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Voters’ fears dominate German EU election campaign

Fri, 07/06/2024 - 05:54
Fears surrounding war, social security, and the far-right have dominated Germany's EU election campaign, as parties have responded with remarkably uniform messaging about protecting peace and security, eyeing national elections.
Categories: European Union

Socialists-Greens head to head with Wilders’ far-right in the Netherlands: EU election exit poll

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 21:30
The green-social democrat shared list has scored the highest number of seats in the Netherlands, with the far-right PVV just behind, according to the exit poll.
Categories: European Union

EU rules on e-fuels threaten to create ‘CO2 tourism’

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 18:04
German Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP/Renew) warned against "CO2 tourism", as EU rules for renewable fuels could lead to liquified CO2 from Europe being shipped to other parts of the world to produce e-fuels for the EU market.
Categories: European Union

The Brief – Remembering D-Day and its legacy to Europe

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 16:20
Today’s 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings is an opportunity to remember a great military victory against the Nazis but also - on the day European elections start - an important reminder to voters of the values that were fought for, which become the basis of the EU.
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Policy Triangle on the PPWR – short version [Advocacy Lab Content]

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 16:05
In this first discussion, supported by ACE, we delved into the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWR).
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The upcoming battle over telecoms deregulation

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 15:48
Reforms of the telecom sector are expected to be at the top of the policy agenda for the next EU mandate and a battle is already heating up over the need to deregulate it.
Categories: European Union

US ‘will not walk away’ on Ukraine, Biden promises

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 15:41
US President Joe Biden gave a heartfelt speech at Thursday’s (6 June) commemorations of the Normandy landings, bringing the “dark forces” of 80 years ago to those threatening Ukraine and the West today on an equal footing.
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Can the West undo Russia’s malign campaign in Armenia?

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 15:30
Often-overlooked developments in Armenia show how Western policymakers are failing to recognise and counteract the growing sophistication of Russia’s propaganda machine, writes David Grigorian.
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ECB starts cutting rates, but warns on inflation

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 15:26
The ECB made its first interest rate cut since 2019 Thursday, reducing borrowing costs from record highs, but gave few clues about its next move while warning of continuing inflation pressures.
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D’Hondt worry, there’s much more political game after the vote! 

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 14:44
On Monday 10 June, the day after the EU elections, the Parliament's political groups will rush into recomposing themselves to divide money and top jobs. The tricky part? They must follow the almighty d’Hondt law which is set to award the far-right a chunk of the Parliament's influence pie.  
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French players see EV battery recycling opportunities but face regulatory hurdles

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 14:14
As electric vehicle continue their rollout, Euractiv spoke with several French industry players looking at battery recycling to capture and re-use critical raw materials.
Categories: European Union

Pro-EU parties should ‘Europeanise’ election campaigns to combat far-right, analysts say

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 13:52
Pro-EU parties are ceding political space to far-right Eurosceptic groups in their European election campaigns by failing emphasise the EU's positive impact on ordinary citizens, experts say.
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Belgian parties seek pharma revamp focused on talent, innovation, and digital transformation [Advocacy Lab Content]

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 13:24
The future of Belgium’s pharmaceutical industry is under scrutiny as competition challenges Belgian success. Leading Belgian politicians discussed revamping pharma's road map in a recent conversation with Euractiv.
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Slovak candidates contest EU health vision, pharma package central to concerns [Advocacy Lab Content]

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 13:07
As Slovak voters go to the polls candidates are fighting for Slovakia's 15 MEP seats with substantially different visions of how EU health legislation should be directed - the EU Pharma Package is central to current concerns.
Categories: European Union

Familiar faces and newcomers, key agri-food candidates to watch in EU Elections

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 12:52
On the eve of the EU elections, Euractiv takes a look at the expected outs – and possible “ins” – of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee (AGRI).
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Schrems NGO files 11 complaints across Europe over Meta’s use of data to train AI

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 12:42
Digital rights NGO Noyb has filed 11 complaints across Europe over changes in Meta's privacy policy that will allow the owner of Facebook and Instagram to use posts and images, among other things, to train its artificial intelligence (AI) model, according to a Thursday press release.
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Thought Leadership conversation with Andreas Schwab, MEP and Jens Bresler, METRO AG [Advocacy Lab Content]

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 12:00
In conversation with Euractiv’s Anna Gumbau, Andreas Schwab and Jens Bresler explain the leadership challenges and opportunities in light of the latest EU policies for a sustainable transition.
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Europe Decides: Live updates of the 2024 European Parliament election

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 11:24
This week, over 350 million voters will elect the 720 members of the European Parliament. Stay up to date with Euractiv’s liveblog.
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Germany vows to deport crime-committing migrants to Afghanistan

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 11:16
Germany wants to start deporting migrants who commit crimes on its territory to their home countries, including Afghanistan, following a suspected Islamist knife attack in late May, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday (6 June) as parties rush to quash security concerns ahead of the EU elections. 
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From likes to votes: Croatia Gen Z influencer goes for EU seat

Thu, 06/06/2024 - 11:05
Nina Skočak's TikTok videos get hundreds of thousands of views and the young makeup and vintage fashion expert hopes her popularity will win her a seat in the European Parliament on Sunday (9 June).
Categories: European Union