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The EU and the rule of law paradox

What has emerged in the last few years in the EU is a political rule of law. This rule of law-political is an instrument of political pressure that should not be confused with the real thing, writes György Schöpflin.
Coronavirus 02-12-2020

Germany defies WHO’s call against Remdesivir as COVID therapy

The German government has decided not to follow a recent recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) against the use of Remdesivir, an antiviral drug shown to be effective in treating symptoms of COVID-19, government sources in Berlin told EURACTIV Germany.
Brexit 02-12-2020

English Football clubs to face new immigration limits post-Brexit

The dominance of England’s football clubs on the beautiful game in Europe could become an unlikely victim of post-Brexit immigration policy, with new restrictions to be imposed on the number of overseas players which clubs can sign.
Global Europe 02-12-2020

EU, ASEAN upgrade their relations to ‘strategic partnership’

After six years of talks, the European Union and the ASEAN group of ten Southeast Asian countries upgraded their relations from "dialogue" to "strategic partnership" at a meeting on Tuesday (1 December).
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Sustainable transport: EU needs advanced biofuels to deliver on Green Deal

The European Union has set itself ambitious goals to become carbon neutral by 2050 and hence will raise its 2030 climate target. One solution to contribute to the goal is on hand: advanced biofuels. Now the EU must ensure that all political measures are implemented to guarantee that biofuels can make their important contribution.
Global Europe 02-12-2020

Lawmakers bash EU border agency over alleged migrant pushbacks

Lawmakers in the European Parliament grilled the director of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency on Tuesday (1 December) over migrant pushbacks in the Mediterranean, with left-wing political groups calling for his resignation.
Global Europe 02-12-2020

Moscow says call to leave Moldovan breakaway region ‘irresponsible’

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday (1 December) dismissed as “irresponsible” the proposal of Moldova’s president-elect Maia Sandu for Russian troops to leave the breakaway Transnistria republic. Russian forces have been deployed to Transnistria — a narrow strip of...

While coal premiums soar, insurance groups still supports oil and gas

Insurance companies have accelerated their withdrawal from coal this year, making it costlier to secure insurance for new projects. However, the insurance industry is still underwriting oil and gas companies, according to new research.
EU-China 01-12-2020

Renewable energy opportunity for EU-China development cooperation

Cooperation in the renewable energy sector, such as hydropower, wind power and photovoltaic, between China and countries along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) or third countries has significantly grown in recent years. A senior scientist suggests an EU-China partnership could benefit all involved.
Economy & Jobs 01-12-2020

The Brief, powered by APPLiA – When a bailout fund needs a backstop

Hurriedly set up a decade ago as a special purpose vehicle domiciled in Luxembourg, the European Stability Mechanism looks and sounds like a relic of crises past. After being at the centre of attention for the bailouts of five eurozone...

Meeting the 2030 emissions targets: Are we on the right track?

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced plans to target at least a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as part of a broader European Green Deal programme aimed at reaching “climate neutrality” by mid-century.
Agrifood 01-12-2020

Wholesome whole grains: how to encourage uptake in the EU

This year has served as a stark reminder of the need for a resilient, sustainable, and healthy food system. As many consumers turn to healthier food options in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers continue to tackle the eternal...
Agrifood 01-12-2020

Wholegrains slash risk of death by up to 24%, says UN food branch

Regular consumption of whole-grains significantly reduces the risk of death,  a recent paper by the food branch of the United Nations found, with stakeholders now calling for more action to promote whole-grains as part of a healthy diet.
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01-12-2020

A recipe for success: three crucial ingredients for the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy

Following the publication of the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy six months ago, policymakers acknowledge that the future of food is dependent – now more than ever – on innovative solutions that challenge the industry status quo. While the Strategy...
Transport 01-12-2020

Merkel’s engineering, BA’s Wales gaffe & Brexit ferries

Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
Energy 01-12-2020

IRENA chief: EU geothermal capacity could grow eight-fold by 2050

Geothermal is competitive with wind and solar technologies and can work together with them to create a reliable supply of renewable energy, according to Francesco La Camera, who sees geothermal capacity as growing up to eight-fold in the EU by mid-century.

Biggest challenge in energy transition is social justice, EU official says

While legitimate worries are being expressed about funding for low-carbon technologies to meet EU climate goals, the biggest challenge will be to manage the energy transition in a way that does not deepen social inequalities, a senior EU official has said.
Coronavirus 01-12-2020

Merkel urges Germans to be careful or risk third coronavirus wave

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday (30 November) that Germany could face a third wave of coronavirus infections if citizens are careless in the coming weeks.
Politics 01-12-2020

Prosecutor probe into ‘Greek statistics’ on COVID-19

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Luxembourg being the EU's least vulnerable country during the pandemic, the Spanish Ombudsman ordering the closure of a migrant reception centre, and so much more.
Economy & Jobs 01-12-2020

Eurozone agrees reform to eurozone bailout fund

European finance ministers agreed on Monday (30 November) to crucial reforms of the eurozone's bailout fund, which had been put aside for a year amid reluctance from Italy and the coronavirus crisis.
Europe's East 01-12-2020

Budapest summons Ukrainian ambassador over ‘raids’ on ethnic Hungarian organisation

Hungary summoned the Ukrainian ambassador and accused its neighbor of intimidation on Monday (30 November) after Ukraine’s state security service (SBU) raided the offices of ethnic Hungarians, Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.
Ludovic Orban is Prime Minister of Romania
Economy & Jobs 01-12-2020

The EU budget: A question of European solidarity

Europe stands at a crossroads in the fight against COVID-19. As on many occasions in the past, the leaders of the EU must choose a direction of travel. Will we move together to confront the virus while upholding the basic ideals which hold us together? Or will we choose to retreat, to retrench, into national siloes? Ludovic Orban explains what is at stake.
Coronavirus 01-12-2020

WHO urges countries to ‘look very, very carefully’ at ski season plans

The World Health Organisation (WHO) urged nations on Monday (30 November) to carefully consider the coming ski season's risks, as Switzerland runs lifts and Austria mulls following suit while Germany, Italy and France shutter mountain operations to slow the pandemic.
Coronavirus 01-12-2020

Bulgarian doctors exhausted as COVID deaths hit EU record

With coronavirus death rates surging to record levels in Bulgaria, doctors and nurses in a health service already weakened by decades of emigration to the West say they are exhausted.

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