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[Ticker] Kovesi has ‘sufficient majority’ for prosecutor post

Romania's former anti-corruption prosecutor Laura Kovesi was supported by a "sufficient majority" of member states at an ambassadorial meeting on Thursday to become the EU's first public prosecutor, a Finnish presidency spokesman told EUobserver. The s...

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France, Italy want ‘automatic’ distribution of migrants

French president Emmanuel Macron is pressing for an automated distribution of rescued migrants at sea - but also stands accused of tightening asylum rules in his own country as a response to the far-right.

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[Ticker] France, Finland give UK ultimatum for Brexit plan

France and Finland, the EU presidency, have given the UK 12 days to give written details on an alternative Brexit deal. "If no proposals are received by the end of September, then it's over," Finnish leader Antti Rinne said in Paris Wednesday after mee...

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[Ticker] Minsk talks bode ill for EU’s peace summit on Ukraine

Russian troops must leave Russia-occupied east Ukraine, among other conditions, before Kiev agrees to give the self-proclaimed "republics" there greater autonomy, Ukrainian negotiators said in Minsk on Wednesday at a meeting of a Contact Group on the c...

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[Ticker] Poll: Poland’s nationalist rulers to win October election

Poland's nationalist-populist rulers, the Law and Justice (PiS) party, will win upcoming elections with 45.6 percent of votes, according to the Badania.pro pollster for the Onet.pl news website. The opposition Civic Coalition would get 28 percent of vo...

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[Ticker] Irish lawyers clash with EU commission in Apple case

US tech giant Apple was not treated more favourably than any other firm and it was "absurd" to say Ireland would have knowingly foregone €13bn in lost taxes, lawyers for the Irish government and the US firm said in an EU court hearing in Luxembourg Wednesday. A European Commission lawyer said Dublin "blindingly accepted" Apple's proposal to minimise taxes, in what EU anti-trust chiefs said amounted to illegal state aid.

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[Ticker] NGOs take aim at EU smartphone pollution

EU laws should force smartphone producers to make them last longer for the sake of the environment, the European Environmental Bureau, an NGO group, said in a report Wednesday. Phones usually last just three years and cannot be repaired, with the repla...

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[Opinion] Europe’s refugee policy is test of its true ‘way of life’

As ex-national leaders, we know it's not easy to withstand public pressures and put collective interests ahead of domestic concerns. But without strong institutional leadership, EU values themselves risk ringing hollow, not least to those seeking prote...

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[Ticker] EU adds €100m to research and Erasmus budgets

MEPs approved on Wednesday an increase of €100m to the budget for the EU's research programmes (€80m for Horizon 2020) and youth mobility (€20m for Erasmus+), following NGO campaigning and an agreement between the EU Parliament and the Council on the EU's 2019 budget. The increased budget aims, among other things, to allocate 35 percent of Horizon 2020's budget to climate-related research.

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[Opinion] A new Commission for the one percent

We are only baffled by how nakedly Ursula von der Leyen's commission represents the very crisis affecting the EU. These commission nominees can expect their toughest questioning yet, they must be held accountable to those they should be representing.

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Juncker: No-deal Brexit ‘palpable’

EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said he is not emotionally attached to the Irish backstop, but workable solutions are required to keep the peace on the island.

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Germany adopts blockchain strategy and says no to Libra

The German federal government has passed a blockchain strategy designed to unlock the potential of this new technology, in both Germany and Europe, and prevent the risks associated with the implementation of these new technologies.

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