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Equinor – Diversity in the workplace

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:28
The pandemic that washed over Europe did not only lay bare the continent’s health vulnerabilities but also exposed the consequences of deep-seated inequalities. A report by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) published in April acknowledged the “asymmetries in vulnerability”...
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Lukashenko calls Orbán ‘my friend’

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:23
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about French President Emmanuel Macron asking Russian President Vladimir Putin to clarify his involvement in the Navalny affair, the Czech Republic's trade, energy and transport minister saying it would be unrealistic for the Czech Republic to consider a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – A visit from China?

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:22
At a meeting with Chinese ambassador to Serbia, Chen Bo yesterday (14 September), Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin invited his Chinese counterpart, General Wei Fenghe, to visit Serbia. Having noted that the Serbian government had made a decision to suspend...
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ZAGREB – An ally to its people

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:22
Croatia remains an advocate for Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as for the rights of Croats in that country and expects the Dayton Peace Accords to be fully respected, announced the Prime Minister Andrej Plenković during his official visit to...
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PRAGUE – Irrational Commission

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:21
With the European Commission set to argue this week in favour of a 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, Czech Trade, Energy and Transport Minister Karel Havlíček is already saying he doesn’t consider the plan to be realistic...
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EU Parliament focuses on Polish rule of law and ‘LGBT-free zones’

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:20
Poland is moving away from European values, MEP and chair of the Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, told the plenary during a debate on the draft report on the rule of law in Poland, which is...
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Decarbonisation of Taranto steelworks to be prioritised

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:19
The decarbonisation of Taranto’s controversial Ilva steelworks, the property of French-Luxembourgish steel company ArcelorMittal, will be a “priority” for Italy’s recovery plan, Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri has revealed. In reference to the plant’s environmental restoration, the minister noted that...
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Putin throws $1.5 billion lifeline to Belarus leader

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:18
Russian President Vladimir Putin bestowed a $1.5 billion loan on Belarus in a gesture of support for its leader Alexander Lukashenko, who flew to entreat his patron for help after five weeks of mass protests demanding his resignation.
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HELSINKI – Test negative and meet Santa Claus

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:18
Starting from next Saturday (19 September), travellers from countries where the number of diagnosed coronavirus infections has been less than 25 per 100,000 inhabitants during the last two weeks are free to enter, while travellers from countries where the number...
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Social Democrats ramp up pressure over Moria

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:17
German Social Democrats (SPD) threw down an ultimatum to their Christian Democrat (CDU/CSU) coalition partners yesterday (14 September) after Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) announced on Friday (11 September) that Germany will take between 100 and 150 unaccompanied minors from...
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EU civil society says Commission’s copyright guidance violates ‘fundamental rights’

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:10
A group of EU civil society organisations has written to the European Commission's Internal Market chief Thierry Breton, highlighting 'grave fundamental rights concerns' related to the Commission's draft guidance on the application of the copyright directive.
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Business leaders back EU’s draft 55% carbon target for 2030

Tue, 2020-09-15 06:00
More than 150 business leaders and investors have urged EU countries to set higher climate goals for 2030, backing a draft European Commission plan to aim for a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade.
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UN chief to push pandemic ceasefire at world leaders meeting, but fears opportunities lost

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:57
UN Secretary-General António Guterres will use his annual address to world leaders next week to push for a global ceasefire until the end of 2020 so countries can fight the coronavirus pandemic
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Johnson survives Tory rebellion as bill breaking Brexit deal advances

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:41
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a rebellion by more than 30 Conservative lawmakers on Monday night (14 September) as his controversial Internal Market bill moved a step closer to becoming law.
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China coronavirus vaccine may be ready for public in November

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:36
Coronavirus vaccines being developed in China may be ready for use by the general public as early as November, an official with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
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Fifteen scientists launch critique of Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine data

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:35
A group of scientists sent a formal letter to the Lancet on Monday outlining doubts about the accuracy of early data on Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, one of the authors said, adding further fuel to a dispute surrounding the "Sputnik-V" shot.
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COVID-19 has set global health progress back decades: Gates Foundation

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:18
The knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic have halted and reversed global health progress, a report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation warned on Tuesday (15 September).
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Pakistani Prime Minister suggests chemical castration for rapists

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:09
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday (14 September) he would like convicted rapists to be publicly executed or chemically castrated.
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Standards are key to Europe’s recovery [Promoted content]

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:00
As the response to the COVID-19 crisis has shown, European standards play a strategic role in supporting the EU’s recovery and ambitions, acting as a catalyst in the EU’s twin digital and green transition and reinforcing the Single Market.
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Irish High court freezes probe into Facebook’s EU-U.S. data flows

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:00
Ireland’s High Court on Monday temporarily froze a probe by Facebook’s lead European Union regulator that threatened to halt the U.S. social media giant’s transatlantic data flows, a court spokesman said.
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