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[Ticker] EU to enforce Libya arms ban via old naval mission

EU foreign ministers decided to revive Operation Sophia, a naval mission originally intended to stop illegal migration in the central Mediterranean, to enforce a UN arms embargo on Libya. "The mandate of Operation Sophia will be to refocus especially o...

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[Ticker] No EU travel perks for Gibraltar, UK says

Gibraltar, the UK exclave in Spain, cannot be part of the EU's passport-free 'Schengen' travel area after Brexit, despite calls by some Gibraltar officials for special arrangements, Britain has said. "The UK, including Gibraltar, is not part of the bor...

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[Ticker] EU urges China to open markets for trade deal

China will have to move further than the EU to secure a trade deal due to its bars to market access, trade commissioner Phil Hogan has said. "Meeting halfway won't work for the EU. Our markets are largely open, probably the most open in the world. We ....

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[Feature] US retiree, scammed by former EU official, awaits justice

In her mid-70s and in ailing health, Regina Hayes still holds out hope justice will prevail after losing her life savings in a Ponzi-like scam linked back to a former EU commissioner from Malta.

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Vienna-Brussels night train returns amid EU green talk

MEPs and once all-powerful eurocrat Martin Selmayr just rode the first night train from Vienna to Brussels in support of the green deal, but train ticket prices remain too high.

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EU keen to set global rules on artificial intelligence

The EU commission's white paper on AI regulation tries to balance rights of individuals with needs of industry amid global boom.

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Danes still sceptical on EU minimum wage

Danes still fear that EU proposals for a European minimum wage will harm their native systems of collective bargaining.

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[Opinion] Is there more than coffee for European Works Councils?

In 1994, the EU decided that, at least, the employee representatives of a multinational were to meet each other and the management from time to time. In these meetings, management had to inform and consult the employees about transnational issues.

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[Ticker] Merkel wants EU position on Huawei 5G access

German chancellor Angela Merkel wants her CDU/CSU party lawmakers to wait until the March EU summit before taking a position on whether China's Huawei can take part in the rollout of Germany's 5G network, Reuters reported. Merkel has been unable to bri...

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[Ticker] Bulgaria: Government to face no-confidence vote

Bulgaria's main opposition party, the Socialist Party (BSP), has filed a motion of no-confidence against the government of prime minister Boyko Borissov over lack of progress in the fight against corruption, Reuters reports. "Combating corruption is a ...

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[Ticker] EU foreign policy chief to meet Venezuela’s Guaido

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell will meet with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in Brussels on Wednesday, Borrell said in a press conference. Guaido is recognised as Venezuela's president by more than 50 countries including the United Sta...

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[Ticker] Green MEP: EU tax avoidance enabled Luanda Leaks scandal

Green MEP Sven Sven Giegold said the Luanda Leaks scandal, uncovered by a group of journalists on how Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the former president of Angola, gathered her wealth, shows how the "European tax avoidance industry is ...

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