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Irish High court freezes probe into Facebook’s EU-U.S. data flows

Tue, 2020-09-15 05:00
Ireland’s High Court on Monday temporarily froze a probe by Facebook’s lead European Union regulator that threatened to halt the U.S. social media giant’s transatlantic data flows, a court spokesman said.
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Greek government accuses migrants of ‘burning’ Moria camp

Tue, 2020-09-15 04:58
Greece on Monday (14 September) accused migrants of deliberately burning their overcrowded camp last week on Lesbos island, where hundreds reluctantly moved to a new temporary site with "no showers or mattresses".
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EU, China make progress on investment deal despite human rights tensions

Mon, 2020-09-14 16:38
The leaders of the EU and China agreed to speed up negotiations to conclude a long-standing investment deal during a virtual summit on Monday (14 September), despite Europe's lingering concerns over Beijing’s human rights record and its treatment of Hong Kong.
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Commission to withdraw ETS exemptions to clear path for carbon border tax

Mon, 2020-09-14 14:30
The European Commission plans to withdraw free allowances given to polluting industries under the EU’s emission trading system (ETS) to approve a carbon border adjustment mechanism, the Commission's executive vice-president, Valdis Dombrovskis, said on Monday (14 September).
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The Brief, powered by Eurogas – Hagia Sophia in Cyprus: when Eurocrats ruin Europe

Mon, 2020-09-14 14:25
Europe’s unification process was never going to be an easy task. When there are economic imbalances among EU member states, when the creation of an ‘EU identity’ clashes with different cultures, the integration process is faced with difficulties. But with...
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Ammonia: The missing link in the hydrogen story?

Mon, 2020-09-14 14:04
Hydrogen has become a central element of EU plans to reach net-zero emission by mid-century. The hydrogen strategy relies partly on imports of hydrogen produced from places like North Africa, the Arabic Peninsula and Ukraine. How will this work in practice?
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Europe’s health after COVID-19

Mon, 2020-09-14 13:48
Many EU countries are now experiencing the second wave of the COVID-10 pandemic and it seems that the lack of Europe-wide coordination that marked the first wave is still there.
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Seventy-one MEPs ask EU member states to finally break silos in COVID-19 crisis

Mon, 2020-09-14 13:26
Seventy-one lawmakers from the major political groups in the European Parliament have called on EU member states and the Commission to end fragmentation and improve coordination in order to better tackle the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Google aims to run on carbon-free energy by 2030

Mon, 2020-09-14 13:25
Google aims to power its data centers and offices 24-7 using solely carbon-free electricity by 2030, its chief executive said, building on its previous goal of matching its energy use with 100% renewable energy.
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Major human rights abuses against Roma seen during lockdown measures

Mon, 2020-09-14 13:11
European Romani communities experienced increased institutional racism and discrimination during the COVID-19 lockdown measures across the bloc, a new report by the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) has found.
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EU agrees to bust ‘ghost flights’ until 2021

Mon, 2020-09-14 12:47
The European Commission has agreed to extend a waiver of aircraft takeoff and landing slot rules for a further six months, in a boon to the struggling aviation industry.
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COVID-19: Time to show citizens that they can count on Europe

Mon, 2020-09-14 12:44
European citizens have been exemplary in their fight against COVID 19. They have bravely overcome an acute sanitary threat and paid the high economic, social and psychological price of the lockdown, write a group of European lawmakers.
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An EU 2030 climate target of at least 55% is not only necessary – it is also possible

Mon, 2020-09-14 12:25
Ambitious climate policy in the EU can underpin a sustainable economic growth that supports the development of a competitive, modern economy that delivers benefits for all, and acts as a beacon of inspiration to the rest of the world, writes Dan Jørgensen.
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European climate law: How to reach climate neutrality?

Mon, 2020-09-14 10:47
With its Climate Law, Europe will be the first continent in the world to have a climate neutrality target for 2050. Whilst this will produce a positive environmental impact, it is expected that some sectors will suffer economically with job...
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Introduction to REITs and EPRA’s Global REIT Survey 2020 [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-09-14 10:00
Discover what REITs are and how they span around the world. Fourteen European countries have already recognised a public benefit to incentivise real estate investment through public markets and have introduced REIT legislation to maximise returns through an effective tax...
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Commission must issue green bonds to finance the green recovery

Mon, 2020-09-14 08:00
The European Commission has a unique opportunity to issue green bonds to finance the EU’s coronavirus recovery plan and ensure overall investment coherence with the Green Deal, write Pascal Canfin and Bas Eickhout. Pascal Canfin is the chairman of the...
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Three-quarters of German workers satisfied with employers’ response to COVID-19, survey finds

Mon, 2020-09-14 07:57
Some 73% of German workers are happy with their company’s handling of the coronavirus, according to a recent survey. A majority also reported that their employers had created new opportunities to work from home. For many German companies, works councils played an important role in negotiating and implementing these changes. 
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Polish PM: Nord Stream 2 blows up EU energy policy ‘from inside’

Mon, 2020-09-14 06:52
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Austria and the Czech Republic announcing they have reached the second wave, Greece announcing major defence and economy policy initiatives, and so much more.
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US hails Serbia’s announcements declaring Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation

Mon, 2020-09-14 06:51
The US Department of State declared yesterday (13 September) that the US welcomes Serbia’s announcements declaring Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. “Serbia’s announcement that it will designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation in its entirety is another significant step limiting...
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Serbia and Israel affirm friendship following talks with Netanyahu

Mon, 2020-09-14 06:50
Talks between Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  on 11 September were an affirmation between the two countries, Vucic has said. “An excellent phone conversation with PM Benjamin Netanyahu. The friendship between the Serb and Jewish...
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