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Agrifood 13-05-2022

Ukraine minister seeks G7 help to export 40 million tonnes of grain

Global food security and the impact of Russia’s invasion are high on the agenda of the G7 agriculture ministers meeting on Friday and Saturday (13-14 May), with Ukrainian minister Mykola Solskyj as a special guest.
Agrifood 11-05-2022

Germany lobbies EU to suspend crop rotation rules

German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir is lobbying the European Commission to postpone a new regulation on crop rotation so that farmers can grow more wheat in view of the war in Ukraine. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Technology 11-05-2022

German internet economy grows despite Ukraine war

Germany's digital industry has kept growing despite Russia's war in Ukraine, though uncertainty in the industry and among customers remains high, a recent report published by the digital association eco has found
Future EU 10-05-2022

European politicians want citizen panels to be used at EU level

The Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) ended on Monday (9 May), but a group of politicians want citizens' forums that were at its heart to become a permanent practice at the EU level. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Cybersecurity 06-05-2022

Germany still not affected by Russia-linked cyberattacks

Germany has not been affected by cyberattacks that can be traced back to Russia, the government has confirmed, despite other EU countries experiencing a sharp increase. However, this may be due to how Germany defines such attacks. EURACTIV Germany reports.

German industry backs oil embargo plans

Germany’s main industry associations have voiced clear support for the EU’s plans to impose a gradual Russian oil embargo, even though they said it would be a challenge. “The German industry supports this step,” Siegfried Russwurm, president of Germany’s biggest...
Technology 04-05-2022

German competition authority tightens its grip on Meta

Stricter antitrust measures can be taken against US giant Meta, Germany's Bundeskartellamt announced on Wednesday (4 May), after similar measures were taken toward Google. Meanwhile, Germany is lobbying for stricter EU competition rules.
Global Europe 04-05-2022

Germany backs Sweden and Finland’s potential NATO membership bids

Germany will back the NATO membership bids of Sweden and Finland if they apply, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday, following a rare meeting in Berlin with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and her Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin. The German government...
Agrifood 03-05-2022

German agri minister wants to help export-blocked Ukrainian grain

Ukraine needs logistical support for the export of crucial agricultural products currently impacted by Russia's aggression, German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir, who wants to mobilise fellow G7 countries to help Ukraine, has said
Agrifood 02-05-2022

German government mulls limiting biofuel production

Germany's environment and agriculture ministries are apparently currently working on restrictions for the production of biofuels so that more grain can be used as human food as agriculture markets remain strained due to the war in Ukraine. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Politics 26-04-2022

German Social Democrats under pressure over Schröder’s ties to Putin

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats find themselves haunted by the legacy of former chancellor Gerhard Schröder, who held a close friendship with Putin, while they find themselves also increasingly isolated within their own coalition government.
25-04-2022

Macron’s re-election could reduce Germany’s influence in Europe

The re-election of French President Emmanuel Macron has strengthened his vision of a sovereign Europe and could also reduce Germany's potential for political leadership within the EU.
Agrifood 20-04-2022

Germany calls for global food security alliance

German development minister Svenja Schulze is travelling to the World Bank Group's spring meetings in Washington with a clear mission: G7 and donor countries should form a food security alliance to tackle the global food crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 20-04-2022

Germany’s big scramble for Ukrainian workers

The growing shortage of skilled labour may soon threaten productivity in Germany, and Europe's biggest economy is now scrambling to make the most of well-trained Ukrainian refugees as Russia's war on Ukraine enters its third month
Energy 15-04-2022

Germany’s global hydrogen plans could accelerate climate change

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck plans to import hydrogen from all over the world to satisfy Germany's hunger for energy despite a new study questioning the climate-friendliness of hydrogen transport. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Media 14-04-2022

Germany pledges €1 million for media workers affected by war in Ukraine

The German government has pledged €1 million to support Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian exiled media and journalists who have become refugees due to Russia's war in Ukraine. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Technology 12-04-2022

DMA: Germany the test bench for complementarity with competition authorities

The EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA), flagship legislation targeting tech giants, will be complemented by competition authorities at the national level. In Germany, the powerful Bundeskartellamt is already claiming its space vis-à-vis the European regulator
Data protection 08-04-2022

German regulator welcomes Google’s ‘reject all’ cookie button plan

Google's plans to include a "reject all" button on cookie banners after its existing policy violated EU law was welcomed by Hamburg's top data protection official, who presented his activity report on Thursday (7 April). EURACTIV Germany reports.

Germany warns of spillover-effect of Ukraine war in Western Balkans

The German government has warned of Russia's destabilisation strategies, possibly challenging peace and stability in the Western Balkan region, most notably in the already dysfunctional Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).
Agrifood 07-04-2022

Germany to use controversial biomass amid energy crisis

Biomass will be used to meet particularly high energy demands, according to the German government's so-called "Easter Package", which aims to use agricultural raw materials for energy production in response to the war in Ukraine.
Agrifood 07-04-2022

Germany split over ramping up food production

The debate over scrapping environmental measures to produce more food and mitigate problems caused by the Ukraine war has split German policymakers and so far, federal and regional governments have not been able to find a middle ground.
Data protection 06-04-2022

Germany delays implementation of EU data protection rules

in a report presented to the Bundestag, Germany's data protection commissioner criticised the country for delaying its implementation of the EU data protection directive, particularly in the field of justice and home affairs).
Politics 05-04-2022

Berlin nationalises Gazprom Germania to block liquidation

The German government has, effective immediately, transferred the ownership of the German Gazprom subsidiary to the federal network agency as a trustee in a bid to save the country’s gas market. On Friday (1 April), Gazprom Germania found itself transferred...
Agrifood 04-04-2022

Germany fears seasonal labour shortages as Ukraine war rages on

This year, labour supply bottlenecks could become a problem due to the Ukraine war and the ongoing pandemic, and while the German Farmers' Association (DBV) calls for the rules to be relaxed, critics argue deeper issues remain.