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Huawei’s terrible week

When news broke Friday morning that Britain is looking to propose an alliance of democracies to build a 5G alternative to Huawei, you might think that that was the worst thing to happen to the controversial Chinese telecoms giant this week. In fact, it just caps off a series of fast-moving events that surely makes this one of the most decisive weeks yet in the global fight over next-generation 5G networks. So let’s go back a step. After all, readers who have been following the Huawei debate migh...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, London, Australia, Washington, Government, China, India, US, America, Tech, Eu, Iran, Policy, Beijing

The Latest: Pope leads more than 100 in prayer at Vatican

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.TOP OF THE HOUR:— Pope welcomes more than 100 guests to Vatican prayer service— India extends lockdown in some areas, letting others reopen in phases— European Commission urges US to reconsider WHO cuts.___VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is reciting a special prayer for the e...
Tags: Facebook, South Korea, Europe, News, Supreme Court, Greece, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, India, Narendra Modi, US, Eu, European Union

Austria opposes current EU rescue, wants changes - finance minister

Austria opposes Europe's current 750 billion euro plan to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic and wants to negotiate changes to the proposal, the country's finance minister said on Saturday. Under the plan, which must be approved by all bloc members, the EU's executive Commission would borrow from the market and then disburse two-thirds of the funds in grants and the rest in loans to cushion the unprecedented economic slump expected this year due to lockdowns. F...
Tags: Europe, News, Eu, Austria, Commission, European Commission, ORF, Gernot Bluemel

Back off, Trump. Germany wants to Make Europe Strong Again.

Berlin’s EU presidency motto has echoes of MAGA.
Tags: News, Berlin, Eu, Trump Germany

EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO

The European Union urged the United States on Saturday to reconsider its decision to cut ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. "In this context, we urge the U.S. to reconsider its announced decision," they said a day after President Donald Trump announced the move, accusing the U.N. agency of becoming a puppet of China. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also condemned the move and pledged intensive talks with Washington on the issue.
Tags: News, Washington, Eu, European Union, United States, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Heiko Maas

European Union: Towards A Common AML Framework For The EU - Dillon Eustace

On 7 May 2020, the European Commission published an action plan designed to strengthen the EU's framework for preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. This note provides an overview of the main features of the plan.
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, European Commission, EU Dillon Eustace

Europe's populists pessimistic about their country's future - EU Today

Europe's populists pessimistic about their country's future   EU Today
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Travel after changing Hong Kong laws

On May 28 , the Chinese government in Beijing signaled that it would press for and enforce new security laws in Hong Kong. Once enacted, which could happen as soon as June, Beijing will better be able to control the judicial system in Hong Kong, as well as curb anti-government protests and other civil liberties. Beijing deems the changes necessary to control dissent and threats to national security. The move has been widely rebuked by foreign governments, including the United States and Canad...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Hong Kong, China, US, Eu, Beijing, Canada, Britain, United States, Brussels, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Scmp, All, Trump

US passport supremacy might be over

Telling Americans they can’t travel to Europe this summer is like telling a high school kid he can’t buy a ticket to prom because he flunked health science. Americans don’t take “no” very well. And why should they? The US passport grants access to 184 of the world’s 195 countries, and Americans have grown pretty comfortable viewing the world like a neighbor’s yard with no fence and no trespassing laws. Thanks to the US’s poor response to the pandemic, however, that reality is about to change....
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Bali, US, America, Eu, Spain, Austria, Dubai, Yankees, Istanbul, Cw, Uae, Jakarta, Passport

European Union: Business And Human Rights: Mandatory Human Rights Due Diligence – European Commission To Introduce A Legislative Initiative By 2021 - Mayer Brown

On 29 April 2020, the European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, announced that the European Commission will develop legislation that would require EU companies to carry out human rights and environmental due diligence.
Tags: News, Eu, European Commission, Mayer Brown, Didier Reynders

FS Interview: Chris Grover Discusses the FIS Fluoro Ban and the World Cup in 2020-2021

A ski technician brushes a ski: Östersund, Sweden. (Photo: NordicFocus)   FasterSkier spoke with Chris Grover this week to discuss the International Ski Federation’s fluoro wax ban, which will be implemented this season, and the potential for a modified World Cup schedule. Grover is the Davis U.S. Cross Country Team Program Director and the former head coach of the U.S. team. He is also a member of the FIS Cross-Country Committee and the chair of the S ub-Committee for World and Continental Cu...
Tags: Europe, Usa, General, News, Interviews, Eu, Sport, Canada, Alaska, Skiing, New Zealand, Fis, Continental, Pierre, Grover, International Ski Federation

