What’s driving Europe this week

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The war in Ukraine, economic challenges, climate change – many issues move Europe on a daily basis. Twice a week, we publish an article focussing on one leading topic of that week. Our articles feature a wide range of issues and voices from all over Europe, brought to you by the participating agencies of the European Newsroom. With this format, we aim to provide context surrounding each week’s topic and give you a better understanding of different European perspectives. The articles are based on the participating agencies’ EU coverage.

EU’s Migration Pact: Parliament adopts sweeping asylum reform

EU’s Migration Pact: Parliament adopts sweeping asylum reform

After nearly a decade of negotiations, the EU Parliament has reached an agreement on a reform of its asylum policies, with tougher measures for individuals from countries considered relatively safe. The approval was far from assured, highlighting the significance of the decision.

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Big tech in the crosshairs of EU digital legislation

Big tech in the crosshairs of EU digital legislation

Ever since the introduction of two landmark EU digital laws – the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) – the European Commission has targeted big tech companies and online platforms over various compliance concerns.

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Recycling and waste management in Europe: See it, say it, sort it?

Recycling and waste management in Europe: See it, say it, sort it?

The UN recently stated that one billion meals worldwide get thrown out daily and just one percent of rare earth element demand is met by e-waste recycling, according to the International Telecommunications Union and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. While the EU is working hard to cut waste, up recycling and double the Union’s circularity rate by 2030, experts are unsure whether these efforts are enough.

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