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Agrifood Brief: A 5-column clover for luck with CAP

Fri, 2021-01-22 18:08
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.   This week: we speak with Green MEP Eleonora Evi about the differences...
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The Brief, powered by VDMA – The lost art of diplomacy

Fri, 2021-01-22 16:41
There is nothing like a break-up to prompt a few rounds of point-scoring and petty one-upmanship. The Brexit divorce process is more giving than most. The UK may be over and out of the bloc, legally at least, but there...
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African trade pact offers chance to kickstart UK trade ties

Fri, 2021-01-22 16:37
The new African Continental Free Trade Area is a chance to kickstart trade between the UK and Africa, delegates told a UK-Africa investment summit this week.
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Border testing of hauliers will disrupt food and medicine supply, warns union

Fri, 2021-01-22 16:10
Mandatory COVID-19 testing of goods transport drivers at borders will lead to “devastating consequences” if implemented, forcing supply chains for essentials such as food and medicine to “grind to a halt”, the International Road Transport Union (IRU) has said in a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
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Global Europe Brief, powered by Facebook: EU’s Chinese gambles

Fri, 2021-01-22 16:04
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective. In this edition more on
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Monte Carlo Rally has no place in ‘post-crisis world’, say environmentalists

Fri, 2021-01-22 15:49
The first round of the World Rally Championship began with the Monte Carlo Rally on Thursday (21 January). However, the sport's polluting nature, criticised by environmental associations, is raising questions about its raison d'être. EURACTIV France reports.
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Digital euro’s ‘moment of truth’ to come in April

Fri, 2021-01-22 15:12
The European Central Bank will decide in spring, most likely in April, whether to move ahead with the preparatory work to launch a digital euro, a complex project that would facilitate payments but could also shake the foundations of the financial system.
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MEPs wink at Biden, call for ending US tariff spat

Fri, 2021-01-22 14:25
On the very day of Joe Biden's inauguration in Washington on 20 January, European lawmakers urged the European Commission to settle for good the trade dispute with the US that has soured transatlantic relations in recent years.
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Why the EU has a big role to play in tackling the housing crisis

Fri, 2021-01-22 14:21
Since housing is a fundamental right guaranteed at EU level, the bloc has to play its part and support cities and countries in tackling the housing crisis, providing affordable, adequate and sustainable housing, writes Kim van Sparrentak. Kim van Sparrentak...
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UK companies use EU ETS to hedge carbon amid post-Brexit uncertainty

Fri, 2021-01-22 13:00
Some British companies are still buying permits from the EU carbon market as uncertainty over Britain's planned domestic carbon market means they can't yet use it to protect themselves against future price rises.
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Ending the ‘Data Free-For-All’: Antitrust Vs GDPR enforcement

Fri, 2021-01-22 12:25
As long as antitrust remedies remain ineffective across the platform economy, more attention should be paid to proper enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, write Johnny Ryan and Cristina Caffarra.
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COVID vaccine contract: nearly a quarter obscured

Fri, 2021-01-22 11:39
As European lawmakers demand more transparency around COVID vaccine contracts, a EURACTIV analysis has found that nearly a quarter of the CureVac COVID vaccine contract made available to MEPs this week, including nearly two-thirds of its Annexes, has been redacted.
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Digital Brief, powered by Facebook: AI in EU, US tech rundown, Digital Euro plans

Fri, 2021-01-22 11:22
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “We cannot rely on the decisions made by algorithms.” – Dunja Mijatović, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights....
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EU Parliament under fire over ‘illegal US data transfers’ from COVID website

Fri, 2021-01-22 09:55
European Parliament services are coming under pressure from a group of lawmakers working with privacy activist Max Schrems over allegations that the institution's coronavirus test management website is illegally siphoning data to US-based firms.
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Rich nations accused of inflating climate adaptation finance figures

Fri, 2021-01-22 09:52
Rich nations have exaggerated how much funding they provided to help the world’s poorest countries cope with climate change impacts such as flooding and drought, according to analysis by charity Care International.
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EU’s Frontex says ‘no evidence’ of illegal migrant pushbacks

Fri, 2021-01-22 08:43
The managing board of EU border agency Frontex said Thursday (21 January) it did not find evidence of rights violations in cases it reviewed where guards were accused of illegal migrant pushbacks.
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Belgium mulls ban on non-essential travel

Fri, 2021-01-22 08:29
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Czech 'anti-masker' MP causing turmoil in parliament, the UK government being accused for being 'petty' afte downgrading the diplomatic status of the EU's ambassador in London, and so much more.
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Riot breaks out at migrant centre outside Sarajevo

Fri, 2021-01-22 08:28
Police broke up a riot that erupted in the night from Wednesday to Thursday at one of the reception centres for illegal migrants outside Sarajevo, a police spokesman has confirmed. At least two police officers and a staff member of...
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Serbian soldiers claim being forced to get vaccinated

Fri, 2021-01-22 08:27
The Serbian Military Union have received complaints from a number of soldiers who claim that their unit commanders are pressuring them to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and that those unwilling to comply are threatened with disciplinary actions, said a statement...
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Croatia aims to solve court case backlog

Fri, 2021-01-22 08:25
The justice ministry’s goal in the year ahead is to solve all court cases older than seven years – about 25,000 – because it is dissatisfied with the length of court proceedings and the large number of pending cases, said...
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