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Slovenia’s PM resigns, early elections loom

Mon, 2020-01-27 13:03
Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Šarec stepped down on Monday (27 January) and suggested calling early elections, saying his minority five-party government was unable to pass important legislation through a parliament it did not control.
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Innovation, CAP and Green Deal: A tough equation?

Mon, 2020-01-27 12:04
The new Green Deal will have a direct impact on the ongoing negotiations about the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as EU farmers will be asked to re-adjust the way they work to the new green objectives.
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US agriculture chief urges EU to listen to science, not fear-mongering NGOs

Mon, 2020-01-27 12:04
When it comes to food, EU policymakers should make science-based decisions if they want to help European their farmers tackle the “legitimate concerns” over sustainability, Sonny Perdue, the US State Secretary of Agriculture, said on Monday (27 January).
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A new impulse to the European Advanced Biofuels: Flightpath Initiative [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-01-27 11:00
November 27, 2019, a full-day final event of EU H2020 FlightPath project on “Sustainable Fuels for Aviation in Europe” took place in Brussels. The conference was jointly organised by the European Commission, SENASA, FlightPath, ARTFuels and Airport Regions Conference. The European...
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UK unveils new visa scheme for scientists after Brexit

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:51
Britain on Sunday (26 January) announced a new fast-track visa scheme for top scientists, researchers and mathematicians as it prepares a new immigration system for life outside the European Union.
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Sigmar Gabriel joins Deutsche Bank, frustrates social democrats

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:49
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about new party leadership in parties in Hungary and the Czech Republic, the Spanish government's endorsement of Venezuela's opposition leader, a landslide victory of the Social Democrats in Austria's state of Burgenland, and so much more.
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LJUBLJANA – The US warns against 5G security

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:47
Robert Strayer, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cyber and Communications, said that the government and the private sector should take care when choosing the providers of equipment for the development of 5G network and services so that...
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ZAGREB – More trouble within the ruling party

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:45
Sources have confirmed that following a secret government meeting held on Saturday, Health Minister Milan Kujundžić (HDZ, EPP) is expected to resign on Monday (27 January) following allegations that he did not properly declare his property expenses. As expected, party...
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SOFIA – Severe pollution

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:44
The Bulgarian prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation on Saturday (25 January) into a case of severe pollution that killed tons of fish in Maritsa River. Reports of dead fish floating along a stretch of the river between the southern...
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WARSAW – New PO leadership

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:43
The country’s largest opposition party, Civic Platform (PO), has nominated their new leader, Borys Budka.  Borys Budka was minister of justice and most recently the leader of the parliamentary group of PO MPs. He was supported by Donald Tusk and...
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ROME – Centre-left relief

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:42
The Democratic Party (PD) breathed a sigh of relief as the attempt of right-wing leader Matteo Salvini to take over the “red” Emilia-Romagna failed. Pushed by the ‘sardines’ movement, PD candidate Stefano Bonaccini defeated Lega’s Borgonzoni in crucial regional elections,...
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MADRID – Government backs Venezuela’s democratic transition

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:41
Spain’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Arancha González Laya, offered Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó “full support” on Saturday (25 January) for a democratic transition in the Latin American country, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. González Laya also expressed the “desire” of Spain’s...
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DUBLIN – Greens launch manifesto

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:39
Green Party leader Eamon Ryan launched his party’s manifesto over the weekend, ahead of the upcoming Irish general election on 8 February.  The Greens have pledged to offer a universal basic income, provide free public transport for students, as well...
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HELSINKI – From positive to stable

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:38
Credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has downgraded Finland’s Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to AA+, from positive to stable. This is a reminder of Finland’s growing debt and worsening demographic trends. According to the agency, fiscal policy has remained too loose...
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BRUSSELS – Arms exports ban

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:36
Three Belgian NGO’s Human Rights League, the anti-war action group Vredesactie and the peace and democracy defence union CNAPD have taken the federal government, and its federal finance minister Alexander De Croo (Open VLD), to court in Brussels in a...
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PARIS – No more Gare du Nord?

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:36
LREM candidates for the Paris town hall, Benjamin Griveaux and Cédric Villani suggested over the weekend to move train stations from Paris to the suburbs. While Villani would like to see Gare du Nord in Saint-Denis, Benjamin Griveaux wants to move...
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VIENNA – Landslide victory for social democrats in state elections

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:35
In yesterday’s elections in the state of Burgenland, the Social Democrats obtained 50% (up 8 percentage points), earning an absolute majority. The win bucks the party’s recent downward trend: it obtained a record low of 21.2% of the votes in...
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BERLIN – Former vice-chancellor joins Deutsche Bank’s board

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:33
Former chair of the Social Democrats (SPD) and ex-Vice-Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, was appointed by Deutsche Bank on Friday (24 January) to join its board of directors. His nomination will be put to a vote during the Annual...
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With anti-Semitism on the rise, Auschwitz liberation commemorated

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:29
World leaders join ageing Holocaust survivors in Poland on Monday (27 January) to mark 75 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp by Soviet troops, amid concerns over a global resurgence of anti-Semitism.
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A net-zero emissions future to guide Europe through turbulent economic times

Mon, 2020-01-27 07:20
Climate action can be the polestar guiding EU leaders through turbulent economic waters, writes Pascal Lamy, calling on politicians to put climate policy at the heart of a coherent industrial strategy.
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