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Re-starting the EU economy – How can industry contribute to a resilient and sustainable recovery?

Wed, 2020-07-08 15:01
The outbreak of the corona pandemic has posed a serious threat to European industry in both the short and long term, from disruption of supply chains due to transport and travel restrictions, to the loss of suppliers. Most industrial companies...
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The Brief, powered by BSEF – The price of delay

Wed, 2020-07-08 14:59
Boris Johnson’s UK government has been widely flayed, quite rightly, for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Slow to lockdown and slow to test and trace, the result is the highest death toll in Europe. But Johnson and his Finance...
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‘Uncensored’ debate features three speeches and no dissenting voices

Wed, 2020-07-08 14:09
Leaders of Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia spoke of the threat of regional conflicts and the need to reestablish the power-balance in Europe in the wake of Brexit and COVID-19 crisis during an online conference on Wednesday (8 July). The debate...
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Ruling in EU Apple tax case due next Wednesday

Wed, 2020-07-08 14:06
The European Union's second-highest court will next week rule in an appeal by Apple and Ireland against an EU ruling for the U.S. company to pay 13 billion euros ($16 billion) in back taxes, the Irish government said on Wednesday (8 July).
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EU Commission charts path towards 100% renewable hydrogen

Wed, 2020-07-08 13:30
The European Commission unveiled plans on Wednesday (8 July) to promote hydrogen based entirely on renewable electricity like wind and solar, but said low-carbon hydrogen derived from fossil fuels will also be supported in order to scale up production in the short term.
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Slovenian PM calls for mandatory coronavirus app, against Commission advice

Wed, 2020-07-08 11:11
Coronavirus contact tracing applications should be made mandatory as a means of helping the European Union transition out of the public health crisis and open up its borders, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša said on Wednesday (8 July).
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Dutch MEP Paul Tang to chair new tax subcommittee

Wed, 2020-07-08 10:42
Dutch Labour MEP Paul Tang is expected to be elected the chair of the new European Parliament’s subcommittee on taxation on Friday (10 July), after the political groups reached an agreement on his choice, Parliament sources have told EURACTIV.com.
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Clashes in Belgrade as Serbia reimposes COVID-19 curfew

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:49
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Romania, Upper Austria and Belgrade tightening its COVID-19 measures, Germany's liberal FDP calling all coronavirus measures adopted thus far into question, and so much more.
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VW to ditch petrol and diesel cars manufacturing at key factory

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:45
Volkswagen is set to remove production lines for all internal combustion engine vehicles from one of its key factories this year, replacing them with electric vehicle production capacity. EURACTIV's media partner, edie.net, reports.
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BELGRADE – Thousands protest as Serbia reimposes COVID-19 curfew

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:40
In response to the newly announced COVID-19 measures, a group of opposition supporters stormed the Serbian parliament building in Belgrade on Tuesday (7 July) in a protest against a lockdown planned for the capital this weekend to halt the spread...
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BELGRADE – Serbia imposes quarantine for Montenegro

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:36
The Serbian government imposed a 14-day quarantine for all Montenegrin nationals entering Serbia on Tuesday after Montenegro had imposed a mandatory quarantine on travellers from Serbia the day before. The decision on mandatory self-isolation was passed based on the current...
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BUCHAREST – Romania getting close to April peak

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:35
The number of active COVID-19 cases in Romania is getting close to the peak the country had experienced back in April although authorities are almost out of ‘weapons’ to fight a potential second wave of infections. On Tuesday (7 July),...
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ZAGREB – New government by August

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:33
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (HDZ) hosted meetings at the government’s headquarters on Tuesday (7 July), both with his incumbent ministers and potential coalition partners. MPs from minority parties, as well as two Liberal MPs, have officially given Plenković their...
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BUDAPEST – Jourova expresses solidarity with Index

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:33
“I have been following the situation of Index with concern. I would like to express my solidarity with the staff of Index who have been working under very difficult conditions,” European Commission Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová, wrote...
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WARSAW – “Back to Normality” with V4

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:32
As foreign ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia met in Wadowice for a first summit under the Polish presidency of the Visegrad Group (V4), which began on July 1, Poland presented the priorities of its V4 presidency,...
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LISBON – Economic forecasts call for agreement

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:31
The prime ministers of Portugal and Italy said on Tuesday that the worsening economic forecasts issued by the European Commission require an agreement between the 27 EU member states at the next European Council meeting. “There was a general downward...
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MADRID – Spanish unemployment rate to ‘skyrocket’

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:30
Unemployment in Spain will rise to 20% in the case of another COVID-19 outbreak, according to the OECD. As a consequence of the collapse of GDP, the calculations indicate that the unemployment rate will rise from around 14% at the...
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Germany eyes breakthrough in EU migration dispute this year

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:30
Germany said on Tuesday (7 July) it wants European Union nations to overcome a deadlock on how to handle refugees and migrants this year, weighing in on a bruising dispute that has divided the 27-member bloc for years.
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ROME – Lockdown heavily impacts family income

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:29
“More than half of the population suffered a drop in family income after the lockdown measures and the impact was particularly severe on autonomous workers,” according to a study conducted by the Bank of Italy, which surveyed Italian families between...
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LONDON – Youth jobs scheme at centre of new stimulus plan

Wed, 2020-07-08 06:28
The government will subsidise six-month work placements for people between 16 and 24, who are at risk of long-term unemployment, as part of a £2bn ‘kickstart scheme’ to create more jobs for young people. The scheme will be announced by...
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