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Mutual recognition of European REITs can help Commission achieve Capital Markets Union goals [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-05-20 05:00
The European Public Real Estate Association has made the case that a Europe-wide agreement for member state REIT regimes to mutually recognise one another can help the European Commission achieve the Capital Markets Unions core objectives.
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The Brief – Angela, Emmanuel, Ursula and the others

Tue, 2020-05-19 15:05
The great French actor Michel Piccoli died yesterday. He will be remembered for iconic films such as ‘Vincent, François, Paul and the others’ in which he and his co-stars impersonated characters struggling with mid-life crises.
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EU meat and cars will face tariffs in no-deal scenario, warns UK

Tue, 2020-05-19 14:35
The UK will slap tariffs on EU meat and cars from January 2021 if a new trade agreement with the bloc is not finalised by the end of the year, Boris Johnson’s government said on Tuesday (19 May).
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One-third of animal species in Germany in bad shape, says new government report

Tue, 2020-05-19 14:29
One day before the European Commission unveils its new biodiversity strategy, Germany presented its national nature report, which stressed that while some populations are recovering, insects are now in very bad shape. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Breakthrough in Germany’s wind and solar energy dispute

Tue, 2020-05-19 13:41
Germany's grand coalition of Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD) on Monday (18 May) agreed on the abolition of the solar cap and an "opt-out solution" for a standard distance for wind turbines. This is a decisive milestone for the expansion of renewable energy in Germany, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU backs WHO as its members agree to independent probe of COVID-19 outbreak

Tue, 2020-05-19 13:00
World Health Organisation member states agreed on Tuesday (19 May) to an independent probe into the UN agency's handling of the coronavirus crisis. The agreement came with an EU-brokered resolution that called for multilateralism and was in stark contrast to US criticism of the body's actions during the pandemic.
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Croatia’s air links to Brussels dwindle during EU presidency

Tue, 2020-05-19 11:48
EU presidency holder Croatia saw its air links with Brussels slashed on Tuesday (19 May) when Brussels Airlines released a restructuring of its routes. Under the new network map, neither Zagreb nor the coastal city of Zadar will be served by the embattled carrier.
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Germans more estranged from the US due to COVID-19, new poll finds

Tue, 2020-05-19 11:30
Negative feelings towards the United States in Germany are growing quickly in the pandemic era, according to a new poll, which also indicated a shift in public opinion towards Beijing.
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EU’s ‘Clean Hydrogen Alliance’ must focus on renewables, greens insist

Tue, 2020-05-19 10:59
The European Commission’s "Clean Hydrogen Alliance," expected to be launched in the summer, should focus primarily on ensuring that renewables-based hydrogen becomes cheaper than fossil alternatives, campaigners argue.
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Distilling the spirit of sustainability [Promoted content]

Tue, 2020-05-19 10:00
As the Commission launches the Farm to Fork and furthers the Green Deal, spiritsEUROPE urges the policymakers to take note of efforts already underway by sectors like their own and find ways to encourage and incentivise these efforts and provide certainty and stability in these difficult times.
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Coronavirus outbreak exposing vulnerabilities in the EU meat sector

Tue, 2020-05-19 09:56
After multiple outbreaks of coronavirus brought meat-processing plants to a standstill across the US, a similar trend has started to be seen across the EU, with potentially damaging consequences for the sector.
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Fiat’s Dutch courage, voucher villains & boar on the floor

Tue, 2020-05-19 09:07
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Coronavirus creates repair headache for oil and gas industry

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:56
The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted maintenance at oil and gas projects and refineries from Russia’s Far East to the coast of Canada, storing up problems for an industry already reeling from slumping prices, analysts say.
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Franco-German couple sets eyes on EU health sovereignty

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:56
A joint COVID-19 recovery proposal put forward by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (18 May) calls for a new European approach to health crises, aiming for greater EU sovereignty on medical products and pharmaceuticals.
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Uzbekistan pushes back against Russian criticism over language policy

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:32
Uzbekistan on Monday (18 May) pushed back against Russian criticism of its plans to enforce the use of the Uzbek language in the civil service, in a rare rebuke of Moscow by Tashkent amid otherwise warm ties.
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Rome opposes ‘blacklisting’ and bilateral deals on tourism

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:25
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Czechs possibly being able to travel to Greece for the summer without being tested for coronavirus, the Franco-German €500 billion recovery initiative for Europe, and so much more.
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Serbia has not yet decided whether to continue the EU accession process under a new methodology

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:25
Serbia has not yet decided whether to continue the EU accession process under a new methodology because its European partners are yet to explain clearly what the new methodology entails, the Serbian minister in charge of the country’s accession to...
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BELGRADE – Elections could be sidelined if coronavirus-related problems occur

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:24
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić said on Monday that “the election will no longer be the top issue” if there were more problems related to the coronavirus and the number of infected persons rose. “If things remain under control the election...
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LJUBLJANA – Slovenia to launch two satellites in June

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:23
Slovenian satellites Trisat and Nemo HD will fly into space on 19 June, Vesolje-SI, the Slovenian Centre of Excellence for Space Sciences, where Nemo HD was produced, confirmed to STA news agency. Preparations for the launch, which has been postponed...
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ZAGREB – Parliament dissolved

Tue, 2020-05-19 06:22
Croatia’s 151-seat parliament ended its last session on Monday (18 May) as the majority voted for its dissolution with 105 in favour, eight against and four abstentions. It is now up to President Zoran Milanović to determine the date of...
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