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‘A crazy dream come true’: Macron inaugurates the Wrapped Arc de Triomphe

Euractiv.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:23
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday (16 September) inaugurated a posthumous installation conceived by the late artist Christo that envelops Paris's Arc de Triomphe monument in 2,500 square metres of silvery blue, recyclable plastic wrapping.
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With the drive for lower prices and

Euobserver.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:10
With the drive for lower prices and emergence of more and more 'fast-fashion' brands, durability is inevitably compromised. However, through new regulation, selling durable products shall no longer be a design option - it will be a legal requirement.
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We are setting the standard for many

Euobserver.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:10
We are setting the standard for many years to come. Rest assured; I have a clear mandate from my group and I am doing everything in my power to kick out fossil fuels from EU financing.
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EU Commission blocks anti-fraud funds without explanation

Euobserver.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:10
The European Commission has blocked the recently-created European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) from using their budget to hire the specialised personnel they need. It has not explained why.
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Centre-right MEPs abstain on gender-violence vote

Euobserver.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:09
Around 90 centre-right European People's Party (EPP) lawmakers abstained in a vote to list gender-based violence a crime under EU law, while almost as many voted in favour.
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World off track to meet climate targets, despite Covid-19

Euobserver.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:09
Climate change has not been slowed down by the pandemic and the world remains off-track to meet 2015 Paris Agreement climate targets, the UN has warned- just weeks ahead of the COP26 summit.
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[Ticker] MEPs back new EU ethics body

Euobserver.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:09
The European Parliament supported the creation of a new EU ethics body to help tackle and prevent conflicts of interest, revolving doors and corruption inside the EU institutions. But Transparency International EU, a Brussels-based NGO, says the body needs to be improved in order to have a real impact, noting that sanctions against MEPs remain "open to political influence and bias." No MEP since 2014 has ever been sanctioned.
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[Exclusive] EU to call out Russian aggression at Kyiv summit

Euobserver.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:09
The EU is planning to firm up criticism of Russian aggression at its next Ukraine summit, as low-intensity fighting continues to claim lives.
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EU urges member states to better protect journalists

Euobserver.com - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 07:08
EU commission vice-president Věra Jourová said the commission will pressure member states to do more, but without legal tools, the commission has little say.
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Media advisory – Journalists' physical presence in Council press centre, General Affairs Council 21 September 2021

European Council - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 01:58
Media advisory – Journalists' physical presence in Council press centre, General Affairs Council 21 September 2021
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Intervention du président Charles Michel à l'issue de sa rencontre avec le Premier ministre luxembourgeois, Xavier Bettel

European Council - Fri, 09/17/2021 - 01:58
Le Président Charles Michel a donné une conférence de presse suite à sa rencontre avec le Premier ministre luxembourgeois, Xavier Bettel, et à sa visite au centre d'études et de recherches européenne Robert Schuman.
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End of ‘Merkron’: EU’s power couple prepares to bow out

Euractiv.com - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 20:00
French President Emmanuel Macron hosted Angela Merkel in Paris on Thursday (16 September) for the last time before the German chancellor stands down, spelling the end of a partnership at the heart of the European Union for the last four years.
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EU law on gender violence must cover all forms of discrimination, say MEPs

Euractiv.com - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 17:31
Gender-based violence should be added to the list of crimes to be tackled across borders and the European Commission must table a proposal for an EU-wide directive on gender-based violence, EU lawmakers stated on Thursday (16 September).
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Press release - Poland: attacks on media freedom and the EU legal order need to stop

European Parliament - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 17:07
Adding to a long list of concerns on the state of EU values in Poland, MEPs denounce the latest attempts to silence critical voices and undermine the primacy of EU law.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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Press release - Poland: attacks on media freedom and the EU legal order need to stop

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 17:07
Adding to a long list of concerns on the state of EU values in Poland, MEPs denounce the latest attempts to silence critical voices and undermine the primacy of EU law.
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP
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Commission acknowledges its Bulgaria failures

Euractiv.com - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 16:59
The European Commission acknowledged for the first time on Thursday (16 September) that it had not done enough to help fight high-level corruption in Bulgaria. EURACTIV Bulgaria reports
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Press release - MEPs call for special visa programme for Afghan women seeking protection

European Parliament - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 16:56
Parliament deplores the violent takeover of Afghanistan, calls for more humanitarian aid and a coordinated response to protect those most vulnerable.
Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Press release - MEPs call for special visa programme for Afghan women seeking protection

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 16:56
Parliament deplores the violent takeover of Afghanistan, calls for more humanitarian aid and a coordinated response to protect those most vulnerable.
Committee on Foreign Affairs

Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP
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Press release - Human rights breaches in Kenya, United Arab Emirates and Cuba

European Parliament - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 16:47
On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the human rights situation in Kenya, the United Arab Emirates and Cuba.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Human Rights

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Press release - Human rights breaches in Kenya, United Arab Emirates and Cuba

European Parliament (News) - Thu, 09/16/2021 - 16:47
On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions on the human rights situation in Kenya, the United Arab Emirates and Cuba.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Human Rights

Source : © European Union, 2021 - EP
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