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Borrell buys time for dispute mechanism talks on Iran

By Alexandra Brzozowski

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal will meet next month to debate the way forward with the accord, EU's diplomatic chief Josep Borrell announced on Friday (24 January), after Britain, France and Germany launched a dispute process against Tehran.

Davos 2020 diary – day #4

By Beatriz Rios

Welcome to Davos where the 50th edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is taking place on 21-25 January. Throughout the week, EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into one of the world’s most exclusive conferences where political and business leaders meet every year to discuss global economic trends.

Doomsday Clock: 100 seconds until the end of the world

By Alexandra Brzozowski

Since 1947, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists annually adjusts its symbolic Doomsday Clock, which indicates how close humanity and the planet are to complete disaster. This year, we're closer than ever, the scientists announced on Thursday (23 January).

Transforming society’s foundations in the green transition

By Roberto Bocca, Roderick Weller

Over the last century, the chemical, mining and metals, and energy industries have shaped the quality of our everyday lives. Now they will have to transform again as part of the green transition. Here's how, write Roberto Bocca and Roderick Weller.

Croatian farm minister: Getting transitional CAP done by mid-2020 on presidency’s radar

By Gerardo Fortuna

The Croatian EU presidency will focus its efforts on securing an agreement among member states on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)'s transitional regulations that will extend the current rules for at least a year, Croatia's Agriculture Minister Marija Vučković told EURACTIV in an interview.

Von der Leyen vows a green, digital, geopolitical EU in Davos

By Beatriz Rios reporting from Davos

Ursula von der Leyen made her international debut as the European Commission chief as she set out her political agenda before the global economic elite at the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (22 January). 

Bioeconomy hype shouldn’t put biodiversity preservation at risk, experts say

By Mateusz Kucharczyk

While experts claim that Poland could become key for the EU’s bioeconomy, scientists are calling for the sustainable use of forest resources in energy production. EURACTIV Poland reports.

Towards a European Coking Coal and Steel Community? [Promoted content]

By Teresa Dominguez

When in the aftermath of the Second World War European leaders sought to build a common European future, the first thing they did was to pool the control over two of the most crucial building blocks of the European economy,...

The case for a border carbon tax as an own resource to the EU budget

By Ivailo Kalfin

To deliver on the flagship European Green Deal, there is a need to introduce a new source of revenues for the EU budget under the form of carbon tax, writes Ivailo Kalfin.

EU’s Breton looking into β€˜non-conventional’ measures to finance Green Deal

By Aline Robert

The EU's internal market commissioner, Thierry Breton, suggests tapping into the ECB's "easy money" and issuing long-term bonds of up to 50 years in order to unlock the €1,000 billion needed to finance the European Green Deal. EURACTIV France reports.

EU bets on bioeconomy to deliver farming aspects of the Green Deal

By Gerardo Fortuna

The European Commission and the member states intend to use the concept of bioeconomy as a tool to achieve political priorities at the core of the bloc's new environmental flagship policy when it comes to agriculture.

Investing in consumer β€˜proximity’ to produce biodiesel from UCO

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

A Greek company says it has found a way to collect much more effectively used cooking oil for biodiesel production: by making it easier for consumers to find nearby collection points and avoid simply pouring the used oil down their kitchen sink,

Iran says it may pull out of nuclear treaty over Europe dispute

By admin

Iran said Monday (20 January) it will consider withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if a dispute over its atomic programme goes before the UN Security Council.

Police detain 185 climate protesters at Brussels car show

By Georgi Gotev

Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday (18 January) after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a car show in protest at the auto industry's role in CO2 emissions that cause climate change.

Iran’s Khamenei slams β€˜cowardly’ European governments

By admin

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday (17 January) accused the governments of Britain, France and Germany of being "American lackeys" in the face of US pressure over the nuclear accord.

Auto tariff threat not mentioned in US talks, says EU trade chief

By Georgi Gotev

US threats to put tariffs on European autos did not come up during talks this week with American trade officials in Washington, EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan said Thursday (16 January).

Tweets of the Week: Strasbourg, Northern Ireland, Big Ben

By Jennifer Baker, Malte Ketelsen, Marlene Stocker

Brit MEPs will be missed in Strasbourg when they’re finally all gone, Northern Ireland executive finally sorts out what went wrong, and Brexit Britain won’t be happy if Big Ben doesn’t bong.

Green Deal, food labelling controversy and cultured meat

By Gerardo Fortuna, Natasha Foote

Welcome to the first edition of EURACTIV's AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU.

European Parliament kicks off debate on pesticide, food waste cuts

By Gerardo Fortuna

MEPs agreed their first stance on the new Commission’s environmental flagship policy, the European Green Deal, aiming at halving food waste by 2030 and setting binding reduction targets for hazardous pesticides.

Not all member states will benefit from the European Green Deal

By Cécile Barbière

The wide-ranging European Green Deal provides for a European fund for a just transition, which is meant to support regions that are economically highly dependent on fossil fuels. But not all member states will benefit from it. EURACTIV France reports.