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EU founding father Schuman moves closer to sainthood

Fri, 2021-04-09 15:43
Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the European Union and a devout if discreet Catholic, will soon take the first step towards sainthood, a top Vatican official told AFP.
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‘Uncertain’ Brexit deal could see UK bound by EU subsidies rules, lawmakers warn

Fri, 2021-04-09 14:50
The uncertain legal status of the Northern Ireland Protocol could lead to major confusion and the UK becoming de facto bound by EU subsidy rules, according to a report by UK lawmakers published on Friday (9 April).
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France to allow mixing of COVID-19 vaccines despite lack of EMA guidance

Fri, 2021-04-09 14:37
People below 55 who received their first AstraZeneca dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will receive a different vaccine for their second, the French national health authority said Friday (9 April), despite the fact that there is no EMA guidance on the issue.
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Greece shocked by cold-blooded assassination of journalist

Fri, 2021-04-09 14:29
A famous Greek journalist covering police-related issues was assassinated on Friday in a mafia-style cold-blooded execution in front of his house, causing shock in Greek society.  
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Global Europe Brief: Looking beyond the sofa

Fri, 2021-04-09 13:15
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU from a global perspective. You can subscribe here. /// EDITOR’s PICK Three presidents, two chairs… The Ankara incident has created another headache for the EU to deal with after...
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Britain’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth, dies aged 99

Fri, 2021-04-09 11:59
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth who played a leading figure in the British royal family for almost seven decades, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace said on Friday (9 April). The Duke of Edinburgh, as he was officially...
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Digital Brief, powered by Facebook: The 533 million, TikTok data concerns, vaccine passports

Fri, 2021-04-09 10:57
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Because the scraping took place prior to GDPR, Facebook chose not to notify this as a personal data breach...
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France in bid to ‘step up the fight against pirate sites’ with new super-regulator

Fri, 2021-04-09 09:03
A new bill on the regulation and protection of access to cultural works in the digital age was presented to France’s Council of Ministers yesterday (8 April). This text aims to “continue to adapt our law to new uses and...
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Lemurs and giant tortoises among species at risk if global warming reaches 3°C

Fri, 2021-04-09 08:35
Unique island species including lemurs and the Galapagos giant tortoise could be at high risk of extinction if the planet warms by more than 3°C above pre-industrial levels, new research warns. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Europe risks €87 billion in stranded fossil gas assets, report reveals

Fri, 2021-04-09 07:42
Europe is already building or planning to build €87 billion worth of fossil gas infrastructure in a continued expansion of pipelines and LNG terminals, despite the need to halve its emissions by 2030, according to a new report published on Thursday (8 April).
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Cypriot says business ‘stolen’ in Bulgaria, hopes EPPO will investigate

Fri, 2021-04-09 06:36
Stealing a successful business in Bulgaria is commonplace, although this mafia-like practice is little documented. A Cypriot businessman has told his story to EURACTIV, hoping that the Office of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) would investigate further.
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Electric truck technology close to challenging diesel: study

Fri, 2021-04-09 06:00
Electric freight trucks will soon be technologically ready to replace fossil-fuel powered trucks, but the lack of fast-charging infrastructure will hamper uptake, a new study has found.
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Ireland: EU-Mercosur trade deal ‘unlikely’ during Portuguese presidency

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:48
Ireland considers it "unlikely" that the EU-Mercosur trade agreement will be concluded during the Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union and insists on guarantees that deforestation of the Amazon will be halted.
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EU Presidency: AstraZeneca vaccine decisions ‘affect everyone’

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:48
The Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union on Wednesday warned member states that individual decisions affected everyone regarding the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine, involved in risks of blood clots, calling for the most coordinated position possible among the 27. A statement issued after the...
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Merkel tells Putin to pull back troops as Kremlin accuses Ukraine of provocations

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:43
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (8 April) to pull back the Kremlin's military build-up near the border with Ukraine, while he in turn accused Kyiv of "provocative actions" in the conflict region.
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Protocol scandal symbolises the state of EU-Turkey relations, EU lawmaker says

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:36
We shouldn't place "sofa-gate" into the epicentre of a plenary debate, but rather discuss how to rebuild relations with Turkey under a President who no longer has a commitment toward a European future, a leading MEP told EURACTIV.
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Tweets of the Week: Sofa-gate, Northern Ireland, Eurostar

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:35
In Ankara VDL is denied a chair, Northern Ireland violence is hard to bear and Eurostar's failing and the Brits don’t care.
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The challenge of protecting European privacy from Uncle Sam’s snoopers

Fri, 2021-04-09 05:25
The findings of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the two cases arising from complaints against Facebook by Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems highlight the fundamentally opposed approaches towards data and personal privacy in the EU and the US, writes Dick Roche.
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Italy’s Draghi accuses ‘dictator’ Erdogan, Turkey condemns the ‘ugly’ remarks

Fri, 2021-04-09 04:59
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday (8 April) accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of humiliating European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this week and said it is important to be frank with "dictators", drawing condemnation from Ankara.
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Johnson urged to convene all-party talks following riots in Northern Ireland

Thu, 2021-04-08 14:58
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been urged to convene all-party talks on Northern Ireland after the sixth night of riots in the province on Wednesday (7 April) left more than 50 police officers injured.
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