[Ticker] European Banking Authority will move to Paris

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 19:48
The headquarters of the European Banking Authority (EBA), currently in London, will move to Paris after Brexit. After three voting rounds at a ministerial meeting in Brussels, Dublin and Paris tied. The EU presidency - held by Estonia - subsequently drew lots and Paris won. Eight cities had been a candidate to host the EBA. The location for the European Medicines Agency was also decided by chance.
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[Ticker] EU court threatens daily fine over Polish forest logging

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 19:34
The EU court in Luxembourg has issued a second order for the Polish government to cease logging in the Bialowierza primeval forest, for environmental reasons. It said that if Warsaw violated its edict, as it had done a previous one in July, it would be liable to pay a fine of €100,000 for every day that it remained in violation.
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Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 18:13
The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss, after three rounds of voting by EU ministers could not decide between the Dutch city and Milan.
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Prospect grows of new German elections

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 17:59
German president urged coalition talks to restart - but Merkel said new elections might be "better".
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[Ticker] EU medicines agency will move to Milan or Amsterdam

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 17:39
The London-based European Medicines Agency will move to Amsterdam or Milan. These two candidates cities made it through to the third round at a ministerial meeting in Brussels on Monday. Copenhagen made it through to the second round but was eliminated. There will now be a final vote. If there is another tie, the current Estonian presidency of the EU will draw lots.
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[Interview] New documentary shows how biofuels lobby played parliament

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 17:30
In their hunt for a biofuel 'magic bullet' to save the environment, MEPs came up against the power of lobbyists and national governments.
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[Ticker] Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Milan in next round of EMA vote

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 16:50
The candidate cities Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Milan are through to the next round in the voting procedure to select the new host of the European Medicines Agency. Foreign affairs and EU affairs ministers cast a secret ballot on Monday (20 November), but none of the candidates received the required majority of three-point votes. Ministers will now vote in a second - and potentially third - round.
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[Ticker] Three countries pull out of medicines agency Brexit race

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 15:01
Croatia, Ireland and Malta have pulled out of the race to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) ahead of a complex ballot later on Monday to pick the new home for the agency as Britain leaves the bloc. That leaves 16 cities competing to host the London-based EMA. Ireland is still in the race to host the European Banking Authority (EBA), along with seven other cities.
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[Interview] EU asylum chief: The 'future' arrived in 2015

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 14:55
Jose Carreira, the European Asylum Support Office executive director, lays out his vision for an agency on the cusp of becoming much bigger and more powerful.
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[Ticker] Schulz calls for new German elections

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 14:47
Martin Schulz, leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), on Monday ruled out negotiations for a new 'grand coalition' with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of chancellor Angela Merkel. Speaking after the collapse on Sunday night of negotiations between the CDU, the Bavarian CSU, the liberal FDP and the Greens, Schulz called for new elections. Schulz was SPD candidate for chancellor in the September elections, which it lost badly.
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Barnier: UK must come up with Ireland solution

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 13:14
EU Brexit negotiator tells UK to come up with solutions to the Irish border issue and prepare to include a level playing field in its future trade deal with the EU, if it is to be ratified by member states.
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[Ticker] EU Commission 'confident' on German stability

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 12:26
The European Commission is "confident" that Germany's constitution will guarantee "stability and continuity" in the country, after talks to form a coalition failed on Sunday, the EU executive's spokesman told journalists on Monday. The talks' failure threw doubt on chancellor Angela Merkel's ability to govern in the coming months.
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[Ticker] EU adopts new border check rules

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 11:02
The EU on Monday adopted new rules that will require border guards to register the entry, exit and refusal of entry information of non-EU nationals crossing the external borders of the Schengen passport-free area. Also known as the entry-exit system, the latest plan is billed to crack down on people who overstay their visas and improve the fight against terrorism. The new system will not be in place until 2020.
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[Ticker] Soros: Hungary's campaign based on 'distortions and lies'

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 11:01
US billionaire George Soros spoke out for the first time on his native Hungary's campaign against him, saying it is based on "distortions and outright lies". In a press release he said the Hungarian government's massive anti-Soros media campaign is "stoking anti-Muslim sentiment, and employing anti-Semitic tropes reminiscent of the 1930s".
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[Ticker] German talks collapse 'bad news', Dutch minister says

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 10:49
Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra said Monday it is "bad news for Europe that the government in Germany will take a little longer", but it was not affecting Brexit talks. "Germany is a very influential country within the EU so if they don't have a government and therefore don't have a mandate it'll be very hard for them to take positions," he said, after coalition talks collapsed in Berlin overnight.
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Tusk's 'Kremlin' tweet prompts Polish uproar

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 09:28
EU Council chief accused Polish government of serving Russian interests in words seen as his return to national politics
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[Ticker] UK to make EU new financial offer on Brexit

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 09:11
UK prime minister Theresa May is expected to get the backing of her cabinet to make a new, higher proposal to the EU about the Brexit financial settlement, according to the Financial Times. The newspaper said that the government would be ready to propose over €40 billion, instead of the €20 billion currently on the table. The EU expects between €60 and €100 billion.
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[Ticker] Turkish capital bans LGBTI events

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 09:09
Authorities in the Turkish capital Ankara on Sunday banned cultural events organised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) community, in order to "maintain public order". The decision follows the ban last week on a German-language gay film festival, triggering a new diplomatic crisis between Turkey and Germany. The German embassy hung the LGBTI's rainbow flag on its facade in protest at the move.
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German coalition talks collapse

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 09:07
The liberal Free Democratic Party pulled out of coalition talks late Sunday night, saying it is 'better not to rule than to rule wrongly'. It is unclear what happens next.
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[Magazine] Decision day for EU agencies relocation race

EUobserver - pon., 2017-11-20 06:50
EU ministers will decide on the future location of two London-based EU agencies on Monday. In this edition of EUobserver's Regions & Cities magazine, we take a closer look at some of the EU agencies.
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