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Dieselgate motorists in search of compensation boosted by EU court

Thu, 2020-04-02 15:13
EU consumers should be able to sue carmakers in their national courts if they have bought cars with emission cheat devices installed, an adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union said on Thursday (2 April).
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The Brief – Solidarity with the South

Thu, 2020-04-02 14:46
‘Solidarity’ is one of the most overused words in EU discourse. There’s plenty of talk of needing it to combat the health and economic challenges of the coronavirus. What a shame that when it comes to actions, solidarity is in...
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Centre-right leaders ask Tusk to expel Orban’s Fidesz from EPP

Thu, 2020-04-02 14:20
Eleven of Europe's centre-right political leaders have asked Donald Tusk, the president of the conservative European People’s Party (EPP), to expel Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Fidesz party from its ranks, according to a letter seen by
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The European Parliament’s greatest battle is upcoming

Thu, 2020-04-02 13:53
In the face of the ongoing crisis, European Parliament lawmakers must make it clear that negotiations for the EU’s long-term budget are starting at 2% of GDP and will not go below 1.5%, and that the EU budget for 2020 will be at least 2% of the Union's GDP, writes MEP Radan Kanev.
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Innovation spurred by COVID-19 crisis highlights ‘potential of small-scale farmers’

Thu, 2020-04-02 13:47
From a shortage of labour to the movement of livestock across borders, to re-directing food destined for markets, the recent coronavirus outbreak has put an enormous strain on the EU whole agri-food sector and especially on small-scale producers. However, farmers have been rapidly innovating to create novel means of selling their produce to keep themselves afloat.
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Global Europe Brief: Pandemic Economics

Thu, 2020-04-02 13:29
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. /// RESPONSE STRUGGLE  With 455,901 reported coronavirus cases and 32,778 deaths across Europe...
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Netherlands, Austria push for tougher conditions for corona-loans

Thu, 2020-04-02 12:58
The Hague and Vienna are insisting on including stricter conditionality attached to loans for coronavirus-hit countries, toughening up the formula proposed by the eurozone’s bailout fund (ESM) and seen by
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Von der Leyen: EU budget should be the Marshall plan we lay out together

Thu, 2020-04-02 12:54
The EU's next long-term budget should be a key instrument in the recovery plan to confront the huge economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday (2 April).
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Poland, Hungary and Czechia broke law over refugees relocation system, EU court rules

Thu, 2020-04-02 12:48
Poland, Hungary and Czechia failed to fulfil their legal obligations under EU law when they refused to participate in the relocation system for refugees in 2015, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday (2 April). 
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German auto chiefs hold crisis call with Merkel

Thu, 2020-04-02 12:42
The bosses of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen held a crisis call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday (1 April) to discuss how to get production restarted, according to Handelsblatt.
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Digital Brief: Europe’s COVID-19 App Attack

Thu, 2020-04-02 12:19
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “The fight against COVID-19 is defiantly pushing digitalisation further with giant leaps.”   -S&D MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri to EURACTIV,...
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‘Put aid on the table’ to halt Nigerian killing

Thu, 2020-04-02 12:14
With the biggest economy in Africa, Nigeria should be a key partner for Brussels as the EU seeks to overhaul its political and trade ties with Africa. But terrorism and insecurity that plague the country continue to be a concern.
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Debts can be returned unlike human lives, Tsipras says

Thu, 2020-04-02 12:10
Human lives do not come back unlike public debts which can be returned, former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wrote in an op-ed for Le Monde.
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Serbian journalist detained for coronavirus reporting

Thu, 2020-04-02 10:34
A Serbian journalist was detained by police on Wednesday (1 April) on charges of causing public unrest and damaging a hospital's reputation after she reported about a shortage of protective medical equipment available for staff at a medical centre in the northern Vojvodina province.
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Seasonal workers, CAP and COVID-19, Farm to Fork

Thu, 2020-04-02 10:28
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Following concerns regarding a shortage of labour in the agri-food sector, the European...
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EU recommends keeping borders open as agri-labour conundrum looms large

Thu, 2020-04-02 10:19
Following concerns regarding a shortage of labour in the agri-food sector, the Commission has issued new practical advice to ensure that seasonal workers can travel to work in critical occupations.
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German government defeats plan to abolish fines for wind power projects

Thu, 2020-04-02 10:11
The German government has rejected parliament proposals to ease restrictions on the construction of new wind turbines, exposing deep divisions in one of Europe's pioneering nations for renewable energies. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Reducing the GHG footprint of the gas value chain: progress in methane emissions management and reduction [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-04-02 10:00
Reducing methane emissions is a top priority for companies operating along the entire gas value chain. The EU Methane Strategy can further assist the gas industry in this mission.
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Von der Leyen apologises to Italy but baulks at ‘coronabonds’

Thu, 2020-04-02 09:55
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen told Italy on Thursday (2 April) that European nations were ready to help it deal with the coronavirus after initially focusing on "their own home problems".
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Austrian digital expert: Well-made disinformation is emotionally intelligent

Thu, 2020-04-02 09:36
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a flood of disinformation: Fictitious numbers of infection, ineffective treatments or false insider information. The Austrian author and digital expert Ingrid Brodnig, who monitors such cases, explains to EURACTIV Germany how and why coronavirus created a breeding ground for disinformation.
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