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Safe Croatia

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:36
Prime Minister Andrej Plenković has introduced the official programme of his ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ, EPP), which consists of 10 key points. Higher minimum wage, reduced number of government portfolios and digitalisation of public services are some of the...
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EU finance ministers examine recovery plan amid deep divisions

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:36
European Union finance ministers reviewed the EU’s €750 billion plan for post-pandemic recovery on Tuesday ahead of what will be fractious negotiations over who should get the cash and even over the legality of borrowing to offer grants. The European...
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SOFIA – Emergency won’t end on 15 June

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:35
Bulgaria’s government will most probably decide to extend the state of emergency on Wednesday (10 June). Bulgaria’s Chief Health Inspector Dr Angel Kounchev told reporters on Tuesday (9 June) that the state of emergency should continue after 15 June, until...
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BUCHAREST – Economic growth before the pandemic

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:34
Romania was one of the few EU countries to see a GDP rise in the first quarter of 2020. The country’s GDP increased by 0.3% compared to the previous quarter and was up 2.4% against the first quarter of 2019....
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PRAGUE – Taiwan visit

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:34
Speaker of the Czech Senate, Miloš Vystrčil (ECR), announced on Tuesday (9 June) that he will be visiting Taiwan at the end of August. That is because his predecessor, Jaroslav Kubera, who had planned to visit the country, died of...
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Row in EPP upper echelons over Fidesz

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:32
“Because of internal disagreement in the Committee on a common approach, it was me who proposed to end the work of the Committee,” said former European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, who chaired the panel tasked with evaluating whether Hungary’s...
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MADRID – A ‘new normal’ until a vaccine is found

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:31
The “new normal life”, as defined by Spain’s socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, will be in place, with reinforced health measures, until the coronavirus is defeated and a vaccine for COVID-19 is found, the Spanish government said on Tuesday, EFE...
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Di Maio satisfied about Greece opening to Italian tourists

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:30
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio announced on Tuesday that Greece’s restrictions against Italian tourists would be lifted after he discussed the measures Greece had taken against Italian tourists with his counterpart Nikos Dendias in Athens. Di Maio also said...
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Position on Recovery Fund unchanged

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:29
Finland’s new finance minister Matti Vanhanen said yesterday (9 June) that he’d not seek to change the position of his government against the European Commission’s proposed Recovery Plan, which includes primarily grants. What’s the new timeline objective of eurozone members?...
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Belgium likely to remove all Leopold II statues

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:28
After the global protests against police violence and racism sparked by the death of George Floyd revived the debate about the monuments of colonial King Leopold II in Belgium, the statues could be removed even without a successful petition. A...
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PARIS – COVID-19 crisis management

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:28
The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Paris is opening a probe into the French state’s management of the COVID-19 crisis, with possible charges including “manslaughter” and “endangering the lives of others”, Paris’ public prosecutor Rémy Heitz announced on Tuesday (9 June)....
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Europe demands better pandemic plan while worldwide toll passes 400,000

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:27
France and Germany on Tuesday (9 June) urged the European Union to better prepare for the next pandemic after chaotic responses to the coronavirus, as worldwide, COVID-19 deaths have passed 407,000, with more than seven million infections.
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BERLIN – Seehofer loses legal battle with the AfD

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:26
Yesterday (9 June), the German Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe weighed in on an on-going dispute between Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) and the far-right AfD. The country’s highest court ruled that Seehofer had violated the party’s right to fair political...
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Italy and Greece reshuffle the cards in the Mediterranean

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:25
Italy and Greece reached yesterday (9 June) a critical deal on demarcating Exclusive Economic Zones in the Mediterranean between them. Athens is now eyeing a similar deal with Egypt, in a move that will probably make the Mediterranean puzzle even...
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US, Russia agree to resume nuclear arms talks in June, China invited to join

Wed, 2020-06-10 06:09
A US-Russian preliminary agreement to resume nuclear arms talks could become a historic opportunity for a safer world - but many question marks remain.
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Virus magnifies challenges of doing business in China, EU group says

Wed, 2020-06-10 05:53
The COVID-19 epidemic has exacerbated already worrisome trends to doing business in China amid slowing revenue growth, regulatory obstacles and the clout of the state-owned sector, a European business group said on Wednesday (10 June).
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Ex-Eurogroup boss: Nobody is so stupid to propose to ‘just go back under 3% deficit’

Wed, 2020-06-10 05:25
As one of the most influential Eurogroup figures during the previous crisis, Thomas Wieser chaired the preparatory meetings of eurozone finance ministers between 2011 and 2018. In an interview with EURACTIV, the American-Austrian economist described the EU’s fiscal rules as “bad practical economics”, in particular for handling a crisis such as the current one.
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Racial discrimination on the rise in Germany

Wed, 2020-06-10 05:09
Last year, Germany's Anti-Discrimination Agency received more than 3,500 complaints for discrimination incidents, of which cases of racial discrimination saw a marked increase. Experts are now calling for a modernisation of federal laws. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The green compromise in the Austrian Airlines bailout

Wed, 2020-06-10 05:00
After weeks of negotiations, it is now set: Austrian Airlines (AUA) is saved from insolvency by the Black-Green government. For the Greens, who are in a governing coalition in Austria for the first time, it was a difficult litmus test.
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How a truly digital approach can accelerate the post-Covid economic recovery [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-06-10 05:00
When I presented our annual results last month, I spoke about the speed of our business continuity planning amid the Covid pandemic. This allowed us to focus on a comprehensive 5-point plan to support our customers and society in this...
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