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Latest retreat by Swiss prosecutors in high profile money laundering case raises key administration of justice questions: are they up to the job?

Latest retreat by Swiss prosecutors in high profile money laundering case raises key administration of justice questions: are they up to the job?

| June 4, 2020

Swiss legal authorities have been forced into a climbdown over one of the country’s highest-profile money laundering cases, an investigation focused on the alleged theft of $176 million from Russia’s Otkritie bank, writes James Wilson. It has been reported that the three defendants have been offered four and five month suspended sentences by prosecutors and […]

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President Tokayev pays special attention to social sphere – MEP

President Tokayev pays special attention to social sphere – MEP

| June 4, 2020

“As the chairman of the EU-Kazakhstan Friendship Group in the European Parliament I have been following with great interest the important developments in the beautiful country of Kazakhstan. Between my first visit to the country in 1993 and today -27 years ago- great progress has been achieved in the country. In the country, underlining the […]

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Geopolitical competition logic as seen from US-Soviet Union differences

Geopolitical competition logic as seen from US-Soviet Union differences

| June 4, 2020

Under the backdrop of rising anti-globalization sentiments, the COVID-19 pandemic further deteriorates the international geopolitical environment. A prominent example of this is the US-China relations that are in the danger escalating into a full-blown conflict, writes He Jun. Ever since President Donald Trump took office, trade deficit and tariff-related issues were often cited as the […]

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#EAPM – Governments battle tech firms over #Coronavirus

#EAPM – Governments battle tech firms over #Coronavirus

| June 4, 2020

First the news that a group of Europe’s big countries have weighed-in against Silicon Valley for “imposing” standards on coronavirus-tracking technology, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal argue that the EU needs to wean itself off dependency on foreign tech companies, with the officials in charge of digital affairs saying […]

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Summer holidays: MEPs demand more clarity for tourism in #COVID-19 crisis

Summer holidays: MEPs demand more clarity for tourism in #COVID-19 crisis

| June 4, 2020

MEPs gave overall positive feedback on the Commission’s transport and tourism package; however, many insist on more concrete actions and financial support ahead of the summer holidays. The Transport and Tourism Committee have discussed the European Commission’s guidance on how to safely resume travel and allow tourism businesses to reopen: Rebooting tourism: MEPs underlined the need […]

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Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from #COVID-19 says public health report

Black and Asian people in England more likely to die from #COVID-19 says public health report

| June 4, 2020

Black and Asian people in England are up to 50% more likely to die after being infected with COVID-19, an official study said on Tuesday (2 June), reinforcing previous reports which indicated ethnic minority groups were more at risk from the virus, writes Alistair Smout. The report by Public Health England (PHE) to examine disparities […]

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Aviation safety: Commission adopts new #EUAirSafetyList

Aviation safety: Commission adopts new #EUAirSafetyList

| June 4, 2020

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that are subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union as they do not meet international safety standards. The Commission wishes to ensure the highest level of air safety for all passengers travelling in the European Union. […]

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