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Turkish envoy says France suspending role in NATO naval mission

Wed, 2020-07-01 12:30
Turkey's ambassador to France on Wednesday (1 July) said that Paris had informed NATO it was suspending its involvement in a naval operation in the Mediterranean after a probe into an incident between French and Turkish warships did not back Paris' claims.
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Europe’s hospitality sector makes last appeal ‘before it’s too late’

Wed, 2020-07-01 11:56
Hit hard by the pandemic, Europe’s hospitality sector is struggling to find a way out of the current chaos. Speaking to EURACTIV, its representatives have painted a bleak picture and called on governments to take immediate action to help the sector revive rapidly before it’s too late.
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French, Greeks are Europe’s rudest road users, poll reveals

Wed, 2020-07-01 11:29
Drivers in most of Europe say they have adopted safer and more courteous behaviour behind the wheel, with the notable exception of the French and Greeks who share the top spot for hurling insults at other road users, polling data showed Wednesday (1 July).
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EU-Mercosur agreement to be signed by end of year, Mercosur presidency hopes

Wed, 2020-07-01 11:26
The so-called "Southern Common Market" or Mercosur hopes to finally sign by the end of this year the association agreement with the European Union reached in June 2019 after two decades of negotiations, Paraguay's Foreign Minister Antonio Rivas declared on Tuesday (30 June). EURACTIV's partner EFE Asunción reports.
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Almost two-thirds of MEPs do not report lobby meetings

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:33
Almost two-thirds of EU lawmakers do not report meetings with lobbyists, according to a Transparency International (TI) analysis of collected data on lobby meetings published by MEPs on the European Parliament website.
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Airlines granted huge emissions reprieve by UN compromise

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:18
The UN’s aviation emissions offsetting scheme will not take 2020 into account when calculating how much airlines have to pay to neutralise their carbon dioxide output. Environmental groups have derided the decision for “making a mockery” of climate policy.
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EU-UK cross-border data flows: New digital walls for the economy?

Wed, 2020-07-01 09:53
Data needs to continue to flow between the UK and the EU. The EU should limit safeguards to only those needed to protect personal data,  writes Andrea Giuricin.
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Digital tax could hinder European digitalisation when we need it most

Wed, 2020-07-01 09:40
The European Commission wants to create a Europe fit for the digital age. Its digital tax proposal goes in the opposite direction, argues Jörgen Warborn.
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Only slight improvements in German nitrate levels

Wed, 2020-07-01 09:22
This week, Germany must report the nitrate levels of its groundwater to the European Commission. According to media reports, the trend is slightly positive but even the Commission admits that a comparison with other EU countries is difficult. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU market for medical cannabis still far from full bloom

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:51
A temporary shortage of Dutch hemp flowers intended for export to Germany has put the spotlight on a lack of diversified supply sources and uniform quality standards in the growing European market for medical cannabis.
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Commission conducting ‘preparatory work’ should ECJ invalidate privacy shield 

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:34
The European Commission is preparing for the eventuality that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) may invalidate the EU-US data transfer agreement, known as the Privacy Shield, Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders has said.
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Italians still puzzled over EU bailouts

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:34
Italy’s ruling parties are still bickering over whether to make use of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
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LJUBLJANA – Interior minister quits over police raid

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:31
Slovenia’s interior minister Aleš Hojs and the country’s police director Anton Travner resigned on Tuesday (30 June) because of surprise police raids on houses of several government officials, investigating the purchase of medical ventilators. The now-former interior minister, Aleš Hojs said...
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Romania’s major goals in budget negotiations

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:30
Romania’s main objective in the EU budget negotiations is to obtain the highest possible allocations for the cohesion and farming policies, President Klaus Iohannis told European Council chief Charles Michel on Tuesday. Romania wants the traditional policies of the EU...
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MADRID – COVID-19 crisis heavily impacts GDP

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:29
The Spanish economy slumped 5.2% in this year’s first quarter compared to the previous one as a result of the coronavirus crisis, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. This marks an unprecedented decline of the local economy, Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE)...
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Italians still puzzled over EU bailouts

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:28
Italy’s ruling parties are still bickering over whether to make use of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Money, both grants and loans, from the much-awaited Recovery Fund is expected in the second semester of 2021 and...
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Merkel’s legacy at stake as Germany takes EU reins

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:19
Germany takes over the European Union's six-month presidency Wednesday (1 July), with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel staking her legacy on a massive economic recovery plan to help the bloc cope with the coronavirus fallout.
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Coronavirus prompts airline nationalisation spree

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:11
Portugal and Italy are both flirting with bringing their flag-carrying airlines under state-ownership to combat the economic hardships caused or exacerbated by the global pandemic.
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EU data watchdog argues for moratorium on automated recognition technology

Wed, 2020-07-01 06:04
Automated recognition technologies in public spaces should be temporarily banned, the EU's institutional data protection watchdog has said, arguing in favour of a moratorium.
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International donors pledge $7.7 billion in aid to Syria

Wed, 2020-07-01 05:50
International donors pledged $7.7 billion in aid to face the ongoing humanitarian crisis at a Syrian aid summit co-hosted by the EU and the United Nations on Tuesday (30 June).
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