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EU to unveil trillion-euro ‘Green Deal’ financial plan

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:46
The European Commission will propose on Tuesday (14 January) how the EU can pay for shifting the region's economy to net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 while protecting coal-dependent regions from taking the brunt of changes aimed at fighting climate change.
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France struggles to find ‘EU friends’ in Sahel

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:44
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out about Hungary's conditional commitment to carbon neutrality, Italy's sixth case of meningitis within a month and a half, France having a hard time finding help from its EU friends in the Sahel, and so much more.
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Global banks urge EU to ‘improve’ market access as Brexit looms

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:40
International banks have called on the European Union to make its system for financial market access more transparent and predictable to avoid hurting markets and consumers.
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PODGORICA – Two journalists arrested after publishing ‘fake news’

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:36
Late on Sunday (12 January) evening, the Montenegrin police arrested two journalists of pro-Serb news websites, Gojko Raičević and Dražen Živković. The two editors of the and were taken into custody for inducing panic in a public space...
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ZAGREB – Left-wing extremism

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:34
Two days ago, the Croatian’s peasants party (HSS) leader, Kreso Beljak, justified the political killings of emigrants in Yugoslavia on his Twitter account, saying that notorious Yugoslav-era secret police ”Udba apparently didn’t kill enough people”. But his apology on Monday...
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SOFIA – EU export growth

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:33
Bulgarian exports to the EU grew by 3.4% from January to October 2019 period, compared to the same period of 2018, the National Statistical Institute said on  Monday (13 January), with Germany, Romania, Italy, Greece, France and Belgium as the...
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DUBLIN – Future Ireland-UK relations

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:32
Monday marked a “really good day for Ireland and the UK,” Irish leader Leo Varadkar said yesterday, after meeting Northern Ireland First and Deputy First Ministers, on the day the power-sharing coalition at the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont was...
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BERLIN – ‘Project-oriented’ cooperation in Thuringia?

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:31
After months of political deadlock, the state of Thuringia could see the forming of a governing coalition as the call to create a “project government” with the state’s previous governing coalition of Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and the Left, was...
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BRUSSELS – No white smoke, again

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:29
With 233 days since the federal elections, the King has extended the mission of the coalition talks informants, Georges-Louis Bouchez (MR) and Joachim Coens (CD&V), until 28 January. “The different parties must now be able to stabilise and occupy the...
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PARIS – Where are the ‘EU friends’ in Sahel?

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:28
In a meeting in Pau on Monday, the heads of state for the G5 Sahel (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad and Mauritania) expressed their will to fight jihadist terror groups in the region and agreed to focus on the Tri...
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Contract killer tells court how he murdered Slovak journalist and his fiancee

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:21
A former soldier admitted in court on Monday (13 January) killing a Slovak journalist whose murder two years ago led to anti-corruption protests that brought down the government of long-time prime minister Robert Fico. Miroslav Marček told a court he...
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Merkel and Putin’s forced ‘rapprochement’

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:10
Russia's international influence has led to stronger cooperation between German Chancellor Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin. But what can both leaders achieve? EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel does a Q&A.
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Libya peace talks in Moscow fall short of ceasefire deal

Tue, 2020-01-14 08:05
Libya’s warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday (13 January) but failed to agree on an open-ended ceasefire to end a nine-month war over the capital Tripoli.
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Separatist MEPs bring Catalan conflict to the heart of EU democracy

Tue, 2020-01-14 07:42
Pro-independence Catalan leaders Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comin sat for the first time as members of the European Parliament on Monday (13 December), calling on the EU to take a stance on the political conflict currently gripping Spain. 
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Athens metro advertises anti-abortion campaign

Tue, 2020-01-14 07:41
An anti-abortion campaign poster displayed in the metro of Athens has triggered the strong reaction of the government, which forced the transportation company to immediately remove it.
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Brexit spokesman Starmer takes early lead in Labour leadership race

Mon, 2020-01-13 19:37
The Labour party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer is the early front-runner in the party’s leadership race, securing 89 nominations, more than twice as many as any other candidate, as the deadline for nominations passed on Monday (13 January).
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The Brief, powered by Orgalim – How the UK could be taken to the ECJ over Brexit

Mon, 2020-01-13 16:54
Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has had a busy January so far, and it’s only likely to get more hectic, with the Brexit deadline coming up, as well as a national election.
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Abkhazia’s de facto president resigns, triggers new elections

Mon, 2020-01-13 16:53
In four days, Abkhazia, the breakaway region of Georgia, has seen government buildings smashed, protests to depose the de facto president come to fruition, a court decision that annulled previous elections published and new snap-elections called, a caretaker president appointed and opposition candidacy declared. 
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New UK farming bill guarantees subsidies for 2020

Mon, 2020-01-13 16:43
The UK government has introduced new legislation which ensures that farming subsidies will continue to be paid to UK farmers for 2020. The Direct Payments to Farmers Bill, which was introduced in Parliament on Thursday (9 January), gives governments across...
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Despite plans to ban glyphosate, its sales in France increase by 10%

Mon, 2020-01-13 15:39
Despite France's campaign against glyphosate and a plan to ban it in a majority of agricultural practices by the end of 2020, the world's most commonly used weedkiller saw its sales volumes soar by 10% in the country in 2018.
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