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Commission says new Single Market tax would target below 0.2% of turnover

1 hour 48 min ago
A new corporate tax could raise €10 billion a year to help fund stimulus plans while amounting to less than 0.2% of turnover of large companies that benefit from the European Union's single market, the bloc's executive said on Monday (1 June).
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Politically-motivated crimes in Germany at second-highest level since 2001

1 hour 56 min ago
Germany's number of politically-motivated crimes has increased significantly over the past year. Offences perpetrated by both the left and right wing have spiked. For the first time, crimes committed online were also included in the statistics. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Protests continue as Trump vows to bring in the military

2 hours 4 min ago
President Donald Trump on Monday (1 June) vowed to use the US military to halt protests over the death of a black man in police custody, before law enforcement officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas to clear demonstrators and allow the president to walk to a church and pose for pictures.
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Hungary asks Finland to apologise over ‘false’ emergency law attack

2 hours 11 min ago
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Italy launching its new COVID-19 app in four of its regions, Hungary demanding Finnish MEPs, media outlets and academics to apologise for having criticised Hungary's emergency law, and so much more.
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ZAGREB – Wind Park affair

2 hours 13 min ago
According to unofficial information published by broadcaster N1, Agriculture Minister Marija Vuckovic, State Secretary Tugomir Majdak and Deputy Head of Andrej Plenković’s Office Tena Misetic are among the 49 witnesses who will be examined by the police’s anti-corruption office (PN...
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UK proposes own carbon market, remains coy on link with EU ETS

2 hours 13 min ago
The United Kingdom has put forward its own new UK-wide Emissions Trading System (ETS) to replace the European Union’s system for trading carbon emissions, which Britain will leave at the end of this year as the Brexit transition period ends.
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LJUBLJANA – Slovenia steps it up

2 hours 14 min ago
Slovenia’s police will step up border controls from Tuesday to Friday, because of a higher number of migrants on the so-called Balkan route (mostly from Greece through North Macedonia, Albania and Serbia), following orders from state police chief Anton Travner,...
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SOFIA/BELGRADE : ‘Balkan Stream’ will work without problems

2 hours 14 min ago
The Balkan Stream gas line would be useful for Serbia and Bulgaria, contributing to the diversification of regional supply and providing for competitive prices, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at a joint press conference on Monday (1 June) with...
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BRATISLAVA – ‘State of emergency isn’t limiting anyone’

2 hours 16 min ago
While Slovakia has one of the world’s lowest coronavirus-related mortality rates, as well as very few new cases in the past days, the government has announced the further easing of measures starting on Wednesday (3 June) with the state of...
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PRAGUE – Traffic lights for travelling abroad

2 hours 17 min ago
The Czech government approved on Monday (1 June) so-called “traffic lights” for travelling abroad, in which all European countries have been divided into three groups marked with specific colours – red, amber and green – according to data gathered by...
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ATHENS – Who can travel to Greece?

2 hours 18 min ago
The ministry of foreign affairs has issued a statement saying that until 15 June, the rule still applies that all visitors, regardless of nationality, even Greeks coming from abroad, must be tested. If the result is negative (the day after)...
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LISBON – New openings

2 hours 19 min ago
Shopping centres, concert halls, cinemas, gymnasiums, swimming pools and shops reopened on Monday (1 June), ending the “civic duty of home collection” due to COVID-19, in the third phase of the deconfinement plan. The government announced the third phase of...
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MADRID – Final lockdown extension

2 hours 20 min ago
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez confirmed Sunday (31 May) he would request a sixth and final 15-day extension of the state of emergency, which came into effect on 14 March, until 21 June. As the government defends the measure as...
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VIENNA – Coalition quarrels over European recovery fund

2 hours 20 min ago
 Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s initiative against the Merkel-Macron EU recovery plan was a “mistake”, the leader of the Austrian Greens said in a TV interview on Saturday (30 May). When Austria’s Conservative-Green coalition was inaugurated in January, observers predicted that...
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BRUSSELS – Border confusions

2 hours 21 min ago
The decision by Belgian authorities to allow people to cross the border with neighbouring countries to visit their loved ones has turned out to have taken some of them by surprise. While Belgians trying to cross into France were turned back,...
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PARIS – After the aid packages, the layoffs

2 hours 22 min ago
As most lockdown measures have now been lifted as of today (2 June) and life starts getting back to normal in France, the economy has taken a big hit. The Renault group has announced a massive cost-cutting plan, which would...
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BERLIN – Debate over new stimulus package

2 hours 23 min ago
Germany’s ruling parties remain divided over key parts of the most-recently proposed €80 billion COVID-19 aid package, which aims to stimulate the economy and boost demand. The issues causing the stir include the minimum wage, corporate tax, assistance for municipalities,...
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Hungary asks Finland to apologise over ‘false’ emergency law attack

2 hours 24 min ago
Hungary is demanding an apology from Finnish MEPs, academic researchers and prominent media outlets for “wrongly” criticising and spreading “false” arguments concerning the country’s emergency law enacted in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, according to letters sent by the...
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Athens rejects ‘illegal’ Turkey drilling plan

2 hours 29 min ago
Greece on Monday (1 June) attacked Turkey's plan to carry out oil drilling in the eastern Mediterranean, describing it as "a new provocation".
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Putin and Trump discuss G7 summit

2 hours 51 min ago
US President Donald Trump told President Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Monday (1 June) about his idea of holding an expanded Group of Seven summit later this year with a possible invitation for Russia, the Kremlin and the White House said.
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