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1408, 2019

[Feature] EU asked to solve migrant rescue deadlock

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No EU country willing to open its ports for the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms, with France and others turning to the European Commission for help.

1408, 2019

[Exclusive] Internal EU paper: Second Brexit vote was no longer ‘distant dream’

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European Commission documents on meeting with Tony Blair describe chances of second referendum have become "credible".

1408, 2019

[Interview] EU has ‘zero incentive’ to break open ‘trilogue’ deals

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PhD researcher Alexander Hoppe said street protests against the copyright directive came "way too late", because EU institutions had already found a compromise deal on the text.

1408, 2019

[Ticker] Italy: Government confidence vote on 20 August

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The Italian senate has decided to hold a vote on prime minister Giuseppe Conte on 20 August after a day of confusion. The Democratic Party (PD) of Matteo Renzi agreed to form a transition government with the Five Star Movement (M5S) party, despite an e...

1408, 2019

Denmark plans import ban on EU-approved pesticide

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Denmark is preparing an urgent national ban on food treated with the pesticide chlorpyrifos after an EU health warning, but European law could block the initiative.

1408, 2019

[Ticker] Facebook transcribed audio chats of users

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Facebook hired hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe audio conversations of its users, Bloomberg reported. The contract employees were told to transcribe recorded conversations, sometimes with explicit content, without being told were the audio...

1408, 2019

[Ticker] Increasing Tory opposition against no-deal Brexit

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Several key Tory figures are speaking out against the no-deal Brexit strategy of new prime minister Boris Johnson. Philip Hammond, former chancellor, said that a no-deal Brexit would be a betrayal of the result of the referendum and that "unelected peo...

1308, 2019

[Ticker] Scottish judge to examine Johnson’s Brexit plan

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Some 70 anti-Brexit MPs have asked the Court of Session in Edinburgh to rule that suspending parliament in Westminster so that the UK can leave the EU without a deal would be "unlawful and unconstitutional". British prime minister Boris Johnson has ind...

1308, 2019

[Ticker] Trump always wanted UK to leave EU, US aide says

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"Both [US] president [Donald] Trump and I were leavers before there were leavers", White House national security advisor John Bolton told press in London Tuesday. The UK could do a "sector-by-sector" free-trade deal with the US "very quickly" after it ...

1308, 2019

[Ticker] Belgian government talks not even started

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There have been no talks so far between political parties on the federal Belgian level, Bart De Wever, leader of the Flemish nationalist NVA, the biggest party of Belgium, revealed in a TV interview on Monday evening, in which he explained his draft no...

1308, 2019

[Ticker] Juncker to stop being politically active

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EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker plans to stop being political active, when leaving his top-EU post. "I will not be politically active anymore. But I will stay active, write, take long walks", he told Tiroler Tageszeitung in an interview in ...

1308, 2019

[Ticker] White House would support UK in no-deal Brexit

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The US would support the UK in a no-deal Brexit, White House national security advisor John Bolton said in London Monday. "If that's the decision of the British government, we will support it enthusiastically," he told press after meeting senior MPs. "...

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