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Economy & Jobs 30-10-2020

Tackling migration through cohesion: what role for regions and civil society?

With the EU’s New Pact on Asylum and Migration presented recently, the issue of migration remains on the top of the agenda for decision-makers across the bloc. Though most often thought of as the competence of national governments, local and...
Enlargement 30-10-2020

The Brief, powered by ENTSO – Macedonia dreamin’

On 11 November, North Macedonia is likely to face a Bulgarian veto, preventing it from opening long-awaited membership negotiations with the EU.
Agrifood 30-10-2020

Avian flu threat looms large in EU after cases detected in Netherlands

The detection of several cases of avian influenza in the Netherlands has set the EU on red alert for the possibility of spread elsewhere, leaving the country itself on 'high alert' and preparing a mass culling of animals.

Dodging a bullet: lead ammunition banned in Environment Committee vote

The European Parliament's Environment Committee voted to ban the use of lead ammunition in wetlands hunting on Thursday (29 October) in the first step towards an EU-wide ban.
Agrifood 30-10-2020

Agrifood Brief: Brussels revives hunger for (sustainable) vegemite

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.   In the EU’s capital, the week after the crucial votes on the...
Digital 30-10-2020

Digital Brief, powered by Google: Big Tech Breakup, Finland data breach, data governance leak

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “I’m very reluctant to start with the ‘sharpest sword’ with the breakup or structural division of companies.” – Armin...
Climate change 30-10-2020

Green recovery led by industry or government – America’s choice between two futures

With the American presidential election next week, the climate policy of Joe Biden and lack of policy from Donald Trump has come into the spotlight: America will have to adapt to green technologies to keep up with the world and the question is whether its administration will dig its heels in or not.
In the establishment of EU common data spaces as part of the bloc's forthcoming data strategy, providers of new data sharing services must both be established in the EU and should avoid 'conflicts of interest' in collecting new troves of data, a copy of the Commission's Data Governance Act obtained by EURACTIV, reveals.
Digital 30-10-2020

Data sharing services must be ‘established in the EU,’ leaked regulation reveals

In the establishment of EU common data spaces as part of the bloc's forthcoming data strategy, providers of new data sharing services must both be established in the EU and should avoid 'conflicts of interest' in collecting new troves of data, a copy of the Commission's Data Governance Act, obtained by EURACTIV, reveals.

Hydrogen trade hopes boosted by Australia-Germany deal

A bilateral agreement aimed at increasing German imports of hydrogen produced from solar power plants in Australia could set a milestone in efforts to establish a global hydrogen market.
Global Europe 30-10-2020

Global Europe Brief: US votes, Europe hopes

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. /// EDITOR’S TAKE Next Wednesday, Europe will be able to mind its own...
Aviation 30-10-2020

Berlin’s new airport set for Halloween opening

Berlin Brandenburg airport will open its doors for the first time on Saturday (31 October), a decade late and billions of euros over budget. The ill-fated hub is opening for business at an inauspicious time for aviation.
Economy & Jobs 30-10-2020

Unions warn: Unemployment will double unless extraordinary measures extended

EU jobless figure could double to reach 30 million people unless governments prolong their support measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, unions warned EU governments in a letter seen by EURACTIV.
In early December, the EU will present ambitious new plans to regulate the platform economy in presenting its landmark Digital Services Act together with new digital competition capacities as part of the Digital Markets Act.
Digital 30-10-2020

Thinking of the whole ecosystem: EU’s plans to regulate the platform economy

In early December, the EU will unveil ambitious new plans to regulate the platform economy in presenting its landmark Digital Services Act together with new digital competition capacities as part of the Digital Markets Act.
Germany has given an insight into its forthcoming approach for regulating the platform economy as part of the EU's Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, two landmark packages set to be unveiled by the European Commission on December 2.
Digital 30-10-2020

Germany weighs in on EU’s bid to regulate digital giants

Germany has given an insight into its forthcoming approach for regulating the platform economy as part of the EU's Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, two landmark packages set to be unveiled by the European Commission on 2 December.
Circular economy 30-10-2020

Commission readies implementation of sustainable finance

The European Commission will detail in the coming weeks what could be considered a ‘green’ activity, a technical definition that would help to unlock the massive investment needed to achieve the EU's climate objectives.
Politics 30-10-2020

Tweets of the Week: Macron-Erdogan row, Poland Non-mention, Lockdown 2

Erdogan and Macron row like only Presidents can, VDL's wishy-washy on Polish abortion ban, and lockdown two is the only Covid plan!
EU-Africa 29-10-2020

Borrell: EU must improve its offer to Africa to remain its ‘first partner’

The EU will need to significantly improve its offer to the African continent if it is succeed in maintaining its position as its “first partner”, the EU’s chief diplomat said on Thursday (29 October).
Economy & Jobs 29-10-2020

Parliament and Council near agreement on rule of law conditionality

The European Parliament and the Council were close to reaching an agreement on Thursday (29 October) on the Rule of Law conditionality attached to EU funds, but they continued to disagree on how to trigger the mechanism.
Health 29-10-2020

The Brief, powered by ENTSO – Innovation wave

It looks increasingly like Europe is heading for lockdown 2.0 as coronavirus numbers climb and leaders scramble to react rather than act. By failing to think bigger and more creatively, we are setting ourselves up for a fall again.
Transport 29-10-2020

Trust is crucial in unlocking power of data sharing, MEP says

Transport is turning increasingly to digitalisation to cut costs, boost services and reduce emissions. But the potential of data sharing, seen as a major opportunity and challenge in equal measure, needs to be unlocked. MEP Josianne Cutajar explained how the EU aims to do just that.
The EU's data protection watchdog has warned the bloc's institutions that they should refrain from embarking on new activities that involve transferring personal data to the US, in the wake of a decision from the European Court of Justice earlier this year.
Digital 29-10-2020

EU data watchdog ‘strongly encourages’ institutions to avoid US data transfers

The EU's data protection watchdog has warned the bloc's institutions that they should refrain from embarking on new activities that involve transferring personal data to the US, in the wake of a decision from the European Court of Justice earlier this year.
Economy & Jobs 29-10-2020

Auditors call on EU institutions to change hiring process

The EU's selection process is not suitable for small-scale specialist recruitment, while its generalist competitions disproportionately attract those in the Brussels and Luxembourg bubble, hampering diversity and keeping out young graduates, the EU auditors has said in a new report.
Coronavirus 29-10-2020

New EU programme mobilises ‘healthcare army’ as second wave approaches

The leading association of intensive care professionals in Europe is launching a preparation course to train healthcare professionals in intensive care skills, helping to better prepare doctors and alleviate some of the stress during this intense period 
Global Europe 29-10-2020

EU should put more gloss on climate diplomacy in Southeast Asia, experts say

As the EU's climate goals become increasingly ambitious, it should engage more proactively with Southeast Asian countries (ASEAN) to reassure them that the bloc's green targets are not trade protectionism in disguise and ensure a sustainable COVID recovery globally.
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