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Agrifood 20-07-2018

European market ‘open to palm oil’, EU ambassador in Malaysia says

The EU is open to palm oil and there is no ban on the commodity, the head of the European Union Delegation to Malaysia, ambassador Maria Castillo Fernandez, said on 16 July in an apparent attempt to appease Asian producers.
Agrifood 11-01-2018

Commission tells Malaysia proposed biofuel policy respects WTO rules

The European Commission's proposal for the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive is in compliance with the EU’s commitments under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, Commission sources told EURACTIV.com, replying to threats from Malaysia to refer the case to the WTO.
Global Europe 11-12-2017

Erdogan and Macron take lead in urging US to turn back on Jerusalem decision

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and France's Emmanuel Macron will work together to try to persuade the United States to reconsider its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a Turkish presidential source said on Saturday (9 December).
Biofuels 13-09-2017

Palm oil for fighter jets: Under EU attack, producers seek alternatives

Facing a backlash in Europe over palm oil's environmental toll, the world's top producers are scrambling to find new markets and even striking unusual barter deals, such as exchanging Sukhoi fighter-bombers for the edible oil.
Biofuels 06-07-2017

France lays out plan to restrict use of palm oil in biofuels

France will take steps to restrict the use of palm oil in producing biofuels in order to reduce deforestation in the countries of origin, French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said on Thursday (6 July).
Biofuels 11-04-2017

Indonesia and Malaysia look to ‘kill’ Parliament’s palm oil ban

Indonesia and Malaysia said today (11 April) that they would send a joint mission to the EU aiming to prevent the implementation of a European Parliament call to phase out the use of biofuels based on vegetable oils by 2020.
Agrifood 08-09-2016

Palm oil producer caught flouting codes of conduct

A coalition of NGOs documenting deforestation in Indonesia has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the codes of conduct used by the palm oil industry. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.
Global Europe 25-07-2016

South-east Asia deadlocked as South China Sea split deepens

Southeast Asian nations were deadlocked Sunday (24 July) about how to confront China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, as pressure from Beijing again drove a wedge between countries on the region's  toughest security challenge.
Trade & Society 18-07-2016

EU and Indonesia launch free trade talks

The EU's 28 member states agreed today (18 July) to launch free trade talks with Indonesia, despite growing public doubts in Europe about two major transatlantic deals.
Climate change 18-05-2016

Indonesia deepens reliance on coal power despite COP 21 commitments

Indonesia, already one of the world's biggest carbon emitters, plans to build a further 100 coal-fired power stations by 2019. This would seriously jeopardise the country’s COP 21 commitments. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 21-03-2016

France adopts watered-down palm oil tax

French MPs have approved an additional tax on palm oil. But sustainably-produced oil and imports for biofuels will be exempt from the tax. EURACTIV France reports.
Agrifood 11-03-2016

French palm oil tax ‘unfair’ and ‘destructive’, producers say

French plans to place an additional tax on palm oil as part of its biodiversity bill have angered Malaysia and Indonesia. The bill is expected to be passed next week. EURACTIV France reports.
Development Policy 08-02-2016

UNICEF: Increasing number of genital mutilation victims

A million girls worldwide suffer genital mutilation every year and that number is only increasing in some countries, according to a report by UNICEF. The European Commission has warned that the practice could be on the rise in Europe as well. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Development Policy 29-10-2015

WHO: More work needed to eradicate tuberculosis

A new study by the WHO has shown that the number of tuberculosis cases per year has nearly halved, but that there is still a lot of work to be done. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Trade & Society 27-10-2015

Indonesia tells US it will join the TPP trade pact

Indonesia intends to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, reached earlier this month between the United States and 11 Pacific countries, President Joko Widodo told his American counterpart Barack Obama. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
Development Policy 22-10-2015

Least developed countries set the standard for climate action ahead of COP21

The least developed countries have all submitted their national contributions for the COP21. Many of these texts are highly ambitious, but depend on uncertain finances. EURACTIV France reports
Trade & Society 14-10-2015

Commission plays ‘pivot to Asia’ trade card

European Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will today (14 October) present the new forward-looking trade and investment strategy - turning its focus to Asia, EURACTIV has learned.
Energy 20-08-2015

EU anxious ahead of COP21 conference

The EU warned today (20 August) that the window of opportunity for December's United Nations Climate Change Conference was closing fast, urging the 140+ countries that have not yet made public their contributions to do so, naming some of the major players.
Trade & Society 27-04-2015

EU and ASEAN to jumpstart trade agreement talks

Southeast Asia and the European Union (EU) agreed yesterday (26 April) to take steps toward resuming stalled talks on a free trade agreement between the two regions.
Global Europe 24-04-2015

EU criticises French citizen’s death sentence in Indonesia

On Thursday (23 April), the EU attacked the death sentence imposed on a Frenchman in Indonesia, which is expected to be carried out shortly, saying it was no answer to drug trafficking.
Health community
Development Policy 23-02-2015

As overseas money dries up, Indonesia develops its own vaccines

SPECIAL REPORT: Indonesia is developing its own vaccines to fight infectious diseases because funds from the EU and other development agencies to its health sector are drying up. EURACTIV reports from Indonesia.
Health community
Development Policy 10-02-2015

As EU aid ends in Indonesia, communities take over

In 2019, the European Union will terminate a number of its health support programmes in middle-income countries, including in Indonesia. This will put a lot of pressure on the archipelago's healthcare system, which is heavily staffed by volunteers. EURACTIV reports from Jakarta.
Poor people
Development Policy 28-01-2015

As EU scraps aid, Indonesia introduces health insurance for the poor

The EU has turned its back on Indonesia's health sector. But the developing country, which is witnessing growing rates of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, is now counting on other solutions: a new health insurance program for the poor, and its own pharmaceutical company. EURACTIV reports from Jakarta.
Development Policy 15-01-2015

A thousand aid groups launch ‘action/2015’

More than a thousand global development aid and philantropic organisations around the world launched  a campaign today (15 January) named action/2015, which is likely to be one of the largest ever launched.

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