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Open letters to Commission call for action in Polish rule of law dispute

Thu, 2018-06-14 10:37
Two separate letters, signed by MEPs across the political spectrum and former Polish leaders, demand that the Commission take swift action to halt a controversial judiciary reform in Poland, already closely watched by Brussels for fears that it threatens the basic democratic rules.
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Military industry fund could encourage development and export of controversial weaponry

Thu, 2018-06-14 08:55
The EU is about to agree a shared military industry fund which will give billions to arms companies and exacerbate the global arms race. Presented as a key step to strengthen the EU, instead, it enshrines renewed prevalence of national interests in a hard-security context, writes Laëtitia Sédou.
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Turkey organises busloads of AKP supporters to vote in Bulgaria

Thu, 2018-06-14 06:29
The Bulgarian public channel bTV released footage of busloads of Turkish nationals of Bulgarian origin, coming to their country of birth to vote for the 24 June election.
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Eurogroup nears debt deal for Greek bail-out exit

Thu, 2018-06-14 06:09
Greece and its creditors are getting closer to a deal on a debt relief package to be sealed during the next Eurogroup meeting on 21 June, senior EU officials said on Wednesday (13 June).
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Truck drivers could pay the price for EU compromise on posted workers

Thu, 2018-06-14 05:18
Two draft laws which will be voted on during the European Parliament's plenary session on Thursday (14 June) could lead to more job insecurity for lorry drivers. reports.
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Serbia launches probe into 1999 NATO bombing

Thu, 2018-06-14 05:13
Almost two decades after the NATO bombing of Serbia, local authorities there have launched an investigation to determine whether depleted uranium bombs were used, which could explain in surge in autoimmune diseases. reports.
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Expert: Drug remuneration based on outcome should include distributors

Thu, 2018-06-14 05:08
The adoption of an outcome-based approach regarding the remuneration of medicines should take into account the entire chain, including the distributors, René Jenny, President of the European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP), told
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Germany’s Maas unveils vision for post-Atlantic Europe

Thu, 2018-06-14 04:31
Germany's foreign minister called for the European Union to become a more self-confident global actor, prepared to take counter-measures when the United States crosses "red lines" and able to respond to Russian threats and Chinese growth.
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EU strikes deal on 32% renewable energy target and palm oil ban after all-night session

Thu, 2018-06-14 04:14
Talks on renewable energy policy in Europe reached un unexpected breakthrough early this morning after negotiators from the European Parliament and  EU member states were able to reach a compromise on a 32% headline objective and a complete phase out of palm oil use in transport by 2030.
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New EU ‘Peace fund’ could buy weapons for Africa

Thu, 2018-06-14 04:12
The EU wants to pay for military equipment, including lethal weaponry, for partner countries in crisis zones such as Africa's Sahel region as part of a €10.5-billion "peace facility" launched on Wednesday (13 June).
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May defeats final Brexit challenges in parliament

Wed, 2018-06-13 21:00
Prime Minister Theresa May defeated the final challenges to her EU Withdrawal Bill in parliament on Wednesday (13 June) after 48 hours of drama in Westminster.
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Commission urges EU countries to publicly blame states behind cyber attacks

Wed, 2018-06-13 17:12
EU countries have been encouraged to name and shame foreign states that sponsor cybersecurity attacks, in an unusually outspoken announcement from the European Commission.
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EU to hike migration spending in development aid overhaul

Wed, 2018-06-13 16:25
The European Commission will set out its plans to dramatically increase spending on migration control on Thursday (14 June), as part of its overhaul of EU development spending between 2021 and 2027.
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Timmermans on Poland: Changes are ‘not sufficient’

Wed, 2018-06-13 15:30
Polish authorities need to address key concerns of the Commission over the independence of the country's judiciary by the end of the month, Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans told the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg on Wednesday (13 June).
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The Brief – Anti-system diplomacy? Let’s have more!

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:56
On the same day, 12 June 2018, anti-system politicians in two wildly different spots of the globe did their best to solve the world’s most complicated conundrums.
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Parliament demands EU institutions ban Kaspersky Lab cybersecurity products

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:56
A broad majority of EU lawmakers backed the resolution on Wednesday (13 June), which sets the European Parliament’s approach to a European cyber defence policy, an area where EU institutions have been moving to step up their work.
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France asks for more coordination between European expertise agencies

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:24
European expertise agencies, the kingpins of solidarity policy, want to work more together in order to establish themselves as true competitors in the face of United Nations agencies, especially in the field of security. reports.
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MS Aquarius reveals a strained Dublin system

Wed, 2018-06-13 14:05
The refusal of Italy and Malta to take in the rescue ship Aquarius packed with migrants this week has shone a light on the flaws of European solidarity and underlined the urgent need to reform the Dublin asylum system. reports.
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Bulgaria to launch joint application to euro waiting room and Banking union

Wed, 2018-06-13 13:13
Bulgaria will seek to join both the eurozone’s two-year waiting period and the bloc’s banking union within a year, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov said on Tuesday (12 June). Unlike bigger and richer EU countries that still use their own currency,...
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Commission to hike EU investment in defence innovation

Wed, 2018-06-13 12:28
The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (June 13) to hike from €90 million to €13 billion the budgetary funds earmarked for strengthening the EU's strategic autonomy in collective security by boosting cross-border research and innovation in the field of defence.
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