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Protesters clash with police at Paris protest against police violence

Sun, 2020-11-29 08:03
Hundreds of black-clad protesters clashed with police at the end of a demonstration against police violence in Paris on Saturday (28 November) after masked protesters launched fireworks at police lines, put up barricades and threw stones.
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EU urges restraint after killing of Iranian nuclear scientist

Sun, 2020-11-29 07:22
The spokesperson of EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell urged all sides on Saturday (28 November) to show restraint after the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist and avoid escalating tensions that could derail any talks on Iran's nuclear programme.
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Video games are ‘under-regulated’: EU anti-terror czar

Fri, 2020-11-27 18:42
Online video games can be used to propagate extremist ideologies and even prepare attacks, the EU's anti-terrorist coordinator told AFP in an interview in which he urged more regulation.
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More Brexit brinkmanship as Barnier heads for London

Fri, 2020-11-27 17:24
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier travelled to London on Friday (27 November) for face-to-face talks with UK counterpart David Frost with trade talks still deadlocked and both sides once again arguing that the other must compromise in order to reach an agreement.
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French task force leader: ‘Radicalisation is not an ideology’

Fri, 2020-11-27 17:24
"Our brain naturally links radicalisation to a religious ideology such as Islamism," Fadila Leturcq tells EURACTIV France. Before being an ideology, however, "radicalisation is a process that concerns other forms of political radicalisation, as was the case in New Zealand for example," said Leturcq, who co-chairs a radicalisation task force set up by the Institute for Advanced National Defence Studies (IHEDN). EURACTIV France reports.
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The Brief, powered by Facebook – Refuge of the roads

Fri, 2020-11-27 15:55
In the words of Joni Mitchell, the iconic Canadian singer-songwriter, you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, and this phrase has never rung truer than this year. A whole host of privileges, taken by many of us as...
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Boosting EU’s democratic legitimacy: Parliament seeks electoral reforms

Fri, 2020-11-27 15:48
In a new European Parliament resolution, adopted this week, EU lawmakers called for reforms, including lowering the voting age, transnational lists, and gender balance rules, ahead of the next European elections in 2024.
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Lukashenko: With the new Consitution, I will no longer work with you as President

Fri, 2020-11-27 15:47
The Belarusian strongman Aleksander Lukashenko hinted on Friday (27 (November) he would step down once the new constitution is adopted. He said he supports a new Constitution, "not because some kind of democracy is needed" but because giving it to "an unknown president" in its current form would cause trouble, state news agency BelTa reported.
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Agrifood Brief: Europeans’ genuine obsession

Fri, 2020-11-27 15:46
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet.   The biggest news of the week in the EU agrifood bubble is...
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Europe ‘cannot afford’ to bow out of Mercosur agreement, says academic

Fri, 2020-11-27 15:28
The crisis of multilateralism, driven by the competition between the US and China, and a lukewarm push from the current leaders of the EU and Mercosur, explains why the agreement between these two blocks is such a challenge, analysts say. EURACTIV's partner Efeagro reports.
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Policy-makers should develop ‘vaccine’ against disinformation about migrants

Fri, 2020-11-27 15:19
Instead of countering disinformation about migrants head on, communication professionals and decision-makers should promote alternative messages to undermine narratives sowing fear, a new study finds.
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Exploring discontent with the EU

Fri, 2020-11-27 14:58
EURACTIV takes a closer look a what the geography of EU discontent is, what a regional analysis of the citizens’ dissatisfaction can reveal about the places that are most anti-EU and what the EU can do.
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Covert Israeli-Saudi meeting sends Biden a strong message on Iran

Fri, 2020-11-27 14:53
A historic meeting between Israel’s prime minister and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince has sent a strong signal to allies and enemies alike that the two countries remain deeply committed to containing their common foe Iran.
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Environment must be considered in moves to end period poverty

Fri, 2020-11-27 13:41
Scotland passed a law to make menstrual products free and end period poverty on Tuesday (24 November), but more needs to be done to discuss the environmental and health impacts of disposable products, according to environmental campaigners.
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French public authority helps football clubs toward achieving ‘zero waste’

Fri, 2020-11-27 13:37
Reducing the production of waste at sporting events remains a challenge for football clubs in France. In the Puy-de-Dôme and Haute-Loire regions, a public authority is helping clubs work towards achieving zero waste. EURACTIV France reports.
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EU to complete Magnitsky-style human rights sanctions regime

Fri, 2020-11-27 13:30
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who survived a poisoning conducted by Russia in August, has called upon the EU to target oligarchs close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Meanwhile, the EU is preparing to use a Magnitsky-style law to impose sanctions on human rights abusers.
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Parliament backs consumer’s right to repair in push towards circular economy

Fri, 2020-11-27 12:47
The EU should promote durable and repairable products, as well as boost a second-hand market and tackle greenwashing, under a proposal backed by the European Parliament on Tuesday (24 November).
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EP adopts tough resolution on Belarus, Russia accuses West of meddling

Fri, 2020-11-27 12:25
Russia's foreign minister on Thursday (26 November) accused the West of interfering in Belarus as he met strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko who has faced months of protests over his disputed re-election.
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Green recovery after COVID-19: Last chance for V4 to climate transition?

Fri, 2020-11-27 11:43
The recovery of European economies after the coronavirus pandemic may become - thanks to national recovery plans financed by the EU funds - a prelude to catching up with climate goals. Are the Visegrád countries ready to seize the opportunity?
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The inclusion of personal light electric vehicles in road traffic [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-11-27 11:00
This document proposes a range of safety improvements for enabling PLEVs. CITA believes that these vehicles shouldn't be treated as toys and should be regulated accordingly. Safety can only be achieved effectively by providing a recommendation for a harmonized approval framework within the EU.
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