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Xi and Putin set out ambitions for Eurasian security club

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 05:06
China's President Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin pressed their case on Thursday (4 July) for closer security, political and economic cooperation between countries of the vast Eurasian region as a counterweight to Western alliances.
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Defence industry wants data localisation and contractual guarantees in EU cloud scheme

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 05:00
The defence and space industry is set to voice concerns about an EU-wide cloud cybersecurity certification scheme (EUCS) in a position paper to be published, calling for data localisation and contractual assurances.
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Romanian presidential elections postponed until year’s end

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:59
Romania's governing coalition concluded discussions on the electoral calendar for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections on Thursday, according to a press release from the Social Democrats and Liberals.
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Bulgaria pays €142 million to companies that jumped in after Gazprom cut-off.

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:58
The Bulgarian government decided on Thursday to compensate natural gas traders who helped fill the state-owned Chiren gas storage facility with  278 million leva (€142 million) after the sudden cut-off of Russian gas supplies in late April 2022.
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Portuguese government imposes 15% minimum tax on large multinationals

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:54
Portugal's government is moving ahead with a minimum 15% taxation mechanism for multinational and national groups, according to the package of measures approved at Thursday's cabinet meeting.
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Spain’s PP suggests deploying army to curb irregular migration

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:54
The Spanish government should curb the massive influx of illegal migrants with all the means at its disposal, including the deployment of the military and navy to better control its borders, Miguel Tellado, parliamentary spokesman for the main opposition force, the right-wing Partido Popular (PP/EPP) has said.
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EU Left admits Italy’s M5S on probationary basis

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:53
Italy’s Five Star Movement (M5S) has officially joined the European left-wing group, but total acceptance in the group will depend on a six-month probation period of “mutual engagement”.
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Poland’s PiS MEPs reject Orbán’s offer, pick Meloni

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:49
Poland's PiS MEPs have turned down an offer from Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to join his new Patriots of Europe group, deciding instead to accept Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's offer to remain in her hard-right European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR).
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Russian pranksters who target Western politicians get state award

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:45
A duo of Russian pranksters who often target and compromise people the Russian state is interested in have been given a top state award in the Kremlin, the RIA state news agency reported on Thursday (4 July).
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Legislative elections: The great fear of French diplomats

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:45
With the Rassemblement national (RN) inching closer than ever towards taking power in France, many French diplomats fear what having to serve under a far-right government might bring.
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Cross-border rail remains fragmented as EU countries drag their feet on harmonisation

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:30
EU governments' efforts to harmonise rail rules across the EU have been slow and uneven, according to a new report by the EU agency for railways (ERA), resulting in cross-border incompatibilities that are hampering rail use.
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Risks multiply for Mediterranean-bound migrants, UN study shows

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:15
More migrants and refugees are embarking on dangerous journeys across Africa towards the southern shores of the Mediterranean Sea where they face growing risk of abuse such as kidnapping and organ theft, a UN-backed report said on Friday (5 July).
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Israel sends delegation to negotiate hostage release deal with Hamas

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:05
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told US President Joe Biden on Thursday (4 July) he has decided to send a delegation to resume stalled negotiations on a hostage release deal with Hamas, their administrations said.
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Will European Commission let AI providers write their own rules?

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 04:00
Despite the EU’s attempts to keep up with AI updates’ breakneck speed, NGOs fear the union is taking a step back in the demanding fight to regulate the technology. Reports suggest the European Commission plans to assign the delicate task of drafting codes of practice for OpenAI and other general providers to industry actors themselves, along a yet undefined consulting firm.
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China urges EU to ‘meet halfway’ on electric vehicle dispute

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 03:49
The Chinese government urged the European Union to “meet China halfway” to resolve the ongoing trade dispute over electric vehicles on Thursday (4 July), as Beijing steps up its efforts to ensure that the provisional tariffs on China-made EVs that will enter into force on Friday do not become permanent.
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‘Gigantic’ to-do list awaits UK’s Labour

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 03:48
Keir Starmer has a daunting in-tray when his Labour party gets to work governing Britain after almost a decade and a half in opposition.
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What will UK foreign policy look like under Labour?

EURACTIV News - Fri, 2024-07-05 03:33
The first month of a Keir Starmer premiership will be a whirlwind of international diplomacy including meetings with US President Joe Biden and European leaders.
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UK General Election: Exit poll predicts Labour landslide similar to 1997

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-07-04 21:07
Results of the UK General Election on 4 July 2024.
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The European Commission’s assessment of how to define high-risk products relative to sectoral rules

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-07-04 16:38
Artificial intelligence (AI)-based cybersecurity and emergency services components in internet-connected devices are expected to be classified as high-risk in the context of the AI Act, according to a European Commission document seen by Euractiv.
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Hungary’s Orbán travels to Moscow, days after Kyiv trip

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2024-07-04 15:45
Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orban could be travelling to Moscow to meet Russian president Vladimir Putin, a few days after he visited Kyiv to mark the start of the six-month rotating Hungarian presidency of the European Council
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