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Lawmakers give nod to EU food policy-making platform

Thu, 2019-09-05 08:38
EU lawmakers from different political groups and parliamentary committees are set to give birth to a multi-stakeholder platform that will address EU food policy in a holistic way, EURACTIV.com has learnt. 
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World’s sixty largest meat, dairy and fish farms ranked in new sustainability index

Thu, 2019-09-05 08:18
A group of concerned investors has examined the sustainability of the world's largest fattening farms and dairy factories that supply the global food industry. And the results aren't mouth-watering, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Ambassador: ‘We should be more creative’ in finalising Azerbaijan-EU trade deal

Thu, 2019-09-05 07:48
It took 20 years for the EU and Mercosur to sign a trade agreement. “We don’t want to wait that much,” says the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the EU, urging the European Commission to drop its “bureaucratic matrix” thinking. "We don't hide our names," he insists.
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European Central Bank should ‘gradually eliminate’ carbon assets, Lagarde says

Thu, 2019-09-05 07:33
The European Central Bank should phase out climate-warming investments by preferring green bonds, Christine Lagarde said as she pitched to become the bank’s first female president.
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Time to give the transport sector the predictability it needs to thrive in a zero emission economy

Thu, 2019-09-05 07:00
Despite its clear potential for clean transportation, electro-mobility still does not seem to be the motor driving Europe’s economic, climate, and industrial policy, writes Folker Franz.
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Strong Codetermination – Solid Companies. An interview with Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff [Promoted content]

Thu, 2019-09-05 07:00
Prof. Dr. Michael Wolff explains his study and the main results.
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International negotiations to protect the high seas advancing at ‘snail’s pace’

Wed, 2019-09-04 16:41
The third session of negotiations on the preservation of marine biodiversity in the high seas held under a UN Intergovernmental Conference came to an end in New York on 30 August. However, negotiations only resulted in a framework for a future treaty. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
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The Brief – Living the Thick of It 

Wed, 2019-09-04 16:41
As Tory MP Philip Lee defected from his party live on TV last night and haunted-pencil Jacob Rees-Mogg reclined on the front benches, we were left to wonder: is there room for political satire now that reality is often far more farcical?
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Lagarde pledges to continue with Draghi’s loose monetary stance

Wed, 2019-09-04 16:39
Christine Lagarde promised on Wednesday (4 September) to respond with “agility” to the looming financial and economic turbulences once she becomes the president of the European Central Bank in November, while confirming that the current loose monetary stance will continue for a “long period of time.”
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What’s football’s carbon footprint?

Wed, 2019-09-04 16:26
Transport, water and energy consumption, waste management... Sports events, like any  other massive event, have an important environmental impact. As the “green wave” hit Europe -and national football teams prepare for next year Euro 2020- we look at the carbon footprint of the king of sports: football.
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France and Germany have high femicide rates compared to rest of EU

Wed, 2019-09-04 15:49
While the French government is launching a series of talks surrounding the issue of domestic violence within the country, the issue of femicide continues to affect the entire EU. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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Luxembourg leads EU push to climate-proof Energy Charter Treaty

Wed, 2019-09-04 15:14
Luxembourg will push for a deep reform of the Energy Charter Treaty at EU level in order to align it with global climate objectives, said the country’s energy minister Claude Turmes, who did not rule out scrapping the treaty altogether if reform talks don’t progress fast enough.
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Greek government vows to push vaccination after measles shock

Wed, 2019-09-04 12:32
Greece's new conservative government plans to take action to increase vaccination rates, following fresh World Health Organisation data that suggests measles has re-appeared in the country.
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Climate change will dramatically devalue farmland in southern Europe, EU agency reveals

Wed, 2019-09-04 10:05
According to the EU Environment Agency, climate change could turn the entire EU agribusiness upside down, as crop productivity in the Mediterranean countries is expected to drop while northern and western regions may experience more suitable conditions for agriculture intensification.
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Standards build trust! [Promoted content]

Wed, 2019-09-04 09:39
European standards help Europe’s meet today and tomorrow’s technological and societal challenges. They support Europe’s priorities through improving business performance and creating trust.
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Europe expects UK ‘assurances’ to avoid a food embargo

Wed, 2019-09-04 08:43
UK exporters have expressed their concern that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, they will not be able to sell animal products to the bloc.
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‘Brexiles’ protest in Dublin at prospect of UK leaving with no deal

Wed, 2019-09-04 08:29
Despairing at a country she believed was becoming more insular the more its Brexit debate raged, Briton Jess Worsdale decided this year that it was time to move to Ireland for good. On Tuesday (3 September), she was among about...
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EU member states to look into Facebook’s controversial Libra

Wed, 2019-09-04 08:15
The Economic and Financial Committee (EFC), which brings together the EU’s member states, has requested an analysis note from the European Commission to further look into the risks posed by Facebook’s controversial digital currency Libra and the ways to regulate it.
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New US Balkan envoy says restarting Serbia-Kosovo dialogue a priority

Wed, 2019-09-04 08:13
The new US Special Envoy to the Western Balkans, Matthew Palmer, said on Tuesday (4 September) a priority in his new role is restarting a dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo.
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With Trump’s blessing, Pompeo sought ‘reset’ with new EU leaders

Wed, 2019-09-04 08:02
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought on Tuesday (3 September) to re-establish friendlier ties with the incoming leaders of the European Union and mark an end to troubled relations since President Donald Trump took office, a senior US diplomat said.
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