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EU watchdog tells banks to have a 10-year climate plan

Wed, 2021-06-23 09:54
Banks in the European Union must have a 10-year plan spelling out how they will deal with environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks to their bottom line, the bloc's banking watchdog said on Wednesday (23 June).
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The Green Brief: Building back better?

Wed, 2021-06-23 08:41
When the European Union prepared its response to the coronavirus pandemic in May last year, it promised one thing: to “build back better”. But national recovery plans show a gap between what EU countries are willing to do and what the Commission aimed for.
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Kidney disease research pins hopes on new disruptive technologies

Wed, 2021-06-23 07:44
Not many substantial breakthroughs have been experienced in the field of chronic kidney disease (CKD) treatment since the mass diffusion of dialysis units in the '70s. Technological progress is growing exponentially though, opening up new possibilities for bettering patients' lives.
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Half of the EU countries voice ‘grave concern’ at Hungary anti-LGBTQ law

Wed, 2021-06-23 06:19
Thirteen, or less than half of the EU's 27 member states on Tuesday (22 June) voiced their "grave concern" at a new law in Hungary they said discriminates against LGBTQ people while claiming to protect children.
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UEFA pulls the plug on rainbow arena in Munich

Wed, 2021-06-23 06:15
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Romania's government facing a vote of no-confidence soon, Swedish police investigating producers of faulty COVID-19 tests, and so much more.
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Italian FM: Kosovo should not fear dialogue with Serbia

Wed, 2021-06-23 06:01
Kosovo should not be afraid of dialogue with Serbia as the process will only strengthen Kosovo internationally, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday, Albania Daily News reported. Western Balkan countries should use this opportunity to sign regional...
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Slovenia on path to totally digitalise its public services

Wed, 2021-06-23 06:00
Slovenia is planning a wide-ranging digitalisation of public services in a bid to improve the efficiency of public administration and boot-strap technological development in line with the EU’s digital agenda objectives. The package proposed this week by the Strategic Council...
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Romanian government to face no-confidence vote

Wed, 2021-06-23 06:00
Romania’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) is expected to file motion of no confidence against the centre-right government on Wednesday. PSD leader Marcel Ciolacu claimed the government has failed in all its plans, from drafting a viable recovery plan to the...
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Bulgaria maintains its North Macedonia veto

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:59
Bulgaria has said it backs the European ambitions of North Macedonia, but maintained its veto on Skopje starting accession talks, during the regular General Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg on Tuesday. The Bulgarian representative at the meeting, Deputy Foreign Minister...
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Women migrants reduced to sex slaves in Libya ‘hell’

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:50
For Aisha, sexual slavery was something you only heard about happening to others in television reports, until she found herself locked in a living "hell" in Libya.
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Slovakia to receive €900 million less from recovery plan

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:47
Slovakia is to receive almost €1 billion less from the recovery plan than originally expected, Finance Minister and former PM Igor Matovič has said. “Today, the European Commission has solemnly announced that it has approved a €6.3 billion recovery plan....
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Czech government under fire for ‘insufficient’ EU presidency budget

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:47
A group of Czech economists, businessmen, diplomats and experts have called on the government to extend the budget for the rotating EU Council presidency which the country is set to take over in the second half of 2022. In the...
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Polish minister questioned over rule of law breach

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:46
Poland’s European Affairs Minister Konrad Szymański was questioned on Tuesday by EU ministers over the procedure of Article 7 of the EU Treaty launched against Poland in 2017. Rule of Law Commissioner Vera Jourova said that since the last presentation...
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Five years on, Brexit bedevils pandemic-hit UK

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:44
Five years on from Britain's shock decision to quit the European Union, the wounds opened by Brexit have yet to heal, and analysts say its far-reaching changes are only just beginning.
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EU Commission chief green lights Italian recovery plan

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:41
Italy has received a green light for its Recovery and Resilience Plan, meaning the country will soon obtain its first tranche of around €25 billion in stimulus to help it recover from the economic fall-out of the pandemic. “It is...
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Swedish police investigate faulty COVID-19 tests

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:41
Swedish police have raided several premises of a private health trust around the Stockholm metropolitan area following reports that up to 100,000 Swedes may have received an incorrect COVID-19 test result, according to the Swedish media. Private health trust Doktorgruppen...
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Finnish FM: EU envoy work continues despite Ethiopian criticism

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:40
A recent report to the European Parliament by Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto that described the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “out of control” has sparked strong condemnation from Ethiopia. In an interview with a Finnish MTV3 TV...
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Incoming DUP leader seeks meeting with UK PM

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:40
Incoming leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Jeffrey Donaldson has said he wishes to have an early meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Donaldson’s name was the only one put forward to take over from outgoing leader...
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Austria’s finance minister caught in controversy over missing documents

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:40
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen asked the constitutional court on Tuesday to intervene after Finance Minister Gernot Blümel failed to deliver crucial documents to the investigation committee set up in the wake of the “Ibiza-gate” scandal to investigate political...
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French Council of State suspends unemployment insurance reform

Wed, 2021-06-23 05:40
France’s top court has suspended a planned reform of unemployment insurance days before new rules were due to come into effect on 1 July. France’s highest judicial body said the new rules would make unemployment compensation less favourable for employees...
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