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Poland and Hungary want to slow French push for minimum tax directive

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:09
The EU directive to implement the minimum corporate tax rate agreed upon in the OECD deal is facing resistance as Poland and Hungary insist on linking it to another part of the OECD agreement.
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Estonia aims to stabilise electricity prices

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:08
Changing the mechanism of the EU carbon market is one of several ways to stabilise electricity prices and the energy market, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said. The EU’s current CO2 trading mechanism needs to be improved, so that price changes...
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Finland not joining diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:08
Science and Culture Minister Antti Kurvinen will attend the Beijing Winter Olympics around the time of the closing ceremony, Kurvinen confirmed in an interview with broadcaster YLE on 17 January. Unlike a growing number of countries, Finland will therefore be...
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Irish officials hint at COVID-19 restrictions end date

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:07
Irish officials signalled the potential end points for the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place on Tuesday, with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar voicing hope that almost all limits could be lifted by the end of March. A range of restrictions remain in...
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Asylum out of Africa

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:07
Ghana has publicly dismissed reports that it is talking with the UK government to agree to outsource UK asylum applications to the West African country. In a statement on Tuesday, Ghana’s foreign ministry said: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and...
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EU Court slams Austrian naturalisation practice

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:07
The practice of turning down citizenship applications that would result in EU citizens losing bloc citizenship violates EU law, the Court of Justice of the EU has ruled. The ruling comes after the practice of Austria’s public naturalisation authorities rendered...
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Le Pen lays out her vision of Europe

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:07
Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right Rassemblement National party, detailed her idea for a “Europe of nations”, which she said contradicts the “worrying” project of President Emmanuel Macron. Le Pen wants to build a “European alliance of nations“, the...
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New Bundesliga CEO faces COVID-19 challenges amid sustainability push

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:06
For one of the world’s largest football leagues, 2022 has been the stage of massive changes: the Bundesliga finally has a new CEO, Donata Hopfen, who must now tackle the massive tasks that await it.
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Facts about compensating plasma donors [Promoted content]

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 06:00
The revision of the European Union Blood, Tissues and Cells (BTC) Legislation brings an opportunity to strengthen its legal framework to encourage new approaches that will increase the collection of plasma across Europe.
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Exempt humanitarian aid from Mali sanctions, NGOs urge

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:59
A group of NGOs has urged the EU and broader international community to exempt humanitarian aid from sanctions imposed on Mali’s military government, warning that 1.2 million Malians face a food crisis.
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‘We want peace’: Blinken to meet Russian, Ukrainian officials, US says

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:47
US President Joe Biden's top diplomat will seek to defuse a crisis with Moscow over Ukraine when he meets the Russian foreign minister in Geneva this week following visits with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv and European officials in Berlin.
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14 dead as Saudi coalition bombs Yemen after UAE attack

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:32
The Saudi-led coalition killed 14 people in air strikes on Yemen's rebel-held capital, a medical source said Tuesday (18 January), after an attack by Huthi insurgents on the United Arab Emirates sent regional tensions soaring.
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Bulgarian PM’s visit to Skopje friendly but inconclusive on EU issue

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:30
The first meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Kiril Petkov and his North Macedonian counterpart Dimitar Kovacevski concluded amicably as the two leaders announced their commitment to opening a new chapter while sidestepping concrete answers to thornier questions on history and...
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Poland seeks allies against Fit for 55

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:28
Warsaw wants to build ‘a coalition of countriesÄ within the EU that object to the Fit for 55 climate package, which the government says will severely affect less affluent EU citizens. “We are now building a coalition of countries that...
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Almost 2 million people in Portugal at risk of poverty in 2020 – report

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:27
The risk of poverty increased from 16.2% to 18.4% between 2019 and 2020, according to provisional data from Statistics Portugal (INE) reaching almost two million people and with increases among women, the elderly, and families. The at-risk-of-poverty rate increased by...
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Danish PM says it’s time to rethink country’s COVID-19 restrictions

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:27
It is high time to review the COVID-19 restrictions, said Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, citing the drop in the number of patients in intensive care units (ICUs). While intensive care admissions peaked at 82 on 6 January, numbers have...
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Germany has ‘not forgotten Russia is the aggressor’, says defence minister

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:26
Germany’s stance on the buildup of Russian troops at the Ukrainian border is clear, the country’s defence minister Christine Lambrecht said on Tuesday after meeting NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Berlin. Her comments came amid a series of course changes...
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Slovenia considers closer ties with Taiwan

EURACTIV News - Wed, 2022-01-19 05:25
Slovenia and Taiwan are working on “exchanging representatives,” Prime Minister Janez Janša has announced, criticising China’s response to Taiwan’s decision to open a diplomatic representative office in Vilnius. The comments come as the EU is still struggling to find a...
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Athletes warned against speaking up on human rights at Beijing Games

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 22:00
Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (18 January) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch.
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Washington proposes ban on targeted ads

EURACTIV News - Tue, 2022-01-18 20:02
Three US lawmakers on Tuesday tabled the Banning Surveillance Advertising Act, a proposal aimed at banning the use of personal data for targeted advertising.
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