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1601, 2020

[Ticker] Report: Ex-EU ambassador suspected of spying for China

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A former German diplomat who later worked for the European Commission and EU foreign service, where he served as EU ambassador in several foreign countries, is under investigation for sharing or being willing to share commercially-sensitive information...

1601, 2020

[Interview] Cloud of mistrust over Malta’s new government

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Malta's new government does not look likely to turn itself into a normal, law-abiding EU state any time soon, the son of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has said.

1601, 2020

[Ticker] Danish shipping chief attacks EU competition law

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The CEO of Danish shipping firm Maersk, Soren Skou, has said EU competition law could see China and the US outdo European firms by holding back "the creation of a European global champion". "Competition policy should not be just about protecting consum...

1601, 2020

[Ticker] Nordic states to stay out of EU minimum wage

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The European Commission will exempt high-wage Nordic countries, where trade unions do collective deals with employers, from its bid for an EU-wide minimum wage, according to an internal consultation document seen by British paper The Guardian. "EU acti...

1601, 2020

[Ticker] UK to hold Brexit festivities in front of parliament

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Britain is to celebrate Brexit day on 31 January with speeches, music, and fireworks in front of parliament in London after anti-EU campaign group Leave Means Leave got a permit, on Wednesday, to stage the event. "It is a big moment in the history of t...

1601, 2020

[Ticker] EU defends Poland over Russian WW2 claims

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The European Commission has voiced solidarity with Poland over Russian claims Poland was to blame for World War 2. "The European Commission fully rejects all false claims seeking to distort history," Czech EU values commissioner Vera Jourova said in th...

1601, 2020

[Ticker] Iran threatens European troops in Middle East

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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani warned that European troops might be in danger if the UK, Germany and France trigger the dispute mechanism in the nuclear deal (JCPOA) that could lead to new sanctions on Iran. "Today, the American soldier is in danger,...

1601, 2020

[Opinion] Can the Green Deal – and Europe – succeed?

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We have invested €200bn in research and innovation since 1984, but have we achieved any leadership in quantum, semiconductors, storage, artificial intelligence? The simple answer is no.

1601, 2020

Europeans ready to ‘green’ their lifestyles, study finds

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Two-thirds of people in Europe, the US and China think their individual behaviour can help tackle climate change - but Europeans and Chinese are more willing to change their living standards to limit global warming than Americans.

1601, 2020

MEPs call on EU states to act on Hungary and Poland

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In a draft resolution, MEPs say that EU countries inability to deal with rule of law breaches by Poland and Hungary undermine the EU's integrity and credibility.

1601, 2020

Belgium, France, UK in EU court surveillance blow

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Although non-binding, a critical opinion from the EU's top court could mean laws in Belgium, France and the UK allowing for the indiscriminate bulk collection of people's data may have to be eventually amended to respect EU privacy rules.

1601, 2020

Poland and Germany get most from Green transition fund

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Despite Warsaw's refusal to commit to the 2050 emissions-neutrality goal, Poland will receive the upper limit of €2bn from the Just Transition Fund - while Germany is set to enjoy €877m.

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