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German trade unionist: Stronger worker participation helps in times of crisis

Fri, 2020-04-03 08:39
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a rapid transformation of the workplace at a time when digitalisation and the Green Deal were beginning to restructure entire industries. In an interview with EURACTIV, trade unionist Karin Erhard describes how workers should go forward in these uncertain times and how a strong system of codetermination can help chart the way.
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A resilient EU economy must be built on strong local communities

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:54
The political and economic measures taken to revive our economy following the Corona crisis need to ensure long-term resilience of the system. Strengthening local communities will be the key to achieving this objective, says Dirk Vansintjan.
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EU tells insurers to suspend dividends, avoid bonuses in pandemic

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:53
Insurers and reinsurers in the EU should temporarily suspend dividends and share buybacks, and consider postponing bonuses as well to ensure continuity in services during the coronavirus pandemic, the bloc's insurance regulator said on Thursday (2 April).
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Serbia to bring in Russian experts to help fight coronavirus

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:41
Serbia will bring in Russian doctors and experts to help it fight the coronavirus outbreak and undertake a major disinfection effort, President Aleksandar Vučić said on Thursday (2 April).
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Lithuania says Belarus could be ‘uncontrolled hotspot’ of COVID-19

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:34
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Czech PM Andrej Babiš completely dismissing the CJEU's decision on migration relocation, all Italian students being given a pass because of coronavirus, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Foreign Minister Dacic says China helped Serbia the most

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:31
China has so far helped Serbia the most in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic and Russia is preparing to deliver aid, said Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Thursday (2 April).  “This is a fact at this time and...
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ZAGREB – Finally, unanimity

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:30
The government has adopted the second round of economic measures designed to ease the burden that the private sector is experiencing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Croatian PM Andrej Plenković announced that his cabinet has decided to postpone the procurement of...
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Sinkevicius: Commission’s measures bring relief to troubled EU fisheries

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:29
The new support mechanism for the temporary storage of fishery and aquaculture products for human consumption will foster greater market stability and reduce the risk of having such products wasted or redirected to non-human food purposes, Fisheries Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.com
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LONDON – COVID testing pledge under fire

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:28
The government’s promised to conduct 100,000 coronavirus tests a day in England by the end of April, has come under fire over the lack of clarity and detail about how it will be reached. The new target includes swab tests,...
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HELSINKI – New fighter planes in a new light

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:27
Finland is about to decide the successor to its current Hornet fighter plane fleet in 2021 but an expected recession and budget cuts in many sectors are casting doubt over the purchase. The rethink comes as no surprise since the...
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BRUSSELS – Mask update and future lockdown phase-out

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:24
Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès (MR) and several of her ministers appeared before the Belgian parliament on Thursday for the first tim after Belgium’s National Security Council (CNS) had to extend the coronavirus containment measures by two weeks until 19 April. Asked...
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Slovenia confirms €3 billion package to help overcome coronavirus

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:15
The Slovenian parliament on Thursday (2 April) approved measures worth about €3 billion, or 6% of GDP, to help companies and individuals overcome the coronavirus epidemic.
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UN chief: Post-coronavirus world will be even more digital

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:15
The post-coronavirus world will be different and much more digital than before, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told EURACTIV’s partner EuroEFE in an interview. Guterres also called for safeguards to ensure that the societal control mechanisms developed to combat...
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Hungary seeks to clamp down on transgender rights, sparking EU protests

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:10
A draft Hungarian law to bar citizens from legally changing their gender sparked protest on Thursday (2 April) with EU lawmakers and the Council of Europe warning of greater discrimination if it passes.
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Lessons in leadership… for the EU

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:05
South Korea is an inspiration for fighting the coronavirus and the UN chief is exemplary for global leadership, at a time when the US is incapacitated, and the EU -- still in need of unity, writes Stavros Papagianneas.
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Tweets of the Week: Hungary, EU Aid, D.I.Y. Art

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:03
Orban’s audacity is right off the chart; an EU support scheme will everyone take part?; and a bored lockdown world makes its own art.
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Politics aside, US relies on China supplies to fight virus

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:00
US politicians have voiced fury over Beijing's handling of the coronavirus crisis but they face a harsh truth -- the United States desperately needs China's supplies.
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NATO tasks top commander to speed up medical aid in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Fri, 2020-04-03 05:34
NATO foreign ministers on Thursday (2 April) tasked Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Tod Wolters with coordinating the air transport of medical equipment and personnel to fight the “invisible enemy’. “NATO was created to deal with crises, so we...
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EU justice chief urges US tech giants to halt virus clickbaits

Fri, 2020-04-03 05:30
EU justice chief Vera Jourova on Thursday criticized U.S. tech giants such as Google and Facebook for making money off coronavirus-related fake news instead of putting in more efforts to stop the deluge.
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Von der Leyen ‘concerned’ over Hungary virus emergency law

Fri, 2020-04-03 04:55
European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen expressed "particular" concern on Thursday (2 April) over a coronavirus emergency law in Hungary that has given nationalist premier Viktor Orbán sweeping powers.
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