Eight member states back European-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

By |januar 20th, 2020|EMASOH, France, Iran, maritime surveillance, naval mission, News, Strait of Hormuz|

A European-led maritime surveillance mission in the Strait of Hormuz, a global shipping route impacted by military tensions in the Middle East, has won the political support from eight EU members states, the French foreign ministry announced on Monday ...

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Plastic waste and recycling: France among EU’s ‘poor performers’

By |januar 17th, 2020|France, Microplastics, News, plastic pollution, Plastic Strategy, Plastics Europe, recycling, Waste and recycling, waste management|

While the EU's plastic recycling rate has seen a slight increase of 1.4% between 2016 and 2018 amounting to 32.5% total according to Plastics Europe, France has been dragging the average down with a 24.2% recycling rate in 2018. EURACTIV's partner le J...

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French forest industry not taking advantage of ever-growing forests

By |januar 17th, 2020|agroforestry, forests, France, News, timber, trade, wood|

The forest continues to expand in France, according to industry figures, but the industry is not making the most of it. EURACTIV France reports.

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Not all member states will benefit from the European Green Deal

By |januar 15th, 2020|carbon neutrality, Emmanuel Macron, Energy transition, European Green Deal, France, Just Transition Fund, News, Poland|

The wide-ranging European Green Deal provides for a European fund for a just transition, which is meant to support regions that are economically highly dependent on fossil fuels. But not all member states will benefit from it. EURACTIV France reports.

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New cars still way behind in reaching EU emission standards by 2021

By |januar 14th, 2020|BMW, car manufacturers, carbon emissions, electric cars, France, gasoline, News, renault, SUVs|

While the European Union has set a limit of 95g/km for new vehicles, with one year to go before the deadline, manufacturers are stagnating at 122g/km according to AAA Data. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

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INSTEX fails to support EU-Iran trade as nuclear accord falters

By |januar 14th, 2020|#jcpoa, Britain, Donald Trump, E3, France, Germany, INSTEX, Iran, Iran sanctions, News, United States|

Three European powers, France, Britain and Germany, informed the EU on Tuesday (14 January) that they are triggering a dispute mechanism in the Iran nuclear deal following renewed violations of the deal by Tehran. “We have been left with no...

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Guy Verhofstadt ready to chair citizen consultations on Europe’s future

By |januar 14th, 2020|citizen consultations, Conference on the Future of Europe, direct democracy, Emmanuel Macron, European Parliament, France, Guy Verhofstadt, manfred weber, News, Pascal Durand, Renew|

From May onwards, hundreds of EU citizens will be invited to reflect on Europe's future at a conference that will debate European policy priorities in an attempt to introduce direct democracy in EU decision-making. EURACTIV France reports.

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EU powers to trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism

By |januar 14th, 2020|#jcpoa, Boris Johnson, China, Donald Trump, France, Germany, Iran nuclear deal, News, Russia, UK, US sanctions|

Britain, France and Germany will trigger the dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, two European diplomats said on Tuesday (14 January), the biggest step the Europeans have taken in response as Tehran has backed off nuclear co...

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Despite plans to ban glyphosate, its sales in France increase by 10%

By |januar 13th, 2020|agriculture, Ecophyto, environment protection, farmers, France, News, pesticide ban, Pesticides, pesticides-free zones|

Despite France's campaign against glyphosate and a plan to ban it in a majority of agricultural practices by the end of 2020, the world's most commonly used weedkiller saw its sales volumes soar by 10% in the country in 2018.

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Macron, Sahel leaders meet to boost anti-jihadist campaign

By |januar 13th, 2020|African Union, António Guterres, Burkina Faso, Chad, Charles Michel, Emmanuel Macron, France, Mali, Mauritania, MINUSMA, Moussa Faki, News, Niger, Operation Barkhane, Sahel, United Nations|

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Monday (13 January) host counterparts from five Sahel countries seeking more backing in the fight against a murderous jihadist uprising even as France's military role is being questioned.

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