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Agrifood 02-05-2022

Macron’s big plans for French agriculture

From tackling the decline of young farmers to the announcement of a 'third agricultural revolution': what has the newly re-elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, promised for the country's agricultural sector? EURACTIV France reports.

The Ukraine war: A hidden opportunity for the EU Green Deal

Russia's war on Ukraine, while devastating, could have 'positive' collateral effects on the European Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.

The Green deal is dead, long live the Green deal

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has already prompted changes in European energy policy. That needs to be reflected in a revised Green deal, writes Alena Mastantuono.
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Agrifood 25-02-2022

Sustainable global food systems? EU Green Deal’s unexpected consequences

Following the Trade Conference on 22 February, Alan Matthews agreed to discuss with ELO the unexpected impacts of the Green Deal on global food systems. Prof. Matthews is currently working on a paper that aims to explore the role of...
Technology 22-02-2022

Chips Act unveiled: The (real) cost of making semiconductors

In this special report, EURACTIV looks at a fundamental component missing from the chips package the European Commission presented on 8 Febryary: How the EU executive will square its semiconductor ambitions with its other policies, such as the green agenda and upcoming restrictions on dangerous chemicals.

France’s Green MEPs pledge to change Parliament’s position on EU taxonomy

The Greens in the European Parliament are trying to mobilise other parliamentarians to reject the Commission's delegated act on the green taxonomy that gives nuclear and gas a "green" label. EURACTIV France reports.

Industry slams lack of transparency in EU approval process for ‘sustainable biofuels’

The consortium advising the European Commission on suitable sources for the production of sustainable biofuels has come under fire for failing to disclose the criteria used to evaluate feedstocks to industry.
Energy 27-01-2022

Le Pen’s climate programme: pro-nuclear and pro-hydrogen, but anti-wind

Three months before the French presidential election, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National presented its 'economically viable' climate policy project, which aims to be pro-nuclear and pro-hydrogen, but anti-wind. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 22-12-2021

EU’s 2022 promotional policy brands meat cancer risk, encourages shift to plant-based diets

The EU’s 2022 promotional policy will encourage a shift to more plant-based diets after branding red and processed meat a cancer risk, a move lambasted by the livestock farming sector but welcomed by civil society who stressed the need for more innovation in the plant-based sector.
Agrifood 17-12-2021

Kenya divided over pesticides ban to align with EU Green Deal

The Kenyan farming community is divided over efforts by lawmakers to bring their regulations on pesticides in line with the EU’s green deal. Industry groups warn that a ban could wipe out over €1 billion of production.
Agrifood 16-12-2021

Commission’s carbon farming ambition just buries the problem, stakeholders warn

The European Commission's communication on sustainable carbon cycles promising a new source of revenue for farmers received a lukewarm response from the farming sector on Wednesday (15 December) while NGOs blasted it for letting real polluters off the hook.

Natural Gas is not a transitional fuel, so let’s stop saying it is

Instead of being promoted as "transitional fuel", gas could be better described as a fuel of last resort, with the caveat that it is not the only one: other technologies are advancing into the balancing role for the power systems, writes Julian Popov.
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Economy & Jobs 01-11-2021

EU and US slash tariffs, start cooperating on ‘green steel’

The US and EU on Sunday (31 October) agreed to end their trade dispute on steel and aluminium and announced steps to promote low-carbon steel production – a move analysts said could open the door to a new way of organising trade around climate objectives.
Economic governance 28-10-2021

€10 trillion in green public investments to grow out of climate change

According to a new study, the public sector could take the lead in transitioning to a green economy and help grow the economy at the same time, but only if there is a change in the fiscal rules that are currently debated in the EU.

Closed loop recycling in Europe: What helps and what hinders?

The new EU Circular Economy Action Plan is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient and competitive economy.
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Health 20-10-2021

Staying at the forefront of alternatives to animal testing

The EU is leading the way in protecting animals used for scientific purposes and transitioning to chemical safety assessment using alternative methods. But how can we remain in pole position and accelerate our move away from conventional animal tests? Maurice...

The Green Brief: East-West EU split again over climate

Eastern EU countries are blaming the bloc’s carbon market for rising energy prices. Simply dismissing those calls as populists would be ill-advised as EU leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day summit starting tomorrow.
Agrifood 07-10-2021

EU market protection, farmers’ income dominate French livestock summit talks

During France's upcoming EU Council presidency, reciprocity will be the name of the game for its Agriculture Minister Julien Denormandie, who took the opportunity during a recent agricultural summit to emphasise the importance of protecting the European market and farmers' wages
Economy & Jobs 23-09-2021

Investments, Climate, Stability: Goals of European Commission’s Solvency II proposal

With a proposal to reform the Solvency II directive, the European Commission aims to make the insurance industry an ally in achieving the Commission's political priorities.

How post-election Germany can become a climate delivery champion

National elections in Germany are only days away. The eyes of the world are turning to Berlin as Angela Merkel is stepping down after 16 years and polls are predicting a tight race. In this opinion piece, Cora Herwartz and Jule Könneke outline how post-election Germany can reclaim its climate frontrunner role.

The EEA is right – Europe’s Green Deal is unsustainable

A truly sustainable economy will need to re-align the financial system around planetary boundaries, not ‘green growth’, writes Lily Tomson, head of networks at ShareAction. The European Environment Agency recently joined the growing list of organisations to acknowledge that there...
Electric vehicles 23-07-2021

Electric vehicles sales in France tripled in past two years

Plug-in hybrids and electric cars have increased in popularity in France, rising from 2.5% of all vehicles sold in 2019 to 7.5% today. The increase in sales is partly linked to the electric bonuses granted under the country's recovery plan, dubbed France Relance. EURACTIV France reports.
Energy 22-07-2021

France to capitalise on ‘resounding success’ of green renovation

The government's MaPrimeRenov' scheme, which helps households make energy efficiency renovation of buildings is a "resounding success", France's ecological transition ministry said on Monday (19 July), hoping many more will apply to the scheme in 2021. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 20-07-2021

EU agri ministers back serving up more organic food in schools, hospitals

EU agriculture ministers gave their green light for the EU organic action plan on Monday (19 July) but warned that measures must be taken to ensure that supply matches demand, including via public procurement schemes for schools and public canteens.