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Von der Leyen calls mini-summit to push for a deal on recovery plan

Thu, 2020-07-02 10:02
European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen called on Thursday (2 July) a mini-summit for next week with her counterparts at the Council, Parliament and German Chancellor Angela Merkel to work towards a deal on the EU recovery package.
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DIE LINKE. in the EP: Our 7 demands to the #EU2020DE [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-07-02 10:00
The EU has had major problems for many years, which the Corona pandemic has painfully intensified. Now would be the time to end the disastrous policies and to adapt to the needs of individuals and not to the interests of the corporations of the larger member states.
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New initiative hopes to get football clubs reporting their carbon footprint

Thu, 2020-07-02 09:34
As European football leagues began to resume play, the NGO Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI) rolled out a new initiative to get more clubs thinking about their carbon footprint. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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A migration pact in the spirit of the German government?

Thu, 2020-07-02 08:13
For the first time since 2015, the number of asylum applications filed in the EU rose last year compared to the previous year. The German EU Council Presidency is pressing for reforms to the system, but the Commission's proposals are still some way off. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Germany urges ‘no favours’ in Airbus job cuts

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:46
German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Wednesday (1 July) urged plane builder Airbus to spread the pain fairly as it cuts 15,000 jobs to deal with lower orders following the coronavirus pandemic.
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Berlin moves to dismantle right-wing extremism in Special Forces

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:34
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about how snus trafficking being linked to the increase of COVID-19 cases in Finland, how the Serbian president is urging the country to work, not lockdown, and so much more.
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‘It is not actually the peak’

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:31
The peak of the coronavirus pandemic that is being mentioned in Serbia these days “is not actually the peak,” said epidemiologist Branislav Tiodorović on Wednesday (1 July). “The real one”, he said, will be reached in five to six days...
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BELGRADE – Country cannot lockdown, needs to go back to work

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:30
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić warned on Wednesday (1 July) 1 that a worse epidemiological situation was in store for Serbia next fall, explaining that at this point it’s “impossible to lock the country down,” as we “need to work to...
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Spain, Portugal reopen joint borders

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:29
After four months under the state of alarm, Spain and its Iberian neighbour, Portugal, reopened their joint borders on Wednesday (1 July) to mark the return to the so-called ‘new normal’ life after the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on...
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Italy retains quarantine for non-EU arrivals

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:28
While the EU’s external borders reopened for citizens of 14 countries as of Wednesday (1 July), Italy has decided to retain voluntary quarantine measures for people coming outside of the Schengen Area with a decree signed by the Italian Health...
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Snus smuggling: a business worth millions

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:27
The smuggling of snus is again making headlines in Finland not only because it’s big business, but also because trafficking the substance is spreading the coronavirus. Hannu Sinkkonen, director at the Finnish customs, guessed that the smuggling and black-market trading...
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France suspends involvement in NATO naval mission – EU meeting on Turkey

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:26
France has decided to withdraw from a NATO naval mission (Sea Guardian) in the Mediterranean following an incident in the Eastern Mediterranean in which France says Turkish frigates were “extremely aggressive” towards a French navy vessel participating in a NATO mission...
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Berlin moves to dismantle right-wing extremism in Special Forces

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:25
Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) announced on Tuesday (30 June) that she would be dissolving one of the four units of the Special Forces Command (KSK) following reports of right-wing extremism within its ranks. The following day (1 July), she...
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Malaysia vows WTO lawsuit against EU over palm oil

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:16
Malaysia will file a lawsuit at the World Trade Organisation over the European Union's plans to end the use of palm oil-based biofuels, a minister said Wednesday (2 July).
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Mercosur leaders look to close EU deal despite Macron’s resistance

Thu, 2020-07-02 06:06
Mercosur ministers reported progress on the final text of a trade agreement with the European Union on Wednesday (1 July) on the eve of a summit meeting overshadowed by French President Emmanuel Macron's latest comments against the deal.
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Report: Europe’s imported UCO mainly comes from China and palm oil producer countries

Thu, 2020-07-02 05:58
A new report has found that more than half the Used Cooking Oil (UCO) used in Europe for biodiesel in 2019 was imported (1.5 million tonnes out of 2.8 million tonnes).
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Merkel kicks off EU presidency with Brexit warning

Thu, 2020-07-02 05:54
The European Union must prepare for the possibility that talks with Britain on their post-Brexit relationship could fail, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday (1 July) as Germany took the helm of the bloc's rotating presidency.
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Tesla tops list of most valuable carmakers

Thu, 2020-07-02 05:40
US electric vehicle specialist Tesla overtook Toyota to become the most valuable car company in the world on Wednesday (1 June), but Elon Musk’s firm also scaled back plans at its future Berlin factory.
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New coal law will be ‘canary in a coal mine’ moment for German presidency

Thu, 2020-07-02 05:40
As Germany takes the helm of the EU, its problematic coal law risks sending out the wrong signals, writes Riccardo Nigro.
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An unexpected pole position: The EU in the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Thu, 2020-07-02 05:35
To almost everybody’s surprise, the EU just regained the pole position in the dialogue between Prishtina and Belgrade. But is the bloc sufficiently prepared for the race, asks Andreas Wittkowsky. Andreas Wittkowsky is the head of Project Peace and Security...
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