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[Analysis] Greece facing post-bailout challenges

Creditors are expected to agree Thursday on a final loan and debt relief measures for Greece. After eight years on an international lifeline, the country will remain under close surveillance - but will have to find a new economic model.

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[Ticker] May passes Brexit bill after rebels accept compromise

UK premier Theresa May passed a last Brexit hurdle when a 319 to 303 majority in parliament on Wednesday rejected a proposal from the House of Lords that MPs would be able to block a 'no deal' on Brexit. It came after assurances that MPs would have a m...

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[Ticker] Pope: populists ‘creating a psychosis’ on migrants

Pope Francis has said that populists are "creating a psychosis" on the issue of immigration. In an interview with Reuters published on Wednesday, he said that ageing societies in Europe face "a great demographic winter" and "will become empty" without ...

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[Ticker] MEPs want to restrict use of antibiotics

Health committee MEPs called in a resolution adopted on Wednesday on the EU Commission and member states to restrict the sale of antibiotics by human and animal health professionals, limiting the emergence of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). "If nothing...

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[Ticker] EU parliament approves internet copyright filter rule

The European parliament's legal affairs committee voted on Wednesday 14-9 in favour of new controversial internet legislation to ensure fair pay for artists and journalists - but with the risk of stifling an open internet by requiring internet companie...

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[Ticker] Germany made €2.9bn profit on Greece since 2010

Germany has earned a decent profit on the Greek financial crisis, receiving since 2010 around €2.9bn in interest, according to figures revealed by the German government in response to a parliamentary query from the Green Party. "Contrary to all right-wing myths, Germany has benefited massively from the crisis in Greece," said Sven-Christian Kindler, Green member of the Bundestag, according to Spiegel.

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[Investigation] How to get around the EU posted workers directive

Some EU careworkers in Belgium receive around €400 a month - despite their carers paying €2,500 a month and paying for flights and accommodation. The answer lies in how firms can skirt the safeguards in the EU's posted workers directive.

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[Opinion] EU needs comprehensive ‘sexuality education’

The subject is mandatory by law in some form in nearly all EU countries - but it is mostly reproduction- and biology-centred, covering topics such as unwanted pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections.

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[Ticker] PES to announce ‘spitzenkandidat’ names in October

The Party of European Socialists (PES) will announce its list of candidates for the European Commission presidency post at the 2019 elections at a meeting in Latvia, on October 19, it announced Wednesday. If there is more than one nomination, the candi...

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[Ticker] Macedonian parliament ratifies name deal

The Macedonian parliament ratified on Wednesday an agreement signed last Saturday with Greece that ended a 27-year dispute of the name of the country. The main opposition VMRO-DPMNE party boycotted the vote. Under the deal, the country will be named 'N...

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[Ticker] EU to hit US with import duties from Friday

The European Commission on Wednesday (20 June) adopted counter-measures in response to US steel and aluminium tariffs Brussels deems illegal. The EU will begin charging import duties of 25 percent on selected US products, such as jeans and motorbikes, starting Friday. The EU will put duties on €2.8bn-worth of US products, some chosen to target the states of Republicans who are facing elections in November.

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[Ticker] Commission: New on-road CO2 test would take years

The European Commission said Wednesday a "real driving emissions" (RDE) test for CO2 to help prevent cheating would take years to develop. "To think we can move from one day to another to an RDE test, that is not going to happen, that is not going to b...

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