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Prospect grows of new German elections

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German president urged coalition talks to restart - but Merkel said new elections might be "better".

Source: euobserver.com

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency on coin toss

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The staff of the London-based EMA will move to the Dutch city of Amsterdam after Brexit, following a coin toss. Chance also decided the new home of the European Banking Authority: Paris.

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Source: euobserver.com

Paris wins right to host EU's banking authority after Brexit

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The European Union has picked Paris as the new host for its London-based banking authority after Britain leaves the bloc, in a second drawing of lots in just one evening, following three rounds of voting that failed to produce a winner.

Source: www.france24.com

[Ticker] European Banking Authority will move to Paris

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The headquarters of the European Banking Authority (EBA), currently in London, will move to Paris after Brexit. After three voting rounds at a ministerial meeting in Brussels, Dublin and Paris tied. The EU presidency - held by Estonia - subsequently drew lots and Paris won. Eight cities had been a candidate to host the EBA. The location for the European Medicines Agency was

Source: euobserver.com

[Ticker] EU court threatens daily fine over Polish forest logging

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The EU court in Luxembourg has issued a second order for the Polish government to cease logging in the Bialowierza primeval forest, for environmental reasons. It said that if Warsaw violated its edict, as it had done a previous one in July, it would be liable to pay a fine of €100,000 for every day that it remained in violation.

Source: euobserver.com

Amsterdam wins EU medicines agency race on toss of coin

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EU affairs ministers decided on Monday that the staff of the London-based EMA will work in the Dutch city after Brexit, following a coin toss.

Tags: EU, London, Brexit
Source: euobserver.com

Prospects grow of new Germany elections

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The German president has urged coalition talks to restart, but Merkel said she was ready for new elections.

Source: euobserver.com

[Ticker] EU medicines agency will move to Milan or Amsterdam

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The London-based European Medicines Agency will move to Amsterdam or Milan. These two candidates cities made it through to the third round at a ministerial meeting in Brussels on Monday. Copenhagen made it through to the second round but was eliminated. There will now be a final vote. If there is another tie, the current Estonian presidency of the EU will draw lots.

Source: euobserver.com

[Interview] New documentary shows how biofuels lobby played parliament

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In their hunt for a biofuel 'magic bullet' to save the environment, MEPs came up against the power of lobbyists and national governments.

Source: euobserver.com

[Ticker] Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Milan in next round of EMA vote

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The candidate cities Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and Milan are through to the next round in the voting procedure to select the new host of the European Medicines Agency. Foreign affairs and EU affairs ministers cast a secret ballot on Monday (20 November), but none of the candidates received the required majority of three-point votes. Ministers will now vote in a second - and potentially third - round.

Source: euobserver.com

[Ticker] Three countries pull out of medicines agency Brexit race

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Croatia, Ireland and Malta have pulled out of the race to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) ahead of a complex ballot later on Monday to pick the new home for the agency as Britain leaves the bloc. That leaves 16 cities competing to host the London-based EMA. Ireland is still in the race to host the European Banking Authority (EBA), along with seven other cities.

Source: euobserver.com

[Interview] EU asylum chief: the 'future' arrived in 2015

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Jose Carreira, the European Asylum Support Office executive director, lays out his vision for an agency on the cusp of becoming much bigger and more powerful.

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Source: euobserver.com

[Ticker] Schulz calls for new German elections

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Martin Schulz, leader of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), on Monday ruled out negotiations for a new 'grand coalition' with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) of chancellor Angela Merkel. Speaking after the collapse on Sunday night of negotiations between the CDU, the Bavarian CSU, the liberal FDP and the Greens, Schulz called for new elections. Schulz was SPD candidate for chancellor in the September elections, which it lost badly.

Source: euobserver.com

WWI Battle of Cambrai: Deborah the British tank gets her due, a century on

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A museum is set to open in the French village of Flesquières to mark the centenary of the Battle of Cambrai. The structure was specially built to house a British tank battered in battle in 1917.

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Source: www.france24.com

Barnier: UK must come up with Ireland solution

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EU Brexit negotiator tells UK to come up with solutions to the Irish border issue and prepare to include a level playing field in its future trade deal with the EU, if it is to be ratified by member states.

Tags: Ireland, UK, EU, Brexit
Source: euobserver.com

[Ticker] EU Commission 'confident' on German stability

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The European Commission is "confident" that Germany's constitution will guarantee "stability and continuity" in the country, after on Sunday, the EU executive's spokesman told journalists on Monday. The talks' failure threw doubt on chancellor Angela Merkel's ability to govern in the coming months.

Source: euobserver.com

France to take refugees rescued from Libya who ‘need protection’

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France will be the first to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the United Nations refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.

Source: www.france24.com

[Ticker] EU adopts new border check rules

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The EU on Monday adopted new rules that will require border guards to register the entry, exit and refusal of entry information of non-EU nationals crossing the external borders of the Schengen passport-free area. Also known as the entry-exit system, the latest plan is billed to crack down on people who overstay their visas and improve the fight against terrorism. The new system will not be in place until 2020.

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Source: euobserver.com

[Ticker] Soros: Hungary's campaign based on 'distortions and lies'

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US billionaire George Soros spoke out for the first time on his native Hungary's campaign against him, saying it is based on "distortions and outright lies". In a press release he said the Hungarian government's massive anti-Soros media campaign is "stoking anti-Muslim sentiment, and employing anti-Semitic tropes reminiscent of the 1930s".

Source: euobserver.com

[Ticker] German talks collapse 'bad news', Dutch minister says

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Dutch foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra said Monday it is "bad news for Europe that the government in Germany will take a little longer", but it was not affecting Brexit talks. "Germany is a very influential country within the EU so if they don't have a government and therefore don't have a mandate it'll be very hard for them to take positions," he said, after coalition talks collapsed in Berlin overnight.

Source: euobserver.com

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