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EU slammed for funding ‘discriminatory’ Myanmar voting application

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:54
An EU-funded voting application in Myanmar has come under heavy criticism for inciting "racial and religious vilification" in the country by profiling candidates' ethnicity and beliefs, using derogatory terminology to designate those of Rohingya descent.
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Committee of the Regions warns against centralising cohesion policy

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:47
This week, European regional policy leaders met to formulate their demands of the EU. They warned against a reduction of cohesion funds and requested a say in their distribution. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Electric trucks, green hydrogen ‘ripe for investment’ by EU recovery fund

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:19
Green hydrogen, low-carbon aviation fuel and electric trucks are among 55 clean technologies that can help the European Union to reach its goal of climate neutrality by mid-century, new research showed on Wednesday (14 October).
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Battery rules review to spark legislative domino-effect

Wed, 2020-10-14 08:16
The EU’s grand ambitions to corner a significant chunk of the multi-billion-euro global battery market will take a step forward this year, when the bloc’s executive branch reviews the rules that underpin the manufacturing and recycling of power packs.
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EU strategy is failing to tackle the biggest methane emitter: agriculture

Wed, 2020-10-14 07:11
No reduction targets, no mandatory actions to cut methane emissions at farm level, no coherence with existing climate and air quality objectives: these are some reasons why the European Commission’s Methane Strategy will fall short, writes Margherita Tolotto.
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Countries turn to rapid antigen tests to contain second wave of COVID-19

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:39
Countries straining to contain a second wave of COVID-19 are turning to faster, cheaper but less accurate tests to avoid the delays and shortages that have plagued efforts to diagnose and trace those infected quickly.
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Poland slams EU ‘Soviet-style blackmailing’ on rule of law

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:39
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki going into self-quarantine after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for the coronavirus, the increasing number of Finns returning home, and so much more.
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PODGORICA – Albanians and Bosniaks to decide to enter the government

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:35
Representatives of the Albanian list “Genci Nimanbegu – Nik Djelosaj” will meet on Thursday with Prime Minister-designate Zdravko Krivokapić to negotiate the formation of a new government, Nick Djelosaj confirmed to “Vijesti”. The Albanian coalition “Unanimously” has not yet received...
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BELGRADE – Judges and prosecutors increasingly pressured by tabloids and politicians

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:34
The manner in which the executive branch has been exerting pressure on independent work of the judiciary is no longer classical, said Lidija Komlen Nikolić, the president of the Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors of Serbia. The...
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ZAGREB – Shooter’s father has illegal weapons

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:33
Police found two rifles with optical sights and silencers as well as 1,169 pieces of ammunition when searching the home of the young man who on Monday (12 October) shot and wounded a police officer working as a security guard...
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Slovenian PM attacks judiciary

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:32
At the meeting of top representatives of all three branches of power at the presidential palace, Supreme Court President Damjan Florijančič pointed to the executive’s inappropriate behaviour towards the judiciary. Prime Minister Janez Janša defended the continuing political attacks on...
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BUCHAREST – State of alert gets 30 day-extension and weddings are banned

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:31
The special committee for emergency situations proposed to extend the state of alert in the whole territory of Romania by 30 days as of 15 October due to higher number of COVID-19 cases. The government will approve the extension in...
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IEA outlines global path to net-zero emissions by 2050

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:27
For the first time, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has set out what would need to happen this decade to reach net zero emissions globally by 2050. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
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Slovak far-right leader sentenced to prison

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:27
The court of first instance has sentenced Marián Kotleba, the leader of the far-right People’s Party Our Slovakia (ĽSNS), to four years and four months in prison on Monday. Kotleba was found guilty of supporting and propagating sympathies towards movements...
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BUDAPEST – Theatre university row escalates

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:26
The new management of Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts said it considers the blockade and the student “teaching republic – the alternative educational and governance model established by striking teachers and students – “to be over”, 444 reported....
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Czech schools not prepared for children with special educational needs

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:25
The Czech Republic’s education ministry has not prepared Czech schools and teachers for the inclusion of children with special educational needs, the Supreme Audit Office has found. The ministry received more than €1 billion of public funding, including EU funds,...
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Spanish economy takes biggest hit among euro economies

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:24
The Spanish economy, which has been severely hit by the COVID-19 crisis, will shrink by 12.8% this year, predicted the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its newest forecast released yesterday (13 October), EUROEFE reported. The Spanish government predicted that the...
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PM urges Italians to act responsibly

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:23
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte urged Italian citizens to act responsibly and follow the rules and recommendations featured in the new decree issued yesterday (13 October). Restaurants and bars will now close at midnight and no parties will be allowed...
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Cyprus scraps ‘golden passport’ scheme after journalistic investigation

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:22
Cyprus said on Tuesday (13 October) it will scrap its controversial "golden passports" scheme for foreign investors next month over alleged abuses uncovered in a television programme.
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COVID-19 brings Finns back home

Wed, 2020-10-14 06:22
After brain drain figures increased year after year in Finland since 2010, some 40% of new Helsinki residents this year are Finns returning from abroad, according to Statistics Finland. While some of the reasons for this “return influx” include burning...
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