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Jointly shaping energy and economic policy – and thus strengthening the voice of Europe [Promoted content]

Tue, 2020-07-14 14:00
Germany is taking over the EU Council Presidency at a time when Europe is facing a key challenge for the future. The coming months will be decisive in many ways. Germany has a great opportunity to assume a positive leadership role. And, like any great opportunity, this entails considerable responsibility.
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Huawei banned from UK 5G network, pleads with Johnson to reconsider

Tue, 2020-07-14 13:27
The UK has excluded Huawei from its future 5G network infrastructure, the government announced on Tuesday (14 July). The Chinese telecommunications firm immediately urged Boris Johnson's administration to reconsider the decision, seen as a substantial setback for its business in Europe.
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‘Normandy format’ talks on Ukraine to be EU presidency priority, says Germany’s Maas

Tue, 2020-07-14 10:23
Engaging with Ukraine and Russia will be a priority for Germany during its presidency of the EU Council, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told a meeting of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) while presenting Berlin's EU Council presidency priorities on Monday (13 July).
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Green Finance Taxonomy: sustainable opportunities for transport [Promoted content]

Tue, 2020-07-14 10:00
The recent adoption of the Taxonomy Regulation by the European Parliament marks the last legislative step for creating the world’s first classification of sustainable economic activities.
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Schrems charts US surveillance pushback after ECJ ruling

Tue, 2020-07-14 09:55
Silicon Valley should seek to further distance itself from a culture of surveillance established by US law, Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has said ahead of a key ruling on global data flows later this week.
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MEP: Precision farming should be part of member states’ recovery plans

Tue, 2020-07-14 09:49
Precision farming practices, including digital farming, are the best way to deliver the EU's strategic goals of being green, smart and safe and should be part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plans of all member states, according to MEP Petros Kokkalis.
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Eurostars, Mobility Package denouement & safer virus roads

Tue, 2020-07-14 08:47
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more! In this edition: aviation bailouts, car sales plummet and billions of euros in satellite contracts awarded.
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EU budget plan falls far short on climate goals, researchers say

Tue, 2020-07-14 07:14
A European Commission proposal for the European Union’s long-term budget and recovery fund risks leaving a huge shortfall in the “green” investment needed to meet Europe’s climate goals, researchers said on Tuesday (14 July).
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UK unveils post-Brexit border plans and ad campaign

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:46
Britain on Monday (13 July) launched another Brexit advertising blitz and unveiled its first detailed proposals for managing the country's borders after cutting ties with the European Union.
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Czech government mulls firearms as constitutional right

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:26
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austrian anti-racism NGO ZARA reporting a record increase of racial discrimination in the month of June, the Czech government favouring the right to self-defence with a firearm to be included in the fundamental rights and freedoms, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Ukraine urges Serbian politicians not to ‘meddle’ in internal affairs

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:19
Ukraine’s embassy in Serbia said on Monday (13 July) that Ukraine didn’t interfere in Serbia’s internal political affairs in any way, describing Serbian officials attempts at interfering in Ukraine’s internal political affairs as intolerable.  The Ukrainian embassy responded to a...
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SOFIA – Bulgaria’s prosecution requests inspection of Lukoil’s port

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:19
An inspection into the concession agreement for the Lukoil Bulgaria port, which was signed nine years ago during Boyko Borissov’s first government and where nearly one-third of the country’s oil is unloaded, has been launched by Bulgaria’s prosecutor’s office. Russian...
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LJUBLJANA – No apology for Srebrenica tweet

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:18
An opposition Social Democrat MP asked the national assembly speaker on Monday to call on Prime Minister Janez Janša “to apologise to all the victims of Srebrenica for the insulting tweet he wrote a few days ago”.   Janša tweeted that...
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ROME – Italy’s birthrate hits record low

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:17
While Italy’s births in 2019 hit a record low since the country’s unification, its deaths and number of people moving abroad increased during the same period, according to data published on Monday (13 July) by the national statistics office ISTAT....
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LUXEMBOURG – Budget of military satellite project reduced

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:17
The budget of Luxembourg’s new military satellite project, LUXEOsys, which has troubled MPs for some time now, will be cut by €41 million, Defence Minister François Bausch announced. It still awaits approval by parliament. The project was first launched and...
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PRAGUE – A human right to defend oneself with firearms?

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:16
The Czech government had thrown its support behind amending the country’s constitution to add the right to defend oneself and others with a firearm to the list of fundamental human rights and freedoms. The Czech Senate proposed the amendment after...
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Poland ‘divided in two’ after president narrowly wins re-election

Tue, 2020-07-14 06:12
Polish President Andrzej Duda squeezed past a europhile rival to win re-election, official results showed Monday, but the narrow victory put allies in the populist right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party on the back foot.
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EU gives Turkey one month as pressure for sanctions mounts

Tue, 2020-07-14 05:45
EU foreign affairs ministers decided yesterday (13 July) to explore ways of easing tensions with Turkey in the Mediterranean, warning at the same time that Europe will not hesitate to pick the sanctions option if the situation deteriorates.
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A green and innovative recovery

Tue, 2020-07-14 05:40
There’s no better way to express our commitment to the future of Europe than to invest in research and innovation, as it will help Europe develop the next generation of clean technologies and speed up its economic recovery. This is something EU leaders should keep in mind when they meet on Friday, writes Pascal Lamy.
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To save European journalism, we need an anti-SLAPPS directive

Tue, 2020-07-14 05:30
The EU should better consider implementing legal measures to safeguard the freedom of the press, writes Jessica Ní Mhainín.
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