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Japanese EU ambassador: Hong Kong was promised liberal values

Japanese EU ambassador: Hong Kong was promised liberal values

Japanese EU ambassador: Hong Kong was promised liberal valuesBy | (updated: )Languages:Tokyo is concerned about China’s actions in Hong Kong, which was promised in 1997 a “one country, two systems” based on liberal values, Japanese Ambassador to the EU Kazuo Kodama told EURACTIV.com in a telephone interview.“There was an important deal reached between the UK and China […] China committed that ‘one country, two systems’ would prevail in the Hong Kong region. When I was there, we understood that Hong Kong’s way of life would be maintained, liberalism and independence of judiciary would be...

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Vestager warns against predictive policing in Artificial Intelligence

Vestager warns against predictive policing in Artificial Intelligence

Vestager warns against predictive policing in Artificial IntelligenceBy | (updated: )Certain Artificial Intelligence applications including forms of predictive policing are ‘not acceptable’ in the EU, the European Commission’s Vice-President for Digital policy, Margrethe Vestager has said.Delivering a keynote speech as part of Tuesday’s (30 June) European AI Forum, Vestager reflected on the pros and cons of employing certain AI applications in Europe, highlighting the problems that could emerge as a result of an irresponsible application of next-generation technologies.“If properly...

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EU ministers exclude nuclear, fossil gas from green transition fund

EU ministers exclude nuclear, fossil gas from green transition fund

EU ministers exclude nuclear, fossil gas from green transition fund(updated: )European Union countries agreed on Wednesday (24 June) that the bloc’s flagship fund to wean regions off fossil fuels should not finance nuclear or natural gas projects, despite calls from some Eastern countries for gas to be eligible for EU funding.The European Commission, the EU’s executive, wants to set up a €40 billion Just Transition Fund, comprised of €30 billion from an EU coronavirus recovery fund and €10 billion from its budget for 2021-27.The fund aims to encourage a shift from high-carbon industries...

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Largest electric plane in Europe takes to the skies over the UK

Largest electric plane in Europe takes to the skies over the UK

Largest electric plane in Europe takes to the skies over the UKBy | (updated: )A six-seater battery-powered aircraft flew for the first time over the UK on Monday (22 June), becoming Europe’s largest e-plane in the process just as the aviation industry revealed that it wants the EU to invest big in the future of flight innovation.Airbus has recently abandoned plans to develop a regional aircraft powered by an electric-hybrid system, due to pressure exerted by the virus outbreak. The aerospace giant could yet resurrect the project after the French government unveiled a €15 billion bailout...

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Von der Leyen: Chinese cyberattacks on EU hospitals 'can't be tolerated'

Von der Leyen: Chinese cyberattacks on EU hospitals 'can't be tolerated'

Von der Leyen: Chinese cyberattacks on EU hospitals ‘can’t be tolerated’By | (updated: )EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has accused China of leading a spate of cyberattacks against hospitals in Europe during the coronavirus outbreak, stressing that the EU will not “tolerate” such malicious activity.The accusations were levelled at the conclusion of an EU-China summit on Monday (22 June), which brought together von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel with Chinese counterparts Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping for talks via videoconference.“We have seen cyber...

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Jun 23
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Denmark’s e-ferry passes sea trials in style

Denmark’s e-ferry passes sea trials in style

Denmark’s e-ferry passes sea trials in styleBy |The world’s largest all-electric ferry completed 10 months of trials last week, as the EU-funded project revealed that battery-powered boats will save operators money compared to their diesel counterparts during their decades of service.An all-electric ferry, purported to be the world’s largest, completed its first voyage between two Danish islands last week, as the shipping sector gears up for strict new emission laws due to take effect in 2020.French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled on Tuesday (26 May) an €8 billion aid package for the...

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A million pre-paid beers await drinkers as Europe's bars reopen

A million pre-paid beers await drinkers as Europe's bars reopen

A million pre-paid beers await drinkers as Europe’s bars reopenAs bars across Europe gradually reopen, up to a million free or pre-paid beers are waiting to lure back wary consumers.Beer makers from global giant Anheuser-Busch InBev to smaller craft brewers have set up schemes for consumers to buy drinks in advance to support shuttered bars with, in some cases, the reward of free beer when the doors reopen.AB InBev launched its first scheme “Cafe Courage” in Belgium and has since sold over 200,000 Stella Artois, Jupiler and other brands. It also started similar schemes in 20 other markets...

