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World War 3 fears SOAR as German spy chief warns China is close to ‘world domination’

Added: 27.10.2020 6:18 | 6 views | 0 comments

CHINA has been tipped as close to "world domination" by the former head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, who also warned Europe they need to tackle Beijing's influence.

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[Ticker] Poll: European support for populism falls in 2020

Added: 27.10.2020 6:05 | 2 views | 0 comments

Support for populist beliefs in Europe has fallen markedly over the past year, according to a major YouGov survey, the Guardian reports. Political scientists expressed surprise at the size of the fall but said since the main reasons for it were most likely related to the coronavirus pandemic, support for populist beliefs could recover as the focus of the crisis becomes more economic.

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[Ticker] Merkel's party postpones leadership election

Added: 27.10.2020 6:05 | 2 views | 0 comments

The leaders of German chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party have decided to postpone the party congress planned for December to elect a new leader, Reuters reported. Party leaders will decide on 16 January if it is possible to hold the gathering amid the pandemic. Federal elections are due by October 2021, when Merkel is not running. One of the candidates, Merkel-rival Friedrich Merz spoke out against a delay.

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[Ticker] Barnier in London for Brexit deal talks

Added: 27.10.2020 6:05 | 2 views | 0 comments

Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier traveled to London on Monday for talks with Britain on the future relations agreement that need to be agreed on in the next weeks to avoid trade disruptions between the bloc and the UK. Barnier and his EU team will be in London until Wednesday, after which talks will switch to Brussels and continue through the weekend.

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[Ticker] German EU presidency reduces meetings over Covid-19 fears

Added: 27.10.2020 6:04 | 2 views | 0 comments

The German EU presidency, currently steering the council of member states until the end of the year, "will reduce physical meetings at expert level to the absolute minimum necessary" as Brussels is particularly hard-hit by a rise in Covid-19 infections, a spokesperson said. "Only essential meetings necessary for the functioning of the EU or to coordinate the Covid-19 crisis response will continue to take place in person," the spokesperson added.

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Frontex refuses to investigate pushbacks, despite EU demand

Added: 27.10.2020 6:04 | 2 views | 0 comments

The European Commission says Frontex, the EU's border agency, has an obligation to investigate allegations that its vessels participated in illegal pushbacks of migrants off the Greek coast. Asked if it would, Frontex said it rejected the allegations.

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EU welcomes Japan's 2050 climate-neutrality pledge

Added: 27.10.2020 6:03 | 2 views | 0 comments

EU leaders welcomed new Japanese prime minister Yoshihide Suga's pledge to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050 - a move that puts Tokyo's plans on the same timeline as Europe and a decade ahead of China.

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[Podcast] Apostles of intersectionality challenge Europe

Added: 27.10.2020 6:03 | 2 views | 0 comments

Intersectionality is the concept that overlapping identities - disability, gender, race and sexual-orientation for example - create forms of discrimination that can go unaddressed. But many EU leaders are wary of the kind of identity politics that intersectionality implies.

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[Opinion] Orban's bluffing on a rule-of-law mechanism - here's why

Added: 27.10.2020 6:03 | 2 views | 0 comments

Viktor Orban is threatening to block the coronavirus recovery fund and the next EU budget if rule-of-law conditionalities are not to his liking. But a lack of EU funding would threaten the very fundamentals of his system and his cronies.

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[Livestream] Live on EUobserver: UN and the Nordics discuss Covid-19

Added: 27.10.2020 6:02 | 2 views | 0 comments

UN secretary general, António Guterres, discusses the Covid-19 crisis and the challenges the pandemic poses for the global community in a live meeting with Nordic Council party groups and prime ministers. Live on EUobserver today from 18:00 (CET).

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