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Europe’s military mobility, a game-changer for regional infrastructure projects?

mer, 23/09/2020 - 18:33
Since the 1990s, European infrastructure has been developed purely for civilian purposes, but in recent years military aspects have gained in importance as they could fill funding gaps for dual-use infrastructure projects. Rail Baltica, a 870-kilometer-long high-speed rail line from...
Catégories: European Union

The Brief, powered by ESA – The undemocratic habit of the democratic game

mer, 23/09/2020 - 17:07
The unwritten rule of 'cordon sanitaire' has struck again. One more time, the far-right was prevented from taking a key post in the European Parliament.
Catégories: European Union

‘Profound antagonism’ will follow ‘no deal’ on post-Brexit trade, thinktank warns

mer, 23/09/2020 - 16:54
The collapse of trade talks this year will lead to “a period of profound antagonism” between the EU and UK, Professor Anand Menon, director of the UK in a Changing Europe academic thinktank, has warned.
Catégories: European Union

Post-summer COVID news: Could Athens be the new Bergamo?

mer, 23/09/2020 - 14:40
**This article is continuously updated with the latest developments. The sharp increase of COVID-19 cases has raised eyebrows in Greece with scientists and media talking about the danger of Athens becoming a “new Bergamo”. Hospitals in Athens currently have 99 intensive...
Catégories: European Union

EU’s new migration pact to request ‘mandatory solidarity’ from member states

mer, 23/09/2020 - 14:30
The European Commission proposed to member states on Wednesday to share responsibility for asylum seekers under a "mandatory solidarity" mechanism. With the new migration pact, it hopes to avert a replay of the 2015 migration crisis by giving the countries a choice between taking in migrants or helping to send them back home.
Catégories: European Union

To build back better, international cooperation on climate change is needed

mer, 23/09/2020 - 14:24
The havoc caused by COVID-19 is yet another wake-up call that demonstrates nature’s ultimate power over our lives and societies, and the urgent need for us to better respect and protect the environment upon which we depend, Helga Maria Schmid writes.
Catégories: European Union

At CYBERSEC, European leaders to debate how to secure Europe’s Digital Decade [Promoted content]

mer, 23/09/2020 - 12:00
The 6th edition of the EUROPEAN CYBERSECURITY FORUM will be held on 28–30 September online. This year’s CYBERSEC leitmotif - “Together Against Adversarial Internet” and the mission of the forum enhance cooperation of like-minded countries to secure digital transformation.
Catégories: European Union

EU sanctions explained

mer, 23/09/2020 - 10:51
As the EU is struggling to find a response to Turkey’s disruptive activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, the upheaval in Belarus and the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, EURACTIV provides a closer look at how the EU’s sanction regime works and what the current challenges are.
Catégories: European Union

Intelligent electricity through EU structural funds

mer, 23/09/2020 - 10:32
Researchers in Bielefeld are working on an artificial intelligence that distributes electricity differently depending on weather conditions. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Catégories: European Union

Kazakhstan suspends three airlines for breaking UN Libya embargo

mer, 23/09/2020 - 10:18
Kazakhstan has barred three air carriers from operating for violating a UN Security Council embargo covering the supply of arms to Libya, the Central Asian country's government said Wednesday (23 September).
Catégories: European Union

TikTok will not transfer old EU data to new Irish data centre

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:55
TikTok has admitted that it will not retroactively transfer all EU personal data to its new data site in Ireland when the facility is completed next year, in a decision that could provoke concern among data protection activists in Europe.
Catégories: European Union

Commission fears UK data protection regime ‘may change in the future’

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:55
The European Commission has concerns that certain aspects of the UK's data protection regime may change in the future and negatively impact the safety of EU personal data when transferred to the country, Commission sources have informed EURACTIV.
Catégories: European Union

EU considers allowing more state aid to boost green projects

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:43
European Union governments may be allowed to grant more state aid to projects that help the bloc achieve its climate goals, Europe’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager said on Tuesday (22 September), calling such an incentive a “green bonus”.
Catégories: European Union

Huawei’s supply chain has been ‘attacked’, says chairman

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:38
Huawei Technologies will do everything it can to strengthen its supply chain which has been “attacked”, its rotating Chairman Guo Ping said on Wednesday (23 September).
Catégories: European Union

Ex-Maltese PM’s chief of staff arrested in fraud probe

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:30
Maltese police arrested former prime minister Joseph Muscat's chief of staff Keith Schembri Tuesday (22 September), as part of a probe into alleged kickbacks connected to the sale of so-called golden passports.
Catégories: European Union

Tesla’s value drops $50 billion as cheaper batteries three years away

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:29
Investors slashed $50 billion from Tesla Inc's market value on Tuesday (22 September) despite CEO Elon Musk's promise to cut electric vehicle costs so radically that a $25,000 car that drives itself will be possible, but not for at least three years.
Catégories: European Union

Neo-Nazi group banned in Finland

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:23
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about eastern Austria refusing to shut restaurants and clubs at 10 am as COVID-19 cases increase, the Romanian parliament voting to increase pensions by 40%, and so much more.
Catégories: European Union

BELGRADE – Grenell: US will keep its promises

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:12
Richard Grenell, the US president’s special envoy for the Belgrade-Priština dialogue, said in Belgrade yesterday (22 September) that the US is serious about keeping its promises to Belgrade and Priština. “We want to meet the promises that we gave earlier...
Catégories: European Union

BUCHAREST – Parliament votes to increase pension by 40%

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:12
Romania’s parliament voted to increase pensions by 40%, a move which will put terrible pressure on an already strained budget. However, the country’s centre-right government led by Prime Minister Ludovic Orban vowed to fight the measure adopted by the socialist-controlled...
Catégories: European Union

MADRID – ‘Stay at home’

mer, 23/09/2020 - 08:11
Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa (PSOE), and Madrid mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida (Popular Party), recommended on Tuesday to limit mobility in the county’s capital “to a minimum”, as extra preventive measures to help contain the fast spread of the second...
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