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[Agenda] Europe goes to New York This WEEK

Iran and climate change likely to dominate as French president Emmanuel Macron speaks for Europe at the UN general assembly in New York this week.

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[Ticker] Ireland: right Brexit deal is ‘not yet close’

Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Friday that negotiations are still far from a deal that could resolve the Irish backstop, since there is a "wide gap" between the UK and the EU, and Brussels is "still waiting for serious proposals" from Lon...

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[Ticker] UK secrecy on Brexit holds back wider EU talks

The UK has barred the European Commission from sharing with member states the three informal papers on Brexit it forwarded to Brussels Thursday, British daily The Guardian reported, citing a commission email to EU states' embassies. "The UK labelled th...

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[Ticker] Feminist mass protest in Spain after 19 murders this summer

More than 250 protests were organised across Spain on Friday to declare a "feminist emergency" after the violent cases of murder, rape, and harassment that occurred in Spain this summer in which 19 women were murdered. In 2019, 42 women were murdered i...

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[Ticker] Global climate strike starts ahead of UN summit

Millions of students, workers, and adults participated on Friday in climate protests all across Europe to demand urgent climate action - as part of the largest ever global climate strike taking place from 20 to 27 September. The massive worldwide demon...

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Nine EU ‘commissioners’ asked to clarify declarations

Nine EU commissioner candidates have been taken to task for incomplete or "downright shocking" financial declarations by the European Parliament's legal affairs committee.

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[Opinion] Dismiss Italy’s Salvini at your peril

Matteo Salvini's recent gambit may have failed, but, in his own words: "From today you will find me even more pissed off and determined. I will go from town to town and we will take this country back."

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[Ticker] UK Brexit minister to meet Barnier on Friday

The UK's Brexit minister Stephen Barclay is to hold talks on Friday with the EU's chief negotiator, Michel Barnier in Brussels. The meetings come as the UK has submitted some written proposals on how to replace the backstop, a controversial arrangement...

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[Ticker] Russia-Ukraine gas deal talks show ‘progress’

Trilateral talks about gas from Russia being transported to Europe through Ukraine were "constructive" and have progressed, the EU's energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic said Thursday. "There was convergence of the position on most of the issues we discu...

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[Ticker] Nobel economist: Ireland ‘not good EU citizen’ on taxes

Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz criticised Ireland on Thursday over taxation of multinational companies. "In the area of taxes, Ireland has not behaved well, either globally or for their own citizens, or as an EU citizen," he said, arguin...

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[Ticker] Germany takes carbon border tax on board

France has persuaded Germany to examine a European carbon border tax, protecting companies investing in green technology from emission-intensive competition from abroad, Reuters reported. The German and French finance and economy ministers backed the i...

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Malta PM accused of ‘blackmail’ over slain reporter

Malta's premier has offered to end a libel case against a murdered journalist only if her relatives said he was innocent, in what the family called "blackmail".

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