Should the EU help legalize cannabis farms in Morocco?
08 May 2021 | 11:31 am
Political fights are delaying Morocco's legalization of cannabis. But, thanks to the rise of medical marijuana, the measure fits well with EU development aims and international drug policy.
Nutrition labelling has been mandatory on all pre-packaged foods since 13 December 2016 (EU Regulation 1169/2011 of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers). However, the way in which nutrition information is presented on the front-of-pack (FOP) is not harmonized by European law.
In an eleventh round of sanctions on Russia, Brussels is hoping to crack down on the evasion of existing trade restrictions, particularly when it comes to the re-exportation of sensitive technology that can be used on the battlefield in Ukraine. On Monday, the European Commission proposed curbing exports to nations it accuses of helping Moscow get around trade sanctions, as well as blacklisting several Chinese companies that sell equipment that can be used in weapons.
German Chancellor Scholz called for "an enlarged and reformed" European Union that is more "geopolitical" in outlook and actions. His speech came as lawmakers celebrate the post-WWII peace among European Union members.
EU member states are discussing a new sanctions package against Russia over its war in Ukraine. The latest measures will be focused on tackling the issue of "third" countries circumventing existing sanctions. For the first time, they could include measures targeted at firms from other countries, including China and Iran. We also get the latest in the stalled talks over the US debt ceiling. Plus we look at how Tesla is taking advantage of electric car subsidies in France.
A European Union court has annulled Brussels' approval for German state aid granted to Lufthansa worth €6 billion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline said it would analyze the ruling.
Two EU parliamentary committees have backed setting up rules on how generative artificial intelligence like ChatGPT can be used in Europe. Once approved, they would become "the world's first rules" on AI technology.
The watchdogs of EU democracy will have to be "much louder in the future" if they hope to see off a mounting threat from homegrown populists and autocrats who are chipping away at Europe's founding commitments to free speech and the rule of law, a top EU official has warned.
European regulators have approved Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, handing the technology giant a victory at a time when the deal is being challenged in other countries.
Success is a pattern that can be repeated as Senegal and Morocco are evidence of that. The two teams qualified for the final of the 2023 U-17 African Cup of Nations. In this episode, we build up to the game in this edition of The Nutmeg's AFCON special on Guardian TV.
India and the EU are deepening ties with a new trade and tech plan. Is skepticism toward China bringing them closer?
Russia's Vladimir Putin has lifted the ban on direct flights with Georgia and introduced a visa-free regime for Georgian nationals. Georgian authorities welcome the initiative; critics see it as "provocation" by Moscow.
The European Union sees Romania as one of its frontline states when it comes to the war in Ukraine. The country of 19 million people, a member of both the EU and NATO, has a land and sea border with Ukraine of more than 600 kilometres. It has been a transit hub for weapons supplies to Kyiv.
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