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Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

Al Jazeera under fire for again promoting #AntiSemitic content

| May 20, 2019

Al Jazeera has been forced to delete a video which claimed that Jews “exploited the Holocaust” and that Israel was the genocide’s “greatest beneficiary”. The video, published by its online Arabic ‘AJ+’ channel, was removed only after it was met with outrage and disgust online, writes Louis Auge. The anti-Semitic content suggested that the Jewish […]

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#Ukraine unification a priority for #Zelensky and West

#Ukraine unification a priority for #Zelensky and West

| May 20, 2019

When Ukraine’s new president, former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky, was sworn in today (20 May), he was appointed president of a divided nation. The division is not only physical, but also ideological; Ukraine is now a battleground where the ideals of the West and of Russia collide. Since early 2013, Russia has been pursuing a policy of […]

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#EUPrizeForWomenInnovators – Commission honours four outstanding entrepreneurs

#EUPrizeForWomenInnovators – Commission honours four outstanding entrepreneurs

| May 20, 2019

Last week in Paris, Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner Carlos Moedas announced the four winners of the 2019 EU Prize for Women Innovators worth overall €350,000. The prize is funded under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme. The winners have founded a successful company based on their innovative ideas. Commissioner Moedas said: “I am honoured to share this moment of […]

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EU Facility for #TurkeyRefugees – Solid progress in supporting refugees

EU Facility for #TurkeyRefugees – Solid progress in supporting refugees

| May 20, 2019

The European Commission has reported good progress in the implementation and programming of €6 billion of the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey. More than 80 projects are currently up and running delivering tangible results to refugees and host communities in particular on education and health. Out of the €6bn, some €4.2bn has been allocated, […]

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Code of Practice against #Disinformation – Commission recognizes platforms’ efforts ahead of #EuropeanElections

Code of Practice against #Disinformation – Commission recognizes platforms’ efforts ahead of #EuropeanElections

| May 20, 2019

The European Commission has published the reports and analysis of the progress made in April 2019 by Facebook, Google and Twitter to fight disinformation. The three online platforms are signatories to the Code of Practice against disinformation and have committed to report monthly on measures taken ahead of the European Parliament elections in May 2019. Digital Single […]

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Vestager: ‘We need a global solution on digital taxation’

Vestager: ‘We need a global solution on digital taxation’

| May 20, 2019

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (pictured) declared at the May plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) that “the Commission has been pushing for digital taxation because we need a global solution; it’s unacceptable that some companies pay taxes and others don’t”. Vestager also suggested that the Commission is considering requiring big companies to share […]

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#IMF Christine Lagarde: ‘We need to elevate growth to a higher plane’

#IMF Christine Lagarde: ‘We need to elevate growth to a higher plane’

| May 18, 2019

International Monetary Fund (IMF) President Christine Lagarde (pictured) has warned of a major slowdown for the world’s key economies in the coming months. Speaking on Thursday (16 May), the French official said, “Two years ago, 75% of the global economy experienced an upswing. This year, we expect 70% to experience a slowdown in growth. She warned of a […]

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