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Biomass 23-10-2020

The answer to deforestation lies in space

The use of satellite technology to track and halt real-time cases of deforestation in a country like Malaysia could become a “blueprint” for ending deforestation in the Amazon, writes Daniel Mackisack.

The Brief, powered by ECPC – Disruptor in chief

In the past year, NATO member has been spending more money on defence again, after several rebukes from Washington. But not enough to please the current occupant of the White House. Just ahead of the autumn NATO defence ministers meeting,...
Non-discrimination 23-10-2020

French McDonalds employees give ‘chilling’ testimonies of discrimination and harassment

Though Mcdonalds' French ad campaign continues to be 'Come as you are', 114 employee testimonials collected recently in France tell a different story. They include racism, sexism, harassment and even sexual violence. EURACTIV France reports.
EU-Africa 23-10-2020

EU-Africa must be a ‘fair partnership’ of equals, say NGOs

African civil society groups want to be part of drawing up a new ‘strategic partnership’ between the EU and the African Union, in a bid to overhaul a process which many believe is deeply dysfunctional.

Greta Thunberg urges MEPs to veto EU farm subsidy bill

The eyes of future generations are on you, Greta Thunberg told MEPs, as pressure mounts on the European Parliament to vote down the EU's massive farm subsidy bill.
EU-Africa 23-10-2020

Civil society’s role at the heart of EU-Africa relations

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Civil society groups in Africa and Europe say that they have been repeatedly shut out of the process of influencing and shaping the agenda for EU-African relations. The result, they argue, is a top-down process between political leaders that is...
EU-Africa 23-10-2020

EU-AU relations – A prosperous partnership of equals

The EU-African Union summit aimed at finalising a new ‘strategic partnership’ between the two continents may have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Socialist and Democrat group in the European Parliament hosted its own three day Africa Week...

Europe needs a system change to meet Green Deal, says EU chief

Europe needs a “systematic approach” to meet the climate targets in the Green Deal and create a “fair and prosperous society”, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, in the foreword of a new report on how to achieve the new goals.
Agrifood 23-10-2020

Agrifood Brief: The ‘steaks’ are high, but why?

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   It’s the issue that has captured hearts and minds, and set social...
Digital 23-10-2020

Digital Brief, powered by Google: DSA Votes, EU cyber sanctions, EPP-Renew on TERREG

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU.
Global Europe 23-10-2020

Global Europe Brief: EU-Magnitsky Act, strategy gaps & NATO in space and under the seas

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski. You can subscribe here. /// STRATEGY HOLES The European Commission published its 2021 work programme this week,...
Global Europe 23-10-2020

Trump and Biden remain thin on foreign policy in final debate

Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat contender Joe Biden faced-off in their final debate on Thursday (22 October), with less than two weeks to go before the US presidential election on 3 November.
Global Europe 23-10-2020

Trump, US intelligence chief push to declassify document on Russia’s 2016 election role

US President Donald Trump and his intelligence chief have pushed for quick declassification of a document disputing the 2017 intelligence community finding that Russia acted to help Trump get elected in 2016.

Europe needs laws to stop import of deforestation-linked products, lawmakers say

The European Parliament on Thursday (22 October) called for the European Union to introduce laws to prevent the import of commodities and products linked to deforestation and human rights abuses.
EU-Africa 23-10-2020

Nigeria president warns protesters as unrest flares

Nigeria's president has urged an end to unrest sweeping the country but avoided mentioning the police shooting of unarmed demonstrators that sparked international condemnation and unleashed chaos in Africa's biggest city.
Energy 23-10-2020

Solar’s unique opportunity to lead the re-industrialisation of Europe

Planning for large scale, high volume solar PV manufacturing here in Europe may seem like a tall task, but it is becoming more and more apparent that the scale of the climate crisis dwarfs even the most ambitious of plans, writes Stefan Degener.
Global Europe 23-10-2020

Xi invokes Chinese military might with US in mind

President Xi Jinping issued a sharp warning Friday (23 October) to potential "invaders" of Beijing's military resolve, speaking on the 70th anniversary of his nation's entry into the Korean War, the only time Chinese forces have fought US rivals.
Economy & Jobs 23-10-2020

Portugal to invest €43 billion in large infrastructure by 2030

Portugal's prime minister announced €43 billion of public infrastructure investment on Thursday (22 October), including a high-speed rail link between Lisbon and the country's second largest city, Porto, to be carried out by 2030.
Economy & Jobs 23-10-2020

Mediterranean Union boss: We are doomed to work together

Countries are “doomed to work together and find common solutions” as partners, particularly in the face of the growing climate emergency in the region, Nasser Kamel, secretary-general of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), told EURACTIV in an interview. Kamel...

A new view on Rule of Law and Democracy can bridge EU’s East-West divide

Taking a comprehensive approach to democracy that encompasses all aspects of democracy, rule of law and human rights would bridge the growing east-west divide, argues Sam van der Staak.

Beekeeping: Way to boost biodiversity and halt rural decline in Spain

More and more city dwellers in Spain are looking for ecological and sustainable alternatives to city life, to reconnect with nature and escape from polluted urban environments and unhealthy crowded spaces, particularly in times of the coronavirus.
Brexit 23-10-2020

Britain signs first major post-Brexit trade deal with Japan

Britain and Japan formally signed a trade agreement on Friday (23 October), marking the UK's first big post-Brexit deal on trade, as it continues to struggle to agree on a deal with its closest trading partners in the European Union.
Global Europe 23-10-2020

$597 million raised for Rohingya refugees at aid conference

International donors on Thursday (22 October) stumped up an additional $597 million in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees languishing in camps in Bangladesh after they fled ethnic violence in Myanmar.
Politics 23-10-2020

Tweets of the Week: Veggie Burgers, Supermarket Aisles, Pope Statements

Veggie burger debate makes us lose hope, French minister is a bit of a dope, and a big change of heart by the Pope.

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