From the capitals

Central Asia 26-11-2021

Kazakhstan president visits Brussels in effort to deepen relations

The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, paid a rare official visit to Belgium on Thursday and Friday (25-26 November) in an effort to present his country as a reliable partner to the EU and open the door to new opportunities.

Migrant boat row deepens as France slams ‘not serious’ Johnson

The row between the UK and France over boats carrying migrants in the Channel escalated on Friday (26 November) after France withdrew an invitation to Home Secretary Priti Patel to attend a summit in Calais and discuss how to respond to a migration crisis on the Channel.
Enlargement 26-11-2021

Burned by Bulgaria veto, North Macedonia to ‘act more carefully’ on EU integration narrative, justice minister says

Partially attributing his party’s crushing defeat in the recent municipal elections to the stalling EU accession negotiations, North Macedonia’s justice minister Bojan Marichikj told EURACTIV the government in Skopje would be more careful in the future. The stand-off between Bulgaria...
Agrifood 26-11-2021

Agrifood Brief: It ain’t over ’til it’s over

So, in the immortal words of the Looney Toons, that’s all folks - the CAP is officially a wrap.
Global Europe 26-11-2021

The Brief, powered by ENTSO-E — Fortress Europe

The mood on migration in Europe has changed, perhaps decisively. Whether at Greece’s sea border in the Aegean, the Polish frontier with Belarus, or the Channel, barriers are going up, physical or otherwise, and the prevailing mood among politicians, with strong public support, is to keep people out.
Agrifood 26-11-2021

France might drop support for Nutri-score, say Italians

The French government is mulling over the possibility of not backing the French colour-coded nutritional label Nutri-score as the new EU-wide food labelling scheme, according to Italy's agriculture minister.
EU-Africa 26-11-2021

EU officials fear Ethiopian collapse amid ‘dramatic situation’

As European governments urge their citizens to leave Ethiopia and critical diplomatic staff are expelled, the EU is becoming increasingly concerned that the escalating civil conflict there risks unravelling the country entirely.

Furious Macron scraps UK migrant talks after ‘unacceptable’ letter

France on Friday (26 November) scrapped planned talks with the UK about migrant crossings after an "unacceptable" letter from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, pushing relations to new lows after 27 people died in the Channel.
Digital & Media 26-11-2021

Digital Brief powered by Facebook: DMA & DSA adopted, biometric ban, political ads

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “France’s priority [during the EU presidency] will be to defend the Council’s priorities and to ensure that we are...
Non-discrimination 26-11-2021

Grappling with Europe’s racist colonial past must go beyond history books

Teaching colonialism is a first step to tackle structural racism in Europe, but inequality will not be eradicated unless addressed in education as a whole, according to experts.
Global Europe 26-11-2021

Ukraine president says coup plot thwarted involving Russians; Kremlin denies role

Ukraine has uncovered a plot for an attempted coup with the involvement of Russians, due to have taken place next week, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Friday (26 November) at a press conference.
Transport 26-11-2021

Clearing chemical and conventional munitions from the sea

Tonnes of dangerous chemical and conventional munitions were dumped into Europe’s seas following the end of the world wars, which today pose a serious risk to marine life and seafarers. Lawmakers are pushing the EU to take urgent action to clean up seabeds and ensure Europe's waters are safe from hazards.
Agrifood 26-11-2021

All things CAP & girl power

This week, EURACTIV’s Natasha Foote is joined by EURACTIV France’s Magdalena Pistorius to discuss how the final vote on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy

Energy Crisis and Conference on the Future of Europe

This week our Beyond the Byline Podcast focuses on the Energy Crisis and the effects that this is having on the economy of Europe, especially in terms of impact on the low-middle income classes.
Electric vehicles 26-11-2021

‘Battery arms race’: how China has monopolised the electric vehicle industry

Think of an electric car and the first name that comes to mind will probably be Tesla. The California company makes the world’s bestselling electric car and was recently valued at $1tn. But behind this US success story is a tale of China’s manufacturing might. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian Environment, reports.
Agrifood 26-11-2021

Reinforced Horizon budget for 2022 is good news for agrifood

The European Parliament approved the 2022 budget, giving the EU's research programme a €100 million boost, much to the relief of agricultural stakeholders, who previously warned of the impact a cut in funding would have for the sector’s sustainability goals.
Digital & Media 26-11-2021

What the next German government has in store for digitalisation

The main challenges that the next government has to face and if the measures that are outlined in the coalition agreement are enough to bring Germany back on track to master the digital transformation. 
Agrifood 26-11-2021

New German coalition plans mandatory animal welfare label, restructuring of farm subsidies

Germany's next government will introduce compulsory livestock labelling and revise the distribution of EU agricultural subsidies, according to the coalition agreement the three parties agreed to on Wednesday (24 November). EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 26-11-2021

Media Partnership – Cooperativism and the ESG Agenda

In this event, the Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives discussed how to make a successful story for small producers in the international market, while a representative of the country Ministry for Agriculture delivered the country efforts to enhance this phenomenon from a legislative perspective.

Germany to inject more than €50bn extra cash for green transition

Germany's next government is working on a 2021 supplementary budget to pump more than €50 billion into its climate fund which could be spent over the coming years to speed up the transition towards a green economy, sources said on Thursday (25 November).
Politics 26-11-2021

Tweets of the week: Avengers, Ikea, CAP

German coalition divides up powers, CAP reform is mixed news for ploughers, and Swedish PM out after just four hours.
Global Europe 26-11-2021

Merkel in Poland: Russian aggression against Ukraine should lead to EU sanctions

The European Union must be prepared to enact more sanctions against Russia if the situation in and around eastern Ukraine or on the Belarus-Poland border escalates, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday (25 November).
Economy & Jobs 26-11-2021

EU sees ‘decisive moment’ for building single capital market

The European Union set out its third wave of reforms in six years on Thursday (25 November) to try to build a seamless securities market that can compete better with London and New York, a step that will pit stock exchanges against rival platforms.
Electricity 26-11-2021

Nascent hydrogen market needs low-carbon nuclear power: EU official

As Europe rediscovers the merits of nuclear power as a low-carbon source of electricity, policymakers in Brussels are now looking to leverage the non-stop generation of atomic energy to ramp up the production of low-carbon hydrogen.

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