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Italy’s deputy PM predicts ‘political earthquake’ for European Union

The bloc may expect a “political earthquake” after the 2019 European Parliament election, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio warned. Di Maio said he believes that what happened in Italy after the general election in March 4, when the popular vote brought an unlikely coalition of two anti-establishment parties to power, will happen in the whole Europe. The pro-EU ...

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European Union approves content quota for streaming services

The European Parliament has voted in favor of a new quota for content on streaming services. Services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will have to make sure that at least 30 percent of their catalogs in Europe come from European countries. Many European countries already have quotas for movie theaters and TV networks. Quotas foster cultural diversity and ...

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Apple has finished paying $15 billion European fine

Apple has finished wiring billions of euros to pay back illegal tax benefits to the Irish government according to Reuters. Overall, Apple has paid $ 15.3 billion (€13.1 billion) for the original fine as well as $ 1.4 billion (€1.2 billion) in interests. In August 2016 the European Commission ruled that Apple benefited from illegal tax benefits from 2003 to ...

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Belgium disrespects laws on information access – European Federation of Journalists chief to RT

The head of the largest journalist organization in Europe told RT that Belgium doesn’t respect the basic rules on access to information, blasting nation’s decision to charge the press with ‘security fees’ at the EU events. The Benelux country is under fire for wanting to force local journalists and reporters into paying €50 ($ 60) every six months for mandatory ...

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'Wrecking ball' Trump rolls over European 'surrender monkeys' on trade – Max Keiser

Brussels has caved in to US pressure by agreeing to buy more American liquefied natural gas (LNG) and certain food items in return for eliminating tariffs on EU steel and aluminum, says Max Keiser, host of RT’s Keiser Report. In May, the White House slapped hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum coming from European countries. The EU responded with three ...

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Russia ramping up domestic car exports to European market

Sales of Russia-made Lada cars increased by almost 11 percent across the EU in the first half of 2018, data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) shows. According to ACEA, January-June exports amounted to 2,770 vehicles. Last month, exports rose by more than 15 percent compared with June 2017. In general, export sales of Russia’s AvtoVAZ, which manufactures Lada ...

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Insults, demands & advice: Trump’s whirlwind European tour causes stir online

On his EU visit, US President Donald Trump lectured Germany on doing business with Russia, demanded tribute from NATO and offered advice on British politics. Many Europeans were having none of it, venting their spleen on Twitter. Trump flew into Belgium for the NATO summit on Wednesday, then jetted to the UK for a state visit on Thursday. He is ...

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Trump ruffles allies' feathers with indelicate statecraft during European tour

President Trump is not exactly known for his subtlety, but few could have predicted the smorgasbord of candid (and at times uncouth) remarks directed at US allies during the president’s European tour – and it’s only Friday. Amid strained relations between Washington and its transatlantic allies, US President Donald Trump arrived in Brussels on Tuesday for a weeklong trip to ...

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European MEPs vote to reopen copyright debate over ‘censorship’ controversy

A 318-278 majority of MEPs in the European Parliament has voted to reopen debate around a controversial digital copyright reform proposal — meaning it will now face further debate and scrutiny in the parliament, rather than be fast-tracked towards becoming law via the standard EU trilogue negotiation process. Crucially MEPs will have the chance to amend the controversial proposals. Last ...

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European Union extends economic sanctions against Russia

EU leaders have extended economic penalties against Russia for six months until the end of January. The decision prolongs the ban on doing business with Russian banking and financial institutions and new energy projects. “We had a very short discussion on Russia, Ukraine and the Minsk Agreements that led to a political decision to extend the sanctions for another six ...

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