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Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

Efforts by the American administration to persuade European governments to ban equipment manufactured by Chinese company Huawei from next generation 5G networks is causing growing concern in EU capitals. 5G will change the way we live. It is not just the successor to the 4G mobile phone network, but a quantum leap in technology which […]

| April 23, 2019

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#Kazakhstan ruling party nominates incumbent President Tokayev as candidate for 9 June presidential election

#Kazakhstan ruling party nominates incumbent President Tokayev as candidate for 9 June presidential election

Kazakh ruling Nur Otan party congress unanimously nominated on 23 April Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev as the party’s candidate for Kazakhstan’s June 9 presidential election, writes Assel Satubaldina. Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Photo credit: akorda.kz. The nomination was supported by 600 delegates at the congress and was announced by former President and current party Chair […]

| April 23, 2019
#Ukraine has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. What about anti-Semitism?

#Ukraine has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. What about anti-Semitism?

  Ukraine now has a Jewish President and a Jewish Prime Minister. The new democratically elected president, comedian, received around 73 percent of the votes in this weekend’s election and the current Prime Minister,  Volodymyr Groysman, is a Jewish politician who was the mayor of the city of Vinnytsia – writes Willy Fautré , Editor-in-Chief. of Human […]

| April 23, 2019
Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

Concern growing in #EU capitals over #USA action against #Huawei

Efforts by the American administration to persuade European governments to ban equipment manufactured by Chinese company Huawei from next generation 5G networks is causing growing concern in EU capitals. 5G will change the way we live. It is not just the successor to the 4G mobile phone network, but a quantum leap in technology which […]

| April 23, 2019
#CannesFilmFestival – Ken Loach up for Palme d’Or prize

#CannesFilmFestival – Ken Loach up for Palme d’Or prize

British filmmaker Ken Loach’s new movie will premiere at Cannes next month, in what the film festival’s director Thierry Fremaux has described as a “highly political” year, writes the BBC. Loach, 82, who won the Palme d’Or prize in 2016 with I, Daniel Blake, returns this year with Sorry We Missed You. Quentin Tarantino’s Once […]

| April 23, 2019
New seat projections for next European Parliament #EU28

New seat projections for next European Parliament #EU28

Parliament released today the fourth and final set of seat projections, based on a cross-section of national polls, on the composition of the next (9th) European Parliament (751 seats). The European Parliament has published a new set of projections on how the next chamber might look, based on polling data published in 28 EU member […]

| April 23, 2019
Fostering defence innovation through #EuropeanDefenceFund

Fostering defence innovation through #EuropeanDefenceFund

The European Parliament has adopted the partial agreement on the EU Defence Fund for 2021-2027, aiming for a more ‘European’ approach to defence. 328 MEPs voted in favour of the partial deal with EU ministers, with 231 against, and 19 abstaining. The EU Defence Fund will foster technological innovation and cooperation in the European defence […]

| April 23, 2019
MEPs approve new #CO2Emissions limits for trucks

MEPs approve new #CO2Emissions limits for trucks

The first ever EU regulation on CO2 emissions for trucks and lorries was approved by Parliament last week, in an effort to curb rising road transport emissions. The new legislation, informally agreed between MEPs and the Romanian Presidency of the Council in February, was adopted with 474 votes in favour, 47 against and 11 abstentions. […]

| April 23, 2019
Next Parliament to decide on social benefits for #EUMobileWorkers

Next Parliament to decide on social benefits for #EUMobileWorkers

Parliament has decided not to close the first reading on the legislation for EU mobile workers, but to leave it to the next Parliament to work on this. With 291 votes in favour, 284 against and six abstentions, MEPs decided that more time is needed to update the rules on the coordination of social security […]

| April 23, 2019
#InvestEU – From promise to delivery: Commission welcomes final European Parliament votes under 2014-2019 mandate

#InvestEU – From promise to delivery: Commission welcomes final European Parliament votes under 2014-2019 mandate

EU Budget 2021-2027: Commission welcomes Parliament’s green light on InvestEU The European Commission welcomes the vote in the European Parliament on InvestEU, the programme to boost investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget. This vote brings InvestEU one step closer to its creation. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “The Investment Plan put Europe back in business […]

| April 23, 2019
#CapitalMarketsUnion – European Parliament backs key measures to boost jobs and growth

#CapitalMarketsUnion – European Parliament backs key measures to boost jobs and growth

The Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s final votes on legislation putting in place the building blocks of a Capital Markets Union (CMU). This adoption of a substantial number of proposals constitutes another step forward in the completion of the CMU, one of the Juncker Commission’s top political priorities. The Capital Markets Union project has been […]

| April 23, 2019

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Labour pledges to end ‘slum’ office housing

Labour pledges to end ‘slum’ office housing

It says current planning rules allow developers in England to convert offices into “rabbit hutch” homes.

MP Johnny Mercer’s salary funded by failed bond scheme marketing agent

MP Johnny Mercer’s salary funded by failed bond scheme marketing agent

Johnny Mercer’s salary was funded by Surge Financial, which marketed the collapsed LCF bond scheme.

NI Secretary Karen Bradley to hold talks with party leaders

NI Secretary Karen Bradley to hold talks with party leaders

Karen Bradley made the announcement while making a statement about the killing of Lyra McKee.

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