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[Ticker] Belgian coronavirus cases rise 89 percent - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:37
On Monday (20 July), 416 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded in Belgium, as the number of infections begins rising again. In the week 14-20 July the weekly average of new infections rose by 89 percent. Prime minister Sophie Wilmès announced on Thursday that phase five of the easing of measures will be postponed. People coming back from travel abroad need to fill in a form.
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Austria’s online hate speech law prompts question marks about ‘overblocking’ - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:35
In the fight against illegal online content, the Austrian government wants to make platforms more accountable. Many details are still missing, but the German NetzDG seems to be a model. Critics fear over-blocking and collateral damage but also see opportunities. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Vienna to host new European migration ‘coordination platform’ - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:33
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Prague, 93-year old SS guard facing justice, and so much more.
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BELGRADE – Increased migration - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:32
More than 8,500 migrants were stopped this year while attempting to cross Serbia’s border illegally, while there are around 4,350 migrants currently in reception centres, Serbian Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said. After the ministerial video-conference about irregular migration along the...
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ZAGREB – Plenković’s new programme - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:32
Croatian PM-designate Andrej Plenković (HDZ, EPP) has presented the programme of his new government during the next parliament session. Opposition parties had briefly united against the ruling group, calling them ‘arrogant’ and ‘irresponsible’ for submitting the programme only half an...
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Top EU officials urge MEPs give quick budget-deal approval - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:31
MEPs criticised the EU deal on the budget and recovery package clinched by leaders after five days of gruelling talks, saying it is not enough "future-oriented", and cuts too deeply into EU policies, including health, innovation, defence and humanitarian aid
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BUDAPEST – Index journalists resign as fallout from editor’s firing unfolds - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:31
The editorial staff at Index unanimously asked to reinstate editor-in-chief Szabolcs Dull after he was sacked on Wednesday (22 July) raising fears of deteriorating press freedom in the country. Following the refusal of Bodolai László, chairman of the board of...
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EU states agree on corona hygiene standards for aviation - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:31
German transport minister, Andreas Scheuer, announced that EU member states have agreed on common hygiene standards on planes and airports - as major airlines are calling for a joint coronavirus-testing programme in order to resume trans-Atlantic travel.
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[Opinion] Why Poland can't and won't hit 2050 EU Green Deal target - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:31
Many capitals, experts and politicians see Poland as the 'enfant terrible' of climate negotiations. Everybody asks why? But the answer is darn simple. Money and time.
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Digital Brief: EU Digital cuts - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:30
Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “Europe’s digital ambitions cut by bickering member state leaders. Other continents will be delighted that Europe doesn’t strive to...
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MADRID – COVID-19 infections on the rise in Spain - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:29
One month after the four-month long state of alarm came to end, the number of COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Spain again after the country experienced a downward trend in May and June, EURACTIV’s partner EFE reported. Most...
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ROME – Italian COVID app ‘Immuni’ lacks sufficient users to be effective - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:28
Italy’s official coronavirus app known as ‘Immuni’ has been downloaded about 4.3 million times, a number which reflects just 12% of people between 24 and 75 with access to a smartphone, Italy’s Innovation Minister Paola Pisano told the Senate during...
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BERLIN – Former SS guard convicted - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:28
On Thursday (23 July), a Hamburg court delivered the verdict in one of Germany’s last Holocaust trials. The court’s judges found the now 93 year-old former SS guard, known as Bruno D in German media, guilty of aiding and abetting...
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VIENNA – Austria to host new European “coordination platform” for migration policy - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:27
After two days of talks, Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer (ÖVP) announced on Thursday (23 July) that a new coordination platform to tackle irregular migration would be established. The ministerial meeting had been organized by Austria with participants from 20...
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Ericsson: 5G could ‘dramatically increase’ network energy consumption - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 08:19
It is the industry’s responsibility to roll-out the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication networks without increasing energy consumption, Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson writes in a report outlining how this can be done. “Energy consumption is set to increase dramatically...
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MEPs warn of insufficient control over EU climate spending - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 07:46
The European Parliament rejected on Thursday (23 July) the hard-won decisions of the EU Council. MEPs criticised, among other things, cuts to climate programmes and voiced fear that billions of euros could fall into the wrong hands. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Illiberal democracy in Slovenia? Yes and no - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 07:30
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša is the strongest challenger to a status quo in which the left has been in power in the country for too long, writes Žiga Turk.
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Europe at the crossroad of Rare Diseases innovation: lessons from the past and future outlooks [Promoted content] - Fri, 24/07/2020 - 07:00
In shaping the future of rare diseases policies all stakeholders should cooperate to create an environment that actively supports research and clinical development of orphan medicinal products (OMPs). This entails building synergies all across the innovation ecosystem to address the...
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Fearing second COVID wave, Belgian government passes tighter measures - Thu, 23/07/2020 - 18:25
With the daily rate of COVID-19 infections on the rise, Belgium's National Security Council (CNS) decided on Thursday (23 July) to extend the obligations to wear masks and fill in a travel form for returning from vacation, and to postpone phase 5 of deconfinement.
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Press release - EU long-term budget deal must be improved for Parliament to accept it

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 23/07/2020 - 18:17
The recovery fund is a “historic move”, but long-term EU priorities such as the Green Deal and the Digital Agenda are put at risk, MEPs say.
Committee on Budgets

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