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[Ticker] Austrian Tyrol closes country roads

The Austrian province of Tyrol on Thursday restricted access to small roads used by drivers avoiding traffic and tolls on the highways. The ban will be applied on weekends during summer and comes despite the EU court ruling on Tuesday that a planned to...

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[Opinion] Another 100 years to wait for gender equality? No thanks

In the last decade, we have begun to witness a visible and organised backlash in gender equality and human rights across Europe.

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No agreement on top jobs, EU leaders to meet again on 30 June

EU leaders discussed the new leadership positions in secrecy, but no white smoke emerged from the meeting as no lead candidate secured a majority neither in parliament, nor among leaders.

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Four states block EU 2050 carbon neutral target

Poland, with the support from the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Estonia, blocked a commitment to climate neutrality by 2050. It is now just a footnote in the summit conclusions.

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[Ticker] Four sentenced to life for 2015 migrant truck deaths

Four human traffickers responsible for the deaths of 71 migrants in a truck abandoned on an Austrian highway in 2015 were jailed for life, AFP reported on Thursday. Prosecutors argued that the initial 25-year jail terms delivered last June were too len...

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[Ticker] Johnson vs. Hunt to replace May as UK leader

Michael Gove was knocked out of the Conservative party leadership race on Thursday, in the final round of voting by Tory MPs. That means either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt will be the next party leader, replacing Theresa May as prime minister. Johnson...

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[Ticker] EU leaders take aim at Russia’s role in Ukraine

EU leaders have rolled over economic sanctions on Russia, pushed for justice over the MH17 disaster, and urged Moscow to stop handing out Russian passports in Russia-occupied east Ukraine, according to Thursday's summit conclusions. Leaders extend sanc...

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Additional summit over top EU jobs looms

It's quicker to elect the pope than to agree on the new EU leadership, quipped the Irish prime minister at the start of the EU summit - which may end only with another summit soon to pick the top jobs.

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[Ticker] EUobserver appoints new interim editor-in-chief

EUobserver has appointed Koert Debeuf as its new interim editor-in-chief, starting 1 July. Debeuf is a former spokesman for the Belgian prime minister, an EUobserver blogger from Cairo, and worked in the European Parliament. He was also a contributing ...

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[Ticker] Ombudsman: Tusk’s staff should record lobby meetings

The Council of the EU should publish not only a list of lobby meetings held by Donald Tusk, the European Council president, but also when his cabinet members meet lobbyists, the European Ombudsman said in a recommendation. NGO Corporate Europe Observat...

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[Ticker] Tusk now ‘more cautious’ on top jobs decision at summit

EU Council president Donald Tusk toned down expectations at the start of the EU summit on whether leaders would be able to agree on the next EU leadership, including the commission presidency. "Yesterday I was cautiously optimistic. Today I'm more caut...

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[Ticker] Mogherini: my replacement ‘needs security experience’

Federica Mogherini, the head of the EU's foreign policy branch the European External Action Service, said her future replacement will need to be someone who has a background in defence and security. She told reporters the person needs to come "with a s...

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