Bikes starting to push cars out of cities thanks to COVID-19

By |maj 8th, 2020|Air Pollution, Berlin, bicyle paths, Bikes, Brussels, car traffic, congestion, corona lanes, coronavirus, COVID-19, European Union, health crisis, News, Paris, pop-up bicycles lanes|

Curfews have paralysed traffic as the COVID-19 pandemic hit many cities, which have started to use this opportunity to promote the bicycle revolution and ban cars from their inner cities. EURACTIV Germany takes a look at Paris, Brussels and Berlin.

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Expert : Germany could use EU presidency to shape EU-China relations

By |marec 11th, 2020|5G, Berlin, China, Deutschland, EU, EU Council Presidency, European Commission, geopolitics, Geopolitik, Germany, Heiko Maas, Huawei, News, Ursula von der Leyen, USA|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, director of the Asia programme of the European Council of Foreign Relations, Dr Janka Oertel, described how Germany could play a pivotal role in changing the EU's relations with China and might even force the excl...

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Case against Tesla: Are German environmental groups abusing their rights to sue?

By |februar 21st, 2020|Aarhus Convention, Berlin, BUND, class action lawsuits, Environmental associations, environmental protection, Germany, Giga-Factories, News, Tesla, Umweltverbände|

Two environmental associations have brought a case against the clearing of forests for a new Tesla factory in Brandenburg, saying they want to protect the environment. But is it possible that these associations are not seeing the bigger picture and are...

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German farmers will ‘have to declare bankrupcy’ if CAP direct payments are capped

By |november 26th, 2019|agriculture, Berlin, Brandenburg, CAP, common agricultural policy, direct payments, eco-scheme, environment, farmer, farmers, first pillar, Germany, News, organic farming, second pillar|

From 2021, the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is intended to be more closely linked to environmental requirements. But this could lead to large conventional farms facing existential threats. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Bayer now facing 42,700 compensation claims over glyphosate

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Bayer, Berlin, compensation claims, Germany, glyphosate, job losses, Monsanto, News, United States|

Bayer is now facing 42,700 compensation claims, mostly in US courts. CEO Werner Baumann is calling for an "economically-viable" settlement of these cases but has also announced that 12,000 jobs will be cut by the end of 2021. EURACTIV's partner Der Tag...

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New German climate package a ‘slap in the face’, young activists say

By |september 23rd, 2019|Berlin, climate strike, Fridays for Future, german climate cabinet, German climate package, German climate protection law, Germany, Greta Thunberg, News|

The climate march in Berlin last Friday came just at the moment when the German climate cabinet unveiled its new policy package – a proposal youth climate activists denounced as a "slap in the face". EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Northern Group aims to step up regional security cooperation

By |junij 26th, 2019|Baltic Sea, Berlin, Germany, Nato, News, Northern Group, Russia, Ursula von der Leyen|

Only days after the NATO-led maritime manoeuvre BALTOPS (Baltic Operations) tested the waters in the Baltic Sea region, Northern Group defence ministers met on Tuesday (25 June) in Berlin in an attempt to deepen their cooperation. The so-called Norther...

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Cocaine trafficking reaching record highs, says EU drug agency

By |junij 6th, 2019|Berlin, cannabis, cocaine, dependence, Drug emergency centre, drugs, EMCCDA, Germany, MDMA, mental health, News, Turkey|

Cocaine seizure in the EU reached record highs in 2017 and the trafficking of synthetic drugs has also increased, according to this year's European Drug Report. A closer look into Berlin's drug help centre shows how drug consumption is linked to mental health. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Germany wants UN Security Council more involved in mitigating climate crisis

By |junij 5th, 2019|armed conflict, Berlin, Climate Change, Crop failure, drought, environment, Germany, Ghana, Heiko Maas, John Kerry, Migration, Nauru, News, United Nations, Vereinte Nationen|

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas launched a call for action on Tuesday (4 June) that aims to develop real solutions that would mitigate the security risks of climate change. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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“Time is Brain”: How ERDF funds save lives in Berlin

By |junij 27th, 2018|Berlin, cohesion policy, ERDF, EU cohesion policy, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), first aid, News|

The most comprehensive EU regional development instrument is the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). But in most cases, its work remains largely unknown to the public. An example from Berlin shows how it literally saves lives. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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