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2021 budget to create 330 extra intelligence service jobs in France

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:20
The government’s 2021 budget will create an additional 330 jobs for the country’s intelligence services, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin told the National Assembly on Monday (19 October), a few days after the assassination of history and geography professor Samuel Paty...
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Bundestag wants more power in determining COVID-19 rules

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:19
The Bundestag should have more say when it comes to new coronavirus restrictions, according to MPs from the liberal FDP, the Greens, leftist party Die Linke, and some grand coalition MPs. They have criticised Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approach to addressing...
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Belgium: No COVID-19 symptoms, no test?

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:19
Belgium’s health ministers are set to adjust the COVID-19 test strategy in a bid to reduce long waiting times. According to the new system, those with no symptoms will no longer be tested, even if they had contact with a...
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European parliament tests positive

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:18
The European Parliament has so far recorded 56 registered COVID-19 cases, EURACTIV has learnt. However, the EU House does not have information on how many tests of officials were conducted elsewhere and were not declared. Sources suggest that more than...
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Kosovo and Serbia arrange draft agreement on missing persons

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:16
Kosovo and Serbia have agreed in Brussels on a draft agreement on finding missing persons, which will be functional once a final agreement is reached, participants in a meeting of the Kosovo government’s Commission on Missing Persons said on Monday...
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Serbia’s total debt amounts to about €27 billion

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:15
Serbia’s public debt in mid-October surpassed €27 billion, of which €400 million was in the form of unsecured debt of local self-governments, said Belgrade Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration (FEFA) Professor Goran Radosavljević on Monday (19 October). “The public...
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Interconnection as a Romanian priority

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:15
Romania’s main objective is finalising the strategic interconnection projects, said President Klaus Iohannis about the talks that took place at the Three Seas Initiative summit. The European Commission has repeatedly criticised Romania’s limited capacity to connect with its neighbours ”The...
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Hungary’s controversial Supreme Court head

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:14
The Hungarian parliament has elected András Zsolt Varga to head the country’s supreme court for the next nine years. The former deputy of  controversial Chief General Prosecutor Péter Polt and law professor, had never served in judicial capacity before being...
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Czech Coal Commission meets

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:13
The Czech Coal Commission will meet on Tuesday (20 October)  to discuss whether the country should phase out coal by 2033, 2038 or 2040. While Trade, Industry and Transport Minister Karel Havlíček said he would back a coal phase out...
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Stadium transformed into emergency field hospital

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:13
Poland’s biggest stadium, located in Warsaw, will be transformed into an emergency field hospital which should provide 500 emergency hospital beds as the number of coronavirus cases continue to rapidly increase, the government has decided. Although an official opening date...
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Golden Dawn: Prosecutor fuels the fire

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:12
In a move that triggered strong reactions, the prosecutor of the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn case suggested that those convicted for directing a criminal organisation should be given a suspended sentence. According to Adamantia Oikonomou, they are not suspected of...
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New COVID-19 restrictions for Aragón and Navarra

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:11
The Spanish autonomous communities of the north-east Aragón and Navarra regions on Monday (19 October) implemented new restrictions to curb the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, EFE reported. While bars and restaurants will only be allowed to be at...
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More power to local administrations

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:10
The new COVID-19 government decree came into force on Monday (19 October), meaning local administrations will now be able to close streets and city squares after 9pm, though it remains unclear which specific institution will hold such power. Most mayors...
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Jean-Claude Van Damme saves life of puppy in fake pet passport row

Tue, 2020-10-20 08:08
Action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme has come to the rescue of a three-month-old chihuahua, saving her from euthanasia on Monday (19 October) after a legal tussle between Norway and Bulgaria.
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EU’s Sefcovic: Europe must be ‘much more strategic’ on raw materials

Tue, 2020-10-20 07:50
The European Union “cannot achieve” climate neutrality without critical raw materials like lithium and rare earths, says Commission vice-president Maroš Šefčovič. It now needs to be “much more strategic” in relations with supplier countries in order to ensure the bloc's “strategic autonomy,” he argues.
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Romania’s forests – source of biodiversity, resource for ‘wood mafia’

Tue, 2020-10-20 07:50
Romania has the largest area of ​​virgin forests in the whole of the EU. Home to a large number of animal and plant species, they are endangered by illegal logging, as seen in a recent documentary starring ultramarathon runner Andrei Roșu.
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Majority of consumers have no beef with meat names for veggie products, says study

Tue, 2020-10-20 07:50
Consumers group BEUC has weighed in on the debate over the naming of plant-based products, saying that 80% of surveyed consumers had no issue with meat or dairy-like terms being used for alternative products.
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As the Arctic’s attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

Tue, 2020-10-20 07:32
On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbour of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, when a Chinese icebreaker sailed unannounced into the Arctic island’s territorial waters.
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French dairy giant accused of polluting country’s rivers for years

Tue, 2020-10-20 07:15
Investigation alleges Lactalis breached environmental regulations at several plants and released milk derivatives that killed fish. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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EU hails US plan to remove Sudan from terror blacklist

Tue, 2020-10-20 07:13
The EU's diplomatic chief on Monday (19 October) welcomed President Donald Trump's announcement that he is ready to remove Sudan from a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism.
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