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Poland agrees to shut coal mines by 2049

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 09:03
Poland moved closer to ending its heavy reliance on coal Friday (25 September) as the government and miners' unions agreed a landmark plan to phase out mines by 2049.
Categories: European Union

Seventy-five years after Hiroshima, total nuclear disarmament must still be pursued

Sat, 09/26/2020 - 08:00
Last month marked the seventy-fifth year after the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Today, on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, we call for a European leap forward in creating conditions to achieve security in the twenty-first century, write seven EU lawmakers.
Categories: European Union

Ukraine conference flops after controversial judge prompts EU no show

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 21:31
EU policymakers and civil servants cancelled their participation in an online conference dedicated to Ukraine when they learned the day before that a controversial high-ranking judge would sit on the Kyiv panel, EURACTIV has learned.
Categories: European Union

The Brief, powered by ESA – China’s climate gift

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:42
EU climate diplomacy is mostly geared towards convincing big polluting countries to go green. This week, that partly paid off when China pledged to go carbon-neutral by 2060, which may even help Europe be more environmentally ambitious.
Categories: European Union

Mayor: cities are the atoms in the organism of the EU

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:41
Mario Rajn, the mayor of Križevci, a medieval city of 20,000 people northeast of Croatia's capital is pushing for his city to become energy independent by 2030. He explains what actions have been taken so far.
Categories: European Union

Greece short of friends in Europe as Erdogan steps up pressure

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 16:40
The decision to postpone the EU council meeting solved – for the time being – one thorny EU question, writes Denis MacShane. What to do about Turkey’s new Sultan Erdogan and his non-stop aggression against EU member states, and core EU values?
Categories: European Union

Police association head: ‘Zero tolerance’ for right-wing extremism

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 13:43
The recent discovery of right-wing police chat groups has led many to ask how these tendencies in the police force can be counteracted. Oliver von Dobrowolski, head of the PolizeiGrün, discussed potential ideas for reform.
Categories: European Union

Grounded Boeings set to get all clear from EU regulator

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 13:29
The European Union’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is gearing up to give Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft a clean bill of health in November, the regulator’s executive director indicated on Friday (25 September).
Categories: European Union

Handbook on the racial equality directive

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 13:12
This Handbook on the Racial Equality Directive was drafted in response to a lack of awareness on the topic of non-discrimination – the rights, bodies and redress mechanisms - and an unclear understanding of what discrimination really means.
Categories: European Union

DRS has the potential to deliver full circularity for beverage packaging in the EU [Promoted content]

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:00
EFBW and UNESDA are calling for a wide deployment of well-designed deposit return systems to meet the collection and rPET targets of the EU Single Use Plastics Directive. Read here the 6 fundamental design criteria they believe will improve DRS efficiency.  Perhaps you could use this illustration below?
Categories: European Union

Press association raps von der Leyen for ‘too much English’ communication

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:35
The Association of European Journalists has complained to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen that the EU executive uses the English language “out of proportion” in its official communication, which gives an unfair advantage to the anglophone press.
Categories: European Union

Agrifood Brief: A State of the Agricultural Union

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:35
Welcome to EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU.
Categories: European Union

Digital Brief: EU/UK data transfers, EU police facial recognition, dark web

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 09:33
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “While the UK applies EU data protection rules during the transition period, certain aspects of its system may change...
Categories: European Union

Cyprus watchdog raps cash-for-passport process

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 09:06
Cyprus's audit office said on Thursday (24 September) thousands of passports could have been granted without proper authorisation under the island's citizenship-for-investment scheme - a programme critics fear could be used by money-launderers and other criminals.
Categories: European Union

Kenya’s WTO candidate says she will focus on climate change if selected

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:59
Kenya's candidate to become the next head of the World Trade Organisation pledged on Thursday to integrate climate change issues into the WTO agenda if selected.
Categories: European Union

EU farmers boss: Farm to Fork to be revised, if negative impact was proved

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:48
The European Commission's new food policy should be reviewed if a future impact assessment shows that it will negatively affect farmers, the newly-elected chair of farmers association COPA, Christiane Lambert, told EURACTIV.com.
Categories: European Union

Chinese lobby group slams EU plan against state-backed foreign buyers

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:30
The European Commission's plan to fence off the EU's industrial crown jewels from state-backed foreign buyers may breach WTO rules, lobbying group the China Chamber of Commerce to the EU said in its feedback on the proposal.
Categories: European Union

UN, Britain plan online climate summit in December

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:25
The United Nations and Britain will host an online climate summit in December, the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, in a last-ditch bid to have countries meet a deadline to upgrade their emissions-cutting pledges.
Categories: European Union

German intelligence chief quits over rising far-right extremism

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:18
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the political spat between the UK and Italy, Germany's military agency head resigning, and so much more.
Categories: European Union

EU warns virus epidemic worsening, as restrictions ramp up

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:16
The European Union raised the alarm on Thursday (24 September) over the coronavirus pandemic, saying it is worse now than at the March peak in several member countries, as governments in Europe and beyond reimpose drastic measures.
Categories: European Union

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