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Caucasus: Armenia’s ‘New war for new territories’

Mon, 2020-07-27 06:16
While Europe and the rest of the world is trying to cope with the coronavirus and searching for ways to re-energise their pandemic-affected economies, fighting broke out on 12 July on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Armenia would appear by any rational analysis to have the only motive for starting the recent border skirmishes, writes James Wilson.
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COVID-19: Why did the ‘good pupil’ Bulgaria lag behind?

Mon, 2020-07-27 06:15
Bulgaria was among the EU countries with the less cases of COVID-19 until mid-June, when measures were relaxed. Now Bulgarians are shocked that other EU nations introduce conditions to admit their compatriots on their soil.
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Portugal on high alert as firefighters battle blaze

Mon, 2020-07-27 06:00
Portugal will go on high alert as more than 850 firefighters struggle to put out a fire sweeping across part of the country's central region on Sunday (26 July), with strong winds and high temperatures complicating efforts to tackle the blaze.
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Germany rejects Trump’s proposal to let Russia back into G7

Mon, 2020-07-27 05:50
Germany has rejected a proposal by US President Donald Trump to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin back into the Group of Seven (G7) most advanced economies, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in a newspaper interview published on Monday (27 July).
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‘Alarm’ at Poland’s plan to leave treaty protecting women

Mon, 2020-07-27 05:30
The EU and the Council of Europe on Sunday (26 July) voiced regret and alarm over the Polish right-wing government's move to withdraw from a landmark international treaty combating violence against women.
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Gas boilers deserve an ‘F’, not an ‘A’

Mon, 2020-07-27 05:13
Fossil gas boilers may continue to be labelled ‘green’ for another decade or so if EU leaders fail to review energy labelling rules for heating appliances within a year. This would be very bad news for an overheating world, write...
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Ukraine’s snail farmers fear collapse over EU lockdowns

Mon, 2020-07-27 05:03
When the first snail farm in Ukraine opened five years ago, local villagers couldn't hide their curiosity.
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National Energy & Climate Plans: 3 key elements for effective delivery [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-07-27 05:00
Too lazy to read 26 National Energy & Climate Plans? No problem! WindEurope has assessed them, focusing on three crucial dimensions for the expansion of wind energy: auction schedules, electrification and permitting. Amongst these, permitting remains the biggest bottleneck in...
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The Brief – Breaking (for) summer

Fri, 2020-07-24 15:06
This summer will be different. Travelling in the time of COVID-19 is not a pleasure, even inside Europe, and especially if you live in the EU and want to go to another continent. Intercontinental travel has almost completely stopped, only...
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Mass resignations at Hungary’s biggest news site as fallout from editor’s sacking continues

Fri, 2020-07-24 14:39
Nearly 60 journalists have resigned from the 90-member editorial team of Index, Hungary's leading independent media outlet, in what is being described as a devastating blow to the country's free press and media plurality. 
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Commission to present mandatory rules for platforms to ‘detect, report, and remove’ online abuse

Fri, 2020-07-24 14:34
The European Commission will propose legislation later this year and in 2021 that will force online platforms to undertake measures to stop the spread of online child abuse, the EU's home affairs chief Ylva Johansson announced on Friday (24 July).
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Commission presents security strategy to tackle Europe’s evolving threat landscape

Fri, 2020-07-24 14:14
Better cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, doubling down on tackling terrorism and organized crime, and preparing the bloc for emerging threats in “real and digital” environments, dominated the European Commission’s new EU Security Union strategy, presented on Friday (24 July)....
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UK and Norway to open trade pact talks amid warnings of new trade barriers

Fri, 2020-07-24 13:58
The UK and Norway will begin trade talks within the coming weeks in a bid to minimise disruption and lost business after the UK leaves the EU single market at the end of 2020.
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Commission presses member states to take action on high-risk 5G vendors

Fri, 2020-07-24 12:46
EU nations must make urgent progress on mitigating the risks to 5G telecommunications networks posed by certain high-risk suppliers, the European Commission said in a progress report published on Friday (24 July).
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France’s Languedoc winegrowers are already adapting to climate change

Fri, 2020-07-24 12:41
Over the past 30 years, the harvest of France's Languedoc wines has progressed by three weeks and the alcohol content of the wine has risen by four points. Faced with the already sensitive impact of climate change, the region's winegrowers are adapting their practices and grape varieties. EURACTIV France reports.
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A stronger Commission is not the same as a stronger Europe

Fri, 2020-07-24 12:23
It is a dangerous myth to believe that maximising the role of the European Commission is  synonymous with a stronger, wealthier Europe, writes Gunnar Hökmark.
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Spain agrees on terms to open up railway market

Fri, 2020-07-24 11:11
Spain's competition watchdog approved criteria on Thursday (23 July) which will allow private companies to compete with state-owned rail operator Renfe's medium-distance and local services, while safeguarding its financial stability.
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Erdogan joins thousands to pray for first time at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia

Fri, 2020-07-24 10:53
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined thousands of worshippers at Hagia Sophia on Friday for the first prayers there since he declared the monument, revered by Christians and Muslims for almost 1,500 years, a mosque once again.
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The European Green Deal will unlock the true potential of bioenergy – if we take the right decisions now [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-07-24 10:00
Despite the considerable challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission continues to push ahead on the implementation of its ambitious European Green Deal agenda. Its latest proposals include a new 2030 Biodiversity Strategy and, most recently, the ambitious Energy...
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Airbus and EU see end to US subsidies spat with latest contract changes

Fri, 2020-07-24 09:45
Aerospace giant Airbus announced on Friday (24 July) that it has made changes to existing aircraft contracts in order to come into line with a World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruling on subsidies. The firm and the EU both insist that it “removes any justification for US tariffs”.
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