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Francophone group in warning over Guinea election

Tue, 2020-02-25 07:08
The international association of French-speaking countries warned on Monday (24 over the credibility of the electoral register in Guinea's upcoming votes.
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UN in talks with Turkey to boost Syria aid amid offensive

Tue, 2020-02-25 06:53
The United Nations is in talks with Turkey to boost cross-border aid flows into northwest Syria and allow more evacuations of those in urgent need of medical help, such as babies in incubators, as shelling draws closer.
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EU castigates Aalst carnival parade for ‘anti-Semitism’

Tue, 2020-02-25 06:43
The European Commission on Monday (24 February) slammed a Belgian street parade for featuring anti-Semitic floats that it said were "incompatible" with EU values.
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EU ambassadors meet to seal Brexit talks red lines

Tue, 2020-02-25 06:24
EU envoys met Monday (24 February) to try to finalise a mandate for chief negotiator Michel Barnier ahead of what promises to be stormy talks with Britain on its future relations with the bloc.
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Coronavirus – How should the EU respond?

Tue, 2020-02-25 06:00
With the most recent outbreak of coronavirus, now known by its official name COVID-19, announced over the weekend in Italy, the EU is taking precautions to stem the spread of the virus. And as of 24 February, 178 cases of...
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Science could become collateral damage of Brexit

Tue, 2020-02-25 05:58
A no-deal Brexit at the end of the year, or even a minimal, thin-deal Brexit, with no provision for cooperation on science, innovation and other crucial fields, would deliver a serious blow to economic competitiveness in the UK and the EU, writes Sir Michael Leigh.
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Dozens hurt as car ploughs into German carnival parade

Tue, 2020-02-25 05:30
A German man ploughed his car into a carnival parade in the western town of Volkmarsen on Monday (24 February), injuring 30 people including children, police said, adding it was too early to say what his motive was.
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EU hopefuls up climate game in Western Balkans

Mon, 2020-02-24 16:27
Montenegro and North Macedonia have both pledged to cut emissions and put a price on pollution, as new initiatives in the two Western Balkan countries aim to align climate policies more and more with EU norms and standards.
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‘Partnerships’ to be at heart of EU-Africa strategy, leaked paper reveals

Mon, 2020-02-24 16:05
The EU will seek to put a series of policy-themed ‘partnerships’ at the heart of its EU-Africa strategy which will be formally launched in early March, according to a leaked draft obtained by EURACTIV.
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The Brief – The real threat from COVID-19

Mon, 2020-02-24 15:39
The coronavirus epidemic COVID-19 is an insult to liberal-minded people who advocate an open world and economy without borders. In a very short time, it has brought out the worse instincts in people: fear of the alien and of another...
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Poroshenko fights selective justice ‘at the orders of Zelenskiy’

Mon, 2020-02-24 14:59
Former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is fighting a court decision to have him brought in by force for questioning by the State Bureau of Investigations (SBI). Poroshenko's lawyers and his party said this latest development illustrates what the West calls “selective justice” in Ukraine.
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The EU must stop importing human rights violations

Mon, 2020-02-24 14:51
The EU needs to adopt a mandatory due diligence approach to supply chain management to ensure that it stops importing human rights violations, argue Anna Cavazzini and Heidi Hautala.
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Commission calls for coordination before any border measures for coronavirus

Mon, 2020-02-24 10:24
Any border restriction related to coronavirus in the EU should be based on a thorough risk assessment and scientific advice, two European Commissioners said on Monday (24 February), highlighting that it must be a proportional response and above all, one that is coordinated among different member states.
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UK employers urge Johnson not to sacrifice services in EU deal

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:54
Britain must not exclude its huge services industry from a planned trade deal with the European Union as the price for reclaiming control over its economy, a group representing British employers said on Monday (24 February).
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Italy loath to suspend Schengen despite coronavirus cases soar

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:51
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the outcome to the state elections in Hamburg, Italy dealing wth now about 150 coronavirus case, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Serbia confirms Russian anti-aircraft defence systems

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:48
Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin confirmed that the first two of a total of six Russian anti-aircraft defence systems Pantsir-S1 Serbia ordered from Moscow arrived on Saturday (22 February) at the military Airport near Belgrade. On its way from Moscow,...
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ZAGREB – Extra effort needed to reach compromise on EU budget

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:47
“EU member states will have to put in an extra effort to reach a compromise on the Multiannual Financial Framework, and at this summit, the time was not ripe for that, “ said Croatian PM Andrej Plenković after a marathon...
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BUDAPEST – Us diplomat: “We do not support either Soros or Orban”

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:46
“The campaign against American-Hungarian financier George Soros was not due to anti-Semitism,” US ambassador to Hungary David B. Cornstein whose maternal grandparents emigrated from Hungary told 24.hu. It was “…an anti-liberal campaign in a conservative-friendly environment. The point is not...
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How is tech revolutionising the agricultural sector?

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:45
High-tech is gaining ground in the age-old world of agriculture and agricultural innovations have gradually revolutionised work in the fields and on the farm in recent years.
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‘Agri-tech’ spreading like wildfire across French farms

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:45
Technology can already be found everywhere on French farms, but the so-called "agri-tech" trend wants to push innovation even further. Two hundred fifty of France's start-ups are already specialising in agriculture and working towards developing software, drones, robots, artificial intelligence and satellites. EURACTIV France reports.
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