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[Ticker] Zahradil resigns as rapporteur on EU-Vietnam trade deal

Czech MEP Jan Zahradil stepped down as rapporteur on the EU trade deal with Vietnam following revelations by this website into possible conflicts of interest. "I believe that, in order to avoid politicisation of the final stage of the process and not d...

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EU alarmed by prospects of battle for Tripoli

The EU has raised concern on the prospect of a battle for the Libyan capital, as foreign actors jostle for influence in the strategic location .

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[Ticker] Russia plans ‘Arctic Air Defence” with S-400 missiles

Russia plans to create an air defence 'dome' across its polar region by arming all of its Northern Fleet's Arctic divisions with S-400 missile batteries, a Russian naval commander said on Russian TV. In September Russia already deployed its S-400 air d...

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[Ticker] Belgium: King does another round of consultations

On Monday "informateur" Paul Magnette, also president of the Francophone Socialist Party (PS), offered to resign from his mission to find a coalition for a new Belgian government. King Philippe did not accept his resignation, but started a new round of...

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[Ticker] Thousands protest Orban’s theatre clampdown

Thousands of Hungarians protested Monday against plans to tighten government control over theatres. A bill, softened since its original introduction last week, is planned by Viktor Orban's government to be passed in parliament this week. It could make ...

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[Ticker] Russia and Ukraine agree ceasefire by new year

Russian president Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to implement a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine by the end of the year, at their meeting on Monday in Paris hosted by France and Germany. They also agreed to implement an "a...

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[Ticker] US deploys biggest army to Europe in years for training

The US army is deploying its largest number of troops to Europe in 25 years as 20,000 troops are expected to take part in a massive force projection exercise, joining some 9,000 troops already there. The exercises will span across 10 European countries...

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[Ticker] New 100km/h speed limit on Brussels ring road planned

The Flemish government has decided to reduce the speed limit on the Brussels ring road from 120 to 100km/h, as part of a climate action plan. According to an organisation for a "better environment" (BBL) however, the climate impact will be limited. As ...

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[Magazine] EU must manage climate and industry together

For Romanian centre-right MEP Adina-Ioana Valean, the previous chair of environment committee and current chair of industry, research and energy (ITRE), climate and industrial policy-making must go hand-in-hand to bring sustainability and prosperity to...

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News from EUobserver 2019-12-10 08:49:40

The Maltese Labour Party is a curious creature. No minister, MEP, MP, president, or former president has yet criticised Joseph Muscat publicly and outright over the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

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Green Deal targets pit Left against Right in parliament

The Green Deal is expected to increase the current EU goal on emissions cuts, from 40 to 50 percent by 2030. However, most MEPs believe that this will not be enough to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.

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[Ticker] Orban wants bill to tighten grip over theatres

The ruling party of nationalist Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban submitted plans to parliament on Monday to tighten control over theatres, a decision - prompting protests from artists who see artistic freedom at risk, Reuters writes. The law says ...

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