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Greek PM expels MEP Zagorakis amid escalating football spat

Tue, 2020-01-28 13:05
Greece's conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expelled MEP and former footballer Thodoris Zagorakis from the ruling New Democracy party amid growing tensions between the country's two football giants, Olympiakos and PAOK. But the spat over football could also spell some trouble for the government.
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UK grants Huawei a limited 5G role

Tue, 2020-01-28 12:40
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday granted China’s Huawei a limited role in Britain’s future 5G mobile network, a choice that risks damaging relations with the United States which fears China could use the company to steal Western secrets.
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Portuguese tech institute to produce advanced biofuels from tree-pruning-waste

Tue, 2020-01-28 12:33
A project to use the waste from pruning vines and fruit trees to produce advanced biofuel is being developed at the BLC3 Campus of Technology and Innovation in Oliveira do Hospital, the campus president said today. EURACTIV's partner reports.
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EU will not ban Huawei, but impose ‘strict’ 5G rules

Tue, 2020-01-28 11:00
The EU will not ban Chinese telecom giant Huawei in Europe, a top official said on Tuesday, despite intense pressure from Washington to shun the company over spying fears. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, will officially unveil its...
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French MEP calls for ‘realism’ in Farm to Fork strategy

Tue, 2020-01-28 10:22
We will soon reach a “technological impasse in farming” which will require all the innovative solutions that we have at our disposal, including new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs), according to the General Director of the French association of Maize Producers, Céline Duroc.
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Industry inklings, ‘Irish stew’ & Brexit-scooters

Tue, 2020-01-28 10:02
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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Sustainable food systems in the Farm to Fork strategy

Tue, 2020-01-28 09:16
Embedding the concept of sustainability in the way we produce and consume our foodstuff represents a challenge for the food systems as we know them today. But it also offers opportunities for growth, once it becomes clear how to lead the transition.
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EU farmers tread carefully on Green Deal, as balance with CAP is not easy stuff

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:56
Policymakers are being called to take up the challenge of finding a place for bloc’s farm aid provided under the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the ambitious new environmental flagship policy of the European Commission.
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Italian progressives eye a leftist turn after 5 Star defeat

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:56
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about recent resignation from politicians in Ljubljana and Zagreb, Football Leaks founder Rui Pinto having leaked the Luanda Leaks, and Austria's plans to develop its 5G network with private companies, and so much more.
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ZAGREB – Resignation?

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:54
Health Minister Milan Kujunžić (HDZ, EPP) has submitted his resignation after being tied up in a scandal after media reports stated he had grossly misstated the value of a house he purchased in Zagreb. Prime Minister Plenković will decide whether...
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EU could use carbon border tax against Brexit Britain, warns MEP

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:53
The EU could deploy a carbon border tax against the UK after Brexit, according to the head of the European Parliament’s environment committee, if Westminster diverges from bloc rules on issues like carbon markets.
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LJUBLJANA – Ready for snap elections

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:53
While the country’s business community welcomed prime Minister Marjan Šarec resigning his government, which they say lacked a coordinated political direction, strong parties LMŠ and the PM’s party, DeSUS, as well as radical left Levica, are in favour of snap...
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BUDAPEST – Why did Rosatom come here?

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:52
Green opposition LMP will submit a demand for data of public interest to learn about the costs and consequences of Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation relocating its regional centre to Budapest. This is so that it requests the parliament’s...
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Beer, wine, spirit makers pledge age-restriction labels on drinks

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:50
Twelve leading beer, wine and spirits companies have pledged to put clear age-restriction labels on their drinks and set tighter controls on access to their online content in a bid to reduce underage drinking.
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ATHENS – Greeks invade Paris

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:50
An official meeting between PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and French President Emmanuel Macron is scheduled in Paris on Wednesday, following which Mitsotakis is expected to travel to Brussels to meet European Council President Charles Michel.  So far, the Greek PM has...
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MADRID – The agricultural sector needs to be protected

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:49
Spain’s main agricultural trade unions urged the governing coalition of socialists (PSOE) and leftists (Unidas Podemos/United We Can) on Monday (27 January) to take urgent measures to defend the sector, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. Trade unions ASAJA, COAG and UPA have...
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DUBLIN – Varadkar-Barnier meeting

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:48
The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier sat down with Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday, as the two discussed the next phase of the UK-EU negotiations. But what did Barnier tell Varadkar? Barnier warned that businesses could still face the...
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HELSINKI – Forest industry hit by a strike

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:47
Some 9,000 workers went on strike after the employer organisation of the Finnish Forest Industries and the Paper Union failed to reach an agreement. Industrial action is planned to last three weeks. And it appears as if short-term prospects for...
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BERLIN – Commemoration of the liberation of Auschwitz

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:45
Marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned of resurgent anti-Semitism in a speech yesterday (27 January). Held at the memorial in Poland in the presence of 200 survivors, he said,...
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EU INSTITUTIONS – Zagorakis to leave New Democracy?

Tue, 2020-01-28 07:44
Theodoris Zagorakis, a Greek New Democracy MEP (EPP), has threatened to get leave his party following the decision of the Professional Sports Committee (PSC) to expel the football clubs PAOK and Xanthi from the Greek championship. Zagorakis was captain of...
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