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SOFIA – Thousands of Bulgarians protest in defence of democracy

Mon, 2020-07-13 06:48
 Tens of thousands of Bulgarians joined Sunday’s protests (12 July) in Sofia and other major cities, demanding the resignation of the government of Boyko Borissov (GERB, EPP) and Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev. Borissov announced on Friday night (10 July) that...
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Innovation in agriculture: Europe at crossroads

Mon, 2020-07-13 06:42
One of the main issues that the European Commission and EU member states will have to face in the coming years is how to handle innovation in Europe’s agricultural sector. The agricultural sector’s fight to mitigate climate change and improve...
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Duda likely to win Polish presidential election as result still too close to call

Mon, 2020-07-13 06:41
Poland's right-wing President Andrzej Duda has probably won a second term in office in a tightly contested presidential election run-off held on Sunday (12 July), according to an official exit poll, although the results were still uncertain on Monday morning.
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EU still reflects over agri-innovation as UK mulls moves forward

Mon, 2020-07-13 06:31
EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides told EURACTIV.com that the EU considers the potential role of new innovative techniques to mitigate climate change.
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UK unveils €800m EU border spending plan

Mon, 2020-07-13 06:11
The UK unveiled plans on Sunday (12 July) to spend £705 million (€800m) on new infrastructure at its ports and border points to help smooth the flow of traffic after it leaves the EU single market on 31 December.
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Serbia-Kosovo talks ‘back on track’ after video meet

Mon, 2020-07-13 05:45
The EU said Sunday (12 June) that long-stalled talks between Serbia and Kosovo were "back on track" after a video meeting between the two leaders.
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Greece pushes for sanctions against Turkey, but EU insists on dialogue

Mon, 2020-07-13 05:42
Greece's minister of foreign affairs will ask the EU on Monday (13 July) for a list of potential sanctions against Turkey in case Ankara violates Greek territory. However, EU sources said last week that dialogue should be prioritised in the face of Turkey's increasingly defiant behaviour.
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EU voices concern over UN Syria aid plan

Mon, 2020-07-13 05:30
The EU on Sunday (12 June) voiced "deep concern" at a UN move to close an access point for humanitarian aid to war-torn Syria.
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EU leaders urged to tackle child poverty in EU recovery plan and budget [Promoted content]

Mon, 2020-07-13 05:00
The EU is forecasted to see a deep recession and increased poverty levels owing to COVID-19. Children are disproportionally affected by poverty. They must be front and centre of the decisions EU leaders take this week on the EU recovery plan and long-term budget.
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The Brief, powered by BSEF – Gone with the wind

Fri, 2020-07-10 14:44
There is something fittingly telling about the way the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre will play out on 11 July. For those who don't know, it's the biggest single atrocity on European soil since World War Two, where Bosnian Serb troops slaughtered 8,372 Muslim men and boys after overrunning the designated UN safe area in eastern Bosnia.
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Foreign aid to be big loser from EU budget under Michel plan

Fri, 2020-07-10 14:42
EU external and development spending is in line to be the biggest loser from next week’s crunch EU budget summit in Brussels. The blueprint outlined on Friday (10 July) by European Council President Charles Michel includes a reduction of €4.7 billion for the Neighbourhood Development and International Cooperation Instrument in the EU's next seven-year budget.
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Renewable hydrogen: a strategic opportunity for global green recovery

Fri, 2020-07-10 14:22
This week, the European Commission presented its hydrogen strategy. It sets out how to make clean hydrogen a viable solution for a climate-neutral economy and build a dynamic hydrogen value chain in Europe in the next five years, writes Kadri Simson.
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Michel gives control to member states to facilitate recovery fund deal

Fri, 2020-07-10 13:58
European Council President, Charles Michel, proposed on Friday (10 July) to give more control to member states over the recovery funds to overcome Northern member states’s opposition to the ambitious stimulus.
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Michel proposal offers Council more control over rule of law conditionality

Fri, 2020-07-10 13:31
European Council President Charles Michel's latest compromise proposal for the bloc's 2021-27 budget offers more power to member states in deciding to cut EU funding in case of rule of law problems, and instead promises more funding for values projects and the fight against disinformation.
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MEPs push for uniform EU concept on energy storage

Fri, 2020-07-10 11:18
The energy network of the future will be equipped with a wide variety of storage methods,  although constructing storage facilities, in itself, comes with many obstacles. The lack of a uniform concept on the matter is something which some MEPs want to change. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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We must not forget the legacy of Srebrenica

Fri, 2020-07-10 10:26
This week we mark 25 years since the Srebrenica genocide carried out against the Bosnian people during the break-up of Yugoslavia. On 11 July, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic and Serbian paramilitary units systematically massacred 8,372 men and boys: each one a mother’s son, a father, husband or loved one, to those left behind. It must not be forgotten, writes Anna Fotyga.
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Spanish soccer star starts sapling-seed scheme

Fri, 2020-07-10 10:04
Spanish international footballer and Arsenal defender Héctor Bellerín has started to make good on his pledge to plant 3,000 trees every time the London club wins a match, as part of a campaign to tackle deforestation in the Amazon.
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From pandemic to rare disease, medical innovation is the answer [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-07-10 10:00
Living through a global pandemic, we can take some comfort from the enormous collaborative research and development response that is taking place to find a way out from under the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis. Scientists around the world are...
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What is the reaction of the pesticides and biopesticides industry to the EU Farm to Fork and Sustainability strategies? [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-07-10 07:40
Géraldine Kutas, European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) Director General, discusses the industry's role in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity 2030 strategy
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Dead heat on the cards as Poles ready for presidential run-off

Fri, 2020-07-10 06:51
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Romanian MEPs and the Lithuanian PM criticising the recently adopted Mobility Package, the Czech opposition urging the PM to back the EU RecoveryFund that will be decided at the next EU summit in Brussels, and so much more.
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