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Belarus: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the instrumentalisation of migrants and refugees by the regime

European Council - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 00:29
The EU and its member states condemn the instrumentalisation of migrants and refugees by the Belarusian regime.
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Lebanon: EU adopts a framework for targeted sanctions

European Council - Sat, 07/31/2021 - 00:29
The Council adopted a framework for targeted restrictive measures to address the situation in Lebanon.
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Agrifood Brief: What did EU put in my glass?

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 17:44
Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Please note that this will be the last EURACTIV agrifood brief before the...
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CAP Tracker – Next steps for the national strategic plans

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 17:15
Welcome to EURACTIV’s CAP tracker, your one-stop shop for all the latest developments on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Be sure to check back here regularly for updates on the next steps for the CAP and how member states are...
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The Brief – Sun, sand, sea … staycation

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:46
The Brief takes its own summer holiday from today. In practice, few will be jetting off to somewhere warm. COVID-19 case rates are still stubbornly high, travel restrictions are still tight and most of us will be staying at home, again.
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Little known businessman Plamen Nikolov nominated as Bulgaria’s prime minister

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:43
The political force that won the 11 July election ‘There is Such a People’ of TV showman Slavi Trifonov nominated on Friday (30 July) Plamen Nikolov, a little-known businessman, to be the next Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
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Privacy concerns set to grow with the digitalisation of education

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:41
The digitalisation of education accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic looks set to continue as students return to school, but the safeguarding concerns it has raised also remain.
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COVID in continuum: EURACTIV’s 2021 summer review

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 16:32
Even journalists need holidays, though whether we can use them to go anywhere these days is more complicated. As we pack our real and metaphorical bags for the summer recess, we offer a look back at some of the headlines that have dominated the first seven months of 2021
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Critics wary of Ryanair scheme to ‘fully’ offset flight emissions

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 15:36
Irish budget airline Ryanair will soon roll out a new “carbon calculator” the company says will allow customers to fully offset their flight emissions – a claim that has been met with scepticism by climate campaigners.
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Schrems has Facebook data processing in sights for next coup

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 15:13
After notorious data activist Max Schrems already brought down the EU-US Privacy Shield data transfer agreement, his next coup could turn Facebook's entire data processing upside down. In an interview with EURACTIV Germany, Schrems spoke about his new case against the tech giant and the impact it could have.
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Europe leaves austerity behind with job-driven recovery

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 14:36
National recovery plans are expected to create at least 800,000 jobs by 2022 in the EU, thanks to additional public and private investment and planned reforms in member states, according to the European Commission.
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In Spain, dozens of villages struggle for drinking water

Euractiv.com - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 14:23
Across the country, nitrates and arsenic have made the water undrinkable for village's residents, who number 350 in winter and nearly 1,000 in summer. Groundwater resources are at risk from agricultural pollution, a lack of water quality controls and drought.
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141/2021 : 30 July 2021 - Order of the General Court in case T-272/21 R

European Court of Justice (News) - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 13:16
Puigdemont i Casamajó and Others v Parliament
Le vice-président du Tribunal de l’Union européenne rejette la demande de suspension de la levée de l’immunité parlementaire de MM. Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó et Antoni Comín i Oliveres ainsi que de Mme Clara Ponsatí i Obiols

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Debate: Covid pass: a blessing or a curse?

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 12:19
Starting August 6, only those with a "green pass" will be able to dine in restaurants and participate in indoor public events in Italy. Other states in Europe are also making proof of vaccination a prerequisite for participation in public life. While some commentators see Covid passes as indispensable in the fight against the pandemic, others fear they will divide societies.
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Debate: Capitol attack inquiry: hearings begin

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 07/30/2021 - 12:19
The hearings of the investigative committee on the storming of the Capitol on 6 January have been underway in the US since Tuesday. Security personnel on duty at the time were the first to testify, some of them in tears. The hearing aims to clarify to what extent ex-president Donald Trump bears responsibility for the attack by his supporters.
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