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EU responds to Trump’s Middle East peace plan

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:50
The European Union's top diplomat said Tuesday (28 January) that the bloc remains "firm and united" behind the quest for a negotiated two-state peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
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PRIŠTINA – No mediation

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:49
Embassies of France, Germany, Italy, the UK and the US in Kosovo issued a statement explaining that they will not engage as mediators in talks between election winner Vetevendosje (VV) and the Democratic League of Kosovo (LDK) on forming a...
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ZAGREB – Definitely resignation

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:47
“I have chosen to terminate cooperation with Health Minister Milan Kujundžić. Health is a portfolio that needs a clear focus and a plan, especially during an EU presidency and at times when the coronavirus presents a threat for the whole...
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In surprise move, Borrell says will visit Ukraine’s disputed region of Donbas

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:47
EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell said on Tuesday (28 January) he intends to visit Ukraine in the coming weeks, including the disputed region of Donbas which is under the control of pro-Russia separatists.
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LJUBLJANA – MPs in a panic trying to form the new government

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:46
President Borut Pahor will consult with political parties today to have a clearer picture of the future political moves in Slovenia. While the presidents of DeSUS and NSi are advocating snap elections and most of their MPs are working to...
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SOFIA – Investigation against the president

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:45
Taped conversations made while eavesdropping on the commander of the Air Force general Tsanko Stoykov that suggest President Rumen Radev might have committed a crime had been published by the prosecutor’s office. This comes after Prosecutor-General Ivan Geshev asked the...
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Hungarians also request to be evacuated from China

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:43
Seven out of the eight Hungarian citizens currently in the Hubei province, in which Wuhan, the city where the virus broke out is located, have requested evacuation, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has said at a press conference. Szijjártó has said...
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BUDAPEST – Monetary policy unchanged

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:42
At its meeting on 28 January 2020, the Monetary Council of  the Central Bank of Hungary (Magyar Nemzeti Bank (MNB) decided not to change the Central bank base interest rate – it stayed at 0.90. MNB’s biggest concern is inflation:...
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WARSAW, PRAGUE – Jourová in Poland

Wed, 29/01/2020 - 08:41
EU Commission for values and transparency, Věra Jourová, started her two-day visit to meet state officials in Poland yesterday (28 January). But will she be able to sway Polish authorities when it comes to the government’s controversial reforms? Jourová met...
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UN climate talks failing to address urgency of crisis, says top scientist

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 09:18
Urgent UN talks on tackling the climate emergency are still not addressing the true scale of the crisis, one of the world’s leading climate scientists has warned, as high-ranking ministers from governments around the world began to arrive in Madrid for the final days of negotiations. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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Salvini’s U-turn on Nutella exposes flaws in his ‘nationalist’ food policy

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:58
Lega leader Matteo Salvini's recent scolding of the iconic hazelnut spread 'Nutella' has exposed flaws in the 'Italian first' formula that has led the Italian to past electoral successes.
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Inflation, climate, jargon: ECB launches major review

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:57
The European Central Bank's new president Christine Lagarde has announced that the Frankfurt-based institute will soon undertake a strategic review, its first since 2003.
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Germany’s grand coalition to continue, for now, in fragile modus vivendi

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:56
For the time being, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) will continue being part of Germany's grand coalition with conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU).
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Belarus crowds rally against closer Russia ties, wave EU flags

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:47
Roughly 1,000 Belarusians joined an unauthorised demonstration on Saturday (7 December) against the prospect of a closer union with Russia.
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Brexit? New referendum? What’s at stake in UK vote

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:45
Britain votes on Thursday (12 December) in a crucial general election that will determine whether the country leaves the European Union next month or sets out a path to potentially reverse Brexit.
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France ready to take Trump’s tariff threat to WTO

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:34
France is ready to go to the World Trade Organization to challenge US President Donald Trump's threat to put tariffs on champagne and other French goods in a row over a French tax on internet companies, its finance minister said on Sunday (8 December).
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UK patient health data traded to US firms  

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:31
Health data belonging to millions of UK National Health Service (NHS) patients has been sold under license to US companies and global pharmaceutical firms, in a move that is likely to inflame tensions between the UK government and privacy campaigners in the run up to the December 12 election.
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Arms sales worldwide up nearly 5%, says new report

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:21
Arms sales rose by nearly five percent worldwide in 2018 in a market dominated by the United States, according to a new report published Monday (9 December) by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
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COP25: Countries pressed to deliver

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:20
The COP is meant to pave the way for countries to raise their climate ambition before the end of crucial year 2020. Climate negotiators know that they are under tight scrutiny from stakeholders, first and foremost cities, businesses, and Fridays for Future.
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COP25: cities are no longer waiting around for nations, Milan’s mayor says

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 08:19
Because there is still a small number of nations blocking progress in implementing the Paris Agreement, and cities already feel their impact of climate change, they are ready to take the lead in fighting global warming, Milan's mayor and C40 network Vice-Chairman Giuseppe Sala told EURACTIV in an interview. 
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