CDU party board backs Laschet to run as German conservative chancellor candidate big-plus
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Opinion CDU party board backs Laschet to run as German conservative chancellor candidate

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

A week-long showdown between Laschet, and Markus Soeder, leader of the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, has done little to impress voters already turned off their conservative bloc by t ...

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EU joins the International Accountability Platform for Belarus big-plus
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Opinion EU joins the International Accountability Platform for Belarus

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

The EU support the platform politically at first, once preparations are finalised, it also intends to provide financial support. The European External Action Service statement s ...

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Commission approves €21 million Greek scheme to support operators of tourist buses and trains affected by coronavirus outbreak big-plus
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Opinion Commission approves €21 million Greek scheme to support operators of tourist buses and trains affected by coronavirus outbreak

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

Under the scheme, operators of tourist buses will receive a fixed amount of support per bus, depending on the seating capacity, while operators of tourist trains will be entitled to ...

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Ireland joins EU’s Schengen Information System to help fight crime big-plus
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Opinion Ireland joins EU’s Schengen Information System to help fight crime

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

The entry into operation of the system in Ireland will support co-operation between law enforcement authorities on fighting cross-border crime and terrorism, ...

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Biden to meet virtually with Ireland’s Martin on 17 March: White House big-plus
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Opinion Biden to meet virtually with Ireland’s Martin on 17 March: White House

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

“They will also discuss combatting COVID-19, addressing global challenges, increasing our shared prosperity, and supporting political and economic stability in Northern Ireland,” pr ...

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Trade policy: A lever of the EU as a geopolitical global player big-plus
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Opinion Trade policy: A lever of the EU as a geopolitical global player

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

On 17 February, the European Commission approved a new EU trade strategy, prepared by my colleague Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis in charge of trade, in cooperation with the E ...

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Trade policy: A lever of the EU as a geopolitical global player big-plus
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Opinion Trade policy: A lever of the EU as a geopolitical global player

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

On 17 February, the European Commission approved a new EU trade strategy, prepared by my colleague Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis in charge of trade, in cooperation with the E ...

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EU says it expects financial services deal with UK, but trust an issue big-plus
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Opinion EU says it expects financial services deal with UK, but trust an issue

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

The British government unilaterally extended a grace period for checks on food imports to Northern Ireland, a move Brussels said violated terms of Britain’s divorce deal. “Things ...

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‘Domestic violence is the shadow pandemic’ Jacinda Ardern big-plus
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Opinion ‘Domestic violence is the shadow pandemic’ Jacinda Ardern

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

‘Go hard and go early’ In New Zealand, life has almost returned to normal for its five million citizens. Bars, restaurants, sports and concert venues are open and t ...

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Swiss voters decide ban on facial coverings big-plus
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Opinion Swiss voters decide ban on facial coverings

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

The proposal under the Swiss system of direct democracy does not mention Islam directly and also aims to stop violent street protesters from wearing masks, yet local politicians, me ...

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Israel, Austria and Denmark to establish joint fund for the research, development and production of vaccines big-plus
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Opinion Israel, Austria and Denmark to establish joint fund for the research, development and production of vaccines

Thursday, 06 May 2021 07:52

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held on Thursday (4 March) a summit meeting in Jerusalem with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Danish Prime Minister Metter Frederiks ...

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