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EU lawmakers give green light to strengthening parents and carers’ rights

Fri, 2019-04-05 09:55
The European Parliament backed on Thursday (4 April) the work-life balance directive, which introduces a set of minimum standards to help reconcile work and family responsibilities for parents and carers in Europe, and thus improve gender equality. 
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Serbia in the EU in 2025 – mission (im)possible

Fri, 2019-04-05 08:56
Serbia's accession to the EU in 2025 seems unrealistic, given its slow pace of progress, though not entirely impossible, civil society representatives have said but warned that neither Belgrade nor Brussels were trying very hard. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
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UN head ‘shocked’ by suffering at migrant camp in Libya

Fri, 2019-04-05 08:24
UN Secretary General António Guterres said Thursday (4 April) he was "shocked" by the level of suffering of migrants at a detention centre in Tripoli which he visited during a visit to the Libyan capital.
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Tweets of the Week: Brexit, Moraes, and NATO

Fri, 2019-04-05 08:21
Pies are sacrificed on Brexit’s altar, MEPs turn nasty in row over Gibraltar and NATO at 70 doesn’t falter.
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Force tech giants to share data rather than break them up: academics

Fri, 2019-04-05 07:55
EU antitrust regulators should consider forcing tech giants such as Google and Amazon to share their data with rivals rather than break them up, three academics enlisted by the European Commission said on Thursday (4 April).
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Katainen: Same level of priority for food and medicine in no-deal Brexit

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:56
Medicine supplies and food safety standards are both vital and the EU cannot prioritise one over the other in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Vice President of the Commission Jyrki Katainen said on Thursday (4 April).
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German charities fight to stay ‘politically active’ despite ATTAC ruling

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:44
A German court stripped anti-globalisation association ATTAC of its charity status last January. Environmental groups now fear they could be next because they are politically active, EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Diverting fossil fuel investments to renewables is not enough

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:44
Debate over the cost merits of fossil fuels against renewable power generation has traditionally focused on the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), which has dropped dramatically in the case of wind and solar power. But that ignores the upfront capital costs, which are still up to seven times higher for renewables, writes Mike Parr.
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Finland raises concerns in 5G vs WiFi connected vehicle debate

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:44
Finland has hit out at European Commission plans to develop cooperative intelligent transport systems (C-ITS), saying the measures are "not technically neutral," according to a letter obtained by EURACTIV.
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European cooperation will mark 5G era

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:44
The EU might have been in the dark about 5G security for too long, but this will now change with the European Commission taking the lead, Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer writes.
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LEAK: Europe puts pressure on Beijing ahead of EU-China summit

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:43
The European Union is ready to refuse signing a joint statement with China at a bilateral summit next Tuesday (9 April), as Europeans request stronger commitment from Beijing on the economy, trade and human rights, according to official EU notes prepared in advance of the summit.
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Croatia will sign soon nine critical agreements with China

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:41
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Setback for Macron as court vetoes key plank of anti-protest law

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:31
French President Emmanuel Macron's crackdown on anti-government protests with tougher police tactics hit a fresh snag on Thursday (4 April) as France's Constitutional Court canned one of the central elements of the new rules.
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Merkel hopes UK can present new Brexit proposals next week

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:22
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hopes crisis cross party talks in London aimed at breaking the domestic deadlock over Britain’s exit from the European Union can produce a common position by the time EU leaders meet next week. British...
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Western Balkans to abolish roaming charges by 2021

Fri, 2019-04-05 06:06
Western Balkans countries agreed on Thursday (4 April) to lower and eventually abolish roaming charges, in a rare act of neighbourly goodwill in region riven with political feuds.
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On the quiet, UK prepares for ‘zombie’ European elections

Fri, 2019-04-05 05:43
The prospect of Britain holding European elections would have been unthinkable just weeks ago but with the Brexit timetable now uncertain, the country is reluctantly planning for a possible campaign.
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Leave vote softens but UK still split down the middle on Brexit, says polling guru

Thu, 2019-04-04 15:07
The Leave vote may have softened, but most Britons would vote the same way again if the UK held another referendum on Brexit, says UK polling guru John Curtice.
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The Brief – Baltic Boys Club

Thu, 2019-04-04 14:51
Lithuania’s prime minister appointed a new environment chief yesterday and in doing so made his government the only all-male administration in the EU.
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Mogherini: ‘Inshallah, EU and Azerbaijan will soon finalise their agreement’

Thu, 2019-04-04 14:17
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini expressed hope on Thursday (4 April) that the EU and Azerbaijan would conclude a new trade and political agreement very soon, using the Arabic expression Inshallah (God willing).
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Animal health law: A power tool against illegal puppy trade?

Thu, 2019-04-04 13:12
The EU needs around 8 million puppies annually to meet consumer demand - far beyond legitimate breeders’ capacity. As a result, the illegal online puppy trade is booming, and state-of-the-art trafficking networks benefit from a market approximately worth over €1 billion per year, writes Georgia Diamantopoulou.
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