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SpaceX’s historic launch gives Europe pause for thought

SpaceX’s historic launch gives Europe pause for thought

SpaceX’s historic launch gives Europe pause for thoughtBy |Languages:Elon Musk’s company’s success in becoming the first private venture to launch humans into space prompted the head of Europe’s SpaceX-equivalent, Arianespace, to claim on Sunday (31 May) that his firm is capable of the same feat.Space exploration and exploitation has traditionally been the domain of the Americans and Russians. But Europe is in the mix too, from building the machines that put satellites in orbit to harbouring dreams of mining asteroids. Here’s what the future holds.The European Space Agency (ESA) will enjoy...

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EU reluctant to condemn China over Hong Kong law ahead of September summit

EU reluctant to condemn China over Hong Kong law ahead of September summit

EU reluctant to condemn China over Hong Kong law ahead of September summitBy | (updated: )EU member states expressed “grave concern” over China’s security law for Hong Kong, but agreed sanctions against China would not solve problems with Beijing, the bloc’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said on Friday (29 May) after a video conference of foreign ministers.“The EU expresses its grave concern at the steps taken by China on 28 May, which are not in conformity with its international commitments,” Borrell told reporters after the meeting.“EU relations with China are based on mutual respect and...

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May 29
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Russia applauds SpaceX launch but calls Trump's reaction 'hysteria'

Russia applauds SpaceX launch but calls Trump's reaction 'hysteria'

Russia applauds SpaceX launch but calls Trump’s reaction ‘hysteria’Russia’s space agency criticised Donald Trump’s “hysteria” about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from US soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday (31 May) it was pleased there was now another way to travel into space.SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit on Saturday en route to the International Space Station (ISS), a landmark mission that ended Russia’s monopoly on flights there.Trump, who observed the launch, said the United States had...

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EU boosts 'just transition fund', pledging €40 billion to exit fossil fuels

EU boosts 'just transition fund', pledging €40 billion to exit fossil fuels

EU boosts ‘just transition fund’, pledging €40 billion to exit fossil fuelsBy | (updated: )The European Commission has increased five-fold its proposed EU fund to wean carbon-intensive regions off fossil fuels, with fresh cash from a new recovery fund to help Europe’s ailing economies rebound after the new coronavirus pandemic.Countries are already clamouring for a slice of the EU’s just transition fund, with 18 member states preparing to apply for support to wind down coal sectors, retrain workers and help carbon-heavy businesses pivot to greener activities.The Commission on Wednesday (27...

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Scientists warn of 'zombie fires' in the Arctic

Scientists warn of 'zombie fires' in the Arctic

Scientists warn of ‘zombie fires’ in the Arctic(updated: )Dormant “zombie fires” scattered across the Arctic region – remnants of record blazes last year – may be coming to life after an unusually warm and dry Spring, scientists warned Wednesday (27 May).“We have seen satellite observations of active fires that hint that ‘zombie’ fires might have reignited,” said Mark Parrington, a senior scientist and wildfire expert at the European Union’s Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service.The hotspots, which have yet to be confirmed by ground measurements, are particularly concentrated in areas...

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All eyes on Germany's 'crisis' presidency, expected to lead EU recovery

All eyes on Germany's 'crisis' presidency, expected to lead EU recovery

All eyes on Germany’s ‘crisis’ presidency, expected to lead EU recoveryBy , and | | translated by (updated: )Languages:The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has forced Germany to radically revise the priorities for its EU Council Presidency in the second half of the year. One thing is clear: the biggest EU country takes the helm in the midst of an unprecedented crisis, at a crucial time for the bloc’s recovery efforts. EURACTIV Germany reports.European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed on Wednesday (27 May) an unprecedented stimulus of €750 billion, mostly through...

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Denmark plans two huge 'energy islands' to meet climate goals

Denmark plans two huge 'energy islands' to meet climate goals

Denmark plans two huge ‘energy islands’ to meet climate goalsBy |Languages:Denmark plans to build two “energy islands” totalling 4GW of offshore wind capacity, under plans to reduce emissions by 70% from 1990s levels by 2030 and become a green energy exporter. .On Wednesday, the Danish government published  to meet the  – one of the most ambitious in the world – six months after it was adopted by Parliament as part of a new climate law. Denmark has also committed to become carbon neutral by 2050.The government said the proposal, which is subject to parliamentary approval, opened a new era...

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Kazakhstan approves new green projects in a bid to cut fossil fuels in half by 2050

Kazakhstan approves new green projects in a bid to cut fossil fuels in half by 2050

Kazakhstan approves new green projects in a bid to cut fossil fuels in half by 2050By | and‘s new leadership, faced with concurrent challenges of volatile oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic, has approved nineteen new renewable energy projects worth $1.1 billion in the country’s latest effort to go green and diversify its energy supply.To date, there are already 97 operating renewable energy facilities in Kazakhstan, with over half of the renewable power generated by solar power plants and another fourth from wind power plants.While more than 70% of the Central Asian country’s...

