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The European Fee is proposing to chop Hungary’s funding by €7.5 billion. Fearful about corruption in Hungary, the European Fee proposed on Sunday (18 September) to droop a 3rd of the nation’s cohesion funds if its reform efforts stay inadequate within the subsequent two months. Learn this text by János Allenbach-Ammann, from our workplaces in Brussels.
THE FRENCH CORNER
POLITICS • MEP Stéphane Séjourné takes the lead of the brand new presidential celebration. Saturday, September 17, throughout a congress on the Carrousel du Louvre, the presidential celebration En Marche! – renamed The Republic on the Transfer (LREM) – formally turned Renaissance. Becoming a member of the brand new celebration now requires a membership price, with activists being prohibited from altering events. By Hugo Struna, from our workplace in Paris.
ECONOMY • Norway information a report commerce surplus following the rise in gasoline gross sales in Europe. Norway’s commerce surplus hit a brand new report excessive in August, fueled by increased pure gasoline costs. The Nordic nation is now Europe’s high provider after Russian exports minimize, in accordance with knowledge launched Thursday (September fifteenth). An in-depth examine by our journalist Frédéric Simon.
HEALTH • Civil society condemns Hungary’s new anti-abortion decree. A brand new decree from the Hungarian authorities requires girls wishing to have an abortion to hearken to the heartbeat of the fetus earlier than with the ability to entry fundamental well being care. This decree was condemned by the European community of the Worldwide Deliberate Parenthood Federation – European Community in a press launch revealed on the finish of final week. The small print with Sofia Stuart Leeson.
ENERGY • LEAK: Agnès Pannier-Runacher asks the Fee to introduce nuclear-derived hydrogen into the EU’s hydrogen technique in a letter to EU Power Commissioner Kadri Simson obtained by EURACTIV France. Again to the conclusions of this correspondence with Paul Messad.
AGRICULTURE • Cities extra productive than fields? For the primary time, a examine of many European farms reveals that city agriculture presents yields as – and even better – than open area agriculture. Deciphering these unprecedented outcomes with Hugo Struna
TECH • Knowledge legislation: the primary MEP insists on the exemption of SMEs from the duty to share knowledge. The European Parliament’s rapporteur for knowledge legislation has proposed a number of essential modifications in her draft report. These embody a broader exemption of the variety of firms affected by the info sharing obligations launched by the regulation. To search out out extra, discover the article by Luca Bertuzzi, our Tech journalist in Brussels.
Germany will assist tenants struggling to pay their vitality payments. Tenants evicted after struggling to pay their hire ought to be capable of get their flats again via retroactive funds, in accordance with German Building Minister Klara Geywitz, who hopes to assist these fighting rising vitality prices. The reasons of Julia Dahm, our journalist in Berlin.
The Portuguese Minister of Financial system in favor of a discount in company tax. A discount in company earnings tax for all companies would “an especially essential sign for the entire sector” and “extraordinarily useful” given the present disaster, Portuguese Financial system Minister António Costa Silva mentioned on Sunday. By Patrícia Dinis, our accomplice at Lusa.
Czech nationalists and populists dominate opinion polls. A brand new opinion ballot means that former Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s populist ANO celebration gained the September common election, adopted by the anti-EU Freedom and Democracy (ID) celebration. Each events are extremely vital of the EU and favor nationalist and populist options whereas promising decrease costs to their potential voters. Aneta Zachová, from EURACTV Czech Republic, tells you extra.
Poland: A Russian ship enters the brand new Vistula Canal waterway. A Russian ship has entered the port within the Polish city of Elbląg, positioned at first of the Vistula Canal, after the Polish authorities mentioned opening the waterway would get rid of the necessity for ships to authorization from Moscow to sail from the Baltic Sea to the ports of the Vistula Lagoon. Observe the story of Alexandra Krzysztoszek, from EURACTIV Poland.
Slovakia divided over the Fee’s proposal to chop European funds for Hungary. The European Fee’s resolution to chop EU funding for Budapest by €7.5 billion has been criticized by Speaker of the Slovak Parliament Boris Kollár and opposition chief Robert Fico, whereas Prime Minister Slovak Eduard Heger mentioned the choice couldn’t be vetoed. Michal Hudec from EURACTIV Slovakia explains.
Activists condemn far-right violence at EuroPride in Belgrade. Practically ninety folks had been arrested by police whereas activists reported assaults by folks opposing the EuroPride parade, which drew greater than 10,000 folks regardless of a ban on the government-backed police. By Alice Taylor, our editor and correspondent in Albania.
[Édité par Charles Szumski & Traductions par Anne-Sophie Gayet]