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Global Europe 27-01-2021

White House says Biden believes Nord Stream 2 pipeline is ‘bad deal’ for Europe

President Joe Biden believes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a “bad deal for Europe” and his administration will be reviewing restrictions on the project included in a bill that passed during the Trump administration, the White House said.
Digital 26-01-2021

Revealed: Germany’s data strategy to tackle discrimination, encourage competition

On Wednesday (27 January), the German government will adopt its new data strategy. Among other things, citizens should be able to have more confidence that their data is in good hands with the state and companies, according to the document, which was leaked to EURACTIV in advance.
copyright 26-01-2021

LEAK: German government edges towards agreement on copyright law

Am Mittwoch soll die deutsche Umsetzung der europäischen Urheberrechts-Reform vom Kabinett genehmigt werden. Die finale Version, die EURACTIV Deutschland vorliegt, stärkt noch einmal Urheber und Verlage.
Energy 26-01-2021

German government, businesses come forward in support of Nord Stream 2

The German government said it will not abandon the Nord Stream 2 project, despite US sanctions and calls by the European Parliament to impose EU measures against the Russian-backed gas pipeline project over the Navalny case.
Health 26-01-2021

AstraZeneca rejects ‘incorrect’ reports on Covid-19 jab efficacy in elderly

Pharma giant AstraZeneca has defended the efficacy of its Covid-19 vaccine after media reports said the German government had doubts about its effectiveness among those over 65.
Brexit 21-01-2021

Norway’s block on EU fishing vessels keeps Danish boats in port

Norway is withholding permits for British and most EU fishing vessels to catch fish in its North Sea waters while post-Brexit talks between Norway, the EU and Britain are ongoing, leaving many Danish fishing vessels moored idly in ports.

Nord Stream 2: Europe stays quiet while US ‘tramples over EU sovereignty’

With the recent adoption of its defence budget for 2021, the US has further tightened the screw on Nord Stream 2, threatening sanctions on EU companies involved in the Russian-backed pipeline and putting the future of the project further into uncertainty. EURACTIV France reports.
Coronavirus 15-01-2021

German virus cases top 2 million, Merkel urges tougher lockdown

Germany's total coronavirus cases topped two million on Friday (15 January), as Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a "significant" tightening of restrictions to slow the infection rate.
Economy & Jobs 14-01-2021

German economy braces for second wave impact

Official data Thursday (14 January) are expected to show that the German economy weathered the pandemic better than many nations last year, partly thanks to its resilient manufacturers, but a virus resurgence is fuelling concern for 2021.

German police take down ‘world’s largest darknet marketplace’

German police have taken down the "world's largest" darknet marketplace, whose Australian alleged operator used it to sell drugs, stolen credit card data and malware, prosecutors said Tuesday (12 January).
Coronavirus 12-01-2021

Commission denies existence of COVID vaccine side deals

The European Commission denied on Tuesday (12 January) the existence of bilateral vaccine contracts between individual EU countries and manufacturers, saying this is not possible under the joint procurement agreement. This directly contradicts the Portuguese EU presidency, who confirmed such deals last week.
Coronavirus 08-01-2021

Commission takes evasive action over Germany’s vaccine side deal

The European Commission on Friday (8 January) refused to provide an answer on whether Germany's bilateral deal with Pfizer-BioNTech for 30 million extra doses has broken the commitment to joint procurement of vaccines.
Non-discrimination 08-01-2021

Berlin intends to boost the proportion of women in company management bodies

The German government presented on Wednesday (6 January) a bill that plans to introduce at least one woman into the governing bodies of German companies with more than three directors. EURACTIV France reports.
Coronavirus 05-01-2021

Germany to prolong shutdown as virus deaths surge

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders are expected Tuesday (5 January) to extend a shutdown in Europe's top economy as coronavirus deaths continue to mount despite tough restrictions in the run-up to the holidays.
Global Europe 29-12-2020

Moscow expands list of German officials banned from Russia

Moscow on Tuesday (29 December) expanded a list of German officials who are banned from entering Russia in response to EU sanctions that the bloc imposed over Russian cyber-attacks on the German parliament.
Health 29-12-2020

EU’s marathon COVID vaccination drive off to uneven start

The EU's campaign to vaccinate Europeans against COVID-19 has got off to an uneven start in what will be a marathon effort to administer shots to enough of the bloc's 450 million people to defeat the viral pandemic.
Global Europe 29-12-2020

Russia gives Navalny an ultimatum: Return immediately or face jail

Russia's prison service gave Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a last minute ultimatum: Fly back from Germany at once and report at a Moscow office early on Tuesday morning, or be jailed if you return after that deadline.
Energy 23-12-2020

Nord Stream 2 pipelaying to begin in Danish waters in January

The Danish Maritime Authority has said that construction will begin in January on the stretch in Danish waters of the disputed Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is to bring Russian gas to Germany.
Global Europe 21-12-2020

EU hopes for Eastern Mediterranean conference fritter away

The EU push for a multilateral conference on the Eastern Mediterranean to ease tensions in the region has reached deadlock, diplomatic sourced told EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 16-12-2020

Germany to tighten rules on meat industry workers

After the COVID-19 pandemic shone a spotlight on working conditions in meat plants, Germany is moving to tighten rules in a bid to afford workers more job security, but this has been met with criticism by the meat industry.  EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 14-12-2020

‘Turning the tide’: Frankfurt attracts London banks

More than four years after the vote that took Britain out of the European Union, Frankfurt is emerging the winner among EU financial capitals in attracting London's much-coveted banking business, ahead of Paris, Milan and Amsterdam.
Data protection 11-12-2020

German competition body opens joint case against Facebook, Oculus

Germany's Federal Competition Authority has opened additional proceedings against Facebook. This time it involves the virtual reality glasses of the Oculus brand, as it is planned that only Facebook users will be allowed to use these glasses in future. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Berlin blocks Chinese acquisition of German high-tech satellite firm

As German high-tech company IMST was about to pass into Chinese hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel blocked the deal for reasons of "public order and security". EURACTIV Italy reports.
Non-discrimination 09-12-2020

Germany’s virus stimulus disproportionately benefits men, study warns

The German government's coronavirus stimulus package from July benefits men more than women, according to a recent study by the University of Kassel. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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