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European Parliament tables resolution to declare #ClimateEmergency 

European Parliament tables resolution to declare #ClimateEmergency 

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents have accepted (21 November) the proposal of the Renew Europe group for a resolution to declare a state of climate and environment emergency in Europe and globally.  Given the sustained rise in global temperatures, greenhouse gas emissions and extreme weather events happening all over […]

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Hey, big spender! UK debt to pile up under #GeneralElection promises

Hey, big spender! UK debt to pile up under #GeneralElection promises

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Guest contributor Whether Brexit purists or radical socialists win Britain’s election next month, a deluge of fresh debt is set to bloat the country’s £1.6 trillion government bond pile, writes Andy Bruce. But the permutations around the Dec. 12 election – and the implications for Brexit – make it tough for holders of British […]

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#Johnson raises prospect of multi-billion pound payroll tax cut

#Johnson raises prospect of multi-billion pound payroll tax cut

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Guest contributor British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday (20 November) he planned a multi-billion-pound tax cut if he wins an election on 12 December, by raising the amount of earnings exempt from social security payments, writes David Milliken. The two main political parties are showcasing starkly different visions for the world’s fifth-largest […]

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#ArtificialIntelligence must benefit everybody, warns #EESC

#ArtificialIntelligence must benefit everybody, warns #EESC

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is adopting a firm stance on artificial intelligence and has insisted, at a high-level conference held in Helsinki on 21 November 2019, that the digital revolution must have a human face, be inclusive and bring benefits for all Europeans. Artificial intelligence and the digital […]

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#China says it will strive to reach ‘phase one’ trade deal with US

#China says it will strive to reach ‘phase one’ trade deal with US

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Guest contributor China will strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States as both sides keep communication channels open, the Chinese commerce ministry said on Thursday (21 November), in an attempt to allay fears talks might be unraveling, write Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo. China is willing to work with the […]

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Germany and France vie for European leadership at #NATO

Germany and France vie for European leadership at #NATO

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Guest contributor France and Germany each sought to claim European leadership within NATO on Wednesday (20 November) in the first ministerial meeting since French President Emmanuel Macron warned that the US-led military alliance was experiencing “brain deathâ€�, writes Robin Emmott. Public questioning of the alliance comes ahead of a summit in London for NATO’s […]

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#Italy says it wants to improve #ESM reform, not veto it

#Italy says it wants to improve #ESM reform, not veto it

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Guest contributor Italy is working on improving the reform of the eurozone bailout fund and is not considering vetoing it at the moment, a government official said, as politicians in the eurozone’s third-largest economy quarrelled over the proposed changes, write Giuseppe Fonte and Stefano Bernabei. A draft reform of the fund, known as the […]

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Ready for change? #Labour unveils ‘radical’ manifesto

Ready for change? #Labour unveils ‘radical’ manifesto

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Guest contributor Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) will unveil his opposition party’s election manifesto today (21 November), setting out how in government he plans to transform Britain with “the most radical and ambitious planâ€� in decades,writes Elizabeth Piper. With three weeks before Britain votes in its second election in just over two years, Corbyn […]

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#RawMaterials – Commission launches new online portal to support responsible sourcing in businesses

#RawMaterials – Commission launches new online portal to support responsible sourcing in businesses

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent In the context of the EU Raw Materials Week, the European Commission is launching Due Diligence Ready!, an online portal that provides businesses with guidance on how to check the sources of the metals and minerals entering their supply chains – the so-called ‘due diligence’ process. It will help them ensure […]

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#Eurobarometer survey: Majority of EU citizens positive about international trade

#Eurobarometer survey: Majority of EU citizens positive about international trade

| November 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

By EU Reporter Correspondent The results of a special Eurobarometer survey published on 20 November by the European Commission show that 60% of Europeans feel that they personally benefit from international trade, 16 percentage points more than 10 years ago at the time of the previous poll. The survey also revealed that 71% of respondents […]

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