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Debate: Anger over Trump's racist tweets

Eurotopics.net - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 12:02
Donald Trump tweeted that four rising Democrats should go back to where they come from and solve problems there instead of trying to tell the US what to do. Although he mentioned no names, he was clearly referring to four Congresswomen of colour known as "the squad". For commentators, the episode speaks volumes about the current state of US politics.
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Debate: Gas off Cyprus: EU imposes sanctions against Ankara

Eurotopics.net - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 12:02
In the dispute over Turkey drilling for gas in Cypriot waters, the EU has backed its member state and imposed sanctions against Ankara. EU funding for Turkey is to be cut and negotiations on an air traffic agreement suspended. For the opinion sections, this is not going to resolve the conflict.
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Debate: Ukraine: Zelensky wants to secure majority

Eurotopics.net - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 12:02
Ukraine is to hold a snap election for a new parliament on Sunday. According to the polls the party of President Volodymyr Zelensky, who had phone conversations with Putin for the first time in recent days, is likely to capitalise on voter frustration with the established parties. The new party Opposition Platform - For Life, which is seen as Moscow's voice in Kiev, is also running for election. But who is the Kremlin really backing?
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Poland 'optimistic' despite new EU law checks

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:24
The European Commission is to propose annual rule-of-law reviews on all EU states, but Poland is "optimistic" that Ursula von er Leyen will let it off the hook.
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[Analysis] What did we learn from the von der Leyen vote?

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:14
The vote on von der Leyen showed the fundamental change in EU politics. The rise of the European Parliament, the power of political parties, and the fragmentation of politics, are new realities to be taken into account.
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[Feature] Is Golden Dawn's MEP head of a criminal organisation?

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:00
Golden Dawn has elected one of its most prominent members to the EU parliament, the former MP Ioannis Lagos.
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Finland rejects call to end sponsorship of EU presidency

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 09:00
Appalled over Coca-Cola sponsoring the recent Romanian EU presidency, MEPs have asked Finland, the new holders of the rotating post, to put an end to such practices. But Helsinki, whose presidency is sponsored by BMW, has no such plan.
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[Opinion] MH17 five years on: when will Russia be punished?

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:58
Five years after the MH17 tragedy we are still facing the question: will Russia be punished for 298 innocent victims? Will all those involved be brought to justice?
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[Ticker] Selmayr to leave EU commission post

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:57
The European Commission's top civil servant, German lawyer Martin Selmayr, will step down following German minister Ursula von der Leyen's advent as commission president. An EU spokeswoman confirmed the news to German website dw.com after Selmayr himself dropped hints to the politico.eu site. His departure is designed to alleviate the image of German EU domination. His prior appointment also broke the commission's own staff regulations.
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[Ticker] EU 'appeasement' of Iran like that of Nazis, Israel says

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:56
Monday's EU decision not to reimpose sanctions on Iran was like "the European appeasement of the 1930s" of Nazi Germany, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has said. "There are those in Europe who won't wake up until Iranian nuclear missiles fall on European soil," he added, in comments branded "ridiculous" by Tehran. Iran recently broke a nuclear arms control pact, but its violations were minor and reversible the EU said.
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[Ticker] Report: EU anti-trust chief to go after Amazon

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:55
EU anti-trust commissioner Margrethe Vestager is to open a probe into whether US online retailer Amazon abused information gleaned from other traders who use its website, two EU sources told the Financial Times newspaper. The move risks further annoying US president Donald Trump, who earlier accused Vestager of "hating" America because her investigations had led to a €4.3bn fine on US tech giant Google and a €13bn one on Apple.
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[Ticker] Report: France to back Kovesi for EU prosecutor

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:54
France has ditched its candidate Jean-Francois Bohnert to be the EU's first public prosecutor in favour of Romania's Laura Kovesi, the Financial Times newspaper reports. A French official said the move "will ... allow the rapid establishment" of the new office, which is to go after fraud on EU subsidies. "The French government will ... support Laura Kovesi," Dan Ciolos, a senior Romanian liberal MEP, also said.
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[Ticker] Trump energy leases to dump more CO2 than whole EU

Euobserver.com - Wed, 17/07/2019 - 08:52
Oil and gas drilling leases granted by US president Donald Trump on 378m acres of publicly-owned land since he came to power could dump more CO2-type gasses in the air than all 28 EU countries do in a year, according to American NGO the Wilderness Society. The US operations could emit up to 4.7bn metric tonnes of CO2-equivalents, compared to the total EU count of 4bn in 2014, it warned.
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