Caution on China from EU, West's 'soft underbelly'

After a video conference with 27 foreign ministers, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell expressed "grave concern" but he could threaten no sanctions and said planning for an EU-China summit would continue. In fact, Borrell said, only one of the European countries even raised the possibly of sanctions -- a diplomatic source told AFP this was Sweden -- and he said European investment in China was not in question.
Tags: News, Sweden, China, Eu, Afp, Borrell, EU West, EU China, Josep Borrell

'Demand is huge': EU citizens flock to open-air cinemas as lockdown eases

From Berlin to Madrid the movies are back, albeit with hygiene and distancing restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs Madrid’s spring evenings warm into summer nights, cinema-goers are parking up to watch Grease. In Munich, they are taking al fresco seats to follow the adventures of a communist kangaroo with a penchant for boozy chocolates, and in Prague they are witnessing a croaky vigilante work out some profound childhood traumas.As Europe begins to stir fro...
Tags: Europe, Film, Germany, Berlin, Eu, Spain, World news, Culture, Czech Republic, Prague, Munich, Madrid, Coronavirus outbreak

EU's greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall as coal ditched

Newly released figures for 2018 show 2.1% drop on previous year in switch to renewablesGreenhouse gas emissions in the EU continued their fall in 2018, the latest year for which comprehensive data is available, according to a new report from Europe’s environment watchdog.Emissions fell by 2.1% compared with 2017, to a level 23% lower than in 1990, the baseline for the bloc’s emission cuts under the UN’s climate agreements. If the UK is excluded, the decline since 1990 was smaller, standing at 20...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, Un

Greece to open airports to arrivals from 29 countries from June 15

Greece said Friday it would reopen its airports in Athens and Thessaloniki to arrivals from 29 countries from June 15, the start of the tourist season. Visitors would be allowed to fly into Greece from 16 EU countries, including Germany, Austria, Denmark, Finland, the Czech Republic, Baltic countries, Cyprus and Malta, the tourism ministry said in a statement. Outside the European Union, holidaymakers from Switzerland, Norway, and neighbouring Balkan countries such as Albania, Serbia and North...
Tags: News, Greece, Eu, European Union, Cyprus, Athens, Malta, Balkan, Thessaloniki, Switzerland Norway, Albania Serbia, North Macedonia, Germany Austria Denmark Finland, Czech Republic Baltic

‘Deeply Disappointing’: Arts Officials Say Culture Is Being Cut In EU’s €750 Billion COVID Recovery Plan

“The European Commission announced an ambitious seven-year budget yesterday to bail out the EU’s 27 member states from the economic impact of COVID-19, but culture representatives say it fails to provide enough protection for their industry, which is one of the economic sectors that has been hardest hit by the pandemic.” In particular, the representatives say, “cuts to three programs — Erasmus+, Creative Europe, and European Solidarity Corps — send a ‘terrible message’ to the cultural, creative...
Tags: Art, Europe, Eu, European Commission, Issues, COVID, 05.28.20, European Solidarity Corps

J&J's Ebola vaccine wins EU regulatory panel backing

A panel of the European health regulator on Friday recommended approving Johnson & Johnson's two-dose experimental vaccine for Ebola in the European Union.
Tags: Money, Eu, businessNews, Johnson Johnson

EU's Vestager denies making Lufthansa bailout more difficult

EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager denied on Friday that she was putting hurdles in the way of Lufthansa's $10 billion government rescue, saying companies getting big capital injections from the state have to offset their competitive advantage.
Tags: Money, Eu, businessNews, Lufthansa, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager

Tile Writes to EU Accusing Apple of Abuse of Power

Bluetooth accessory maker Tile has written to the European Union accusing Apple of abuse of power and of illegally favoring its own products. According to a report by Financial Times, in a letter sent on Tuesday to the European Commissioner for Competition, the accessory maker said that Apple is making it harder for users to use Tile products on iPhone because it has its own rival Find My app. In a letter sent to European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday, California-bas...
Tags: Apple, California, Eu, European Union, United States, Financial Times, Tile, Margrethe Vestager, EU Accusing Apple of Abuse of Power

Monte Paschi gets preliminary EU approval for bad debt plan - source

Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena has received a preliminary green light from the European Union's competition authorities for its bad debt disposal plan, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Tags: Money, Eu, European Union, businessNews, Italy, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

Monte Paschi gets preliminary ok from EU antitrust for bad debt plan - source

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena has received a preliminary green light from the European Union's competition authorities for its bad debt disposal plan, a source close to the matter said on Friday.
Tags: Money, Eu, European Union, businessNews, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena

