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1704, 2019

US Democrats side with Ireland and EU on Brexit

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Congress would torpedo a UK trade deal if Brexit led to a hard border in Ireland, a senior US politician has warned in a blow to Brexiteers.

1704, 2019

[Ticker] Pro-Brexit pressure group accused of fake anti-migrant photos

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Pro-Brexit pressure group Leave.eu faked photos back in 2016 of migrants attacking women in the UK and a video about migrant boats said to be in UK waters, according to an investigation by British broadcaster Channel 4 News. Aaron Banks, a British busi...

1704, 2019

[Ticker] EU urges Sudanese army to hand back power

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The Sudanese military junta should hand back power to civilian authorities, the EU foreign relations chief, Federica Mogherini, has said following a coup which left protesters urging army chiefs to stand down. "The European Union will not recognize the...

1704, 2019

[Ticker] Low-cost EU airlines causing massive pollution, NGO says

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CO2 emissions by airlines grew by 4.9 percent last year and by 26 percent over the past five years, the Transport & Environment NGO has said. Low-cost flights by the Jet2 Wizz Air, EasyJet, Vueling, Norwegian, Ryanair, TAP, Finnair, Lufthansa, and KLM carriers created the bulk of the problem. "When it comes to climate, Ryanair is the new coal," Transport & Environment aviation head Andrew Murphy said.

1704, 2019

Wifi or 5G to connect EU cars? MEPs weigh in

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The European Parliament will vote amidst a battle of technology standards. The European Commission is accused of favouring one technology over another.

1704, 2019

[Opinion] How Brexit may harm the new EU parliament

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British plans to - maybe - take part in EU elections risk legal chaos in the next European Parliament, which could be resolved only by treaty change - an unlikely prospect.

1604, 2019

EU parliament backs whistleblower law

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MEPs backed an EU law to protect whistleblowers from retaliation in both the public and private sectors. EU states will have two years to transpose the directive.

1604, 2019

Applause and praise, but no new climate action for Greta

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Swedish 16-year old activist called on MEPs to "panic" and questioned why they had emergency summits on Brexit, but not on climate change.

1604, 2019

[Ticker] Israel settlements destroying two-state solution, says EU

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The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told MEPs in Strasbourg that Israeli settlements are eroding any prospect of a two-state solution with the Palestinians. She noted that Israeli authorities last week had given the green light for another...

1604, 2019

[Opinion] ‘Suspending’ parties not enough to save EU rule of law

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An independent panel of experts in each member state should instead guide the European Commission on legal proceedings and use of EU funds when national governments act in bad faith.

1604, 2019

[Ticker] Climate activist Greta asks MEPs to ‘take action now’

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Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will address MEPs in Strasbourg on Tuesday afternoon. "I expect them to take action now because there is not much time," she told journalists ahead of the meeting. "We still have an open window t...

1604, 2019

EU president Romania gets last warning on rule of law

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Romania stands on the edge of an EU sanctions procedure, the EU commission has warned, amid concern that law and order is being dismantled in the interest of its ruling elite.

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