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EU urged to sanction Lukashenko as struggle with Cyprus continues

Mon, 2020-09-21 15:06
Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Monday (21 September) urged the EU to show courage and impose sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko's government, as the bloc continues to face internal squabbles about sanctions ahead of a crucial foreign policy summit later this week.
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EU lists sectors eligible for carbon compensation perks

Mon, 2020-09-21 14:57
The European Commission reduced on Monday (21 September) the number of industrial sectors eligible for compensation against higher electricity costs caused by the EU carbon market, the Emissions Trading Scheme.
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US app maker Blix in letter to EU’s Vestager says Apple not playing fair

Mon, 2020-09-21 14:35
US app maker Blix on Monday (21 September) took its fight against Apple to Europe as it laid out its grievances against the iPhone maker to EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager, saying that Apple is not playing fair.
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EU nears conclusion on cyber surveillance export controls

Mon, 2020-09-21 14:05
EU negotiators are closing in a deal on new rules that would end the sale of cyber-surveillance technologies to autocratic regimes worldwide.
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‘Efficiency not a dirty word’: why bigger can sometimes mean better in farming

Mon, 2020-09-21 11:38
The concept of efficiency and productivity in farming is often taken to mean poor animal welfare and sustainability, but that is not necessarily the case and more work must be done to change this perception, stakeholders highlighted at a recent event on animal welfare.
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Airbus reveals zero-emission plane plan

Mon, 2020-09-21 08:57
Aerospace giant Airbus has announced plans to build zero-emission aircraft using hydrogen power technology. On Monday (21 September), the firm revealed three concept designs that are on the table and is targeting a 2035 entry-into-service.
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Racism and extremism in Germany’s police

Mon, 2020-09-21 07:45
Twenty-nine German police officers have been suspended after they were found to have taken part in a series of chat groups filled with neo-Nazi and racist messages. But this is not the first time that authorities have discovered right-wing extremism in the police.  EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Spend it well – the EU’s €1.8 trillion problem

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:42
Europe has to rethink how it allocates resources to reach its climate targets, says Kirsten Dunlop. We need to change the way we do innovation, she argues.
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VW races to meet EU target with new pooling deal

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:30
Volkswagen has brokered an "insurance policy" agreement with MG Motor that will allow the German carmaker to count the firm’s electric car sales alongside its own, in what is seen as a last ditch effort to comply with the EU’s 2020 CO2 emissions target.
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Madrid imposes new COVID-19 restrictions to contain rapid spread

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:25
New measures to combat the fast spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Madrid enter into force today (21 September), limiting social gatherings to no more than six people and putting neighbourhoods back into partial lockdown for at least 14 days.
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EU needs ‘mandatory’ migrant solidarity system, Johansson says

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:22
The EU home affairs commissioner, who is to unveil a much-awaited asylum reform this week, urged Saturday (18 September) that a system of "mandatory" solidarity on migration be agreed between member states.
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Hungarian foreign ministry listed journalists’ trips abroad

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:15
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Finland's Green Party calling for a discussion regarding the legalisation of cannabis, Norway cutting funds for Polish communities that have adopted resolutions on so-called "LGBT-free zones", and so much more.
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BELGRADE: A joint border crossing

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:14
Serbian Minister of Construction, Transportation and Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlović signed an agreement during a visit to the town of Bratunac in the Bosnian Serb entity Republika Srpska on 18 September with Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Communication and Trade Minister Vojin Mitrović...
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Borissov call with Erdoğan results in extradition of a Turkish national

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:13
A couple of days after Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov had a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Bulgarian authorities sent back Turkish national Selahattin Urun While the interior ministry’s migration directorate refused to talk to Urun’s defence...
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Prague- Poll: Communists and Christian Democrats to leave parliament

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:12
The Czech Republic’s Communist party (GUE-NGL) and the Christian democrats (EPP) would not reach the country’s 5% electoral threshold and not make it into parliament in a general election, according to a new poll conducted by Kantar for Czech Television....
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WARSAW – No Norwegian funds for municipalities with ‘LGBT-free-zones’

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:11
Polish municipalities which have adopted resolutions on “LGBT-free zones” will not receive money from Norwegian funds, Norway’s diplomacy ministry has informed. The allocation of funds has already been the subject of a dispute between Oslo and Warsaw. This is non-refundable...
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US Notorious RBG passing gives Greeks a chill

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:10
Rarely does the death of a judge, let alone a foreign one, make headlines in Greece. But in the case of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – the US Supreme Court justice who died at the age of 87- both traditional media...
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Europe’s new climate plan heralds energy ‘transformation’

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:10
Meeting the EU’s proposed new climate targets for 2030 will require a “transformation” of the bloc’s energy system, with a renewed focus on renewables and further efforts to cut fossil fuels in buildings, transport and industry, the European Commission has said.
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DUBLIN – Facebook unsure about EU services

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:09
Facebook has claimed that it is unsure how it can continue to provide services in the European Union, following a recent order from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) for the firm to freeze data transfers to the United States....
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HELSINKI – Legalise it?

Mon, 2020-09-21 06:08
Finland’s Green party wants to carry out a comprehensive research on the country’s legislation currently criminalising cannabis due to the changing attitudes and new facts on the matter, adding that it is high time to review the legislation, according to...
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