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Indian FM defends citizenship law as he promotes EU ties

Tue, 2020-02-18 06:58
India's Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday (17 February) defended his country's controversial new citizenship law and crackdown in Kashmir, as he came to Brussels to promote what he hopes will be closer strategic ties to the European Union.
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FIFA commits to carbon-neutral 2022 football World Cup

Tue, 2020-02-18 06:50
FIFA aims reach carbon neutrality at the next World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar in 2022, in spite of the numerous environmental challenges linked to the location of the event, according to a recently released sustainability strategy.
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Gibraltar encouraged by Spanish ‘pragmatism’ on post-Brexit ties

Tue, 2020-02-18 06:33
Gibraltar is encouraged by Spain's "pragmatism" on its key demand that their mutual border remain fully open after the Brexit transition period expires at the end of 2020, its deputy chief minister said on Monday (17 February).
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Donors pledge an ‘overwhelming’ €1.15 billion for Albania quake recovery

Tue, 2020-02-18 06:06
International donors on Monday (17 February) pledged €1.15 billion to help Albania recover from a powerful earthquake last year, the EU chief announced, more than double the sum expected by Tirana.
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EU to deploy new military mission to enforce Libya arms embargo

Mon, 2020-02-17 16:15
EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday (17 February), after Austria lifted its veto, to deploy a combined aerial and naval mission, with a terrestrial component, and enforce a porous UN arms embargo in and around war-torn Libya.
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The Brief – Why is America eclipsing the EU in the Balkans?

Mon, 2020-02-17 15:41
It’s very rare to witness first-hand an acceleration of history, and this is precisely what is happening in the Balkans now. In a very short time, Serbia and Kosovo took huge steps towards normalising their relations.
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TGV-maker Alstom confirms bid attempt for Canadian rival

Mon, 2020-02-17 14:32
French train maker Alstom has confirmed it is in talks on the possible acquisition of the train business of Canada’s Bombardier, a potential €6.5 billion deal that could help it build scale in the increasingly competitive rail sector.
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European Child Guarantee can be EU’s answer to child poverty. [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-02-17 14:00
A staggering 22.7 million children live in poverty or social exclusion across the European Union. That’s one in four children in the EU. This is unacceptable for one of the most prosperous regions in the world.
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Struggling beekeepers undercut by cheap honey imports, says new report

Mon, 2020-02-17 12:08
European honey producers are calling for an emergency action plan to be put in place to keep the sector, pointing to a drop in production across the EU and a rise in cheap imports.
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CAP spending faces further €5bn cut in bloc’s budget blueprint

Mon, 2020-02-17 10:35
In the latest compromise proposal for the next EU 7-year spending plan, fresh money allocated on the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) were trimmed by €7.5 billion, only partly offset by a €2.5 billion increase in direct payments to farmers.
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Kazakhstan will remain ‘locomotive’ of Eurasian integration – President

Mon, 2020-02-17 08:58
Kazakhstan and Russia, which are among the founders of the EAEU, will continue to remain the “locomotives” of Eurasian integration, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the Munich Security Conference on Friday (15 February). Tokayev, who was elected last June...
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UK post-Brexit rules to ‘turn off tap’ of low-skilled foreign labor

Mon, 2020-02-17 08:25
Britain will “turn off the tap” of foreign, low-skilled labor and require all skilled workers wishing to come to the country to have a job offer and meet salary and language requirements as it sets post-Brexit rules from next year.
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Portugal’s EU Presidency to focus on relations with India

Mon, 2020-02-17 07:47
In today's edition of The Capitals, find out more about British Commission officials getting Irish passports, the Slovakian president speaking of tieing the rule of law with EU funding, Bulgarian trade unions opposing the European Green Deal, and so much more.
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Europe can win global battle for industrial data, Breton says

Mon, 2020-02-17 07:45
Europe may have lost the battle to create digital champions capable of taking on US and Chinese companies harvesting personal data, but it can win the war of industrial data, Europe's industry policy chief said on Saturday (15 February).
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SOFIA – Two trade unions oppose European Green Deal

Mon, 2020-02-17 07:41
The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) and the Podkrepa Confederation of Labour are ready to start protests against the European Green Deal. Although they are not against making the economy greener, they do not agree with the...
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BUDAPEST – Tough times for the economy, says Orbán

Mon, 2020-02-17 07:40
Hungary will cut taxes on labour and for small firms, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Sunday (16 February) as he warned of difficult times ahead for the country’s economy, Reuters reports. After having experienced a 4.9% growth rate for...
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DUBLIN – Irish Commission passports

Mon, 2020-02-17 07:39
Up to 60 British officials who work in the European Commission have obtained an Irish passport in order to continue working in Brussels, it has emerged. The news comes as concerns continue with regards to the downward trend in Irish...
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HELSINKI – Finnish Presidency on a shoestring budget

Mon, 2020-02-17 07:38
Finland managed to organise its rotating six-month EU Presidency last year on a two-thirds budget, as it only used €55 million of the €81.3 million allocated. Spending on the EU may not be the bottomless pit that its populist critics...
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VIENNA – Kurz supports international digital tax

Mon, 2020-02-17 07:37
On the margins of the Security Conference in Munich, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that European big tech companies should “contribute their fair share in taxes”. He also pointed out that Austria had already introduced a digital...
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PARIS – Government reshuffle after new setback for Macronists

Mon, 2020-02-17 07:36
Olivier Véran of Macron’s La République En Marche (LREM) was announced as new health minister on Sunday (16 February) evening, following the decision of Agnes Buzyn to be a candidate for the municipal elections in Paris. Buzyn will be replacing...
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