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‘Terrorists didn’t land in Kashmir from the moon’: Polish MEP urges parliament to support India

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Polish MEP Ryszard Czarnecki has blasted Pakistan in the European Parliament, saying that terrorists in India do not come from the Moon but from neighboring Pakistan. Czarnecki urged his colleagues in Brussels to support India in its dispute with Pakistan over Kashmir, saying that it is “perhaps” the European Union’s only democratic ally in south Read More

Make smartphones last longer to cut emissions in EU: activists’ report

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Extending the lifespan of smartphones by just one year would significantly reduce carbon emissions in the European Union, a report from environmental groups said on Wednesday, urging new EU rules to make electronics last longer. FILE PHOTO: Smartphones are pictured at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, September 6, 2019. Read More

AB InBev braves Hong Kong turmoil with second Asia IPO attempt

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (ABI.BR) will brave jittery Hong Kong markets in a second attempt to spin off its Asian business on Wednesday, aiming to raise up to $6.6 billion in what could be the world’s second largest IPO this year. The brewing giant, which in July tried to raise up to Read More

Exclusive: Germany wants to cap next EU budget at 1%, seeks more funds for climate and migration

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Smoke and steam billows a coal-fired power plant near Belchatow, Poland November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel BRUSSELS/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to cap the European Union’s next budget for 2021-27 at 1% of the continent’s economy, a scenario that would still see Berlin contribute some 10 billion euros more every year, according to a document Read More

Belgium’s EU Commission nominee under investigation for money laundering

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The man nominated to become the EU’s next justice commissioner, Belgium’s Didier Reynders, is being investigated for alleged corruption and money laundering in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Belgian authorities confirmed they opened a preliminary inquiry into Reynders after accusations were made by a former member of the country’s intelligence services in April. Also on Read More

EU may need to regulate tech giants’ data use: EU antitrust chief

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FILE PHOTO: European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager addresses a news conference on an antitrust case in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union may impose rules to ensure companies that collect data do not misuse it, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Friday, signaling how she could use her Read More

Von der Leyen’s ridiculous EU commissionser roles are exactly why people hate Brussels bureaucracy

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Ursula von der Leyen has unveiled her new team of EU Commissioners. Their job descriptions and responsibilities are nebulous, oddly overlapping and bound to cause confusion. This is European bureaucracy at its worst. Most Europeans pay scant attention to the detailed inner workings of Brussels politics, precisely because of the bewildering nature of its bloated Read More

Poland wins bid to reduce Russian control of EU gas pipeline

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By Stephanie Bodoni, Vanessa Dezem and Maciej Martewicz on 9/10/2019 LUXEMBOURG (Bloomberg) – Poland won a European Union court ruling that limits Russia’s control of a key natural gas link. The eastern European nation successfully challenged a European Commission decision from 2016 that allowed Gazprom PJSC to use most of the capacity on the Opal Read More

‘Can’t do this every 3 months’: France won’t accept another Brexit delay

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As the Brexit deadline approaches, France seems unwilling to extend it further down the road, saying there will be a clear ‘NO’ if the UK attempts to delay it for another three months after October 31. The stern warning comes just days after the UK Parliament passed a bill that obliges Prime Minister Boris Johnson Read More

German policy on China trade won’t be decided by ‘people who throw Molotov cocktails’ in Hong Kong

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Germany takes its own approach to relations with China and won’t bow to US demands and pressure over unrest in Hong Kong, analysts told RT, as Chancellor Angela Merkel heads to Beijing to talk trade. Merkel arrives in China for a three-day visit on Thursday. Accompanied by a large trade delegation, she is seeking to Read More