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The ECB Strategy Review – exorcising the ghosts of crises past

Thu, 2020-11-26 06:29
The European Central Bank's strategy review is a chance for the EU to exorcise its past mistakes in developing monetary union, writes Anna Peychev.
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New EU data brokers won’t have to be European, Commission says

Thu, 2020-11-26 06:26
The European Commission has decided against imposing geographical restrictions on the establishment of so-called 'data sharing services,' as part of ambitious new plans laid out in the executive's landmark Data Governance Act.
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Hungarian, Polish PMs to discuss EU budget veto

Thu, 2020-11-26 06:04
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will hold talks with his Polish counterpart in Budapest Thursday (26 November) on their recent EU budget veto, as Orbán suggested a possible solution to the row.
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Benchmarking Europe’s road networks: aiming for excellence [Promoted content]

Thu, 2020-11-26 06:00
The Conference of European Directors of Roads (CEDR) has published its latest biannual Performance Report which summarises the performance of the TEN-T road network. Despite increased traffic, road safety levels remain extremely high on motorways remaining steady since 2015.
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‘We have to be observers’ in Kazakh elections, MEP says

Thu, 2020-11-26 05:49
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Parliament has yet to decide whether it will send observers to Kazakhstan's parliamentary elections in January.
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Paris train gunman tells court he was looking for ‘US soldiers, people from EU Commission’

Thu, 2020-11-26 05:45
The Moroccan gunman on trial for an attempted terror attack on a Paris-bound train five years ago said Wednesday (25 November) he had aimed at the heads of American soldiers but could not shoot.
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Off the pistes: Germany seeks to keep EU ski resorts shut

Thu, 2020-11-26 05:27
Germany will seek a deal with European partners to close ski slopes through to early January due to coronavirus, setting it on a collision course with resort operators and Austria ahead of the crucial Christmas holiday season.
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Hundreds face life in prison in trial over Turkey’s 2016 attempted coup

Thu, 2020-11-26 05:13
A Turkish court will hand down verdicts Thursday (26 November) to nearly 500 suspects in one of the main trials stemming from the bloody 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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Irish PM says “good result” in UK trade talks possible, EU chief says ready for no-deal

Thu, 2020-11-26 04:30
Ireland’s prime minister said on Wednesday (25 November) there was still time for a “good result” in trade talks between Britain and the European Union, though the bloc’s chief executive said the risk of a no-deal split on 31 December...
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The Brief, powered by Facebook – On trade, politics is still king

Wed, 2020-11-25 15:56
The European Commission likes to proclaim itself a defender and promoter of free trade and the review of EU trade policy, the public consultation on which closed last week, is only likely to double down on that promise. But the...
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EU ponders new incentives for novel antibiotics

Wed, 2020-11-25 15:55
The European Commission will examine specific incentives and a new pricing system to develop innovative antibiotics in its pharmaceutical strategy, in a bid to take a more ambitious stance against the rising threat of anti-microbial resistance (AMR).
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Brazil rejects UN biodiversity Conference budget, putting COP15 at risk

Wed, 2020-11-25 15:26
Brazil voted against the 2021 budget of the UN Biodiversity Conference last week and a new text is due to be proposed this Wednesday, but the clock is ticking. EURACTIV France reports.
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16 days to shine a light on violence against women in Europe [Promoted content]

Wed, 2020-11-25 15:00
An increase in violence against women and girls is one of the hidden consequences of the COVID-19 crisis. According to UN Women, calls to helplines have increased five-fold in some countries as more people stay at home to counter the...
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Turkey, Russia discuss involving other countries in Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire efforts

Wed, 2020-11-25 14:31
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday (25 November) he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had discussed the possibility of involving other countries in efforts to maintain a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Car gatecrashes into Merkel’s office

Wed, 2020-11-25 14:15
A car with slogans scrawled on its sides crashed into the gate of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday (25 November) and police arrested the driver, a Reuters witness said.
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Diversity in media sector: Still lots of room for improvement

Wed, 2020-11-25 14:11
Europe’s newsrooms are still predominantly white and middle-class, though societies are changing at a rapid speed. Experts are calling on the sector to change and enable journalists to reflect the society they are reporting about.
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EU drafts deal to upgrade 2030 climate change target next month

Wed, 2020-11-25 14:07
The European Union has drafted a deal aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, against 1990 levels, a target it hopes its 27 members will endorse at a summit next month.
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African envoys head for Ethiopia where thousands of war dead reported

Wed, 2020-11-25 13:58
African Union envoys headed to Ethiopia hours before a government ultimatum was to expire for northern forces to surrender in a three-week war that has shaken the region and killed thousands of Tigrayan fighters according to one report.
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EU ombudsman criticises BlackRock contract

Wed, 2020-11-25 13:46
The EU’s ombudsman on Wednesday (25 November) reproached the European Commission for a contract with BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset manager, to study sustainable finance regulations which raised conflict-of-interest questions. Emily O’Reilly, whose role is to be an ethics watchdog...
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No time for empty promises: Europe must lead on harmful fisheries subsidies

Wed, 2020-11-25 13:15
The European Union (EU) claims to be a leader in sustainability and multilateral cooperation. But so far in the World Trade Organization’s fisheries subsidies talks, the EU has failed to lead. With the talks facing an end of year deadline, Europe has just six weeks to take the reins, write Rashid Sumaila and Daniel Pauly.
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