Euronews 7 Jan 2021

Green future: how will Europe power its low-carbon economy?


Business Planet looks at the EU's strategic plan to secure the critical raw materials that will be vital for green and digital technologies.

Hydrogen is a clean-burning molecule, meaning that it can help to decarbonize a range of sectors that have proved hard to clean up in the past. But today, most hydrogen is produced from CO2-emitting fossil fuels. Hydrogen produced from renewable electricity, known as green hydrogen, could be the solution to cutting our carbon footprint. But first, it must overcome a number of challenges.
Returning the U.S. to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will be one of the biggest diplomatic challenges for President-elect Joe Biden.
Iran is already reducing its commitments.
Its parliament has passed a draft bill to boost uranium enrichment and stop unannounced inspections of its nuclear sites.
Iran's rival Saudi Arabia as well as Germany have suggested broadening the agreement.
So how will Biden handle the task ahead?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Hamed Mousavi - Professor of Political Science, Tehran University

Jamal Abdi - President, National Iranian American Council

Sahil Shah - Policy Fellow, European Leadership Network
It's been threatened with U.S. sanctions over the deployment of Russian S-400 weapons.
Now Turkey says it is evaluating reciprocal action against what it considers a hostile attack.
Turkey's military procurement agency has had its export licences and authorisations banned by the U.S.
The organisation's top officials will also face asset freezes and visa restrictions.
The long-delayed move comes as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office.
Turkish President has said the sanctions won't stop his country from building up its defences.
So, how will this play out between these NATO allies?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and a former Assistant Secretary of Defense.
Fabrice Pothier, Chief Strategy officer for Rasmussen Global and the former Director of Policy planning at NATO.
Yusuf Alabarda, security and defence analyst and retired Turkish Colonel.
Warner Bros. has announced it will release all its films next year on HBO Max at the same time as in cinemas. The arrangement has been described as a one-off measure during the Covid-19 crisis, but some believe the so-called ''hybrid'' exhibition model could signal a shift to the next generation of movie watching.

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