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Greece in mourning as horrifying wildfires kill at least 74

Mer, 25/07/2018 - 07:43
Greece was in mourning on Tuesday (24 July) following some of the worst wildfires this century, with fears the toll -- at least 74 dead and 187 injured so far -- could rise, as rescuers search for people trapped in their homes or burned-out cars.
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Airlines lodge EU complaint over French strikes

Mer, 25/07/2018 - 07:29
British Airways-owner IAG, easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air on Tuesday (24 July) filed a complaint to the EU over what they say is France's failure to tackle strikes by air traffic controllers.
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Hungary slams EU legal action over asylum seekers

Mer, 25/07/2018 - 07:11
Hungary yesterday (24 July) criticised legal action by the European Union to make the country comply with EU asylum rules as "unacceptable" and an attack against those who protect Europe.
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Italy calls into question costly Lyon-Turin rail link

Mer, 25/07/2018 - 07:07
Italy's new infrastructure minister denounced on Tuesday (24 July) an ambitious, transalpine rail link as an enormous waste of public money and said he wanted to re-negotiate the project with neighbouring France.
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Global Governance Landscapes: China, India, Russia [Promoted content]

Mer, 25/07/2018 - 07:00
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Belarus extends visa-free travel for tourists to 30 days

Mer, 25/07/2018 - 06:33
Belarus on Tuesday (24 July) announced that it is extending visa-free travel for tourists from five days to 30 days in a move that could attract more visitors to the ex-Soviet state on the European Union's doorstep.
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Commission proposes to speed up asylum screening in ‘controlled centres’ in the EU

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 17:34
The European Commission put forward a proposal on Tuesday (24 July) to provide financial support to the member states in setting up "controlled centres" on their territory, whose aim is to expedite the assessment of asylum claims in the EU.
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The Brief – Dual citizenship

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 16:41
In the past decade, Germany's traditional all-white national football team underwent a sea change, with at least four prominent players of African or Turkish descent. But this symbol of a new, multi-cultural Germany has now been completely shattered.
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Commission acts against price fixing in online resales

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 16:38
The European Commission levied fines totalling €111 million against Asus, Philips, Pioneer and Denon & Marantz on Tuesday (24 July) for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on online retailers.
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US-Russia relations beyond Helsinki

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 15:17
For the US, Ukraine is important. For Russia, Ukraine is everything, writes Jacob L. Shapiro for Geopolitical Futures. Jacob L. Shapiro is the Director of Analysis for Geopolitical Futures, a global analysis company founded and led by George Friedman, an...
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Juncker in last-ditch bid to ‘dedramatise’ tensions with Trump

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 07:53
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker heads to Washington on Wednesday (25 July) in a last-ditch effort by the EU to cool nerves and find an exit door from an all-out trade war with US President Donald Trump.
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Italy to keep accepting stricken migrants during EU talks

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 07:28
Italy agreed on Monday (23 July) to continue accepting migrants rescued at sea, at least until a broader EU strategy to address fair distribution of people can be defined.
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Belgian nude beach blocked on fears ‘activity’ could spook wildlife

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 07:27
The Belgian Naturism Federation has come to the defence of its burgeoning membership after the Flemish wildlife agency blocked an application for a second nudist beach in the country on the grounds that bathers’ “subsidiary activities” would pose a threat to a rare bird. 
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Greece seeks help from EU allies to tackle raging fires

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 07:04
Greece has appealed for help from other countries to help tackle a spate of fires which were raging uncontrolled in the country on Monday (23 July), its fire brigade said.
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German industry boss urges Juncker to pull emergency brake in EU-US trade dispute  

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 06:46
Washington needs to de-escalate its rhetoric and cease using tariffs under the guise of national security, the president of the powerful Federation of German Industries (BDI) said on Monday (23 July) in Berlin, ahead of Wednesday's meeting between US President Donald Trump and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Corbyn: ‘Botched Brexit will leave UK in hock to Donald Trump’

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 06:45
British opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn will call on the government today (24 July) to back his vision for a new customs union with the European Union to avoid a "botched" Brexit leaving the country "in hock to Donald Trump".
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Uzbekistan opening up

Mar, 24/07/2018 - 06:32
External observers welcome the opening of Uzbekistan under its new leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev, but they are also aware that further reforms could be stalled, write Jos Boonstra and Andreas Marazis.
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The Brief – Save us from Brexit, Europe, and we’ll save you

Lun, 23/07/2018 - 16:47
Ever since the UK voted to chain itself to the Brexit Titanic, Europeans have by-in-large said what a shame it is that the millions-strong cohort of pro-EU Brits will be dragged out of the bloc kicking and screaming. Now’s the time to back up that pity with action.
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EU tones down hopes of Mercosur deal by September

Lun, 23/07/2018 - 16:02
Despite EU and Mercosur countries remaining committed to reaching a trade agreement, the European Commission did not endorse the South American bloc’s target to reach an agreement by September, as substantial gaps remain between the two sides.
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French insurance companies to divest from German top utility RWE     

Lun, 23/07/2018 - 15:49
Following the move by major European insurers Allianz, AXA, Generali and SCOR, the two French insurance companies Macif and AG2R La Mondiale will no longer invest in companies planning new coal-fired power plants. Germany’s top utility RWE is among the companies most affected by the new decision.
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