We're still a long way off concluding EU recovery fund talks - Germany

There is still a long way to go until talks on a European coronavirus recovery fund are concluded, Germany's foreign minister said on Friday, adding that Berlin aims to act as an "honest broker" during its EU presidency this year.
Tags: Money, Germany, Berlin, Eu, businessNews

UK chief negotiator rules out fish for financial services Brexit deal

Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator has ruled out any deal giving European boats access to UK waters in return for better conditions for British financial services in the EU’s Single Market. The EU and the UK are deeply divided over fishing in free trade negotiations ahead of the next round of talks, which start on Monday, David Frost told peers in the European Union Select Committee on Thursday. Brussels also rejected British calls for an improved system of regulatory recognition for the City of ...
Tags: UK, London, News, Eu, Britain, Ireland, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Frost, Leo Varadkar, Brexit, Hogan, David Frost, Phil Hogan

Towards a climate neutral Europe: The land sector is key

Land use choices can have a significant impact on climate change mitigation and help meet the increased ambition foreseen by the 'European Green Deal'. It is time to step up efforts to quantify the land sector's carbon emissions and removals. A study, which includes the CMCC Foundation's participation, analyses the EU regulations in force on the subject, which to date still place limits on the contribution that the land use sector can make to achieving the Union's climate objectives.
Tags: Europe, Science, Eu

Germany Calls In Russian Envoy Over Hack Attack

In response to a cyberattack on the German Parliament in 2015, Germany wants to impose a European travel ban and asset freeze on those responsible. Reuters reports: Russia has rejected allegations that its military intelligence was behind the cyber attack after media reported that data had been stolen, including emails from Chancellor Angela Merkel's constituency office. State Secretary Miguel Berger told the ambassador that the government would call for the EU's cyber sanctions mechanism to be ...
Tags: Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Tech, Eu, Moscow, Gru, Reuters, State, German Parliament, Badin, Miguel Berger, Dmitry Badin

France Deconfinement "Phase 2" Announcements

On Tuesday June 2nd France will be taking another step towards freedom from the Coronavirus confinement measures that have been in place since March.  Today Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (sporting a progressively whiter asymettrical stripe on his beard) laid out the plans for "Phase 2" of deconfonement, starting with the announcement that all of metropolitan France is now in the “Green Zone” except for the Ile-de-France (including Paris), which is still “orange”. That means some things ar...
Tags: Travel, France, Eu, Paris, Italy, Green Zone, Ile de France, Edouard Philippe, Paris Ile de France

Perhaps all atlases should be this subjective

Most atlases are terrible: nothing more than glorified road maps.These 'Subjective Atlases' offer bottom-up views of places, provided by people who actually live there.Each of the 12 atlases so far is unique, and surprising – but don't expect to drive by them. Fuzzy and messy, but more life-like As a map-lover, this is not easy for me to admit, but: most atlases are terrible. Glorified road maps that could have been made by satellites with slightly varying interests. What if an atlas really – r...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, Sweden, Top, Identity, France, Germany, India, Israel, Eu, Spain, History, Colombia, Creativity, Czech Republic

EU green recovery package sets a marker for the world

The bloc is showing the way in rebuilding coronavirus-ravaged economies to fight the climate emergency Coronavirus will not harm climate goals, EU promisesThe European Commission has put down a marker for the world with its green recovery package. It sets a high standard for other nations, using the rebuilding of coronavirus-ravaged economies to tackle the even greater threat of the climate emergency, in principle at least.With the world fast approaching the point when climate chaos becomes inev...
Tags: Europe, Business, Climate Change, Environment, Economics, Green Economy, Eu, European Union, World news, Economic recovery, European Commission, Maurizio Pollini, Coronavirus outbreak

EU can move on Brexit, but needs UK to budge, EU trade chief says

The European Union is willing to move in negotiations on future EU-UK relations, but Britain must make a bigger effort to do the same in talks next week, the EU trade chief said on Thursday. EU trade commissioner Phil Hogan told EU lawmakers that the negotiations had not made much progress to date. Britain told the EU on Wednesday it needed to break a fundamental impasse to clinch a Brexit trade deal by the end of the year and said an agreement on fisheries might not be ready by July.
Tags: UK, News, Eu, European Union, Britain, Brexit, EU UK, Phil Hogan

Hutchison wins legal challenge to EU veto on O2 takeover

CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd has won a victory against an EU antitrust decision blocking its 10.3 billion pound ($12.6 billion) bid to buy O2 UK from Spain's Telefonica in 2016.
Tags: UK, Money, Eu, Spain, businessNews, Telefonica, Hutchison, CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd