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The Energy Charter Treaty supports investment in renewables

Sat, 2021-02-27 07:44
The oft maligned Energy Charter Treaty is not the obstacle to renewable energy that some make it out to be, writes Tomas Vail.
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Agrifood Brief: More w(h)ining than dining – MEP’s beef with agri promotion

Fri, 2021-02-26 17:17
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: EURACTIV speaks with Green MEP Viola von Cramon about a new report released which found...
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EPP silent over Orbàn’s flirt with nationalist Brothers of Italy

Fri, 2021-02-26 17:14
Europe's biggest political group, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), has declined to comment on a letter of support Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbàn sent to Italy’s nationalist party Brothers of Italy, member of another political family, where he cites their shared "Christian and conservative values".
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EU court rules out unjustified use of dangerous chemicals in paint

Fri, 2021-02-26 16:56
The EU illegally allowed dangerous lead substances to be sold in paints despite safer options being available, the European Court of Justice said in a ruling on Thursday (25 February).
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The Brief, powered by APPLIA – EU summit post-mortem

Fri, 2021-02-26 16:43
EU summits are like a regular medical check-up for our union. Expert eyes can immediately see how good its health is. One very good measurement is EU leaders’ ability to decide.
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Snubbed European Parliament enters final laps of Farm to Fork race

Fri, 2021-02-26 16:42
The EU's new ambitious food policy is ready to face tough parliamentary scrutiny from lawmakers who feel being pushed aside by the European Commission.
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The Cohesion Policy to come

Fri, 2021-02-26 16:05
Cohesion policy will be one of the main driving forces to achieve an equitable recovery, and the EU’s digital and green aspirations. EURACTIV tries to demystify the present and future of European cohesion.
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Global Europe Brief, powered by Facebook: ‘Strategic autonomy’ dreams continued

Fri, 2021-02-26 15:31
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU from the global perspective. You can subscribe here. /// EDITOR’s TAKE ‘Strategic autonomy’ strikes again. This time at the EU summit. EU leaders on Friday (26 February) debated efforts...
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UK faces ‘formidable’ task to deregulate, warns new report

Fri, 2021-02-26 15:27
Post–Brexit United Kingdom has only very limited room to diverge from EU regulation, according to the ‘UK regulation after Brexit’ report, published on Friday (26 February) by the UK in a Changing Europe academic think tank.
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Almost half of French people have cut meat consumption in last three years

Fri, 2021-02-26 15:25
French people tend to eat less meat than before, according to the results of the Harris Interactive survey published on Thursday ( 25 February). This change in eating habits can only be welcomed, both from an environmental and health perspective. EURACTIV France reports.
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Climate pledges for 2030 put world far off 1.5C goal, UN warns

Fri, 2021-02-26 15:00
Updated plans to reduce emissions, submitted so far by about 75 nations ahead of November's COP26 summit, barely make a dent in the huge cuts needed to meet global climate goals, the UN climate chief said on Friday (26 February), calling for redoubled efforts.
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Italy, Slovenia await Commission to settle balsamic vinegar dispute

Fri, 2021-02-26 14:49
Italy is up in arms, trying to defend the world-famous balsamic vinegar of Modena from an attempt to 'standardise' its production made by Slovenia, and the European Commission appears to have until 3 March to settle the issue.
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Former King of Spain submits second tax regularisation for €4 million

Fri, 2021-02-26 14:13
Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, has submitted voluntarily to the Spanish tax agency (Agencia Tributaria) a second tax regularisation statement for €4 million.
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Deliveries are up, e-van sales are not – that’s a disaster for pollution

Fri, 2021-02-26 13:58
The sale of electric vans has been sluggish despite a boom in home deliveries, spurred by pandemic-driven online shopping. The lack of clean vans on European roads will harm our chances to reach emissions targets, writes James Nix.
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EU and NATO leaders aim to expand cooperation, despite dreams of ‘strategic autonomy’

Fri, 2021-02-26 13:49
EU leaders on Friday (26 February) debated efforts aimed at beefing up the bloc's defence capabilities. The discussion comes as ambitions of the EU as a 'geopolitical actor' remain unheeded.
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Chinese coronavirus jab brings relief, and concern in Hungary

Fri, 2021-02-26 13:46
We should be happy to get any vaccine," said Laszlo Cservak, a pensioner queueing in Budapest for China's Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine shot after Hungary became the first EU member to start using it.
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Digital Brief: 5G goals, DSA clarifications, COVID disinformation

Fri, 2021-02-26 13:43
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “5G will certainly be in there.” – Peter Stuckmann, head of unit at the European Commission in charge of...
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Texas power outage: lessons from the EU regulators’ perspective

Fri, 2021-02-26 12:47
The devastating events in Texas show the potential energy security risks of extreme weather, but also the benefit of the interconnected European energy grid, writes Christian Zinglersen.
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Apple says it never discussed COVID-19 certificate app with WHO, EU

Fri, 2021-02-26 11:18
American multinational technology company Apple has never held talks with the World Health Organisation or the EU about the possibility to develop a COVID-19 vaccine certificate application, and has made clear it does not want to access private data from such an app, EURACTIV.com has learnt.
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Telex wins award in honour of murdered Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak

Fri, 2021-02-26 10:50
EURACTIV’s media partner, Hungarian news site Telex, was awarded the #ALLForJan prize, established in honour of the murdered Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak, based on their advocacy of the freedom of the press and their work over the past several...
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