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Slovenia airport workers to protest against layoffs

Tue, 2020-06-30 06:32
Trade union Aerodrom Ljubljana is preparing a protest rally on Thursday against announced layoffs, news website 24ur reported. “The company, which has made multi-million profits on a regular basis in recent years – more than €20 million in the last...
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Common right-wing candidates?

Tue, 2020-06-30 06:31
The country’s right-wing political parties should designate common candidates for the elections of the Bucharest district mayors, said Prime Minister and leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL) Ludovic Orban. Romania’s capital city is divided into six districts, each with...
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€2.5 billion by September to help schools reopen

Tue, 2020-06-30 06:29
Italian Public Education Minister Lucia Azzolina confirmed on Monday (29 June) that €2.5 billion are available to help the reopening of schools in September. “We have €1.5 billion from the ‘Recovery decree’ and an additional billion coming from unused funds...
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Radiation leak worries Nordics and Baltics who eye Russia

Tue, 2020-06-30 06:28
Increased levels of radioactive isotopes of cobalt, ruthenium and caesium in the atmosphere were recorded during the week, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) reported on Friday (26 June). Soon after, similar findings were recorded in Sweden and...
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ECB stimulus plan meets court requirements, says German finance minister

Tue, 2020-06-30 06:05
The European Central Bank (ECB) has met the principle of proportionality with its flagship stimulus programme, Germany's finance minister and lawmakers said, ending a legal conflict that threatened to undermine central bank policy.
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EU climate transition needs mineral miners, not coal miners

Tue, 2020-06-30 06:00
The European Union needs to transform its coal-mining regions into the source of minerals for clean technology, such as cobalt and rare earths, if it is to meet its climate goals and curb import reliance, a senior official said on Monday.
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UK sets September deadline for EU trade deal

Tue, 2020-06-30 05:53
The UK has earmarked September as its deadline for agreeing on a new trade deal with the EU after negotiators held their first face-to-face meetings since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Merkel und Macron show unity ahead of all-important EU summit

Tue, 2020-06-30 05:49
In a show of unity, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met on Monday (29 June) and reaffirmed their commitment to the EU Recovery Fund, voicing hope that EU leaders would overcome their current differences. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU countries still struggle to approve border reopening ‘safe list’

Tue, 2020-06-30 05:35
EU member states are still struggling to approve a list of “safe countries” from where travellers could visit Europe in July, with the issue now being put to a vote, diplomats said on Monday (29 June). EU envoys on Friday...
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WHO says pandemic ‘not even close’ to over as death toll passes 500,000

Tue, 2020-06-30 05:30
The COVID-19 pandemic is "not even close to being over", the WHO warned Monday (28 June), as the global death toll passed half a million and cases surged in Latin America and the US.
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Entering a new, more Putin-like, Russia

Tue, 2020-06-30 05:19
On 25 June 2020, the Russian citizens embarked on a journey that might transform their country in many ways and keep the Russian president Vladimir Putin and his apparatchiks in power until 2036, writes Pavel Havlicek.
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Turkey, Austria trade barbs over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

Tue, 2020-06-30 05:05
Austria and Turkey accused each other on Monday (29 June) of responding inappropriately to clashes between Kurdish and Turkish protesters in Vienna last week, further straining relations.
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Maduro gives EU ambassador 72 hours to leave Venezuela

Tue, 2020-06-30 05:00
Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on Monday (29 June) gave the head of the EU mission in Caracas, Isabel Brilhante Pedrosa, 72 hours to leave the country after the bloc announced sanctions against 11 Venezuelan officials. “Who are they to try...
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China passes feared Hong Kong security law, enters tit-for-tat with US

Tue, 2020-06-30 04:58
China passed a sweeping national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday (30 June), a historic move that critics and many western governments fear will smother the finance hub’s freedoms and hollow out its autonomy. The legislation was unanimously approved...
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EU grapples with ‘regressive’ climate laws

Mon, 2020-06-29 18:56
Avoiding another “yellow vest” movement will be crucial for the success of the energy transition as Europe moves forward with a new wave of policies aimed at cutting emissions down to net zero by 2050, policymakers say.
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Mastercard senior executive: ‘We want to help to achieve European sovereignty’

Mon, 2020-06-29 16:25
The European Commission will unveil later this year a strategy to integrate the retail payment sector in Europe and reduce dependency on third-country credit card firms. Mastercard, one of those players, is supportive of the EU strategy, its senior executive, Jason Lane, told EURACTIV.
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Europe’s Experience Readiness Level – Navigating IoT and Arts in a New Digital World

Mon, 2020-06-29 14:48
The EU must deploy large scale projects quickly, or we’ll miss the next tech wave carrying us into the ‘New Digital Era’, writes Eva Kaili.
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The Brief – Going to the polls after COVID-19

Mon, 2020-06-29 14:45
What is it with Eastern Europe and the rush to the polling stations as soon as the lockdown measures were relaxed?
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Tokayev: the development and prosperity of Kazakhstan is in our hands [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-06-29 14:36
Having become president of Kazakhstan after a landslide election victory a year ago, and recently returned from Moscow, where at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin he participated in a parade to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave an interview to the popular newspaper Ana Tili.
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Digitalization could preserve minority languages, MEP says

Mon, 2020-06-29 14:27
An increased reliance on digitalization could help to preserve minority languages despite the English language dominating online, a leading MEP has said.  
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