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Suspension of Suez Canal traffic deepens global container crunch

Fri, 2021-03-26 07:05
The suspension of traffic through the Suez Canal has deepened problems for shipping lines that were already facing disruption and delays in supplying retail goods to consumers, shipping sources said.
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European political parties play a key role now and in the future

Fri, 2021-03-26 07:00
The Conference on the Future of Europe should not be a PR exercise but a genuine people’s convention to deliberate all the tough issues we face together and to hear what citizens expect from Europe, argues Hans van Baalen.
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Bulgaria revises COVID-19 measures in five hours

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:48
Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the Bulgarian government changed the country’s COVID-19 measures for the first time in 10 days on Thursday, allowing large non-food stores to open if they limit their capacity,  but changed measures again just a mere five...
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Croatia extends job-keeping aid through April

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:48
The Croatian government adopted a proposal to prolong its job-keeping aid for sectors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout April on Thursday, saying that 10 billion kunas (€1.3 billion) had been granted for that purpose, covering around 120,000 employers and...
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Slovenia’s parliament rejects no-confidence vote against culture minister

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:46
Slovenia’s National Assembly rejected a motion of no confidence against Culture Minister Vasko Simoniti, with 43 votes in favour of his dismissal and 40 against, but still falling short of the majority of 46 votes needed. Three MPs of the...
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European Parliament adopts Serbia’s EU progress report

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:44
The European Parliament adopted on Thursday the report of MEP Vladimir Bilčík on Serbia’s progress towards EU accession, seeing 538 MEPs voting in favour of the report, 69 voting against, and 79 abstaining. In the report based on the European Commission’s report...
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EU partners count on ‘wisdom’ of Montenegrin leaders to see past friction, says French ambassador

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:41
We are counting on the wisdom of the speaker of parliament and the prime minister, and the ability of the leaders of political parties to see the essence when they go through mutual frictions due to the change of government...
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Political rallies as election campaign starts in Tirana

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:40
As the biggest opposition Democratic Party (DP) and the governing Socialist Party (SP) started their campaigns on Thursday evening, the public took to the streets to show support. To prevent clashes between supporters of the two parties, law enforcement cordoned...
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Minister: Spain has absorbed 50% of current EU structural funds

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:34
Spain has absorbed 50% of its allocated European Union structural and investment funds for the 2014-20 period, the country's finance minister, María Jesús Montero, has said. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
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Foreign vaccine-seekers flock to Serbia for COVID-19 shots

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:33
Elma jumped in her car with her mother and brother as soon as she heard that Serbia was offering free COVID-19 vaccines to foreigners, and made the five-hour trip from her home in Bosnia to queue up for a shot.
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Brussels rules out double carbon compensation for EU steelmakers

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:22
The European Commission has made it clear that industries covered by the EU’s upcoming carbon border levy will no longer receive free CO2 allowances under the bloc’s carbon market, the emissions trading scheme (EU ETS).
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MEPs rue lack of GDPR sanctions issued by Irish data authority

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:17
MEPs have said that "a lack of political will and resources" had resulted in a laggard approach to enforcement of the EU's general data protection regulation (GDPR), singling out in particular the lack of sanctions dished out by the Irish data protection authority.
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EU dangles carrots for Turkey if ‘de-escalation sustained’

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:13
European Union leaders are ready to boost cooperation with Turkey if a "current de-escalation is sustained", they said in a video summit on Thursday (25 March) following a spike in tensions.
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Barroso calls for more European support for global vaccination

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:06
President of the Global Alliance for Vaccines (Gavi), José Manuel Barroso, on Thursday called on the European Union to accelerate access to vaccines in developing countries by increasing multilateral contributions and donating excess doses through the Covax platform. “We have...
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SUP Directive and marine litter – an industry commitment across all sectors [Promoted content]

Fri, 2021-03-26 06:00
The European Commission is currently working on the drafting of the Single-Use Plastics Directive Guidelines, the main purpose of which is to clarify which products are to be considered included in the scope of the Directive. The actual function performed by the plastic component in the product should represent the fundamental criterion, together with the likelihood of the product to be improperly discarded.
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EU says after Biden meeting: Let’s safeguard global security together

Fri, 2021-03-26 05:43
The European Union and the United States must together safeguard global security, democracy and stability, European Council President Charles Michel said on Thursday (25 March) after chairing an EU summit that US President Joe Biden joined briefly. Michel said the...
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Dutch PM sees UK, EU coming to vaccine deal soon

Fri, 2021-03-26 05:00
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Thursday (25 March) that London and Brussels could agree a deal on vaccine sharing by the weekend “or soon after” to avoid the imposition of an EU embargo. But he said that if Brussels...
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African countries deem EU carbon border levy ‘protectionist’

Thu, 2021-03-25 16:37
Some African countries consider the EU's planned carbon border adjustment mechanism to be "protectionist". That was the upshot of a conference organised by the French government on Tuesday (23 March), where the challenges such a mechanism would cause developing countries were discussed. EURACTIV France reports.
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Unbalanced hate: Lack of data abets geography of discrimination in Europe

Thu, 2021-03-25 16:05
A lack of equalities data across the EU contributes to structural and institutional inequalities, stakeholders say. The European Commission has promised to pursue better data collection on race and ethnicity to better tackle discrimination. “Over the past few years, we...
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Where is discrimination in Europe?

Thu, 2021-03-25 16:00
According to available data from the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and other organisations, encroachments on fundamental rights are widespread in European countries.
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