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France pushes for 25% target for taxing multinationals’ super-profits

Mon, 2021-07-12 04:26
Countries should be able to tax a quarter of big multinationals' profits no matter where they are earned, France proposed on Saturday (10 July) at a G20 finance ministers meeting focused on overhauling the rules for cross-border corporate taxation.
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Global Europe Brief: EU’s counter-project to China’s Belt and Road

Sun, 2021-07-11 08:00
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU from a global perspective. You can subscribe here. /// For a long time now, Western diplomats in the EU and beyond have kept tabs on China’s Belt and Road...
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Agrifood Brief: Foodmakers of all (EU) countries, behave!

Fri, 2021-07-09 15:14
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. This week: EURACTIV spoke with EURACTIV France’s very own Clara Bauer-Babef and Magdalena Pistorius about...
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The Brief, powered by UNESDA – Dreams of summer

Fri, 2021-07-09 14:44
After four weeks of a European Championship that started with the horror and near tragedy of Danish star Christian Eriksen’s collapse on the pitch, football’s coming home. Or to Rome.
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Wanted: European re–engagement with southern neighbourhood

Fri, 2021-07-09 13:15
Ten years after the Arab Spring, a disjointed European policy approach to the region has resulted in the bloc losing influence in the countries in its southern neighbourhood.
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Digital Brief: ePrivacy derogation adopted, YouTube’s algorithm, killer acquisitions

Fri, 2021-07-09 13:03
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This interim regulation ends uncertainty for companies. It does not end the danger to children. This is only a...
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COVID cases to soar in children but schools should stay open – EU health agency

Fri, 2021-07-09 12:04
The benefits of children attending school outweigh the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, although cases in children are set to soar in the autumn, said a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), published on Thursday (8 July).
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Moldova holds parliament vote set to weaken Russia’s grip

Fri, 2021-07-09 12:02
Voters in Moldova head to the polls Sunday (11 July) in a snap parliamentary election called by new President Maia Sandu to strengthen her position against pro-Russia forces.
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Joint CO2 targets must not diminish German industry, CDU leader warns EU

Fri, 2021-07-09 11:51
The frontrunner to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor has warned the EU that joint greenhouse gas targets must not come at the cost of diminishing the prowess of German industry, signalling a reluctance to join carbon reduction schemes planned in other European countries.
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Slavi the showman in pole position in Bulgarian election race

Fri, 2021-07-09 10:39
Bulgaria's popular TV showman Slavi Trifonov and his anti-elite party “There is such a people” are in pole position ahead of Sunday’s (11 July) snap parliamentary elections. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
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Balance climate ambition with recovery efforts so that East can meet West

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:30
The Visegrad capital cities can help lead the region towards meeting the EU's climate ambitions and in halting a growing East/West divide, write Matúš Vallo, Gergely Karácsony, Zdeněk Hřib and Rafał Trzaskowski.
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US set to add more Chinese companies to blacklist over Xinjiang

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:25
The Biden administration is set as early as Friday (9 July) to add more than 10 Chinese companies to its economic blacklist over alleged human rights abuses and high-tech surveillance in Xinjiang, two sources told Reuters.
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Global wind and solar power capacity grew at record rate in 2020

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:21
BP’s annual report reveals renewable energy boom in pandemic coincided with slump in demand for oil. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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EU seeks clarity on business lending in Greek recovery plan

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:17
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the UK signing a trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, the Polish PM being disappointed by the current negotiations with Czechia over the Turow lignite mine, and so much more.
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The cautionary tale and the million-dollar question in Gaza

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:14
How do we go about efficiently allocating the EU aid in the extremely complex environment following the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas? Getting the answer right is worth every dollar of our aid channelled to Gaza, writes Jakub Kulhanek.
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EU seeks clarity on business lending in Greek recovery plan

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:06
Several EU member states have asked the Greek government for clarifications regarding the selection of the companies that will benefit from the post-pandemic recovery plan’s cheap loans, EURACTIV has learnt. The requests come after the first technical meetings in the...
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Parliament signs off on EU fisheries fund, with lighter conditions for increasing fleet capacity

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:04
The European Parliament on Tuesday (6 July) gave the final green light to the post-2020 European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), the EU's main tool to support fishing communities, which will allow young fishermen to acquire their first fishing vessel.
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Orban: Serbia key to stability in Western Balkans

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:02
Serbia is the key to stability in the Western Balkans, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in Belgrade on Thursday. “Every region has a central country. We had the country that was key at the time of integration – that...
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Slovenia to donate quarter-million AstraZeneca doses to Egypt

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:02
Slovenia will donate 250,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Egypt, along with €500,000 to the global COVAX initiative aimed at giving equitable access to COVID-vaccines. The donation to Egypt, which will be made under a tripartite agreement between Slovenia,...
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Robotaxis could start driving in Zagreb by 2024

Fri, 2021-07-09 06:01
Rimac Automobili is developing a project for autonomous vehicles, robotaxis, and that if successful, could be tested in Zagreb in 2024, owner Mate Rimac told a meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “This is something with big...
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