Digest (for United States)

Monday, December 2nd 2019: New EU Commission starts, EU antitrust regulators investigate Google, Malta’s Prime Minister Muscat to resign in January

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ New EU Commission starts: The new European Commission officially took office on Sunday, one month later than planned. The new head of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities …

Monday, December 2nd 2019: New EU Commission starts, EU antitrust regulators investigate Google, Malta’s Prime Minister Muscat to resign in January Weiterlesen »

Thursday, November 28th 2019: Von der Leyen wants one trillion euros to fight climate change, Malta ex-chief of staff under arrest, French farmers protest in Paris

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Von der Leyen wants one trillion euros to fight climate change: The European Parliament confirmed the new EU Commission on Wednesday. Incoming Commission President Ursula von der Leyen stressed the existential challenge of climate change, putting this at the forefront of the Commission’s new agenda. She said massive investments were needed to …

Thursday, November 28th 2019: Von der Leyen wants one trillion euros to fight climate change, Malta ex-chief of staff under arrest, French farmers protest in Paris Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, November 27th 2019: Sentsov warns Europe not to trust Putin, Germans feel the consequences of global warming, Malta officials resign in scandal over journalist’s murder

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Sentsov warns Europe not to trust Putin: Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov finally accepted the Sakharov Prize on Tuesday at the EU Parliament, after being freed in a high-profile prison swap between Russia and Ukraine in September. Held captive in Russia’s Arctic far-north for five years on terror charges, Sentsov warned European lawmakers …

Wednesday, November 27th 2019: Sentsov warns Europe not to trust Putin, Germans feel the consequences of global warming, Malta officials resign in scandal over journalist’s murder Weiterlesen »

Tuesday, November 26th 2019: Germany calls for UN access to Chinese camps, France wants to stop violence against women, Uber loses licence to operate in London

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Germany calls for UN access to Chinese camps: Germany has called on the Chinese government to give UN human rights officials unhindered access to camps in China’s western region of Xinjiang, after leaked documents indicated they are used to forcibly reeducate minorities. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Germany had previously joined other …

Tuesday, November 26th 2019: Germany calls for UN access to Chinese camps, France wants to stop violence against women, Uber loses licence to operate in London Weiterlesen »

Monday, November 25th 2019: Johnson’s Christmas present for Britain, Romania re-elects President Iohannis, Italy tests new distribution system for refugees

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Johnson’s Christmas present for Britain: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised £23.5 billion worth of public spending and tax relief on Sunday as he unveiled the Conservative manifesto. Johnson announced a “triple lock” on income tax, national insurance and value added tax rates. He also insisted that he would push his Brexit …

Monday, November 25th 2019: Johnson’s Christmas present for Britain, Romania re-elects President Iohannis, Italy tests new distribution system for refugees Weiterlesen »

Friday, November 22nd 2019: EU urges end to violence in Iran, EU Parliament tables resolution to declare climate emergency, EU still cautious on threat of US car tariffs

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU urges end to violence in Iran: A spokeswoman for the EU on Thursday expressed condolences to the families of those killed during protests in Iran and called for dialogue to resolve the tensions. She said the EU expected Iran’s security forces to exercise restraint in handling the protests and for protesters …

Friday, November 22nd 2019: EU urges end to violence in Iran, EU Parliament tables resolution to declare climate emergency, EU still cautious on threat of US car tariffs Weiterlesen »

Thursday, November 21st 2019: EU warns eight countries over budget plans, “Extinction Rebellion” founder downplays Holocaust, Former UK consulate worker says he was tortured in China

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU warns eight countries over budget plans: The EU Commission announced Wednesday that eight member states risk breaching EU fiscal rules next year by missing their debt and deficit reduction targets. Italy, Belgium, Spain, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland and Slovakia are undertaking less structural effort than recommended by the EU. Of particular …

Thursday, November 21st 2019: EU warns eight countries over budget plans, “Extinction Rebellion” founder downplays Holocaust, Former UK consulate worker says he was tortured in China Weiterlesen »

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 France wants to reform EU accession, ECJ criticizes Poland’s judicial reform, Maas wants new NATO initiative, Easyjet wants to become carbon neutral – jetzt bearbeiten

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ France wants reform of the EU accession process: After France’s President Emmanuel Macron irritated the European community at the EU summit in October with his rejection of the EU accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia, the French presented a disputable reform paper. On Tuesday, France’s ideas were made public as to …

Wednesday, 20 November 2019 France wants to reform EU accession, ECJ criticizes Poland’s judicial reform, Maas wants new NATO initiative, Easyjet wants to become carbon neutral – jetzt bearbeiten Weiterlesen »

Tuesday, November 19th 2019: EU leaders agree 2020 budget, Final EU Commission nominee accepted, EU and US back Georgia protesters

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ EU leaders agree 2020 budget: The EU Parliament and member states reached a deal Monday on the 2020 EU budget that boosts spending to combat climate change and youth unemployment, as well as promote digitization and improve border protection. 21% of the overall budget will go to measures to address climate change. …

Tuesday, November 19th 2019: EU leaders agree 2020 budget, Final EU Commission nominee accepted, EU and US back Georgia protesters Weiterlesen »

Monday, November 18th 2019: Germany’s military training for Chinese soldiers criticized, Russia to return navy ships seized from Ukraine, “Yellow Vest” anniversary in France

⊂ EUROPE ⊃ Germany’s military training for Chinese soldiers criticized: A military document shows that the German military plans to train Chinese soldiers in 2020. Human rights group Amnesty International has urged the German government to cease its practice of training Chinese soldiers, saying that in light of the current situation in Hong Kong, Germany …

Monday, November 18th 2019: Germany’s military training for Chinese soldiers criticized, Russia to return navy ships seized from Ukraine, “Yellow Vest” anniversary in France Weiterlesen »