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The EU's Common Agricultural Policy represents the largest slice of the EU budget, and is currently subject to fierce battles between farmers and environmentalists as the bloc seeks to reform its policy. Striking a balance between protecting livelihoods and nature is proving tricky.
The environmental organisation Fridays for Future Italia told Euronews about campaigning during the pandemic and why the climate and coronavirus crises are intrinsically linked.
"The fact we have this downturn does create some room for accelerating what needed to happen anyway: the green deal and digitisation," said the ECB's chief economist Philip Lane.
"Clearly, significant differences remain between our positions on the most difficult subjects but we are ready with the EU, to see if it is possible to bring them closer during intensive discussions," said a spokesman for Johnson.
MEPs have voted to allow the use of words such as “steak”, “sausage”, and “burger” for plant-based products, rejecting farming industry advocates pleas to limit terms to meat-based foods.
The schemes saw the EU countries grant nationality — and thereby freedom to move around the 27-member bloc — in exchange for money or investment.
The EU and the UK will resume discussions on a post-Brexit trade deal today despite London threatening to walk away from the talks.
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Governments can’t just let the virus rip through our society - it is a morally bankrupt position to take. But that balance between protecting lives and livelihoods is impossible to get right all of the time.
EU leaders met for a second day of talks in Brussels but decided to push back a decision on reducing carbon emissions by 55% in the next decade.
So many terms have been thrown about on the technical ins and outs of negotiating a future EU-UK trade agreement. We've narrowed it down to a few key ones to give you a simple guide to navigating the news.
Draft conclusion prepared ahead of the summit called on talks with the UK to be continued "intensively". But the conclusions agreed on Thursday merely said to "continue negotiations".
The EU has imposed sanctions on 6 individuals and one entity it believes was involved in the attempted assassination of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
The threat of sanctions is looming over Turkey, as calls grow within the EU for the country to face measures for its increasingly aggressive actions in the East Mediterranean and Northern Cyprus.
“The outline of a compromise is not visible. If anything the EU’s position might be hardening on fisheries” said one source close to the talks.
It comes as bars across Europe are facing new restrictions amid a fresh wave of coronavirus.
The EU has approved a traffic lights system for travel within the bloc, in an attempt to provide clarity for travellers amid a resurgence of coronavirus throughout the region
Belgium is now the second-worst country in Europe for new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. While new restrictions were imposed last week, authorities admit that to save health services, a new lockdown may be on the cards.
EU foreign ministers also agreed to sanction Russian officials over the suspected poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.