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Sassoli to Orbán: you are welcome to debate but come in person

Tue, 2020-05-12 17:33
European Parliament President David Sassoli has welcomed the Hungarian government's wish to present its point of view during a debate on Budapest's controversial coronavirus law but said Prime Minister Viktor Orbán should personally come to Brussels and take part in the discussions on Thursday (14 May).
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The Brief, powered by IPA Europe – Climate hawks vs doves

Tue, 2020-05-12 14:33
The battle against the coronavirus outbreak tops most fight cards but there are climate brawls to be had too. Some are in progress, while others are only just beginning. Better strap yourselves in before the hawks and doves go to war.
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MEPs chart path for a European approach to Artificial Intelligence

Tue, 2020-05-12 13:46
EU lawmakers debated the bloc's approach to regulating Artificial Intelligence technologies on Tuesday (12 May), in an effort to chart a path for how the EU will manage the onset of next-generation technologies.
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Little is known of how COVID-19 will fare in summer weather conditions

Tue, 2020-05-12 13:42
Could France witness a second COVID-19 wave this summer? For now, this is difficult to decide since the possible pandemic rebound will depend on how the virus responds to summer weather conditions. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'environnement reports.
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MEP Giegold on infringement: Germans in top positions must show the way

Tue, 2020-05-12 11:46
Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen may have to be tough on Germany and possibly launch infringement procedures to avoid accusations of being soft on her home country, particularly ahead of Berlin's upcoming EU presidency, according to Green MEP Sven Giegold, who had demanded explanations on the issue. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Brussels Airlines to cut staff, fleet and destinations

Tue, 2020-05-12 10:17
Brussels Airline announced a major restructuring of its business on Tuesday (12 May), including job cuts that could affect 1,000 employees, a reduction in fleet size and a smaller network of destinations.
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Tackling tropical deforestation: The need for EU leadership

Tue, 2020-05-12 10:00
The EU's commitment to introduce mandatory due diligence standards on companies importing products linked to environmental damage and human rights abuses deserves praise, write Darragh Conway and Alison Hoare. It now must be followed through, they argue.
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Europe’s soft drinks industry reduces calories and sugar by 22.5% from 2000-2017 [Promoted content]

Tue, 2020-05-12 10:00
Europe’s soft drinks companies have made significant investments in reformulation and new product development to reduce sugar and calories. No- and low-calorie versions now represent some 24 % of sales across Europe.
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E-Timmermans, cycling’s revolution & Dinky’s disaster

Tue, 2020-05-12 09:08
Welcome to EURACTIV’s weekly Transport Brief – your one port of call for all the news moving the world and much more!
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Sefcovic calls for fair EU market access in China to ‘increase trust’ after COVID-19

Tue, 2020-05-12 08:26
European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič has renewed calls for European firms to gain fair market access in China after the global public health crisis has been reigned in, in an effort to restore trust and confidence.
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EU urges national governments to take the lead on ‘green’ state aid

Tue, 2020-05-12 07:14
The European Union's top climate official encouraged governments on Monday to attach green conditions to public support for coronavirus-hit companies, after the bloc's executive opted not to do so at the EU level.
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Kyriakides: No mandatory front-of-pack labelling in the Farm to Fork

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:50
Food Safety Commissioner Stella Kyriakides scaled back the ambition of the EU's new food policy during a meeting with agriculture MEPs on Monday (11 May), revealing that it will not provide a compulsory EU-wide nutritional food label scheme.
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France ready to welcome back car industry in exchange for state aid

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:40
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Czechs no longer having to wear facemasks, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire telling French carmakers to relocate to France if they want state aid, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Serbian-German cooperation in peacekeeping missions

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:36
On Monday (11 May), Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin met in Belgrade with the German ambassador to Serbia, Thomas Schieb, to discuss bilateral cooperation in peacekeeping missions and multinational operations under the auspices of the EU. Minister Vulin thanked for...
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ZAGREB – Big hit on the economy

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:35
Croatia’s tourism council expects that by the end of the year only 30% of last year’s turnover will be achieved in the sector, which is considered to be one of the bedrocks of the country’s economy. The ministry recalled that...
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BRATISLAVA – Shops on Sunday – open or closed?

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:34
As part of the government’s measures to curb the spread of coronavirus, the government decided that shops which were allowed to operate under the lockdown (groceries, pharmacies, drugstores, etc) would be closed on Sundays for sanitation reasons and for employees...
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BUDAPEST – COVID-19 mostly brought from Europe

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:33
European, Taiwanese and American sources have simultaneously brought the novel coronavirus to Hungarian soil, according to a study from the University of Pécs, which was based on a representative sample of the virus’ presence in the country.  For more on...
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HELSINKI – Taxation becoming the new ‘hot potato’

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:31
To finance the Finnish welfare state after the coronavirus crisis, 24% of Finns favour raising taxes, 18% want to see social services cut and 6% want to raise the retirement age, according to a survey published on Monday (11 May),...
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LONDON – More clarity on lockdown easing

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:30
The UK will begin the slow process of easing confinement measures this week and Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (11 May) told MPs that people should exercise “good, solid, British common sense” in adapting their lives to the next...
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BRUSSELS – A summer by the Belgian sea?

Tue, 2020-05-12 06:29
Mayors of Belgium’s coastal municipalities agreed to follow the guidelines of the National Security Council for reopening the beaches, after disagreement over when and how to allow tourists to return to the seaside. According to the deconfinement plan, coastal tourism...
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