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EU food stocks: Should gear up for a rise of food protectionism?

Fri, 2020-05-29 13:57
The EU is preparing to change its agricultural storage policy at a time when the COVID-19 health crisis has highlighted the weaknesses of its reserves. EURACTIV France reports.
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Vestager defends EU approach to Lufthansa mega bailout

Fri, 2020-05-29 13:21
EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said on Friday (29 May) that the European Commission is not creating obstacles to the German government’s €9 billion Lufthansa bailout and that her services are only looking to remedy potential competition disturbances.
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Italians least satisfied with EU’s coronavirus response

Fri, 2020-05-29 13:08
According to a survey carried out for the European Parliament, Italians are the least satisfied EU citizens when it comes to the EU's response to the coronavirus crisis. EURACTIV Italy reports.
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The opposition’s potential to undermine the Erdogan regime increases

Fri, 2020-05-29 12:32
Due to the growing economic recession, the possibility of early elections in Turkey is increasing, writes Lucia Yar.
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Will the EU have a new ‘single market tax’ for multinationals?

Fri, 2020-05-29 11:55
The European Commission is working on a proposal for a new tax on multinationals operating on the single market to finance the recently proposed recovery fund, but the Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, told EURACTIV he recommends being "very cautious" rather than too imaginative in picking new levies.
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What the EU’s Farm to Fork Strategy means for farmers in the Global South

Fri, 2020-05-29 11:37
The EU's new Farm to Fork strategy is a good start towards a 'just transition' in European farming, but what will it mean for farmers in the Global South, asks Isabelle Brachet.
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Georgia targeted by fake stories of US secret labs spreading COVID-19

Fri, 2020-05-29 11:34
EU foreign ministers are discussing China on Friday (29 May), as the country started to back Russian narratives of Washington-led biological weapon development in Georgia and other post-Soviet countries. One widely circulating allegation in the internet during the pandemic claimed...
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Natural gas is a ‘caveat’ in energy transition, EU admits

Fri, 2020-05-29 11:29
While fossil fuel projects are in theory excluded from EU funding, natural gas will continue to play a key role in replacing coal while helping to build a hydrogen infrastructure at least cost, EU climate chief Frans Timmermans said on Thursday (28 May).
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We need to reinvent, not rebuild Europe’s industrial base after COVID-19 [Promoted content]

Fri, 2020-05-29 10:00
The economic situation is bleak. The IMF predicts a 3% fall in global GDP in 2020 because of COVID-19. Europe’s largest economy, Germany, officially entered into recession earlier this week and according to McKinsey, 60 million jobs are at risk...
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Digital in a post-crisis world

Fri, 2020-05-29 09:57
As Europe slowly begins to emerge out of an unprecedented public health crisis, questions are being posed as to how digital technologies could be leveraged on the bloc to ensure a resilient and stable recovery. Building on from a recent...
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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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