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Christchurch Call: EU struggling to get anti-terror measures right

Fri, 2019-05-17 19:51
New Zealand and France gathered states and social media organisations around the same table on Wednesday (15 May) to take joint action against terror online. The EU has been negotiating a regulation on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online for months, but critics find it too restrictive and fear censorship. EURACTIV Germany reports
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No member state raised concerns about Greece’s relief measures

Fri, 2019-05-17 18:14
EU member states have not raised concerns about relief measures recently announced by the Greek government. Diplomatic sources close to the issue told that only the EU institutions have.
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The Brief, powered by ifaw – Boris v Farage to be the British Trump

Fri, 2019-05-17 16:52
“Of course I'm going to go for it," said Boris Johnson of the upcoming Conservative leadership race on Thursday. That shouldn’t have surprised anyone. Johnson has been positioning himself for the leadership for years.
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Supporters flock to see Farage as Brexit party marches on

Fri, 2019-05-17 16:50
Nigel Farage's Brexit party is on the march, promising to "sweep away the UK's two party system". Brexit Editor Benjamin Fox joins them at a campaign rally outside Wolverhampton.
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EU backs cyber sanctions regime, following Dutch and UK pressure

Fri, 2019-05-17 15:46
Under new EU rules, individuals and groups conducting cyber-attacks from outside the bloc may be hit with potential sanctions, including travel bans and asset freezes. But the measures announced on Friday will be applied only to "persons and entities" and not to national governments.
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#EU2019 – Battle for deeply divided Poland crucial for EU elections

Fri, 2019-05-17 15:45
Extreme polarisation and sensitive domestic issues - from the rule of law to the role of the Church and a recent paedophile scandal - will play a key role in the upcoming EU elections in Poland, likely to see a much higher turnout than in 2014. EURACTIV Poland reports.
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Commission repeals US anti-dumping duties on ethanol, irritates industry

Fri, 2019-05-17 14:45
Following an expiry review, the European Commission has decided to repeal the antidumping measures against imports of bioethanol from the USA. The decision has triggered reactions of the EU ethanol industry, which warns about severe economic and climate implications.
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Germany to unleash e-scooters on streets

Fri, 2019-05-17 14:33
The upper house of the German parliament voted on Friday (17 May) to allow e-scooters onto the country’s streets, as the new urban vehicle continue to take Europe by storm.
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Google, Facebook, Twitter rapped for not doing enough in EU fake news fight

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:38
Facebook, Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday (17 May) for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, seven months after promising to do more.
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EU-ACP Cotonou successor faces one year delay

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:13
A joint ministerial council next week had been earmarked as the moment for formally concluding the successor to the Cotonou Agreement, which expires in January. But there are now doubts that it will be finalised before the end of the year.
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Brexit talks ‘have gone as far as they can’, says Labour leader Corbyn

Fri, 2019-05-17 13:02
Cross-party talks on a Brexit compromise collapsed on Friday (17 May) after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister Theresa May that the talks “have now gone as far as they can”.
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Celebrating 50 years of Airbus’ European manufacturing system [Promoted content]

Fri, 2019-05-17 12:00
On his first day as Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury highlighted Airbus 50th anniversary as a chance to reflect on who we are and where we come from.
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An Innovative and Responsible Europe: Empowering young people

Fri, 2019-05-17 11:50
According to the UN, quality education is the foundation to create sustainable development. Education and teachers’ empowerment are therefore considered as key factors in supporting youth as a globally connected engine for change.
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#EU2019 -Third time’s not the charm for EU’s newest member Croatia

Fri, 2019-05-17 10:49
Ever since Croatia joined the EU in July 2013, its membership has been so uneventful that it was almost invisible. Sadly, the same can be said for the EU's presence in Croatia.
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Mistranslation adds fuel to Franco-German relations’ fire

Fri, 2019-05-17 10:14
A mistake in the French translation put a strain on Franco-German relations, causing for intense reactions. The two heads of state are opposed, in particular, to who will be the future European Commission President. EURACTIV France reports.
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Salvini fumes at EU court ruling on refugee returns

Fri, 2019-05-17 08:58
Italy’s hardline deputy prime minister reiterated his call to change the EU in reaction to a ruling  by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that refugees cannot be deported if their life or freedom is at risk in their home countries.
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EPP’s Weber does not regret his stance on Orban

Fri, 2019-05-17 08:54
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EU leaders to kill plans for smaller Commission in June summit

Fri, 2019-05-17 08:39
EU leaders are expected to ditch the idea of having fewer Commissioners, recommended by the Treaty, in a June summit that could struggle to find consensus on the distribution of top posts given the “full agenda”, sources told
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EU fends off US attack in spat over the bloc’s military reforms

Fri, 2019-05-17 08:38
The EU responded on Thursday (16 May) to US accusations that a new European military pact risks shutting out American companies of European defence projects and undermine NATO.
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LEAK: Commission ramps up pressure on minimum corporate tax

Fri, 2019-05-17 08:26
European Commission will urge finance ministers on Friday (17 May) to agree on a floor to corporate taxation, as part of a strategy to shape the ongoing global debate on tax matters, according to documents seen by
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