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World leaders to send videos instead of traveling to UN for September assembly

Thu, 2020-07-23 08:38
World leaders will send videos instead of physically gathering at the United Nations in September due to the coronavirus pandemic, the General Assembly decided on Wednesday (22 July), a move that paves the way for people wary of traveling to...
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MINDSET – Moving the Ideas of Non-Discrimination: Supporting an Equality Transformation

Thu, 2020-07-23 07:20
EURACTIV joins forces with EURACTIV Romania, Jeunes Européens Fédéralistes and the Migration Policy Group to raise awareness on racial and ethnic discrimination thanks to MINDSET, a project financed by the European Commission.
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Sacking at Hungary media site fuels press freedom fears

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:50
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about state-owned rail firm SNCF potentially receiving a bailout, Slovakia's parliament holding a special session to dismiss the current prime minister, and so much more.
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EU recovery deal: the summit that will cement Merkel’s legacy

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:43
At the EU summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a U-turn as German advocated for the assumption of joint debts and dissociated itself from the donor countries for the first time and not just for economic reasons. This time, Merkel is fighting for her legacy as a shaper of the EU. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Borrell in three-way call with Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:34
In a three-way call on Wednesday (22 July) with the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia, the EU's top diplomat, Josep Borrell called for an end to armed confrontations following a flare-up of tensions last week along the international state border between the two countries.
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ZAGREB – New parliament constituted

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:34
A total of 151 newly-elected MPs have been sworn in on the first founding session of the 10th Croatian Sabor and Gordan Jandroković was elected as the speaker of the house with 143 votes in favour, none against and one...
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PRAGUE – A letter from Breton

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:33
A national proposal that would oblige Czech stores to sell at least 55% of local foodstuffs by 2021 and 85% by 2027 violates EU law, Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton wrote in a letter addressed to Czech Agricultural Minister Miroslav...
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MADRID – Spain will deliver labour reform plan, without lowering pensions

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:33
The Spanish government said it will fulfill its commitment to change the country’s labour laws and will not lower public pensions after the approval of the EU recovery fund earlier this week, Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz said on Wednesday (22...
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ROME – ‘EU lived up to its history’, PM Conte says

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:32
“It has been an extraordinary meeting, also in terms of difficulty. The agreement represents a key achievement which shows that the European Union lived up to its history”, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told the Senate on Wednesday (22 July)...
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LONDON – Labour’s anti-semitism row reignites

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:31
The opposition Labour party’s civil war over allegations that it turned a blind eye to anti-semitism under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership reignited on Wednesday (22 July) when the party agreed to pay “substantial” damages to seven former employees who sued the...
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HELSINKI – Country confused about EU summit results

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:30
Dark sunglasses, no smiles, no comments. Just a quick and icy walk from the government jet to a limo. The homecoming of Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin after the marathon summit over the weekend was a far cry from the...
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BERLIN – More watchdog funding and more Wirecard revelations

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:29
Following the on-going revelations from the Wirecard scandal, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) wants more funding for the country’s financial oversight agency (BaFin). “I want a more powerful agency,” he told the newspaper Die Zeit on Wednesday (22 July)....
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BUDAPEST – Chief of biggest independent news portal sacked

Thu, 2020-07-23 06:28
The editor-in-chief of Hungary’s leading independent media outlet Index, Szabolcs Dull, was dismissed on Wednesday (22 July), raising fears of deteriorating press freedom in the country ruled by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, a self-proclaimed believer in “illiberal democracy”. Dull...
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Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU power generation

Thu, 2020-07-23 05:54
Renewable sources have overtaken coal, oil and gas in EU electricity generation for the first time, new analysis shows. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
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EU citizens raise concerns about online data misuse

Thu, 2020-07-23 05:40
More than one in two citizens of the European Union are concerned about the misuse of their online data by fraudsters and cybercriminals, a new EU study has found.
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What the European Council on recovery tells us about European climate politics

Thu, 2020-07-23 05:30
After five long days and nights of negotiations, European leaders struck a deal on the seven-year EU budget and “Next Generation EU” recovery plans on Tuesday. What did this European Council tell us about the politics of green and resilient recovery in the EU? Jennifer Tollman, Johanna Lehne and Rebekka Popp explain.
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Greek navy on ‘heightened readiness’ over Turkish gas exploration

Thu, 2020-07-23 05:00
Greece’s navy said Wednesday (22 July) it had deployed ships in the Aegean in “heightened readiness” after Turkey announced plans for energy exploration near a Greek island. Turkey is at odds with Greece and the European Union over maritime rights...
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Global virus infections pass 15 million as Latin America cases soar

Thu, 2020-07-23 04:55
The number of COVID-19 infections around the world passed 15 million Wednesday (22 July), with Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the hardest-hit regions, notching more than four million cases.
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Pesticides banned in EU still in use in Bulgaria

Thu, 2020-07-23 04:42
In her latest investigation, EURACTIV Bulgaria’s Valia Ahchieva reveals the use of EU-banned pesticides, conflicts of interest, siphoning of European funds, lies and gross neglect of human health and bees’ life by the authorities.
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The Brief – Monnet’s law

Wed, 2020-07-22 14:34
“All’s well that ends well” should have been the refrain among exhausted diplomats after 92 hours of very intense negotiations in Brussels. With one of the longest summits in history now behind us, it is time for EU pundits to...
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