EU pushes for convergence of insolvency rules to support recovery

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 19:21
The European Commission is preparing a series of proposals to drive the capital markets union to facilitate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most difficult battles will be reducing the differences between national insolvency frameworks.
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Agrifood Brief: Two birds, one score

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 18:15
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.   We speak with the chair of the European Parliament’s AGRI committee, Norbert Lins, about...
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The Brief, powered by FACEBOOK – Sold down the river

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 16:39
Even those of us who have the rosiest impressions of our politicians know that they all twist the truth. Most get away with it, but the biggest lies have a nasty habit of catching up with them.
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Paris looks to citizen power to speed up energy transition

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 16:03
French citizens' cooperative EnerCit'if aims to install 14 solar power plants in Paris before the end of the year, a project that is being seen as an opportunity to boost citizen participation in the city's energy transition. EURACTIV France reports.
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Brexit sparks £1 trillion UK assets switch to EU: study

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 16:02
UK banks and insurers have shifted more than £1.0 trillion to the European Union in response to Brexit, a study published Friday (16 April) found.
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Digital Brief: The state of EU media, AI plans, digital green passports

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 16:01
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.  A short personal message from me, before we start. This is my last edition of the Digital Brief for EURACTIV,...
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Chinese president slams EU carbon border levy in call with Macron, Merkel

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 15:57
Chinese President Xi Jinping slammed the European Union's plan for a carbon border levy on Friday (16 April) in a call with the leaders of France and Germany, according to state media.
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Global Europe Brief: Western Balkan faultlines

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 15:20
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU from a global perspective. You can subscribe here. /// EDITOR’s TAKE EU foreign ministers were scheduled to hold a debate with and about the Western Balkans during their meeting...
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Radio Free Europe petitions Strasbourg court to block Russian fines

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 15:08
The US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty news website in Moscow said Friday (16 April) it was urgently appealing to Europe's highest rights court to stop Russia from heavily fining the media outlet for hundreds of alleged infractions.
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Romania approves bill to bar China, Huawei from 5G networks

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 14:55
Romania's centrist government on Thursday (April 15) approved a United States-backed bill that effectively bars China and Huawei from taking part in development of its 5G network, a member of the IT&C and National Security Committee told Reuters.
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Navalny allies plead for EU to pressure Moscow over medical access

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 14:49
The European Union must pressure Moscow to allow Alexei Navalny to have access to his doctor, allies of the hunger-striking Kremlin critic wrote in a letter sent this week to EU foreign ministers.
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Montenegro tries to cool EU row over $1 billion China road

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 14:24
Montenegro's finance minister on Friday (16 April) tried to ease concern over a near $1 billion Chinese-backed road project, insisting the country could afford to repay the debt and did not need EU help.
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EU countries clinch new mandate for talks on climate law, raising hopes of a deal

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 13:59
EU member states have adopted a revised mandate for negotiating the European climate law, including a new stance on the 2030 target that retains the net 55% reduction objective but limits the role of carbon sinks, according to documents seen by EURACTIV.
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Africa seeks funding from Europe to invest in ecological transition

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 12:03
Africa is the continent that contributes least to the acceleration of climate change. However, the countries there feel the effects most and are seeking support to innovate and invest.
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European Commission open to consider cage rearing ban initiative

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 11:36
Three members of the European Commission have reacted positively to a public petition requesting the phase-out of cage rearing in the EU, expressing support to the initiative.
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Jourová on the future for European media: Big Tech, Democracy, and Independence

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 11:00
On the occasion of EURACTIV's launch of its new 'Digital & Media' hub, Editor Samuel Stolton caught up with the Commission's Vice President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová, to discuss the wide range of issues currently impacting the European media landscape. 
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ECJ confirms electric fishing ban, says science cannot justify all

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 10:48
Europe's highest court has dismissed the latest Dutch attempt to halt the ban on the controversial practice of pulse trawling, in a ruling that put boundaries to the science-oriented approach of EU lawmaking.
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Google backs EU plans to fight child sexual abuse

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 09:59
Google has said it backs the need for a derogation from the ePrivacy directive and supports the notion of creating a European centre that would cover law enforcement, prevention and victim support at the EU level.
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Bulgaria must allow baby of same-sex couple to travel: EU adviser

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 09:12
Bulgaria must find a way to allow the stateless baby of a same-sex couple from Bulgaria and Gibraltar to travel, a legal adviser of EU's top court said Thursday (15 April).
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LEAK: EU to table ‘climate taxonomy’, leaving gas and nuclear for later

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2021-04-16 08:49
The European Commission plans to delay a decision on whether to label nuclear and natural gas power plants as a sustainable investment under green finance rules due to be published next week, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV.
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