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Agrifood 15-01-2021

Agrifood Brief: Deal signed, sealed, but goods not delivered

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.   This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team speaks with Paul Kelly, director of Food...
Brexit 15-01-2021

The Brief – Rotting in the docks

The images of then UKIP leader Nigel Farage floating in a dinghy on the River Thames – encountering a flotilla of Remainers led by Bob Geldof and doling out profanity like candy – is one of the memories of the...
Electric vehicles 15-01-2021

Denmark leads EU on deployment of zero-emission buses: report

Denmark has the most zero-emission urban buses on the roads in Europe, with electric buses making up 78% of its new vehicles, according to the latest data from Transport and Environment (T&E), a green NGO.
Global Europe 15-01-2021

Global Europe Brief: Uncharted territory for Greece-Turkey talks

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective. If you like what you read, you can subscribe here. /// EDITOR’s TAKE The EU is set to recalibrate its position towards an increasingly...
Digital 15-01-2021

Digital Brief: The fate of free expression, Copyright in Germany, DPAs given more teeth

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “It is no longer acceptable in our view that platforms take some key decisions by themselves alone without any...
MEPs have been urged to consider the 'significant risks' that next-generation Artificial Intelligence applications could entail, particularly with regards to discrimination, employment, and social exclusion.
Digital 15-01-2021

MEPs mull over ‘significant risks’ of Artificial Intelligence

MEPs have been urged to consider the 'significant risks' that next-generation Artificial Intelligence applications could entail, particularly with regards to discrimination, employment, and social exclusion.
Azerbaijan 15-01-2021

The Nakhchivan corridor will boost connectivity in the Caucasus

From the perspective of Eurasian connectivity, the Nakhchivan corridor could become part of both north-south and east-west transport corridors that get through the South Caucasus, writes Orkhan Baghirov.
Agrifood 15-01-2021

Commission at odds with Parliament over GM crop authorisations

The EU executive looks set to press ahead with a "new approach" to genetically modified (GM) crop authorisations in the wake of persistent lack of political support for the technology in the European Parliament.

20% of UK chemicals registrations face revocation after Brexit

Around 20% of registrations from UK-based companies to the European Union's REACH chemicals database have not been transferred to EU companies and will be revoked after 31 March 2021, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
Agrifood 15-01-2021

Commission lists agroecology, animal welfare as core environmental practices

The European Commission has unveiled the first list of environmentally friendly practices that could receive EU funding in the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the EU's farming subsidy programme.

Nord Stream 2: Europe stays quiet while US ‘tramples over EU sovereignty’

With the recent adoption of its defence budget for 2021, the US has further tightened the screw on Nord Stream 2, threatening sanctions on EU companies involved in the Russian-backed pipeline and putting the future of the project further into uncertainty. EURACTIV France reports.
Global Europe 15-01-2021

US prosecutors says Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials

Federal prosecutors on Thursday (14 February) offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege of the US Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters, saying in a court filing that rioters intended “to capture and assassinate elected officials.”
Politics 15-01-2021

Commission: Hungary free to buy Chinese vaccine

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about France tightening its borders, Slovakia 'yellow-carding' the EU's new migration pact, and so much more.

Vaccination certificate ‘is a medical requirement’, says Von der Leyen

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday (14 January) welcomed the Greek government's initiative allowing for vaccinated people to travel freely, and called for a mutually recognised vaccination certificate across European Union countries.
Global Europe 15-01-2021

Biden presidency sets stage for wider global advances on climate policy

Once US President-elect Joe Biden takes office - and as more countries struggle with climate impacts - policies that tackle global warming are expected to begin emerging in a wider range of world bodies in 2021, climate diplomats said.
Coronavirus 15-01-2021

German virus cases top 2 million, Merkel urges tougher lockdown

Germany's total coronavirus cases topped two million on Friday (15 January), as Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a "significant" tightening of restrictions to slow the infection rate.
EU-China 15-01-2021

Multilateralism is a principle, not an option

China and the EU need to join forces to provide more global public goods and set a good example of global cooperation, writes Zhang Ming.
Politics 15-01-2021

Tweets of the Week: Government Resignations, Frontex Uniforms, Luxembourg Affront

Italy and  Estonia looking weak, Frontex fashion wear is on fleek, and Secretary of State cancels trip in fit of pique.  
Elections 15-01-2021

CDU leadership election: What’s in store for Europe?

Germany's ruling conservative CDU will choose its new leader on Saturday. Whoever of the three candidates wins has the best chance of becoming the next chancellor - and thus one of the most powerful people in Europe. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 15-01-2021

US executes man with COVID-19, 12th under Trump administration

The US government on Thursday (14 January) executed Corey Johnson, a convicted murderer, marking one of the final two federal executions planned under President Donald Trump’s administration.
Brexit 15-01-2021

UK fishing industry faces £1m daily losses after Brexit

The Scottish fishing industry is counting the "crippling" costs of new bureaucratic requirements to export their catch to the EU, prompting industry leaders to warn that without immediate government support there could be "permanent casualties".
Economy & Jobs 15-01-2021

Spain planning reforms to access EU funding sooner

The Spanish government is currently drafting a detailed “road map” of reforms – including changes to pensions and the country's labour law – in order to speed up access to EU funding and mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.

North Korea shows off new submarine-launched missiles after rare party congress

North Korea displayed what appeared to be a new submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) at a parade on Thursday night (14 January), state media reported, capping more than a week of political meetings with a show of military might.
Global Europe 15-01-2021

Russian prison service says it will seek Navalny’s arrest

Moscow's prison service said it would take all measures necessary to arrest Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny after he returns to Russia this weekend, a move that could be a prelude to him being jailed for three-and-a-half years.

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