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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.
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.
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.
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.
Agrifood 13-04-2022

Germany must send aid, change diet amid global food crisis, says official

To help solve the food price crisis, Germany must quickly send aid to import-dependent countries but also change its diet and consume less meat, Niels Annen, parliamentary state secretary at Germany's economic cooperation and development ministry told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.
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.
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.
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).
Agrifood 28-03-2022

German agri minister: Sustainable farming key for independence from Russia

German Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir has joined the European Commission in dubbing agriculture a security issue. Making agriculture more sustainable and resilient is an important step towards more independence from Russia, he said in an address to German lawmakers.
Technology 17-03-2022

French cloud player brings yet another anti-trust case against Microsoft

European cloud players, including France's OVHcloud, have brought a new case before the European Commission, claiming that US-based giant Microsoft is engaging in anti-competitive practices on the market
EU-Africa 18-02-2022

Germany seeks key role in new EU-Africa policy

The German government hopes the EU-Africa Summit that ends Friday (18 February) will mark a new beginning in Africa policy, with development and energy policy, in particular, being at the forefront. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 11-02-2022

Germany to boost renewables in agriculture, link moorlands with solar panels

Renewable energies are to be used in German agriculture, as the agriculture, climate and environment ministries led by three Green ministers want moor areas - which are key for the climate - to be connected to agricultural photovoltaics. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 04-02-2022

Agri chief in EU Parliament: We must ‘move forward’ on new breeding techniques

Plans to reduce pesticides can only succeed if farmers have access to alternatives - including so-called new genetic engineering, Norbert Lins, chairman of the EU Parliament's Agriculture Committee, told EURACTIV Germany in an interview.

EU states agree to ‘mandatory solidarity’ on migration

EU interior ministers have agreed to make the so-called "solidarity" principle mandatory for migration issues, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced on Thursday (3 February). France is seeking a close alliance with Germany on this matter.
Media 02-02-2022

Germany slaps broadcast ban on RT’s German-language service

German authorities have banned the broadcasting of Russia Today's German-language TV programme on Wednesday (2 February) because it lacked the necessary media licence. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 02-02-2022

German industry scores gas win in EU taxonomy

The European Commission has presented its second delegated act for the EU’s sustainable finance rules and under certain conditions, nuclear power and gas will be labelled “green”, making German industry happy.
Internet governance 01-02-2022

Big tech opposes Germany’s enhanced hate speech law

The amendment to Germany's Network Enforcement Act known as NetzDG on combatting hate speech online comes into force on Tuesday (1 February) but some of the largest online platforms refuse to cooperate. EURACTIV Germany reports.