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European Parliament: Lukashenko should not be recognised as Belarus president

Thu, 2020-09-17 14:58
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko should no longer be recognised as president from November when his term expires, the European Parliament said on Thursday (17 September), calling for European Union economic sanctions to be imposed on him.
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The Brief, powered by Eurogas – SOTEU’s hidden gems

Thu, 2020-09-17 14:47
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s SOTEU speech hit all the main points expected of her but there were also less obvious yet still interesting ideas, hidden between the lines.
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Global Europe Brief: State of the ‘Geopolitical’ Union

Thu, 2020-09-17 14:19
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski. You can subscribe here. /// STATE OF THE ‘GEOPOLITICAL’ UNION A year ago, when Ursula von der...
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LEAK: Commission plans new revolution for “open finance” in 2022

Thu, 2020-09-17 13:45
The European Commission wants financial firms and other companies to share more customer data to create a “broader open finance space" with new services for citizens, according to a draft of the Digital Finance Strategy seen by EURACTIV.
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Ukraine top court deals another blow to anti-corruption bureau

Thu, 2020-09-17 13:45
The Constitutional Court of Ukraine struck down several provisions of the law on the Western-backed National Anti-corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) in the latest blow to the country’s anti-graft drive. Among the parts of the law the court scrapped are...
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COVID-19 vaccines: Why safety always comes first [Stakeholder Opinion]

Thu, 2020-09-17 12:53
The news that clinical trials of one of the candidate vaccines against COVID-19 had been halted may have caused hearts to sink. In reality, it underlined the priority commitment to the safety of everyone involved in fighting the coronavirus, writes Nathalie Moll.
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Commission urged to consider common regulatory framework for nanomedicines

Thu, 2020-09-17 12:15
The lack of a fit-for-purpose regulatory framework on nanomedicines and their “generics” poses risks for the safety of EU patients and this is something that the European Commission should urgently look at, EAASM has said. 
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EU probes Russian disinformation efforts on Navalny and Belarus

Thu, 2020-09-17 11:16
The EU's foreign affairs branch is monitoring disinformation tactics allegedly used by the Russian state across communications platforms such as Telegram and media including RT and Sputnik on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and the continuing protests in Belarus.
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From hospital to home with parenteral nutrition [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-09-17 10:00
People of all ages can be prescribed parenteral nutrition because of varying diseases. Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) may improve patients’ quality of daily life by supporting them in their daily activities. Patients with chronic conditions and who need nutritional support...
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An EU law for the Romani people becomes possible

Thu, 2020-09-17 08:15
The European Parliament will pass today its Resolution “on the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies: combating negative attitudes towards people with Romani background in Europe”. The rapporteur, Romeo Franz, who is of Roma origin, shares his emotional reaction.
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MEPs praise Georgian political dialogue and COVID response, call for continued reforms

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:56
The European parliament on Wednesday (16 September) with overwhelming majority praised Georgia’s progress but called on the EU and NATO hopeful to press on with justice reforms and depoliticisation of the judiciary. Following the adoption of the report, the Georgian...
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Rich nations snap up vaccine stocks in global race for jab

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:51
Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised Covid-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US President Donald Trump pledged to begin inoculating Americans within weeks.
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EU pandemic survey shows Italy disdain for Brussels

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:38
Opinions on how governments handled the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic varies hugely in Europe, a survey showed Thursday (17 September), with hard-hit Italians especially disillusioned with the EU.
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European Parliament votes for new taxes in EU to repay recovery borrowing

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:35
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday (16 September) in favour of assigning new tax revenues to the European Union to repay the bloc's intended joint borrowing of €750 billion for economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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German police officers suspected of right-wing extremist chat groups

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:21
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how Italy's universities will reopen, how authorities in North-Rhine Westphalian are investigating a group of police officers who allegedly posted right-wing extremists messages in chat groups, and so much more.
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New rules in Bulgaria’s parliament building: Journalists cry foul

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:19
Protests in Bulgaria asking for the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev have entered their third month. Against this background the Bulgarian parliament has become a fortress in which journalists are treated as the enemy. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
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BELGRADE – Serbia wants EU vaccine when ready

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:12
The United Opposition of Serbia (UOS) demanded that the Serbian government get in touch as soon as possible with international organisations, primarily EU institutions, to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine that will be used in EU member states be made...
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BELGRADE – Foreign workers are unprotected, says trade union

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:11
Labour inspectors found illegal workers from Romania, Turkey, India, Italy, Albania, Bosnia, Poland, Croatia and Moldova between November 2018 and August 2020 on building sites across Serbia, the United Trade Unions Independence reported on its website yesterday (16 September). The...
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BUCHAREST – Too few prosecutors

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:11
After the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) asked Romania to delegate between 20 and 30 prosecutors to investigate cases regarding fraud with EU funds, the country’s justice ministry only sent 10, G4Media reported. Though Romania’s then socialist government tried last...
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ZAGREB – Dodik coming to Zagreb

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:10
Bosnian Serbs leader Milorad Dodik visited Zagreb on Wednesday (16 September) and met with Croatian President Zoran Milanović and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, in the capacity of the Serb people representative, rather than a member of state’s collective presidency. His...
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