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UK employers urge Johnson not to sacrifice services in EU deal

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:54
Britain must not exclude its huge services industry from a planned trade deal with the European Union as the price for reclaiming control over its economy, a group representing British employers said on Monday (24 February).
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Italy loath to suspend Schengen despite coronavirus cases soar

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:51
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the outcome to the state elections in Hamburg, Italy dealing wth now about 150 coronavirus case, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Serbia confirms Russian anti-aircraft defence systems

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:48
Serbian Defence Minister Aleksandar Vulin confirmed that the first two of a total of six Russian anti-aircraft defence systems Pantsir-S1 Serbia ordered from Moscow arrived on Saturday (22 February) at the military Airport near Belgrade. On its way from Moscow,...
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ZAGREB – Extra effort needed to reach compromise on EU budget

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:47
“EU member states will have to put in an extra effort to reach a compromise on the Multiannual Financial Framework, and at this summit, the time was not ripe for that, “ said Croatian PM Andrej Plenković after a marathon...
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BUDAPEST – Us diplomat: “We do not support either Soros or Orban”

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:46
“The campaign against American-Hungarian financier George Soros was not due to anti-Semitism,” US ambassador to Hungary David B. Cornstein whose maternal grandparents emigrated from Hungary told 24.hu. It was “…an anti-liberal campaign in a conservative-friendly environment. The point is not...
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How is tech revolutionising the agricultural sector?

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:45
High-tech is gaining ground in the age-old world of agriculture and agricultural innovations have gradually revolutionised work in the fields and on the farm in recent years.
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‘Agri-tech’ spreading like wildfire across French farms

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:45
Technology can already be found everywhere on French farms, but the so-called "agri-tech" trend wants to push innovation even further. Two hundred fifty of France's start-ups are already specialising in agriculture and working towards developing software, drones, robots, artificial intelligence and satellites. EURACTIV France reports.
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WARSAW – Duda is vulnerable?

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:44
Ahead of May presidential elections set to take place in May, the polls have started to deteriorate for the incumbent, Pis-backed, Andrzej Duda. The current president still holds a safe lead over his closest rival, Małgorzata Kidawa-Błońska, but the distance...
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Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are set to meet this week

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:43
Mainstream parties Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are set to meet this week in a bid to hammer out a possible deal on forming a government following the recent general election, which saw Sinn Féin make considerable gains.   For their...
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VIENNA – Partyless Strache announces comeback

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:41
The former vice-chancellor and leader of far-right (FPÖ), Heinz-Christian Strache, announced his return to the political scene as candidate for the Viennese elections in October 2020 with his own – as yet unnamed – party. As Austria’s most influential far-right...
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Italy loath to suspend Schengen despite coronavirus cases soar

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:40
With the number of cases topping 150, Italy is facing the worst coronavirus outbreak outside Asia. Entire towns in the Northern part of the country were locked down, while schools were closed and public events, such as the iconic Venice...
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Erdogan announces Syria summit with France, Germany and Russia

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:31
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Saturday (22 February) said he would hold a summit with the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on 5 March to discuss the escalating violence in Syria's last rebel enclave of Idlib.
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EU police plan massive facial recognition database

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:27
Police forces in the European Union are planning to establish an interconnected bloc-wide network of facial recognition databases, leaked documents reveal.
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Serbian democracy under attack

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:24
Democracy in Serbia is under attack by self-appointed opposition leaders who are calling for a boycott of the April elections, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić argues in this opinion piece written exclusively for EURACTIV.
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New Kosovo PM ready to revoke tariffs for Serbian goods

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:18
A few years ago, the newly elected Kosovo prime minister overturned Serbian trucks. But Albin Kurti now says he is ready to revoke tariffs introduced by his predecessor on Serbian goods.
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Finland joins Portugal and France in alleviating Greece’s migrant burden

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:15
Finland will help Greece, Cyprus and Malta by taking 175 refugees from the camps and reception centres in these countries. With this move, Finland joins France and Portugal which made similar decisions previously.
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Last year the EU slashed single-use plastics. Now it needs to do the same for all other resources

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:15
Last year the EU passed ambitious new laws to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics. That same thinking now needs to be applied to the economy as a whole, argues Meadhbh Bolger, saying Europe can get started by setting targets in its upcoming Circular Economy Action Plan.
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Is Germany’s digital ministry just a ‘phantom debate’?

Mon, 2020-02-24 07:11
The conservative CDU/CSU union is demanding a new digital ministry. While the discussion is not new, the union's coalition partner, the Socialist Party (SPD), is saying that institutes are already dealing with digital issues, they are just underfunded.  EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Embracing technology to feed a growing world

Mon, 2020-02-24 06:59
It is time for America and Europe to work together to solve the next great challenge facing us - to produce enough food, with fewer inputs, to feed a growing world population - which means embracing innovation and technology in a safe, sustainable agriculture, writes Sonny Perdue.
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Belgian prime minister reacts to controversial Aalst Carnival

Mon, 2020-02-24 06:59
A year after sparking controversy and a wave of international protests over anti-Semitism, the Aalst Carnival organisers brought back anti-Semitic caricatures to the annual parade. For the first time, Belgium's prime minister stepped into the debate and asked legal institutions to determine if the laws had been broken.
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