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Quarter of Italy in quarantine, as government locks down wealthy North

Sun, 2020-03-08 12:41
Italy’s government has issued an emergency decree early Sunday putting the North of the country under lockdown, in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus.
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Greece expels Nazi group from EU border

Fri, 2020-03-06 19:41
Greek authorities expelled from the country on Friday (6 March) a group of German neo-Nazis who visited the EU’s external frontier with the aim of spreading nationalistic hatred, Greek media have reported.
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Coronavirus: What’s happening in Europe

Fri, 2020-03-06 17:12
The COVID-19 novel coronavirus is spreading through Europe, forcing businesses, as well as EU institutions, to cancel travel and public events and switch to teleworking, in the hope of slowing the epidemic. All coronavirus-related stories can be found here. EURACTIV...
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Jourova: Excluding women from top companies’ boards is economically stupid

Fri, 2020-03-06 16:38
While the European Commission has just presented its Gender Equality Strategy, European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency Věra Jourová insisted in an interview with EURACTIV France that the fight against stereotypes and violence against women must continue.
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Coronavirus puts Europe’s solidarity to the test

Fri, 2020-03-06 16:10
Italy, affected by the coronavirus more than any other EU country, has been requesting since last week other member states’ assistance in providing personal protective equipment such as masks. However, just one member state responded to the request, EURACTIV was informed.
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The Brief, powered by EVA – Closing the stable after the corona-horse has bolted

Fri, 2020-03-06 15:56
Closing the European Parliament due to coronavirus is not currently being considered – but given the rising health concerns, this is something that should be put on the table, and sooner rather than later.
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F1 champions Mercedes enter carbon-neutrality race

Fri, 2020-03-06 15:29
Formula One championship-winning team Mercedes has announced this week that it aims to become carbon-neutral by the end of 2020, as the glitzy motorsport continues its drive to go green.
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New reports urge EU, UK to clarify Brexit ‘no man’s land’ on citizens’ rights

Fri, 2020-03-06 13:19
Campaigners have urged European governments and the UK to clarify their 'confused' policies to guide UK citizens living in the EU through the post-Brexit “no man’s land”, following the publication of two new reports on Friday (6 March).
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EU foreign ministers promise more humanitarian aid to Syria

Fri, 2020-03-06 13:03
The EU is willing to provide more money for migrants stranded in Turkey, but Ankara must refrain from using them as a bargaining chip, the bloc's foreign ministers announced after an extraordinary meeting about the crisis in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, held in Zagreb on Friday (6 March).
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Migration turmoil at EU border whets Nazi groups’ appetite

Fri, 2020-03-06 12:15
The chaotic situation with thousands of migrants and refugees stranded at the Greek-Turkish border has attracted the interest of Nazi groups across Europe, who have already visited the EU’s external frontier with the aim of spreading nationalistic hatred, Greek media have reported.
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The F-word: Why feminism needs to guide EU’s foreign policy into the 21st century

Fri, 2020-03-06 12:00
3.8 billion. That’s how many women and girls there are in the world. Zero: that’s the number of countries set to achieve gender equality by 2030. This week, on Women’s Day, people all over the world will stand up for women’s rights, writes Hannah Neumann.
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Exxon lobbyists urged Commission to tune down car CO2 rules

Fri, 2020-03-06 11:35
ExxonMobil officials urged the EU in November to weaken guidelines on vehicle emissions, according to information obtained through a Freedom of Information request.
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Why sexual and reproductive rights matter for achieving a gender-equal world

Fri, 2020-03-06 10:09
We know what a gender-equal world would look like: a world where all women are treated with respect and dignity, get the same pay for the same job, are equally represented in institutions and feel safe from gender-based violence. Natalia Kanem explains why a lot remains to be done.
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Spain takes measures to protect tourism from coronavirus

Fri, 2020-03-06 07:38
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about the meeting in Zagreb between EU defence and foreign ministers to discuss cooperation and the crisis in Libya and Syria, the Bundestag debating right-wing terrorism, and so much more.
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Post-Cotonou delays complicate EU’s new African vision

Fri, 2020-03-06 07:35
The European Commission will next week publish its EU-Africa ‘strategy’, which the bloc hopes will form the basis of a new ‘partnership’ with the African continent. EU Foreign Affairs chief Josep Borrell will launch the blueprint on Monday (9 March), kick-starting seven months of negotiation between ministers and leaders from the two continents. 
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BELGRADE – ‘We can close the border but people have no reason to fear migrants’

Fri, 2020-03-06 07:35
President Aleksandar Vucic reiterated on Thursday (5 March) that Serbia “is not going to become a parking lot for migrants”. “If necessary we are capable of closing the border. We do not, however, have any kind of problem yet. For...
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BUDAPEST – Hungary and Croatia: cooperation, but vigilance

Fri, 2020-03-06 07:34
Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said Hungary wanted to participate in the LNG terminal project on the northern Adriatic island of Krk, expressing hope that Croatian Environment and Energy Minister Tomislav Ćorić would soon convene a...
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LONDON – Tories face Islamophobia probe calls

Fri, 2020-03-06 07:31
The Conservative party has a ‘systemic’ problem with Islamophobia, according to the Muslim Council of Britain, which has recommended that the governing party face an independent inquiry into its attitudes towards Muslims. While Boris Johnson’s party has been quick to...
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STOCKHOLM – Chechen blogger escapes attempted murder

Fri, 2020-03-06 07:30
Chechen blogger Tumso Abdurahmanov, a vocal critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has been hiding in Sweden, escaped attempted murder last week after being the target of an attack, Swedish Radio reported on Wednesday....
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BRUSSELS – Nuclear reactors’ life

Fri, 2020-03-06 07:29
Doel 1 and 2, close to the border with the Netherlands, must be shut down if there is no environmental impact report by the end of 2022, Belgium’s Constitutional Court ruled and annulled a law that made it possible to...
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