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EU should launch a specialist team to investigate Chinese disinformation

EU should launch a specialist team to investigate Chinese disinformation

EU should launch a specialist team to investigate Chinese disinformationDISCLAIMER: All opinions in this column reflect the views of the author(s), not of EURACTIV.COM Ltd.By (updated: )The Chinese government has flooded the European information space with disinformation, in an effort to control the narrative around the pandemic and divert the blame. This poisonous environment created by Chinese info-war operations calls for resolute answers, write Jakub Janda and Nathalie Vogel.Jakub Janda is the executive director of the Prague-based European Values Center for Security Policy.Nathalie...

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CDU party chief wants Germany to reach 2% NATO spending target

CDU party chief wants Germany to reach 2% NATO spending target

CDU party chief wants Germany to reach 2% NATO spending targetBy | | translated byLanguages:The leader of German Christian Democrats, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (AKK), stated on Wednesday (12 June) that German military expenditures would have to be raised to NATO’s 2% spending target, while former Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel proposed splitting Germany’s military spending into two funds. .At the start of her mandate, CDU chief Kramp-Karrenbauer made it clear that transatlantic relations were a priority for Germany. Her first trip abroad as party leader was to the US but current trade...

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French court slaps Amazon over workers' security amid COVID-19 crisis

French court slaps Amazon over workers' security amid COVID-19 crisis

French court slaps Amazon over workers’ security amid COVID-19 crisisAmazon was asked by a French court to restrict its deliveries to essential goods only until an assessment of the epidemic risks can be carried out. The court in Nanterre, near Paris, said in its ruling that “the company obviously ignored its obligations to the security and health of its workers”.The trade union that filed the complaint last week said Amazon was continuing to work during the pandemic “as if nothing was happening” and decried the situation in the warehouses as a “sanitary and social bomb”.A delay in...

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80 organisations, politicians and journalists call for 'swift actions' on Hungary

80 organisations, politicians and journalists call for 'swift actions' on Hungary

80 organisations, politicians and journalists call for ‘swift actions’ on HungaryBy | (updated: )Following the adoption of the controversial , 30 MEPs and 50 journalists, academics and civiI society organisations have called for “ addressed to the European Commission and Council presidents.On 30 March, the Hungarian parliament passed a that keeps the decrees issued by the government under the state of emergency in force until further notice.Under the law, spreading “false fact or true facts distorted in a way” that could “impede or thwart” the effectiveness of defence measures against the...

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Dutch test hydrogen train as EU alliance set to launch 

Dutch test hydrogen train as EU alliance set to launch 

Dutch test hydrogen train as EU alliance set to launch By | (updated: )The Netherlands wrapped up testing on its first foray into hydrogen train technology at the weekend, as the European Commission readies a strategy for the clean fuel that will debut on Tuesday (10 March).The world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train service began operating in Germany on Sunday (16 September), while EU ministers debated the future potential of the clean fuel at an informal summit in Austria this week.The European Commission said on Wednesday (4 March) that train travel should be given special...

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Six EU countries join call for 100% renewable energy scenario

Six EU countries join call for 100% renewable energy scenario

Six EU countries join call for 100% renewable energy scenarioBy | (updated: )Languages:EXCLUSIVE: Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Spain have sent a joint letter to the European Commission calling for the inclusion of a 100% renewable energy scenario in long-term climate projections.“The serious risks of climate change are at the heart of [citizens’] concerns,” the six countries write in reference to young people who have led the climate marches that have swept Europe for over a year.“As leaders, we have the responsibility to show the younger generation that they are...

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Poland cancels all international travel for 10 days

Poland cancels all international travel for 10 days

Poland cancels all international travel for 10 days(updated: )Poland has cancelled all international flights and trains and has closed the border for ten days. Polish citizens will be quarantined for 14 days. “Then, we will see what is next,” said PM Mateusz Morawiecki, adding that “other countries will do the same at their borders”. EURACTIV Poland looks into what prompted the situation.As of Friday (13 March) there are 64 cases in Poland, 13 new today. A 57-year-old woman who was suffering from other diseases is the first to have died from the virus, vice-president ofClosuresStarting at...

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Sites using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data, EU court rules

Sites using Facebook 'Like' button liable for data, EU court rules

Sites using Facebook ‘Like’ button liable for data, EU court rulesLanguages:Europe’s top court ruled Monday (30 July) that companies that embed Facebook’s “Like” button on their websites must seek users’ consent to transfer their personal data to the US social network, in line with the bloc’s data privacy laws.Companies that embed Facebook’s “Like” button on their websites must seek users’ consent to transfer their personal data to the U.S. social network, in line with the bloc’s data privacy laws, Europe’s top court said on Monday.According to the European Court of Justice ruling, a site...

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