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Will the Biden administration solve Croatia’s issue with double taxation?

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:13
I hope Joe Biden’s new administration “will enable stable and predictable EU-US relations and trade. That would certainly benefit Croatia and our companies operating internationally,” said the vice president for international affairs in Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK), Ivan Barbarić,...
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Trump pardons ex-aide Bannon but not himself or family

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:12
US President Donald Trump granted clemency to former White House aide Steve Bannon as part of a wave of pardons and commutations issued in his final hours in office, but did not pardon himself.
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Leave the kids behind

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:10
The vaccine against COVID-19 was supposed to make travel easier, but for families with children, problems will persist. Since the vaccines are currently available only for adults, kids still pose the risk of transmitting the disease, even if their parents...
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Unemployment in Bulgaria remains stable despite restrictions

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:08
Unemployment in Bulgaria maintained its level in December despite restrictions imposed by the government to contain the pandemic, as the country recorded a meagre 0.8% rise in unemployment compared to  December 2019. Bulgaria had an unemployment rate of 6.7% in...
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Authorities: LGBTQ, minority inclusive fairytales are ‘unfair business practice’

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:06
The Labrisz Lesbian Association, publisher of an inclusive fairytale book featuring LGBTQ and ethnically diverse characters, have engaged in unfair business practice, the government authorities of Budapest said, according to state news agency MTI on Tuesday. The government office found...
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Green Deal makes its mark on EU crop protection sector

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:06
Increasing calls on the agri-food system to transition to a more sustainable model have seen the leading EU crop protection association rebrand and expand its mandate to encompass a more holistic approach to plant protection.
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Polish prosecutors to get priority vaccine access

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:05
Poland’s prosecutors will be included in the “first group” and receive priority access to the vaccines against COVID-19 under the national vaccination plan, according to which medical staff and the elderly who are part of the “zero group” received the...
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Greece votes for the extension of its territorial waters

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:05
The Greek parliament will decide on the extension of its territorial waters from six to 12 nautical miles in the Ionian Sea on Wednesday, following discussions that lasted two days. Greece is about to extend its territorial waters for the...
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Portuguese FM Augusto Santos Silva set off to Mozambique

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:04
Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva set off to Mozambique on Tuesday as part of an EU mission in response to Maputo’s request for cooperation in the face of armed violence attributed to extremist Islamic groups. In response to Lusa‘s...
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Portugal urges EU to cooperate with other countries’ vaccination processes

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:04
The European Union has to cooperate with other countries on their vaccination processes because the bloc “will not be safe” as long as its neighbours “are sick”, Portugal’s Secretary of State for European Affairs Ana Paula Zacarias told a European Parliament...
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Spain extends temporary lay-off schemes until end of May

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:03
The Spanish government will officially approve the extension of temporary lay-off schemes put in place March last year to protect jobs for around 800,000 workers affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. After several rounds of complex negotiations between...
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Conte wins parliament’s confidence but government’s fate remains uncertain

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:03
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte won the no-confidence vote in the second branch of parliament, known as the Senate, late on Tuesday evening in what was a long and sometimes confusing session, after earning the trust of the Chamber of...
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UK government survives trade revolt

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:02
Boris Johnson’s government narrowly avoided defeat to its Trade Bill following a rebellion by 33 Tory MPs on Tuesday. UK lawmakers voted by 319 to 308 to remove an amendment to the Trade Bill which would have forced ministers to...
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COVID-19 measures threaten lifestyle of the North’s indigenous people

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:02
Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia should take into account and respect the rights and lifestyle of the indigenous Sámi people living in their northern territories when implementing COVID-19 measures and closing borders, according to a statement published on 15 January...
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Competition or cooperation? EU, US enter new era of climate diplomacy

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:01
As Joe Biden takes the reigns of a tumultuous America, analysts have tempered expectations about the ability of the new US administration to closely align with Europe on climate change.
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France received €170 billion by 2020-end because of Brexit

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:01
“In spite of the pandemic, about 2,500 jobs have already been transferred and about fifty British entities have authorised the relocation of at least €170 billion in assets to France at the end of 2020,” Banque de France Governor, François...
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Belgian hospitals asked to suspend vaccinations

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:01
The Belgian government is postponing the vaccinations of hospital staff as vaccine manufacturer Pfizer is delivering fewer vaccines to the country than anticipated. The hospitals will be allowed to use the vaccines that they have in the freezer, but may...
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Germany says new border controls are on the table

Wed, 2021-01-20 07:00
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on EU partners to agree on measures to halt new variants of coronavirus, otherwise, borders checks will have to be re-introduced. “If countries should decide to take different paths… you have to be ready...
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Eyeing Biden, China organises summit with CEE countries

Wed, 2021-01-20 06:59
China is organising a “last minute” high-level summit with heads of Central and Eastern European states under the so-called 17+1 format, which should take place “at least online” in February, EURACTIV.cz’s media partner Hospodářské noviny reported. China intends to discuss a...
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Italian PM Conte wins confidence vote but loses overall majority

Wed, 2021-01-20 06:59
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survived a vote of confidence Tuesday (19 January) but failed to secure an overall majority in parliament, leaving his ruling coalition severely weakened as it battles the coronavirus pandemic.
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