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Lithuanian professionals targeted on LinkedIn by Chinese agents

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:47
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how the Thuringia election debacle unfolded for the liberal FDP, Hungary closing its borders, upcoming bilaterals between the Spanish government and Catalan president to solve the 'conflict', and so much more.
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TIRANA – Albania will not ‘cry at Europe’s door’

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:46
Albania will not “stay at Europe’s door and cry” for it to open, Prime Minister Edi Rama told AFP, adding that regardless of the decisions taken in Brussels, the country cannot “continue to live in anxiety and wait for something that...
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ZAGREB – Controversial city plan riles up protesters against mayor

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:45
Loud protests against the change of Zagreb’s urban planning (GUP) took place in front of the City Assembly during the session where the controversial plan was discussed. Read more about the GUP in Thursday’s edition of the Capitals. The protesters...
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BUCHAREST – No change of course

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:43
Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis designated Ludovic Orban to form a new government, just a day after Orban’s cabinet was dismissed by the Parliament, following a no-confidence vote. Analysts say Iohannis and his allies, the centre-right National Liberal Party (PNL, part...
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BERLIN – Liberal FDP leader calls for vote of confidence

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:35
Amidst the uproar over the Minister-President elections in Thuringia, federal leader of the liberal FDP party, Christian Lindner, asked the party’s executive board to hold a vote of confidence on Friday (7 February) during its special session in Berlin.  After...
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France to Britain: No fish for finance deal

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:31
The European Union must not give the UK concessions on access to EU financial markets in exchange for rights to fish in British waters, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday (6 February).
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Spanish, Catalan leaders agree to start ‘constructive dialogue’ this month

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:27
Spain’s socialist prime minister Pedro Sánchez and Catalonia's regional president Quim Torra agreed on Thursday (6 February) to start a "constructive dialogue" in order to break the country's political impasse and solve the "political conflict" in Catalonia, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
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Morocco border clampdown thwarts Europe-bound migrants

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:18
Mustapha left his home in Guinea two years ago to make the arduous journey to Morocco, hoping to cross the fence separating the kingdom from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.
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Danish MEP: ‘Sector coupling is absolutely key for Europe’s climate and energy ambitions’

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:15
When it comes to energy regulations, the EU tends to legislate in silos, writing directives on renewables, energy efficiency or electricity and gas markets. But with the upcoming sector coupling strategy, it needs to do exactly the opposite, says Morten Petersen.
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US should buy control of Nokia, Ericsson to fight Huawei, says attorney general

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:06
The United States and its allies should take controlling stakes in Nokia, Ericsson or both to battle Chinese telecoms giant Huawei's dominance of the 5G market, US Attorney general Bill Barr said Thursday (6 February).
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Xiaomi president: ‘We invest substantial amounts to be fully compliant with GDPR’

Fri, 2020-02-07 07:06
Amid security concerns surrounding Chinese tech giant Huawei, its smaller telecoms rival Xiaomi has been attempting to distinguish itself by focusing on consumer products and non-critical infrastructure.
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Northern Irish police find truck bomb timed for Brexit

Fri, 2020-02-07 06:59
Northern Irish police said Thursday (6 February) they had found a bomb attached to a truck which was intended to go off as the UK left the European Union.
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UK press freedom worries European journalist organisations, NGOs, politicians

Fri, 2020-02-07 06:50
Media freedom watchdogs, journalists associations and politicians have cried foul at the worsening media policies in the UK, following the banning of certain journalists from a press briefing by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and plans to decriminalise failure to pay BBC licence fees.
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Why Belarus cannot replace Russian crude?

Fri, 2020-02-07 06:50
A month has passed since Russia withheld its regular oil supplies to Belarus, and the country is not out of the woods yet. Mateusz Kubiak argues that any diversification is likely to remain limited.
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Commission vows to strengthen ties with the Western Balkans

Fri, 2020-02-07 06:38
The EU's new enlargement methodology aims to strengthen ties with countries from the Western Balkans, especially with those that have already started EU membership negotiations  European Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Várhelyi said in Belgrade on Thursday (6 February). EURACTIV Serbia reports. 
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A new tax deal for the EU

Fri, 2020-02-07 06:36
Cross-border tax evasion is a problem for the EU and there is no reason to exclude EU member states from the tax haven assessment. Therefore, the EU needs a New Tax Deal. Jan Sarnowski and Piotr Arak set out the principles that could guide it
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Tweets of the Week: Orban, The Hulk, and the EU Cancer Plan

Fri, 2020-02-07 06:30
Welcome to Euractiv’s EU Tweets of the Week. Not expelling Fidez leaves some members cryin’, tackling climate change, well the Hulk is sure tryin’, and EUCancerPlan is launched by President von der Leyen. This episode is sponsored by ePURE, the...
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Thuringia election debacle causes turmoil in the European Parliament

Thu, 2020-02-06 17:35
After 25 hours in office, the now-former Minister-President of Thuringia, liberal candidate Thomas Kemmerich (FDP) was forced to resign as his party wanted to shake-off the "stigma" linked to being supported by far-right party AfD. The political crisis has reached Brussels, causing quite the uproar among Renew MEPs. EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief – The Friends of Corruption

Thu, 2020-02-06 15:38
The ‘Friends of Cohesion’ have a very good argument for the upcoming Battle of the Budget. Cohesion money should not be slashed down – it’s in the utter interest of the EU to become more homogeneous, the sooner, the better....
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Digital Brief: EU competition clampdown

Thu, 2020-02-06 14:57
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here. 
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