Profitability, land and passion for the countryside: the magic triangle of agriculture’s generational renewal

By |november 19th, 2019|agricultural subsidies, Common Agicultural Policy, European Union, generational renewal, livestock farming, News, Spain, young farmers|

In Spain and across the European Union, more than 90% of farmers are close to the retirement age, meaning that the problem of generational renewal poses a serious problem. Finding a solution depends on the combination of a magical triangle: access to l...

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EU institution staff ‘unaware’ of Microsoft data misuse, EU data chief says

By |november 7th, 2019|data protection, EDPS, EU, European Union, GDPR, News, personal data, Wiewiórowski|

Members of staff working across the EU institutions are “not aware” of the extent to which the US tech firm Microsoft collects and stores their data as part of the use of their products and services, the EU’s data protection watchdog has told EURACTIV.

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Macron plays ‘European’ card on state visit to China

By |november 5th, 2019|China, Emmanuel Macron, European Union, France, News, trade wars, Xi Jinping|

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Shanghai on Monday (4 November), accompanied by a European Commissioner and a German minister. Europeans finally feel they have a card to play against China, while Washington remains opposed to Beijing. EURAC...

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Paris Agreement architect: ‘Carbon neutrality is the target to go for’

By |oktober 9th, 2019|2019 UN climate summit, Climate Change, climate crisis, EU long term strategy 2050, European Union, global warming, Laurence Tubiana, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV, Paris Agreement key architect Laurence Tubiana gives her take away of the UN Climate Action Summit and the role of the European Union ahead of the next European Council meeting 17-18 October.

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The impact of US sanctions on European goods: a closer look

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Airbus, Boeing, cars, cheese, European Union, Germany, Italy, limoncello, News, olive oil, Spain, tariffs dispute, trade wars, tweed, UK, US, Whisky, wines, WTO|

Scotch single malt whisky, German decals, Spanish stuffed olives, British cotton bed linen... These products have one thing in common: the US plans to tax them at 25%. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.

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Germany’s conservative interior minister now a ‘refugee saviour’

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Angela Merkel, Erdogan, European Union, Germany, Greece, Horst Seehofer, Mediterranean, migrants, Migration, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Refugees, Sea rescue, Türkei, Turkey|

Today, Germany's conservative interior minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) is travelling to Athens to prevent a situation like the 2015 refugee crisis to happen again. He is using the opportunity to work on his image as a 'problem-solver' and is even seeking...

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Austria committed to preserving environment, says sustainability minister

By |oktober 2nd, 2019|Austria, environment, EU, European Union, Germany, Green Belt, Green Belt Initiative, News|

In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Austria's Minister for Sustainability and Tourism, Maria Patek, spoke about her country's involvement in the European Green Belt Initiative, as well as her country's role as mediator for the various European envir...

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Poland’s double-game on defence matters

By |september 26th, 2019|Airbus, aircraft, defence and security, European Defence Fund, European Union, France, News, pesco, PiS, Poland, Russia, US|

Poland's decision to buy American F-35 aircraft sounds like Warsaw snubbing European projects. However, the EU member state, is also in breach of its commitments, writes Nicholas Gros-Verheyde.

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UN climate summit, day #2: Few announcements in the end – ‘How dare you’

By |september 24th, 2019|Amazon rainforest, coal, European Union, fossil fuels, France, Germany, Greece, Green Climate Fund, Green finance, News, UN Climate Action Summit, UNGA 2019|

Over this special series on the UN climate action summit (23-25 September), EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the goings on in New York and what is driving the conversation there. In this edition: An angry Greta Thunberg, a technical Angela Merkel, a p...

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Nanotechnologies are ‘the future’, EIT chief says

By |september 18th, 2019|conference, Digital, digital miniturisation, EIT Digital 2019, EU, European Union, nanotechnologies, nanotechnology, News, Willem Jonker|

The next global trend in the technology industry will involve digital miniaturisation and nanotechnologies, the head of the European Institute of Technology (EIT), Willem Jonker, has said.

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