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Climate change 04-07-2022

Glacier collapses in Italian Alps, killing at least six

Parts of a mountain glacier collapsed in the Italian Alps on Sunday (3 July) amid record temperatures, local authorities said, killing at least six people and injuring eight.
Europe's East 04-07-2022

EBC to raise 100 billion euros to help rebuild Ukraine

The European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union, is proposing a funding structure previously used during the COVID-19 pandemic to help rebuild Ukraine with up to €100 billion of investment, according to a document seen by Reuters.
Global Europe 04-07-2022

Ukraine says Russian ship carrying stolen Ukrainian grain detained by Turkey

Turkish customs authorities have detained a Russian cargo ship carrying grain which Ukraine says is stolen, Ukraine's ambassador to Turkey said on Sunday (3 July).
Global Europe 04-07-2022

Russia claims key Ukraine city of Lysychansk, accuses Kyiv of missile strikes

Russia claimed on Sunday (3 July) to have captured the strategic Ukrainian city of Lysychansk and the entire frontline Lugansk region which would mark a decisive breakthrough for Moscow's forces seeking control of the country's east.
Biofuels 04-07-2022

EU Commission fails to assuage MEPs’ concerns over alleged biofuels fraud

The European Commission has rebuffed a request by Parliament lawmakers to turn over information related to used cooking oil (UCO) imports, maintaining that it is not in possession of the documents requested. However, it did admit that the risk of "false claims" surrounding UCO imports represents "a particular concern".
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A circular economy to break the cycle of crisis

Rather than replacing Russian fossil fuels with other dirty energy sources, European leaders should speed up the transition to renewable energy and move rapidly to a circular economy. That would tackle the toxic dependencies on overconsumption of virgin resources extracted at great environmental and social cost and show what a sustainable economy really looks like.
Energy 04-07-2022

UK interest in solar power heats up as energy bills soar

Boom in solar panel demand is clouded by supply chain disruption, a fragmented industry as well as ethical issues, reports EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian.
Global Europe 03-07-2022

Global Europe Brief: Thank Putin, not the French, for more European defence

In this week’s edition: Post-NATO landmark summit, Ukraine latest and Moldova focus.
Global Europe 02-07-2022

Ukraine leader accuses Russia of ‘terror’ in missile strike that killed 21

Ukraine leader accuses Russia of 'terror' in missile strike that (1 July) accused Russia of engaging in state "terror" as he blamed Moscow for missile strikes on a southern resort town that left 21 dead and dozens wounded.
Economy & Jobs 02-07-2022

High inflation could increase equity financing

Since interest rates increase as a reaction to high inflation figures, corporations might be incentivised to turn towards equity instead of debt to finance their investments. Overall, however, investments could stagnate due to the uncertain economic outlook.

As UN Ocean Conference ends, environmental groups press world leaders

Environmental groups on Friday (1 July) urged world leaders to keep promises they made at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon this week, to do everything in their power to save the world's seas.
Global Europe 02-07-2022

Libya protesters storm parliament building in Tobruk

Protesters stormed Libya’s parliament building in the eastern city of Tobruk on Friday (1 July), demonstrating against deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock, Libyan media reported. Several television channels said that protesters had managed to penetrate the building and committed...
Economy & Jobs 01-07-2022

EU agrees to tame ‘Wild West of crypto assets’ with new market rules

Cryptocurrency companies will need a licence and customer safeguards to issue and sell digital tokens in the European Union under groundbreaking new rules agreed by the bloc to tame a volatile “Wild West” market. Globally, crypto assets are largely unregulated,...
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EU-China 01-07-2022

Is China a Challenge to NATO?

At the 2022 Madrid Summit, NATO adopted a new Strategic Concept, claiming that NATO member states would work together to address the systemic challenges posed by China.
Agrifood 01-07-2022

How did the French EU presidency fare on agriculture?

As the French EU Council presidency ended on Thursday (30 June), EURACTIV France takes a look back at how the French dealt with the agriculture file during their six-month stint at the helm of the rotating EU Presidency.
Agrifood 01-07-2022

Agrifood Brief: SURprise, surprise

After weeks of teasing, the EU executive finally unveiled its long-awaited plan to revise the bloc’s plant protection product framework last week - but its presentation left more questions than answers.
Economy & Jobs 01-07-2022

Digital education key to develop responsible citizenship, experts say

Teaching students how to use digital tools and behave online is crucial to making them active, responsible citizens, according to experts who warned of the risks of the digital divide.
Energy 01-07-2022

Russia seizes control of Sakhalin gas project, raises stakes with West

President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with the West with a decree that seizes full control of the Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project, a move that could force out Shell and Japanese investors.
Europe's East 01-07-2022

The Brief — The price of a promise

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen got a hero’s welcome when she addressed the Ukrainian parliament on Friday. That is no surprise; she was bearing good news after all. “Ukraine now has a very clear European perspective. It is a candidate country for the EU,” she announced.
Agrifood 01-07-2022

Moldova eyes closer agri-trade relationship with EU

After being granted EU candidate status, Moldova hopes to increase agriculture exports to the EU and to receive more support in modernising and increasing the resilience of its agriculture sector.
Technology 01-07-2022

Tech Brief: e-Evidence quasi agreement, Google account complaint, marketplace scenarios

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Tech Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The provisional agreement reached today represents a major paradigm shift in police and judicial cooperation with service providers in...
Global Europe 01-07-2022

EU’s Takuba anti-terror force quits junta-controlled Mali

The French-led Takuba task force of EU special forces has officially ceased operating in Mali, France announced Friday (1 July), ending a year-long anti-jihadist effort that soured after two military coups overthrew the civilian government.
Global Europe 01-07-2022

Bulgaria’s outgoing PM rejects Russian ultimatum, unveils potential successor

Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister Kiril Petkov rejected a Russian ultimatum to reverse a decision to expel 70 Russian diplomatic staff by noon on Friday (1 July) and named the country's finance minister as his possible successor.
Energy 01-07-2022

G7 commitment sets the stage for a clean European power system by 2035

The latest G7 commitment – to clean up power systems by 2035 – shows that this is a credible and achievable milestone, and signals a clear direction of travel, writes Chris Rosslowe.

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