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European Parliament calls for better animal protection during transport

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 19:28
The European Parliament has adopted recommendations for tougher and more effective animal protection rules during live transports. Some, however, bemoan lacking ambition and call for a hard limit on the duration of journeys.
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EU ministers back border fences to deal with Eastern threats

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 18:01
Several EU interior ministers came together on Friday (21 January) to discuss how to step up the protection of EU external borders but failed to agree on a common approach, with options ranging from building fences on the borders to strengthening Schengen and migration legislation. 
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Šuica: Commission will support changes to treaties if citizens ask

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 17:59
Citizens’ recommendations are “at the heart of the process” of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), Dubravka Šuica said in an interview with EURACTIV. If the recommendations include changes to treaties, the Commission will support them, in line...
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Agrifood Brief: Mirror, mirror – or a wall?

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 16:57
How to make trade the fairest of them all? That was the big theme of the French EU presidency, under which agricultural minister Julien Denormandie made his debut as chair of the agriculture and fisheries (AGRIFISH) Council this week. The...
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The mysterious cintura negra, Belarus embargo, animal transport vote

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 16:47
This week, EURACTIV's agrifood team talks about the first AGRIFISH Council under the French Presidency
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The Brief — Inflation blues

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 16:45
With the pandemic raging around us and hefty price rises hitting Europeans in their pocketbooks, anyone immune from the January blues should be instructed to share their secret with the rest of us.
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Africa must not be targeted by EU carbon levy, warns Senegal’s president

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 16:38
The EU needs to ensure that African states do not bear the brunt of its carbon border levy at next month’s EU–African Union summit in Brussels, Senegal’s President has warned EU leaders.
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Digital Brief powered by YouTube: DSA plenary, Germany stalling, voice assistant

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 14:34
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
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European citizens divided on nuclear in EU democracy experiment

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 13:56
A citizens' panel dedicated to the environment, climate change, and health, held in Warsaw in January, found no agreement for a recommendation on nuclear energy, despite being one of the most debated issues.
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How Germany’s Nord Stream pipes promote war in Europe

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 13:43
Unlike the naïve West, Russia knew perfectly well what it was doing by building the first Nord Stream pipe, which came onstream in 2011. Andreas Umland ponders if anything has changed until the present day when Nord Stream 2 is completed.
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Fury in Parliament as EU green taxonomy deadline expires

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 12:55
EU lawmakers from across the political spectrum are furious about the European Commission’s refusal to consult them on a draft proposal to label gas and nuclear as a "transitional" source of energy, parliamentary sources have told EURACTIV.
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Austria to give out annual €200 “climate bonus”

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 12:55
Austrian parliament has passed a climate levy on fossil fuels as a part of the much-praised eco-social tax reform. Passed on Thursday (20 January), the reform will see the levy paid back to taxpayers in the form of a climate bonus.
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Digital anonymity and the Online Safety Bill

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 12:53
As efforts to regulate digital platforms gather steam, attention to the issue of online anonymity is growing.
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Scholz walks EU tightrope in push for ‘international climate club’

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 11:38
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has championed the creation of a "climate club" bringing together large economies pushing for more ambitious climate action. But as the EU pushes for a carbon tariff at its border, he is walking a diplomatic tightrope.
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Polish Green MP: Sadly, the German Greens couldn’t stop Nord Stream 2

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 10:56
While the German Greens in the coalition government succeeded in blocking Nord Stream 2 at the certification stage, there are fears the SPD could prevail, and the pipeline becomes operational, according to Urszula Zielińska, a Polish MP in an interview with EURACTIV.
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China incensed by French parliament’s genocide declaration

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 10:00
China condemned a French parliament resolution on Friday that accuses Beijing of carrying out a genocide against its Uyghur Muslim population, a move that has strained ties two weeks before the Winter Olympics.
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German industry calls for better EU-Swiss relations

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 09:37
In a new position paper, the German trade association BDI advocated for a "package solution" for Swiss-EU relations, which have suffered since the Swiss government walked away from negotiations for a framework agreement in May 2021.
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Tweets of the weeks: Metsola&Macron, Berlusconi and the Sheriff

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 08:45
Metsola is President as everyone guessed, Berlusconi resurgence has EU watchers stressed, and there’s a new sheriff in town to fight the digital Wild West.
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EU ministers mull carbon border tax, argue over nuclear’s green credentials

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 08:39
European Union environment ministers gathered in France Thursday (20 January) to mull climate policy and the merits of a carbon border tax, while airing differences on whether nuclear energy can be classified as "green".
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UK positions itself as frontrunner in gene editing research

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2022-01-21 08:05
In the hopes of becoming a frontrunner in biotechnology following Brexit, the UK has announced new legislation cutting what it deems as “unnecessary” red tape to encourage gene-editing research.
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