional Sports Committee (PSC) to expel the football clubs PAOK and Xanthi from the Greek championship. Zagorakis was captain of...
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Brexit’s new chapter: the ‘impossible’ trade deal

3 hours 42 min ago
With just days to go before Brexit, European diplomats are already hard at work for the next phase: negotiations to hammer out a future with Britain after its EU divorce.
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ROME – Regional elections, the day after

3 hours 42 min ago
Following the regional elections in Calabria and Emilia-Romagna, the inquest into their effect on the country’s ruling coalition has begun. Although PM Giuseppe Conte has said the results of the regional elections won’t change the balance in the current ruling...
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EU’s Vestager calls on public sector to establish ‘particularly high’ AI standards

3 hours 48 min ago
Artificial Intelligence technologies deployed in the public sector should be held to "particularly high standards when it comes to transparency and accountability," regardless of whether the technology is deemed 'high-risk' or not, the Commission's Vice-President for Digital Margrethe Vestager told MEPs on Monday (27 January).
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UK to make Huawei decision today, amid intensifying US pressure

4 hours 2 min ago
Huawei's future involvement in the UK's future 5G network infrastructure hangs in the balance today (28 January), as Prime Minister Boris Johnson sits down with members of the UK's National Security Council to come to an agreement on the Chinese telecoms giant.
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