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EU's Juncker cuts holiday short for urgent surgery: statement

Added: 17.08.2019 17:11 | 13 views | 0 comments

The outgoing head of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, has cut short a holiday to undergo urgent surgery, his press team said in a statement on Saturday.


[Exclusive] Brexit row delays financial products transparency review

Added: 16.08.2019 17:27 | 1 views | 0 comments

A European financial regulatory body set up after the financial crisis is at loggerheads with the European Commission over whether to carry out a transparency review of certain financial products. The reason: Brexit.

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[Ticker] EU parliament chief backs migrant rescuers

Added: 16.08.2019 17:27 | 1 views | 0 comments

The EU ought to take care of 121 people, including 32 children, recently rescued at sea, European Parliament president David-Maria Sassoli has said to outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in a letter. If Europe did not help "it'll mean it has lost its soul", he said. Spanish charity Open Arms saved them one week ago but they are stuck on a ship because no EU state will take them.

[Ticker] Swine flu spreads in eastern Europe

Added: 15.08.2019 18:24 | 5 views | 0 comments

According to the European Commission's Animal Disease Notification System, several outbreaks of African Swine Flu have occurred in Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine, originating in Bulgaria. The country's deputy agriculture minister admitted that Bulgaria failed to contain the disease. Experts say it might lose its entire 600,000-strong pig-breeding industry. Bulgaria will receive €2.9m EU financial aid to combat the disease.

[Exclusive] Selmayr did not keep formal records of lobby meetings

Added: 15.08.2019 16:06 | 5 views | 0 comments

The German former secretary-general of the European Commission held some 21 meetings which were registered in the lobby register. But no documents appeared to exist summarising what was said.

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[Ticker] EU steel tariffs have 'worked well' so far

Added: 15.08.2019 8:03 | 4 views | 0 comments

An EU decision to impose 25 percent tariffs on 23 different types of steel in retaliation against US ones had "overall worked well during the first year of implementation" the European Commission said Wednesday on the basis of a new economic study. It suggested giving developing countries more breaks from the tariff scheme, among other tweaks, which would have to be approved by the World Trade Organisation to go ahead.

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[Feature] EU asked to solve migrant rescue deadlock

Added: 14.08.2019 15:34 | 6 views | 0 comments

No EU country willing to open its ports for the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms, with France and others turning to the European Commission for help.

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[Exclusive] Internal EU paper: Second Brexit vote was no longer 'distant dream'

Added: 14.08.2019 15:20 | 5 views | 0 comments

European Commission documents on meeting with Tony Blair describe chances of second referendum have become "credible".

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[Ticker] EU 'confident' Turkey will prevent forced Syria returns

Added: 13.08.2019 17:28 | 4 views | 0 comments

The European Commission is "confident" that Turkey will "take any appropriate action" if allegations are true that Syrian refugees had been sent back to the war-torn country, a commission spokesman said on Tuesday. If true, Turkey would be violating the international principle of '', also banned by Turkish legislation. Also on Tuesday, the commission announced it would spend an additional €127m to help Syrian refugees in Turkey.

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[Ticker] Third woman nominated for top post by EU

Added: 12.08.2019 21:19 | 6 views | 0 comments

The European Union has nominated a record three women for its top posts, following the European Parliament elections in May, by choosing Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Last month Germany's Ursula von der Leyen was nominated president of the European Commission and France's Christine Lagarde picked to lead the European Central Bank. Georgieva is a former EU commissioner and currently World Bank chief executive.

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