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Fourteen EU countries condemn Hungary over anti-LGBTIQ law

Euobserver.com - 41 min 53 sec ago
In a heated discussion among EU affairs ministers, Hungary defended its vision of traditional family, while other EU countries worried about the new law's discriminatory aspects.
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After Biden, Blinken back to Europe to shore up Western unity

Euractiv.com - 43 min 9 sec ago
Days after Joe Biden's first presidential trip abroad, Secretary of State Antony Blinken headed back to Europe Tuesday (22 June) to keep up the work of building Western unity against a rising China.
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Spanish government pardons jailed Catalan separatist leaders

Euractiv.com - 44 min 3 sec ago
Spain’s socialist-led coalition government has finalised controversial pardons for nine Catalan politicians jailed for their involvement in an unauthorised referendum and declaration of independence in 2017. EURACTIV’s partner EFE reports.
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EU preparing to lift Burundi sanctions, despite warning

Euobserver.com - 48 min 36 sec ago
The EU is preparing to resume budgetary aid to Burundi, despite NGOs' reports of ongoing human rights abuses by the government there.
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UK will not extend settlement scheme deadline for EU nationals

Euractiv.com - 48 min 59 sec ago
EU nationals living in the UK have a week until a 30 June deadline to apply for settled status, after officials confirmed that the cut-off date would not be extended.
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[Ticker] Lithuania pokes China with Taiwan Covid-vaccine donation

Euobserver.com - 52 min 52 sec ago
Lithuania has donated 20,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to Taiwan, with its foreign minister Gabrielius Landsbergis saying "freedom-loving people should look out for each other", in an allusion to human rights abuses in China, which does not recognise Taiwan's independence. "This friendship from the Baltic Sea is precious," Taiwan said. Lithuania also angered China last month by ditching its membership in China's so-called '17+1' diplomatic club of central European states.
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[Ticker] Brussels airport traveller with false Covid test jailed for year

Euobserver.com - 53 min 4 sec ago
A man who was stopped at Brussels airport with a falsified PCR-test has been sentenced by a Brussels court to a year in prison, De Standaard writes. It is the first such sentence since the Belgian authorities announced in April that they will prosecute such crimes. Between 19 April and 11 June, 576 people have been caught with falsified PCR-test at Brussels airport.
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[Ticker] Von der Leyen: Turkey needs more help for Syrian refugees

Euobserver.com - 53 min 14 sec ago
The EU should update its migration pact with Turkey, EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of an EU summit set to discuss renewing the deal, Reuters reports. "It is important that we continue to support Turkey, with 3.7 million Syrian refugees living there, some of whom have been in Turkey for 10 years," she said, adding that "the people need to have a perspective."
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[Ticker] German MEP adds to pressure to move Euro 2020 finals

Euobserver.com - 53 min 25 sec ago
A senior MEP has piled pressure on football body UEFA to move the Euro 2020 final from the UK. "The spread of the 'Delta variant' [of Covid-19] makes it impossible for 40,000 spectators to view the final match in London's stadium", Peter Liese, a centre-right MEP from Germany's ruling CDU party, who is a doctor and health rapporteur, said on Tuesday, echoing Italian prime minister Mario Draghi's comments on Monday.
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[Ticker] Report: Vatican urges Italy to block anti-homophobia law

Euobserver.com - 53 min 35 sec ago
Italy should block a bill criminalising homophobic and misogynistic hate speech and violence because it harmed "freedom of thought" among Roman Catholics, the Vatican said in a confidential "note verbale" to Italy's embassy in the Holy See, according to Italian daily Corriere della Sera. The unprecedented intervention comes as the law, tabled by a gay centre-left MP, is to be ratified by the senate after having passed the lower house.
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[Ticker] Dutch coalition talks postponed to August

Euobserver.com - 53 min 48 sec ago
The main political parties in the Netherlands decided on Tuesday to postpone talks to form a coalition government until mid-August, Reuters reported. Centre-right caretaker prime minister Mark Rutte and Sigrid Kaag, the leader of the centre-left D-66, are expected to put forward a plan for the country's recovery and climate policies, which could help them to gain support from at least ten other parties to reach a majority in parliament.
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[Ticker] EU Commission to buy 150m extra Moderna doses in 2022

Euobserver.com - 53 min 59 sec ago
The European Commission decided on Tuesday to amend its second contract with the pharmaceutical company Moderna to purchase, on behalf of all member states, 150 million additional doses in 2022. EU countries can resell or donate doses to other countries outside the EU or through the COVAX vaccine-sharing scheme led by the World Health Organization. The EU has secured a total of 460 million doses of Moderna.
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Europol: Extremists exploited pandemic to spread radicalism

Euobserver.com - 54 min 34 sec ago
A new report reveals how extremists attempted to exploit the Covid-19 pandemic to spread their radical messages and propaganda across the EU. In 2020, a total of 57 completed, failed or foiled terrorist attacks took place in the EU.
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Greece dismisses EU states' objections on refugee travel

Euobserver.com - 54 min 44 sec ago
Greece reaffirmed its position that refugees should be allowed onward travel, despite objections of abuse by six EU member states. The comments come as Amnesty International releases a new report on illegal pushbacks in Greece.
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[Column] What are the online risks to Germany's autumn election?

Euobserver.com - 54 min 58 sec ago
Germany is one of the few countries where a political YouTuber or blogger may receive a letter from the independent media authorities asking him or her to respect journalistic standards.
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[Opinion] What's missing from agenda for Berlin's Libya conference?

Euobserver.com - 55 min 28 sec ago
There is an eagerness to move towards what Heiko Maas, the German foreign minister, has called the "sustainable stabilisation" of Libya. And yet the essential elements needed for such stability are not on the agenda of Wednesday's conference in Berlin.
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Transforming healthcare: do cell and gene therapies hold the key? [Promoted content]

Euractiv.com - 57 min 27 sec ago
Cell and gene therapies (CGTs), also classified as Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs), have been hailed as revolutionary, but the path towards realising their potential has also seen pitfalls and disappointments along the way since the first attempts some decades ago.
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Lukashenko blasts ‘Nazi’ Germany after new Western sanctions

Euractiv.com - 58 min 48 sec ago
Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko Tuesday (22 June) accused modern Germany of Nazism on the 80th anniversary of Hitler's invasion of the USSR and a day after coordinated Western sanctions on his country.
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Press release - Deal reached on new rules to better protect road accident victims

European Parliament (News) - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 18:04
Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on motor insurance rules providing more protection, transparency and smoother cooperation throughout the EU.
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP
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Press release - Deal reached on new rules to better protect road accident victims

European Parliament - Tue, 06/22/2021 - 18:04
Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on motor insurance rules providing more protection, transparency and smoother cooperation throughout the EU.
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP
Categories: European Union

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