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EU spent €252m on meat and dairy ads, despite green pledges

Added: 12.04.2021 6:09 | 6 views | 0 comments

The European Commission has spent €252m of its farming advertising budget for 2016-2020 to promote meat and dairy products - raising concerns over the compatibility of EU agri-food promotion policy with the bloc's climate ambitions.

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[Ticker] Turkey blames EU for sexist protocol fiasco

Added: 09.04.2021 6:29 | 10 views | 0 comments

Turkish foreign minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has contradicted claims by EU Council president Charles Michel that Turkey was to blame for a recent fiasco, which saw the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, given a second-class seat in a mini-summit in Ankara. "The protocol ... met the demands of the EU side. In other words, the seating arrangement was designed to meet their demands and suggestions," Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday.

Turkey blames EU in 'sofagate' diplomatic spat

Added: 08.04.2021 14:16 | 24 views | 0 comments

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when meeting Turkey's leader.

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[Ticker] EU life expectancy figures tell story of pandemic year

Added: 08.04.2021 6:24 | 8 views | 0 comments

Average life expectancy statistics for 2019 dropped in Spain by 1.6 percent and in Bulgaria by 1.5 percent due to the pandemic, according to European Commission data out Wednesday. Lithuania, Poland, and Romania also suffered falls of 1.4 percent each. Denmark and Finland were the only countries who saw a modest increase, of 0.1 percent each. But not all EU member states reported figures on time, blurring the overall picture.

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Commission demands equal treatment of EU presidents

Added: 08.04.2021 6:01 | 9 views | 0 comments

The European Commission says its president should be treated on equal footing with the president of the European Council. The issue came to a head over a meeting in Ankara which saw von der Leyen separated from male counterparts.

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Ursula von der Leyen left without a seat during EU visit to Turkey

Added: 07.04.2021 18:16 | 8 views | 0 comments

The European Commission president had to sit on a nearby sofa as the EU visited Turkey.

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[Ticker] Cyber attack hits EU institutions

Added: 07.04.2021 6:23 | 11 views | 0 comments

The European institutions were hit by a cyber attack last week, A European Commission spokesperson told the media outlet that it was too early to tell the origins of the attack. "Thus far, no major information breach was detected," said the spokesperson.

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[Ticker] Michel gets senior seat in Turkey diplomacy symbolism

Added: 07.04.2021 6:22 | 10 views | 0 comments

European Council president Charles Michel got top diplomatic seating alongside Turkey's president, leaving European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Seating arrangements in diplomatic arenas are generally symbolic, suggesting possible power plays.

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