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Gabriel: Women ‘continue to face obstacles’ in tech sector

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:47
Tech firms in Europe are 'losing out' on a wide range of talent and diversity due to their reluctance to hire women across all levels of management, the EU Commissioner for Innovation and Research, Mariya Gabriel has said.
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Agriculture Commissioner backs Poland’s plan to hike CAP spending

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:33
Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said he will recommend member states to support Poland's position to increase the budget for EU's farming subsidies by 10% than proposed by the Commission in 2018.
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Decarbonisation of LNG – Expanding the pathway for clean energy sources in Europe?

Thu, 2020-05-14 09:15
The EU LNG import terminals currently import LNG that consists of methane of fossil origin. LNG produces lower CO2 emissions than most fossil fuels and has a low level of methane leakages in the long term. However, they need to...
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In Germany’s new 5G security criteria, SPD sees a “blunt sword”

Thu, 2020-05-14 08:36
The German Interior Ministry wants to check whether manufacturers of 5G components are trustworthy. For SPD digital politician Falko Mohrs, this does not go far enough. He demands a political security check, fed with secret service information. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU agri chief warns against risks of state aid overuse in farming sector

Thu, 2020-05-14 08:35
Excessive use of state aid to bail out struggling farmers during the COVID-19 crisis could be a cause for concern for the single market and fair competition in the member states, according to the European Commissioner for agriculture, Janusz Wojciechowski.
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German ECB ruling should ‘spur’ more eurozone integration: Merkel

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:52
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday (13 May) that a bombshell ruling on the European Central Bank by Germany's top court should "spur" efforts toward greater eurozone integration.
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Alcohol consumption in Finland skyrockets amid pandemic

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:38
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Germany and Austria opening its borders on Saturday, the European Parliament in Strasbourg now being a huge lab for testing coronavirus, and so much more.
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BELGRADE- The ‘Green Corridors’

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:37
The so-called ‘Green Corridors’ concept should contribute to more efficient border crossings to counter hours’ long wait times, Serbia’s  Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister, Zorana Mihajlovic, said on Wednesday (13 May). The concept was designed by member states of the...
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Hungarian detentions evidence of government intimidation, say critics

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:36
Two men have been detained since Tuesday (12 May) on suspicion of ‘scaremongering’ after sharing posts critical of the government on Facebook, local media reported.
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BELGRADE – 200,000 people lost jobs during COVID-19 pandemic

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:35
Since the state of emergency was declared to fight the coronavirus pandemic, about 200,000 people have lost their jobs in Serbia, which corresponds to about 8% of the people employed in February, including informal and self-employed workers, according to research...
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Belgium set to reopen schools, markets, museums and zoos

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:35
Belgian schools will partially reopen and markets, museums and zoos will also be allowed to operate again from next Monday, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès said on Wednesday (13 May), in a further easing of the country's two-month coronavirus lockdown.
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BUCHAREST – Last day of emergency

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:35
Thursday (14 May) is the last day of the state of emergency, but it is still unclear what follows as of Friday, no restrictions could be in place whatsoever. The government planned to replace the state of emergency with a...
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French parliament adopts controversial online hate speech bill

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:34
French lawmakers on Wednesday (13 May) approved a controversial bill to ban hate speech on social media, a measure dismissed as censorship by detractors.
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LJUBLJANA – No website accessibility for people with disabilities

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:33
Many websites in Slovenia have not been adapted for people with disabilities. This means that during the pandemic, many disabled people are not only isolated from social contacts, but also from the information they need to properly deal with the...
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ZAGREB – Discussion on tourism and transport

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:33
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that he and his government have initiated a discussion about the European Commission’s documents regarding tourism and transport. According to the PM, one of the key aspects of Croatia’s EU Presidency has been the...
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Europe, the only solution for tourism

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:31
Coordinating measures and sharing criteria is crucial to saving Europe's tourism sector, writes José Ramón Bauzá.
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BRUSSELS – Belgium green-lights next deconfinement phase

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:30
As planned in the country’s exit strategy, Belgium’s National Security Council has given the go-ahead for a series of new relaxations as of next Monday (18 May), including the reopening of schools, hairdressers and even some social activities in an...
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LONDON – Care home deaths sparks row

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:29
Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under fire on Wednesday (13 May) after Labour leader Keir Starmer called on him to account for 10,000 “unexplained” deaths in care homes last month. Starmer said there were 18,000 more deaths in care homes...
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PARIS – European Parliament building in Strasbourg now huge lab

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:28
As the European Parliament continues its sessions partly online and in Brussels, the institution’s huge building in Strasbourg was transformed into a testing centre for the coronavirus this week. Given that the eastern part of France has been particularly hard...
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Anti-lockdown protests in Germany infiltrated by far-right extremists

Thu, 2020-05-14 06:28
Many people are looking for explanations since lockdown measures were introduced to contain the coronavirus outbreak. In Germany, right-wing extremists are trying to take advantage of this. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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