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19th Jan 2021

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EU fails to agree on glyphosate renewal

The EU failed to agree on authorising the renewal of the weed-killer glyphosate on Thursday (9 November). Member states did not reach a qualified majority (55 percent) on the proposed five-year renewal, as 14 countries voted in favour, nine against, and five abstained. The proposal will likely be referred to the appeal committee, after over 18 months of debate. The current licence for the herbicide expires on 15 December.

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Green Deal

First look at EU's new '21st Century Bauhaus' project

The European Commission unveiled its plans for the 'New European Bauhaus' initiative - an environmental, economic and cultural project whose aim is to design "future ways of living" in a sustainable manner.

Turkey snubs Greece on migrant returnees

The Greek government last week requested that the European Commission and EU border agency Frontex help return 1,450 failed asylum seekers to Turkey. Turkey has refused, citing the pandemic.

Opinion

Tackling frozen conflicts in the EU's own neighbourhood

Romania has drawn the signal that the time has come to resume the EU-level dialogue on protracted conflicts and their crippling effects on the region's security and development perspectives, writes the country's foreign minister, Bogdan Aurescu.

Interview

How one man and his dog made a mark on EU history

A local man walked into a pharmacy in Galway, western Ireland, to buy medicine for his dog five years ago and now he is making history in the European Court of Justice.

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