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Czech security service says Russia behind cyber attacks on ministry

Mon, 2018-12-03 16:33
Russia’s intelligence services were behind cyber attacks targeting the Czech foreign ministry last year, the Czech security service said on Monday in its annual report.
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‘God help us’: Khashoggi’s hacked WhatsApp messages provide clues about killing

Mon, 2018-12-03 16:31
Messages obtained from the WhatsApp account of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi shine a light on the possible reasons behind his death, depicting the full extent of his animosity towards Saudi Arabia and his plans to establish an "electronic army" of activists against the regime.
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Soros-funded university says it is being forced out of Hungary

Mon, 2018-12-03 15:00
Hungary's Central European University, founded by George Soros, said on Monday  (3 December) it has been forced out of the country in "an arbitrary eviction" that violated academic freedom, and confirmed plans to enrol new students in neighbouring Austria next year.
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Czech PM probe damages country and EU, MEP Grassle says

Mon, 2018-12-03 14:56
The ongoing investigation into Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš’s possible conflict of interest damages the Czech Republic and harms the EU as well, MEP Ingeborg Grässle said, revealing that the inquest has almost drawn to a conclusion.'s media partner Aktuálně.cz reports.
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Trade secrets called into question in ‘Implant Files’ investigation

Mon, 2018-12-03 14:29
The French transposition of the European directive on trade secrets has hindered access to certain documents required for the “Implant Files” investigation. EURACTIV France reports.
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No decline in discrimination against people of African descent in EU

Mon, 2018-12-03 14:14
People of African descent born in Europe face systemic racism in the EU, stated a report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Moreover, European institutions are struggling to lead by example. EURACTIV France reports.
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PSOE warns against rise of far-right as Vox gains in Andalusia vote

Mon, 2018-12-03 13:39
Spain's ruling Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) has warned of the threat posed by far-right parties after Vox took 12 parliamentary seats in regional elections on Sunday night in Andalusia, a traditional Socialist stronghold. EURACTIV’s partner efe-epa reports.
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EU terrorist content legislation is targeting the wrong players [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-12-03 12:00
The European Union wants Cloud Infrastructure Providers to snoop on their customer’s data, slowing down their digital transformation and immediately bringing to a halt the protections of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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Hungarian opposition denounces Gruevski’s case ‘disgrace’

Mon, 2018-12-03 08:40
The leaders of three opposition parties represented in the Hungarian parliament published on Sunday (2 December) an open letter in which they call a “disgrace” the granting by Viktor Orbán of asylum to former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
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Germany and France to outline EU financial transaction tax proposal

Mon, 2018-12-03 08:10
Germany and France will outline on Monday a joint proposal for a financial transaction tax for the European Union that is based on a model already tested in France, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported late on Sunday (2 December).
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Trump and Xi’s truce upholds watered down G20 communiqué

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:54
A trade ceasefire agreed between the US and Chinese presidents, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, helped to sustain the defence of multilateralism included in the final G20 declaration in Buenos Aires. 
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Macron threatens to scupper EU-South America trade deal over climate

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:54
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that he will oppose a trade deal between the EU and Mercosur if Brazil’s incoming far-right president pulls his country out of the Paris Agreement.
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‘We are last generation that can stop climate change’ – UN summit

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:50
The UN climate change summit begins on Monday (3 December) with a warning that today's generation is the last that can prevent catastrophic global warming, as well as the first to be suffering its impacts. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Slovakia signs deal to replace Russian-made fighter jets with US F-16 planes

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:45
Slovakia's defence ministry signed a deal on Friday (30 November) to buy 14 US-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Russian-made MiG-29s, its defence ministry said.
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Group of EU states rejects compromise on digital tax as deadline looms

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:35
A group of European Union countries rejected on Friday (30 November) a new compromise plan for the introduction of an EU-wide tax on digital revenues of large companies, diplomats said, making it increasingly difficult to meet a year-end deadline for a deal.
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EU finance ministers need to deliver: Digital companies must pay tax

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:34
When European finance ministers meet on Tuesday (4 December), they should swiftly adopt the digital service tax, say Udo Bullmann and Paul Tang.
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Macedonia moves closer towards name change

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:31
Macedonia's lawmakers moved closer on Sunday (2 December) to rename the country and remove a key hurdle on the road to breaking a decades-long stalemate with Greece.
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To beat back climate change, the EU must help China – and itself

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:30
In the fight against climate change, the EU must tackle two gigantic tasks: slash its own emissions, and help China do the same, writes Bernard Durand.
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The listed sector’s push for sustainability [Promoted content]

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:30
Key European stakeholders of the listed real estate sector met in London at the end of November to discuss the issue of sustainability and how the built environment can meet challenges and advance sustainability on all fronts.
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Europe needs a new governance mechanism for sustainability

Mon, 2018-12-03 07:25
The European Union unveiled a strategy last week to become the world's first climate neutral economy by 2050, generating a positive momentum ahead of the COP24 in Katowice, writes Luca Jahier.
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