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Kosovo Serbs protest Pristina’s tariff

Wed, 2018-11-28 06:25
Several thousand Kosovo Serbs protested in northern Kosovo on Tuesday (27 November) against Pristina's massive customs tariff on Serbian goods, a retaliatory measure announced last week that has spiked tensions and curtailed trade between the neighbours.
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Three democratic parallels

Wed, 2018-11-28 06:14
Numerous analyses of democracy have shown that democracy is under stress around the world, not least in the European continent. Books with titles such as ‘How Democracy Dies’ or ‘The End of Democracy’ hitting bookshelves exemplify the current mood, writes Ken Godfrey.
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Cigarette Smuggling Between France And Algeria No Longer Going Unnoticed [Promoted content]

Wed, 2018-11-28 06:12
France has been the worst hit by illegal tobacco among the countries of the EU, and Algeria is one of its main suppliers. EURACTIV recently discussed the situation with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). It stated that France can seek...
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Europe’s anti-rationalist future?

Wed, 2018-11-28 06:10
European restrictions on gene editing, GMOs and pesticides bans risk undermining scientific progress and innovation if they are not reversed, argues Sir Colin Berry.
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New EU plan comes out fighting for ‘climate neutrality’ by 2050

Wed, 2018-11-28 06:07
The European Commission will unveil its long-awaited strategy for a “climate-neutral Europe” later on Wednesday (28 November), in an effort to show EU countries how to stick to the goals of the Paris Agreement.
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May’s Brexit deal will deliver 5.5% economic hit, says new report

Tue, 2018-11-27 17:02
The UK economy will be 1.9%-5.5% smaller per person by 2030 under Theresa May’s painfully agreed Brexit deal, compared to if it remained in the EU, according to new research published on Tuesday (27 November).
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TUE PM EU regions affected by Brexit should not be left behind

Tue, 2018-11-27 16:19
While studies and reports about the consequences of Brexit on EU27 regions are multiplying, it is increasingly clear that the EU needs to create mechanisms to support territories negatively affected by the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the Union, write Marc Joulaud and Lambert Van Nistelrooij.
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The Brief – A loss of Face

Tue, 2018-11-27 15:57
Facebook was in the line of fire again today, when parliamentarians from nine countries gathered at the “international grand committee session on fake news” in the UK’s House of Commons.
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Another German budget without new debts

Tue, 2018-11-27 15:44
The German Bundestag adopted the national 2019 budget with the votes of the 'Grand Coalition' last Friday (23 November), with expenditure reaching a record €356 billion and a particular rise in defence spending. Nevertheless, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has managed to avoid creating any new debt. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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The Swiss-EU ‘bilateral way’: an inspiring option?

Tue, 2018-11-27 14:43
The Brexit discussion has shed a new light on the relations the EU has with non-member states. Switzerland and the EU are currently reinforcing the bilateral way by negotiating new bilateral agreements.
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UK and Dutch data protection bodies fine Uber for breaches

Tue, 2018-11-27 14:36
Global ridesharing giant Uber has been hit with fines from both UK and Dutch data protection authorities after attackers gained access to the personal information of around 50 million users worldwide.
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Greek law gives cleaner 10-year sentence for falsification

Tue, 2018-11-27 12:47
A cleaning lady in Greece has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for falsifying her primary school degree in order to find a job in the public sector, under a penal code article that has remained unchanged since 1950.
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EU citizens concerned about cybersecurity ahead of 2019 elections, study finds

Tue, 2018-11-27 11:31
An increasing number of EU citizens are concerned about the manipulation of elections through cyberattacks and malicious interventions, according to figures published on Monday (26 November).
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Magic bus for the homeless to start driving around Belgrade

Tue, 2018-11-27 11:25
A new kind of special-purpose bus will start touring the streets of Belgrade before the end of the year, providing help for the most vulnerable group of its residents - the homeless. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
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