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Article - Coming up: journalism prize, climate law, funds for regions

European Parliament (News) - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 09:08
MEPs will vote on a new EU climate law and approve funds to help poorer regions during the plenary session on 23-24 June.

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Europe powers up electric car battery drive

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:26
As electric car sales soar, Europe has started to build up its capacity to produce batteries on the continent but it remains far from reducing its dependence on Asia.
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Orban’s Europe vision: Dismantle EU Parliament

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:20
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about the Pride march in Warsaw amid the current backlash against the LGBT community, Germany's health minister warning football fans not to travel to London, and so much more.
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Behind Airbus-Boeing truce lies a common rival: China

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:14
While the United States and Europe waged a 17-year trade battle over subsidies to Boeing and Airbus, China poured money into its own commercial aircraft to take on the Western aviation duopoly.
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Montenegrin minister who denied Srebrenica genocide dismissed

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:06
Montenegro’s justice minister, Vladimir Leposavić, has been dismissed by parliament after publicly denying the Srebrenica genocide. Parliament also adopted a resolution on Thursday (17 June) condemning the massacre committed in the eastern Bosnian town in the summer of 1995.  Both...
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Turkish women rally in defense of Istanbul Convention

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:06
Hundreds of women rally in Istanbul on Saturday (19 June), urging President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to reverse his decision to withdraw from a Council of Europe anti-violence treaty ahead of a formal exit on1 July.
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Serbian PM: Western Balkans frustrated with EU

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:06
The entire region of the Western Balkans is frustrated with the EU because some member states oppose enlargement despite supporting it verbally, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić said after the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna on Friday. “Whatever you do,...
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Croatia welcomes first wave of tourists

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:05
A much-anticipated wave of some 290,000 tourists arrived in Croatia over the weekend, among whom 250,000 were foreigners, Croatian public television has reported. More than a half of the tourists – mostly Germans, Slovenes, Austrians, Czechs, and Poles – are...
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Romanian parliament could hold special session for justice law changes

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:05
Parliament could hold a special summer session to abolish a section to investigate offences within the judicial system (SIIJ), Justice Minister Stelian Ion said on Sunday, adding that Romania is only waiting for an opinion from the Council of Europe’s...
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Pressure grows to unveil list of corrupt magistrates, politicians

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:04
Bulgarian caretaker interior minister Boyko Rashkov accused on Sunday the prosecution of keeping secret a list of 38 magistrates and politicians who own undeclared property abroad. The list was made back in 2019 when the Bulgarian authorities asked foreign countries...
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Slovenian PM Jansa gets another term as party leader

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:04
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has won another term as president of the Democrats (SDS), a conservative party he has lead without interruption since 1993. Janša ran unopposed for the eighth time in a row and out of the 656...
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Don’t throw out the Digital Services Act’s key accountability tools

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:01
The Digital Services Act’s provisions on risk assessment and audit must stay and be improved if we are to hold tech companies accountable for harmful business models and rights violations, write Nienke Palstra, Emma Ruby-Sachs, Claudia Prettner, and Jesse Lehrich.
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Leading MEP’s bid to ‘take back control of Big Tech’

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 08:00
The EU lawmaker responsible for the Digital Services Act (DSA) deems the landmark legislation will provide a “democratic rulebook for online platforms”, and indicates consumer protection and product safety as the red line for future negotiations.
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Spanish PM heads to Catalonia before pardon to separatists

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 07:49
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will deliver a major speech in Barcelona Monday (21 June) as his government is poised to pardon the jailed Catalan separatists behind a failed 2017 independence bid.
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Support for ousted former Slovak PM Robert Fico starting to grow

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 07:47
Three-time Slovak prime minister Robert Fico, who was forced to resign amid mass protests following the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée in 2018 has begun gaining once again in popularity, polls show. Meanwhile, President Zuzana Čaputová remains...
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Right to use a weapon in self-defence to be enshrined in Czech constitution

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 07:47
Czech lawmakers approved an amendment that will enshrine the right to use a weapon in self-defence in the Czech constitution – a new right that will be included in the country’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms. The amendment was...
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Warsaw Pride parade returns amid backlash

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 07:46
The largest gay pride parade in central Europe took place on Saturday (19 June) in Warsaw for the first time in two years after a break during the pandemic and amid a backlash in Poland and Hungary against LGBT rights....
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Italy never stopped saving refugees, says president

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 07:44
Italy has never stopped saving refugees in distress at sea, even during the pandemic, said Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday (20 June), on the occasion of World Refugee Day. The immigration and landings dossier will be central to the...
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Finnish, Estonian tax administrations start sharing data in real-time

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 07:43
Finland and Estonia have started to share tax data online in real-time, making it the first automatic information exchange between national tax administrations, replacing the previous method of exchanging information through manually processed requests. The real-time data exchange is expected...
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Austria ends opposition to EU-Belarus sanctions

Euractiv.com - Mon, 06/21/2021 - 07:43
Austria has lifted its block on attempts by the EU to slap fresh sanctions on the Belarusian banking sector, apparently moving away from its previous position that sanctions would push Minsk closer to Russia. “Glad we found an agreement on...
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