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The AI Act in perspective

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 08:48
As the AI Act’s text is finally consolidate, we tried to put the landmark law in a broader perspective with Luciano Floridi, leading expert in AI ethics and Founding Director of Yale’s Digital Ethics Center.
Categories: European Union

German support for EU corporate due diligence law in doubt

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 08:46
Germany's support for a law requiring firms in the European Union to take action if they find their supply chains in violation of human rights was thrown into doubt after one of its ruling parties sided with business groups opposing the proposal.
Categories: European Union

Industrial pollution costs 2% of Europe’s GDP: EEA

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 08:29
Industrial pollution costs the equivalent of  2% of the European Union's economic output each year, though the impact has declined over the past decade, the bloc's environmental agency said Thursday (25 January).
Categories: European Union

US Senate struggles to clinch border deal, Ukraine aid at stake

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 08:24
Bipartisan US Senate talks on a border security deal that some have set as a condition for further Ukraine aid have hit a critical point, lawmakers said on Thursday (25 January), though the chamber's top Democrat said the negotiators would continue to push forward.
Categories: European Union

Trump opens up lead over Biden in rematch many Americans don’t want

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 08:08
Donald Trump leads Democratic President Joe Biden by six percentage points in a Reuters/Ipsos poll that showed Americans are unhappy about an election rematch that came into sharper focus this week.
Categories: European Union

EU slams Belarus after fresh mass arrests

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:45
The EU and US slammed Belarus Thursday (25 January) for a series of political raids this week, as rights groups said more than 150 people were detained or interrogated by the KGB security service in a single day.
Categories: European Union

EU centre-right clashes over qualified majority voting

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:35
In today’s edition of the Capitals, find out more about French far-right leader Marine Le Pen questioning her alliance with German far-right party AfD, Poland's ruling parties divided on abortion law, and so much more.
Categories: European Union

Croatian MP calls to reinstate quotas for third-country workers

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:22
Far-left Croatian MP Katarina Peović called for the reintroduction of quotas for third-country workers on Thursday as the number of immigrants working in low-paid jobs has risen sharply in recent years.
Categories: European Union

EU centre-right clashes over qualified majority voting

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:22
Internal discussions in the EU’s centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) – the largest political family in Europe – saw an “unsettling” exchange about the drafting process of its EU election manifesto, Euractiv has learnt.
Categories: European Union

Ukrainian grain transits through Romania as export licences effective

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:21
Ukrainian grain has successfully transited through Romania since the country introduced export licences under its grain export plan to help protect farmers last autumn, Adrian Pintea, state secretary in the Agriculture Ministry, said on Thursday.
Categories: European Union

Ex-Bulgarian justice minister appointed judge at European Court of Human Rights

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:20
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted Wednesday to elect Bulgaria’s former GERB justice minister and current ombudsman, Diana Kovatcheva, to a nine-year term as the next Bulgarian judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
Categories: European Union

Renew MEPs propose a mini-Schengen between Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:19
Renew Europe MEPs have proposed the rapid creation of a mini-Schengen between Greece, Romania and Bulgaria, to be operational this summer, to ease the heavy tourist traffic between the three EU Balkan countries.
Categories: European Union

EIB ready to work more with defence but remains cautious, vice-president says

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:16
The European Investment Bank is open to financing defence industries but is still reluctant to go beyond dual-use technology, a top EIB official told Euractiv, warning also that the idea of using eurobonds to finance military industry must be carefully weighed as they may not attract investors.
Categories: European Union

Ukraine to start building 4 new nuclear reactors this year

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:12
Ukraine expects to start construction work on four new nuclear power reactors this summer or autumn, Energy Minister German Galushchenko told Reuters on Thursday (25 January), as the country seeks to compensate for lost energy capacity due to the war with Russia.
Categories: European Union

Germany’s Habeck wants market power of food industry scrutinised

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 07:12
As nationwide farmers' protests continue, the German government wants to have the market power of supermarkets and the food industry scrutinised, blaming their price-setting power for the poor economic situation of many farms.
Categories: European Union

China presses Iran to rein in Houthi attacks in Red Sea

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 06:54
Chinese officials have asked their Iranian counterparts to help rein in attacks on ships in the Red Sea by the Iran-backed Houthis, or risk harming business relations with Beijing, four Iranian sources and a diplomat familiar with the matter said.
Categories: European Union

Polish ruling parties divided over abortion law

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 06:47
Poland’s ruling parties have presented separate bills to liberalise the country’s abortion laws, proposing to make abortion legal up to the 12th week of pregnancy, but some MPs remain sceptical.
Categories: European Union

Macron to visit Sweden to talk EU defence amid Hungarian NATO block

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 06:46
French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Sweden from 30 to 31 January at the invitation of Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf to discuss European defence issues, as Hungary remains reluctant to vote on Sweden’s NATO bid and EU states hold differing views on defence policy.
Categories: European Union

French farmers call for Paris blockade, eagerly await PM’s announcements

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 06:46
French farmers have called for the blockade of Paris on Friday afternoon, a week after they began protesting across the country, as new Prime Minister Gabriel Attal is due to announce concrete measures.
Categories: European Union

Le Pen questions EU-level alliance with AfD, spelling trouble for ID unity

Fri, 26/01/2024 - 06:45
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen questioned the collaboration with the German AfD over allegations that some members were involved in discussions about deporting German citizens with migration backgrounds, prompting her French competitor Eric Zemmour to rush to the German far-right’s defence. 
Categories: European Union

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