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Lithuania says Belarus will keep testing West, urges NATO rethink

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda visits troops deployed at the Belarus border in Druskininkai, Lithuania November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Janis Laizans Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Sunday that the NATO military alliance needed to adjust its stance......

EU’s Vestager cheers as lawmakers vote for tougher tech laws

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EU Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager holds a news conference on European Commission’s competition policy, in Brussels, Belgium November 18, 2021, REUTERS/Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register STRASBOURG, Nov 23 (Reuters) – A key committee of EU lawmakers on Tuesday agreed to tougher laws targeting......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

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STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

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STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

European Parliament gives green light to huge farm subsidies deal

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STRASBOURG, France, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Parliament approved the biggest reform of farm subsidies in decades on Tuesday, in a vote that switches cash to smaller farms and rewards sustainable farming methods. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has long been criticised for handing the bulk of the subsidies......

Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns

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BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) – A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) said on Monday. Populist politics, the use of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to silence critics,......

WTO gives mixed ruling on U.S. tariffs on Spanish olives

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Olive trees stand in a grove in Porcuna, southern Spain October 15, 2019. Picture taken October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register GENEVA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization gave a mixed ruling on Friday in a case involving U.S.......

NATO warns Russia over Ukraine military build-up

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Workers unload a shipment of ammunition delivered as part of the United States of America’s security assistance to Ukraine, at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine November 14, 2021. Picture taken November 14, 2021. Press service of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine/Handout via REUTERS BRUSSELS, Nov 15 (Reuters) –......

EU to slap new sanctions on Belarus, airlines over escalating border crisis

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Migrants gather around a fire in a makeshift camp on the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region, Belarus November 14, 2021. Picture taken November 14, 2021. Oksana Manchuk/BelTA/Handout via REUTERS European Union to step up sanctions over Belarus migrant crisis Bloc to target airlines, travel agents in Middle East Belarus......

Russia and NATO weigh in as crisis mounts on Belarus-Poland border

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Widened sanctions against Belarus next week -EU executive Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers over Belarus Belarus denies spurring migrants to try to enter EU Kremlin says EU trying to ‘strangle’ Belarus Putin, Merkel speak by phone on border crisis MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Nov 10 (Reuters) – The European Union accused Belarus on Wednesday......

Google loses challenge against EU antitrust ruling, $2.8-bln fine

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LUXEMBOURG, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google lost an appeal against a 2.42-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) antitrust decision on Wednesday, a major win for Europe’s competition chief in the first of three court rulings central to the EU push to regulate big tech. Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager fined the world’s......

Exclusive: EU close to deal on new round of Belarus sanctions, diplomats say

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BRUSSELS, Nov 9 (Reuters) – The European Union is close to imposing more sanctions on Belarus, targeting some 30 individuals and entities including the foreign minister and Belarusian airline Belavia, with approval as early as next week, three EU diplomats said. The EU and NATO accuse President Alexander Lukashenko of......

EXCLUSIVE Amazon seeking to settle EU antitrust investigations, sources say

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BRUSSELS, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Amazon (AMZN.O) is seeking to settle two EU antitrust investigations to stave off potential hefty fines and orders to change its business practices, people familiar with the matter said. The European Commission in November last year charged the world’s biggest online retailer with using its......

Dutch join COP26 deal to end financing of fossil fuels abroad

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Coal barges are pictured as they queue to be pull along Mahakam river in Samarinda, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan AMSTERDAM, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The Netherlands on Monday said it would join countries who have committed at the COP26 climate summit to stop public financing......

Portugal’s president to dissolve parliament; snap election looms

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Re-elected Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa addresses journalists after the announcement of electoral results in Lisbon, Portugal, January 24, 2021. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo LISBON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s consultative body, the Council of State, approved on Wednesday his proposal to dissolve parliament after......

Taiwan welcomes first official European Parliament delegation

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TAIPEI, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Taiwan is “very high on the agenda” in the European Union, the grouping’s first official parliamentary delegation to the democratic island said on Wednesday, amid heightened tension between Taipei and Beijing. Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory and has not ruled out taking......

EU, U.S. end clash over steel, aluminium tariffs, to work on global deal

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1200 pound high grade aluminum blocks await shipment at Century Aluminum Company in Hawesville, Kentucky, U.S. May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston/File Photo ROME, Oct 31 (Reuters) – The United States and the European Union announced on Sunday an end to a dispute over steel and aluminium tariffs started in 2018......

France seizes British trawler in post-Brexit row over fishing rights

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France and Britain in dispute over fishing rights Paris announced possible retaliatory measures on Wednesday PARIS, Oct 28 (Reuters) – France seized a British trawler fishing in its territorial waters without a licence on Thursday and issued a warning to a second vessel in a dispute over access to fishing......

EU tech rules should curb cloud computing providers, study says

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BRUSSELS, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Draft EU rules to curb the power of Amazon (AMZN.O), Apple (AAPL.O), Alphabet (GOOGL.O) unit Google and Facebook (FB.O) should also tackle providers of cloud computing services for possible anti-competitive practices, a study said on Tuesday. The report comes amid concerns that some EU lawmakers......

EU countries splinter ahead of crisis talks on energy price spike

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A gas burner is pictured on a cooker in a private home in Bordeaux, soutwestern France, December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau BRUSSELS, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Divisions have deepened among European Union countries ahead of an emergency meeting of ministers on Tuesday on their response to a spike in energy......

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