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The Brief – Words have power

Wed, 2020-06-03 15:02
During a press conference on the front steps of Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday (2 June), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked for his thoughts on US President Donald Trump’s call for military action against protesters. After painful...
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Belgium to exit lockdown, return to ‘new normal’

Wed, 2020-06-03 14:56
Belgium is set to enter Phase 3 of deconfinement measures next week, with a reopening of hotels, bars and restaurants and eased tourism restrictions, the National Security Council (CNS) said on Wednesday (3 June).
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UK lawmakers attack Johnson government over 14 day quarantine rules

Wed, 2020-06-03 14:52
Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government was on Wednesday (3 June) accused of acting too late and inflicting major damage on tourism after announcing that it will impose new quarantine requirements that force people arriving in the UK to self-isolate for 14 days from 8 June.
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Agriculture has fundamental role to play in fighting climate change, says French socialist MEP

Wed, 2020-06-03 14:09
In an interview with EURACTIV's partner Le Journal de l'environnement, French socialist MEP Éric Andrieu (S&D) said that climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic make it necessary to put agriculture back at the heart of the debate and to change the agricultural model with targeted tools and resources.
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Commission vows to break with troika-type conditions in recovery phase

Wed, 2020-06-03 12:54
It is increasingly evident that the European Commission has no intention to return to the tight cash-for-reform system to manage the recovery funds and that ‘hawkish’ member states could find it difficult to turn the proposed procedure into a troika-type oversight.
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Nord Stream 2: New decisions and clear consequences

Wed, 2020-06-03 12:38
On 15 May, the German regulator rejected an application from the gas import pipeline Nord Stream 2 for a derogation from new EU rules. Kim Talus looks at the ongoing judicial proceedings and the consequences of the decision.
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COVID-19 could be ‘straw that breaks meat industry’s back’ says new report

Wed, 2020-06-03 11:46
Nearly three-quarters of the world’s largest meat, fish and dairy companies have been graded as a ‘high' pandemic risk and criticised for their inability to prevent the emergence of new zoonotic diseases in a new report released on Wednesday (3 June).
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Germany to lift travel warning for Europe

Wed, 2020-06-03 11:17
On 15 June, the German travel warnings for EU countries including the extended Schengen area and UK will end, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Wednesday (3 June). EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Has COVID-19 increased the threat of bioterrorism in Europe?

Wed, 2020-06-03 11:15
As the global struggle to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerability of global societies to biological threats, both natural and manmade, experts have warned of a potential increase in the use of biological weapons, like viruses or bacteria, in a post-coronavirus world.
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Car emissions spike, as countries plan ‘cash for clunkers’ redux

Wed, 2020-06-03 10:52
Europe’s average CO2 emissions from new cars and vans increased again in 2018, according to data released on Wednesday (3 June) by the EU’s environment agency. National plans aimed at stimulating the sector could worsen those figures further.
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Illegal logging in Romania overwhelms authorities

Wed, 2020-06-03 10:46
Thousands of hectares have once again been cleared in one of Europe's last large primeval forests in Romania in recent months. The country's authorities are overwhelmed. EURACTIV's partner Ouest-France reports.
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European Nuclear Industry Open Letter: EU nuclear industry is ready to play an important part in supporting national and EU clean economic revival [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-06-03 10:00
Today the EU and the world are confronted by an unprecedented health and economic crisis and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic is rightly the immediate priority for everyone. The energy sector across the EU, with nuclear energy at its core, continues to play an important role in that effort - we are reliably maintaining essential power supplies, whilst ensuring the safety of our employees, customers, the public and the environment.
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Commission defends reinforced CAP budget to greening EU’s farming

Wed, 2020-06-03 09:44
It is very difficult to make EU's main farm policy greener when figures on the bottom line are red, said budget Commissioner Johannes Hahn in an attempt to uphold the latest proposal of increased spending for the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
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Europe tries to reassure Russia over Libya arms embargo mission

Wed, 2020-06-03 07:00
Europe tried to reassure Russia during a UN Security Conference video call Tuesday (2 June) after a French warship intercepted an oil tanker off the coast of Libya under an operation to halt the flow of arms to the North African country.
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US Ambassador to Serbia Anthony Godfrey has commented on the killing of George Floyd

Wed, 2020-06-03 06:57
US Ambassador to Serbia Anthony Godfrey has commented on the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man who died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.  “The deaths of George Floyd and others are tragic reminders of our...
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Serbia has only partially implemented two of recommendations of the Council of ECRI

Wed, 2020-06-03 06:57
Serbia has only partially implemented two of recommendations of the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI), according to ECRI’s press release published Tuesday (2 June). The two recommendations are linked to prohibiting the use of hate speech...
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Varhelyi heralds major investments in Western Balkans

Wed, 2020-06-03 06:56
EU Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on Tuesday (2 June) that major investments in economic growth linked to the COVID-19 recovery would be made to support the Western Balkans. Along with increasing EU guarantees up to €130 billion for investments...
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Is Austria dragging its feet on reopening Slovenia border?

Wed, 2020-06-03 06:55
Slovenes in Austria’s Carinthia region, united in the Slovenian Consensus for Constitutional Rights (SKUP) initiative, demand that Austria opens its border with Slovenia, writes the leading newspaper Delo. Austria has already announced the reopening of borders with Germany, Hungary, Czech...
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ZAGREB – Post-lockdown migrant pressure

Wed, 2020-06-03 06:54
The pressure of illegal migrants along the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in the northwestern Bosnian canton Una-Sana is rising as lockdown measures are being loosened, the local police authorities said on Tuesday (2 May). In the last...
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The Netherlands likely to scrap NATO spending target

Wed, 2020-06-03 06:54
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Croatia fearing the crossing of illegal migrants as lockdown measures are lifted, the Italian far-right organising protests against the coalition government, and so much more.
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