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Slovakia to receive €900 million less from recovery plan

22 min 43 sec ago
Slovakia is to receive almost €1 billion less from the recovery plan than originally expected, Finance Minister and former PM Igor Matovič has said. “Today, the European Commission has solemnly announced that it has approved a €6.3 billion recovery plan....
Categories: European Union

Czech government under fire for ‘insufficient’ EU presidency budget

23 min 2 sec ago
A group of Czech economists, businessmen, diplomats and experts have called on the government to extend the budget for the rotating EU Council presidency which the country is set to take over in the second half of 2022. In the...
Categories: European Union

Polish minister questioned over rule of law breach

23 min 18 sec ago
Poland’s European Affairs Minister Konrad Szymański was questioned on Tuesday by EU ministers over the procedure of Article 7 of the EU Treaty launched against Poland in 2017. Rule of Law Commissioner Vera Jourova said that since the last presentation...
Categories: European Union

Five years on, Brexit bedevils pandemic-hit UK

25 min 45 sec ago
Five years on from Britain's shock decision to quit the European Union, the wounds opened by Brexit have yet to heal, and analysts say its far-reaching changes are only just beginning.
Categories: European Union

EU Commission chief green lights Italian recovery plan

28 min 31 sec ago
Italy has received a green light for its Recovery and Resilience Plan, meaning the country will soon obtain its first tranche of around €25 billion in stimulus to help it recover from the economic fall-out of the pandemic. “It is...
Categories: European Union

Swedish police investigate faulty COVID-19 tests

28 min 49 sec ago
Swedish police have raided several premises of a private health trust around the Stockholm metropolitan area following reports that up to 100,000 Swedes may have received an incorrect COVID-19 test result, according to the Swedish media. Private health trust Doktorgruppen...
Categories: European Union

Finnish FM: EU envoy work continues despite Ethiopian criticism

29 min 4 sec ago
A recent report to the European Parliament by Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto that described the humanitarian situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “out of control” has sparked strong condemnation from Ethiopia. In an interview with a Finnish MTV3 TV...
Categories: European Union

Incoming DUP leader seeks meeting with UK PM

29 min 27 sec ago
Incoming leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Jeffrey Donaldson has said he wishes to have an early meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Donaldson’s name was the only one put forward to take over from outgoing leader...
Categories: European Union

Austria’s finance minister caught in controversy over missing documents

29 min 43 sec ago
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen asked the constitutional court on Tuesday to intervene after Finance Minister Gernot Blümel failed to deliver crucial documents to the investigation committee set up in the wake of the “Ibiza-gate” scandal to investigate political...
Categories: European Union

French Council of State suspends unemployment insurance reform

29 min 58 sec ago
France’s top court has suspended a planned reform of unemployment insurance days before new rules were due to come into effect on 1 July. France’s highest judicial body said the new rules would make unemployment compensation less favourable for employees...
Categories: European Union

UEFA pulls the plug on rainbow arena in Munich

30 min 26 sec ago
Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter has backed a proposal for the city’s stadium to be lit in rainbow colours on Wednesday evening during the EURO 2020 match between Germany and Hungary in a show of solidarity with the latter’s LGBTQI+ community....
Categories: European Union

Recovery plans fall short of EU green spending goals, campaigners warn

39 min 5 sec ago
As the European Commission starts endorsing national recovery plans submitted by EU countries, campaigners are growing concerned that the EU executive may not fully enforce the fund's green spending target.
Categories: European Union

After Biden, Blinken back to Europe to shore up Western unity

55 min 7 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.
Categories: European Union

Spanish government pardons jailed Catalan separatist leaders

56 min 1 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.
Categories: European Union

UK will not extend settlement scheme deadline for EU nationals

1 hour 57 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.
Categories: European Union

Transforming healthcare: do cell and gene therapies hold the key? [Promoted content]

1 hour 9 min 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.
Categories: European Union

Lukashenko blasts ‘Nazi’ Germany after new Western sanctions

1 hour 10 min 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.
Categories: European Union

Workers’ groups seek to influence Green Deal

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 17:07
The workers’ groups of the European Economic and Social Committee have seized upon the term “just transition” in a bid to insert their aims for workers’ co-determination into the Commission’s flagship policy, the European Green Deal.
Categories: European Union

The Brief, powered by Martens Centre – Not so settled status

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 16:44
Whether or not the UK government and EU counterparts care to admit it, living abroad has become more complicated in the age of no more free movement.
Categories: European Union

EU lawmakers reach agreement on game changing new health innovation rules

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 16:33
The European Parliament and Council reached on Tuesday (22 June) a provisional agreement on the health technology assessment (HTA), in a move to help member states take more "timely and evidence-based decisions on patient access" to their healthcare systems.
Categories: European Union

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