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#Hungary: PM Orban must sign agreement with CEU University in Budapest and stop obstructing academic freedom

#Hungary: PM Orban must sign agreement with CEU University in Budapest and stop obstructing academic freedom

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ahead of today’s (19 October) European Summit in Brussels, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe have called on EU leaders to put pressure on the EPP Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to stop him obstructing an agreement, which would allow the Central European University in Budapest to provide education also in the US, […]

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#Brexit: May to meet Bill Clinton to discuss Northern Ireland crisis

#Brexit: May to meet Bill Clinton to discuss Northern Ireland crisis

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet former US President Bill Clinton (pictured) on Thursday (19 October) to discuss the political crisis in Northern Ireland, May’s spokesman said. During his time as president, Clinton played a central role in brokering peace in the British province, where a power-sharing administration collapsed in January and opposing sides […]

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Not so fast: France’s #Macron and his farmers get trade onto ‘full’ EU agenda

Not so fast: France’s #Macron and his farmers get trade onto ‘full’ EU agenda

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron (pictured) has succeeded in pushing trade onto the agenda of the European Union summit which starts on Thursday, calling for caution in commercial deals that would bring a surge of beef and other agricultural imports, writes Philip Blenkinsop. Macron said last week that France was in no hurry to a deal […]

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Trying to unlock #Brexit, May to make offer on EU citizens

Trying to unlock #Brexit, May to make offer on EU citizens

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise on Thursday (19 October) to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after Brexit, trying to unlock stalled talks that have spurred calls for her to walk away, write Elizabeth Piper and Alastair Macdonald. Weakened by losing her Conservative Party’s […]

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#PrivacyShield: ‘Especially relevant with new US administration’

#PrivacyShield: ‘Especially relevant with new US administration’

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has published (19 October) its first annual report on the functioning of the EU- US Privacy Shield, the aim of which is to protect the personal data of anyone in the EU transferred to companies in the US for commercial purposes. When it launched the Privacy Shield in August 2016, the Commission […]

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#PanamaPapers: MEPs accuse EU national governments of lacking political will on tax avoidance

#PanamaPapers: MEPs accuse EU national governments of lacking political will on tax avoidance

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Some EU member states are obstructing the fight against money laundering, tax avoidance and evasion, the EP committee of inquiry into the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks concludes. EU member states that received a special mention were the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Malta and Cyprus. Co-rapporteur Jeppe Kofod (S&D, DK) said: “Europe needs to get its own house […]

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British spy chief says #Islam militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

British spy chief says #Islam militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

| October 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Britain faces the most acute threat ever from Islamist militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday (17 October), writes Guy Faulconbridge. After four militant attacks this year that killed 36 people in Britain […]

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