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The EU steps up for a more equal post-corona future

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:24
The EU's ambitious new budget proposal to drive recovery following the coronavirus pandemic is a good start. But long-term investment will also be needed in health, social protection, and human development, writes Emily Wigens.
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Canary Islands: Spain’s tourist paradise seeks to lead revival of sector

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:21
When the Spanish government put the country on lockdown in March to contain the spread of the coronavirus, tourism in the Canary Islands quickly dropped to zero. But the Atlantic archipelago hopes to rebound soon.
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China: One of Germany’s EU presidency priorities

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:20
EU-China relations will be one of Germany's EU presidency priorities in foreign policy matters, with an overall objective of "strengthening Europe as an anchor of stability in the world," said Chancellor Angela Merkel. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Some 50 world leaders call for post-pandemic development cooperation

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:18
World leaders on Thursday (29 May) called for resilience and cooperation after the pandemic recedes, during a UN videoconference in which the United States, China and Russia did not participate.
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Not in Education, Employment or Training… and locked out of the labour market [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-05-29 05:00
The coronavirus outbreak is causing major disruptions for those who are outside mainstream educational programs across Europe. While many have managed to turn to distance learning, those not in education, employment or training (NEETs) are even more excluded from support schemes. It is more important than ever to provide them with the skills they need to be an active part of society.
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Seehofer testifies before committee investigating the ‘toll debacle’

Thu, 2020-05-28 16:38
On Thursday (28 May), German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) testified before the investigative committee tasking with deciding on the responsibility for the government's 'toll debacle,' which could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of euros.
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F2F special podcast, increased CAP spending, digital farming revolution

Thu, 2020-05-28 15:37
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Commission hikes CAP’s second pillar spending to deliver Green Deal The European Commission...
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Karlsruhe vs. Luxembourg: Resolving the clash of courts

Thu, 2020-05-28 15:22
Following the row between the ECJ and Germany's Constitutional Court, Europe need to develop mechanisms to avoid a repeat of such conflicting judgements between top courts, argues Patrick Breyer.
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The Brief – Revolution in the air

Thu, 2020-05-28 14:57
The recovery plan presented by the President of the European Commission yesterday (Wednesday 27 May) is not only spectacular because of its size. In fact, it is the new reality behind these figures that makes it truly revolutionary.
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Cohesion becomes central to EU recovery package

Thu, 2020-05-28 14:56
Through the new REACT-EU emergency instrument, cohesion policy will be one of the key elements in the European Commission's proposal for a recovery package, which takes into account that the impact of the COVID-19 crisis has been uneven across the EU. 
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Digital Brief: Trump Vs Twitter

Thu, 2020-05-28 14:41
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “This does not make us an arbiter of truth.”   –  Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO.   Trump Vs Twitter. As...
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Germany calls in Russian envoy, seeks sanctions over hacking

Thu, 2020-05-28 14:21
Germany's foreign ministry on Thursday (28 May) called in the Russian ambassador to discuss possible sanctions over a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament, in an escalating diplomatic row.
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Bulgaria pins hopes on BCG vaccine against coronavirus

Thu, 2020-05-28 13:44
In the worldwide battle against COVID-19, scientists are investigating whether a century-old tuberculosis vaccine might offer some additional protection against the novel coronavirus.
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UK farmers group backs call for allowing access to gene editing technology

Thu, 2020-05-28 13:36
The UK National Farmers Union (NFU) has backed calls made by a cross-party group for the new Agriculture Bill to allow British farmers to access to gene-editing technology post-Brexit. 
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Global Europe Brief: Europe’s China headache

Thu, 2020-05-28 13:12
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Global Europe Brief, your weekly update on the EU in the global perspective from our foreign affairs news team: Georgi Gotev and Alexandra Brzozowski. You can subscribe here. /// IN SEARCH OF A CHINA STRATEGY Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit globally,...
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Disarmament expert: EU isn’t doing enough on arms control

Thu, 2020-05-28 13:10
Europe is a hotspot for nuclear weapons and has put the safety of its citizens in the hands of Trump and Putin. Instead, it needs to take the lead in the campaign towards nuclear disarmament, Beatrice Fihn told EURACTIV in...
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EU’s new food policy will match CAP goals, Commission says

Thu, 2020-05-28 12:34
The new Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy is compatible with the general thrust of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)'s proposal presented in June 2018, provided that its core aspects are confirmed in the legislative process, the European Commission has stressed in response to a query from EU lawmakers.
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Number crunching on expanded Just Transition Fund continues

Thu, 2020-05-28 12:03
The European Commission revealed on Thursday (28 May) how individual EU members stand to gain from the newly-fortified €40bn Just Transition Fund. Talks are still ongoing on widening the scope of the fund to more regions that might need green aid.
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Romania faces severest drought for over 50 years

Thu, 2020-05-28 09:13
Romania hasn’t faced such a severe drought for 50 or 60 years, Agriculture Minister Adrian Oros said Sunday (24 May). He said the ministry will pay compensation, but the authorities are also trying to encourage farmers to insure their crops...
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French contact-tracing app approved by lawmakers, to launch this weekend

Thu, 2020-05-28 08:50
The French government’s contact-tracing app project was approved by the lower house of parliament on Wednesday (27 May), paving the way for a weekend launch of a tool developed independently of the more widely used Apple/Google platform.
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