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Helping farmers, fighting climate change [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-07-02 05:00
Coronavirus has exposed the fragility of global food supply chains we have too often taken for granted. Even the most prosperous countries must now address questions of food security, availability and affordability.
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Ukraine’s central bank governor resigns, citing ‘systematic political pressure’

Thu, 2020-07-02 04:47
Ukraine's central bank governor handed in his resignation on Wednesday (1 July) prompting worried responses from Western partners and casting a shadow on the country's new IMF loan program.
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Turkey asks EU to correct ‘mistake’ of travel list exclusion

Wed, 2020-07-01 17:00
Turkey said on Wednesday (1 July) it is disappointed by the European Union’s decision to exclude it from a list of countries recommended for non-essential travel and called on the bloc to correct the “mistake” as soon as possible. The...
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The Brief – Revive the Weimar Triangle, or kill it

Wed, 2020-07-01 15:07
With Germany taking the helm of the EU Council, there is a unique opportunity to revive the cooperation format between Berlin, Paris and Warsaw.
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Altmaier: Gaia X to play ‘central role’ in digital transition

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:58
The European Cloud infrastructure initiative Gaia-X will play a "central role" in the EU's digital transition as it charts its recovery out of the coronavirus crisis, Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier has said. 
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The energy transition, electricity prices and hydrogen

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:47
Hydrogen from electrolysers is a 3-in-one energy carrier delivering three solutions to three important emergency energy transition problems, write Mike Parr and Simon Minett.
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COVID-19 pandemic poses new risks to EU citizens in UK, rights groups warn

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:46
The coronavirus pandemic risks creating new problems and uncertainty for potential applicants to the UK's EU Settlement Scheme and those who have already been given pre-settled status, citizens’ rights groups have warned Boris Johnson's government.
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German EU Presidency: Berlin to lead on EU economic policy

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:46
As Germany took over the EU Council Presidency on Wednesday (1 July), Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) presented plans for reorienting the bloc's economic policy, signalling Germany's commitment towards non-EU countries and confirming the focus on the digital and green economy. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Climate Law cannot compromise with the laws of physics

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:30
Given the non-linear and irreversible nature of climate change, relying on uncertain future technologies like carbon capture and storage is hazardous and only delays urgent actions that need to be taken now, write Laurent Hubert, Jean-Noël Geist and Adrien Jahier.
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Lawmakers agreed to delay post-2020 CAP by two years

Wed, 2020-07-01 14:28
Croatians pulled off their aim of getting the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)’s transitional regulations finished on their watch, clinching an eleventh-hour deal with the European Parliament on the last day of their EU presidency.
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Food security & Climate change post-COVID – Improving the sustainability of EU agriculture

Wed, 2020-07-01 13:26
The Covid-19 pandemic has raised questions about the fragility of our food supply, putting food security back on the agenda. Coupled with the on-going threat of climate change, agriculture has a crucial role to play to ensure European food remains...
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Commission in bid to ensure ‘70% of EU adults’ have digital skills

Wed, 2020-07-01 13:06
The European Commission has laid out ambitious new goals for upskilling and reskilling its citizens by 2025, including the objective of ensuring that 70% of the EU adult population has basic digital skills.
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UK Body Wants Tougher Checks for Google, Facebook Ad Reign

Wed, 2020-07-01 12:59
The UK government must introduce new measures to check the dominance of tech giants Google and Facebook in digital advertising and help make space for other players, Britain's competition watchdog said on Wednesday (7 July).
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Turkish envoy says France suspending role in NATO naval mission

Wed, 2020-07-01 12:30
Turkey's ambassador to France on Wednesday (1 July) said that Paris had informed NATO it was suspending its involvement in a naval operation in the Mediterranean after a probe into an incident between French and Turkish warships did not back Paris' claims.
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Europe’s hospitality sector makes last appeal ‘before it’s too late’

Wed, 2020-07-01 11:56
Hit hard by the pandemic, Europe’s hospitality sector is struggling to find a way out of the current chaos. Speaking to EURACTIV, its representatives have painted a bleak picture and called on governments to take immediate action to help the sector revive rapidly before it’s too late.
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French, Greeks are Europe’s rudest road users, poll reveals

Wed, 2020-07-01 11:29
Drivers in most of Europe say they have adopted safer and more courteous behaviour behind the wheel, with the notable exception of the French and Greeks who share the top spot for hurling insults at other road users, polling data showed Wednesday (1 July).
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EU-Mercosur agreement to be signed by end of year, Mercosur presidency hopes

Wed, 2020-07-01 11:26
The so-called "Southern Common Market" or Mercosur hopes to finally sign by the end of this year the association agreement with the European Union reached in June 2019 after two decades of negotiations, Paraguay's Foreign Minister Antonio Rivas declared on Tuesday (30 June). EURACTIV's partner EFE Asunción reports.
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Almost two-thirds of MEPs do not report lobby meetings

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:33
Almost two-thirds of EU lawmakers do not report meetings with lobbyists, according to a Transparency International (TI) analysis of collected data on lobby meetings published by MEPs on the European Parliament website.
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Airlines granted huge emissions reprieve by UN compromise

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:18
The UN’s aviation emissions offsetting scheme will not take 2020 into account when calculating how much airlines have to pay to neutralise their carbon dioxide output. Environmental groups have derided the decision for “making a mockery” of climate policy.
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EU-UK cross-border data flows: New digital walls for the economy?

Wed, 2020-07-01 09:53
Data needs to continue to flow between the UK and the EU. The EU should limit safeguards to only those needed to protect personal data,  writes Andrea Giuricin.
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