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Romania to cancel nuclear deal with Chinese company

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:33
The Romanian government has asked state-owned energy company Nuclearelectrica to end the partnership with China General Nuclear Power Corporation for the building of two new reactors at the country’s sole nuclear power plant in Cernavoda. Nuclearelectrica, which already operates two...
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ZAGREB – New Chief State Prosecutor

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:32
Zlata Hrvoj Šipek was sworn in as the new chief state prosecutor in front of parliament speaker Gordan Jandroković, announcing that she, as the first woman in Croatian history to be appointed to the post, will prove her office to...
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BRATISLAVA – Open stand-off in the Smer-SD party

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:31
Former Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-SD, member of PES) has openly called on Robert Fico, the prime minister for ten years before him, to step down as party leader. Pellegrini replaced Fico as prime minister after the government reshuffle after...
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Poland could pay a lot towards Macron-Merkel recovery plan

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:30
Poland could contribute a great deal towards the €500 billion EU recovery plan proposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, according to two independent calculations prepared by Bloomberg and the European Centre for Economic Research in...
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ECB warns virus response could renew fears of euro breakup

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:30
A vast fiscal fightback to the coronavirus crisis unleashed by eurozone governments could raise questions about capitals' ability to repay debts and revive the threat of countries exiting the single currency, the European Central Bank warned Tuesday (26 May).
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Putin sets new date for Red Square military parade postponed over coronavirus

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:30
President Vladimir Putin set a new date of 24 June for a grand Red Square military parade he was forced to postpone over a coronavirus outbreak that is still triggering thousands of new infections each day.
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Strasbourg court found that Hungary has violated freedom of expression

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:29
The Strasbourg court found on Tuesday (26 May) that Hungary has violated freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights when parliamentary speaker and Fidesz MP László Kövér indefinitely banned a number of journalists from the parliament building...
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BUDAPEST – State of emergency to end in June

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:28
“A bill calling on the government to end the state of danger will be submitted to parliament today,” Justice Minister Judit Varga wrote on social media yesterday (26 May). “With the adoption of the act, the state of danger is...
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ROME – Salvini not sent to trial for alleged ‘kidnapping’ of migrants

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:27
Former Interior Minister and Lega chief Matteo Salvini will not be sent to trial for the alleged ‘kidnapping’ of 161 migrants in August 2019 after the Senate’s immunity panel voted against lifting Salvini’s immunity yesterday (26 May) with 13 votes...
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HELSINKI – New fighter jet purchases divide government

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:26
Finland’s five-party government is increasingly divided over the purchase of new fighters. With a looming recession and expected budget cuts, pressure from the public to postpone the replacement of the current Hornets or buy less than planned keeps on growing....
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LONDON – Minister resigns in row over Johnson’s aide

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:26
The row over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief advisor, shows no sign of abating amid signs that the government is rapidly losing public support. Nearly 40 Conservative lawmakers have now called for Cummings to step down and on...
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BRUSSELS – Spat over serological COVID-19 tests

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:25
According to the Belgian Association of Medical Unions (ABSyM), not all citizens will be able to know if they are affected by the coronavirus via serological tests. Health Minister Maggie de Block denied the accusations. In its statement, ABSyM reacted...
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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hit at Slovenian PM

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:24
In a strongly-worded statement, RSF lashed out against Slovenian conservative PM Janez Janša and accused him of “Trump-style” attacks and threats against journalists. “Inspired by the U.S. President and backed by Hungarian oligarchs’ media investments, the Slovenian prime minister wages...
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Danish groups team up to deliver green hydrogen for transport fuel

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:07
Renewable energy company Ørsted and Copenhagen Airport are amongst the consortium of businesses aiming to develop a hydrogen and sustainable transport fuel facility in the heart of the Danish capital. EURACTIV's media partner edie.net reports.
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Kosovo president rejects EU mediator for talks with Serbia

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:06
Kosovo President Hashim Thaçi said on Tuesday (26 May) he would not take part in talks on normalising ties with Serbia led by an European Union special mediator, calling instead for an increased US role in the dialogue.
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Cédric O defends French COVID-19 app ahead of crunch vote 

Wed, 2020-05-27 06:00
France's Secretary of State for Digital, Cédric O, defended the rollout and use of the country's planned coronavirus contact tracing app, StopCovid, ahead of a National Assembly vote on the technology today (27 May).
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Illegal football match sparks anxiety in French virus hotspot

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:50
An illegal football match played in France's eastern city of Strasbourg sparked fears on Tuesday the game could lead to a resurgence of the coronavirus virus in one of the worst-affected areas in the country.
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Reclaiming the future for cities after COVID-19

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:45
Cities have been hit the hardest by the corona pandemic. Dario Nardella, the mayor of Florence, declares a state of social and economic emergency for his city and many others across Europe. And he argues that cities are key for a sustainable recovery in Europe.
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MSD official: COVID-19 shows the way toward a new community care perspective

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:45
A lesson to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is that Europe should switch to a community-based healthcare model with the enhanced use of new technologies, a senior official of the Italian subsidiary of MSD, a multinational pharmaceutical company, told EURACTIV in an interview.
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Ryanair challenges Lufthansa’s bailout package

Wed, 2020-05-27 05:43
Low-cost carrier Ryanair challenged Germany's €9 billion rescue package for Lufthansa on Tuesday (26 May), saying it distorted competition, while the German carrier moves towards finalising the deal next month.
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