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19th Oct 2021

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Environmentalists slam CAP reform as 'greenwashing'

Green groups said the deal reached on Friday by representatives of EU governments and MEPs on the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is "full of greenwashing". It was agreed that 20 percent of direct payments to farmers should flow into environmental-friendly projects in the first two years, raising to 25 percent in the final three years. The CAP does not include a binding alignment with the Green Deal.

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EU lags behind on 'military ambition'

Indecision on what kind of EU military forces would fight in what kind of conflicts is holding back EU ambition on "strategic autonomy", according to an internal document.

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EU leaders meet This WEEK amid EU-Poland clash

Vaccine roll-outs, energy prices, migration and an upcoming climate summit will top the agenda at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, while MEPs in Strasbourg tackle rule of law.

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