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[Ticker] EU urges Lebanon to form government 'without delay'

mar, 27/07/2021 - 09:07
The EU called on Tuesday on Lebanon political leaders to form a government without delay, following the nomination of businessman Najib Mikati as prime minister. "It is now of crucial importance that a credible and accountable government is formed in Lebanon without delay, one that is able to address the severe economic and social crises the country is facing," the EU said in a statement.
Catégories: European Union

US maintains summer travel ban on EU tourists

mar, 27/07/2021 - 09:04
The US decided not to lift travel restrictions for visiting EU nationals, given the spike in Covid-19 infections.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] 57 die in shipwreck off Libya

mar, 27/07/2021 - 08:54
At least 57 migrants died in a shipwreck off the Libya coast on Monday, according to the UN's International Organization for Migration. "According to survivors brought to shore by fishermen and the coast guard, at least 20 women and two children were among those who drowned," said IOM spokesperson Safa Msehli, in a tweet.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] 23 EU member states yet to enact new copyright rules

mar, 27/07/2021 - 08:53
The European Commission has requested 23 EU member states - including France, Italy, Spain and Poland - to explain their delay in transposing EU copyright rules into national law, as the deadline for enacting EU rules was 7 June 2021. The EU executive sent on Monday letters of formal notice, the first step of infringement proceedings, to the group of countries. They have now two months to respond.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] EU asks Google to improve flight and hotel search-results

mar, 27/07/2021 - 08:50
The European Commission and national consumer authorities, led by Dutch and Belgian agencies, asked Google on Monday to be more transparent in the way it presents search results of flights and hotels, making clear when payments influence such rankings. Google Flights and Google Hotels results are expected to display final prices, including fees or taxes. The multinational is expected to communicate improvements within two months.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] EU calls on Tunisian authorities to respect rule of law

mar, 27/07/2021 - 08:47
The EU on Monday urged Tunisian authorities to respect the country's rule of law, after the president sacked the government and shut down the parliament with the help of the army, Reuters reported. "We call on all Tunisian actors to respect the constitution, its institutions and the rule of law," an EU commission spokesperson said, urging authorities to avoid any further violence to preserve the stability of the country.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] Hungarians protest against Pegasus spyware surveillance

mar, 27/07/2021 - 08:46
Hundreds of Hungarians took the streets of Budapest on Monday to protest against the alleged surveillance carried out by their government with the Israeli-made Pegasus spyware, according to Reuters. Journalists, businessmen, lawyers and critics of the Viktor Orban government were among those targeted for surveillance. Hungarian prosecutors have opened an inquiry into the allegations. During the protests, some chanted "Victator" - referring to the prime minister.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] China: EU's carbon border-tax 'violates trade rules'

mar, 27/07/2021 - 08:44
China said on Monday that the carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM), unveiled by the European Commission earlier this month, violates international trade rules and undermines global prosperity, Reuters reported. "CBAM is essentially a unilateral measure to extend the climate change issue to the trade sector," a ministry of ecology and environment spokesman said. As the world's main manufacturer of steel and cement, China could face high border tariffs.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] Russia blocks access to Navalny website

mar, 27/07/2021 - 08:38
Russian authorities have blocked access to the website of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, and his allies, ahead of the country's parliamentary election in September, The Guardian reported. Russia's state communications watchdog, Roskomnadzor, argued the internet sites were being "used for propaganda" of extremist groups. Russian president Vladimir Putin introduced constitutional changes in 2020 to stay in power until 2036. Navalny was arrested in January, after recovering from a poisoning attempt.
Catégories: European Union

[Column] Does democracy need troublemakers?

mar, 27/07/2021 - 07:24
Comedians, businessmen and other outsiders – think of Edward Snowden, Slawi Trifonow (the TV star who won the Bulgarian elections recently), or Donald Trump – try to disrupt power, pretending to expose political elites. Why is this happening?
Catégories: European Union

[Opinion] Separating migrant families at EU borders must stop

mar, 27/07/2021 - 07:01
Hundreds of documented cases of pushbacks of migrants and asylum seekers tell the story of a European Union whose member states seem to resort to increasingly degrading and inhuman practices in the management of its external borders.
Catégories: European Union

Germany mulls restrictions for unvaccinated as cases soar

lun, 26/07/2021 - 09:13
The surge of Covid-19 cases due to the spread of the more contagious Delta variant has prompted a debate in Germany over whether people who have not yet been vaccinated should face restrictions - after other countries made similar moves.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] Funeral held for Roma man killed in Czech police custody

lun, 26/07/2021 - 08:55
The funeral of a Roma man killed while in Czech police custody was held over the weekend. Stanislav Tomáš died after a Czech police officer kneeled on his neck, in scenes reminiscent of the murder of George Floyd by a US police officer in Minneapolis. Tomáš passed away 19 June, while being rushed to the hospital. The police have denied wrongdoing.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] UN: Afghan civilian casualties at record high

lun, 26/07/2021 - 08:40
The number of civilians killed and injured in Afghanistan since 1 May has reached a record high, says the United Nations in a report. The number of civilian casualties during May and June was 2,392 (783 killed and 1,609 injured) – the highest for those months since the UN recording keeping began in 2009. The first six months saw the casualties increase by 47 percent, compared to 2020.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] Tunisia's prime minister sacked, parliament suspended

lun, 26/07/2021 - 08:22
Tunisia's president Kais Saied has suspended the parliament and dismissed the prime minister following protests over how the government has handled Covid-19. "We have taken these decisions...until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state," said Saied, in a televised address. The country is also suffering from a deep economic crisis and disillusionment over the Arab Spring.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] Gaza hit by Israeli airstrikes

lun, 26/07/2021 - 08:14
Gaza was struck by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) jets on Sunday evening in response to incendiary balloons that had been launched earlier from the strip. The balloons triggered fires in southern Israel. The IDF said the planes hit a Hamas military base. The Israelis also reduced the fishing zone off Gaza by half - from 12 nautical miles to six nautical miles.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] Greece annuls humanitarian sea rescue award

lun, 26/07/2021 - 08:12
Greece has annulled an award for humanitarian aid worker Iasonas Apostolopoulos, known for his work with rescuing migrants and refugees at sea. Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou had announced Apostolopoulos would receive the award, but his name was then removed from the list, amid reported pressure from right-wing politicians who oppose his work.
Catégories: European Union

[Ticker] Thousands attend Budapest Pride

lun, 26/07/2021 - 08:10
Thousands of people attended the LGBTIQ Pride parade in Budapest over the weekend, following recent legislation that bans showing content on homosexuality or gender change to under-18s in school sex-education programmes. Last week, Hungary's prime minister Viktor Orban said the new law would be put to a referendum after the European Commission launched legal action against it.
Catégories: European Union

[Feature] 'Prison island' birthplace of EU reborn as think-tank venue

lun, 26/07/2021 - 07:21
Santo Stefano is being revived through a €70m refurbishment project to turn it into a high-level European think-tank, academy and open-air museum aimed at boosting the European integration project by training 'enlightened' EU youth, scholars and politicians.
Catégories: European Union

[Interview] Will Erna Solberg be the Nordic Merkel – winning a third term?

lun, 26/07/2021 - 07:20
The polls are not in Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg's favour - but she thinks she has a 50-50 chance of winning a third term. Like Merkel, both are female leaders of conservative parties, and know how to win elections.
Catégories: European Union