From the capitals

Global Europe 23-05-2022

Erdogan’s NATO expansion roadblock will only harm Turkey

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tends to shoot first and ask questions much later, and he is clearly making the same mistake once again with the NATO enlargement issue, writes Henri J. Barkey.
Energy 23-05-2022

Hydrogen industry scores EU win with draft ‘additionality’ proposal

The European Commission has drafted new rules clarifying how "green" hydrogen produced from renewable energy can be legally counted as "additional" and verified as such. The draft rules are seen as a boon for the fledgling European industry.
Enlargement 23-05-2022

The Brief – Russia’s hub in the heart of Europe

The European Union has gone to great lengths to sanction Russia over its military aggression against Ukraine and the war crimes committed there. Some of the sanctions are very painful for EU countries, as many of them depend on Russian...
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Health 23-05-2022

Equitable access to medicines in Central and Eastern Europe

In this podcast created by Medicines for Europe, the presenter informally discusses a key topic related to off-patent medicines with two or more experts, focusing on generics, biosimilar and value added medicines.
Technology 23-05-2022

Platform workers: French presidency clings to criteria approach

The French Presidency of the EU Council suggests not to stray too far from the Commission's proposal regarding the determination of the status of platform workers but could share the same ambition as the European Parliament regarding algorithmic management.

Greece said it blocked hundreds of migrants from crossing Aegean

Greece said on Monday (23 May) it had prevented around 600 migrants from crossing the Aegean into its territorial waters from neighbouring Turkey, in the largest attempted entry this year.
Agrifood 23-05-2022

Agrifood Podcast: New French agri minister, CAP on pause, EU Ombudsman

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team discusses the agenda for the upcoming meeting of EU agricultural ministers, which will be the first for France’s new agricultural minister, Marc Fesneau, who has a shiny new addition to his title, we talk about...
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Fair play out of REACH? The EU’s approach to restricting ammunition

A case of EFSA’s maladministration has disadvantaged the public consultation phase concerning the ongoing restriction procedure on lead in ammunition and it risks undermining the resulting legal framework with unreliable data.
China 23-05-2022

On Asia trip, Biden says would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

US President Joe Biden said on 23 May he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan, while an aide said the comment represented no change in US policy toward the self-ruled island.
Economy & Jobs 23-05-2022

The bankers of the social economy

From the EU Commission to the European Investment Fund, banks and venture capitalists, and then social enterprises, money changes hands many times before reaching its final destination.
Future EU 23-05-2022

Conference on the Future of Europe is over, what’s the outcome?

This is the end of the journey, but not the end of the story. Citizens approved their recommendations in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFOE), the first EU deliberative democracy experiment where ordinary citizens took...
Cybersecurity 23-05-2022

Cyprus hosts first European Coding Challenge amid concerns over talent shortage

Nicosia hosted the first inaugural European Coding Challenge on Friday (20 May), where young Cypriots got training and insights from tech experts as the EU tries to ensure it won't lack the skills it needs to achieve digital sovereignty.
Coronavirus 23-05-2022

Several transparency issues during COVID could have been avoided, says EU watchdog

The EU response to COVID-19 has been a balancing act between being fast and being transparent. While issues still remain, European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly tells EURACTIV about the issues she has looked into and what to consider for next time.
Global Europe 23-05-2022

Sicily judge to weigh trial of migrant rescue NGOs

Charities running migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean face a pre-trial hearing in Sicily Saturday (21 May) over alleged collusion with people traffickers after a controversial probe that involved mass wiretapping.
Global Europe 23-05-2022

In Tokyo, Biden endorses Japan’s plan to beef up its defences

US President Joe Biden on Monday (23 May) endorsed Japan's plan to beef up its defence capabilities as he and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida committed to working closely to counter China's growing influence in Asia.
China 23-05-2022

Australia’s new PM Albanese sworn in, ahead of Quad meet

Australia's Labor Party leader, Anthony Albanese, was sworn in as the country's 31st prime minister on Monday (23 May), promising to bring the country together after a fractious election campaign as he vowed to tackle climate change and inequality.
Global Europe 23-05-2022

‘The key moment for Ukraine is the growing international support’

The only way to stop Russian fascism is to make Russia suffer deep military defeat in the war against Ukraine, writes Roman Rukomeda.
Enlargement 23-05-2022

France sees no EU entry for Ukraine before ’15 or 20 years’

A bid by Ukraine to join the European Union would not be finalised for "15 or 20 years," France's Europe minister said Sunday (22 May), pouring cold water on Kyiv's hopes for quick entry in the wake of Russia's invasion.
Politics 23-05-2022

Former Slovak FM: Ukraine must attack Russia and take back Crimea

In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about Slovenian public broadcaster journalists planning to stage a strike, Portugal offering Ukraine technical support to join the EU, and so much more.
Global Europe 23-05-2022

Global elites return to Davos under Ukraine storm

The Davos summit of global political and business elites returns Monday (23 May) after a Covid-induced two-year break to face another momentous crisis: Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Electric vehicles 23-05-2022

Toxic particles from brakes to be included in ‘Euro 7’ emission rules

Ultra-fine particles from brake pad abrasion will for the first time be covered under an EU regulation to curtail vehicles’ contribution to air pollution, a move aimed at reducing the high level of the toxic particles in urban areas.
Cybersecurity 23-05-2022

Cyber incidents on the rise in Poland, no major impact signalled yet

The war in Ukraine is the first real cyberwar in Europe. Although the number of attacks in Poland has increased, large-scale impacts have not yet been felt. 
Economy & Jobs 23-05-2022

Malaga eyes public-private synergies to revive from pandemic

Public-private collaboration not only contributes to survival but also to the success of gastronomy, tourism, and culture in Malaga, local stakeholders told EURACTIV’s partner EFE.
Azerbaijan 23-05-2022

Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders discuss ‘peace treaty’ over Nagorno-Karabakh

The leaders of arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed in a Brussels meeting Sunday (22 May) to "advance discussions" on a peace treaty over a troubled region that saw a war break out in 2020, the European Council's president said.

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