Fact-check: Germany is EU’s fifth-worst offender, with 76 infringement proceedings

By |februar 18th, 2020|EU Commission, Germany, groundwater, infringement proceedings, News, nitrate levels|

Last week, the European Commission initiated three new infringement proceedings against Germany for failing to implement EU law, bringing the total to 76. But even though this may seem like a lot, Berlin is by far not the EU's worst offender. EURACTIV ...

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EU carbon border tax cheaper and fairer than French energy levy, says report

By |januar 9th, 2020|carbon border tax, carbon market, climate, Emmanuel Macron, energy contribution, EU Commission, France, gilets jaunes, News, Ursula von der Leyen|

The European Commission's carbon border tax proposal would have a small impact on French households, unlike the country's own proposal to tax energy which prompted the birth of the 'gilets jaunes' movement. EURACTIV France reports.

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EPP think-tank says US should mediate in Mediterranean maritime spats

By |januar 9th, 2020|'Ibiza-Gate', Angela Merkel, Boyko Borisov, cabinet reshuffle, Donald Trump, EU Commission, general elections, Heinz Christian Strache, judicial reform, media, News, populism, Sebastian Kurz, The Capitals|

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out the latest regarding Turkstream, NATO troops in Iraq, Italy's crumbling pledge to solve the Libyan crisis by gathering the relevant actors around a table, and so much more.

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Breton’s bid to shake the Atos shadow

By |november 14th, 2019|Atos, EPHearings2019, EU Commission, European Parliament, France, News, Thierry Breton|

France's European Commissioner-designate Thierry Breton will appear before members of the European Parliament this afternoon, in an attempt to assuage concerns over alleged conflicts of interest in his previous leadership of the global IT firm, Atos.

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EU globalisation adjustment fund should cushion Brexit consequences

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|agriculture, Brexit, economy and jobs, EGF, EU, EU Commission, EU regions, European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, Ireland, job losses, News, no-deal, UK, unemployment|

On Monday (21 October), the European Parliament voted in favour of using funds from the Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in the event of a hard Brexit to help workers of the remaining EU-27 who will have lost their jobs as a result of the UK's withd...

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EU will not renew authorisation of ‘bee killer’ substance thiacloprid

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|agriculture, bees, EU Commission, News, Pesticides|

Based on a conclusion by the EU's food safety authority (EFSA), the EU Commission announced on Tuesday (22 October) that it will not renew the authorisation of the "bee killer" substance thiacloprid. This means that the substance can still be used until April 2020. EURACTIV Germany reports. 

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New MEP asks Commission for Turkish to become official EU language

By |september 25th, 2019|Cyprus reunification, EU Commission, EU Parliament, News, Northern Cyprus, official EU languages, Turkey, Turkish-Cypriot MEP|

New leftist Cypriot MEP Akel Niyazi Kizilyurek asked the EU Commission whether Turkish could be the EU's 25th language. According to the MEP, this would be one way to prepare for the future reunification of the island of Cyprus. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.

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Digitalising agriculture: Opportunities and market control

By |marec 28th, 2019|agricultural innovation, agricultural research, CAP, development, digitalisation, EU Commission, Germany, News|

With the new CAP, the EU Commission is set to foster innovation and digitalisation in agriculture. German companies are hoping for multi-billion euro deals, yet management and infrastructural issues stand in the way.

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Making the most of the European Values Instrument

By |april 19th, 2018|Article 7, EU Commission, European values, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Poland|

The European Values Instrument can provide a much-needed boost to the weakened resilience of European democracies. However, the details of its structure will determine whether this opportunity will be grasped, write Jan Jakub Chromiec and Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz.

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Greenland gets EU’s support for Inuit seal products

By |december 1st, 2017|EU Commission, Greenland, indigenous people, indigenous people's rights, Inuit, News, QR code, seal hunting, seal products, sustainable consumption, sustainable hunting|

Seal hunting has been associated with images of animal cruelty, Brigitte Bardot hugging a seal pup, and environmental groups asking for it to be banned, which the EU eventually did. The outcome has been disastrous for indigenous people, who traditionally live off the sea,  but Greenland is now fighting to turn things around.

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