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New Greek bill limits journalists to a ‘specific spot’ in protests

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:59
All opposition parties and journalist associations in Greece have lashed out against the ruling New Democracy party after its decision to push forward a bill which provides that journalists will be limited to standing in a “specific spot’ during demonstrations....
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EU electricity markets: Fit for the renewable future or not?

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:55
There is growing recognition in the industry that Europe’s wholesale electricity markets will need to be reformed once again to allow higher shares of renewables in the power system, writes Mike Parr.
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EU states should recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader, MEPs say

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:42
The European Parliament called on EU governments to recognise Juan Guaidó as Venezuela's interim president in a resolution on Thursday (21 January), after a downgrade of his status by the bloc earlier this month.
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Israel urges Portugal to rekindle EU links

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:36
Israel hopes that Portugal will be able to convince the EU to reconvene the Israel-EU Association Council during the Portuguese presidency of the European Union, the country's envoy said on Thursday (21 January).
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After Trump: Rule of law and Big Tech Regulation

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:30
The stunning events in Washington on January 6th not only showed the fragility of modern democracies but also demonstrated the untamed power of Big Tech, writes Marc Sundermann, Paolo Cesarini and Christophe Leclercq.
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Islamic State claims Baghdad twin bombing that killed 32, wounded 110

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:24
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a twin suicide bombing that killed 32 people and wounded 110 at a crowded market in central Baghdad on Thursday (21 January).
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Working with EU on food sustainability requires redefining US agricultural governance

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:22
The Biden administration must begin a food diplomacy revolution, starting with food system transformation at home and learning from other countries, writes Sophia Murphy.
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Biden seeks five-year extension of New START arms treaty with Russia

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:20
US President Joe Biden will seek a five-year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia, the White House said on Thursday (22 January), in one of the first major foreign policy decisions of the new administration ahead...
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Nissan to source more UK batteries as part of Brexit deal ‘opportunity’

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:17
Nissan will source more batteries from Britain to avoid tariffs on electric cars after the UK's trade deal with the EU, which a senior executive said has turned Brexit from a risk into an opportunity for its factory in northeast England.
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A new dawn for nuclear disarmament, a new voice needed for the EU

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:14
As of today, 22 January 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force and bans the most destructive and inhumane class of weapons ever created. While the EU’s member states do not yet take the...
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EU leaders ‘strongly discourage’ travel, eye tougher border rules

Fri, 2021-01-22 06:07
EU leaders on Thursday (21 January) "strongly discouraged" Europeans from non-essential travel and warned tougher restrictions on trips could come within days if efforts to curb the coronavirus fell short.
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Georgian president visits Brussels in push for 2024 EU membership application

Fri, 2021-01-22 05:43
The President of Georgia Salome Zourabishvili is paying a visit to all three on European institutions Thursday and Friday (21-22 January) to cement Georgia’s bid for an EU membership in 2024. The visit of the Caucasian country’s head of state...
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Trump seeks to curb foreign cyber meddling on last day in office

Thu, 2021-01-21 21:53
Outgoing President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at thwarting foreign use of cloud computing products for malicious cyber operations against the United States, the White House said on Tuesday (19 January), Trump’s last full day in office....
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Deutsche Telekom, Cellnex combine Dutch cell phone tower businesses

Thu, 2021-01-21 21:50
German telecoms group Deutsche Telekom and Spanish cell phone mast operator Cellnex said on Thursday (21 January) they would combine their tower business in the Netherlands and set up a joint fund to invest in digital infrastructure. Once the deal...
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Austria presents its anti-Semitism strategy

Thu, 2021-01-21 17:27
Austria presented its anti-Semitism strategy on Thursday (21 January). It is ambitious, but feasible, says one expert. EURACTIV Germany reports. 
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ECB considers not using €1.8 trillion pandemic stimulus in full

Thu, 2021-01-21 16:53
The ECB said on Thursday (21 January) that it would not use its €1,850 trillion pandemic bond-buying programme in full if governments and companies can be financed in favourable conditions, signalling a possible tightening of its monetary stimulus in the future.
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Norway’s block on EU fishing vessels keeps Danish boats in port

Thu, 2021-01-21 16:36
Norway is withholding permits for British and most EU fishing vessels to catch fish in its North Sea waters while post-Brexit talks between Norway, the EU and Britain are ongoing, leaving many Danish fishing vessels moored idly in ports.
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Bosnia to order Russian, Chinese vaccines ahead of COVAX, EU deliveries

Thu, 2021-01-21 16:28
Bosnia and Herzegovina plans to order Russian and Chinese-made coronavirus vaccines fearing that deliveries ordered under the COVAX scheme for poor countries and from the European Union will be too little too late, officials said on Thursday (21 January).
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Shell pulls out of joint venture to build UK sustainable jet fuels plant

Thu, 2021-01-21 16:11
Shell has pulled out of a joint venture with British Airways and Velocys to build a flagship sustainable jet fuels plant in the UK – in a blow to Boris Johnson’s claims that Britain could deliver the world’s first zero-emission long-haul flight, reports EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian Environment.
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