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#Brexit – It takes two to tango – time for the UK to live up to ambitious timetableIt takes two to tango: Time for the UK to live up to ambitious timetable

“As the third round of negotiations on the EU-UK future partnership takes off, the EPP Group is worried by the lack of progress and calls on the UK government to engage constructively in all areas of the negotiations,” said Christophe Hansen MEP, the European Parliament’s negotiator of the post-Brexit agreement. “It takes two to tango. […]

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Ministers agree on fiscal measures to combat #COVID-19 crisis, now EU leaders must decide on #Corona bonds say Greens

Last night (9 April), European finance ministers reached an agreement on the COVID-19 crisis to utilize the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to finance support for the domestic financing of costs related to healthcare, cure and prevention costs for the Coronavirus. The Eurogroup meeting also agreed to the Commission’s SURE proposal for unemployment due to the […]

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Open letter to the president of the European Commission regarding #Poland ‘Muzzle Law’

Dear President von der Leyen,  As experts specialising in the rule of law, we wrote to you on 11 December to urge you to apply for interim measures to put an end to the persecution of Polish judges and prosecutors both by Polish authorities and by the two (unlawful) bodies they de facto control, the so-called Disciplinary Chamber and the new […]

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The EU’s long-term #EUBudget explained

The EU’s long-term budget helps millions of students, thousands of researchers, cities, businesses, regions and NGOs. It contributes to healthier and safer food, new and better roads, railways and airports, a cleaner environment and better security at the EU’s external borders. The idea behind it is that pulling resources together makes Europe stronger and is […]

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What has changed in #Armenia a year after the revolution?

Most people know Armenia as a country where Kardashians descend from, some know it as an ancient country with primarily Christian churches, others for its history of the Armenian genocide, yet in May 2018 it became famous for its peaceful, no-bullet velvet revolution when hundreds of thousands people took to the streets in Armenia, rejecting […]

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Spain’s PM #Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader #Torra first week of February

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (pictured) said on Monday (20 January) he plans to meet with leader of Catalonia region Quim Torra during the first week of February in Barcelona, writes Jessica Jones. The meeting is part of a pledge Sanchez made earlier this month to open a round of dialogue with Catalan leaders after […]

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#Euro gains and #Sterling shines as growth optimism cheers investors

After staying strong for much of 2019 thanks to the relative outperformance of the US economy and investors’ preference for a safe-haven currency amid the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing, the dollar’s gains for the year have shrivelled in December. The buoyant end-of-year sentiment encouraged investors to buy up currencies linked to trade and […]

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#EOD – Humanitarian mine action programme strengthens partner networks

US marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen have concluded their temporary joint bilateral humanitarian mine action programme here. The training sessions for this programme began 2 December. US instructors plan to return for advanced training sessions in spring 2020. The intent of the spring period of instruction is to supervise and pin the coveted EOD badge […]

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Commission reinforces tools to ensure Europe’s interests in #InternationalTrade

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (pictured) said: “A stronger Europe in the world implies efficient EU leadership on global trade and appropriate powers to ensure that international trade rules are respected. For that reason, I start my mandate by taking swift action to strengthen our trade toolbox. Today’s proposals will let us defend […]

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#Beijing2022 Winter Games organizer recruits volunteers globally

The Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics organizer plans to recruit 27,000 volunteers for the Winter Games and 12,000 volunteers for Winter Paralympic Games by the end of June 2021. The plan was announced at Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Launch Ceremony for Global Recruitment of Games Volunteers in Beijing on Thursday, December 5, which […]

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