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Carmakers renew calls for recharge revolution, as grim sales figures loom

Thu, 2020-01-23 09:08
Some of the EU’s most powerful auto players called once again on Wednesday (22 January) for a mass rollout of recharging points and refuelling stations for fuels like hydrogen, as the industry offered up more clues as to how it intends to lessen its climate impact.
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UN experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos

Thu, 2020-01-23 09:07
U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.
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Breton fishermen fear being shut out of British waters after Brexit

Thu, 2020-01-23 08:56
Fishermen from France’s Brittany region have asked the European Commission to address the uncertainty caused by Brexit for the fisheries sector, ensuring access by European fishermen to fish in British waters.
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Challenges in sustainable agriculture of Croatian small-scale farmers

Thu, 2020-01-23 08:54
Protection of small family farms (OPG) and encouraging young farmers is one of the main objective of agricultural policy in Croatia. Still agricultural sector in Croatia suffers a negative image of being unprofitable and undermined.
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Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine

Thu, 2020-01-23 08:27
Democrats accused President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial on Wednesday (22 January) of a corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine to help him get re-elected and warned that America’s global prestige would suffer if the US Senate acquits him.
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EU nations can restrict vendors under new 5G guidelines, Huawei at risk

Thu, 2020-01-23 08:26
EU countries can restrict or exclude high-risk 5G providers from core parts of their telecoms networks, new EU guidelines show, dealing a potential blow to China’s Huawei Technologies.
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China locks down city of 11 million at epicenter of virus outbreak

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:58
China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of a new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic.
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Irish PM willing to enter grand coalition with main rival

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:45
Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said for the first time on Wednesday (22 January) that he would consider entering an unprecedented coalition government with the country's second-largest party and historic rival Fianna Fáil (affiliated to Renew Europe) after next month's election.
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UN backing of controversial cybercrime treaty raises suspicions

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:30
Certain UN members may have been 'bought off' by proponents of a controversial UN resolution on cybercrime in exchange for support on the plans, an official from the Council of Europe who deals with cybersecurity has told EURACTIV.
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Croatian farm minister: Getting transitional CAP done by mid-2020 on presidency’s radar

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:29
The Croatian EU presidency will focus its efforts on securing an agreement among member states on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)'s transitional regulations that will extend the current rules for at least a year, Croatia's Agriculture Minister Marija Vučković told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Portuguese employers and unions reject ‘dangerous’ EU minimum wage proposal

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:18
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about Salvini provoking Tunisia, Greta Thunberg's meeting with Polish miners, more than half of Serbians wanting EU membership, and so much more.
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ZAGREB – Another problem with falsely declared property

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:09
The country’s conflict of interest commission will examine the asset declarations of Health Minister Milan Kujunžić of the ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), following media reports claiming he had grossly misstated the value of a house he purchased in Zagreb....
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Eyeing Catalan leaders, Spain open to discuss Penal Code reform

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:09
In a move to favour Catalan independence leaders, the Spanish government said it was open to discussing the reform of its Penal Code, with the primary objective being to revise criminal penalties in cases of sedition and rebellion.
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SOFIA – Democracy in Bulgaria has not improved for three consecutive years

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:07
The state of democracy in Bulgaria has not improved for three consecutive years since 2017, according to the Economist Unit’s Democracy Index for 2019. The country remains in the group of the so-called ‘democracies with shortcomings’ with a general indicator...
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SOFIA – €600 for a career in Bulgaria

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:06
University graduates, who are willing to start a career in Bulgaria could receive social benefits worth €600 starting from April. The catch? They must have lived abroad for at least 6 months before they apply for the programme. The programme,...
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BUCHAREST – Senate chair appointment deemed unconstitutional

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:06
Romania’s Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday (22 January) that the appointment of former foreign minister Teodor Melescanu as chair of the Senate on 10 September 2019 was against the Constitution. On 10 September, Melescanu was named chairman of Romania’s upper...
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BRATISLAVA – VW suspends production lines due to global sales drop

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:05
In an unorthodox move after a three-week-long holiday production break, Volkswagen will partly and temporarily suspend production lines for two days in its plant in Slovakia. How did the German car manufacturer justify the move? Volkswagen, which is one of the...
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ATHENS – Islanders protest against migration

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:04
Days after European Commission VP Margaritis Schinas met with the Greek government, the citizens of the northern Aegean islands protested on Wednesday (22 January) against the negative impact of the migration crisis on their communities. Island mobilisations are scheduled to...
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Italy’s Di Maio quits as 5-Star leader in blow to government

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:03
Luigi Di Maio stepped down on Wednesday (22 January) as leader of Italy's co-governing 5-Star movement, as it seeks to stem a wave of defections that threatens the government's parliamentary majority.
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ROME – Tunis irritated by Salvini

Thu, 2020-01-23 07:03
Egged on by his supporters, right-wing leader Matteo Salvini was filmed on the outskirts of Bologna ringing at the intercom and asking an alleged Tunisian dealer, whose family name and home address was clearly audible, whether he smuggles drugs. Osama...
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