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Commission sets sights on digital-savvy citizens 

Fri, 2020-05-29 09:56
The European Commission has reiterated the importance of up-skilling adults and young people across the bloc, in order to make European workers more agile in the post-coronavirus digital economy. Speaking as part of an event hosted by Digital Europe on...
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EU urged not to mess with UN aviation rules

Fri, 2020-05-29 09:55
Leading MEPs have asked the European Commission and Council not to seek changes to the UN's global aviation scheme, which is aimed at making the industry carbon neutral. Airlines have requested more leeway to ride out the coronavirus outbreak slump.
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SEDE rapporteur: EU badly needs common rules, transparency in arms export

Fri, 2020-05-29 09:11
The EU is currently the second-largest arms supplier in the world, after the US and before Russia, and a new European Parliament report by MEP Hannah Neumann (Greens) is set to urge the Commission and member states to address concerns over the lack of transparency and common arms export rules across the bloc.
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Denmark reopens borders for locked-out lovers

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:54
More than two months after closing its borders, Denmark has loosened restrictions to let couples separated by coronavirus lockdowns finally see each other again -- even if the easing applies just to partners from a few nearby countries for now.
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Hungary bars citizens from legally changing their gender

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:39
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's aide, Dominic Cummings, getting away with breaching lockdown rules, the Hungarian president approving a law barring citizens from legally changing their gender, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Boycotting elections is no solution, says US Special Rep. Palmer

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:38
The conditions for parliamentary elections in Serbia are not ideal, especially when it comes to the media situation, but boycotting them is not a solution, the US Special Representative fro the Western Balkans and Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer...
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ZAGREB – President reluctant to participate in elections

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:37
Croatian President Zoran Milanović faces a backlash from the government and the opposition after saying he is not sure whether to participate in the parliamentary elections scheduled for 5 July.   According to his constitutional duties, the president is supposed...
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ATHENS – Russians hit at US Ambassador

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:36
Russia has reacted strongly to a recent statement made by the US Ambassador in Athens who said Russian President Vladimir Putin would be the “winner” of an escalation of Greece-Turkey tensions. “The statements of the American ambassador in Athens in...
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ROME – 385,000 more unemployed

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:35
2.2% of Italy’s total workforce, which corresponds to 385,000 people, have lost their job due to the country’s lockdown measures, the Italian National Institute of Statistics (Istat) estimated. While the tourist industry and particularly restaurants and hotels have suffered the most...
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Finland prefers loans to grants

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:35
Finland’s reaction to the EU’s €750 billion recovery fund saw few surprises. The government will present a formal opinion by next week. European Affairs Minister Tytti Tuppurainen (SDP) commented on the Commission’s proposal on Twitter on Wednesday (27 May). €500...
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LONDON – Johnson’s aide set to survive lockdown breach row

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:34
Dominic Cummings, chief political advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to survive a damaging row over whether he broke the government’s lockdown rules to drive 400 kilometres to stay in a property on his parents’ farm where he...
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Hungary bars citizens from legally changing their gender

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:32
President Ader Janos has signed a law that bars citizens from legally changing their gender, in a move decried by critics as violating trans rights. The law changes “sex” to “sex at birth” on birth certificates – reversing a policy that...
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EU launches new COVID-19 fundraising to address concerns over equal access

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:28
The European Commission launched a new global fundraising campaign on Thursday (28 May) to finance the development and worldwide distribution of testing, vaccines and treatments against COVID-19, seeking to address concerns they may not be equally shared.
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Farm to Fork Strategy – What’s on the menu?

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:24
In this special edition of the agrifood podcast, EURACTIV's agrifood team spoke to a range of policymakers and stakeholders to hear their remarks on the presentation of the highly anticipated Farm to Fork strategy, the new EU's landmark food policy
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EU lawmakers debate 65% climate target proposal

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:20
The European Parliament's environment committee discussed for the first time on Thursday (28 May) a proposal by Swedish MEP Jytte Guteland to set an EU-wide CO2 reduction target of 65% by 2030. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Borrell: US ending nuclear waivers means harder to check Iran

Fri, 2020-05-29 06:04
The European Union's foreign policy chief on Thursday (28 May) condemned Washington's move to end sanction waivers for countries remaining in the Iran nuclear accord, warning it would make it harder to keep Tehran in check.
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Tweets of the Week: Election Anniversary, Cummings, Next Generation EU

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:35
One year since elections has left us all scarred, a trip during lockdown hits Cummings rep hard, and Ursula von der Leyen channels Jean-Luc Picard.
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Breton: With better information from China and WHO, we would have been better prepared

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:30
Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, told EURACTIV.com in an interview that Europe could have been better prepared to face the COVID-19 if China and the World Health Organisation had offered “better and more reliable information earlier”.
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Coronavirus delays Europe’s space rocket plans

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:25
The European Space Agency (ESA) will not launch its new generation of space rocket, the Ariane 6, in 2020 due to the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Travel restrictions and lockdown measures have put paid to the agency’s original schedule.
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NSA warns of ongoing Russian hacking campaign against US systems

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:24
The US National Security Agency on Thursday (28 May) warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure.
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