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EU leaders mull ways to arrest bloc's economic decline

Tue, 2024-04-16 20:33
With Europe falling behind the US and losing ground to China, the special European Council will focus mainly on Europe's economic competitiveness in the global arena. But talks will also cover Ukraine, Turkey and the Middle East.
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Police ordered to end far-right 'Nat-Con' Brussels conference

Tue, 2024-04-16 16:08
The controversial far-right "National Conservatism" conference taking place in Brussels was ordered to halt at the behest of the local neighbourhood mayor — in what critics described as a publicity victory for the populist right.
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[Opinion] How Hungary's teachers are taking on Viktor Orban

Tue, 2024-04-16 12:52
Orban and his administration are pursuing a strategy of running-down public education in Hungary. They have been explicit in their aims and how their assault on 'non-Christian' teachers is a small price to pay for the cultural shift they want.
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[Column] What do we actually mean by EU 'competitiveness'?

Tue, 2024-04-16 12:52
Enrico Letta and Mario Draghi are coming up with reports on the EU's single market and competitiveness — but although 'competitiveness' has become a buzzword, there's no consensus on a definition for what it actually means.
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New EU envoy Markus Pieper quits before taking up post

Tue, 2024-04-16 09:20
Markus Pieper has decided not to take up his role as the EU's small and medium-sized enterprises envoy, in a surprise U-turn following strong criticism over his appointment.
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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

Mon, 2024-04-15 16:13
The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.
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EU to blacklist Israeli settlers, after new sanctions on Hamas

Mon, 2024-04-15 15:24
EU states are planning to impose, for the first time, visa-bans and asset-freezes on six extremist settlers on Friday (19 April) in a bid to chill Israeli aggression.
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[Opinion] Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

Mon, 2024-04-15 15:00
I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.
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Brussels venue ditches far-right conference after public pressure

Mon, 2024-04-15 12:55
The Concert Noble venue pulled out of the conference featuring far-right figureheads like Eric Zemmour and Viktor Orbán after public pressure from activists
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[Feature] How German police pulled the plug on a Gaza conference

Mon, 2024-04-15 11:20
Within hours of the Palestine Congress opening in Berlin, police armed with pistols and batons imposed a ban on the congress — lasting the entire weekend.
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[Agenda] EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

Mon, 2024-04-15 07:00
EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.
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EU leaders condemn Iran, urge Israeli restraint

Sun, 2024-04-14 23:00
Major Western nations have condemned Iran's retaliatory strike on Israel, with EU foreign ministers to hold snap talks on Tuesday amid fears of escalation.
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UK-EU deal on Gibraltar only 'weeks away'

Fri, 2024-04-12 19:37
EU and UK negotiators said that a new post-Brexit settlement for Gibraltar was just weeks away from completion following four-way talks in Brussels on Friday (12 April).
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Belgium declares war on MEPs who took Russian 'cash'

Fri, 2024-04-12 19:30
Belgian spies have evidence MEPs took Russian money, Belgium's prime minister has said, while announcing a potentially explosive judicial inquiry.
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[Opinion] Brussels Dispatches: Foreign interference in the spotlight

Fri, 2024-04-12 18:37
Less than 10 weeks away from the European elections, the integrity of public debate is even more in the spotlight.
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[Opinion] Calling time on Amazon's monopolism and exploitation

Fri, 2024-04-12 12:02
As Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos just reclaimed the title of the richest person on Earth, its workers cannot even take a bathroom break under the pressure of meeting inhumane performance targets.
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Resist backlash on deforestation law, green groups tell EU

Fri, 2024-04-12 11:18
European environmental groups have urged the EU Commission to stand firm on implementing the bloc's landmark anti-deforestation legislation — despite a backlash from governments in South America, Africa and some EU ministers.
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[Stakeholder] China's high-quality development brings opportunities to the world

Fri, 2024-04-12 10:42
China's Two Sessions provided an important window into Chinese economic resilience and opportunities in the global market, with a strong message for more cooperation among trading partners.
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Ukraine tops aid list again, but EU spending slumps

Thu, 2024-04-11 18:11
Ukraine was the biggest single recipient of international aid in 2023 for the second year in a row, but EU aid spending dropped by nearly 8 per cent, according to new data published on Thursday.
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Who did Russia pay? MEPs urge spies to give names

Thu, 2024-04-11 15:13
MEPs have urged intelligence services to publish the names of who was paid by Russia, while pointing fingers at the EU's far right.
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