What does the EU Green Deal mean for European Industries [Promoted content]

By |februar 17th, 2020|EU industrial strategy, European Green Deal, News|

The European Green Deal presents an opportunity to manage the ecological transition with a new circular economy action plan and an industrial strategy which enables the green and digital transformation. Such a deep transformation will not be possible w...

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Committee of the Regions welcomes Green group for the first time

By |februar 13th, 2020|2019 European elections, cohesion policy, Committee of the Regions, environmental protection, European Green Deal, European Greens, Greens/European Free Alliance, News, Regional Policy|

For the first time, the EU's Committee of the Regions has enough Green members to form their own group. The group, who already met on Tuesday (11 February), is keen to have good relations with the other groups but also wants to "exert pressure", partic...

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Intensive farming, French court ruling and sugar tax

By |februar 13th, 2020|Agrifood, agrifood brief, Biotechnology, European Green Deal, green deal, Intensive farming, News, sugar tax|

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. Intensive farming and the Green Deal In a recent tweet, Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said that...

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How the EU’s Green Deal could help trigger a historic EU-ASEAN trade deal

By |februar 12th, 2020|European Green Deal, Malaysia, News, palm oil, Sustainable palm oil|

There has been much fanfare over the EU’s new Green Deal, a three-decade plan to make the EU climate neutral by 2050. Lauded as “revolutionary”, “visionary” and a “game-changer”, it has been applauded across the globe. Understandably so: the stated goals are nothing short of commendable, writes Teresa Kok.

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New EU regions president: ‘Citizens feel left out from the European process’

By |februar 12th, 2020|Apostolos Tzitzikostas, cohesion policy, Conference on the Future of Europe, European Committee of the Regions, European Green Deal, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

Apostolos Tzitzikostas (EPP), the governor of Central Macedonia (Greece), has been elected as the new president of the European Committee of the Regions. He talked to EURACTIV about his main priorities, which include a bottom-up approach to shaping Eur...

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Europe aims to make its food a global green standard, despite trade concerns

By |februar 11th, 2020|European Commission, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, FoodDrinkEurope, News, sustainable food production|

Ahead of a much-anticipated ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy to accompany the EU Green Deal, some EU policymakers say Europe’s food should be protected from American pressure.

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Integrated pest management should be linked to CAP payments, say auditors

By |februar 6th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biological pesticides, court of auditors, European Court of Auditors, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, News, organic, organic agriculture|

The European Commission has been unable to adequately measure and reduce either the effects or the risks from pesticides due to a lack of rigorous and suitable data, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors, released on Wednesday (5 January). 

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Just Transition Fund to deepen Belgian debate over regional disparities

By |februar 6th, 2020|European Green Deal, Just Transition Fund, News|

While 0.9% (€68 million) of the EU's Just Transition Fund is designated for Belgium, European Commission criteria for the fund could turn into a "financial hangover" for Flanders, Flemish Environment Minister Zuhal Demir (N-VA) has warned, in a claim that threatens to deepen the debate about regional disparities in Belgium.

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Renew Europe vows to break ‘taboos’ in EU agriculture

By |februar 3rd, 2020|common agricultural policy, Dacian Cioloş, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, GMOs, Martin Hlaváček, News, Pesticides|

The centrist Renew Europe group in the European Parliament aims to “break taboos” in the agricultural sector, according to one of its Czech deputies, Martin Hlaváček.

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Fighting fire with fire: pest control by playing nature at its own game

By |januar 31st, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biocontrol, biological pesticides, European Green Deal, microbial pesticides, News, organic agriculture, pest control, Pesticides, sustainable agriculture|

Microbial and macrobial pesticides, or ‘biologicals’, have been rapidly gaining attention as a sustainable and environmentally friendly viable alternative to chemical pesticides. However, they are currently hampered by maladapted regulation, says the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA). EURACTIV reports.

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