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Energy 29-10-2020

South Korea mirrors European Green Deal with net-zero pledge for 2050

President Moon Jae-in has announced South Korea will commit to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 as part of a "Green New Deal" that closely mirrors commitments made by the European Union. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
China 04-06-2020

UK in 5G talks with suppliers from Japan, South Korea

British officials have discussed supplies of 5G networking equipment with companies in South Korea and Japan as part of a bid to develop alternatives to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
China 30-04-2020

Trump says China wants him to lose his bid for re-election

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (29 April) he believes China’s handling of the coronavirus is proof that Beijing “will do anything they can” to make him lose his re-election bid in November.
Coronavirus 16-03-2020

Commitment, transparency pay off as South Korea limits COVID-19 spread

Just three weeks after South Korea's coronavirus cases soared to the second-highest number in the world, the Asian nation has managed to bring the contagion largely under control thanks to a response that combines transparency, the latest technology and a responsible approach by institutions and citizens.EURACTIV's media partner EFE reports.
Health 13-03-2020

Italy and South Korea virus outbreaks reveal disparity in deaths and tactics

In Italy, millions are locked down and more than 1,000 people have died from the coronavirus. In South Korea, hit by the disease at about the same time, only a few thousand are quarantined and 67 people have died.
Global Europe 24-02-2020

Global spread of coronavirus raises pandemic fears

Fears mounted on Monday (24 February) that the coronavirus outbreak in China will grow into a pandemic with disruptive and deadly consequences for countries around the world, after sharp rises in infections in South Korea, Italy and Iran.

UN Climate Fund to make funding green projects easier

The board of the UN Green Climate Fund is meeting from 6 to 8 July in Songdo, South Korea. The board is set on heralding a "paradigm shift" in climate financing and intends to accelerate the decision-making process to boost the fund's replenishment. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Plateforme pétrolière en mer Baltique, 2008. [Andrew/Flickr]
Energy 11-06-2019

UK-South Korea deal seeks to calm Brexit anxiety in oil markets

A UK-South Korea trade deal announced Monday (10 June) guarantees future exemption from oil tariffs following a spate of dry months without crude imports coming from Britain's North Sea fields.
Central Asia 24-11-2018

Brussels ministerial paves the way to launching EU Central Asia strategy

The European Union is expected to define its strategy for Central Asia in early 2019. A preparatory meeting between the EU and the foreign ministers of the five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) took place in Brussels on Friday (23 November).

Trump says North Korea’s Kim promises to give up nuclear weapons, plans first-ever meeting

US President Donald Trump said he was prepared to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in what would be the first face-to-face encounter between the two countries’ leaders and potentially mark a major breakthrough in nuclear tensions with Pyongyang. Kim...
Global Europe 09-03-2018

Trump signs sweeping tariffs, defying trade war warnings

US President Donald Trump slapped steep trade tariffs on foreign steel and aluminium yesterday (8 March), drawing sharp protests from allies at home and abroad as the contentious move raised the spectre of a global trade war.
Global Europe 15-08-2017

EU calls for ‘peaceful, not military’ solution to Korea crisis

The European Union's foreign policy chief on Monday (14 August) called for "peaceful, not military" means to resolve the Korean peninsula crisis, urging Pyongyang to avoid any "further provocative action" that could stoke tensions.
Energy 14-08-2017

Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake

Substantial coal power expansion in Europe has been significantly scaled back in recent years after utility companies realised they bet on the wrong horse, according to a new study by the University of Oxford.
Global Europe 15-05-2017

EU, NATO condemn North Korea missile test as ‘threat to peace’

North Korea's test-firing of a ballistic missile constitutes a "threat to international peace and security" as Pyongyang ratchets up tensions in the region, the EU and NATO said yesterday (14 May).
Health 05-01-2017

Study denounces ‘false belief’ in antibiotics

An unprecedented study carried out by a multinational team shows that antibiotic use among Spanish children is verging on excessive, as they are given twice what their German and American equivalents are. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Health 05-01-2017

France orders massive duck cull to contain bird flu

France yesterday (4 January) ordered a massive cull of ducks in three regions most affected by a severe outbreak of bird flu as it tries to contain the virus which has been spreading quickly over the past month, the agriculture ministry said.
Climate change 08-12-2015

Future carbon market: The Far East

SPECIAL REPORT / While the price of carbon remains low, support for pricing schemes is growing. Asia will soon overtake Europe as the home of the world’s biggest carbon markets. EURACTIV France reports
Climate change 19-11-2015

Developed countries agree to cut coal subsidies in 2017

The European Union and eight OECD countries have agreed to reduce state aid for coal-fired power stations in developing countries. But many stations will be exempt from the cuts. EURACTIV France reports
Global Europe 21-08-2015

EU worried by ‘provocations’ on Korean border

The EU said today (21 August) it was worried by worsening friction between North and South Korea and called for efforts to avoid "provocations" after the two sides swapped artillery fire.
Europe's GPS industry could benefit from the ITA deal to cut trade tariffs
Digital 20-07-2015

WTO trade deal set to cut tariffs for 200 tech products

After months of delays, eighty countries negotiating over the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) reached a breakthrough on Saturday (18 July) at a meeting brokered by the World Trade Organization.

EU to team up with South Korea in global 5G race

The European Union is teaming up with South Korea to jointly research the next generation of mobile broadband technology, hoping the Asian country's expertise will help it catch up in a field crucial for economic growth and jobs.
Trade & Society 30-08-2012

South Korea’s Hanwha buys German solar business

A struggling German solar business has been bought by a South Korean firm as the appetite of Asian companies for their western rivals shows no sign of letting up.
Trade & Society 17-07-2012

Brussels to give green light for EU-Japan trade talks

The European Union should go ahead with talks on a potentially groundbreaking free-trade deal with Japan despite opposition from carmakers, the European Commission will say on Wednesday (18 July), in an effort to revive Europe's stagnant economy.
Trade & Society 21-10-2010

EU eyes closer trade ties with Japan

The European Commission is looking at removing trade barriers with Japan after signing a milestone free trade agreement with South Korea earlier this month, according to a draft EU trade strategy seen by EURACTIV, scheduled to be published next week..
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