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The Brief – Was darf Satire?

Tue, 2020-02-25 16:01
The times we live in, with their Trumps, Putins and Erdogans, are screaming for satire.
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Romania is slow at integrating people with disabilities

Tue, 2020-02-25 13:55
Romania's adult centres offering deplorable reception conditions for people with disabilities, and the country's school system struggling to ensure the inclusion of children with disabilities, are a source of concern. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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Fake NATURA 2000 report raises eyebrows in Bulgaria, and Brussels

Tue, 2020-02-25 13:48
The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN) has stated that the report the government has sent to Brussels in relation to the EU's Natura 2000 nature protection project is an “outright fake”, thus fully confirming the findings on an earlier investigative report by EURACTIV Bulgaria.
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Germany’s Laschet, Merz join Merkel party leadership race

Tue, 2020-02-25 12:41
The premier of Germany's most populous state, Armin Laschet, joined the race to lead Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday and won the backing of Health Minister Jens Spahn who had been expected to run himself. A third contender, Friedrich Merz, also announced his candidacy.
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French stadiums should ban fungicide use this year

Tue, 2020-02-25 12:24
Fungicides, which are pesticides used to combat fungi, could be banned from French football stadiums this year. EURACTIV France reports
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Europe’s military mobility: latest casualty of EU budget battle

Tue, 2020-02-25 10:10
The Commission's latest budget non-paper threatens to hamper flagship defence initiatives more than previous proposals. It was put forward on Friday (20 February) in an attempt to bridge the growing differences among EU leaders over the bloc's next seven-year budget.
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Arctic fuel ban, Corona jets & Romania’s mixed-bag

Tue, 2020-02-25 09:47
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Europe’s top firms must double low-carbon investment – study

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:57
Europe's top companies need to more than double their current level of spending on low-carbon projects to meet the European Commission's flagship goal of 'climate neutrality' by 2050, according to a report released on Tuesday (25 February).
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Lenarcic: No ‘direct’ scenario for Schengen’s suspension due to coronavirus

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:47
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how France is dealing with the Coronavirus, new US intelligence chief Grenell's links to the Hungarian government, Boyko Borissov's alleged money laundering dealings in Barcelona, and so much more.
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SARAJEVO – The EU planning sanctions for Dodik, says an Austrian diplomat.

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:46
Brussels is preparing new sanctions against the Serb representative in BiH’s presidency, said Austrian diplomat and former High Representative in the BiH, Wolfgang Petritsch, in an exclusive interview with Sarajevo daily Dnevni Avaz. “As you know, Dodik is already blacklisted...
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BELGRADE – Acquiring Pantsir system a warning to ‘enemies’

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:45
Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin said on Monday (24 February) that the acquisition of the Pantsir missile system sends out a message to both “friends and enemies” that it is “too costly” to use force when dealing with Serbia.  Speaking...
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Could robot weeders be the solution to France’s pesticide problem?

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:45
As farmers are urged to reduce their use of plant protection products, they are forced to take on manual weeding, a tedious task for which manpower is hard to find. But could so-called 'robot weeders' provide a solution to this problem? EURACTIV France reports.
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Kosovo war crimes prosecutor files first indictments

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:45
The prosecutor for a Hague-based court has handed down the first indictments over alleged war crimes committed by Kosovo guerrillas during a 1990s conflict, a spokeswoman said Monday (24 February).
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ZAGREB – Sceptical about a UK trade deal

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:43
Croatian PM Andrej Plenković visited London yesterday, where he met with Boris Johnson and discussed trade negotiations after Brexit. “As a presiding country, we will do our best to push the talks forward, but I know from experience that trade...
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MADRID – Conservative PP replaces candidate in time for regional elections

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:42
The president of the conservative Partido Popular (Popular Party, PP) Pablo Casado has replaced the PP’s current leader in the Basque region, Alfonso Alonso, with Carlos Iturgaiz, the former MEP and the region’s former PP president, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. The...
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BERLIN – Nomination of new CDU leader on 25 April

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:40
The ruling conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has announced it will bring forward the special party conference to 25 April to nominate their party leader, nearly eight months earlier than the original plan outlined by outgoing party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer....
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Lenarcic: No ‘direct’ scenario for Schengen’s suspension due to coronavirus

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:39
There is no direct scenario for Schengen’s suspension due to coronavirus, Crisis Management Commissioner Janez Lenarčič told EURACTIV.com. “There are, however, various contingency plans that will need to be activated or have already been. Instead of Schengen suspension, the EU...
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Armenia’s ousted president Sargsyan stands trial on corruption charges

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:21
Former Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday (25 February) goes on trial charged with corruption, nearly two years after he was ousted from power by a popular uprising following a decade in office.
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COVID-19: European Parliament staff recently visiting northern Italy asked to stay home

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:21
European Parliament employees who have travelled in areas of Italy affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) within the last fortnight are asked not to go to their offices and instead work from home in the next two weeks, according to an email sent by the human resources bureau and seen by EURACTIV.
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Europe’s €1.2 trillion low-carbon opportunity

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:10
European companies are starting to reap the benefits of low-carbon investment, but must double down on green spending to realise its full potential, write Steven Tebbe and Rob Bailey.
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