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Relations between the Netherlands and Bulgaria took a further hit following Rutte’s claims that Bulgaria allows corruption at its borders.

Bulgaria fumes at Rutte’s ‘offensive’ Schengen comments

Bulgaria’s president and caretaker ministers snapped back at Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for his comments about crossing the Bulgarian border with a €50 bribe

“Cyberattacks are everywhere,” Thierry Breton, the EU commissioner for the internal market, said in a statement on the cyber training exercise. “It is our shared responsibility to work collectively in preparing and implementing rapid emergency response plans.”

From stricter reporting rules to a new cyber threat hub, the EU is upgrading its cybersecurity law

The European Union is set to make major upgrades to its bloc-wide cybersecurity framework for the first time in years

While hiring disabled talent is increasingly becoming a common practice, the disabled community remains underrepresented in leadership positions, both in the private and public sector.

4 ways businesses can support the rights and wellbeing of employees with disabilities

More than 1.3 billion people currently experience disability but only 4% of businesses are focused on making offerings inclusive of disabled people

The joint summit with the Western Balkan six – Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia – is the first being held outside the EU, with Tirana being among the most vocal proponents of EU membership.

In Tirana, EU aims to reassure Western Balkans amid enlargement disillusionment

EU leaders will meet with their Western Balkans counterparts in Albania’s capital Tirana to reassure the region of a future in the bloc amid fears of rising Russian and Chinese influence

Civil society activists also point out that a large proportion of lobbying on EU policies and law covering amendments and the drafting of reports is with parliament officials and MEPs’ assistants, who do not fall within the scope of the reporting requirements.

Registered MEP-lobbyist meetings just tip of iceberg, warns transparency group

The nearly 30,000 registered meetings between MEPs and lobbyists over the last three years are just the tip of the iceberg

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Habeck’s call for a “robust European response” was read by many as a departure from the long-standing German position – to regulate instead of subsidising the economic sphere – towards something France has been long aiming for.

Europe

A toothless German response to the US Inflation Reduction Act?

Thursday, December 1, 2022

The speech by German Economy Minister Robert Habeck gave the impression of an almost paradigmatic shift in German economic thinking

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According to a new study published by the Association for International Affairs, the EU lacks a coherent approach to protecting science and research from Chinese espionage.

World

EU academia accepts Chinese money in return for know-how

Thursday, December 1, 2022

China provides EU scientists with money in return for the outcomes of their research, experts focusing on Chinese influence in Europe warn, highlighting the risks associated with handing over dual civil-military technologies that could be used to modernise Beijing’s military or suppress human rights

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After 180 days it would be 75% of the cost up to 60 zlotys. Those unable to work because of their age or disability would be excluded, as would pregnant women, according to the plan.

Europe

Poland to charge Ukrainian refugees for government-provided housing

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Poland plans to charge Ukrainian refugees for food and housing after 4 months of staying in state accommodation

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African countries are influential in all the above bar the EU. Speaking broadly, Africa and the EU collectively cover the full spectrum from the affluent countries most committed to ambitious targets, to the poorest countries most impacted by climate change.

Europe

Africa-EU partnership post-COP27

Monday, November 28, 2022

An alignment of positions between Africa and Europe at UN climate conferences would have a very good chance of adoption

The EU argues the $430 billion Inflation Reduction Act, to take effect in January, will make the United States a world leader in the electric vehicle market at its expense.

Europe

EU demands quick fix from US of green subsidy law

Monday, November 28, 2022

European Union ministers warned that time was running out to resolve differences with Washington over US plans to give tax credits to consumers buying electric vehicles and other green products as long as they are made in North America

According to Kukies, the success of the EU reform would boil down to “how hard we negotiate” and “how clearly we communicate that we will only allow enlargement if there are institutional reforms.”

Europe

German top aide: No EU-reform, no enlargement

Monday, November 28, 2022

Germany will only agree to the accession of new member states if this process is accompanied by a reform of the EU in order not to jeopardise the bloc’s ability to act

The research, commissioned by the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience (PHSSR), highlights the need for Governments around the world to address weaknesses in healthcare services which leave countries exposed to crises and increase the economic, social and environmental impact of disease.

World

Governments urged to invest in healthcare systems despite global economic uncertainty

Monday, November 28, 2022

There is an urgent need to invest in healthcare systems to build resilience against future crises and the growing burden of disease, according to new research presented at a Global Summit

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"Metaverse real estate is one of the most exciting things that we’ve been dealing with for some time. It’s real estate that is virtual, where parcels of land are sold. And, it’s less new than you think. People have been working on it and building whole worlds for a very long time."

Analyses

What is real estate in the metaverse? An expert explains

Monday, November 28, 2022

Metaverse real estate can be a key component of a robust omnichannel strategy

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Women leaders are leaving their jobs in unprecedented numbers.

Business

What is the ‘Great Breakup’ and why are so many women leaders quitting?

Monday, November 28, 2022

Unprecedented numbers of women leaders in the US are quitting their jobs, according to a new survey

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New product and customer initiatives will, it says, deliver on its ‘fly better promise”, including enhanced menus across all cabin classes. The ambitious plans were outlined at a press briefing in Brussels on Thursday by Emirates Belux Manager Jean-Pierre Martin.

Business

Airline posts record profits as industry continues to rebound from pandemic

Friday, November 25, 2022

A leading airline is set to embark what is believed to be one of the biggest ever refurbishments in the air industry

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The European Space Agency (ESA) said its 22 member states had agreed to provide €16.9 billion ($17.5 billion) for projects from the search for past life on Mars to climate research in 2023-25, up from 14.5 billion euros in the previous period.

Europe

Europe flags space ambitions with spending hike and new astronauts

Thursday, November 24, 2022

European nations agreed to boost spending on space by 17% to stay on the heels of United States and China in two days of intense bargaining overshadowed by rising energy prices

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Trump, who recently announced that he will run for president again, will use his status as a presidential candidate to strengthen his public campaign that all the investigations are pure politics – that the Democrats know that if he runs, then he will win in 2024.

World

Is Trump Above the Law?

Thursday, November 24, 2022

What sets democracy apart from autocracy is that no citizen is above the law

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Bulgaria fumes at Rutte’s ‘offensive’ Schengen comments

Bulgaria fumes at Rutte’s ‘offensive’ Schengen comments

Bulgaria’s president and caretaker ministers snapped back at Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for his comments about crossing the Bulgarian border with a €50 bribe

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Innovative start-up scoops top Arctic award

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The International Polar Foundation has announced the winner of the first ever “Laurence Tran Arctic Futures Award” in recognition of efforts to build a “more sustainable future."

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