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Irish FM survives no-confidence vote

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:58
Foreign minister Simon Coveney has survived a no-confidence vote brought against him in the Irish parliament on Wednesday. The motion was initiated by opposition party Sinn Féin over an ongoing scandal surrounding the appointment of Katherine Zappone to the post...
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Belgium’s young adults face post-pandemic depression

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:58
Young adults (18-29) are still the most affected by anxiety (27%) and depressive symptoms (24.5%), while the elderly (65 years and over) are the least affected (7% and 6% respectively), a new survey by Sciensano, the national public health institute...
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France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated medical staff

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:57
“Yesterday, 3,000 staff of health or medico-social establishments who had not yet been vaccinated out of a total of 2.7 million employees were suspended,” Health Minister Oliver Véran told RTL radio on Thursday (16 September). Since Wednesday (15 September), staff...
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Macron bids Merkel farewell over dinner, but not really

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:57
As German Chancellor Angela Merkel winds up her farewell tour across Europe, she visited Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday. The two pledged to keep working together closely, even as Merkel is set to become a sitting duck on 26...
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Italy gets closer to referendum decriminalising cannabis

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:57
A referendum aiming to decriminalise growing and consuming cannabis in Italy has been signed by more than 420,000 people in just four days. At the current pace, it is set to reach the 500,000 signatures it needs to be considered valid much...
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Ryanair eyes aggressive expansion in Ukraine, banks on migrant workers

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:46
Ryanair is planning aggressive expansion in Ukraine if the country joins the European Union's Open Skies deregulated aviation market in the coming months, Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary said on Thursday (16 September).
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EU warns of deep divisions at WTO, urges reform

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:40
The EU pressed the US Administration to agree on the reform of the World Trade Organisation’s dispute settlement system amid deep divisions running through the institution.
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Armin Laschet: Merkel’s heir apparent?

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:30
Angela Merkel has governed Germany for 16 years and proven a reliable ally both in Europe and for the world. Will her party colleague hoping to succeed her follow in her footsteps or diverge from her path in order to forge his own legacy?
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MEPs push to shape working conditions of the gig economy

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:30
The European Parliament adopted by an overwhelming majority a resolution on social protection for platform workers, anticipating key parts of an upcoming EU legislative proposal expected to come out before the end of the year.
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‘A crazy dream come true’: Macron inaugurates the Wrapped Arc de Triomphe

Fri, 2021-09-17 07:23
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (16 September) inaugurated a posthumous installation conceived by the late artist Christo that envelops Paris's Arc de Triomphe monument in 2,500 square metres of silvery blue, recyclable plastic wrapping.
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End of ‘Merkron’: EU’s power couple prepares to bow out

Thu, 2021-09-16 20:00
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Angela Merkel in Paris on Thursday (16 September) for the last time before the German chancellor stands down, spelling the end of a partnership at the heart of the European Union for the last four years.
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EU law on gender violence must cover all forms of discrimination, say MEPs

Thu, 2021-09-16 17:31
Gender-based violence should be added to the list of crimes to be tackled across borders and the European Commission must table a proposal for an EU-wide directive on gender-based violence, EU lawmakers stated on Thursday (16 September).
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Commission acknowledges its Bulgaria failures

Thu, 2021-09-16 16:59
The European Commission acknowledged for the first time on Thursday (16 September) that it had not done enough to help fight high-level corruption in Bulgaria. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports
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The Brief, powered by EPRA — Beaten at the post?

Thu, 2021-09-16 16:46
With only ten days to go, the German election race is expectedly picking up pace. But just as things are getting heated and — for German standards — dirty, much of the election action might already have been completed.
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Opposition-led Hungarian capital holds democracy conference in sign of defiance

Thu, 2021-09-16 16:44
As Hungarian opposition parties are preparing to elect a single challenger to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Budapest's green mayor, one of the prime ministerial hopefuls, is holding a conference on sustainable democracy together with an exiled liberal university and opposition think tank.
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Parliament sides with Commission to approve controversial new antimicrobials rules

Thu, 2021-09-16 16:28
The European Parliament has given its green light to a controversial new antimicrobials regulation, dismissing a motion calling for tighter restrictions on antibiotics use in animals and allowing the Commission to move forward on its plans to tackle anti-microbial resistance.
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French publishers close to launch collective negotiations on neighbouring rights

Thu, 2021-09-16 16:16
French publishers are close to launching a new body to collectively negotiate with online platforms, while the dispute with Google raises fundamental questions on how to monetise online content.
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EU aims for bigger diplomatic weight on Indo-Pacific matters

Thu, 2021-09-16 16:13
The European Union outlined on Thursday (16 September) a new strategy for raising its presence in the Indo-Pacific and counter China's increasing influence in the region, which has become the latest arena of the international geopolitical race.
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Von der Leyen offers African energy investment and more vaccine promises

Thu, 2021-09-16 15:27
Investment in green energy and new promises on vaccine supply were the only offers to Africa made by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen this week, as the EU’s plans to boost relations with its southern neighbour continent continue to sit on the back burner.
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Some vaccine platforms can be easier adapted to new COVID-19 variants

Thu, 2021-09-16 15:23
For now, vaccines are capable of dealing with SARS-CoV-2 virus variants circulating in the world. But as new variants potentially emerge vaccines might need to be adapted to fight the new strains.
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