EURACTIV.com reporting from Helsinki

Outer space 05-12-2019

CO2-tracking satellites crucial for climate efforts, say space experts

Current Earth observation technologies are not accurate enough when it comes to monitoring carbon dioxide emissions, according to delegates at the EU’s space week in Helsinki. A new system set to launch in 2025 should change all that.
Agrifood 27-09-2019

Hogan: losing state aid competence won’t weaken new EU agriculture chief

As long as farmers facing difficulties can enjoy the derogations of state aid rules for the agriculture sector, it does not really matter which Directorate-General is in charge of these facilities, the outgoing EU farming boss Phil Hogan said in response to the latest organisational reshuffle in the Commission.
Agrifood 26-09-2019

Carbon-capture crops need incentives through CAP, EU ministers said

Soil carbon sequestration and other measures intended to reduce net greenhouse emissions in farming require proper funding and a degree of flexibility, EU agriculture ministers agreed at an informal meeting hosted by the Finnish Council presidency.
Agrifood 24-09-2019

Polish minister: EU farm nominee knows ‘specificity’ of Eastern agriculture

The added-value of Commissioner-designate for agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski, is that he is aware of Eastern Europe's specificity when it comes to farming policy, says Polish farm minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski.
Transport 16-07-2019

Finland features, Ursula undone & airline angst

This is your weekly EURACTIV Transport Brief, the one port of call for all the news from the world of mobility and much more! 
Climate change 11-07-2019

The Brief – The art of the climate deal

Commission president hopeful Ursula von der Leyen tried her hand at a spot of climate diplomacy on Wednesday (10 July) but her efforts fell flat. Finland’s EU presidency showed her how it’s done today.
Politics 28-06-2019

Finland to push EU review of internal security to face new threats

Finland will push for a review of the bloc’s internal security strategy to better face new challenges including hybrid threats, Finnish ministers explained on Thursday (27 June), as the country geared up to start its six-month-stint at the helm of the EU's rotating presidency.
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