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Agrifood 23-05-2022

Agrifood Podcast: New French agri minister, CAP on pause, EU Ombudsman

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team discusses the agenda for the upcoming meeting of EU agricultural ministers, which will be the first for France’s new agricultural minister, Marc Fesneau, who has a shiny new addition to his title, we talk about...
Agrifood 13-05-2022

Agrifood Podcast: EU-Turkey agri-trade, Crop rotation debate, Deforestation Law

This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team brings you the latest on the first high-level meeting to strengthen the EU-Turkey agri-trade and we discuss our thoughts about what to expect from these talks. We also talk about the debate in Germany over...
Technology 13-05-2022

NIS2 – All you need to know

The EU legislators have just reached an agreement on the revised Network and Information Security Directive (NIS2), flagship cybersecurity legislation. We caught up with the European Parliament’s rapporteur Bart Groothuis straight out of the trilogue to get all the details...
Elections 03-05-2022

European Parliament agrees position on EU election law overhaul

On Tuesday (3 May), the European Parliament adopted its position on a major reform of EU electoral law that would introduce bloc-wide transnational lists, following a compromise between the largest EU parties in March.

Cases of unknown hepatitis strain reported among children in EU

Cases of acute hepatitis of unknown origin were reported among children in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, the European Centre for Disease Control said on Tuesday (19 April). 
Europe's East 15-04-2022

The West demands investigation of the crimes in Ukraine while EU’s energy policy has shifted

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on how western leaders and human rights organisations like the OSCE are trying to investigate reports of war crimes committed in Ukraine by the Russian army. I talked to EURACTIV’s reporter Alexandra...
Elections 14-04-2022

Le Pen’s softened stance on Frexit is just talk

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has softened her stance on France's possible exit from the EU but her programme for the country, if elected, suggests otherwise.
Economy & Jobs 07-04-2022

Poland vetoes international tax agreement while all eyes are on France’s presidential elections

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on Poland’s veto of a proposal for an EU directive that would implement the internationally agreed 15% minimum effective tax rate for large multinationals. What were the reactions, and what are the...
Global Europe 31-03-2022

EU membership candidates on the waiting list and can diplomacy stop the war in Ukraine?

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on EU membership candidates, progress made, and the silence from the EU’s side. We looked at the instrument for pre-accession assistance and why there is a special process to join the bloc...
Energy 09-03-2022

The EU must pull out all stops to save energy

The EU must initiate a comprehensive energy-saving programme as the most effective short-term instrument to provide relief from the energy crisis, writes Graham Weale.
Europe's East 03-03-2022

EU breaks ‘taboo’ to help Ukraine and wants to be independent from Russian gas

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on the latest EU response to Russia’s war in Ukraine and the geopolitical 'taboos' involved in the EU's activation the European peace facility program.
Politics 17-02-2022

Prices on the rise and the EU-African Union partnership of equals

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on inflation in Europe, what is driving it and why, and what role the European Central Bank in ensuring stability. I spoke with EURACTIV’s Jobs and Economy Editor, Janos Amman, to hear...
EU-Africa 15-02-2022

Europe’s winning formula for spending €150 billion in Africa

The EU's Global Gateway can help create tools to foster Africa-Europe manufacturing value chains that can outcompete China, Michaël Tanchum writes.

Revolt over EU energy taxonomy and issues with cookies and EU privacy laws

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses EU’s proposed green investment label for nuclear and gas attracting scathing criticism.
Economy & Jobs 08-02-2022

Britain joins EU-China WTO challenge over Lithuania

Britain will join the United States and Australia in backing a European Union trade case against China at the World Trade Organization over Beijing's alleged trade curbs on Lithuania, a move the UK trade minister said would oppose "coercive trading practices".
EU-Africa 06-02-2022

Tunisian navy rescues 163 migrants off east coast

The Tunisian navy has rescued 163 would-be migrants, including women and children, off the country's east coast, the defence ministry said on Sunday (6 February).
Politics 03-02-2022

Russia showers Budapest with money and the COVID certificate the only requirement for traveling

This week, our Beyond the Byline podcast focuses on Viktor Orbán’s visit to Moscow amid Russia's tensions with the EU and the West in general.
Europe's East 02-02-2022

Ukraine to EU: Share sanctions plans with Russia to show they are no ‘bluff’

Calling on the European Union to stay united, Ukrainian Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Wednesday (2 February) that it is time Brussels goes into the specifics on the sanctions that would be imposed on Russia in case of...
Mr. Sandro GOZI, UEF President and MEP
Future EU 01-02-2022

Stars are aligning for real EU reform

2022 will be "a turning point" for Europe. The winds of change blowing from some member states are bringing the EU into a new era, write Anna Echterhoff and Sandro Gozi.
Energy 28-01-2022

Cyprus, Greece, Israel electricity link gets EU funding

Cyprus welcomed Thursday (27 January) a "landmark" European Union decision to approve a 657-million-euro ($733 million) grant for the construction of a subsea electricity cable integrating it with Greece and Israel.
Global Europe 25-01-2022

EU-Egypt counter-terror forum bid ‘affront’ to rights: watchdog

An international rights watchdog Tuesday urged the European Union not to launch a proposed joint bid with Egypt to lead a global counter-terrorism body, deploring the North African nation's treatment of critics.

EU should advance foreign intelligence-gathering capacity, EU lawmaker says

The EU should develop its own foreign intelligence services to provide itself with credible information about possible foreign threats, according to an upcoming European Parliament proposal, previewed to EURACTIV.
Elections 20-01-2022

Zemmour presents anti-immigration EU vision similar to Le Pen’s

Éric Zemmour, the fiery far-right candidate in the French presidential elections, chose to clarify his anti-immigration-focused vision of Europe in Calais. While he will not advocate for Frexit, he will try to renegotiate the Schengen agreement, and "if necessary" withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights.
Global Europe 19-01-2022

EU border agency must boost transparency of its operations -EU ombudsman

The European Union's border and coast guard agency need to make its operational plans more transparent and carry out more rigorous migrant screening procedures, especially for minors, according to a report published by the EU ombudsman's office on Wednesday (19 January).