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Greek #metoo case gets politicians involved

Mon, 2021-01-18 07:07
Prominent female athlete and multiple Olympic Games medallist in sailing, Sofia Bekatorou, has spoken out about being sexually abused by a sports official during her preparations for the Sydney Olympic Games (2000). Though Bekatorou did not reveal the official’s name...
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Conte to face confidence vote amid rumours about a new ‘back-up’ party

Mon, 2021-01-18 07:06
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will ask MPs in the Chamber of Deputies on Monday to vote in favour of his government’s confidence after Matteo Renzi’s Italy Alive ministers resigned from the government and plunged the country into a political...
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European companies withdraw from Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

Mon, 2021-01-18 07:06
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline – which has received the green light from German authorities to restart construction work – is seeing a few companies withdraw from the project, including three this month alone. For instance, the Zurich Insurance...
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Eurostar faces ‘real risk of survival’ as passenger numbers plummet

Mon, 2021-01-18 07:05
Eurostar faces an existential threat to its future without major government support, the firm warned on Sunday. Passenger numbers for the cross-Channel rail service have fallen by 95% due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting Eurostar to warn in a statement...
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French government says no to vaccination passport for now

Mon, 2021-01-18 07:05
The creation of a vaccination passport to travel to Europe is a “very premature” debate, Secretary of State for European Affairs Clément Beaune told Franceinfo on Sunday, adding that “when access to the vaccine will be generalised, it will be...
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Orbán puts new CDU leadership to the test

Mon, 2021-01-18 07:04
In a run-off election with arch-conservative Friedrich Merz, North Rhine-Westphalian leader Armin Laschet won the race for CDU chair. Laschet – considered to be the moderate in the race and ran largely on a platform of continuing Merkel’s legacy –...
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Dangerous incident at sea just before Greece-Turkey talks (VIDEO)

Mon, 2021-01-18 07:02
The Turkish coastguard harassed a Greek fishing boat close to the island of Imia escalating tensions a few days before the launch of “exploratory talks” between Ankara and Athens. See the VIDEO here. In addition, Ankara announced that it will...
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Spain’s new Google and Tobin taxes to generate about €1 billion this year

Mon, 2021-01-18 06:58
Spain’s new taxes on digital and financial services, approved last year, came into force on Saturday (16 January). The first collection is expected in March or April, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
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Zurich Insurance to drop out of Nord Stream 2 project

Mon, 2021-01-18 06:51
Zurich Insurance Group will drop out of Russia's Nord Stream 2 project in the face of looming US sanctions against European companies that support construction of the $11 billion gas pipeline, two sources familiar with the situation said.
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Brussels postponed green finance rules after 10 EU states wielded veto

Mon, 2021-01-18 06:33
The European Commission was forced to delay publication of detailed implementing rules on the EU’s sustainable finance taxonomy because of the sheer number of comments received and a threat of blockage from eastern and southern EU member states, EURACTIV can reveal.
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Moderate Armin Laschet becomes new CDU leader in election year

Mon, 2021-01-18 06:30
North Rhine-Westphalian (NRW) premier Armin Laschet has been elected the new chair of Germany's ruling conservative CDU and will lead the party into the September Bundestag elections, with a good chance of becoming the next chancellor. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Israel authorities approve new West Bank settler homes

Mon, 2021-01-18 06:12
Israel on Sunday (17 January) advanced plans for 780 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said, adding the move puts Israel "on a collision course" with the incoming US administration.
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Police detain Navalny on arrival in Russia, prompting Western condemnation

Mon, 2021-01-18 06:00
Police detained top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny on Sunday (17 January) when he flew back to Russia months after barely surviving a poisoning attack, prompting a new wave of Western condemnation.
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Biden aide slams Trump move on Yemen rebels

Mon, 2021-01-18 05:28
The outgoing Trump administration's decision to classify Yemen's Huthi rebels as terrorists will only cause more suffering for the people of that war-torn nation, Joe Biden's nominee for national security advisor said Saturday (16 January).
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EU urges Israel to facilitate Palestinian vote

Mon, 2021-01-18 05:00
The European Union on Saturday (16 January) welcomed a promise by Palestinian leaders to hold their first elections in 15 years, urging Israel to facilitate the ballots.
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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

Mon, 2021-01-18 04:00
The global death toll from Covid-19 passed two million on Friday (15 January), with the World Health Organization (WHO) urging mass vaccinations as the pandemic progresses at a record rate.
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Swedish court dismisses Huawei appeal over 5G network ban

Sun, 2021-01-17 08:48
A Swedish court has dismissed an appeal by Huawei against its exclusion from the country’s 5G network roll out, paving the way for the 5G spectrum auction scheduled for next week to proceed as planned.
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Amazon Web Services opens first office in Greece

Sun, 2021-01-17 08:45
Amazon Inc’s cloud computing division opened its first office in Greece on Friday (15 January) to support what it said was a growing number of companies and public sector agencies using its cloud services.
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Agrifood Brief: Deal signed, sealed, but goods not delivered

Fri, 2021-01-15 15:57
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.   This week, EURACTIV’s agrifood team speaks with Paul Kelly, director of Food...
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The Brief – Rotting in the docks

Fri, 2021-01-15 15:26
The images of then UKIP leader Nigel Farage floating in a dinghy on the River Thames – encountering a flotilla of Remainers led by Bob Geldof and doling out profanity like candy – is one of the memories of the...
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