Shipping 02-09-2020

World’s first ‘carbon-capture at sea’ set for shipping trials棋牌房

Japanese shipbuilding giant Mitsubishi announced on Monday (31 August) that it will build and test a carbon-capture system for ships, which is aimed at significantly reducing the emissions of the maritime sector.
Europe's East 02-09-2020

New protests in Belarus as opposition squabbles, US weighs sanctions棋牌房

Thousands of students boycotted the start of the school year in Belarus on Tuesday (1 September) and signs of a possible rift appeared in an opposition alliance that has led weeks of rallies and protests against veteran President Alexander Lukashenko....
Global Europe 02-09-2020

Austria to file charges against Turkish spy棋牌房

Austria will file charges against a person who has confessed to spying for Turkey's secret service, and authorities are investigating more suspected espionage activities, its interior minister said, warning Turkey this would not be tolerated.
Agrifood 02-09-2020

French startup set to produce 20 tons of prawns ‘made in France’ by 2021棋牌房

The first of its kind in Europe, two young French agricultural engineers have launched Agriloops, a saltwater aquaponics startup that aims to produce 20 tonnes of prawns and 40 tonnes of vegetables "made in France" annually. EURACTIV France reports.
Future EU 01-09-2020

The Brief – Why can’t we vote?棋牌房

By law, EU nationals living abroad are entitled to vote and run in European and local elections in the member state where they are living. So why is that the 14 million European citizens living in an EU country other than their own report so many difficulties in using their voting rights?
Aviation 01-09-2020

Airport virus tests crucial to travel recovery, says aviation body棋牌房

Testing passengers at airports is needed to “rebuild confidence” in air travel, the head of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Tuesday (1 September), as the industry continues to struggle to get back anywhere near to business as usual.

Brussels writes to Budapest over discriminatory border measures棋牌房

The European Commission warned Hungary not to discriminate against EU citizens and residents after new border measures were introduced that favour tourists from the four Visegrád countries.
Digital 01-09-2020

German EU Presidency charts ‘financial stability’ for Europe’s media sector棋牌房

Fair competition rules and financial stability for Europe's media sector have been identified as areas of priority in the bloc's cultural sector, as part of Germany's Presidency of the EU Council.
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All green products start with a #Greensource: climate neutrality with Europe’s forest fibre industry棋牌房

Cepi, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, and EPIS, the European Pulp Industry Sector Association and its members, present their #GreenSource initiative, a European-wide effort to explain how the forest fibre industries make the 2050 climate neutrality target a reality....

Greece in talks with France over fighter jets, as East Med tensions rise棋牌房

Greece is in talks with France and other countries over arms purchases to boost its armed forces, according to a government official, as tensions grow over energy resources in the Eastern Mediterranean region. A day earlier, Greece’s finance minister said...
Enlargement 01-09-2020

Serbia, Kosovo leaders gear up for tough US talks棋牌房

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić is travelling to Washington this week for talks between Belgrade and Priština in the hope of discussing the economy while Kosovo Premier Avdullah Hoti insists that mutual recognition is the only topic he can discuss with...
Agrifood 01-09-2020

Ecological farming can be more profitable than conventional, says new report棋牌房

A recent report by the government think tank France Stratégie demonstrates the profitability of more environmentally friendly farms and proposes a review of the methods of allocating CAP subsidies to encourage a green transition in farming. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 01-09-2020

Italy’s TIM, CDP agree preliminary deal on single broadband plan棋牌房

Telecom Italia (TIM) and Italian State lender CDP approved a preliminary agreement on Monday to create a national ultrafast grid operator combining the former phone monopoly's network assets with those of smaller rival Open Fiber.
Transport 01-09-2020

Greater EU powers to catch and fine emissions cheats kick in棋牌房

New EU rules on monitoring the vehicles on Europe’s roads come into force on Tuesday (1 September), granting the European Commission added powers to police car emissions and take to task any manufacturers that breach the law.
Coronavirus 01-09-2020

Sweden bucks trend in refusing to recommend masks棋牌房

Sweden attracted worldwide attention earlier this year when it famously stayed open throughout the first months of the coronavirus pandemic, and now it is holding out again, this time refusing to recommend the use of masks.

Germany wants end to virus border chaos in EU棋牌房

Germany wants to put an end to the chaotic approaches by EU member states to travel restrictions within Europe as a new wave of coronavirus cases gains momentum across the continent.
Politics 01-09-2020

Orban: Hungarian democracy same as Germany’s棋牌房

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland's new COVID-19 app, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán telling the Bled Strategic Forum that Hungary's democracy is at the same level as the ones in Germany and Italy, and so much more.
Europe's East 01-09-2020

Baltic states ban Lukashenko amid crackdown on opposition棋牌房

The Baltic states on Monday (31 August) banned embattled Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko as he cracked down further on the opposition movement following another huge rally at the weekend.
Coronavirus 01-09-2020

EU offers €400 mln to WHO-led COVID-19 vaccine initiative棋牌房

The European Commission said on Monday (31 August) that it would contribute to an initiative led by the World Health Organisation to buy COVID-19 vaccines, while the WHO said Germany had joined the pact and that the agency was still negotiating with the bloc.

EU microplastics ban needs to aim smaller, advisers say棋牌房

A draft EU ban on microplastics would allow industry to use even smaller particles in cosmetics, detergents and paints, which could be more damaging than the tiny pieces of plastic already clogging up the natural world, campaigners and some EU advisers say.
Elections 01-09-2020

Stop funding our mafia, Bulgarians tell EU Commission棋牌房

'Stop funding our mafia', read banners of a protest in front of the European Commission representation in Sofia on Monday (31 August). It was the 54th day of street protests in which Bulgarians are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the country's chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev.
Eastern Europe 01-09-2020

Belarus opposition leader: Lukashenko showed weakness by seeking support from Moscow棋牌房

The only Belarusian opposition leader who has not gone into exile, Maria Kolesnikova, is positive about the future of the pro-democracy protests in the eastern European country. EURACTIV's media partner EFE reports.
Global Europe 01-09-2020

Turkey defies Greece, extends Mediterranean exploration棋牌房

Turkey said on Monday (31 August) that its Oruç Reis exploration vessel will now carry out seismic surveys in a disputed part of the eastern Mediterranean until 12 September, in a move likely to stoke tensions in the region.
Circular economy 01-09-2020

EU to launch raw materials industry alliance棋牌房

The European Commission will announce the launch of a new industry alliance this week, with a view to building a complete EU supply chain for raw materials like lithium, which are seen as critical for the bloc’s digital and green transitions.


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