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Future EU 26-02-2021

EPP silent over Orbàn’s flirt with nationalist Brothers of Italy

Europe's biggest political group, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP), has declined to comment on a letter of support Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbàn sent to Italy’s nationalist party Brothers of Italy, member of another political family, where he cites their shared "Christian and conservative values".
Future EU 26-02-2021

The Brief, powered by APPLIA – EU summit post-mortem

EU summits are like a regular medical check-up for our union. Expert eyes can immediately see how good its health is. One very good measurement is EU leaders’ ability to decide.
Economy & Jobs 26-02-2021

The Cohesion Policy to come

Cohesion policy will be one of the main driving forces to achieve an equitable recovery, and the EU’s digital and green aspirations. EURACTIV tries to demystify the present and future of European cohesion.
Brexit 26-02-2021

UK faces ‘formidable’ task to deregulate, warns new report

Post–Brexit United Kingdom has only very limited room to diverge from EU regulation, according to the ‘UK regulation after Brexit’ report, published on Friday (26 February) by the UK in a Changing Europe academic think tank.
26-02-2021

Spanish flag carrier tests mobile ‘health passport’

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Spanish flag carrier Iberia testing out 'health passports', a German MP being raided by police for allegedly lobbying the government to enter a contract with a mask supplier, and so much more.
26-02-2021

Tweets of the Week: Daft Punk, EUCO, Barnier Farewell

Music masterminds duo is ended, Europe’s vaccine policy needs to be mended and Farewell Mr Barnier, you were totally splendid.
Economy & Jobs 26-02-2021

Don’t forget the 95% – why Europe needs to seize opportunities of labour migration

Migrant workers play a crucial role in the functioning of our society. It is time the EU shifted its narrative and policy approach from border management and control to investing in regular channels for migration, writes Damian Boeselager.

Tighter virus controls at France-Germany border

France and Germany agreed Thursday (25 February) to require coronavirus tests for workers commuting across their shared border, aiming to avoid a full closure of the frontier while controlling the outbreak's spread.

Portugal wins EU support for corporate tax transparency law

Portugal’s EU Presidency on Thursday (25 February) won broad support form EU countries to move forward with the European public country-by-country reporting directive, which aims to make multinationals publish information on where they make profits and pay taxes.
Non-discrimination 26-02-2021

New study sheds light on discrimination in the German education system

Sinti and Roma continue to face inequality in the German education system, a new study shows. Politicians and associations are now calling for funding measures to be scrutinised more closely.
Energy 25-02-2021

Strategic Compass and the EU’s €440 million failed gas projects

  This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about Friday’s EU summit, where the leaders are expected to discuss security and defence issues. During the first part of their meeting, they will be joined by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg...
Non-discrimination 25-02-2021

Violence and harassment in Europe ‘far more frequent than official data indicate’

Millions of European citizens are victims of harassment and violence every year, according to a report published on 19 February by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), revealing that "acts of violence and harassment in Europe are far more frequent than official data indicate." EURACTIV France reports.
25-02-2021

UN chief to host Cyprus meeting in April

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will convene an informal meeting in April involving Greece,Turkey and Britain to explore a possible end to deadlocked Cyprus peace talks, his spokesman said Wednesday (24 February).
25-02-2021

Vaccinated Slovenian doctor reinfected with COVID-19

In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Croatia's HDZ saying it will pursue legal action against index.hr, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposing a 'green pass' for those who pose no COVID-threat, and so much more.

Portuguese minister: EU countries should start receiving funds by June

Portugal's minister of planning, Nelson de Souza, said on Wednesday (26 February) that member states that have their recovery and resilience plans approved by April should receive the first funds by June.
Digital 25-02-2021

Deutsche Welle resumes Hungarian service amid free press fears

Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has begun producing material in Hungarian for the first time in decades, driven by concerns at declining media plurality and press freedom in the fellow European Union member.

Mafia eye health, recovery projects in virus-hit Italy

In coronavirus-hit Italy, mafia groups are eyeing the health sector and EU-funded infrastructure projects as their next big money spinners, police warned in a report Wednesday (24 February).
Brexit 24-02-2021

EU-UK to debate extensions for Irish customs waiver

EU and UK officials will discuss on Wednesday (24 February) the possibility of extending the ‘grace periods’ that exempt goods crossing the Irish Sea border from new customs checks introduced by the new trade arrangement.
Elections 24-02-2021

Bulgaria to open restaurants from March, nightclubs from April

Bulgaria will reopen restaurants from March and lift a ban on nightclubs from April, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Wednesday (24 February), betting on a vaccination programme and a solid number of recoveries from COVID-19.
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24-02-2021

The Future of Europe is a Europe of sovereign nations

The core task of the Union is to build a strong internal market that helps citizens live better and be prosperous.
24-02-2021

Graft, lockdown and police violence stir anger in Cyprus

Thousands of Cypriot protesters have staged large demonstrations in past weeks, angered by months of lockdown, economic woes and a string of corruption scandals, as well as a rare police crackdown.
Brexit 24-02-2021

UK agrees more time for EU to ratify post-Brexit pact

The UK government agreed Tuesday (23 February) to allow the European Union more time to formally ratify the post-Brexit trade deal which came into effect on January 1.
Brexit 24-02-2021

Britain’s au pair system ‘killed’ by Brexit

Once a childcare mainstay for many working parents, Britain's au pair system is under threat after Brexit – piling pressure on families and forcing some mothers to consider quitting their jobs.
24-02-2021

EU lawmakers recommend lifting immunity of Catalan MEPs

The European Parliament's legal committee on Tuesday (23 February) voted to recommend lifting the immunity of three Catalan lawmakers wanted by Spain for sedition over a failed 2017 independence bid, parliamentary sources said.
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