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German police officers suspected of right-wing extremist chat groups

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:21
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about how Italy's universities will reopen, how authorities in North-Rhine Westphalian are investigating a group of police officers who allegedly posted right-wing extremists messages in chat groups, and so much more.
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New rules in Bulgaria’s parliament building: Journalists cry foul

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:19
Protests in Bulgaria asking for the resignation of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev have entered their third month. Against this background the Bulgarian parliament has become a fortress in which journalists are treated as the enemy. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports.
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BELGRADE – Serbia wants EU vaccine when ready

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:12
The United Opposition of Serbia (UOS) demanded that the Serbian government get in touch as soon as possible with international organisations, primarily EU institutions, to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine that will be used in EU member states be made...
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BELGRADE – Foreign workers are unprotected, says trade union

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:11
Labour inspectors found illegal workers from Romania, Turkey, India, Italy, Albania, Bosnia, Poland, Croatia and Moldova between November 2018 and August 2020 on building sites across Serbia, the United Trade Unions Independence reported on its website yesterday (16 September). The...
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BUCHAREST – Too few prosecutors

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:11
After the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) asked Romania to delegate between 20 and 30 prosecutors to investigate cases regarding fraud with EU funds, the country’s justice ministry only sent 10, G4Media reported. Though Romania’s then socialist government tried last...
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ZAGREB – Dodik coming to Zagreb

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:10
Bosnian Serbs leader Milorad Dodik visited Zagreb on Wednesday (16 September) and met with Croatian President Zoran Milanović and Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, in the capacity of the Serb people representative, rather than a member of state’s collective presidency. His...
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BUDAPEST – New COVID-19 measures

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:10
In a video address posted on Facebook, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that experts expect the second wave to reach its peak around December-January. “Everyone can rest assured, if they catch this disease, we will cure them,” Orbán said....
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WARSAW – Election violated Constitution and other laws

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:09
The Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw ruled that by commissioning the Polish Post Office to organise correspondence elections in May, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki had violated the Constitution, the Electoral Code and the Act on the Council of Ministers, as...
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Finnish industries launch ‘game-changing’ bid to go green, digital

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:09
A consortium of twelve Finnish corporations calling themselves the "game-changers" have announced a new billion-euro offensive to build new digital infrastructure, saying the digital transition will be key to achieve green objectives after the COVID-19 crisis.
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ATHENS – Greek PM faced with ‘big words’ from the past on North Macedonia

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:08
Conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to face a difficult political vote in the parliament on North Macedonia. When in opposition, Mitsotakis firmly opposed a name-change deal with North Macedonia that was pushed forward by the then premier leftist...
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MADRID – Spain’s Central Bank casts doubt on fast economic recovery

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:07
Spain’s Central Bank (Banco de España) on Wednesday ruled out a rapid economic recovery. This will be particularly true for the tourism sector, which accounts for almost 15% of the country’s GDP, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. While Spain’s public financial...
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ROME – Universities to reopen under mixed learning system

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:06
The majority of universities in Italy will reopen, confirmed University and Research Minister Gaetano Manfredi. Half the lessons will be held in-person, while the other will be held remotely. “First-year students will be favoured when it comes to in-person teaching...
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HELSINKI – Budget proposal boosts climate targets

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:05
Finland should become carbon neutral by 2025, announced the country’s green-red five-party coalition. Content for the promises made were provided as the government announced its budget proposal for 2021 on Wednesday (16  September). Taking centre stage was a question on...
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German industry sceptical of EU’s new 2030 climate goals

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:05
The European Commission will present today (17 September) detailed proposals to reduce carbon emissions in the EU by 55% below 1990 levels by 2030. While German industry officially welcomes the new ambitions, it is also clearly sceptical. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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BERLIN – German police officers suspected of right-wing extremist chat groups

Thu, 2020-09-17 06:04
Authorities in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) have been notified about a chat group, where police officers exchanged right-wing extremist messages. The discovery implicates 29 officers from a small town near Essen, 11 of whom actively sent out...
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Pompeo confident UK will resolve EU standoff

Thu, 2020-09-17 05:57
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo voiced confidence Wednesday (16 September) that Britain would find a "good outcome" in its standoff with the European Union over Brexit terms.
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China considers going ‘carbon neutral’, peaking emissions

Thu, 2020-09-17 05:50
China is considering carbon neutrality as part of its long term climate plan, the country’s foreign ministry announced following a summit with EU leaders. EURACTIV's media partner, Climate Home News, reports.
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Russia says Navalny sanctions talk is affecting its borrowing plans

Thu, 2020-09-17 05:46
Russia said on Wednesday (16 September) that talk of possible sanctions over the case of Alexei Navalny was affecting its plans to borrow money on international markets, acknowledging the risk of harmful economic fallout from his poisoning.
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UK PM says he has ‘every hope’ of avoiding no-deal with EU

Thu, 2020-09-17 05:05
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (16 September) said he had full confidence that Britain and the EU will avoid a potentially disastrous cliff-edge “no deal” at the end of this year. But he refused to back down on controversial...
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Kazakhstan in a new geopolitical reality: Time for action and joint ambitions with the EU [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-09-17 05:00
The concrete steps towards domestic political and socio-economic reforms outlined by the President of Kazakhstan are of mutual importance for Kazakhstan and our European partners.
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