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Portugal’s vaccination rate gives Commission confidence on economic recovery

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 06:03
The European Commission remains confident in a successful recovery of the Portuguese economy, especially as the COVID-19 vaccination rate in the country is so high. As part of the “autumn package” adopted on Wednesday, the EU executive has published the latest post-programme...
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Half of Poles consider EU institutions ‘too weak’ over rule of law conflict

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 06:02
“EU institutions react too late and too weak in response to the EU law violations by governments”, according to 48% of Poles, a new poll of the Institute of Public Affairs (ISP) has found. Only 22% of those surveyed disagreed...
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Brave New World of Work? [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 06:00
Justin Nogarede is Digital Policy Adviser at FEPS (Foundation for European Progressive Studies). Introduction With the Covid-19 pandemic, the shift to digital tools and algorithmic systems at the workplace has accelerated. While some of this is obviously helpful – such...
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Ukraine launches ‘special operation’ on Belarus border, holds anti-tank drills

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:58
Ukraine, which has accused Russia of massing troops and says Belarus could send migrants over its borders, launched an operation on Wednesday (24 November) to strengthen its frontier, including military drills for anti-tank and airborne units.
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LEAK: Draft EU law cracks down on methane leaks from fossil fuels

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:55
A European Commission proposal to tackle climate-wrecking methane emissions includes a ban on routine flaring and venting as well as penalties for leaking fossil fuel infrastructure but doesn't contain binding emissions reduction targets, according to a draft seen by EURACTIV.
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Metalworkers clash with police in Cadiz

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:55
Spain witnessed a new wave of protests and clashes between metal workers and police forces in Cádiz, Andalusia, leaving some injured and sparking controversy over local police deployment of a light mobile tank (BMR) to contain the protesters, EURACTIV’s partner...
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Italy to impose lockdown for unvaccinated and boosters for 18-39 age group

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:54
The Italian Council of Ministers voted on Wednesday to reduce the validity of the COVID pass from 12 to nine months and only allow the vaccinated or those who have recovered from the virus to access bars, restaurants, and other...
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Sweden’s first female PM resigns after hours in power

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:50
The newly elected Chair of the Social Democratic Party, Magdalena Andersson, became Sweden’s first female Prime Minister on Wednesday, only to resign just hours after she was appointed. Her confirmation as Prime Minister was sealed with the tightest of margins. According...
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Poland makes ‘unprecedented’ challenge to European rights pact

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:49
Poland’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday (24 November) ruled that part of the European Convention on Human Rights was incompatible with the Polish constitution, in an unprecedented challenge against a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights. “The Constitutional Court...
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Irish deal could be template for the Rock

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:49
A deal between London and Brussels on the Northern Ireland protocol could pave the way for an agreement that resolves the product shortage problem facing Gibraltar, the peninsula’s chief minister said on Wednesday. Chief Minister Fabien Picardo told UK lawmakers...
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Hauliers protest rising fuel prices in Dublin

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:47
Traffic ground to a halt in Dublin on Wednesday as a convoy of truckers and hauliers gathered in the city to protest record increases in fuel prices this year. Organised by the newly formed group Irish Truckers Haulage Association Against...
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Massive increase in asylum seekers sparks controversy in Styria

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:43
By November, 30,000 people had applied for asylum in Austria, compared to 15,000 in 2020, forcing refugee centres in Steinhaus and Leoben to reopen. “Leoben should remain in people’s minds as a mining city and a city of culture and...
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French government to take new measures to tackle fifth wave

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:34
As the number of COVID-19 infections continues to rise in France, government spokesman Gabriel Attal has announced new “guidelines” to curb the pandemic and “save the holiday season”. Barrier measures and rules for the COVID pass will be reinforced, Attal...
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Slovak police’s advice against rape: Women should not ‘provoke’ men

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:25
Women should avoid dark places after sunset and parties with alcohol and drugs because those can “spark violent behaviour”, the Slovak police’s recommendations for preventing rape published on its official website state. Women also should not “give mixed sexual signals...
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German government will push for a European federation

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:22
The Social Democrats, Greens and the liberal FDP announced that a ‘traffic light’ coalition between the three parties would push for the development of a fully-fledged European federation. According to the coalition agreement presented on Wednesday, the coalition wants to...
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Russian nuclear reactors could affect stability of future Bulgarian government

EURACTIV News - Thu, 2021-11-25 05:21
The decision to use the two already paid for and delivered Russian nuclear reactors will be a major problem for the stability of the future governing coalition in Bulgaria. The other big problem is the veto on the European integration...
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Putin tells EU chief concerned about Ukraine ‘provocations’: Kremlin

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 19:00
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (24 November) told European Council President Charles Michel he was concerned by Kyiv's "provocations" to inflame tensions in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said.
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German parties seal deal on new ‘traffic light’ coalition

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 17:23
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the business-friendly liberal FDP have finalised their coalition agreement for a new government, two months after the general elections, with Olaf Scholz to succeed Angela Merkel as the new chancellor in December. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Onwards, but is it upwards? Verdict is out over contentious CAP reform vote

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 16:59
As the dust settles on the European Parliament's vote on the contentious reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU's multi-billion euro farming subsidy programme, stakeholders are split as to whether the reform represents a step in the right direction.
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The Brief, powered by ENTSO-E — Who fears the European Commission?

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2021-11-24 15:46
This week saw significant progress in Brussels’ attempt to regulate the internet economy, as the landmark proposals for the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA) advanced in their legislative processes. Surprisingly, with very little noise from the 'Big Tech'.
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