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Lagarde warns of market turbulences if no quick adoption of recovery fund

Mon, 2020-06-08 16:39
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde called on member states on Monday (8 June) to urgently adopt the EU recovery plan, saying any delay could create “negative spillovers” in the markets and increase the costs of overcoming the recession. 
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Authorities urged to support struggling meat sector post-coronavirus

Mon, 2020-06-08 16:30
More than 65 organisations and individuals across producer, veterinary, research, and academic sectors have co-signed a letter calling for more support in the global meat sector in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and urging authorities to refute claims that the crisis stemmed from the livestock sector.
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Kazakhstan adopts a new law on rallies encouraging pluralism

Mon, 2020-06-08 16:11
Kazakhstan adopted on Monday (8 June) a new law on rallies and public gatherings, continuing its path of “controlled democratisation" with more liberal legislation that analysts said is helping to develop strong multi-party democracy.
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China ‘not an enemy’, but NATO must face growing role, NATO chief says

Mon, 2020-06-08 16:01
NATO must work more closely with like-minded countries like Australia or Japan to preserve global rules and institutions, taking into account new security threats that are shifting the global balance of power, the alliance's secretary-general said on Monday (8 June) while kick-starting the reflection process on the military alliance's future.
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The Brief – Ailing democracy

Mon, 2020-06-08 15:10
Who had expected large-scale protests at a time when we still need to respect social distancing and football matches are played without an audience? Never mind. Who had expected that an epidemic outbreak last January in a Chinese province would...
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Thermal power plants must shut down early to meet climate targets, says study

Mon, 2020-06-08 14:48
Coal and gas-fired power plants would have to shut down 10 to 30 years sooner than their usual 35 to 40-year lifespan so that climate targets can be met, a study reveals. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.
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From 10% to 30×30 – no time to waste for marine biodiversity

Mon, 2020-06-08 14:16
The EU's new Biodiversity Strategy will increase the EU’s network of marine protected areas, writes Virgilius Sinkevicius
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Greece prolongs confinement of migrant camps ahead of tourism re-start

Mon, 2020-06-08 14:09
Greece has extended confinement on overcrowded migrant camps by two weeks to curb the spread of coronavirus. Meanwhile, the country is also preparing to resume tourism, which is essential to its economy. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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EU human rights groups call for COVD-19 app transparency

Mon, 2020-06-08 10:19
A cross-section of EU human rights groups have pressed national authorities to provide more information on how citizens' data will be stored and processed as part of the rollout of coronavirus contact tracing applications across the bloc.
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The Next Generation EU proposal can strengthen the European project, if done right [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-06-08 10:00
The Next Generation EU focuses on strengthening the industrial ecosystem in Europe and by consequence its social dimension. Setting course for sustainable growth and high employment, we need to ensure that measures are targeted and effective if we want to keep EU’s citizens and entrepreneurs on board.
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Breaking away from the path dependency

Mon, 2020-06-08 09:57
Many of the structural causes of greenhouse gas emissions have not been affected by the lockdown measures imposed to fight the coronavirus, write Bertrand Piccard, Claude Turmes, and several other authors who put forward 12 proposals for the post-crisis period.
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Commission kept no records on Davos meeting between von der Leyen and Palantir CEO

Mon, 2020-06-08 09:51
No detailed records exist concerning a January meeting between European  Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the CEO of controversial US data analytics firm Palantir, the EU executive has said in response to a EURACTIV query.
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Transparency in EU policymaking: The case of glyphosate

Mon, 2020-06-08 08:42
In June 2019, the European Council passed a review of the “General Food Law regulation” that has its roots in the European Citizens’ Initiative on glyphosate. In future, scientific information supporting risk assessment in the food chain and communication on...
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No EU country accepted any of the 400 migrants stranded off Malta

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:46
More than 400 migrants disembarked in Malta overnight Saturday (6 June) from four tourist boats in an about-face by the government that allowed them to land after nearly 40 days onboard.
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Spanish PM asks youth to be prudent, to avoid second COVID-19 wave

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:38
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Bulgarian businessman Bozhkov accusing the country's prime minister and finance minister of large-scale corruption, the political impact of Finland's now-former finance minister's resignation, and so much more.
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Aleksandar Vučić to attend the Victory Day parade

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:36
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić confirmed on Sunday he would attend the Victory Day parade in Moscow on 24 June. Vučić received Russian Ambassador Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, who invited him on behalf of President Vladimir Putin to attend the parade. “It is a great...
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Kosovo’s new government scraps reciprocity measures

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:36
Kosovo’s new government, headed by Avdullah Hoti, withdrew on Saturday (6 June) reciprocity measures towards Serbia consisting of trade restrictions and customs requirements, effective immediately. Hoti said the decision removes all obstacles to dialogue with Serbia on Kosovo’s part, adding...
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ZAGREB – Controversial territorial claims

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:35
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has published a video with a sign “Rijeka, the Hungarian seaside” on his official Facebook profile, referring to Croatia’s major northern Adriatic port, which has triggered a wave of resentment in Croatia and forced prominent...
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SOFIA – Corruption scandal

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:33
Vasil Bozhkov, a businessman with interests in the gambling business who fled to Dubai, has accused Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov of large-scale corruption. Although Bulgaria’s prosecutor’s office is charging Bozhkov on 18 counts including for...
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‘Greece will be alone in case of conflict with Turkey’

Mon, 2020-06-08 06:32
In the event of a possible conflict between Greece and Turkey, Athens will be alone, former defence minister Evangelos Apostolakis has said. “We will probably be alone, although there is support from the United States and the EU. If we...
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