Tuesday, October 19

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Klöckner wants a ban on animal transports from the EU to third countries
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

Klöckner wants a ban on animal transports from the EU to third countries

It is not guaranteed that countries like Russia or Turkey will adhere to animal welfare guidelines, says Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner. The ministerial meeting in Luxembourg today is also about bees and fur animals. BUnfavorable agriculture minister Julia Klöckner (CDU) urges a ban on long animal transports to countries outside the EU. To this end, she wants to bring a proposal to a meeting of EU agriculture ministers this Monday, together with the Netherlands and Luxembourg.The focus is primarily on Morocco, Turkey, Russia, the Middle East and Asia. “Animal protection must not stop at the EU borders,” said Klöckner. In the case of transports to countries further away, it cannot be absolutely guaranteed that animal welfare requirements will be observed.Rules should apply acr...
The EU and the ECB are working together on the digital euro
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The EU and the ECB are working together on the digital euro

The central bank reports on intensifying its cooperation with the EU Commission for a digital currency – also with regard to technical issues. What’s behind it? Dhe European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission have agreed to work closely together on the technical implementation of the plans for a digital euro. The ECB has announced this. The central bank has just completed a public hearing on plans for a digital central bank currency for monetary union. ECB President Christine Lagarde is expected to speak out on the plans at the central bank’s press conference on Thursday after the interest rate meeting.So far, the central bank had primarily focused on the fundamental and economic aspects of the questions relating to a digital euro. The new communication now says that ...
“Agricultural subsidies do not make agriculture more climate-friendly”
Climate Enegry and Enviroment

“Agricultural subsidies do not make agriculture more climate-friendly”

The EU spends billions of euros on climate-friendly agriculture. The CO2 emissions, however, hardly change – the Court of Auditors issues a damning testimony. AThe Portuguese government does not seem to want to raise its expectations too high before the next round of negotiations on EU agricultural reform. After the Portuguese, who will hold the Council Presidency until the end of June, upgraded the last two rounds between the EU Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the Commission from a simple trialogue to a super trialogue and finally in May even to a jumbo trialogue, they are now back on the super -Trialogue arrived.On Thursday and Friday, those involved want to try again to agree on a common line on EU agricultural policy for 2023 to 2027. The chances of success are unclear...
Stricter rules for Google, Apple & Co.
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Stricter rules for Google, Apple & Co.

With the EU law for digital markets, the Commission wants to limit the power of the Internet giants. The Monopolies Commission is not entirely satisfied with this. Mith traditional competition law, digital corporations such as Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are difficult to deal with. The EU Commission therefore wants to create a new instrument with the “Law for Digital Markets” to regulate Internet platforms. The law, which is often just DMA for the English name “Digital Markets Act”, is intended to prohibit certain types of behavior from corporations that control access to platforms like a kind of bouncer. For example, that they position their own offers better than those of the competition. First of all, however, the EU Parliament and the Council of Ministers must now dete...